You may know Stephanie Perkins as the YA author extraordinaire of novels such as Anna and the French Kiss
, Lola and the Boy Next Door
, and Isla and the Happily Ever After
. She’s also the genius who conceived and edited some of the loveliest romance anthologies YA has to offer: My True Love Gave To Me
and Summer Days & Summer Nights
- featuring an all star writing cast including Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare... we could go on and on!
So what’s next for Stephanie Perkins?
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Macmillan Children’s Books will publish Stephanie’s next novel in the UK, and it will be called....
There’s Someone Inside Your House: an addictive new twist on the romance Stephanie is so well known for writing, set against a backdrop of a high school ravaged by a serial killer.
There’s Someone Inside Your House is like no other book on the YA market today - your heart will stop with swooning and fear, all while you’re trying to figure out who the lead character is going to hook up with and who might be the next victim. This novel sits alongside the teen horror movies we know and love such as Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. If you’re as addicted to Scream Queens as we are, or want to read something that's as thrilling as it is chilling - look no further.
Acquired by Editorial Director Rachel Petty in a two-book deal, we’re thrilled to be Stephanie’s new UK publisher. Rachel says, “I loved working with Stephanie on the two short story collections so when I heard that she was turning her hand to horror, I couldn’t wait to see how she’d apply her trademark wit and warmth to the slasher genre. It’s the best of both worlds - you won’t know whether to swoon or scream and you’ll end up doing both! I’m so pleased to have her next two books on the MCB list.”
Stephanie says, "It’s an absolute thrill to be working with Rachel Petty again! Macmillan Children's Books blew me away with their work on my anthologies, and I’m very happy to have a solo project in their talented, creative hands."
Here’s the book synopsis - it’s all we can tell you so far:
More than a year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in land-locked Nebraska, Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life. She’s made a small group of close friends and even flirted with romance, but she’s still haunted by her past. And then … one-by-one the students of her high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. And as the terror comes closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer among them, Makani will finally be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
It’s going to be a book to die for. Literally.
We’ll keep you updated on our social media channels with further news about There’s Someone Inside Your House; in the meantime - let us know how excited you are by tweeting us @mykindabook.