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Today we are happy to celebrate the release of Lee Bross's TANGLED WEBS! You are going to want to read this one.

"London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. This sumptuous, scandalous YA novel is wickedly addictive.

Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London—secrets.

But leading a double life isn't easy. By day Lady A is just a sixteen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master, Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London's slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, an infamous thief who moves seamlessly between the city's criminal underworld and its most elite circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in the hopes of saving enough money to buy passage out of London.

Everything changes when she meets Grae Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is—not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives something Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed her since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past?"

In honor of the release of this gorgeous book, we came up with some pitches with rhyming titles:

Wrangled Feds: 17-year old Busty McBoo navigates the Wild West with nothing but a six-shooter and a desire to hunt down the Sheriff who killed her father five years ago. What she doesn't expect, is to fall for a Pony Express carrier with a chip on his shoulder and secrets about Busty's father--and his link to the Feds. ~Kristin H.

Newfangled Dead: A futuristic Grateful Dead takes their psychedelic spaceship - and their Dead Head fans - into outer space to save the planet from their giant dancing bear logo, which has become sentient and hell bent on smothering the world in patchouli. ~Kate

Strangled Celebs: A heart-pounding horror that follows a Hollywood starlet as she attempts to escape the murderous ghost of Marilyn Monroe, who traded her soul in the afterlife for the opportunity to return to Earth and reign as the one and only supreme leading lady. ~Amy

Fanged Teds: Shirla Van Helsing's father has proclaimed himself a vampire hunter for as long as anyone can remember, causing embarrassment for all of her long seventeen years. But when news breaks that everyone on earth named Ted is actually a vampire, suddenly she and her father aren't so uncool anymore. But can they save the world from the bloodthirsty Teds? ~Kaitlin

And some additional alternative titles from Kristin and Kirsten:
Mangled Beds
Spangled Meds
Strangled Weds
Angled Sleds
Tangled Debs

Maybe we'll just stick to reading Lee's book. Happy release day, Lee!
Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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  1. Bangled Debs: 17 year old Deb has an obsession with bangles, she wears almost 50 a day... but has it gone too far? Join us in this suspensful adventure to see where Deb's Bangles have taken her.

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Item Reviewed: TANGLED WEBS Release Day Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kaitlin Ward