Hello! We realized that our July 2018 post never posted, so this post is a combination of July and August.
July brought us a paperback edition of one of our favorite YA’s! As well as some amazing deals announced, and new members to the team! Take a look:
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Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.
When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.
But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may have ulterior motives.
And the tales coming out of north are baffling. Talk of dark spirits, missing children, and magic abound. As Sal heads north toward their ruined homeland and the lords who destroyed everything, they learn secrets and truths that can’t be ignored.
Laura Taylor Namey’s PAPERBACK MIDNIGHT, the story of a young woman striving to find a balance between the ordinary life she wants and the reality of living with her hoarding mother, to Lauren Smulski at Inkyard Press, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2019, by Natascha Morris at BookEnds (world).
Jen Malia’s THE GIRL WHO LOVED SLIME, about an autistic girl with sensory issues, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, to Andrea Hall at Albert Whitman, in a nice deal, by Naomi Davis at BookEnds for the author, and by Mela Bolinao at MB Artists for the illustrator.
Kim Long’s LEXI MAGILL AND THE TELEPORTATION TREK TOURNAMENT, about a young girl who teams up with the unlikeliest classmates to teleport around the world with the hope of winning the annual science tournament, to Allison Cohen at Running Press Kids, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2019, by Natascha Morris at BookEnds (world).
Welcome to BookEnds (and BookEnds Jr.), Valentina Mendicino and Faye Aden! We’re so happy to be working with you both.