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StoryBound

I’ve lived in nine towns in the past six years. I know my mom feels bad about it, but I don’t mind. Who wants friends anyway?

All I’ve ever needed are my books. I’ve lived a thousand lives, had adventures I couldn’t even begin to imagine. To me, the places I discovered between the pages of a book are as real as the world I live in.

When I walk into my favorite bookstore, the last thing I expect is to walk out onto the pages of the kingdom of Mithres...or that the book boyfriend I’ve loved more than life, Kane the Traveler, really exists. And he has no clue the fate that awaits him in book five...

Now that I know the truth, I have a chance to save Kane. But if I change the story, will I ever find my way home?

"I'm dying to fall into the fantastical world of Storybound, not to mention the arms of its very swoonworthy hero."
Tracy Wolff
New York Times Bestselling Author

ABOUT ME

Emily McKay

Young Adult Author

I write the kinds of books I want to read. Fast-paced books with lots of world-building, snarky heroines, and swoony heroes.

StoryBound is my seventh YA novel. I’ve written everything from fun, sassy romcoms to dark post-apocalyptic horror. My 2012 novel, The Farm, won the Rita award for best Young Adult Romance.

I love story, pop culture, gossip, and baked goods. I’m a modern-day hippy and certified LEGO nerd.

“Books may well be the only true magic.” 
– Alice Hoffman
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
– Neil Gaiman
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
– Madeleine L'Engle
“Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.” – Gary Paulsen
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." – Douglas Adams
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
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