Revealing Breakup From Hell by Ann Dávila Cardinal

It was the best of times, it was the end of times…

We’re thrilled to share the cover for Ann Dávila Cardinal’s Breakup From Hell—a new YA fantasy publishing in January 2023 with HarperTeen.

Miguela Angeles is tired. Tired of her abuela keeping secrets, especially about her heritage. Tired of her small Vermont town and hanging out at the same places with the same friends she’s known forever. So when another boring Sunday trip to church turns into a run-in with Sam, a mysterious hottie in town on vacation, Mica seizes the opportunity to get closer to him.

It’s not long before she is under Sam’s spell and doing things she’s never done before, like winning all her martial arts sparring matches—and lying to her favorite people. The more time Mica spends with Sam, the more weird things start to happen, too. Like terrifying-visions-of-the-world-ending weird.

Mica’s gut instincts keep telling her something is off, yet Sam is the most exciting guy she’s ever met. But when Mica discovers his family’s roots, she realizes that instead of being in the typical high school relationship, she’s living in a horror novel.

She has to leave Sam, but will ending their relationship also bring an end to everything she knows and everyone she loves?

Clever, hilarious, and steeped in supernatural suspense, Breakup From Hell will keep you hooked until the last page.

Cover art by Diana Novich; Design by Jessie Gang

Ann Dávila Cardinal is an unrepentant genre writer and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts where she earned her MFA in Writing. Her other young adult horror novels include Five Midnights and its sequel, Category Five, both from Tor Teen, and she also writes screenplays and podcasts with her son, Carlos Victor Cardinal. Ann lives with her family just north of Stowe, Vermont, and is always on the lookout for shadow demons.

You can check out Ann’s debut adult novel, The Storyteller’s Death, on October 4, 2022 published by SourceBooks.


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