Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year

Shortlist 2022

The Gifts That Bind Us by Caroline O'Donoghue

The Gifts that Bind Us

By Caroline O'Donoghue

Maeve and her friends have uncovered their powers and banded together as a coven: Roe can pick locks, Lily sends sparks flying, Maeve can read minds and Fiona can heal any injury.

And even better than their newfound talents? Roe and Maeve are officially an item.

But with strange things happening at school, and old enemies appearing in new places, it soon becomes clear their powers are attracting all the wrong attention. It’s not long before Maeve’s gift start to wane, drained by someone – or something – that’s hiding even from her second sight…

With witty, authentic and engaging prose, and flawed but fiercely likeable characters, this is a superb second instalment in the Hidden Gifts series.

About Caroline O'Donoghue...

Caroline O’Donoghue is an author and journalist. She has published two adult novels, Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature, and is currently working on a collection of personal essays exploring her experiences of feminism and witchcraft. She has a regular column in The Irish Examiner, and has written for The Irish Independent, Glamour, Buzzfeed and Vice, among others. Caroline also hosts Sentimental Garbage, a podcast in which she reviews commercial women’s fiction titles with other authors.

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