The Secret Fire – My new series!

Alchemy manuscriptI’m thrilled to announce I’ve signed a two-book deal with Little Brown UK for a new series co-written with the amazing French author Carina Rozenfeld.

This is my first series that is not Night School. I’m so in love with it. And I cannot wait for you to read it!

The Secret Fire will be published in winter 2015 in the UK.

Discussions are underway with international publishers to translate the books into other languages – I’ll let you know as soon as possible who will publish the books around the world!

The Secret Fire

The Secret Fire is the story of Taylor Montclair, a 17-year-old English girl totally focussed on getting into Oxford University, and Sacha Winters, a 17-year-old Parisian boy who seems to be her polar opposite – he’s dropped out of school, fallen in with a very bad crowd. And seems intent on destroying himself.Alchemy 3

On the surface, they have nothing in common. They’ve never even met. But they’re about to discover their families are bound together by ancient suspicions and long-forgotten powers.

In fact, the very world is threatened by battles hundreds of years old. And they are the only two people who can stop the chaos.

But time is running out.

Taylor and Sacha have eight weeks to find each other. Eight weeks to unravel the mystery of their families’ dark pasts.

And maybe, just maybe…. Eight weeks to save the world.

Learn more

Read the article about The Secret Fire in The Bookseller

Read the official announcement on Little Brown’s website.


  1. Hello ! 🙂
    This sound really amazing, and, since I’m a French girl, and I read in English, I’m very curious : I suppose you will write your own part in English, but how about Carina Rozenfeld ? Did she write it in English too, or rather in French ? If so, will a copy in both languages be available ? That would be so great for those who read in English n_n
    Can’t wait to read this ! 😀

    1. Carina writes in French, then translates her chapters to English. The manuscript is in English, but will be translated back into French by the French publisher. 🙂

  2. Hi! I am big fan of Night School. But this sounds amazing too! I hope this will be translate in my country. I love the way you write books. 😀 You are really amazing. 😀

  3. Hello ! 😀
    I’m a French Girl (So please, escuse me for the mistakes of language ?), and I’m a big fan of Night School too ! And this book seems to be so amazing, I’m so excited to find out ! 😀 But I hope you won’t enter in the stereotype of what kind of story. (For example : I’m a simple girl and with ma little arm I save the world alone… twice ! ^^) But I trust you, you’re an amazing writer, and I think I won’t be desappointed ! 😀 Bye !

  4. It looks really interesting! I will definitely read it. Even if I have to order it from UK to have it, I will read it.
    About the co-writer, that means it will be a story created by both of you?

    1. Hi Gaia! Yes, we Carina and I came up with the story and we wrote it together. She writes the chapters about Sacha, and I write the chapters about Taylor. 🙂

  5. Hello!! I LOVE Night School. This series sounds amazing as well though. I love the way that your books are written and I love the characters (especially Sylvain!!) I am really looking forward to it!! 😀

  6. I can’t wait for this book to come out. I am totally in love with the night school series, you are an amazing writer!

  7. Oh my gosh this sounds fantastic,I can’t wait! 😀 but one question,do you know anything about translating this in romanian? ( sorry if my english is bad :)) )

  8. This sounds really great! The second part of Night School is still not translated in my country 🙁 such a shame!! I am waiting so long and I am desperate to read it! I hope that this part is quick translated, I think I will love it!

  9. hi, im a year 9 student and im in love with this book. i read this book a ffew months ago, when will the 2nd book be out?

  10. hi, i really enjoyed the first book but is the second book out in September for other countries as well (India)

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