Electric Monkey to publish major new YA fantasy series from Tahereh Mafi
Egmont Publishing is excited to announce that in 2018 we will publish a major new fantasy series of young adult books by the New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi.
The bestselling SHATTER ME series and its eagerly-awaited RESTORE ME series combine an epic fantasy world with a compelling romance. The books have enormous crossover appeal to both YA and adult fans.
In Shatter Me, a fragile young teenage girl is held captive, locked in a cell by the Reestablishment – a harsh dictatorship in charge of a crumbling world. But this is no ordinary teenager. Juliette is a threat to the Reestablishment’s power, as a touch from her can kill. One touch is all it takes. Not only is she a threat, she is potentially the most powerful weapon they could have. Juliette has never fought for herself before but when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, the depth of the emotion and the power within her become explosive.
The SHATTER ME series will be published for the first time in the UK by Egmont Publishing’s Electric Monkey imprint. They will be simultaneously released on 06 March 2018 with the hotly anticipated sequel Restore Me, so UK readers can read this compelling series of young adult books without missing out.
Tahereh Mafi is a bestselling author based in the US. Her SHATTER ME trilogy has sold over a million copies and has been published in over 30 languages worldwide. Married to Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, they have been described by Time magazine as a ‘Kids Lit Power Couple’.
Restore Me was is so eagerly awaited by US readers that when the cover was revealed it led to Mafi’s Twitter crashing under the weight of fans’ visits.
Tahereh Mafi says, ‘I’m so thrilled to be working with the incredible team at Egmont. I can’t wait to share the Shatter Me universe with readers in the UK.’
Lindsey Heaven, Fiction Editorial Director at Egmont Publishing, signed the deal with Cecilia de la Campa at Writers House for UK and Commonwealth rights after a hotly-contested auction. The global publication date for Restore Me will be 06 March 2018 and Egmont will publish UK editions of Restore Me and the bestselling SHATTER ME series simultaneously. Restore Me publishes 06 March 2018 in ebook and 05 April 2018 in paperback.
Editorial Director, Lindsey Heaven, said of the deal, ‘I was swept away by the power of Tahereh’s storytelling and am thrilled to bring her books, already beloved by millions of Shatter Me fans, to the UK. The publication of Restore Me is going to be a big global event that we are proud to be part of.’
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