I’m thrilled to share pre-order links for the book of my heart, my upcoming YA Contemporary Fantasy novel, LEGENDBORN. The first in a planned series published by Simon Pulse, LEGENDBORN is filled with mystery and a rich magic system and it offers the dark allure of CITY OF BONES with a modern day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.
LEGENDBORN will release September 15, 2020 and is published in the US by Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. Pre-order at the links below!
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her previous life, family memories, or her childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at a local university seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure reveals Bree’s own, unique magic and unlocks a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that she knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, Bree will do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn by becoming one of their initiates. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur and his knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.