New Release Books by Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn is the author of Love, Jacaranda (2020), Girls of July (2019), Beheld (2017), Mirrored (2015), Four Beastly Kendra Chronicles Collection (2015) and other 96 books.

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Love, Jacaranda

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Love, Jacaranda
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly, Alex Flinn, comes a new contemporary novel about one girl’s journey to find her voice and let love in. “A delicious bonbon of a love story.”—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Nancy Werlin Jacaranda Abbott has always tried to keep her mouth shut. As a foster kid, she’s learned the hard way that the less she talks about her mother and why she’s in jail, the better. But when a video of Jacaranda singing goes viral, a mysterious benefactor offers her a life-changing opportunity—a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school for performing arts. Eager to start over somewhere new, Jacaranda leaps at the chance, and she pours her heart out in emails to the benefactor she’s never met. Suddenly she’s swept up into a world of privilege where the competition is fierce and the talent is next level. As Jacaranda—Jackie to her new friends—tries to find her place, a charming boy from this world of wealth catches her eye. She begins to fall for him, but can he accept her for who she really is?

Girls of July

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Girls of July
Perfect for fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and To All the Boys I''ve Loved Before, this compelling contemporary novel is from Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly. "Infectiously lovely" --Entertainment Weekly, 15 Biggest (and Best) YA Books of the Summer "Reminiscent of The Breakfast Club" --Publishers Weekly "A satisfying slice-of-life story that honors friendship and self-love." --Booklist "This story will resonate with teens ... Flinn tackles tough subjects that elevate this beach read." --School Library Journal Four girls. One unforgettable July. Britta is the bubbly drama queen. She needs to get away—and a peaceful cabin in the woods sounds like the perfect escape. Meredith is the overachiever. She’s spent her entire life preparing for college, but at what cost? Now she’s wondering if that’s all there is. Kate is the reluctant socialite. She’s searching for a reason to begin again after fleeing her small Georgia town—and a shameful family secret. Spider is the quiet intellectual. She’s struggling with pain that has isolated her from her peers for much of her life. When these four very different young women stay together for a month in the mountains, they discover that sometimes getting away from it all can only bring you back to who you really are.

Beheld

release date: Jan 10, 2017
Beheld
#1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn is back with magical twists on four fairy-tale favorites, each featuring a little help from Kendra, the witch from Beastly, as she searches through cities and centuries for her lost love. Featuring retellings of favorite fairy tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rumpelstiltskin," "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," and "The Ugly Duckling," Kendra’s adventures in Beheld are filled with fresh fairy-tale fun from beginning to end. Since she first beheld James over three hundred years ago, Kendra has tangled with witch hunters and wolves, helped a miller’s daughter spin straw into gold, cowered in London as German bombs fell, and lived through who knows how many shipwrecks. But her powers have limits, and immortality can be lonely. Kendra isn’t ready to stop searching for the warlock she met centuries ago. With the help of her magic mirror, Kendra will travel the world to reconnect with her lost love—and, of course, she can’t help but play a hand in a few more stories along the way.

Mirrored

release date: Sep 15, 2015
Mirrored
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn''s modern and mysterious retelling of Snow White, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and true love doesn''t necessarily mean Prince Charming. Celine''s life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She''s beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother! When Violet steps into Celine''s life, everything changes and weird things begin to happen to her—bizarre accidents, strange illnesses, and rabid animal attacks. Celine doesn''t feel safe anywhere. It''s almost as if some hateful witch is out to get her. And there is. Violet has been waiting all her life to have Celine''s father to herself. Getting rid of his gorgeous daughter is child''s play for a witch as powerful as she is. Happy-ever-after isn''t enough for Violet. She wants to be the fairest of them all, and Celine is in the way . . . but not for long. Forced to take refuge with her friend Goose and his family, Celine gives up everything she loves and goes deep undercover. But will it be enough to fool Violet, or will Celine''s fate be decided by a reflection in a magic mirror? And where do you find Prince Charming in Miami anyway? Mirrored is a modern retelling of Snow White—told from the points of view of Violet, Celine, and Goose—with all the magic and mystery readers will love.

Four Beastly Kendra Chronicles Collection

release date: Sep 15, 2015
Four Beastly Kendra Chronicles Collection
A hapless witch, a bad boy turned beast, a beautiful girl and her wicked stepmother…what more could you want in these four modernized fairy tales, in one collection for the first time, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn. Beastly: Kyle was the cutest guy at school—and the most heartless. Kendra''s spell turned him into a beast, but can Lindy''s love turn him back into a boy? After winning a VOYA Editor''s Choice award and spending over 22 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Beastly, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, became a major feature film starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary Kate Olsen, and Neil Patrick Harris. Beastly: Lindy''s Diary: This novella lets readers peek into the journal Lindy kept while she was getting to know—and love—her beast. Bewitching: Kendra shares her other schemes that have gone wrong . . . no matter how hard she tries! These tweaked fairy tales take readers all through history and all over the world. Mirrored: In this retelling of Snow White, beautiful Celine must take refuge with her friend Goose and his family since her wicked stepmother, Violet, is on a mission to be the fairest of all and won''t let anything—including Celine—get in her way.

