Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year

Shortlisted 2021

Baby Teeth

By Meg Grehan

The blood.

Feeds the hunger.

That threatens everything.


Immy has been in love before – many times, across many lifetimes. But never as deeply, as intensely as this. It starts when Claudia offers her a yellow rose. Claudia has never loved like this before either. But then, she’s never been loved by a vampire before. But a love like this can’t last. The forbidden thirst for blood runs deep in Immy. And within her mind clamour the voices of all the others she has been, their desires, and their wrongs.

A poetic study in passion that uses the tropes of vampire fiction to explore queer identity and desire.

About Meg Grehan...

Meg Grehan is a young writer living in Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, with a very ginger girlfriend, an even more ginger dog and an undisclosed number of cats (none of whom is ginger). Her first book The Space Between won the Eilís Dillon Award at the 2017 Children’s Books Ireland Awards. The Deepest Breath was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, won the Judges’ Special Award at the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2020 and was selected for the Read for Empathy reading list 2020.

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