The Books


A new near future science fiction series published as for a young adult audience from Simon & Schuster UK and as a book for middle grade readers from Sourcebooks USA.

“The most compelling book of the year” – Evening Standard on Jinxed

Purchase on Amazon UK
Purchase on Amazon USA

The Potion Diaries, Royal Tour & Going Viral

Three books in a modern fantasy young adult series published under the name Amy Alward, from Simon & Schuster UK & US.

Order from  (UK) – THE POTION DIARIES, 

“Inventive, romantic, and downright delightful, The Potion Diaries cast its spell on me from page one, and is the most fun I’ve had reading in ages! Reminiscent of Howl’s Moving Castle, readers will instantly wish they lived in the magical, modern world of Nova and fall in love (no potion required!) with the down-to-earth, resourceful, and relatable Samantha. Do not miss out on this book–you’re in for a real treat!” โ€“ Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the THRONE OF GLASS series


The Oathbreaker’s Shadow and The Shadow’s Curse 

A young adult epic fantasy duology published from Random House UK and Flux Books USA.

The Oathbreakers

Buy links:

 Amazon UK
Amazon USA
Amazon CA
Indigo CA

“The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is a very promising debut in what bodes to be an electrifying duology. Unusual magic set in an exotic location and nomadic culture lures the reader to total immersion in Raim’s world.” –Robin Hobb, internationally best-selling author of the Farseer trilogy


  1. thereisfireinthewell January 5, 2012 / 4:07 am

    A viewpoint character with powers. Sounds like the kind of story I would enjoy. Looking forward to 2013.

    • kristina February 18, 2015 / 10:14 pm

      Amy the oath breakers shadow and the shadow’s curse was the best book I’ve ever read. the oath breakers shadow is a M.Y.R.C.A book so I read it and it was absolutely amazing, in fact it was so good that I had to read and to find out what happened to Raim, and Wadi. The shadows curse wasn’t in our school library so I went to the public library, and I swear that was the best book and my most favorite book ever.

      • Amy Alward (Amy McCulloch) February 24, 2015 / 12:09 pm

        Thank you so much Kristina!

      • jas March 24, 2015 / 5:24 pm

        i usually hate fantasy as a genere overall, but this book was amazing. The shadows curse was even better than the first. There were multiple characters all equally great.Each one had its own strenght and flaws. The plot stayed consistant throughout the whole book and both books were well thought out.
        I hope the oathbreakers shadow wins for white pine 2015.

  2. Simon Daniels June 12, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    Saying hello from Maida Vale..Hoping to catch you in a Starbucks one of these days and chat over strong expresso..Love your blue aura..its unique….wow..what a life heading your way Amy…S x

    • amymcculloch January 1, 2013 / 8:26 pm

      yes, it will absolutely be available on all ebook devices – but not until June ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Malea Turner May 26, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    Will it be available in the US? This is a breath of fresh air to someone like me looking for something different so I’d love to read it!

    • amymcculloch May 29, 2013 / 1:08 pm

      Hi Malea, I’m hoping it will be available in the US eventually, but for now it’s only published in the UK and Canada. You can buy from the book depository in the UK, which offers free international shipping (the link is in the sidebar). I’m so glad it has piqued your interest!

      • Starr K August 7, 2013 / 10:14 pm

        It’s unavailable from the book depository at this time. I know I wanted to buy it and that’s what it told me ๐Ÿ™ I can’t wait to read it though

  4. Audrey June 1, 2013 / 5:28 am

    This sounds like a perfect summer read, I can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jo Jones August 1, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Sounds like a must read

  6. Beatrice June 19, 2015 / 7:59 am

    The Potion Diaries/Madly is totally going in my TBR list. I hope it comes available at local bookstores here in the Philippines. Is Madly the international name for the book?

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