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The day has finally come, Swooners! How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman is hitting shelves TODAY!!! Make sure to pick up a box of tissues along with your copy of this haunting story about a girl coping with the loss of her sister. (And for a special bonus, Katy's second book, The Impossibility of Us, is also available in paperback today!)

How the Light Gets In

One year after her sister's death, Callie starts to wonder how gone Chloe really is.

Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents once were.

When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.

But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?

What people are saying about How the Light Gets In:

"Readers will be taken along this journey of grief, loss, and healing. Recommend to fans of realistic romances." —School Library Journal

"Packed with emotions, great characters to root and feel for and a soft, quiet yet heartbreaking and beautiful premise, How the Light Gets In is a wonderful little gem." —Drizzle & Hurricane Books

"A novel that goes on a journey of hope, love, grief, forgiveness, and recovery. The characters are developed so well, it seems like they are standing right next to you, telling the story." —Belmont Books

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The Impossibility of Us

How brave can you be when your relationship is questioned by everyone you love?

The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.

When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Over the course of the summer, their relationship begins to blossom, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more.

But as Elise and Mati grow closer, her family becomes more and more uncomfortable with their relationship, and their concerns all center on one fact—Mati is Afghan.

What people are saying about The Impossibility of Us:

"This book tackles several heavy subjects as the author explores religious and ethnic intolerance, bigotry, fear, and lack of fairness. ... Readers will find the story meaty, satisfying, and enlightening. This surprising and worthwhile romance is a solid choice to add to any teen collection." —VOYA

"Spectacular ... Your heart will break reading this book, but it will also soar. You’ll question everything you’ve imagined about difficult relationships, look at your own self in a new light, but you’ll also fall in love." —Moriah's Musings

"The Impossibility of Us is a wonderful read and it deserves more readers for sure. A perfect read for summer, this will make your heart happy and sad at the same time. ... This story certainly proves that in the end love conquers all." —Flipping Through the Pages

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