Join this panel of authors with creepy autumn YA releases across all subgenres. These books come out from September through a delayed release in February 2022, and you're going to want to read all of them!
Build your spooky season TBR pile with Lyndall Clipstone, Carolyn Tara O'Neil, Laura Pohl, and Katy Rose Pool, moderated by our own Bookseller Anna.
Register for the Zoom Webinar here.
Lyndall Clipstone writes about monsters and the girls who like to kiss them. A former youth librarian who grew up running wild in the Barossa Ranges of South Australia, she currently lives in Adelaide, where she tends her own indoor secret garden. She has a Bachelors in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management. Lakesedge is her debut novel, and its sequel is Forestfall.
Carolyn Tara O'Neil grew up in a tiny New York City apartment filled with thousands of books. Every Friday she went to the public library for even more reading material. She's lived in France, Spain, and Japan, before circling back to New York. Carolyn now lives in a slightly smaller NYC apartment with slightly fewer books, and still goes to the library every week. Daughters of a Dead Empire is her first book.
Laura Pohl is a Brazilian YA author. She likes writing messages in caps lock, quoting Hamilton and obsessing about Star Wars. When not taking pictures of her dog, she can be found curled up with a fantasy or science-fiction book. She makes her home in Sao Paulo, where she graduated with Literature.
She is the author of The Last 8 (Winner of the International Latino Book Awards) and The First 7. Her next upcoming book is The Grimrose Girls, out in October 2021. She's also part of Spell Check, a Dungeons & Dragons podcast with other YA authors. Learn more about her on her website (www.onlybylaura.com), and make sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Katy Rose Pool, author of the Age of Darkness trilogy , was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in history, Katy spent a few years building websites by day and dreaming up prophecies by night. Currently, she resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she can be found eating breakfast sandwiches, rooting for the Golden State Warriors, and reading books that set her on fire.
A lush, gothic fantasy from debut author Lyndall Clipstone about monsters and magic, set on the banks of a cursed lake, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Brigid Kemmerer.
From debut author Carolyn Tara O'Neil comes a thrilling alternate history set during the Russian Revolution.
Four troubled friends,
One murdered girl...
and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed.
The Descendants meets Pretty Little Liars in this story of four reimagined fairytale heroines who must uncover connections to their ancient curses and forge their own paths... before it's too late.
In Into the Dying Light, the jaw-dropping conclusion to the Age of Darkness trilogy, hearts will shatter, cities will fall, and a god will rise.
"A successful ending to a brilliant trilogy about human hope and connection." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Best Book of the Month
Six of Crows meets Graceling with a dash of Winter is Coming in Katy Rose Pool's second installment of the action-packed and swoon-worthy Age of Darkness series--As the Shadow Rises.
"As the Shadow Rises solidifies Katy Rose Pool's status as one of the best fantasy writers of the 21st century." —Popsugar
Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews--Katy Rose Pool's There Will Come a Darkness!