J. Elle with Karen McManus

New York Times bestselling author J. Elle joins us to introduce HOUSE OF MARIONNE, a modern-day YA romantic fantasy series opener about a glamorous magical world of social elites, forbidden love, and a dark magic that could destroy it all. Brimming with ballgowns and betrayal, magic and mystery, decadence and darkness, Elle’s latest is perfect for readers who crave irresistible romance, dark academia, and a deeply intoxicating and original world. Joining J. Elle in conversation is #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen McManus, who calls HOUSE OF MARIONNE, "Inventive, evocative, and epic. HOUSE OF MARIONNE is a dazzling magical thrill ride." Following their discussion, there will be a Q & A and book signing. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
BURY YOUR SECRET OR DIE FOR IT.

17 year-old Quell has lived her entire life on the run. She and her mother have fled from city to city, in order to hide the deadly magic that flows through Quell’s veins. 

Until someone discovers her dark secret.

To hide from the assassin hunting her, and keep her mother out of harm’s way, Quell reluctantly inducts into a debutante society of magical social elites called the Order that she never knew existed. If she can pass their three rites of membership, mastering their proper form of magic, she’ll be able to secretly bury her forbidden magic forever. 

If caught, she will be killed.

But becoming the perfect debutante is a lot harder than Quell imagined, especially when there’s more than tutoring happening with Jordan, her brooding mentor and— assassin in training. 

When Quell uncovers the deadly lengths the Order will go to defend its wealth and power, she’s forced to choose: embrace the dark magic she’s been running from her entire life or risk losing everything, and everyone, she’s grown to love.

Still, she fears the most formidable monster she’ll have to face is the one inside.

Brimming with ballgowns and betrayal, magic and mystery, decadence and darkness, House of Marionne is perfect for readers who crave morally gray characters, irresistible romance, dark academia, and a deeply intoxicating and original world.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
J. Elle is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult and middle-grade fantasy fiction and a 2022 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth and Teens. The former educator credits her nomadic lifestyle and humble inner-city beginnings as inspiration for her novels. When she’s not writing, Elle can be found on the hunt for desserts without chocolate, looking for any excuse to get dressed up, and road-tripping her way across the country with her two dogs in tow.

Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her books include the One of Us Is Lying series, which has been turned into a television show on Peacock, as well as the standalone novels Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, You’ll Be the Death of Me, and Nothing More to Tell. Karen’s critically acclaimed, award-winning work has been translated into more than forty-two languages.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Books: 
House of Marionne By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593527702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2023

Wings of Ebony By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$12.99
Unavailable at this time
ISBN: 9781534470682
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - March 22nd, 2022

Ashes of Gold (Wings of Ebony) By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534470712
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - February 7th, 2023

One of Us Is Back (ONE OF US IS LYING) By Karen M. McManus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593485019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - July 25th, 2023