City of Halves by Lucy InglisCity of Halves by Lucy Inglis

City of Halves

byLucy Inglis

Hardcover | October 27, 2015

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Ancient myth collides with modern technology in this gripping urban fantasy.

London. Present day. Girls are disappearing. And strange things are roaming the streets.

When sixteen-year-old Lily is attacked by a two-headed dog, she's saved by hot, tattooed, and not-quite-human Regan. As Guardian of the Gates, it's his job to protect both halves of the City-new and old-from restless creatures that threaten its very existence. But an influx of these mythological beasts has Regan worried that something terrible-and immense-is about to happen.

The missing girls may have something to do with the monsters wandering around London, but what do they have in common? Can Lily and Regan find the girls and discover the truth in time to save London from being torn apart?

Lucy Inglis is a historian of the eighteenth century and curator of the award-winning Georgian London blog. City of Halves is her first book for young adults. She lives in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral in London with her husband and their Border terrier. You can visit her online at
Title:City of HalvesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.56 × 5.81 × 1.2 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545829585

ISBN - 13:9780545829588


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From City of Halves: A tall, dark-haired boy in worn jeans and a faded red Henley appeared in front of her. He was eerily beautiful, with crow-black hair and pale skin. He crouched on his heels and pushed up his sleeves, looking at her, head tilted. Lily could feel the blood pumping from her wounds, dripping over her chest, down her ribs, soaking into the waistband of her jeans. "Please, you need to get help," she managed, her hand scrabbling for the engraved silver medical alert disc at her neck. It was gone, lost in the fray. "My blood, I need . . ." She couldn't finish. He took the collar of her jacket between two fingertips, moving it aside. "I think it's too late for that." Everything went black.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for City of Halves:"Reading like a cross between Clare's City of Bones and Gaiman's Neverwhere . . . Fans of urban fantasy will delight in the imaginative use of the London setting and enjoy Inglis' smart, succinct writing. . . A story that will make them think as well as feel." --BCCB"Slowly unraveling mystery, fast-paced action, and preternatural romance will leave readers eager for the clearly projected sequel." --Horn Book"Sixteen-year-old Lily is Veronica Mars meets Shadowhunters' Clary Fray, a hacker dragged into the magical underworld. [A refreshing interaction of programmer girl meets magical boy[." --Kirkus Reviews"Lily and Regan are appealing protagonists, and British author Inglis creates some equally engaging secondary characters in her first book for teens. . . A tense and well-written supernatural adventure." --Publishers Weekly"Lily and Regan are engaging characters, and their love story is sweet." --Booklist