The Revelry

Katherine Webber

This is a highly enjoyable book for young adults about friendship, rules and what happens when you break them. Teenager Bitsy Clark is inseparable from her best friend Amy. Not being born and bred in Ember Grove as Bitsy was, Amy cares less about local traditions and superstitions, and as a result sneaks both girls into the end of year Revelry. 

As fortunes begin to change and Bitsy sees her luck turning just as Amy’s improves, Bitsy is certain that the Revelry has cursed them. This book examines the theme of friendship whilst engaging the reader in a plot which has undercurrents of darkness and magic. It certainly is compelling reading.

Published by Walker Books

Reviewed by Rachel Bolton