Thursday, August 25th at 6:00PM EST

Exciting Fantasy, Dark Summons

Get drawn into the dark side of YA fantasy with these riveting new tales!

Benevolent spirits and evil forces travail the blood-stained secrets of court drama and wishes are answered at a steep price. Children go missing; alliances are formed in fantastic realms from Wales to Brooklyn, where your favorite aunt might get possessed by a rogue spirit just in time for the West Indian Day Parade. And each of these dark webs draw you in more and more, page after page...

We invite you and your intrepid teen reader to join us for our YA Dark Fantasy panel, as INTISAR KHANANICYLA PANIN, DEBBIE RIGAUD, EMILY LLOYD-JONES and KALYNN BAYRON reveal their haunting magic by reading excerpts from their wonderful stories! Featuring: 

  • The Theft of Sunlight by INTISAR KHANANIWhen her best friend’s sister disappears, Rae knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She finds the chance to make a difference in an invitation to the palace, where the unexpected assist of a thief might be her only survival ticket.
  • Beguiled by CYLA PANIN. Ella is a 17-year-old weaver whose entire livelihood depends on her loom. When her machine breaks down, an old washerwoman spirit called the Bean-Nighe offers a harrowing fix that relies on Ella's blood — and raises her station in the shadow of Bean-Nighe's power...
  • A Girl’s Guide to Love & Magic by DEBBIE RIGAUDCicely Destin, a Haitian American teen living in Brooklyn, finds herself caught up in the magical misgivings of her favorite Aunt — whose Haitian vodou dabbling gets a little too real! Now Cicely, her best friend, Renee, and her crush (!), Kwame, have to uncover all the right artifacts to set things right...
  • The Drowned Woods by EMILY LLOYD-JONES. Mer is the last living water diviner of Wales, and has spent years running from the prince who bound her into his service. Now, a mysterious figure from her past has returned with a proposition: use her powers to bring down the very prince that abused them both.

  • This Wicked Fate by KALYNN BAYRONBriseis has one chance to save her mother, but she'll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart, a journey that demands ancient risks and alchemy.

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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