The blogger and YouTuber will release The Paper & Hearts Society, the first of a three-part series, in June 2019.
The teen series will be released in paperback via Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group. The Paper & Hearts Society will follow Tabby, a character who moves to a new town and joins a local teen book club. Each book in the series will be told from a different character’s perspective.
Lucy, the founder of popular #UKYAChat, stated: “I’m over the moon that Hachette Children’s Group will be publishing my debut novel. I’ve been part of the UKYA community for six years now, but only in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine myself as a UKYA author. I can’t wait until readers can meet my book-loving characters next year and hopefully fall in love with them just as much as I do.”
— Lucy Powrie 📖💕 (@LucyTheReader) July 17, 2018
Lucy added on Twitter: “This really is the book of my heart and I am SO, SO thrilled that you all get to read it next year!”
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