McLaren masterfully weaves mystery and mythology to create the bone-chilling thriller The Brollachan. Her eerie descriptions of the Scottish moor and the dark creatures lurking in its dank shadows grab you from the first line and refuse to let go in this gripping who (or what) done it.
Keely Hutton—Soldier Boy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Secret Soldier (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
A masterfully crafted tale of sisterhood, Scottish myth, and murder.
Lizzy Charles—Effortless With You (Swoon Romance), Perfectly Messy (Swoon Romance), Bring the Rain, It Had to be You (Entangled Crush)
A dull AP English assignment interrupted by the resurrection of a 5,000-year-old mummy. A “boy meets boy meets time travel” tale. An ancient evil summoned from the Scottish moors. A sentient garden turned matchmaker. A troubled teen who rehabilitates monsters. A sinister society where love is punishable by death. A medieval pirate queen in love with a ghost. A demon who rebels against her birthright. A mysterious Power that turns people to stone. A girl who guards the secret behind her best friend’s disappearance. A violinist on the brink who learns to listen to her heart.
The stories in this anthology have one common theme: Transformation. They include international #ownvoices perspectives; a New York Times bestselling author; Emmy, SIBA, and ILA award-winning writers; and emerging, independent voices in YA fiction. The collection’s authors, like its stories, are UNBOUND—diverse voices exploring identity, love, betrayal, and becoming. They give us a glimpse into what can be: stories of possibility, love, friendship, the monsters around us and within us.