Macmillan Flatiron Teen Winter 2019

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    Series: Enchantee
    Enchantee Gita Trelease
    9781250295521 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 12 - 18 On Sale Date: February 05, 2019 Print Run: 175000
    $24.99 CAD 6.5 x 9.46 x 1.56 in | 464 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Love. Magic. Revolution...Gita Trelease’s debut fantasy about an orphaned girl who uses dark magic to save her sister and herself from ruin is“a soaring success” (NPR)!

      Paris is a labyrinth of twisted streets filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she weren’t...

      When smallpox kills her parents, Camille must find a way to provide for her younger sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on magic, Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille pursues a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

      Using dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into a baroness and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for magic. As she struggles to reconcile her resentment of the rich with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille meets a handsome young inventor, and begins to believe that love and liberty may both be possible.

      But magic has its costs, and soon Camille loses control of her secrets. And when revolution erupts, Camille must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality or magic—before Paris burns.

      Bio
      Born in Sweden to Indian and Swedish parents, Gita Trelease has lived in many places, including New York, Paris, and a tiny town in central Italy. She attended Yale College and New York University, where she earned a Ph.D. in British literature. Before becoming a novelist, she taught classes on writing and fairy tales. Along with her husband and son, Gita divides her time between a village in Massachusetts and the coast of Maine. Enchantée is her debut novel.
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        - starred review from School Library Journal
        - 175k print run
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Kirkus review
        - Booklist review
        - Raincoast Blog Tour running Jan 21-25
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      NPR Best Book of the Year
      Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick
      Book-of-the-Month Club Pick
      Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far
      Bustle.com Recommended Fantasy Novel to Add Some Magic to Your Spring
      Barnes & Noble 100 Books of Summer for Teens & YA
      Refinery 29’s Best YA Fantasy Book Series to Get Lost In
      Telegraph Best Children’s and YA Book of the Year So Far

      Enchantée is a soaring success. I can think of no more satisfying way to fly across the years and enjoy a gilded view of Paris as it never was but could have been, with a little magic.” —NPR

      “Romance and fantasy readers will enjoy the magic realism, ruse and tension of Camille's double identity, authentic historical references, and Camille's daring, passionate spirit. A must-have.” —School Library Journal,starred review

      “An immersive, glittering debut that intriguingly blends history and fantasy. A striking examination of power, privilege, and choice in a limited world makes Trelease a new voice to watch.” —ALABooklist

      “Set against the burgeoning throes of revolution, this immersive drama makes brilliant use of its conceit. Fans of substantial historical romance as well as fantasy will be thoroughly enchanted.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

      “An extended riff on Charles Perrault’s version of the Cinderella tale, this is an ambitious, rich and absorbing debut, featuring intrigues, balloons, midnight games of hide-and-seek among the fountains at Versailles. Gita Trelease’sEnchantée is a fine teen novel that deals with concealment and identity: the young characters experiment, hiding and revealing secrets, as France tries to forge a new path. This is a thrilling account of love, passion and adventure.” —Literary Review (UK)

      “A triumph which should keep young readers enthralled to the meticulously plotted end.” —The Telegraph(UK)

      Enchantée is a sparkling, decadent confection of a book, one with a hidden bite. Its sumptuous and evocative Paris has magical depths that will enthrall you. Be careful. Once you start reading, you won't stop until the final page.” —Jessica Cluess, author ofA Shadow Bright and Burning

      Enchantée is truly enchanting: a sumptuous, slow burn of a book that builds to an exciting conclusion. This is a book to be savored: from the rich, detailed descriptions of Paris on the brink of revolution; to the witty repartee and tender romance; to the dark, dangerous thread of magic woven through this wonderfully vivid world that Gita Trelease has crafted. I didn't want it to end!” —Rosalyn Eves, author ofBlood Rose Rebellion

      “Deliciously addictive.Enchantée is a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own. I adore this gorgeous book.” —Stephanie Garber, author ofCaraval

      “Air balloons and intrigue, magic and mayhem, all in a sumptuous Paris on the verge of revolution—a delight from beginning to end.” —Alison Goodman, author ofThe Dark Days Club