Taking Aim

release date: Sep 08, 2015
Taking Aim
Powerful, riveting, and real. Sixteen celebrated authors bring us raw, insightful stories that explore guns and teens in a fiction collection that is thought provoking and emotionally gripping. For fans of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Give a Boy a Gun, and with an array of YA talent like the late great Walter Dean Myers, the poetic Joyce Carol Oates, the prophetic Elizabeth Wein, and the gritty Chris Crutcher, these are evocative voices that each has a different perspective to give. Capturing the hurt and the healing, victims and perpetrators, these stories get to the heart of the matter. From a boy whose low self-esteem is impacted when a gun comes into his possession to a student recalling a senseless tragedy that befell a favorite teacher, from a realistic look at hunting to a provocative look at a family that defies stereotypes, each emotional story stirs the debate to new levels. The juxtaposition of guns and their consequences offers moving tales, each a reminder of how crucial the question of guns in our society is, and the impact they have on all of us. Other acclaimed contributors are Marc Aronson, Edward Averett, Francesca Lia Block, Alex Flinn, Gregory Galloway, Jenny Hubbard, Peter Johnson, Ron Koertge, Chris Lynch, Eric Shanower, Will Weaver, and Tim Wynne-Jones.

A Magical Alex Flinn 3-Book Collection

release date: Oct 28, 2014
A Magical Alex Flinn 3-Book Collection
Alex Flinn, New York Times #1 bestseller, is back with more magical modernized fairy tales! These three present-day takes on classic stories appear in one collection for the first time. Cloaked: Johnny spends his days relaxing in South Beach—until the visiting Princess Victoriana sends him on a quest to find a frog prince in the Florida Keys. This mashup of twisted fairy tales will keep readers hopping! Kiss in Time: Princess Talia, whose family rules a tiny European kingdom in the 1700s, has been warned to keep away from spindles. Jack, who''s touring modern Europe on an educational trip, has been ordered to stay with his group. But teens aren''t good listeners—and now they''re going to have to find their way together. Kiss in Time is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Towering: While Rachel has been imprisoned in a tower by "Mama" for years, Wyatt''s mother just shipped him off to live with a family acquaintance. Isolated as they are, what could they learn from the journal of a girl who''s been missing for seventeen years?

Three Beastly Kendra Chronicles

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Three Beastly Kendra Chronicles
A hapless witch, a bad boy turned beast, and his true love (or is she?) take to a Manhattan high school in Alex Flinn''s New York Times #1 bestselling series. These three modernized fairy tales appear in one collection for the first time. Beastly: Kyle was the cutest guy at school—and the most heartless. Kendra''s spell turned him into a beast, but can Lindy''s love turn him back into a boy? After winning a VOYA Editor''s Choice award and spending over 22 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Beastly became a major feature film starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary Kate Olsen, and Neil Patrick Harris. Beastly: Lindy''s Diary: This novella lets readers peek into the journal Lindy kept while she was getting to know—and love—her beast. Bewitching: Kendra shares her other schemes that have gone wrong . . . no matter how hard she tries! These tweaked fairy tales take readers all through history and all over the world.

Towering

release date: May 14, 2013
Towering
New York Times #1 bestselling author Alex Flinn reimagined the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast in Beastly and gave a twist to the story of Sleeping Beauty in A Kiss in Time. Now with her gothic and darkly romantic YA novel Towering, Alex Flinn retells the tale of Rapunzel. When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle. But many years later, Rachel knows her palace is really a prison, and begins to plan her escape. She is encouraged by the speed with which her golden hair has been growing. It''s gotten long enough to reach the ground. And she''s begun dreaming of a green-eyed man. Could he be out there in the world? Is he coming to save her? Or will she find a way to save herself?

Bewitching

release date: Apr 16, 2013
Bewitching
Bewitching can be a beast. . . . Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out alright. Others didn''t. I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I''m not still here because I''m stupid; I just don''t age. You see, I''m immortal. And I pretty much know every-thing after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out. I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titanic lifeboat? I don''t even want to think about it. Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn''t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn''t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . Bewitching

Nothing to Lose

release date: Mar 13, 2012
Nothing to Lose
I shouldn''t have come back to Miami . . . I''ve been escaping cops'' notice for a year now. I''m no longer Michael Daye, high school athlete with a promising future. Now I look like someone whit no future. When Michael saw a chance to leave town with a traveling carnival a year ago, he took it. Back then, his home life was spinning violently out of control. The carnival, with its "no questions asked" policy, seemed like a welcome escape. But now Michael''s job has brought him back to Miami, where his mother is on trial for murder, making him wonder how much longer he can hide from his past . . . and his future.

