Growing up in the sleepy English seaside town of Brynston, the fearless five – Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane – were always inseparable. Living up to their nickname, they were the adventurous, rowdy kids who lived for ghost stories and exploring the nearby islands off the coast. But when Max’s beloved older sister Jessica is killed, the friendship seems to die with her.
Now years later, only Max and Ella are in touch; still best friends and a couple since they were thirteen. Their lives are so intertwined Max’s dad even sponsors Ella’s training for the Commonwealth Games. But Ella is hiding things. Like why she hates going to Max’s house for Sunday dinner, and flinches whenever his family are near. Or the real reason she’s afraid to take their relationship to the next level.
When underdog Corey is bullied, the fearless five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them. But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves?
Published September 22nd 2016 by Mira Ink
The Deviants is a very special book! It takes the reader on such a brave journey, it also grabs hold and won’t let go. When each and every difficult detail is revealed I found it more and more difficult to look away!
C J Skuse has this wonderful ability to make her characters bounce right up off the page. I absolutely LOVED this group of wacky characters – a real bunch of brilliant misfits that I had the greaest pleasure of getting to know.
We have Max and Ella, child-hood sweethearts and best-friends. Corey, the geeky underdog (I love Corey). Fallon the wild girl and Zane the bully boy. The fearless 5 done everything together on their own little island. Time pulled them apart but fate pushed the fearless 5 back together years later and the adventures continue.
The gang is peppered with secrets and lies. When things start to spiral out of control the gang need to pull together but will it be enough against someone so powerful?
This story broke my little heart into a million pieces at times. I sat back and revelled in each and every shocking moment never quite knowing what shape the road would twist in next. Skuse has crafted a beauty here, full of depth, difficulty and edgy moments. Oooh, that ending…..sniff!