The Ingenious, and the Colour of Life: The Ingenious Trilogy 1

The Ingenious, and the Colour of Life: The Ingenious Trilogy 1

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From a beguiling new voice in contemporary fantasy comes an astonishing novel about a group of mysterious children with the power to change lives...


Ever since young Milly Bythaway can remember, she's had to hide who she really is - dumbing down an extraordinary genius in order to blend into the background. 14-year-old Tai Jones has been abandoned by his mother and forced to live as a homeless wanderer on the streets of London, but the appearance of a stray cat helps him realise he has a special gift: he can see thoughts and emotions of others in stunningly beautiful colours. A gift that is both wonderful and awful.


When they are brought together for their own safety, they hear of the disappearance of a third child, which begins a journey of discovery as their strange and unusual abilities develop. Abilities that they struggle to control. But they must do so; their own fate depends on it.


The Ingenious and the Colour of Life is J.Y. Sam's beautiful and heart-rending debut - a story that explores the fragility of human nature, with a dash of science, culture, and the natural world, engaging both mind and heart in an eclectic blend of genres.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 494g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838243607
  • 9781838243609

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"An impressive debut full of a rich tapestry of description and well-rounded, relatable characters. The thematic elements around nature, themes of good and bad and how love prevails make Ingenious stand out from the usual crop and really touch you in a deeper way. After three chapters I was hooked and in tears by the final page. Thank you so much for writing this book, I think everyone should read it. Now I just want to read the next one!!" Romane A, Goodreads Reviewer;; "I love this book. It is beautifully written but with surprising and sometimes shocking twists and turns. JY Sam has described her characters roundly and sensitively, even those not-so-nice ones." Beth M, Goodreads Reviewer;; "Never before have I read a debut novel with such poise, elan and finesse! Ms. Sam nails it!! ...the plot line drew me in, and hooked me with its ingenuity (pun intended)." Aniruddha M, Book Blogger aniblogshere;; "The author has a unique holistic approach to detail that engages all of your senses. She has also left little, unexpected gifts throughout the book, which takes your sensory experience to a whole new level. If you read this book, you'll know what I mean." Natalie Jones, Author;; "I loved how every single character had a very unique and complex story and abilities... This is not only a story about prodigious kids and their love for science and technology, but a story about passion, friendship, finding purpose and identity." Andree Gonzalez, Amazon Reviewer;; "This book was amazingly good for a debut novel! The author spun a tale that kept me reading, intrigued, and wanting more. This is not my normal genre, and I was sucked into reading on and on...and to me, that is the main point of any book!" Lauren S, Amazon Reviewer;; "The characters are developed beautifully and I found myself really caring about them; I even shed the odd tear or two." Kirsty R, Amazon Reviewer;; "There was so much beautiful and lyrical prose... that painted such vivid imagery, and that helped to balance the scientific and medical jargon. One excerpt that I really loved and stood out to me was: 'The melody rolled and rumbled, like storm clouds brewing and gathering at speed - hurtling towards the inevitable.' ...This book really did have everything; joy, action, heartbreak and wit (there were so many humorous moments from Calista too!) and left on such a cliffhanger with still so many questions unanswered; I'm already itching for the sequel!" Kira, Book Blogger kirareadsandwrites;; "The book is not only intriguing but it's written extremely well with fresh and creative ideas. One more thing I loved was how Ms. Sam made sure the book was inclusive, including characters from multiple ethnicities as well as characters with special needs. The book also contains so many different elements like music and science beautifully tied together in the midst of the story." Radwa A, Goodreads Reviewer;; "The author takes her time to introduce the MCs at the beginning of the book, all in separate stories. At the same time, I felt they must come together somehow, and they did. Once it was clear why, the story unfolded rapidly. I think the author has put a great deal of energy into research, as the medical and technical information (no infodump) read solid and believable." Ursula V, Amazon Reviewer;; "What an absolutely beautiful story and all-around amazing read! This is definitely going to be one of my Top 15 2021 favorites. Yes, it's THAT good. I loved everything about this book! Sci-Fi Fantasy mix with writing so good you are LIVING the words. I love how the author incorporates nature throughout this story. The lives the animals and insects lead, the feelings they have and how significant every creature is...down to the lowliest crane fly. There is just so much to this one I can't adequately express all the feelings and thoughts I have. This is definitely one you will WANT to read. I can't believe I'm left with that cliffhanger though and how excruciating it will be to have to wait for the next book." Angela W, Goodreads Reviewer;; "This was a completely absorbing story that I quickly got lost into. The characters seemed real to me and they were so well interwoven/interconnected that I often felt like I was part of the story. It is amazing that the story maintained its intricacies while also maintaining the roller coaster ride. The story was so enthralling that I wasn't able to climb out before it ended. A very emotional book." John F W, Goodreads Reviewer;; "This is a brilliant book! The plot thickens with every page turned!" Mary S, Amazon Reviewer
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