Extraordinary Cover


By Nancy Werlin

Speak, Paperback, 9780142419748, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange new girl in school, and the two soon become as close as sisters. Then Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate hold on Phoebe - but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon Phoebe discovers the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that they are from the faerie realm, here to collect on an age-old debt. And the price of that debt could cost Phoebe everything. But with the help of her friend Ben, Phoebe ultimately learns her own worth and breaks the generations-old curse.
"Werlin crafts her characters so deftly and unrolls the story so cleverly . . . readers will be under the spell to the end." - "Booklist"
"A compelling tale of friendship and a refreshing antidote to faerie stories about that one special girl deserving of supernatural love." - "Kirkus Reviews.

About the Author
Nancy Werlin writes YA fiction that ranges from realistic fiction to suspense to fantasy, often breaking the boundaries between genres. Her books have gathered awards too numerous to mention, but including National Book award finalist, Edgar award winner and finalist, "New York Times" bestseller, L.A. Book Prize finalist, and IndieBound Top Ten.Nancy's first novel, "Are You Alone on Purpose," was a "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start pick.

Of Nancy's suspense fiction, Sarah Weinman says, "Chances are, many of you haven't heard of this author. That would be a shame, because she's simply one of the best crime novelists going right now. Period." These titles are where Nancy habitually breaks genre-separation rules and include "The Rules of Survival" (a National Book Award finalist), "The Killer's Cousin" (Edgar award winner), "Locked Inside" (Edgar award nominee), "Black Mirror "(which the Washington Post called "an edge-of-your seat thriller"), and "Double Helix" (named to multiple best-of-year book lists).

Nancy's unusual fantasy fiction was inspired by the ballad Scarborough Fair and includes the loose trilogy "Impossible" (a" New York Times" bestseller), " Extraordinary" (featuring a rare thing in fantasy fiction: a Jewish heroine), and her personal beloved, "Unthinkable."

For fun, Nancy also writes and draws a graphic memoir in comics, using her Tumblr to self-publish an episode three times a week.

Her favorite book in all the world is Jane Eyre.

A graduate of Yale, Nancy lives near Boston, Massachusetts with her husband."