coming March 2020
Spanish rights sold to V&R
Russian rights sold to AST Publishers
Korean rights sold to WooriSchool
Czech rights sold to Host publishers
UK rights sold to S&S
Audio rights sold to Recorded Books
Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.
Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible and tremendous.
What really happened?
Someone is lying.
Spanish world rights sold to V&R
Brazilian rights sold to Galera/Record
Dutch rights sold to Blossom Books
Swedish rights sold to Carlsen/Bonniers
German rights sold to Thienemann
Turkish rights sold to Parodi
Hungarian rights sold to Menő Könyvek
Persian rights sold to Behdad Publishing
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List
Amazon Editors' Best Books of the month, March 2016
“Tucholke walks a fine, spine-chilling line. . . An eerie, tangled story with plenty of questions: Who can be trusted? Who—or what—pulls the strings? . . . The book keeps readers wondering. Nicely constructed and planned, with unexpected twists to intrigue and entertain.”
—Kirkus starred review
“A dark, unpredictable mystery that . . . shimmer[s] with sumptuous descriptions and complicated psychologies. . . . Occult accoutrements, descriptions of the wild landscape, and a twisting-turning plot create an uncertain atmosphere that constantly shift readers’ perceptions of who is trustworthy.”
“The most captivating part of the narration is the shift in the characters’ voices as the story progresses. As we learn more about the true nature of the characters, the narrators slightly change the way they speak. This change is so subtle and well executed that the listener doesn’t realize it has happened until all of the story’s secrets are revealed—making for a captivating story in which nothing is exactly what it seems.”
—Booklist, starred review (refers to the audiobook edition)
"There’s so much to love in April Genevieve Tucholke’s mysterious young adult novel, which deals with teenage infatuation in all its destructive and creative glory. With elements of fairy tales and ghost stories woven throughout, Wink Poppy Midnight is named for the three young protagonists locked in a spooky love triangle. It’s a fast read sprinkled with fairy dust and haunting insight into the confusion, melancholy, and unshakable magic of the high school years."
---iBooks 25 Best Books of March
A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by April Genevieve Tucholke.
Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.
A 2018 nomination for the Sakura Medal
A 2017 YALSA Popular Paperback
A 2016 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A 2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Selected for the 2016 Texas Tayshas Reading List
A 2017 YALSA Popular Paperback
A 2013 YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee
“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will slip under your skin and capture the darkest corners of your imagination. A hypnotic, terrifying debut.”
—Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls, 17 & Gone, and The Walls Around Us.
“Tucholke’s story of devils, innocence, and family secrets is lush, and rhythmic as a song. Seductive with a capital ‘S’.”
—Kendare Blake, author of Three Dark Crowns
“Tucholke’s gothic tone, plot, and setting, complete with a deteriorating estate full of dark family secrets, is reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier or YA fare such as Kami Garcia’s and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures.”
–-SLJ starred review
“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a stunning debut with complex characters, an atmospheric setting, and a distinct voice. Tucholke’s command of imagery and language is especially striking…Tucholke has real talent and, hopefully, will be writing for years to come.”
-–VOYA starred review
“People die; children stalk the cemetery with stakes; and strange, alluring River delights and frightens Violet in equal measure…the faded elegance that permeates almost every page, elevates this above more generic offerings of its type. Violet, too, has a quirky uniqueness that will draw readers, just as it draws River—for better or worse.”
-–Booklist starred review
“Violet is both intuitive and naïve, capable of profound revelation . . . The faded opulence of the setting is an ideal backdrop for this lushly atmospheric gothic thriller, which, happily, comes with a satisfying conclusion. Darkly romantic and evocative.”
“The lush and polished prose, eerie locales, and pervading sense of dark unease are as engrossing as they were in the first installment.”
“Horror and romance blend seamlessly in Tucholke’s distinctive prose. . . Those already captured by Tucholke’s previous installment will not want to put this one down.”
A New York Times bestseller
Leave it to the heroes to save the world--villains just want to rule the world.
In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains' points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like "Medusa," Sherlock Holmes, and "Jack and the Beanstalk" provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains' acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage--and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on.
No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again.