This fall, Penguin Teen has five weeks in a row of major game-changing YA novels hitting the shelves! We’re thrilled to be participating in the Penguin Teen Game-Changers campaign by revealing the second featured book.
Releasing on September 19, 2017, the second Penguin Teen Game Changer is Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore!
To us, a “game-changing” book is one that brings something new to the table. Maybe it helps you see a genre in a whole new light; maybe it changes the way you read; maybe it’s a book you can’t stop thinking about long after you’ve finished the last page. No matter what your definition is, it seems like all of the Penguin Teen Game-Changers will have a profound impact on their readers in some way. In particular, Jane, Unlimited sounds like nothing else we’ve ever read. Described as “kaleidoscopic,” we can’t wait to see what kind of fantastical adventure Kristin Cashore takes us on!
We’ll be chatting with Kristin Cashore during BookCon at the end of May, so leave a comment if you have any questions you’re dying to have answered!
About the book:
The highly anticipated standalone from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Graceling Realm series—a kaleidoscopic novel about grief, adventure, storytelling, and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices.
Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.
Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.
Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.
About Kristin Cashore:
Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm–Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue–have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors Choice, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. In addition, Graceling was shortlisted for the William C. Morris Debut Award and Fire is an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner.
Are you dying to read Jane, Unlimited? You can get started with this excerpt:
Enter for a chance to win one (1) set of Penguin Teen’s Game-Changers ARCs (ARV: $0).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on May 15, 2017 and 12:00 AM on May 22, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about May 24, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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