Sunyi Dean’s THE BOOK EATERS is a darkly sweet pastry of a book about family, betrayal, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. Great reading for a rainy morning, with tea or coffee on, a cat in your lap, and nowhere to be but lost in a delicious modern fairy tale.
"Dark and incredibly compelling - I could not put this book down. All about motherhood and monsters, and twists the knife on every page."
"Sunyi Dean's debut is an entrancing tale that explores the ways that love can both strengthen and destroy us. A contemporary fantasy full of twists and turns, it had me on the edge of my seat right up until the end. THE BOOK EATERS is one you’ll want to sink your teeth into."
"A exquisitely-crafted tale of darkness and love, motherhood and monstrosity, and those who break free of the stories written for them and forge their own in ink and blood. I couldn't put it down."
“Two delicious timelines weave a thriller-paced tale about what we’ll do for love and how love can be a monstrous thing. It peels back the pampering veneer of fairytales and tradition to trauma beneath, with a rich, nuanced look at grey morality and motherhood. Full of heart and hurt, you’ll want to consume The Book Eaters in one sitting.”
"Sunyi Dean is a master of pace and foreshadowing, and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from the first page to the last. THE BOOK EATERS is gorgeously written, the kind of novel that stays with you long after you finish reading it.”
"A gloriously Gothic contemporary horror fantasy, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Tanith Lee."
"Dean reinvents the vampire in a way that's both disturbing and original."
"A riveting tale that consumed me as earnestly as I devoured it. Full of grit and humanity, Sunyi Dean expertly weaves the complexities of motherhood, loyalty and found family in a world not far from our own. Dean's debut has already established her as a master of craft. If I were a book eater, this novel would be one to savour."