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In a small Australian town, the most epic love story in history is unfolding . . . again.

Everybody knows everyone in Kincasey, and nothing ever happens. That’s what Jenny thinks when she moves there – until she meets the mysterious Michael Webster.

But when Michael gets into a fight with the town bully, long-held resentments simmer to the surface, loyalties are tested, and Jenny finds herself the centre of attention. Her situation isn’t helped by a deepening friendship with Michael’s stepbrother, Gabe, or her jealousy of Gabe’s beautiful but aloof sister, Caitlin.

Caitlin is the only one who knows the terrible truth: this isn’t the first life she and Michael have lived. They have a destiny to fulfil – and it’s time for Michael’s powers to awaken. But what use is power if it can’t give you what you most desire?


Elegy is a modern fairy tale full of subtle magic and quiet grace - an epic story of love and friendship that spans lifetimes and centuries. This gorgeous book held me completely spellbound from the first sentence . . . Lyrical and evocative, Elegy is a heartbreaking and beautifully written story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Sarah McDuling, Booktopia Young Adult Buzz Newsletter

It’s been a while since a book has taken me on such a roller-coaster as this one did; I was hooked from the very first page! . . . Elegy is a high stake book for a number of reasons. Not only are most of the characters in their teens dealing with everything that comes along with high school angst; but there are also a lot of serious issues and matters spotlighted: true love, family dynamics and matters, adultery, alcoholism, individuality vs. community mentality, bullying, mortality, self-worth, and issues plaguing the agricultural sector, and simple life and death.

Jess, nevendbookshelf.wordpress.com

As soon as I opened the book, I just couldn’t stop reading. I was hooked . . . I’ve never read anything similar to this book before and therefore it felt like such a refreshing change from the ‘Chosen One’ trope . . . Overall, Elegy is a captivating novel that will take your breath away and leave you unable to think about anything else.

Sarah, writtenwordworlds.wordpress.com

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 29, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

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  • EBook


    August 29, 2016

    RHA eBooks Child

    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • iBooks
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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