Indies Introduce - Young Adult and Middle Grade titles

INDIES INTRODUCES DEBUT NOVELIST
SUMMER / FALL 2017
 
 
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

“Morrigan is cursed. Not cursed with warts or short height, but well and truly cursed. Every bad thing that happens to people around her must be a result of her curse. It is a lonely existence. In a world of giant talking cats and umbrella transport, this novel wraps the reader in the joy of wonderful world-building and classic middle-grade fantasy. After turning the last page, readers will be hungry for the sequel.”

– Karin Schott, Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers (Farmington, ME)


Dear Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101939499
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

“I picked up Dear Martin and could not put it down. A gripping, real story that is both eye-opening and heartbreaking. This should be required reading for everyone.”

– Kate Schlademan, The Learned Owl (Hudson, OH)


Greetings from Witness Protection! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250107114
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017

“What happens when you take a feisty, pick-pocketing teen out of foster care, give her a whole new identity, a Taser, and a new family to protect from mobsters? Greetings From Witness Protection! is a funny, entertaining, and unique story about family, friendship, identity, and starting over.”

– Lauren Savage, The Reading Bug (San Carlos, CA)


The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544876392
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

“If Wes Anderson wrote The Penderwicks, it might look like The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. From the moment you step into the brownstone on 141st Street, the five Vanderbeeker children and their eccentric collection of family and friends will charm and delight you. Their attempts to keep their Scrooge-like landlord from evicting them from their beloved home are both hilarious and heartwarming, and this modern-day classic in the making will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.”

– Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis, MO)


An Enchantment of Ravens Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497589
Availability: Backordered
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 26th, 2017

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

An Enchantment of Ravens is one of the most original and beautifully written fairy stories I have read in years. Rogerson’s depth of knowledge about mythology and fairy lore shines through the crafting of this story. Isobel, the gifted human artist, and Rook, the fairy prince, pursue a quest to save themselves from the harsh traditions of the fairy court.”

– Laura Delaney, Rediscovered Books (Boise, ID)


All Rights Reserved: A New YA Science Fiction Book Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780373212446
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Published: Harlequin Teen - August 29th, 2017

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

“In a dystopian future in which almost all words and gestures have been copyrighted and citizens are charged for even the most basic forms of communication, the ultimate act of resistance may be to choose silence. In this richly imagined novel, Katsoulis explores ideas of free speech and the consequences of intellectual property law through characters that are sympathetic, tough, and thoroughly believable. All Rights Reserved is an excellent sci-fi thriller (with some of the best world-building I’ve seen in ages) with a great sense of humor and a political conscience. For anyone who feels the need for a little bit of revolution in their fiction, this book is just the thing.”

– Annie Farrell, Labyrinth Books (Princeton, NJ)


The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290408
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

“Twelve-year-old María Luisa (aka Malú) has moved from Florida to Chicago with her mom. For Malú, ‘fitting in’ doesn’t fit on her list, as the first rule of punk is ‘be yourself.’ Celia C. Pérez takes the ‘new kid’ story and infuses it with freshness and terrific energy.”

– Dave Shallenberger, Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA


Sidetracked Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419726019
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 22nd, 2017

“Joseph Friedman is a middle-school student for whom nothing goes well. He’s scrawny, he’s bullied, he has no real friends, and he has ADD. On the other hand, Joseph is very self-aware and has one teacher who pushes him to do better. Mrs. T is also his new cross-country coach. Joseph’s journey through woods and up hills slowly transforms his relationships and his confidence. Asher gives us a narrator to root for with a unique voice and a strong supporting cast.”

– Dave Shallenberger, Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)


Epic Crush of Genie Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419725487
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 8th, 2017

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is here to fill that Buffy- or Sailor Moon-shaped hole in your life. Warm, action-packed, and absolutely the most fun you’ll have reading a book this summer. Give Genie Lo a CW series!”

– Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)


Saints and Misfits Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481499248
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 13th, 2017

YOUNG ADULT FICTION 

“In an ideal world, Saints and Misfits wouldn’t need to be an important tent-pole book of Muslim representation; it would be one of many books about Muslim teens doing all sorts of things. And then we could just talk about how it’s a funny, sharp, feminist book that tackles real issues with grace. It’s just really good. Read it, for that reason and more.”

– Anna Kaufman, DIESEL: A Bookstore (Santa Monica, CA)