Friday, February 15, 2013


I have news to share about my next YA book...  It has a new title!  And a release date!  And a shiny, new ISBN number!  I feel like a mother whose new baby has just taken her first steps.  And then performed a pirouette while juggling a baton lit on fire!!  Or maybe not that last part.  But something like that.  Anyway, without further ado...

The book formerly known as SWEET NOTHINGS is now... CONJURED.  Set to come out on September 3, 2013 from Bloomsbury/Walker.  ISBN# 978-0802734587.

I really love the new title.  And I'm very excited to have an official pub date that I can start counting down to!

And that ISBN number!  She's a beauty, yes?

Plus, there's already an Amazon page and a Barnes & Noble page, complete with new book descriptions.

From the Barnes & Noble page: 

From the acclaimed author of Vessel and Ice, comes a mind-bending, haunting thriller that illustrates that who we are born does not dictate who we choose to become. 

And from the Amazon page: 

Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined. 

Yay!  It's such a rush when all this stuff starts coming together.  A little over a year ago, this book was in my head.  And then it was a file in my computer.  And now there's an ISBN number.  CONJURED will be my seventh book, so I've been down this road six times before, but I'm still just as excited and thrilled and terrified as I was the first time.  And I love every bit of it.

So, what do you all think?  Do you like the new title?  Description?  ISBN number?

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At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Joan said...

Woohoo! I can't wait!

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Me neither! What's better than witness protection for those involved with the supernatural?

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Enna Isilee said...

That sound BEYOND epic. Need now!

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Joan, Priya, and Enna Isilee: Thank you so much! I am so excited!!!

At 4:21 AM, Blogger immortaltwinsuns said...

Wow! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the cover art and read it! What made you decide to change the title?


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