Archives de catégorie : Frankfurt 2022 Children’s Books

GODLY HEATHENS de H. E. Edgmon

The first book in a YA contemporary fantasy duology in which a teen, Gem, finds out they’re a reincarnated god from another world.

GODLY HEATHENS
by H.E. Edgmon
Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press, November 2023

Gem Echols is a nonbinary, Seminole teen living in a tiny town in Georgia. Known for being their peers’ queer awakening, Gem leans hard on charm to disguise the anxious mess they are beneath the surface. The only person privy to their authentic self is another trans kid, Enzo, who’s a thousand long, painful miles away in Brooklyn. But even Enzo doesn’t know about Gem’s dreams, haunting visions of magic and violence that have always felt too real. So how the hell does Willa Mae Hardy know about them? The strange new girl in town acts like she and Gem are old companions and seems to know things about them they’ve never told anyone else. When Gem is attacked by a stranger claiming to be the Goddess of Death, Willa Mae saves their life and finally offers some answers. She and Gem are reincarnated gods who’ve known and loved each other across lifetimes. But Gem—or at least who Gem used to be—hasn’t always been the most benevolent deity. They’ve made a lot of enemies in the pantheon—enemies who, like the Goddess of Death, will keep coming. It’s a good thing they’ve still got Enzo, but as worlds collide, and the past catches up with the present, Gem will discover that everyone has something to hide.

H.E. Edgmon (he/they) is a questionable influence, a dog person, and an author of books both irreverent and radicalizing. Born and raised in the rural south, he currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his eccentric little family. His stories imagine Indigenous worlds and center queer kids saving each other. H.E. has never once gotten enough sleep and probably isn’t going to anytime soon. His highly acclaimed THE WITCH KING duology is out now. 

EARTH CALLED de P. C. Cast

In this last installment of the Tales of a New World series, love and goodness are put to the ultimate test as gods, humans, and animals come together to save everything they hold dear.

EARTH CALLED
(Tales of a New World, Book 4)
by P. C. Cast
Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press, May 2023

Mari, Nik, their newly formed Pack and the Wind Riders are in danger as Thaddeus and the God of Death march ever closer in their quest to destroy and conquer everything and anyone who stands in their path.
The Pack and the Wind Riders must find a way to stop the God of Death before all is lost.
There is one hope: Ralina, Death’s Storyteller. The woman meant to be by his side, recording all his feats of greatness. Instead Ralina’s heeds the call of the Goddess of Life, the only one who can defeat Death and escapes to warn the Pack and the Wind Riders.

P.C. Cast is the author of the House of Night novels, including MarkedBetrayedChosen, and Untamed. She is a #1 New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. With more than 20 million copies in print in over 40 countries, her novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath.

PIECES OF ME de Kate McLaughlin

The next gut-punching, compulsively readable Kate McLaughlin novel, about a girl finding strength in not being alone.

PIECES OF ME
by Kate McLaughlin
Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press, April 2023

When eighteen-year-old Dylan wakes up, she’s in an apartment she doesn’t recognize. The other people there seem to know her, but she doesn’t know them – not even the pretty, chiseled boy who tells her his name is Connor. A voice inside her head keeps saying that everything is okay, but Dylan can’t help but freak out. Especially when she borrows Connor’s phone to call home and realizes she’s been missing for three days.
Dylan has lost time before, but never like this.
Soon after, Dylan is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and must grapple not only with the many people currently crammed inside her head, but that a secret from her past so terrible she’s blocked it out has put them there. Her only distraction is a budding new relationship with Connor. But as she gets closer to finding out the truth, Dylan wonders: will it heal her or fracture her further?
PIECES OF ME is raw, intimate, and surprisingly hopeful.

Kate Mclaughlin grew up in rural Nova Scotia with only her imagination and the Bay of Fundy to keep her entertained. That imagination was encouraged by her mother, and Kate began writing at age eight. She’s published more than 50 books under different pen names, including What Unbreakable Looks Like and Daughter. She, her husband Steve, and her four fur-kids live in Connecticut.

TILLY IN TECHNICOLOR de Mazey Eddings

From the acclaimed author of adult rom-coms like A Brush With Love comes a YA debut about two neurodivergent teens who form a connection on a whirlwind summer trip through Europe.

TILLY IN TECHNICOLOR
by Mazey Eddings
Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press, August 2023

Tilly Twomley is desperate for change. White-knuckling her way through high school with flawed executive functioning has left her burnt out and ready to start fresh. Working as an intern for her perfect older sister’s start up isn’t exactly how Tilly wants to spend her summer, but the required travel around Europe promises a much-needed change of scenery as she plans for her future. The problem is, Tilly has no idea what she wants.
Oliver Clark knows exactly what he wants. His autism has often made it hard for him to form relationships with others, but his love of color theory and design allows him to feel deeply connected to the world around him. Plus, he has everything he needs: a best friend that gets him, placement into a prestigious design program, and a summer internship to build his resume. Everything is going as planned. That is, of course, until he suffers through the most disastrous international flight of his life, all turmoil stemming from lively and exasperating Tilly. Oliver is forced to spend the summer with a girl that couldn’t be more his opposite―feeling things for her he can’t quite name―and starts to wonder if maybe he doesn’t have everything figured out after all.
As the duo’s neurodiverse connection grows, they learn that some of the best parts of life can’t be planned, and are forced to figure out what that means as their disastrously wonderful summer comes to an end.

Mazey Eddings is a neurodiverse author, dentist, and (most importantly) stage mom to her cats, Yaya and Zadie. She can most often be found reading romance novels under her weighted blanket and asking her boyfriend to bring her snacks. She’s made it her personal mission in life to destigmatize mental health issues and write love stories for every brain. With roots in Ohio and North Carolina, she now calls Philadelphia home.

THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS de Rose Egal

A genre-bending debut full of cutthroat school politics and the speculative intrigue of alien contact.

THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS
by Rose Egal
Page Street/St. Martin’s Press, October 2022

There’s nothing hijabi alien hunter Abyan wants more than to graduate from Carlisle Academy and finally rid the Earth of aliens, the Nosaru.
Everything is going to plan until the Nosaru kill one of Abyan’s squad mates. To make matters worse, the school admins replace her elite squad member with a sub-par new recruit, Artemis. Despite Artemis failing every test―and bringing the team down with her―their cutthroat instructors refuse to kick her out.
Together Abyan, Artemis and the rest of the team unravel the mystery of why Artemis is actually there, what the Nosaru really want, and what Carlisle Academy has been hiding from them all.

« A must for teen fans of Ms. Marvel―the graphic novels or the television series. » ―Booklist

« Egal capably combines familiar tropes―academic intrigue, mysterious shadow organizations, and good old-fashioned vampire hunting―with innovative sci-fi elements to deliver an adrenaline-fueled galactic war adventure. » ―Publishers Weekly

« The kick-ass queer characters will appeal to many readers […] Science-fiction action pairs with teen angst in this blood-pumping […] outing. » ―Kirkus Reviews

Rose Egal loves autumn, sad poetry, and cats who humble themselves. THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS is her first novel in part inspired by her MS in Biochemistry from Queen Mary University of London. She lives in London with her family and their cat, her arch nemesis, Hercules Aethelstan Buni Massimo Pandemicus The not Great.