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Wednesday Books/St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan
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“Grandmère, tell me again the story of how I die.”⁣

The Midnight Forest. The Fanged Creature. Two fortune-telling cards that spell an untimely death for 17-year-old Clara. Despite the warning from her fortune-teller grandmother, Clara and her close friend Axel—who is fated never to be with her—embark on a dangerous journey into the deadly Forest Grimm. Even though every time someone crosses the forest’s border, they never return.

Clara and Axel have no choice—entering the forest is the only way they can find Sortes Fortunae, the Book of Fortunes, a magical book with the power to reverse the curse on their village and save Clara’s mother. But the forest is alive with dark, deadly twists on some of our most well-known fairy tales, and it has a mind of its own.


“Kathryn Purdie has bewitched us with another absolutely gorgeous read. Her prose is lovely, evocative, and snaring, and the gripping story of danger enraptures both heart and mind. She takes well-known fairy tales and puts clever, dark twists to them, all amid a real and enchanting setting. I’ll go mad waiting for the sequel!” ―Charlie N. Holmberg, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Spellbreaker and The Paper Magician

“With an immersive world and rich magic, Kathryn Purdie has written a story that will change everything you thought you knew about fairy tales. Prepare to enter the Forest Grimm―and never leave.” ―Tricia Levenseller, New York Times bestselling author of Blade of Secrets

“Fast-paced and romantic, Kathryn Purdie lured me into a thrilling world where familiar fairytales are turned inside out and nothing is at seems. Once I entered the dark heart of the Forest Grimm, I never wanted to leave.” ―Mara Rutherford, author of The Poison Season

“Within its first lines, The Forest Grimm promises an adventure with a clever trail of breadcrumbs to guide you. A brave and resolute heroine, an enchanted forest rooted in danger, and a slow-burning friends-to-lovers romance…Kathryn Purdie has written a luminous fairytale, sharp as teeth and full of heart. I devoured every word of this magical tale.” ―Rebecca Ross, internationally bestselling author of Divine Rivals

“Purdie pulls from many original fairy tales to create this twisty yet enchanting romantasy.” -School Library Journal

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Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
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“We will have to make our own sacrifices one day, and it will be easier if we don’t grow attached to those destined to die.”

Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.

The first pulse-pounding novel in a new duology from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Burning Glass shines with doomed romance, macabre magic, and a betrayal with the power to shatter the boundary between the living and the dead.

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
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Love is a choice. It isn’t written in the stars.

Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés, the men destined to love them and die. But Bone Criers Ailesse and Sabine—along with Ailesse’s love, Bastien—are working to chart their own course and rewrite the rules of the afterlife. If they don’t break the soul bond between Ailesse and her amouré, she could die—just as Bastien’s father did.

Sabine struggles to maintain her authority as matrone of her famille—the role always destined for her sister—even as she fights to control the violent jackal power within her.

Bastien is faced with a new dilemma as the spirits of the Underworld threaten the souls of his friends—and his father.

Ailesse attempts to resist her mother’s siren song as she’s drawn into her own version of the Underworld. How will she save her friends once she’s cut off from their world?

This pulse-pounding follow-up to Bone Crier’s Moon is a story of love, sisterhood, and determination as three friends find the courage and power to shatter the boundary between the living and the dead.


“Brimming with rich mythology, deadly romance, and fantastically flawed characters—absolutely spellbinding!” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

“Action-filled fights, enemies-to-lovers, high-stakes friendships, and twisty endings—Bone Crier’s Moon will be your siren song.” —A.G. Howard, #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of the Splintered series

“Vibrant world-building, terrifying magic, and a dangerous love story—a must read.” —Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of the Remnant Chronicles

“Beautiful, entrancing, deadly.” —Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game and Circle of Shadows series

“A magical story of compassion, forgiveness, and self-acceptance.” —Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Plain Jane and author of Before She Ignites

“Evocative and atmospheric—readers will be swept away by this tale of bone magic, sacrifice, and love!” —Sara B. Larson, author of DefyDark Breaks the Dawn, and Sisters of Shadow and Light

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Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
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Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
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The peace is unsustainable.

Sonya and Anton may have brought about a revolution, but can they protect their homeland—and their love—with so many forces threatening to tear them apart?

The empire has fallen, Valko faces trial, and Sonya is finally free from her fate as Sovereign Auraseer. But Sonya’s expanding abilities are just as unstable as the new government of Riaznin—and her relationship with Anton. Not only can she feel the emotions of others but, unlike other Auraseers, she’s learned to make others feel her emotions as well. And Sonya isn’t immune to dark temptations.

Now, as Sonya fights to contain her own darkness, she senses a new evil lurking in the shadows of the palace. Someone from Sonya’s past has returned. And that someone won’t be satisfied until Sonya pays for the mistakes she’s made.

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
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Former emperor Valko has kidnapped the youngest Auraseer and provoked a civil war. Now, he’s hunting his brother, Anton, and leading Shenglin troops across the border. But with her empathic powers gone, Sonya doesn’t know how to protect the people she loves or the nation she helped free. She can’t sense who to trust. She can’t track Valko. She can’t tell if her beloved Anton is safe. She only knows danger is coming. And there’s nothing she can do to stop it.

Until Sonya hears a tale of an Esten Auraseer with a mysterious ability to heal, and suddenly her situation doesn’t feel as impossible as it once did. But without her powers, finding the legendary Auraseer will be dangerous. And if she doesn’t succeed, the peace she sacrificed so much to achieve will be shattered forever.



“Dark, intricate and utterly immersive, Burning Glass will take you on a journey you’ll never forget. Heart-pounding action meets deadly intrigue and aching romance, drawing you deep inside a story full of complex questions.” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the award-winning These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Illuminae.

“Richly imagined, compelling, and darkly romantic, this book will leave you begging for more!” —Sara B. Larson, author of the Defy trilogy

“I feel like Burning Glass has catered to all of my YA book needs: Russian-flavored fantasy, a neat but not overly complicated magic system, a flawed but wonderful heroine, and the only kind of love triangle I can enjoy (one involving competing brothers!)” —Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books

“Purdie expertly weaves a complex storyline with well-developed characters in a vividly described world to entrance readers with her words.” —Wendy Jessen, Deseret News

School Library Journal: Gr 9 Up—Sonya has a rare talent: she can feel, both physically and emotionally, those around her. With this talent brings the responsibility of becoming the Sovereign Auraseer for the Imperial Majesty, Valko. Sonya travels to Torchev with Anton, the heir to the throne and younger brother to Valko. Sonya is thrown into learning her new role, balancing court life and rules for the first time, all the while trying to discern if someone is really attempting to assassinate Valko. While observing, Sonya finds herself conflicted as she is drawn to Anton, and whether he has the best interests in mind for his country over his brother. Does she betray Anton? Does she side with the Uprising? Or does she honor her duty as Sovereign Auraseer, despite her nature telling her it is not the best interest of the people of Torchev? Filled with mystery and intrigue, betrayal and passion, Purdie’s political debut will sweep readers away to a world that is not that different from their own. Characters are richly developed, leaving teens with a sense of who they are and where they stand in this well-paced story. The ending comes to a satisfying resolution, with a hint of a further installment. VERDICT For libraries whose patrons clamor for additional high fantasy tales, this start of a new trilogy will fit the bill.—Stephanie Charlefour, Wixom Public Library, MI

Outlets for purchasing books in the BURNING GLASS series include:

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