“Elegant prose and emotional authenticity will make this title sing not only for those who have experienced tragedies, but for everyone who knows the magic that only true friendship can foster.” ~ Kirkus Reviews, starred review. July release.
"Secret societies, Greek mythology, and a group of strong female characters are all wrapped up in a mystery which will hit the mark with readers who have finished Rick Riordan." ~ School Library Journal. August release.
"Vernick’s tousled-haired hero may feel miserable, but he has the self-awareness, timing, and raconteurship of a master monologist; readers will be won over from his intriguing opening line (“I’ve been lots of things”) and quickly assured that this, too, shall pass." ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review. July release.
There are some authors who excel at writing about puppies, rainbows, and random acts of kindness. Then there are other authors, ones you don't really want near your kind rainbow puppy stories.
Authors like Megan Atwood.
Megan is no stranger to publishing or to authoring books, but today I'm thrilled to announce her trade YA debut—and it's deliciously chilling. Here's the blurb that's posted up on Publishers' Weekly today:
Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Press has acquired Megan Atwood's YA debut, House, the dark and twisted tale of five teenagers, each with their own dark secret, who become trapped in Boulder House, a local attraction that's home to a malevolent entity wholly set upon their destruction—and the House always wins. Publication will be for summer 2017; Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.
Needless to say, this is one fantastic story—which you'll probably want to read with the lights on. I am beside myself with excitement for this book to hit the shelves; it's going to be a stunner.
Huge congratulations, Megan!