The first East Sussex Library Online Book Club book of 2021 is Wranglestone by Darren Charlton.

Described by The Times as ‘Part zombie epic. Part gay love story.’ and a ‘sophisticated new voice in Young Adult Fiction’, Wranglestone is set in a post-apocalyptic America where survivors now live on a remote island in a National Park. But when winter comes, there’s nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.

When homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore, he is forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.

Charlton, from Hastings, wanted to write a book that he would have wanted to read as a teenager as the ones available at the time didn’t have any characters like him in. This is an adventure story, a story of zombies and of survival, and it just happens to have a gay relationship between the two main characters at its centre.

Wranglestone is available for unlimited access, no waits, no holds between February and April 2021.

Even though libraries are currently closed due to Covid you can still access many resources online.

There are hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks to download on the Libby app along with eNewspapers and eMagazines. You can also access the Online Reference Library. Visit the libraries webpage for more information.

To learn more about Wranglestone and how to download the book, visit the East Sussex Libraries Book Club webpage.