All Our Hidden Gifts

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Book 1 of All Our Hidden Gifts Series

Age 14+

Chillers, Fantasy & Magical Realism Horror & Ghost Stories

A dark and supernatural contemporary teen debut by multi-talented author and journalist Caroline O'Donoghue.

"So gripping, so intriguing, so layered – All Our Hidden Gifts feels like a book that should have always existed." Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"A seductive and brilliant book. Fiercely, furiously good." Melinda Salisbury

"The most authentic teenage voice I've read in ages... I was utterly bewitched." Holly Bourne

"Grim, gripping and gorgeous. I devoured it." Deirdre Sullivan

Maeve Chambers doesn't have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot in a family of geniuses, she managed to drive away her best friend Lily a year ago. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at school, and begins to give scarily accurate readings to the girls in her class, she realizes she's found her gift at last. Things are looking up – until she discovers a strange card in the deck that definitely shouldn't be there. And two days after she convinces her ex-best friend to have a reading, Lily disappears.

Can Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily's brother Roe find her? And will Maeve's new gift be enough to bring Lily back, before she's gone for good?


Caroline O'Donoghue is a journalist and author. She has published two adult novels, Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature, and is currently working on a collection of personal essays exploring her experiences of feminism and witchcraft. She has a regular column in The Irish Examiner, and has written for The Irish Independent, Glamour, Buzzfeed and Vice, among others. Caroline also hosts Sentimental Garbage, a podcast in which she reviews commercial women's fiction titles with other authors. All Our Hidden Gifts is her first novel for young adults. Visit Caroline on Twitter: @Czaroline


There was a large focus on gender fluidity and LGBTQA rights in this book and that was definitely my favourite part, aside from the tarot. It gave us some really wonderful character development and had me very invested in the fate of the side characters especially.If you enjoy teen witch type stories, tarot or magical mysteries, I’d recommend picking up All Our Hidden Gifts when it releases! Four Stars


Filled to the brim with diverse characters, from different backgrounds, religions and sexual orientation. All Our Hidden Gifts has something for everyone. It is confontational and creates conversations around sexuality and beliefs, both huge and important aspects… This book is so incredibly easy to read. The writing style is fluid allowing the reader to flow through the book easily… a whirlwind pf magic, friendship, acceptance and growth. Above all else, this book screams at the reader to be more accepting, be more aware that everyone has their own burdens, that life isn’t as simple as it appears.


All Our Hidden Gifts is a jam-packed paranormal YA fantasy. There is a lot happening within this novel, and while it can be overwhelming at times, you can’t help but turn the page to discover what happens next.


This is a gripping supernatural thriller, with very real, relatable characters. Caroline O’Donoghue maintains the pace and suspense throughout. I especially liked that Maeve was imperfect, a teenager craving to fit in, as many teenagers do, and that she had to face up to her conscience in order to fix the mess that she created.

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