RT Book Reviews: Shakespeare fans, this book was written for you! The witty, seductive characters, the incredible plot — there is no doubt that all types of YA readers will find something to swoon over in this high school love story.
WE ARE THE ANTS author Shaun David Hutshinson’s BRAVE FACE, known for his fiction relating to mental health issues, he will explore his personal struggles with depression and suicide in this memoir for teens, to Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse, for publication Summer 2019, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Publishers Weekly: Megan, who aspires to be a theater director, is focused on finishing her senior year and fulfilling the acting requirement she needs to get into the Southern Oregon Theater Institute. But then she’s cast as Juliet, opposite Tyler’s Romeo. Owen, a new boy with theater aspirations of his own, enters Megan’s life, and as their friendship grows she misses all the signals that Owen might be the love she didn’t know she wanted.
Real-life romantic partners Wibberly (the Last Oracle series) and Siegemund-Broka (making his YA debut) collaborated in this theater-centered novel, with a predictable will-they/won’t-they romance at its core. As Megan spends the bulk of her time with yet another guy who’s wrong for her (Will), Owen is there in the wings. The coauthors wisely balance out the romance with family drama, and Megan’s commitment to a future life in the theater will please readers who share a similar love of Shakespeare and want a little romance to go with their drama.
Romanian rights to NYT bestselling author, Brent Weeks’s THE SHADOW’S EDGE and renewal of THE WAY OF SHADOWS, to Grupul Editorial Art, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Hebrew rights to NYT and USA Today bestselling authors Annika Martin and Sky Warren’s HOSTAGE and PRISONER, to Sifrut Acheret, by Beverley Levit of The Book Publishers Association of Israel, in association with Cameron McClure and Katie Shea Boutillier.
Spanish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI: THE NIGHT MASQUERADE, to Crononauta, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Crystal Duffy’s TWIN TO TWIN, the story of a 29-year-old mother’s harrowing yet heartwarming adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy to Chris McKenney at Mango, for publication in Fall 2018, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Kirkus: Bold senior Megan Harper is known for directing student theater productions and being a self-proclaimed boy-crazy flirt. But Megan isn’t ever “the one”: Most of her seven ex-boyfriends have met their true loves right after leaving her…
Charming characters and an enchanting exploration of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy make this husband-and-wife duo’s debut a must-read.
Booklist:…Peppered with plot twists that will keep readers on their toes.
Conradt succeeds at creating well-rounded main characters that complement one another, filling their stories with drama reminiscent of quick-moving made-for-TV movies. Romance fans will gobble up Candace and Toby’s story, rooting for them to be together despite the odds stacked against them.
A thrilling romance sure to entertain.
This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.
As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.
Five months ago, Clara Seibert’s twin sister was murdered. Struggling under the weight of newfound and unwanted attention, the only thing that makes Clara feel normal is ghostwriting an advice column for her school’s newspaper—until she starts receiving threatening emails in her staff inbox.
“It should have been you…but soon.”
Convinced that her email stalker blames her for her sister’s death and is out for revenge, Clara undertakes her own investigation to clear her name and avoid a similar fate. Can she solve the murder before it’s too late?
School Library Journal: Hutchinson artfully blends the realistic and the surreal (and a bit of the biblical) for an utterly absorbing take on the Rapture.
Beneath the snarky, self-deprecating prose lie thought-provoking questions about morality, the universe, and free will.
The author presents an entirely original take on apocalyptic fiction—no mean feat. Hand this stirring tale to fans of Aaron Starmer’s Spontaneous and those who enjoy A.S. King’s work.