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A creepily atmospheric new novel from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE REPLACEMENT

Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten. Now she’s out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why.
When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover why her childhood was taken from her. But the truth gets muddled in her attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend and the hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine reemerged.

Rights details

USA/Canada: Razorbill, Penguin Putnam

Good news

YALSA Quick Pick Discussion Title for 2016

Nominated for the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2016 listhttp://www.ala.org/yalsa/quick-picks-nominations

Kirkus’s 9 Novels So Scary You’ll Be Tricked and Treated

Kirkus has chosen FIENDISH as one of their “9 Novels So Scary You’ll Be Tricked and Treated.” www.kirkusreviews.com/lists/9-novels-so-scary-youll-be-tricked-and-treated/fiendish

Kirkus starred review

“This beguiling amalgamation of the magical and modern worlds will have readers mesmerized.”

The Author

Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yovanoff has written a number of novels for teens (published by Razorbill and Delacorte) and holds an MFA in Fiction from Colorado State University. Her latest novel – THE PLACES NO ONE KNOWS – has received several accolades, and her debut – THE REPLACEMENT – hit the NYT bestseller list. 2019 has seen publication of  Brenna’s RUNAWAY MAX, the first YA novel set in the world of Stranger Things, the hit Netflix series.

For a long time she wrote short fiction with Maggie Stiefvater and Tessa Gratton, who together comprised the Merry Sisters of Fate.

She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.


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