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Yali Books has bought The Darkened Lands of the Earth, a debut #OwnVoices YA novel by Leila Siddiqui, pitched as Pan's Labyrinth meets The Night Diary with a dash of Stranger Things. The book stars a modern teenage girl who is coming to terms with her missing brother, and must discover the secrets of her late grandfather's life in colonial India during WWII and Pakistan af ...more
Expected publication: 2021 by Yali Books
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Excuse me? This story already sounds wild and amazing. You had me at Pan's Labyrinth meets the Night Diary. I love that combination but like also what does that even mean. I am flabbergasted, simply astonished at the audacity the publishing industry has to make me wait until 2021 for this book.
Leila Siddiqui is a Chicago-born Texan who calls New York home. She currently works in publishing in the marketing department. She is a horror film devotee and when not writing, spends her time fawning over her very floofy cat. She lives with her partner in Queens.