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 shine
s 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