      “An intoxicating blend of opulence, magic, intrigue and romance. Gita Trelease deftly balances a spellbinding story of desperation and deceit on the precipice of the epic revolution that changed history. Camille's tale wrapped around me as entrancingly as her magical gown. J'étais enchantée par ce livre.” —Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands

      “A heady, sparkling dream of a book. I tumbled head over heels intoEnchantée’s dark and sumptuous magical Paris and wanted to stay there forever. One of the best fantasies I’ve read in years.” —Margaret Rogerson, author ofAn Enchantment of Ravens

      Enchantée is an utterly beguiling spell that lingers long after the final page.” —Laura Sebastian, author ofAsh Princess

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    A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea (Young Readers' Edition) The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel: One Teen Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival Melissa Fleming
    9781250311436 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics Age (years) from 10 - 17 On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 45000
    $12.99 CAD 5.63 x 8.28 x 0.81 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      The extraordinary true story of one teen refugee’s quest to find a new life—now adapted for young readers

      A Hope More Powerful Than the Seatells the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by her country’s brutal civil war. She and her family escape to Egypt, but life soon quickly becomes dangerous for Syrians in that country. Doaa and her fiancé decide to flee to Europe to seek safety and an education, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler’s dilapidated fishing vessel along with five hundred other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink...

      Doaa’s eye-opening story, as told by Melissa Fleming, represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for a safe future.

      Bio
      MELISSA FLEMING is chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She travels to war zones and refugee camps to give voice to the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes. She is frequently quoted in international media, includingThe New York Times, The Washington Post,CNN, and NPR. Her talks are featured on TED.com. She first told Doaa's story on the TED stage, which went on to be viewed over a million times.A Hope More Powerful Than the Seais her first book.
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      Awards
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      Praise for the adult edition:

      Winner of a 2018 Alex Award
      ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List for Feminist Literature
      “Inspiring and urgently required reading.” —People

      “Some books should be required reading.A Hope More Powerful than the Seais one of those books. Not simply because the tale of a Syrian refugee is so timely or the topic so important...But because of its lessons about persistence, selflessness, and hope, which are the heartbeat of this true story.” —The Christian Science Monitor

      The story of Doaa is dramatic, riveting, and ultimately hopeful.A Hope More Powerful than the Sea provides a portrait of the refugee crisis that cannot be matched by any amount of cable news coverage.” —Brandon Stanton, author ofHumans of New York

      This is an emotional read, at times painful, but it is above all a poignant tribute to hope, to resilience, and to the capacity for grace and generosity that dwells deep within the human heart. This is a book written for our times.” —Khaled Hosseini, author ofThe Kite Runner

      “An astonishing and important story.” —Neil Gaiman, author ofThe Graveyard Book

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    A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea (Young Readers' Edition) The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel: One Teen Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival Melissa Fleming
    9781250311429 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics Age (years) from 10 - 17 On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 25000
    $22.50 CAD 5.91 x 8.49 x 1.06 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      The extraordinary true story of one teen refugee’s quest to find a new life—now adapted for young readers

      A Hope More Powerful Than the Seatells the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by her country’s brutal civil war. She and her family escape to Egypt, but life soon quickly becomes dangerous for Syrians in that country. Doaa and her fiancé decide to flee to Europe to seek safety and an education, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler’s dilapidated fishing vessel along with five hundred other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink...

      Doaa’s eye-opening story, as told by Melissa Fleming, represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for a safe future.

      Bio
      Melissa Fleming is chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She travels to war zones and refugee camps to give voice to the millions of people forcibly displaced from their homes. She is frequently quoted in international media, includingThe New York Times, The Washington Post,CNN, and NPR. Her talks are featured on TED.com. She first told Doaa's story on the TED stage, which went on to be viewed over a million times.A Hope More Powerful Than the Seais her first book.
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      Awards
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      Rise: A Feminist Book Project List Selection

      Praise for the adult edition

      Alex Award Winner
      Amelia Bloomer List for Feminist Literature

      “Inspiring and urgently required reading.” —People

      “Some books should be required reading.A Hope More Powerful than the Seais one of those books. Not simply because the tale of a Syrian refugee is so timely or the topic so important... But because of its lessons about persistence, selflessness, and hope, which are the heartbeat of this true story.” —The Christian Science Monitor

