'Raw and gripping with a wholly unexpected final twist' Guardian
'A tense, emotionally complex study of love and hate' The Sunday Times
'An addictive, thrilling read' Cosmopolitan

Longlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2013
Listed by the Telegraph as one of the top 10 YA books of 2012
Listed by the Guardian as one of the best Crime & Thriller books of 2012
First YA title ever shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger
Shortlisted for the National Book Awards New Writer prize.


'Strong stuff, and gripping to boot' SFX
'Baggott's postapocalyptic world is realized to stunning cinematic effect' New York Times Book Review
'This novel sizzles with invention and viscerally disturbs with it portraits of catastrophe' The Sunday Times

Named as an ALA/YALSA Alex award (for adult books with particular teenage appeal) 2013 winner

Listed by the New York Times as a notable book of 2012


'A Gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate' New York Times Book Review
'Romantic and wise...a must-read. And the second you meet Oliver, you're going to pray you miss your next flight' Sarah Mlynowski
'Weepy, heartwarming and brilliantly written' Bliss

Voted into the top ten best YA books of 2012 on Goodreads

Named a best teen book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews


'I’ve been a fan of Cathy Brett’s graphic novel/traditional YA novel mash-ups since Ember Fury was released in 2009, but Everything is Fine (and other lies I tell myself) really blew me away.' So Little Time For Books 
'This is a powerful novel of love and loss. There are no easy answers, or tidy happy endings, for either Freddie or Esther.' An Awfully Big Blog

Cathy Brett's Scarlett Dedd was a Richard and Judy Children's Book Club title 2011.


'This is a beautiful, warm, kind, romantic, utterly special book which I want to take out dancing.' Susie Day 
'A cool, fun, romantic read that stays with you after you’ve put it down.' Cathy Cassidy
'It’s complicated . . . Kitty’s life, that is. I was rooting for her all the way!' Karen McCombie
'A lovely book. I really like the fact that in a low-key kind of way, without huge drama or major issues being signposted or thrust down people’s throats, it just gently gets on with being what it is: a straightforward and very sweet story about two girls falling in love. We need more books like this out there.' Liz Kessler