KAREN GINNANE  

AUTHOR

Writer for teens and children

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When Days Tilt is released and out in the world! Buy from your local bookshop or click on the button above. 👆

 

Follow 14-year-old Ava,  a reluctant watchmaking apprentice in 1858 London - the biggest city the world has ever seen. It's fast, furious and often brutal. The latest terror is that people are disappearing into thin air - when they return, they are damaged. Their souls are torn.

 

One day Ava stumbles across a shocking revelation that turns her life upside down. Ava has to discover who she really is and how she is connected to Donlon, a twisted mirror version of London - and with the mysterious disappearances in London...

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA: 'READING TIME'

READINGS FOR KIDS, CARLTON

This exciting historical fantasy debut is full of magic, politics and technological details, and is the perfect book to challenge young readers looking for a complex and absorbing adventure.

- Leanne Hall

STELLA GLORIE, THIRTY BOOKS REVIEW

This is such an assured book from a debut author! I loved it. A big congratulations to Karen Ginnane on the release of her novel 'When Days Tilt'; she's created an amazing world, story and wonderful young characters to see through a series.   

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GREAT ESCAPE BOOKS

Rarely does a novel so completely captivate you. Beautifully crafted, this stunning debut from Australian author Karen Ginnane brings two new great heroes into our world. Great for confident reader ages 10-12 years.

Facing epic moral dilemmas, Ava and Jack find they must question themselves at every turn in the magnificently crafted world-bending novel. A must read for your daughter or son. Great for confident readers ages 10-12 years + (I read it as an adult and adored it.)

- Nicole

THE BOOK MUSE

This is one of those books that gets under your skin, and captures the imagination. 

What a book this was! I read half of it in one sitting. I loved what it did with stepping into other worlds, and the interlinking of every character, as they each have their place in the story. I hope the second book comes out soon, as I'm keen to see what happens next. This is a great book for readers aged ten and older, and I can see it becoming popular.

- Ashleigh Meikle

C.G.DREWS - PAPER FURY

A creative whirlwind of an adventure. The imagination will truly sweep you off your feet as you tumble into this tale of alternate dimensions, secrets, and plucky teens hurled into situations where they need wits and bravery to survive. The world building is crafted with such detail, you can’t help but FEEL like you’re in the 1800s.  

 

Donlon gave me Alice in Wonderland and steampunk vibes!

Fantasy is not my go-to genre. But you don’t have to be a (fantasy) aficionado to be thoroughly captivated by this impressive debut title.

This imaginative historical fantasy has something for everyone: mystery, magic, secrets, time snatchers, alternate worlds and more. Ginnane deftly combines well drawn characters, masterful world building and a highly original plot with family at its core for a thoroughly entertaining, insightful and satisfying read.

For teens and adults hungry for more, Time Catchers Book 2 (When Souls Tear) will be out in May 2022. But first, I have a whole genre to catch up on.

Reviewed by Maura Pierlot