‘A tale of revenge, righteousness and recovery with a heart-stopping twist – The Guardian
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves
Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane.
The Fearless Five, inseparable as children growing up in a sleepy English seaside town. But when Max’s older sister is killed, the friendship seems to die with her.
Only Max and Ella are in touch, still best friends and a couple since they were thirteen. But Ella is hiding things – like why she’s afraid to take their relationship to the next level. And when underdog Corey is bullied, the Fearless Five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them.
But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves?
’Electrifying, bold, brilliant’ -Amanda Craig
‘I cannot recommend The Deviants highly enough. CJ Skuse has written a stellar book… Buy it, read it, and weep.’
- Kate Maloney, Bibliophile Book Club
‘Hauntingly beautiful, bone-chilling and powerful right down to the last page; The Deviants is a story that will be etched into your soul once you've finished it.’
– Jasmine Kok, The Reading Escapade Book Blog
‘An outstanding book.’
– Rosemary Standeven, Amazon reviewer
‘Pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa and join Ella for the ride – you won't be disappointed.’
– Kitty Wilkinson, Amazon reviewer
‘I can't praise this enough. Emotional, unpredictable and completely unforgettable.’
– Agnes Unsworth, Aggie’s Books Blog
‘Had me gripped me from the first page and didn’t let go until it broke my heart with a huge final twist.’
– Sammie Steward, Bookshelves and Biros Book Blog
‘Fantastic. If you pick up one book this year, make it this one.’
-Maia Moore, Maia and a Little More Book Blog
Praise for CJ Skuse’s MONSTER
'Monster is another rollicking adventure … but you might not want to read the final chapter alone in the house . . . or while you're eating . . . as you find out the truth about the Beast of Bathory. Great fun.' – Martin Chilton, Telegraph's Best YA Books 2015
'CJ does it again, with a boarding school story packed with tension…Nobody captures the darkness of teenage nightmares quite like CJ Skuse.' – Sophia Bennett, author of The Look
'This book is a skillfully crafted rollercoaster of excitement, fear and shocks'
'Fiendishly dark, with a sense of humour. CJ Skuse always inspires deep author envy' – Keren David, YA Book Prize Nominee
‘It's an absolute page-turner! I gobbled it up in one sitting, and it kept me guessing right till the end. A deliciously creepy horror story, served up with CJ's trademark humour.’ – Cat Clarke.
About the author
C.J. Skuse was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England. She has First Class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Children and, aside from writing novels, works as a freelance children’s fiction consultant and lectures in Writing for Children at Bath Spa University. C.J. loves Masterchef, Gummy Bears and murder sites. Before she dies, she would like to go to Japan, try clay-pigeon shooting and have Ryan Gosling present her with the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.