Independent Bookshop Edition: Starminster by Megan Hopkins

We are so excited to announce that in April 2024, HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish an independent bookshop edition of Starminster by Megan Hopkins. The independent bookshop edition will be signed and features orange sprayed edges!

Take flight on this beautifully-written, epic and soaring new adventure, perfect for fans of Abi Elphinstone, Aisling Fowler, A. F. Steadman and Pari Thompson.

PB | 9780008626891 | 25 Apr 2024 | £7.99​

Astrid has lived in the rhubarb shed her whole life. The outside world is dangerous, Mama explains; she will understand when she’s older, but she cannot set foot beyond the door. Astrid longs to see the world; to meet other children; to live in the farmhouse with Mama. But what she longs for most of all is to see the stars.

Then one night, a stranger unlocks the shed: a stranger with wings. She has come to take Astrid to a secret city in the sky called London Overhead, far above the highest peak of the Shard. For Astrid, like her, is a Librae – and will soon grow wings of her own . . .

Astrid is swept into a breathtaking and magical world of new friendships, sweeping adventures and unimaginable discoveries at the ancient, beautiful school for Librae students: Starminster. But quickly she learns that all is not well in the glimmering city. And when rumours abound of missing children in London Underfoot, she begins to realise that Mama may have been right about the dangers waiting for Astrid all along . . .


We have beautiful POS packs landing soon to celebrate the upcoming release of Starminster, including bookmarks and standees.

Booksellers, to request POS for your shop, please click the button below and email IndieThinking with your name, shop address, and the items you are requesting.

POS will be dispatched in mid-April pre-publication.

*POS designs not final

Other Articles

Independent Bookshop Edition: The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore

A powerful, big-hearted debut of love, sisterhood and what it means to be home – warm, joyful and tender, perfect for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid Read More

Independent Bookshop Edition: The Four by Ellie Keel

Four scholarship students’ dreams come true when they are accepted into an exclusive boarding school, but they will soon be bound by a dark secret that could save one of them… or destroy them all… Read More

Independent Bookshop Edition: Orphia and Eurydicius by Elyse John

The stunning, gender-flipped novel about love, creativity and the power of speaking out – perfect for fans of Madeline Miller, Pat Barker and Natalia Haynes Read More