      The story of Doaa is dramatic, riveting, and ultimately hopeful.A Hope More Powerful than the Sea provides a portrait of the refugee crisis that cannot be matched by any amount of cable news coverage.” —Brandon Stanton, author ofHumans of New York

      This is an emotional read, at times painful, but it is above all a poignant tribute to hope, to resilience, and to the capacity for grace and generosity that dwells deep within the human heart. This is a book written for our times.” —Khaled Hosseini, author ofThe Kite Runner

      “An astonishing and important story.” —Neil Gaiman, author ofThe Graveyard Book

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    Tin Heart A Novel Shivaun Plozza
    9781250312761 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family Age (years) from 12 - 18 On Sale Date: March 12, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $24.99 CAD 5.94 x 8.44 x 1.17 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Bestselling author ofAll the Bright Places Jennifer Niven calls emerging talent Shivaun Plozza’s charming and romantic second YA novel,Tin Heart, “from cover to cover swoon-worthy, moving, deep, and funny”!

      When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants to do is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer The Dying Girl.

      But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother, and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn...

      Bio
      Shivaun Plozza has published short fiction, poetry, and essays, and works as an editor.Frankie, her first novel, won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and was shortlisted for the Australian Children’s Book of the Year and Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Shivaun lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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      Awards
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      Nominated to ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List

      “Funny and direct, this book is capable of balancing heartbreak, first love, mortality, and the absurd—or, as Marlowe puts it, ‘that moment when you’re standing in front of Bert’s Quality Butchers holding a speaker blasting ‘Meat is Murder.’” —Publishers Weekly,starred review

      “Readers will cheer for Marlowe's bildungsroman—simultaneously unique and universal.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      “With a witty yet awkward main character at the helm, this story will quickly hook readers and keep them laughing, crying, and rooting Marlowe on. A great read for fans of LGBTQ-friendly coming-of-age stories.” —ALABooklist

      “Would you still be the same person if you had someone else’s heart? Marlowe Jensen is proof that a borrowed heart can be a big one, and from cover to cover her story is swoon-worthy, moving, deep, and funny. I loved it.” —Jennifer Niven, author ofAll the Bright Places

      Tin Heart cements Plozza as a writer with a charming voice and a flair for flawed, loveable characters. Fans of contemporary rom-coms with grit, such as Cath Crowley’sGraffiti Moon, will find much to enjoy here.” —Jordi Kerr,Books+ Publishing

      “Apt and poignant...a triumph of wit and awkward pathos, forgiveness and love.” —The Australian

      “Funny and romantic.” —The Melbourne Herald Sun

      Praise forFrankie

      YALSA Teens’ Top 10 Pick
      ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List
      Winner of the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award (YA )
      A Victorian Premier’s Literary Highly Commended Title
      Shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Award
      Shortlisted for the 2017 Gold Inky Award

      “Readers will love Frankie for her courage, passion, and honesty as a narrator. A powerful debut about a girl learning to love despite the dangers.” —ALABooklist

      “An edgy and drily funny novel that dives deep into how forgiveness—especially forgiving oneself—can help a person grow.” —Publishers Weekly

      “Frankie’s first-person narration gives readers a well-rounded picture of a formerly bullied teen from the wrong side of the tracks struggling to make sense of her past and how it affects her present relationships. A gritty and darkly witty debut.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Frankie’s a great, gutsy character, full of heart.” —Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta, author ofThe Jellicoe Road andSaving Francesca

      Frankie will make you laugh till it hurts and then she’ll break your heart. Spoiler alert: it may be with a welding gun or the collected works of Shakespeare. But no matter what she throws at you, you’ll want to keep rooting her on to the bitter end.” —Morris Award Finalist Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock,author ofThe Smell of Other People's Houses

      “Original, and often obscenely funny. I frequently laughed aloud while readingFrankie.” —Australian Book Review

      “This is a great debut novel from a fantastic new Australian author, Shivaun Plozza. It has everything YA fiction needs to be captivating: mystery, tough women, annoyingly cute bad boys, sarcasm, and humor. Highly recommended.” —Readings Monthly

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    Series: Hazel Wood
    The Hazel Wood A Novel Melissa Albert
    9781250147936 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 12 - 18 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 200000
    $14.50 CAD 5.48 x 8.3 x 1.09 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Welcome to Melissa Albert'sThe Hazel Woodthe fiercely stunningNew York Times bestseller everyone is raving about!

      Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

      Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began—and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

      Don’t miss theNew York Timesbestselling sequel toThe Hazel Wood,The Night Country, out now!

      Bio
      Melissa Albertis the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written forMcSweeney’s,Time OutChicago, MTV, and more. Melissa is from Illinois and lives in Brooklyn.The Hazel Wood is her first novel.
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        - The NYT bestseller now in paperback
        - starred review from Kirkus
        - starred review School Library Journal
        - starred review from Booklist
        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Shelf Awareness
        - 200k print run 
        - over 8k copies of the HC sold in Canada
        - paperback edition contains two Tales from the Hinterland


        - 200k print run
        - a New York Times bestseller in hardcover
        - seven starred reviews including Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and more
        - #1 ABA IndieNext Pick
        - nearly 6k copies of the hardcover sold in Canada
        - “The Hazel Wood starts out strange and gets stranger, in the best way possible... A captivating debut.” —The New York Times Book Review

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Boston Globe Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Reviews

      New York Times bestseller
      Seven starred reviews
      Indies’ Choice Book Award Finalist
      New York Times Notable YA Book of 2018
      Boston GlobeBest Book of the Year
      Wall Street JournalBest Children’s Book of the Year
      #1 ABA Indie Next Pick
      ABA Indies Introduce Selection
      Junior Library Guild Selection
      ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List
      Seventeen Best YA Book of the Year
      The GuardianBest Children’s Book of the Year
      Observer Best Children’s Book of the Year
      Entertainment Weekly Top 10 YA Novel of the Year
      Bustle Best YA Book of the Year
      BookPage Best Book of the Year
      Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
      Indigo Best Book of the Year
      Books-a-Million Best Book of the Year
      Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
      Publishers Weekly Flying Start
      Seattle Public Library “10 Young Adult Books We Love 2018”
      Romantic Times Seal of Excellence Winner
      Longlisted for the Hugo/Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

      The Hazel Wood starts out strange and gets stranger, in the best way possible. Albert seamlessly combines contemporary realism with fantasy, blurring the edges in a way that highlights that place where stories and real life convene, where magic contains truth, and the world as it appears is false, where just about anything can happen, particularly in the pages of a good book. It's a captivating debut.” —The New York Times Book Review

      “An original and imaginative fairy tale: thrilling, fascinating, and poignant in equal measure. Grade: A-.”Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books

      “Insidiously beautiful, this is the opposite of escapist fantasy; it is a story about the imagination’s power to loose atrocity into the (mostly) law-abiding confines of the real.”The Guardian

      “A darkly brilliant story of literary obsession, fairy-tale malignancy, and the measures a mother will take to spare her child.”TheWall Street Journal, Best Children’s Book of the Year

      “An eerie, assured first novel. Albert occasionally entwines the haunting tales of the grandmother’s book through this mesmerizing narrative, creating a fantasy as lush and twisty as ivy.”TheWashington Post

      “One of those rare young adult fantasy novels that holds a self-contained world in only a few hundred pages. If the novel’s heroine is a teenage girl, then her story will appeal to readers of all ages, with its intrigue and strange fairy tale magic and very grown up writing.” —Esquire

      “A can’t-miss, dark, and creepy new take on fairy tales that will have you glued to the page until the very end.” —BuzzFeed

      “This extremely creepy, wondrously original and beautifully written book conjures up a dark, bloody netherworld of fairytales and enchants and enthralls from the first sentence to the final page.” —The Buffalo News

      “A contemporary fantasy that dwells in an atmospheric, intertwining world of terrifying circumstances; a breathtaking dive into the magic and importance of story in one’s identity. ‘Story is the fabric of the Hinterland,’ one of the residents tells Alice. Another says, stories ‘create the energy that makes this world go. They keep our stars in place.’ If this is so, Albert’s exquisite wordsmithing and story weaving have kept the stars aloft for a new generation of readers.” —ShelfAwareness, starred review