Diva

release date: Mar 13, 2012
Diva
In Diva, the companion to Alex Flinn’s YA novel Breathing Under Water, Caitlin is dealing with a lot. She’s living through the aftermath of an abusive relationship, she has a youth-obsessed mother who just doesn’t understand her, and she’s on a constant yo-yo diet to live up the standards of her nitpicking friends. All Caitlin wants is to escape her not-so-glamorous life and pursue her dream of becoming a singer, but when she’s accepted into the Miami High School of the Arts, her life doesn’t magically become perfect. Yet despite some struggles to keep up with her competitive classmates and the distraction of cute new crush, Caitlin never loses her sense of humor and eventually gains the confidence to achieve her goals. Perfect for fans of such books as Carolyn Mackler’s The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.

Breathing Underwater

release date: Mar 13, 2012
Breathing Underwater
Don’t miss this timely contemporary young adult novel from Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly, about a teenage boy’s struggle to break free from the cycle of abuse. “Gripping.” —Publishers Weekly Intelligent, popular, handsome, and wealthy, sixteen-year-old Nick Andreas is pretty much perfect—on the outside, at least. What no one knows—not even his best friend—is the terror and anger that Nick faces every time he is alone with his father. Then he and Caitlin fall in love, and Nick thinks his problems are over. Caitlin is the one person he can confide in, the only person who understands him. But when Nick’s anger and jealousy overtake him, things begin to spiral out of control and Nick realizes that he’s more his father’s son than he wants to be. Now Nick must confront his inner demons to stop the history of violence from repeating itself. Winner of the Black-Eyed Susan Award An ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults An International Reading Association Young Adult Choices List Pick A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age Pick

Breaking Point

release date: Mar 13, 2012
Breaking Point
How far would you go to fit in? Paul is new to Gate, a school whose rich students make life miserable for anyone not like them. And Paul is definitely not like them. Then, something incredible happens. Charlie Good, a star student and athlete, invites Paul to join his elite inner circle. All Charlie wants is a few things in return—small things that Paul does willingly. Until one day Charlie wants something big—really big. Now Paul has to decide how far he''ll go to be one of the gang. The electrifying follow-up to Alex Flinn''s critically acclaimed debut novel, Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point is a tale of school violence that explores why and how a good kid can go ''bad''.

Fade to Black

release date: Mar 13, 2012
Fade to Black
Three perspectives -- one truth The victim: After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. But he knows what he saw. Now he must decide what he wants to tell. The witness: Daria Bickell never lies. So if she told the police she saw Clinton Cole do it, she must have. But did she really? The suspect: Clinton was seen in the vicinity of the crime that morning. And sure, he has problems with Alex. But he''d never do something like this. Would he?

Cloaked with Bonus Material

release date: Jan 31, 2012
Cloaked with Bonus Material
Happily ever after gets turned upside down in Cloaked, a fantasy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn that combines several classic fairy tales and spins them with a modern twist! Bonus content includes a sneak peek at the upcoming Bewitching. Kendra Hilferty, the witch that curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence—how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people (unfortunately her attempts have often backfired!). Cloaked welcomes readers to sunny South Beach, Florida. Too bad Johnny is stuck in the Coral Reef Grand repairing shoes. At least he can spend some time designing his own. But nothing ever happens at the Coral Reef Grand! That is, until the beautiful Princess Victoriana comes to stay. Johnny gets more than just a little eye candy when Victoriana invites him to her suite—he gets dragged into a quest for frog prince! Set loose in the Florida Keys with a magical cloak and earpiece, Johnny enlists the help of a fox named Todd. But will spells—and giants—deter his search for the frog prince? And will Johnny even want Victoriana’s promised reward?

Beastly: Lindy's Diary

release date: Jan 31, 2012
Beastly: Lindy's Diary
See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy''s eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast. Lindy''s Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original! Diary, I am locked away . . . with no one to confide in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws—they caught me off guard at first, but now I''m noticing something else about him—something deeper. It''s the look in his eye. It tells me he''s got a secret to keep. That''s okay—I''ve got one, too. I think I''m falling in love with him. . . . Lindy

Beastly Deluxe Edition

release date: Jan 31, 2012
Beastly Deluxe Edition
See it through both their eyes. Beastly I am a beast. A beast. You think I''m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. And I''ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I''ll tell you. I''ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I''ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly. Lindy''s Diary Diary, I am locked away . . . with no one to confi de in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws—they caught me off guard at first, but now I''m noticing something else about him—something deeper. It''s the look in his eye. It tells me he''s got a secret to keep. That''s okay—I''ve got one, too. I think I''m falling in love with him. . . . Lindy
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