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Announcing Our New List: THE BALLAD OF AMI MILES by Kristy Dallas Alley and HARSHVILLE by Olivia Wildenstein!

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Dear Swoon Readers,

As our Swoon community grows with each passing season, we are constantly inspired by the amazing talent and creativity you all bring to the site. We never know what we're going to see next!

We're so excited to reveal the two new books and authors who have been selected for publication. Thank you all for always helping us find such talented new voices with your ratings and insightful comments. We literally couldn't do this without you!

Congratulations to our two new authors, and welcome to the Swoon Reads family.


Jean Feiwel (and Stella)

Here they are! Swoon Reads Season 14:

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The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley

A teen girl flees her sheltered home to traverse a dystopic landscape on a journey of self-discovery.

Why We Love It

• Ami Miles is such a compelling character—her voice just pulls you into the story.

• The world and the concept are unique and intriguing, and the issues the novel explores are timely and relevant.

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Harshville by Olivia Wildenstein

Against the wishes of her mother, Angie enters a songwriting competition hosted by her idol and meets new kid Tennessee, who’s just as infuriating as he is sexy.

Why We Love It

• Angie is a character with big dreams and a big heart—and when the two conflict, it makes for a seriously compelling read.

• The story features a complicated romance as well as themes of friendship, persistence, and self-confidence.

Congratulations Kristy and Olivia! And welcome to Swoon Reads!

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