The Doomsday Date

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Written by: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Illustrated by: Bex Glendining
Publisher: Usborne

On the day before the world is meant to end, Sanjeet dyes his hair pink… He’s determined not to die without ever having really lived, so he’s come up with the Doomsday List. Ten things he needs to do before the sky comes crashing down. Sola knows the world’s not going anywhere. But, as Sanjeet’s best friend, she’s decided to help him out.

As the seconds tick down to midnight, Sanjeet will need all his courage – and Sola’s – to finish the list. Especially number ten. The one that scares him the most.

One night, two friends, and a list that will change everything… The world-ending love story that will give you fireworks, from the bestselling author of ACE OF SPADES, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

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    About the Author

    Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

    Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is the award-winning author of the instant New York Times and international bestselling ACE OF SPADES. She is an avid tea drinker, a collector of strange mugs and a recent graduate from a university in the Scottish Highlands where she received a BA in English Literature. She is currently pursuing an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. When she isn’t spinning dark tales, Faridah can be found examining the deeper meanings in Disney Channel original movies.

    Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

    About the Illustrator

    Bex Glendining

    Bex Glendining

    Bex Glendining (she/they) is a biracial queer, UK based illustrator, comic artist and colourist. When not working they can usually be found building gundams, playing video games with friends or fussing Cookie, their very spoilt tortoise shell cat.

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