Level 2 (YA Novel)
In Level 2, the liminal place between our world (Level 1) and heaven, Seventeen-year-old Felicia Ward spends her days in her pod reliving her favorite memories - until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she knew when she was still alive. There’s about to be an uprising in Level Two, and Julian wants to recruit her to the cause. But unsure whether she can trust Julian, and still in love with her boyfriend Neil on Earth, she finds herself torn between two loves—and two worlds.
“A gripping debut! This utterly unique take on the afterlife poses fascinating questions . . . I can't wait to read the rest of the series to find out the answers!” (Megan McCafferty, New York Times bestselling author of Bumped and Thumped)
“Appelhans brings the afterlife to a whole new level. . . . A high-voltage thrill ride through love, death, and memory that will leave you breathless.” (Jess Rothenberg, author of The Catastrophic History of You and Me)
“Absolutely gripping. My heart pounded on nearly every page. You won't be able to put it down.” (Mary E. Pearson, award-winning author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles)
“This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife....An absorbing, sensitive read.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Readers will root for Felicia and Neil....The way Appelhans mixes memory with plot is exceptional." (Romantic Times)
"Immensely layered." (VOYA)
“Appelhans’ storytelling is well paced, tantalizing the reader with hints, and the compelling theme of the necessity of facing the wrongs of the past in order to move forward into the future will appeal to teens.” (Booklist)
Released January 15, 2013 from Simon & Schuster in the US and Canada.
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Also available in:
Australia & New Zealand - Allen & Unwin (January 2, 2013)
Brazil - Leya (2013)
Taiwan - Fantasy Foundation (2013)
Turkey - Dogan Egmont (2013)
Films rights optioned by CBS Films
North American Audio book produced by Listening Library (Random House) and published in January 2013. Read by Jenna Lamia. Listen to an excerpt of Level 2 at Books on Tape.
For rights inquires, please contact Rachel Hecht at Foundry Literary + Media email@example.com
Chick-O-Saurus Rex (Picture Book)
The humorous story of a little chick who proves his mettle to the farm's big bullies when he discovers he has a very mighty lineage. Writing as Lenore Jennewein. Illustrated by Daniel Jennewein.
Coming July 23, 2013 from Simon & Schuster BFYR.
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