      “Alice’s sharp-edged narration and Althea’s terrifying fairy tales, interspersed throughout, build a tantalizing tale of secret histories and magic that carries costs and consequences. There is no happily-ever-after resolution except this: Alice’s hard-won right to be in charge of her own story.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

      ”Highly literary, occasionally surreal, and grounded by Alice’s clipped, matter-of-fact voice,The Hazel Woodis a dark story that readers will have trouble leaving behind. The buzz for this debut is deafening, and the fact that the film adaption is already in the works doesn’t hurt.” —ALABooklist, starred review

      “Simultaneously wondrous and horrific, dreamlike and bloody, lyrical and creepy, exquisitely haunting and casually, brutally cruel. Not everybody lives, and certainly not ‘happily ever after’—but within all the grisly darkness, Alice's fierce integrity and hard-won self-knowledge shine unquenched.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      “An empowering read that will be especially popular with fans of fairy-tale retellings.” —School Library Journal, starred review

      “Fans of the dark supernatural will gobble this up.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

      “Albert weaves a spellbinding, dark tale. The smoke-and-mirrors world of the Hazel Wood is deliciously creepy and its denizens are well-drawn.” —VOYA, starred review

      “It’s no exaggeration to say thatThe Hazel Wood is one of the most anticipated books of the year. Fortunately this is one of those cases where the hype is justified. Readers, especially those with a fondness for dark fairy tales, won’t want to miss this brilliant combination of realistic fiction and fantasy.” —BookPage

      The Hazel Woodis a rich tapestry of dangerous delights, and it effortlessly balances charm, malice, beauty, and fear. The diverse characters, gritty twists and turns, vivid imagery, and captivating premise make this the perfect choice for fans of Lev Grossman, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe. Chilling, atmospheric, as fresh as it is dark: the must-read of the season!” —Romantic Times,RT Seal of Excellence

      The Hazel Woodis thoroughly, creepily captivating, with surprises I never saw coming! Such a refreshing and beautifully written inversion of the classic fairy tale-inspired story.” —Kristin Cashore, author ofGraceling

      “This book will be your next literary obsession. Welcome to the Hazel Wood, where bad luck is a living thing, princesses are doomed, and every page contains a wondrously terrible adventure—it’s not safe inside these pages, but once you enter, you may never want to leave.The Hazel Woodis pure imagination candy.” —Stephanie Garber, author ofCaraval

      “Dark, spellbinding, and magical. One of the most original books I've read in years—The Hazel Wood is destined to be a classic.” —Kami Garcia, author ofBeautiful Creatures

      “Reader, I warn you: this book beckoned me in with delicate claws then sank its teeth into my heart. I fear a part of me will never escapeThe Hazel Wood.” —Heidi Heilig, author ofThe Girl from Everywhere

      “Melissa Albert’sThe Hazel Wood is an elegant dark fairy tale, full of the power of story. It’s creepy and gorgeous, and I loved every word.” —Kat Howard, author ofAn Unkindness of Magicians

      “Elegant, ethereal, and beautifully brutal,The Hazel Wood is a fairy tale worth falling for. This is a dream of a book I cannot recommend highly enough. It's like falling into a nautilus shell: every time you think you've found the end, another chamber opens. Absolutely breathtaking.” —Seanan McGuire, author ofEvery Heart a Doorway

      “Absolutely mesmerizing, magical, and inventive. Hats off to Melissa Albert!” —Karen McManus, author ofOne of Us Is Lying

      “Dark, haunting, and absolutely mesmerizing:The Hazel Wood grabbed me with its mysterious, upside-down fairy tales, full of thorns and sharp twists. In no time at all, I became obsessed with this book, willing to follow it anywhere—even deep into the Hinterland.” —Jodi Meadows, coauthor ofMy Lady Jane

      The Hazel Wood kept me up all night. I had every light burning and the covers pulled tight around me as I fell completely into the dark and beautiful world within its pages. Terrifying, magical, and surprisingly funny, it’s one of the very best books I’ve read in years.” —Jennifer Niven, author ofAll the Bright Places

