Hodder Children's Books buys YA debut

Hodder Children's Books buys YA debut

Hodder Children's Books has bought two novels from debut author Carla Spradbery, acquiring world rights from Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.

Spradbery's debut The 100 Society is described as a "suspenseful" standalone YA thriller about six sixth-form students at an elite boarding school who form a society, The 100 Society, based around a dangerous game. When a menacing stalker, the Reaper, becomes involved, the game takes a darker turn.

Pottesman called Spradbery "a brilliant storyteller whose manuscript gripped, thrilled and teased me until the last page."

The book will be published in September 2014, to be followed by a further standalone novel in 2015.