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HarperCollins has acquired Andrew Eliopulos's YA debut, The Fascinators, pitched as The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, about an openly gay high school senior in small-town Georgia. He may or may not be in love with his best friend, and his hopes for his last year of school are thrown off course when old secrets, new crushes, and a brush with dark magic ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by HarperTeen
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  • The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos
    The Fascinators
    Release date: May 12, 2020
    A magic-infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater.


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    Giveaway dates: Jan 28 - Feb 25, 2020

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    Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: queer, to-buy
    A bitch cried when it said Love, Simon meets The Raven Boys
    A bitch is me, I’m the bitch
    Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    How am I supposed to keep my fingers away from this when they have the audacity to mention "The Raven Boys" and "Simon vs." in one sentence?!?

    The answer is: I'm not supposed to! *lol*

    This book goes straight to my TBR and I really hope that it will be able to keep its promise!
    This sounds exactly like a book I'd love to read and I'm so here for it!

    "Give it to me baby.... " *sings and walks away*
    Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it


    update 1/4/2020:
    the ONLY good thing to come out of today, is Edelweiss approving me for an e-ARC of this ksnvjdnfvjdfdf

    thank you, edelweiss, you are my true savior today!!!


    Initial Thoughts:
    This very much reminded me of The Raven Boys, but it still is its own thing. The ending was cute, but I’m convinced there will be a sequel. Too many questions that didn’t get answered in this book.


    Actual Review:
    I'm actually giving
    Miranda Reads
    Dec 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I need this more in my life than air.

    Publication cannot come soon enough.

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    Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it
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    “If you believe it, you can achieve it,” Denver said, ridiculously. “That’s like the number-one rule of magic.”

    Every year there is a YA LGBT book that many readers anticipate and this year it is going to be this one! I was excited when I was approved for an E-ARC of this in exchange of an honest review. I had high expectations for this one (I mean look at the fascinating cover!!!) because it is pitched as The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo
    Apr 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I heard gay and I was here for it, and then I heard dark magic and now I'm even more here for it.
    Oct 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Simon vs. (my all time favorite book) meets The Raven Cycle (Ronan Lynch is everything)?
    It must me good, because the only time I was this excited for a book was before the release of Red, White & Royal Blue, and that is my 2nd all time favourite book now!
    Also, look at that cover! It's so beautiful I'm literally tearing up!
    May 12th is an eternity away, I can't wait that long. I mean I don't have a choice, but it will be sooo hard. I already set the cover as a wallpaper on my phone.
    Mara YA Mood Reader
    Dec 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I read The Raven Boys meets....and didn’t even need to read the rest before my thumb slapped that Want TO Read button
    Andrea Valeska
    Apr 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Okay, so.... The Raven Cycle meets Simons vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda???
    This is everything I never knew I needed.

    anna (½ of readsrainbow)
    gays just really get the best covers and it's exactly what we deserve
    Benjamin (The Maniac)
    Sep 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Pray for my soul because all the excitement for all these upcoming queer books is killing me slowly (and my wallet)!
    Flora ❀
    Nov 03, 2019 marked it as wish-list
    Shelves: to-be-released
    "The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda"
    i will hibernate until this books comes out
    Oct 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: most-anticipated
    Well, fuck. Guess I have a new highly most anticipated release. Small town magic, best friends to lovers, and a tight friend group? Take my money already.
    Oct 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: lgbt-tbr
    “The Raven Cycle meets Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

    What a time to be gay (bi, whatever).
    Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Jyothirmayee _jo
    Sep 26, 2019 marked it as anticipated-books
    Gay and love and MAGIC!!!
    Never did I ever add a book this fast into my "want-to-read" list!!

    Can I read this book, already....
    Sep 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: lgbtq, 2020
    wow, this cover is everything!

    dark magic
    The Raven Boys meets Love, Simon

    and you're telling me I have to wait MONTHS?!
    rachel ☾
    Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    Līga Sproģe
    Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read

    "pitched as The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda"

    y'all trying to kill me??
    Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I haven't read the Raven Boys yet, I know, but I heard Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda and I am HERE!
    K Roma
    Dec 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
    The Raven Bo....SAY NO MORE!
    Vi ✨ Being infinite
    Oct 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I mean ,who isn't pumped for gay romance? Not me. Also is it only me who thinks the guy in the cover looks hella like Troye Sivan?
    Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I hit Want To Read as soon as I read "The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" :D
    Starr ❇✌❇
    Listen- I don't know what The Raven Boys meets Simon Vs. the Homosapien Agenda is supposed to mean, but sign me up.

    Oh no they added a cover and I kind of love it
    Oct 13, 2019 marked it as priority-reading
    "the raven boys plus simon vs the homo sapiens agenda"
    breaking news: everyone found dead in miami
    Nick Goodsell
    Oct 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Yo....this book had me when Adam Silvera shared the cover image on his social media, nothing else. LGBTQ+ YA Fantasy: TAKE MY MONEY
    Drew Autumm
    Sep 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Raven Boys? Simon? I’m in.
    Sep 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: tbr-anticipated
    cover artist for those of you interested!

    anyway this looks absolutely lovely n gay
    Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Sep 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
    The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Is this real???
    Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    um bitch? simon vs the homosapiens agenda meets the raven boys? sign me the fuck up. basically, a bitch is going to be waiting for this book until it comes out. anyway, that’s all. thank you.
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