Announcing Our Seventh List: STRINGS by Nikki Katz, SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW by Jennifer Honeybourn, PRISONER OF GLASS by Chani L. Feener, and THE BIG F by Maggie Ann Martin!

stella stellaMy Dear Swoon Readers, 

Here's what we found in Season 7 submissions: originality, risk-taking, fun and variety. Go Writers! I am so excited and pleased to see the chances you are all taking. We are thrilled to announce four new authors and books to be published.  

Congratulations and welcome to the Swoon Reads family.


Jean Feiwel

Here it is! Swoon Reads Season 7:

strings cover not finalStrings by Nikki Katz

In this gothic novel, a ballet dancer is trapped at a private boarding school for girls by a mysterious benefactor.

Why we love it:

– A cute kitchen boy named CRICKET. What's not to love?!

– This was a twist on a couple of retellings that we hadn't seen before and sucked us in immediately. Great world-building!

Somebody That I Used to Know cover not finalSomebody That I Used to Know by Jennifer Honeybourn

In this quirky romance, a girl falls in love with the boy who ruined her life during a summer job at Tudor Tymes restaurant.

Why we love it:

TUDOR. TYMES. What a setting!

– This story was just plain fun, and we loved the mix of serious and funny. Voice, voice, voice!

Prisoner of Glass cover not finalPrisoner of Glass by Chani L. Feener

An ordinary teenage girl has to impersonate an alien princess after being mistakenly kidnapped in this sci-fi romance.

Why we love it:

– Not one, but TWO sexy aliens!

– Chani has a gift for creating characters that we just love, and there was a heavy dose of action in this one, giving us some serious "Alien Throne of Glass" vibes.

The Big F cover not finalThe Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

A girl must figure out her own new path when her college acceptance letter is revoked due to a failing grade in this fun contemporary.

Why we love it:

Sassy, leather-jacket-wearing bookstore boy (who reminds us of Jess from Gilmore Girls). Enough said.

– The concept drew us in and was incredibly relatable... It drew out our nostalgic side for when we were deciding what to do after high school. Decisions, decisions!

Congratulations Nikki, Jennifer, Chani and Maggie! And welcome to Swoon Reads!

Did you miss these manuscripts before they were chosen? No worries! All four of these books will remain available to read on-site until they move further into the editing process. We still want to hear your thoughts and ideas about what makes these stories great and what could make them even better. If you want to be a part of the editing process, please post your comments as soon as you can. 

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