Audience:Teenage: Age (years) 12, Grade (US) 7
Dimensions:8.56in x 5.81 x 1.28 in | 1.1 lb
Page Count:400 pages
WON IN A HOT AUCTION: Razorbill snapped up Hotel Magnifique after an exciting auction between seven editors. Emily J. Taylor wanted to come to PYR because she’s seen what we can do with a big lead fantasy YA!
THE NIGHT CIRCUS MEETS THE HAZEL WOOD WITH SHADES OF CARAVAL: Hotel Magnifique reads like the best of YA fantasy. It’s tightly plotted, well paced, and accessible. Emily has created a magnificent world that feels completely unique and special. At the heart of our story is a scrappy, smart heroine learning to come to terms with the powerful magic she now controls, all while falling in love with a handsome, mysterious magician. Who could ask for more?
A SENSATIONAL SETTING: This story takes place mostly inside of the magical titular Hotel Magnifique, a grand, Belle Époque-inspired hotel that’s filled to the brim with charms and enchantments. From the extravagant illusions at the lavish soirees to the enchanted windows that show guests only the best views to the hotel rooms that personalize themselves to their guests, readers will love to get lost in the wonder of this world.
CHARMING AND PROMOTABLE AUTHOR: Emily is a creative director working in advertising in Minneapolis. She’s already well versed in the Minneapolis literary scene and she is super enthusiastic, personable, and ready to make this book the best (and biggest!) it can be.
A SATISFYING STANDALONE: Hotel Magnifique is a standalone fantasy, but we have another book lined up with Emily for 2023.
★ “A wondrous read for anyone searching for a bit of magic.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Clear and creative worldbuilding, exquisite set pieces, and emotionally complex, intersectionally diverse characters complement the twist-riddled plot of Taylor’s spellbinding debut. The stakes mount in tandem with Jani and Bel’s romantic tension, captivating readers and catapulting the tale to a spectacular, cathartic close.” –Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“This impressive debut novel is set in a fictional, magical version of France. The level of detail is engrossing, and the sinister touches of the hotel’s secrets will keep readers hooked.” –Booklist
“Taylor has built an enchanting world. Even those who are not drawn to fantasy will enjoy this fast-paced, magical adventure.” –SLJ
“In Hotel Magnifique, Emily J. Taylor creates a world both dazzling and dark. Readers won’t want to turn the final page.” –Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Princess trilogy
“Hotel Magnifique opened the door to a sumptuous and glittering world of magic and mysteries and left me enchanted. Perfect for fans of Caraval and The Night Circus.” –Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows and Small Favors
“Like the hotel contained in its pages, Hotel Magnifique will sweep you away to an enchanting world filled with mystery and spectacle.” –Katy Rose Pool, author of The Age of Darkness series
“Dazzling, enchanting, and expertly crafted, with the perfect amount of gritty secrets that kept me flying through the pages. Emily J. Taylor is my new auto-buy author. The debut was impossible to put down and had me positively spellbound from start to finish.” –Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestseller of All the Stars and Teeth
“Readers longing for magic and adventure need look no further than Emily J. Taylor’s stunning debut. Hotel Magnifique is a glittering, glamorous voyage to Elsewhere (no passport required).” –Mara Rutherford, author of Luminous
“Prepare to be spellbound. Once you enter the wildly imaginative world of Hotel Magnifique, you’ll never want to leave. Emily J. Taylor has spun a gem of a story.” –Joan He, New York Times bestselling author of Descendant of the Crane and The Ones We’re Meant to Find
“Hotel Magnifique is full of magic and bursting with wonder, with enough mystery to make readers devour the pages right up until the very end.” –Lynette Noni, #1 bestselling author of The Prison Healer
“The poetic descriptions of fantastic new locations, whimsical hotel rooms, a dizzying number of magical terms and concepts create a fantastical setting.” –BCCB