Simon and Schuster Announce New YA Thriller Novel


In retrowhat begins as a lighthearted competition to live without modern technology for a year turns into a fight for survival in this page-turning young adult thriller. New York Times bestselling author Jarrod Shusterman and first author Sofia Lapuente.

“Retro” cover: Simon & Schuster
Retro: Simon and Schuster announce new YA thriller
Jarrod Shusterman, co-author of “Retro”, Photo credit: Diego Bravo

It was never meant to be like this. Things were never meant to get out of hand… After an incident of cyberbullying at her school goes viral, Luna Iglesias finds herself at the heart of a brewing controversy. When social media company Limbo, which is also embroiled in the scandal, comes up with an offer that looks like an opportunity to move on and receive a scholarship to her dream college, she’s happy to jump on the news. tendency. . It’s called the Retro Challenge, where participants live without modern technology, wear vintage clothes, party like the future isn’t already written, and fall in love like they’re living in a movie. .

At first, the challenge is fun. But then things get dangerous. The children begin to disappear, including Luna’s friends. There are voices in the woods. Blood red marks on the trees. And Luna begins to wonder more and more if all these strange events are related to the Retro Challenge.

secrets. Lies. Treason. The weight of his family on his shoulders. There’s so much at stake for Luna, not to mention falling in love with the last guy she was expecting. Unless she can uncover the truth about who is sabotaging the challenge, the next person to disappear could be Luna herself.

Retro: Simon and Schuster announce new YA thriller
Co-author of “Retro” Sofía Lapuente, Photo credit: Diego Bravo

In addition to retrothe authors also contributed a short story in Gleanings (on sale November 8), the next collection of short stories from Neal Shusterman set in the world of the Arc of a Scythe series. This real-life couple and their writing partners will also appear at YALLFest 2022 this autumn. They will also do a hybrid in-person/virtual launch event for retro at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. PT. They will appear in a conversation with the author Gina Chen.

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