April Releases: SECRET RULES TO BEING A ROCKSTAR and ROBIN AND HER MISFITS
Wishing the very best book birthdays to these spectacular LGBTQ+ YA novels: SECRET RULES TO BEING A ROCKSTAR and ROBIN AND HER MISFITS! Be sure to grab your copy early via preorder below, or be first in line at your local bookstore.
SECRET RULES TO BEING A ROCKSTAR by Jessamyn Violet
Pub Date: April 18, 2023
Eighteen-year-old Kyla Bell dreams of one day being a professional musician… but gets little to no support from her parents. One night, her dreams are answered in the form of sultry rocker Ruby Sky, the magnetic frontwoman of her favorite band, Glitter Tears. Ruby hears Kyla perform and asks her to join the band on keys for their upcoming tour. Kyla moves to Los Angeles, right in the heart of the 90s music scene, and go through Ruby’s “rock star boot camp.”
PRAISE FOR SECRET RULES TO BEING A ROCKSTAR
“Jessamyn Violet presents readers with the sights, sounds, smells, and, above all, the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of a young life in music. This story rings true from its overture to its coda.“ —Susan Rogers, Director of Berklee Music Perception & Cognition Lab; Author, This Is What It Sounds Like: What The Music You Love Says About You
“Secret Rules to Being a Rockstar is a colorful story full of hope and wonder, immersing the reader in the near-dystopian dreamscape of the music industry in 1990s Los Angeles—and I know because I lived it.” —Eva Gardner, bassist for P!NK, Cher, Tegan & Sarah
“Jessamyn Violet’s riveting debut novel, Secret Rules to Being a Rockstar, gives us Kyla Bell, an endearing character who strives to balance the life of a rockstar with that of the honest and loyal daughter and friend she has always been. For this, Kyla needs a complicated set of rules, and the journey that follows—vivid and wise—is both poignant and exhilarating.”
—Jill McCorkle, New York Times Bestselling Author
ROBIN AND HER MISFITS by Kelly Ann Jacobson
Pub Date: April 25, 2023
In this complete reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, the “merry men” are a roving gang of fiercely unique queer female bikers, street racers, and thieves: Little John, White Rabbit, Daisy Chain, Skillet, and their leader Robin. They’ve run away from their families in order to live off the grid on their own terms. But, after one mission proposed by an unfriendly figure from their past, they change from a life of greed to a pledge to “steal from the rich” and give back to queer girls in need of help.
PRAISE FOR ROBIN AND HER MISFITS
“Robin and Her Misfits revisits a classic story about breaking the law, turning it into a poignant, exciting novel about queer love, homecomings, and hope.” —Foreword Reviews
“In this modern reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood, a cast of queer girls fight to free themselves from the control of powerful crime families and their own pasts. Fast-paced action and high stakes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Robin and Her Misfits is another superb queer young adult retelling of a favorite classic from the marvelous Kelly Ann Jacobson. Misfits, indeed! Such stunning storytelling, with vibrant characters wholly Jacobson’s own. I haven’t enjoyed the trials and tribulations of a group of misfits quite as much since watching Times Square. You don’t want to miss it.” —Addie Tsai, author, Unwieldy Creatures and Dear TwinShare This!