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Set Sail with THE BEHOLDER

Congratulations to Anna Bright on the release of her debut young adult novel, THE BEHOLDER!


“Sparkles with beauty, intrigue, and romance.”—Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series

“Full of romance and political intrigue that had me captivated from the very first page. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.” (Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game series)

“High adventure, political intrigue, and swoon-worthy romance. A glittering paean to storytelling.” ~ALA Booklist

“Wholly unique, yet familiar in all the right ways. Put this at the top of your to-read pile if you love fairy tales, epic voyages, and—of course—swoon-worthy love stories.” ~Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling author of My Plain Jane (with Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton) and the Fallen Isles trilogy

“It’s impossible not to root for Selah. A fully captivating story.” ~Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match.

But after an excruciatingly public rejection, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic to visit a series of potential suitors—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.

From the gardens of England to the fjords of Norge, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.

Lush landscapes, dazzling romance, and captivating intrigue await in this stunning alternate historical YA debut—perfect for fans of THE SELECTION or CARAVAL.

Elana Roth Parker