Books by Joy Preble

IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"A modern Tuck Everlasting with a thriller twist: fun, in spite of its improbabilities. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Nearly 100 years after accidentally drinking from the Fountain of Youth, perpetually 17-year-old Emma investigates a series of murders. Read full book review >
FINDING PARIS by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"Fast-paced with intriguing teen characters, a budding relationship and a bit of mystery—curiosity will keep those pages turning. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Paranormal author Preble (The A-Word, 2014, etc.) crosses over to straight teen fiction with this drama wrapped in a mystery. Read full book review >
THE A-WORD by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"This series seems to be in a bit of a sophomore slump; here's hoping subsequent volumes will again take flight. (Paranormal fiction. 13-16)"
Sassy, smart-mouthed, cowboy-boot fan Jenna Samuels is back once again, fighting evildoers with the aid of her angelic cohorts. Read full book review >
THE SWEET DEAD LIFE by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Hallelujah! A paranormal tale of angels that's not a romance, making it a novel that breaks the mold. (Paranormal fiction. 13 & up)"
For 13-year-old Jenna Samuels, things have been going really badly: She's pretty sure she's dying, her father has mysteriously abandoned the family, her mother is nearly catatonic with depression, and then her brother dies and becomes an "A-word." Read full book review >
ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Satisfying, but start with the first book. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia (2009) comes to an exciting, if cluttered, conclusion. Read full book review >
HAUNTED by Joy Preble
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Entertaining, if quite a jumble. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to Dreaming Anastasia (2009), 17-year-old Anne faces up to the fact that she has a magical destiny that she cannot escape. Read full book review >