Virtual: Nancy Werlin and Leah Cypess, Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good and Thornwood

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual joint book launch celebrating Nancy Werlin's new YA novel, Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good and Leah Cypess's middle grade debut, ThornwoodThis event is hosted on Crowdcast, and is free and open to all.

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In Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good, a buttoned-up overachiever works overtime to keep her inner nerd at bay—failing spectacularly—in Nancy Werlin’s hilarious and heartfelt return to contemporary realistic fiction. Planning is Zoe Rosenthal’s superpower. She has faith in a properly organized to-do list and avoids unnecessary risks. Her mental checklist goes something like this: 1) Meet soulmate: DONE! 2) Make commitment: DONE! 3) Marriage: TO COME! (after college). She isn’t sure which college yet, but it will have a strong political science department, since her perfect boyfriend, Simon, plans to “save the country,” as his sister puts it, “and the planet and everything.” Zoe will follow along, the perfect serious, supportive girlfriend. It’s good to have her love life resolved, checked off, done. But speaking of unnecessary risks, Zoe’s on a plane to Atlanta, sneaking off to Dragon Con for the second season premiere of Bleeders. The show is subject to her boyfriend’s lofty scorn, but Zoe is nothing like these colorful hordes “wearing their inside on their outside.” Once her flirtation with fandom is over, she will get back to the important business of planning a future with Simon. The trouble is, right now, Bleeders—and her fellow “Bloodygits”—may just mean the world to her. Will a single night of nerdery be enough?

Leah Cypess's middle grade debut Thornwood is Sleeping Beauty like you've never seen it before, about a girl who lives in the shadow of her older sister and the curse that has haunted her from birth. For years, Briony has lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Rosalin, and the curse that has haunted her from birth--that on the day of her sixteenth birthday she would prick her finger on a spindle and cause everyone in the castle to fall into a 100-year sleep. When the day the curse is set to fall over the kingdom finally arrives, nothing--not even Briony--can stop its evil magic. You know the story. But here's something you don't know. When Briony finally wakes up, it's up to her to find out what's really going on, and to save her family and friends from the murderous Thornwood. But who is going to listen to her? This is a story of sisterhood, of friendship, and of the ability of even little sisters to forge their own destiny. The first in a three-book series of fairy tale retellings, these are the stories of the siblings who never made it into the storybook.

Nancy Werlin (she/her) is the author of ten previous books for teens, including the National Book Award Finalist The Rules of Survival, the Edgar Award winner The Killer’s Cousin, and the New York Times bestseller Impossible. Nancy Werlin lives outside Boston.

Leah Cypess is the author of four YA novels: Mistwood, Nightspell, Death Sworn, and Death Marked. Both Mistwood and Death Sworn were on the Kirkus Best Books for Teens list, and Death Sworn was a Teen Vogue "Most Exciting YA Book" of the year. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Thornwoood is her middle grade debut. Visit her online at www.leahcypess.com or follow her on Twitter @LeahCypess.

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Event date: 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Virtual, via Crowdcast
Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536214734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

Thornwood (Sisters Ever After #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593178836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

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