Long-listed for the 2011 Branford-Boase Award, 2012 Amazing Book Awards; short-listed for the 2011 Leeds Book Awards, 2011 Waverton Good Reads, 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, 2012 West Sussex Book Awards.
A Junior Library Guild Selection, Fall 2011
“An impressive debut.” The Bookseller
“Sure to appeal to the X-box generation with its fast-paced plot, constantly twisting and turning, and its strong-well-drawn characters.” The Scotsman
“Recommended for lovers of mythology and monsters, mystery and magic.” School Library Journal
“The plot, like a labyrinth, is full of unexpected twists… a fully realized, action-packed debut.” Kirkus Reviews
“Fast-paced and full of mystery and fantasy – a good combination.” Library Media Connection
For teachers and librarians
A great set of Teachers’ Notes on The Blackhope Enigma is available to download on the Scottish Book Trust website. It has some excellent questions for discussion and fun classroom activities.