Young Adult Novel "Infandous" Weaves Entrancing Contemporary Fairy Tale

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Elana K. Arnold’s latest young adult novel “Infandous,” available in March 2015 from Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, is a dark and twisted tale of lust, love and lies.

Sephora Golding lives in the shadow of her unbelievably beautiful mother. Even though they scrape by in the seedier part of Venice Beach, she’s always felt lucky. As a child, she imagined she was a minor but beloved character in her mother’s fairy tale. But now, at sixteen, the fairy tale is less Disney and more Grimm. And she wants the story to be her own.

Then she meets Felix, and the fairy tale takes a turn she never imagined. Sometimes, a story is just a way to hide the unspeakable in plain sight.

“Infandous” will grip readers from the first page as author Elana K. Arnold expertly and provocatively spins Sephora’s life of straw into a story of gold.

Praise for “Infandous” by Elana K. Arnold:
“Raw and dreamy, tragic and brilliant, “Infandous” is both about a girl trapped within her own dark fairytale and the cruel fairytale that all girls are trapped inside.” —Stephanie Kuehn, ALA Morris Award-winning author of “Charm & Strange”

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About the Author

Elana K. Arnold is the author of several books for young readers. She lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. “Infandous” is her first book for Carolrhoda Lab™.

About the Publisher

Carolrhoda Lab™ is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Lab probes and examines the young-adult condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and paradigms in the human condition.

Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults.

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March 2015

$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook also available
Ages 13–18
HC: 978-1-4677-3849-1
200 Pages ● 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

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Young Adult Novel “Infandous” Weaves Entrancing Contemporary Fairy Tale

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