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What’s in a Name?: Help Us Find a Title for Caitlin Lochner’s New Book!

Since you’ve all proven yourselves to be amazing book titlers, we’re coming back to you to help us name Caitlin Lochner’s debut novel, This Is How We Fall Apart!

Here’s the lowdown on the plot:

Lai Cathwell is good at keeping secrets. As a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager who is feared and shunned by the ungifted, this skill is essential to survival. Pretending to be cursed to escape military duty has only honed her skills. But when rebel Nytes start attacking the city, Lai is dragged back into the fight with a new team of Nytes.

Thrown together with Jay, a self-conscious perfectionist obsessed with being accepted; Al, a short-tempered fighter lying for the sake of revenge; and Erik, an amnesiac hell-bent on finding his memories and his place in the world, Lai realizes she’s facing an entirely different kind of challenge, one that might just be impossible. But if this team can't learn to work together, she knows the entire city will be plunged into war.    

What are we looking for in a new title? We’d love something that is...

  • Epic: Caitlin has created a fantastic dystopic world filled with action and superpowered teenagers, and we’d like the title to reflect that.

  • Emotional: While the action is important, at its heart this is a book about four teens who have to learn how to trust each other and work together as a team.

  • Easy to Remember: There are a lot of great action-packed books out there from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me to Alexandra Braken’s The Darkest Minds and we’d love for Caitlin’s title to feel as unique as the novel itself.

To get the juices flowing, here are some titles that have been rattling around in our brains:

  • This Is How We Fall Apart – This is Caitlin’s original title, and while we love the emotion of this title, we are afraid it might feel a little too much like a contemporary issue novel. (Also, the story is more about the team coming together rather than falling apart!)     

  • Four Against the Night – We love the epic feel of this title, but we worry that it’s not really capturing the story.

  • Your Title Here – We want to hear what title you think would be great for Caitlin's book! Tell us your ideas in the comments below (and don’t forget that you can “like” other people’s comments with your fave titles). If you submit your title, you could see it on a PUBLISHED book! And if you love one of the titles above, tell us that, too!

Please share your suggestions by noon EST on Monday, November 27th. We can't wait to hear what you come up with! 

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