The Debut Review: Get to Know Paige Crutcher (7/13/21)

Paige Crutcher’s enchanting debut, THE ORPHAN WITCH, is all about the sisterhood of magic, discovering the true meaning of home, and learning who you really are.  Persephone May has been alone her whole life–abandoned as an infant and marked by a haunting curse. Wherever she goes the weather changes, inanimate objects start to move, and […]

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Debut Spotlight (7/1/21)

We’re kicking off July with a poetic tale of war and destiny set in an epic alternate China, and a story all about personal strength and healing with three women surviving unimaginable tragedy. SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “Parker-Chan’s debut is […]

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The Debut Review: 20 Questions With Rachel Kapelke-Dale (6/29/21)

In this Debut Review, Rachel Kapelke-Dale joins us to answer our 20 burning questions about Paris, ballet, guilty pleasure TV, and much more.  But first, let’s dive a little deeper into her daring, twisty, and graceful debut, THE BALLERINAS. Delphine, Lindsay, and Margaux were best friends and ballerinas with a secret. Fourteen years after they […]

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Debut Spotlight (6/8/21)

Today we’re spotlighting debuts with a sweeping family story set in seaside Maine, a dystopian thriller in a world run by artificial intelligence, and an accomplished photographer framed for murder. HAVEN POINT by Virginia Hume “Hume’s debut follows three generations of Demarest women against the backdrop of an upscale summer community on the Maine coast…Fans […]

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Debut Spotlight (5/4/21)

This debut spotlight includes the suspenseful story of a photographer’s obsession, a Greek myth retelling, an epic fantasy filled with goblins and goddesses, an all girls’ boarding school with deep secrets, and a romantic story set against a Cape Cod summer. THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter An Indie Next pick! “Delta Dawn, the narrator […]

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The Debut Review (3/10/21)

This Debut Review features three titles from unique and transporting new voices, including a modern and feminist retelling of a Greek mythology favorite, a look behind the lens of an obsessive photographer, and a stunning YA story about finding yourself in unexpected ways. ARIADNE by Jennifer Saint We can’t get enough of smart, feminist retellings […]

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The Debut Review (1/20/21)

This Debut Review features four unique and captivating titles from new voices, including a page-turning psychological suspense, a thriller with a spooky twist, a delightful story filled with a web of lies and wedding gowns, and a breathtaking family novel. All are available for download on Edelweiss now! EVERY LAST FEAR by Alex Finlay | […]

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The Debut Review (12/15/20)

We are looking forward to 2021 and the introduction of some exciting new voices! In this Debut Review, we’re rounding up a few of the March and April debuts that are available for download on Edelweiss now, including a stunning own voices novel taking place in Cuba and Miami, a story about storytelling and the […]

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2021 William C. Morris Finalists

We’re thrilled to share that two Macmillan titles are finalists for the 2021 William C. Morris Debut Award! IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina KenwoodDevastating acne during her adolescence left Natalie with low self-esteem. Now, as if the news of her parents’ divorce isn’t enough, Natalie feels like a third wheel with her […]

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Day’s YA: THE INSOMNIACS

Hey, YA pals! Can’t sleep? Have I got just the book for you! THE INSOMNIACS by Marit Weisenberg9781250257352Available September 1, 2020 from Flatiron BooksAges 13 to 18 Enter: Ingrid Roth Ingrid, a 17-year-old nationally ranked high diver, miscalculates a dive and hits her head on the board, suffering a concussion, memory loss, and insomnia. Ingrid’s […]

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