Twelfth Knight (Hardcover)
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six (under the penname Olivie Blake) comes Twelfth Knight, a YA romantic comedy and coming of age story about taking up space in the world and learning what it means to let others in.
*This luxe hardcover edition will include endpaper art by Little Chmura, a foil case stamp, and designed printed edges.*
Viola Reyes is annoyed.
Her painstakingly crafted tabletop game campaign was shot down, her best friend is suggesting she try being more “likable,” and her school's star running back Jack Orsino is the most lackadaisical Student Body President she’s ever seen, which makes her job as VP that much harder. Vi’s favorite escape from the world is the MMORPG Twelfth Knight, but online spaces aren’t exactly kind to girls like her—girls who are extremely competent and have the swagger to prove it. So Vi creates a masculine alter ego, choosing to play as a knight named Cesario to create a safe haven for herself.
But when a football injury leads Jack Orsino to the world of Twelfth Knight, Vi is alarmed to discover their online alter egos—Cesario and Duke Orsino—are surprisingly well-matched.
As the long nights of game-play turn into discussions about life and love, Vi and Jack soon realise they’ve become more than just weapon-wielding characters in an online game. But Vi has been concealing her true identity from Jack, and Jack might just be falling for her offline…
About the Author
ALEXENE FAROL FOLLMUTH is the author of the young adult rom-coms My Mechanical Romance and Twelfth Knight. As Olivie Blake, she is the New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six, Alone with You in the Ether, One for My Enemy, and Masters of Death. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, goblin prince/toddler, and rescue pit bull.
Praise for the author of Twelfth Knight:
“A mind-blowing talent."—Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
“This book is wholly a delight."—Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Cruel Prince, on The Atlas Six
“An author to look out for!"—Susan Dennard, New York Times bestselling author of The Luminaries
“I utterly devoured this book."—Amanda Foody, New York Times bestselling author of All of Us Villains, on The Atlas Six
“Witty dialogue, exciting twists, and excellent pacing.”—Booklist on One for My Enemy
“[Her] prose is silky and as eccentric as her characters.”—Publishers Weekly on Alone with You in the Ether
“Destined to write in ANY genre.”—B&N Reads