Miranda Asebedo completed her master’s degree in creative writing in 2009. She currently teaches English as a second language in a university setting. Her short fiction has been published in Midway Journal and Touchstone.
Contemporary with the slightest twist of magic, this stunning debut YA novel is a fresh and heartwarming story about the power of friendship.
Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or Find what is missing.
Best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy all have similar talents, but to them, their abilities often feel like a curse. Rome may be able to Fix anything she touches, but that won’t help her mom pay rent or make it any easier to confide in Lux and Mercy about what’s going on at home. And Rome isn’t the only one. Lux has been hiding bigger, more dangerous secrets.
As Rome struggles to keep her friendships close, she discovers the truth about life in Cottonwood Hollow—that friends are stronger than curses, that trust is worth the risk, and sometimes, what you’ve been looking for has been under your feet the whole time.
Why you should read this book :
CONTEMPORARY WITH A TWIST: While the contemporary elements of this novel are strong, the magical twist really makes The Deepest Roots stand out and will set it apart from other books in the contemporary space.
INTRIGUING CONCEPT: Miranda has come up with a fascinating world that is just slightly different from our own, and we know readers will be intrigued by the wide variety of different “curses,” how each curse works, and how each character interacts with her own curse in particular.
GREAT VOICE: Miranda Asebedo knows how to tell a story. Her characters are relatable, her setting of small-town Kansas is vivid and real, and her plot is compelling and well paced. You’ll be completely absorbed by the delightful read!
DEBUT AUTHOR: This is Miranda Asebedo’s first book, and we are excited to be launching her career!
TEACHER, TOO: Miranda isn’t just an author, she’s also a teacher—which gives her special insight into her readership and what they are interested in.
MORE TO COME: HarperCollins have one more standalone book signed with Miranda Asebedo, and it will be just as stunning as The Deepest Roots.
On Sale Date : September 18, 2018 – HarperTeen