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The Whispering Dark

UK Publisher: Gollancz
US Publisher: Scholastic

Ninth House meets The Atlas Six in the enemies-to-lovers dark academia debut everyone’s talking about . . .

Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she’s Deaf. So when she’s accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she’s excited for the chance to prove herself. But her semester gets off to a rocky start as she faces professors who won’t accommodate her disability, and a pretentious upperclassman, Colton Price, who seems determined to despise her.

Colton Price died when he was nine years old. Quite impossibly, he woke at the feet of a green-eyed little girl. When she told him to live, he obeyed. Now, twelve years later, Delaney has stumbled back into his orbit, but Colton’s been ordered to keep far away from the new girl… and the voices she hears calling to her from the shadows.

Delaney wants to keep her distance from Colton – she seems to be the only person on campus who finds him more arrogant than charming – yet after a Godbole student turns up dead, she and Colton are forced to form a tenuous alliance, plummeting down a rabbit-hole of deeply buried university secrets. But Delaney and Colton discover the cost of opening the doors between worlds when they find themselves up against something old and nameless, an enemy they need to destroy before it tears them – and their forbidden partnership – apart.


‘A haunting, dreamlike tale of sacrifice, love, and obsession.’ – Cassandra Clare

‘A paranormal thriller laced with twists and revelations that will stop your heart.’ – Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys

The Whispering Dark will burrow into your bones and nestle deep, refusing to let go. Kelly Andrew’s prose is aching and lyrical, the mark of a master in the making. This is a story I won’t soon forget.’ – Hafsah Faizal, New York Times bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame

‘Ivory tower academia, but make it cosmic horror. The Whispering Dark seethes with forbidden romance and truly terrifying shadows.’ – Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of  The Wilderwood duology

‘Eerie and seductive, The Whispering Dark is a masterclass in dark academia. Andrew dazzles with exquisite prose, sizzling romantic tension, and a clever, twisting plot that will keep you breathless until the very end.’ – Allison Saft, New York Times bestselling author of A Far Wilder Magic

Kelly Andrew lives outside of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and a persnickety Boston Terrier. She has a Bachelor’s...