Brightness Out of the Blue

Jill Atkins

Series: Raven Books
Interest Age: 12 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 12 Years old
Published: 13 October 2016
AR Book Level: TBC
Catch Up Level: TBC
Lexile Level: TBC
Pages: 204pp
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

"This is tense tale of intrigue on several levels... I was hooked. Unputdownable." Jane Wilson Howarth

"Taken is a well-constructed story told by a very experienced author who knows just when - and how - to increase the tension." Pauline Francis, Awfully Big Blog Adventure

"I loved this book which is full of mystery and suspense. I was completely unable to guess what was going to happen next in it. Kelly is really well drawn, and it captures exactly her confusion and need to know what has happened to her dad. I didn't want to put Taken down" Anoushka Ross, Trinity Academy, Teen Titles

"You won't be able to put this one down." Richard Brown 5 stars on Amazon