Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Children's Book of the Month

A Reason to Read...

"Thunderous and terrifying. There's no way you're putting this down until you get to the last page." Maureen Johnson, NYT bestselling author

Where Sleeping Girls Lie - Faridah Abike-Iyimide

A haunting and compulsive new dark academia mystery of secrets, lies and revenge, from the award-winning, bestselling author of Ace of Spades, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

Perfect for fans of Holly Jackson and Maureen Johnson. This was a mistake, the voice in her head whispered.

You should never have come... Sade Hussein is the new girl at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy.

She has no idea...



Meet the Author

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is the instant New York Times, international bestselling and award-winning author of Ace of Spades. She is an avid tea drinker and an English Literature graduate from a Scottish university. She recently completed an MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London.

Ace of Spades, Faridah’s debut, charted at No. 2 in the UK Children’s & YA Chart in 2021. The novel delves into the heart of institutionalised racism with a blistering social commentary on the barriers that Black students face when they aspire to things that come easily to their white classmates.

Faridah’s latest novel, Where Sleeping Girls Lie, is a haunting and compulsive contemporary mystery of secrets, lies and revenge. “Mean Girls with murder”, it’s perfect for fans of Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and is set in a fictional elite English boarding school.

In 2024 Faridah is an official World Book Day author with The Doomsday Date and in June she co-authors romcom Four Eids and a Funeral with YA Book Prize-winner, Adiba Jaigirdar.

When she isn't spinning dark tales, Faridah can be found examining the deeper meanings in Disney Channel original movies.

Find out more at: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (; @faridahlikestea

Also by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé  |  View All

Ace of Spades

Faridah Abike-Iyimide



Ace of Spades (special edition)

Faridah Abike-Iyimide