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Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

Books by Jacqueline West

Cover of Last Things by Jacqueline West

LAST THINGS

A new YA novel from Greenwillow/HarperCollins

"Last Things is at once poetic and urgent, evocative and authentic, everything I love in a book.” - Victoria Schwab, author of #1 New York Times bestseller This Savage Song

“I devoured this book in a day. Last Things is the kind of taut, atmospheric thriller that gets your heart racing and sets your imagination on fire. Sensational.”—Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn

"Hand this worthy addition to any YA collection to fans of mystery, music, and horror." - School Library Journal

"A suspenseful tale wrought from power chords, creeping darkness, and disquieting twists." - Kirkus

"West uses evocative language, including song lyrics, to enhance the ominous atmosphere in this updated Faustian thriller; her pitch-perfect depiction of music conjures pulse-pounding concerts and Anders’ passion for metal. A dark and lovely saga." - Booklist

"Last Things is more than an homage to a legendary tale. It’s an expert reinvention that stands wholly on its own. And yes, you’ll want to leave the lights on." - Book and Film Globe

Buy it in a book store today, or order it from IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon

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The Collectors by Jacqueline West

The Collectors
(Middle Grade)

When a boy named Van discovers an underworld filled with collected wishes, he finds himself trapped between enemy forces who want the power of those wishes for themselves. It won't be long before Van learns the danger of getting exactly what you wish for.

- Schneider Family Honor Book
- Minnesota Book Awards finalist

"A brilliant fantasy adventure..."
-Booklist

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Digging Up Danger by Jacqueline West

Digging Up Danger
(Middle Grade)

Eliza loves hunting ghosts--too bad she's spending the summer helping her scientist mother study weird plants instead. But when a mysterious plant goes missing, things in the plant shop go from strange to downright spooky. Is Eliza digging in dangerous ground?

- An Amazon Editors' Best Book of the Month, January 2019

☆ "West’s tale, decorated with Aly’s eerie, cartoon art, is well worth reading on its own—the writing manual takes it to a whole other level."

- Kirkus, starred review

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The Books of Elsewhere

New York Times Best Seller
The Books of Elsewhere
(Middle Grade)

Danger and mystery are around every corner as Olive encounters evil magic, talking cats, and a small boy trapped inside a painted world.

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Dreamers Often Lie

Dreamers Often Lie
(Young Adult)

After a head injury, a high school actress is haunted by visions of William Shakespeare and his characters. But when one of those visions turns out to be real, she has to choose between lying to everyone else and lying to herself.

"Both moving and humorous... Shakespeare's characters really shine as they come to life in the twenty-first century."

- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Anthologies

Starry Eyed

Starry-Eyed

This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers.

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Been There Done That

Been There, Done That

School is in session as celebrated authors share their real-life academic experiences and turn them into fiction!

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