'Utterly magnificent . . . gripping, accomplished and dark' Marian Keyes
WINNER: Newcomer of the Year at the IBAs
WINNER: Bookseller YA Prize
WINNER: CBI Eilis Dillon Award
Buzzfeed's Best Books Written by Women in 2014
The bestselling novel about beauty, body image and betrayal
eves are designed, not made.
The School trains them to be pretty
The School trains them to be good.
The School trains them to Always be Willing.
All their lives, the eves have been waiting. Now, they are ready for the outside world.
companion . . . concubine . . . or chastity
Only the best will be chosen.
And only the Men decide.
Gripping ... like all the best dystopias, Only Ever Yours
is about the world we live in now The Handmaid's Tale
meets Mean Girls
... gripping, accomplished and darkDeserves to be read by young and old, male and female, the world over in the same way Harry Potter and The Hunger Games were
A dark dream. A vivid nightmare. The world O'Neill imagines is frightening because it could come true
. She writes with a scalpelDeep, dark and frighteningly believable
, this book will stay with you for a long timeCompelling
writing ... this only-too-real dystopia grips from beginning to endMargaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
with a post-millennial twistThe bleakness of The Catcher in the Rye
, the satire of The Stepford Wives
and it made me recall Nineteen Eighty-Four
... a fresh and original talentTerrifying but captivating
debut that will really make you think'Compelling
and frightening'An ingenious
exploration of gender roles, female identity and female competition'Terrifying and heartbreaking, O'Neill's story reads like an heir to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
and MT Anderson's Feed,
and, like those two books, it's sure to be discussed for years to come
''A stunning debut set in a dystopian future that has everyone talking . . . once read, will never be forgotten'
Dark, gripping . . . should be mandatory reading
everywhereIf you're a girl, all that matters is that you are beautiful
. . . The brilliant, bestselling first novel by Louise O'Neill, author of Asking for It
Louise O'Neill was born in west Cork in 1985. She studied English at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for the senior Style Director of American Elle
magazine. While in New York, she also worked as an assistant stylist on a number of high-profile campaigns. She is currently working as a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion and pop culture. Her website is louiseoneillauthor.com and you can find her on Twitter @oneillloIncluded alongside Lena Dunham, Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith in Buzzfeed's 'Best Books Written by Women in 2014'For fans of Lena Dunham, Margaret Atwood, Laura Bates (The Everyday Sexism Project
) and Caitlin MoranHugely promotable author with great back story and strong online presence
WINNER: Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2014
WINNER: Bookseller YA Prize 2015