Estelle Laure is the author of young adult masterpieces This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back. On her author site she says she “likes magic and how mysterious we are” and, quite frankly, I’m in love with that quote. Everything in these words shines through in her brilliant writing, especially in But Then I Came Back which follows the transition of Eden Jones, a teenage girl who has just awakened from a coma and feels strangely connected to Jasmine, the mysterious coma victim who coalesced in the hospital room beside Eden’s. In a word, the book is wonderful. To be more specific, I was impressed and awed by the development of Eden’s character and by the cinematic quality of the images Laure was able to produce. Both of Estelle Laure’s books are must-reads for the YA aficionado out there. Her next title, Mayhem, is due out in spring/summer 2019 from St. Martin’s Press. I can’t wait to read it.
Ms. Laure recently had a chance to read NO SAD SONGS, my upcoming YA debut that will be released on February 20. I was blown away by what she had to say:
“No Sad Songs manages to be at once a funny, heartbreaking, and life-affirming coming of age story about the family we love and hate, self-discovery, and the promises we make and which we choose to keep.”
-Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back