new list header.jpg

Announcing Our New List: THE IMPALER'S SHADOW by Alexander Delacroix and THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR by Jessica Patrick


Dear Swooners,

No matter how many times we go through our selection process, it never gets old! This community never ceases to amaze with its broad range of talent and creativity.

We're excited to share the newest manuscripts chosen for publication. Thank you for helping us find the latest and greatest voices in YA fiction. We hope you love these new titles and authors as much as we do.

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


Jean Feiwel (and Stella)

Here they are! Swoon Reads Season 17:

The Impaler's Shadow_cover not final.jpg

The Impaler's Shadow by Alexander Delacroix

Two royal sons fall for the same young woman. But is it safe for her to love either of them back?

Why We Love It

• You don't see a lot of historical YA set in medieval Eastern Europe, and this book vividly brings a long-ago and little-known world to life.

• That love triangle, tho! You know it's a good romance when it's hard to pick a favorite ship!

this is what you came for_cover not final.jpg

This Is What You Came For by Jessica Patrick

When Andi finds herself competing with a boy she can’t stand, her weekend takes an unexpected turn.

Why We Love It

• Enemies to lovers is one of our favorite tropes, and Jessica Patrick knocks this one out of the park.

• We love how well-rounded and real these characters felt—complex and messy emotions included.

Congratulations Alexander and Jessica! And welcome to Swoon Reads!

Author spotlight

Swoon Reads Staff

For more information, check out the "Meet the Team" section of our About page (

See More