Publication Date: 09/08/2018 ISBN: 9781471169960 Category:
Featured in Mr B's 2018 Christmas Catalogue


Amy McCulloch

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date: 09/08/2018 ISBN: 9781471169960 Category:
Paperback / Softback



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Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018

Imagine replacing your sad old iphone with a state of the art animal robot (aka Baku) that kept you technologically connected but also played the part of a loyal companion! This fast-paced, futuristic novel features awesome girl engineer Lacey Chu, who dreams of attending an elite tech academy. When her entry is refused, Lacey almost abandons hope and then she meets Jinx; a super-smart, but battered cat Baku who could be the key to her bright future, if she can only get him to do as he’s told…


‘A little bit GOLDEN COMPASS, a little bit HUNGER GAMES, and all adventure’ – Amie Kaufman, NYT bestselling author of ILLUMINAE

The brand-new series from the author of the magical POTION DIARIES adventures!

Lacey Chu has big dreams of working for the company behind the ‘baku’ – a customizable smart pet that functions as a phone but makes the perfect companion for its user. The only problem is, she’s just been rejected from Profectus Academy – the elite academy for cutting-edge tech.

Then Lacey meets Jinx… Jinx is an incredibly advanced cat baku who opens up a world that Lacey never new existed, including entry into the hallowed halls of Profectus. But what is Jinx, really? His abilities far surpass anything written into his coded. He seems to be more than just a robotic pet.

He seems … real.

‘The most compelling read of the year … terrifyingly of the moment’ – Evening Standard

PRAISE for The Potion Diaries series:

‘Inventive, romantic, and downright delightful, Madly cast its spell on me from page one, and is the most fun I’ve had reading in ages!’ Sarah J Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series

‘It’s so cool!’ Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella

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