The Midnighters (Hardcover)
The Graveyard Book meets The Night Circus in this ghostly tale about two friends, one murder mystery, and a world of intrigue.
Ema Vašková has always been extraordinary. The twelfth child in her family, born on the twelfth day, of the twelfth month as the clock struck twelve, she is fascinated by shadows and has a very particular skill for sneaking up on people - much to the bewilderment of her parents and siblings.
When Ema is sent to stay with her eccentric, bicycle-making Uncle in Prague, she meets Silvie - a girl just as extraordinary as Ema. Together they befriend bats, trawl treasures from the river and establish one firm rule: adventures are best served at midnight.
So when Silvie goes missing, Ema is determined to find her. Even if that means facing her darkest fears and infiltrating a very peculiar secret society known as The Midnight Guild . . .
About the Author
Hana Tooke was born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, and now lives in Bath, England, with her family, a cat, and a spider called Spooder Bob. She received her BA in music from Plymouth University and an MA in writing for young people from Bath Spa University. Before becoming a children's book author, Hana was a singer, a primary school teacher, a cheese seller, and a mad scientist. The Midnighers is her second novel.