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Brought to you by Penguin. 

The brand-new series from Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch. 

Illumen Hall is an elite boarding school. Tragedy strikes when the body of a student is discovered at their exclusive summer party - on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie. 

When new girl Audrey arrives the following term, running from her own secrets back home in America, she is thrown into solving the case. Despite her best efforts to avoid any drama, her new roommate Ivy was close to the murdered girl, and the two of them can't help but get pulled in. 

The two can't stand each other, but as they are drawn deeper into the mystery of this strange and terrible murder, they will discover that something dangerous is at the heart of their superficially perfect school. 

Welcome to the Magpie Society. 

One for Sorrow is told via the alternating first-person perspectives of the lead characters Audrey - written by Amy - and Ivy - written by Zoe - with the narrative jointly plotted by both authors. 

©2020 Amy McCulloch and Zoe Sugg (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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This was my first audio book

I downloaded audible to listen to Zoe and Amy’s first book together. The story had me hooked. I thought the audio book was fantastic and it felt more realistic when listening to the podcast as opposed to reading it on text in a book. The story was very good, clever and although I guessed things v early on, probably due to my constant watching of murder tv shows etc, I think most people will enjoy this. I can definitely see it being a film or a tv show. It was very good. I was naive to think I would find out who killed Lola in this book however the plot was extremely interesting and I cannot wait to read the next. I assume will be called two for joy.

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Not sure what to think ....

I really enjoyed the story and the narration was great. I’m unsure about the ending though. It’s a clear cliff hanger to a second book but I think there should have been more to the ending and some more ends tied up.

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This was amazing !

I loved this book it’s was so good. The story and characters are amazing and I can’t wait for the next one :)

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Ahh need to find out what happens next

No spoilers but this great! I haven't read anything from either authors before and was wondering if this would be for a younger reading audience. However, it has great twists and turn without being too dark looking forward to the next book.

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Secret society's are exciting

loved it! the characters where great and the story was sooo Good! Thrilling and had me at suspense most of the book.

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Brilliant!

I was hooked, so creepy and exciting, absolutely loved it and can't wait for more!

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Easy read and wonderful language

I thoroughly enjoyed the two different writing styles! I honestly enjoyed every chapter and loved both characters equally, they were both such contrasting characters and at some points, I really found myself resonating with Ivy. It was well written and an easy listen for those wanting something light hearted, a real YA novel with twists and turns. Still some unanswered questions, however that makes me just as eager to read the next one.

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good

I liked this, can't wait for the next. the two authors were able to link the story well and it flowed good

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Excellent Read

Wow what a book, I couldn't stop listening! struggled a little with the narrator's to begin with but the story quickly compensates. Excellent story line, great twists and can't wait for the next one.

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  • Voshawn
  • 29-11-20

Can't wait for Book 2!

I really enjoyed this book I took my time reading it because I didn't want it to end Zoe you're an amazing writer and I look forward to the next.

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  • Maverick’s Trove
  • 16-11-20

The Magpie Society

I love this book! I wasn't sure how much I would like it at first, I do love all of Zoe Sugg's books so I was pretty sure I'd at least like it. I couldn't stop listening to it and enjoyed it so much! I hope there will be a 2nd book.

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  • Jade Rain
  • 10-11-20

amazing

I love the style that its written in and the storyline is so intriguing but in a way you wouldn't expect. 10/10 i recommend

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-20

Addicting read!

I managed to listen to this book in ONE DAY! I honestly didn’t intend on doing this, but I couldn’t stop listening! The story really gripped me! It felt like there was an element of cozy familiarity but then again I haven’t read anything like it in a long time. The narrators did a great job, the plot was something I couldn’t completely figure out ahead of time and it kept me interested the entire time! Fantastic read, really cannot wait for more! Loved, loved, LOVED! Congrats Zoe and Amy!

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  • Becca
  • 03-12-20

I AM SHOCKED. You have to listen!

I had never read Zoe’s books before because they seemed to be more for kids. But when I heard she was coming out with a different type of book with a friend, Amy, I was intrigued. Let me tell you if you chose to just read this book instead of listen YOU ARE MISSING OUT. The production of this audiobook is amazing. Especially when they introduce the podcast. Chills ran down my spine!!! Can’t wait for the next one. SPOILER ALERT KINDA. Read ahead if you dare. The only thing I really wish was different in terms of storyline was I wish we hadn’t found out about who was producing the podcast until the end or even not at all. The secret podcast was so gossip girl and really my favorite part of the book until we found out who it was. I also found the book was going too fast at times and I wish they had taken their time doing things. But that just might be me! I love listening to 16hr books!

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  • Tami
  • 27-11-20

Captivating Story

Great story for a series....The only difficulty I had as a listener was the inconsistency with some of the accents--each narrator was unable to consistently deliver accents for each other. Otherwise, looking forward to the next installment!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-20

Really good book!

I originally bought this book just to support Zoe but am I glad I did! It was captivating throughout. There was a part that seemed like a lecture on behavior rather than just the characters genuinely talking but it was a good lesson to learn nevertheless. There were many twist and turns and the book will definitely keep you on your toes!

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  • Joan
  • 21-11-20

a rambling tale with no resolution

I understand that this may be part of a series, but there is absolutely no story arc in this book. it begins with an interesting plot concept - murder at a boarding school - but the story never develops/evolves.

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  • Angela
  • 11-11-20

Captivating!

Dark, Gothic, suspenseful, and you just won't want to put it down. The voices were distracting from time to time due to the accents blending when Ivy would speak during an Audrey chapter and vice versa. However the story is one that will leave you longing for the next book. Two For Joy can't come soon enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-20

Muy bien

Se siente tan bien escuchar este libro y es una historia que te tiene todo el día pensando. Muy buena de escuchar.