      “A winding, creepy, insidiously delicious novel. Utterly spectacular. I read it in one sitting!” —Melinda Salisbury, author ofThe Sin-Eater’s Daughter

      “Full of dark, twisty corners and eerie beauty,The Hazel Woodis like nothing else I’ve read before.” —Evelyn Skye, author ofThe Crown's Game

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    Girls Made of Snow and Glass Melissa Bashardoust
    9781250134691 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Age (years) from 12 - 18 On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $14.50 CAD 5.73 x 8.24 x 1.02 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      Melissa Bashardoust’s acclaimed debut novelGirls Made of Snow and Glassis “Snow White as it’s never been told before...a feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed” (BookPage)!

      “Utterly superb.” —ALABooklist,starred review
      “Dark, fantastical, hauntingly evocative.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review
      “An empowering and progressive original retelling.” —SLJ,starred review

      Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

      Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who tobe—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.

      Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present,Girls Made of Snow and Glasstraces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything—unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

      Bio
      Melissa Bashardoustreceived her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children’s literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies ofJane Eyre than she probably needs.Girls Made of Snow and Glass is her first novel.
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        - 75k print run
        - starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and ALA Booklist
        - nearly 2k copies sold in hardcover in Canada
        - “...Snow White as its never been told before—a feminist fantasy fairy tale not to be missed.” —BookPage
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Booklist Top 10 First Novel for Youth
      Junior Library Guild Selection
      ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List for Feminist Literature
      Nominated to ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List

      “This beautifully wrought novel offers plenty of fairy-tale wonder, but Bashardoust resists the most common tropes; instead, she tells a story where women save each other with their own ingenuity, bravery, and love, and power and compassion can exist hand in hand. Compellingly flawed characters, vivid world-building, and pitch-perfect pacing make this utterly superb.” —ALABooklist,starred review

      “An empowering novel with strong, three-dimensional female protagonists who refuse to let jealousy and power break their bond. Filled with magic, adventure, and interesting characters, this debut will keep readers thoroughly engaged. A refreshing and progressive original retelling. Highly recommended.” —School Library Journal,starred review

      “Magic, mother-daughter conflict, and the quest for self-identity are given a dark and fantastical treatment in this chilling feminist adaptation of the Snow White fairy-tale. A hauntingly evocative adaptation that stands on its own merits.” —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      “If you thought you were done with the re-imagined fairy tale trope, suspend your moratorium forGirls Made of Snow and Glass: Melissa Bashardoust has created a story moreThe Bloody Chamber than damsel-in-distress fable.”Bustle

      “This is Snow White as it’s never been told before. Fans ofGame of Thrones will relish the loyalties and betrayals; with elements of the medieval legend of the golem, echoes of the movieFrozen, and plenty of magic,Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a feminist fantasy not to be missed.” —BookPage

      “A gripping, dark, and ultimately heart-affirming retelling of the rivalry between Snow White and her wicked queen, but this time that wickedness is a wild longing—in both women?to be loved and seen for who they really are. These are fairy tales the way they’re supposed to be—full of horror and doubt, with the actualization of the heroines always shining at the center, sharp as glass.” —Blackbird

      “A must-have for those who love luscious YA retellings. Absolutely stunning.” —Book Riot

      “A richly written rethinking of Snow White...Bashardoust thoughtfully reflects on the complicated nature of the stepdaughter/stepmother relationship while exploring agency, individuality, love, and free will.” —Publishers Weekly

      “InGirls Made of Snow and Glass, Melissa Bashardoust has given us exquisite displays of magic, complex mother-daughter relationships, and gloriously powerful women triumphing in a world that does not want them to be powerful. A gorgeous, feminist fairy tale.” —Traci Chee,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Readerand The Speaker

      Girls Made of Snow and Glass is like reading a particularly wonderful and vivid dream, complete with imaginative magic, delightful characters, and beautiful language. Melissa Bashardoust's debut novel is everything a fairy tale should be.” —Jodi Meadows,New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofMy Lady Janeand author ofBefore She Ignites

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