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The Beneath

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
It’s an ordinary school day, but Lily is about to step into a nightmare. The girl rushing out of the Tube tunnel tells a crazy story about an underground community and a charismatic leader with an evil plan. How can Lily trust her? It’s only when Lily finds herself in the labyrinth beneath London that she learns the horrific truth – about the Farmer, the Crop and about ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 4th 2015 by Nosy Crow
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The Beneath is the latest offering from English author of The Small Blue Thing trilogy S.C. Ransom. The Beneath is written with a similar audience in mind but it is in a much more sinister vein.

The network of tunnels underneath New York has been widely immortalised and I think I first fell in love with the societies that form in under city tunnels in the TV series Beauty and The Beast of the late 1980′s. The Beneath has a similar premise but is set half a world away.

In the tunnels under London,
Kirsty (overflowing library)
An exciting and fast paced read. A mix of contemporary and dystopian which works nicely with some really clever ideas which are quite frightening when you think about them too hard.
Ellie Thomas
Jun 04, 2015 Ellie Thomas rated it it was amazing
Having read the Small Blue Thing trilogy before this book, I had great expectations for SCRansom's new novel and I was not disappointed. This is a thrilling read for any young adult and is a must for anyone searching for an action-packed novel with an air of mystery and suspense. SCRansom captures the teenage voice in her switching narratives and sensitively handles the topic of bullying and overcoming bullying, a real-life problem that contrasts successfully with the more supernatural aspects ...more
Aug 08, 2014 Nicki rated it really liked it
Another great story by S.C. Ransom. Lots of suspense, lots of adventure, a bit of romance. A combination of urban fantasy and a dystopian society, this is a definite 4.5 stars that any teenager should enjoy.
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Sue Ransom, the author of Small Blue Thing, Perfectly Reflected, and 2012 publication, Scattering Like Light, is a senior headhunter, but on the way to work and in the evenings she’s a writer: she wrote Small Blue Thing, her debut novel, as a birthday present for her daughter, and she composed it mostly on her BlackBerry. Serendipity led her to Nosy Crow, and she’s now busy thinking up her next pr ...more
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