Jane, Unlimited

US hardcover cover, Kathy Dawson Books

Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life, raised by her recently deceased aunt Magnolia, whom she counted on to turn life into an adventure. Without Aunt Magnolia, Jane is directionless. Then an old acquaintance, the glamorous and capricious Kiran Thrash, blows back into Jane’s life and invites her to a gala at the Thrashes’ extravagant island mansion called Tu Reviens. Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.”

What Jane doesn’t know is that at Tu Reviens her story will change; the house will offer her five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her newly untethered life. One choice leads Jane into a heist mystery. Another takes her into a spy thriller. She finds herself in a gothic horror story, a space opera, and an extraordinary fantasy realm. Every choice comes with a price; at Tu Reviens, anything is possible.

Published in 2017 and inspired by choose-your-own-adventure books and “house” books like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Jane, Unlimited is a kaleidoscopic novel about grief, adventure, storytelling, and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices. A New York Times bestseller, it is a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a School Library Journal Top 10 Audiobooks pick, and a Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice book.

US paperback cover, Speak


“[A] defiantly weird, genre-obliterating book — it all but rewires your brain as you read it…. The expansiveness of Cashore’s vision is startling…. [Cashore is] a vivid, inclusive writer, and everything serves an empowering subtext: Don’t let anyone tell you who you’re supposed to be, and don’t let anyone tell you what a novel is supposed to be, either.” — The New York Times Book Review

“This excellent, genre-bending title is a great pick for teens looking for something challenging to take them off the well-beaten path of standard YA fare.” — School Library Journal

“This is a true tour de force of genre mashups, and it will satisfy a wide range of readers.” — BCCB

“Between the understated richness of the prose and the playfulness of the narrative structure, Jane, Unlimited reminds me of nothing so much as the works of the grande dame of YA fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones. There are few words of higher praise within the genre.” — Vox

US hardcover cover, Kathy Dawson Books
US paperback cover, Speak

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