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Cracked by Eliza Crewe

Meet Meda. She eats people.

Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up.

They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her ‘kind’ is.

Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

The more she learns, the worse it gets. And when Meda uncovers a shocking secret about her mother, her past, and her destiny… she may finally give into it.

Cover Art: Dominic Harman
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Book Info:

The First Book in the Soul Eaters Series

UK Print
Date: 7th November 2013
ISBN: 9781908844668
Format: Medium Paperback
R.R.P.: £7.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 5th November 2013
ISBN: 9781908844675
Format: Large Paperback
R.R.P.: $9.99

Date: 5th November 2013
ISBN: 9781908844682
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

Author Info:

Eliza Crewe: WWW | @elizacrewe on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

“A whirlwind adventure that left me laughing, crying, and cheering all at once – definitely worth the read and I recommend it to anyone who wants a fantastic fantasy adventure!”
The Thousand Lives

‘I ADORED Eliza Crewe’s Cracked. It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s full of action and bare-handed decapitations. Meda’s voice is hilarious and snarky and brash and inhuman and original… all I want to know now is this: WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THE SEQUEL??’ Kirkus Reviews

‘If you’re a fan of funny horror, don’t mind copious amount of gore (some of which is played for laughs), and are looking for a YA urban fantasy heroine who doesn’t whimper or cower (unless it’s to screw with her opponent’s head)… this book is for you.’ YA Stands

‘I literally could not put down Cracked. I read it on my Kindle late into the night… I got completely engrossed in the characters and wrapped up in this non-stop thrill ride… I can hardly wait to see where this series will take us next!’ Popcorn Reads

‘The book has great, distinctive characters, and a protagonist who is so delightfully sassy that it makes it difficult to put the book down. If you’re looking for a quick, humourous read, Eliza Crewe definitely has you covered in her debut.’ River & Sam

‘The story weaved seamlessly and it was hard to put the book down. I can’t wait to see more snark, more attitude…  Outstanding first entry in what is sure to be a killer series.’ Little Miss Trainwreck 

‘ I really enjoyed this, more so than I thought I would. In fact, I would go as far as to say I had fun while reading it. It had action, humor, romance (nothing overbearing) growth from all the characters and even though it was an age old battle between good versus evil, it had a unique spin on it as well that was well worth the read and I will definitely be happy to pick up the next book. ‘ My Guilty Obsession

‘The book has great, distinctive characters, and a protagonist who is so delightfully sassy that it makes it difficult to put the book down. If you’re looking for a quick, humourous read, Eliza Crewe definitely has you covered in her debut.’ Innocence Walker

‘The story is great, it’s all bad guy, good guy with the blurred lines of reality and the danger of people wanted to murder you. There are no holds barred and you get graphic scenes in which Meda eats the souls of people and squishes the heads of demons but you also get a story of true companionship, I absolutely loved it.’ Readaraptor

‘Overall, Cracked is the perfect book for Halloween! a dark and gritty book that was also quite heavy on the humour which balanced everything out well, it’s very different to what I normally read but I found myself fully engrossed. I’ll definitely be reading more books by Eliza Crew.’ Obsession with Books

‘CRACKED is gory and deliciously creepy, oozing with dark humour and fierce battles. I had high expectations for this as it was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it did not disappoint. In fact, it surpassed by expectations entirely’ Kate Ormand

‘If you’re looking for a YA Urban Fantasy full of characters you love to hate, ones you hate to love, and hilarious comments and references that still manages to deliver a great message about friendship, you definitely DO NOT want to miss Cracked! I cannot wait to read the rest of this series, and hope it comes out sooner than later!’ The AP Book Club

‘Crewe is, no doubt, an excellent author. She damn well knows how to stay within one‘s view point, and explores others.’ Thoughts and Roses

‘If you like witty banter and want to read something that is a little different from your average YA novel, definitely pick up Cracked.’  Your Average Bibliophile

‘Ultimately, this is an excellent book that I can’t imagine people disliking: it’s so funny. It’s also smart and cool and darkly adorable. It’s an awesome little jaunt through Meda’s head and her fast-spiralling world, so hold on tight, because Meda’s very quick and she’s slowing down for nobody.’ Jet Black Ink

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