Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, September 23, 2016!

Waverly Camdenmar spends her nights running until she can’t even think. Then the sun comes up, life goes on, and Waverly goes back to her perfectly hateful best friend, her perfectly dull classes, and the tiny, nagging suspicion that there’s more to life than student council and GPAs.

Marshall Holt is a loser. He drinks on school nights and gets stoned in the park. He is at risk of not graduating, he does not care, he is no one. He is not even close to being in Waverly’s world.

But then one night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall’s bedroom—and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly’s dreams, the rules have changed. But in her days, she’ll have to decide if it’s worth losing everything for a boy who barely exists.

Exclusive interview with the author:

1) We love to learn more about authors’ personal lives. What other hobbies and interests do you have?

When I’m not writing, my favorite activities are baking pie, playing video games, growing carnivorous plants, making creepy dolls, looking at ghosts with my cat, and sewing.

2) If you weren’t a writer, what job would you love to try out?

I think I would be a very good inventor or toy-maker, like Geppetto in Pinocchio. Or else, a crime-scene analyst. I think I’d be good at that too.

3) What was your favorite book growing up and why?

The Witches, by Roald Dahl, because it was how I thought real magic WOULD be—weird and ugly and not for children, but in this really fascinating way where I wanted to spy on it anyway.

4) Describe your writing space…

Anywhere, covered in cats, lots of coffee, probably only wearing one sock. Or none. One or none socks.

5) What’s your strangest writing quirk or habit? Something that would make all of us go, “huh?”

Oh. Have I got a doozy for you. You know how some people write their books scene-by-scene, all in order? And some people bounce around from here to there, writing what they feel like writing that day?

Well, I do that second one, but MORE. I write my paragraphs out of order. I write my sentences out of order. When I don’t know quite what word I want to use, I leave a little string of commas as a placeholder, like so: ,,,,,,

Yes, my first drafts are unreadable and look like the work of a very fancy serial killer on a TV show. Why do you ask?

About the author:

Brenna Yovanoff was raised in a barn, a tent, and a tepee, and was homeschooled until high school. She spent her formative years in Arkansas, in a town heavily populated by snakes, where sometimes they would drop turkeys out of the sky. When she was five, she moved to Colorado, where it snows on a regular basis but never snows turkeys. She is the author of a number of novels, including the NYT Bestseller THE REPLACEMENT. Her most recent book is PLACES NO ONE KNOWS, available now. Visit Brenna online at

Giveaway info:

Title: Places No One Knows
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher: Random House
Author website:

5 autographed copies will be given away on Friday, September 23, 2016.

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One Response to Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

  1. Lee Ann Daugherty September 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Love this book! I checked it out to read and recommend for our B&N Teen Fest earlier this summer, but don’t own a copy. Thanks for the chance.