A Brightness out of the Blue

Jill Atkins

Series: Raven Books
Interest Age: 12 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 12 Years old
Published: 16 November 2016
AR Book Level: TBC
Catch Up Level: TBC
Lexile Level: TBC
Pages: 280pp
Words: 40,501 words

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781785913501
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781785913518


Ella is mourning her dead mother and has moved away from her family  home after her widowed father decides to marry Sonia, her mother's one-time friend. Ella is now working as a cleaner and is miserably unhappy when on day she helps an old lady after a fall. Could this harmless old woman actually be her fairy godmother?


A Brightness out of the Blue is a beautiful modern-day fairytale with a twist in the tale.



"I love Jill Atkins' voice... Real characters, real family relations, and magic on top of it. A lovely, modern adaptation of a famous fairy tale." Erepaska, Amazon


"A Brightness Out of the Blue was an inspired idea by Jill Atkins, cleverly reworking the traditional story of Cinderella into a modern context. It was a really uplifting read."  C Bullivant, Amazon


"A very interesting novel. It changes your view on how you see things. The main character went through a lot in this novel which blurs the lines between fantasy and modern life. I would recommend this amazing novel..." Gemma McPartlin, Currie Community High


"I reallly liked the idea of a 'fairytale with a twist' that the plot uses.... and I loved the characters." Amina Kaddouri, Currie Community High