Anticipated Teen Books for Spring 2012 – Kirkus Reviews
“A little bit The Luxe, a little bit Hattie Big Sky, and all swoon. Rowr.”

-Leila Roy, Kirkus YA Blog, March 5, 2012

“The Springsweet will steal your heart. Zora is a wounded heroine who had me cheering as she rediscovers the strength she thought she’d lost. Blend in a smoldering, yet refreshingly subtle hero, and add a twist of magic and you have a perfect romance in the Old West with another of Saundra Mitchell’s signature rich and nuanced historic settings!”

– Aprilynne Pike, #1 NYT best-selling author of the WINGS series

“With Saundra Mitchell’s trademark evocative and gorgeous language, The Springsweet takes us across the plains, where the people thirst for love just as the land thirsts for water. I never wanted this book to end!”

-Carrie Ryan, NYT best-selling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH series.

“I didn’t think YA historicals could get better than The Vespertine. The Springsweet proved me wrong. This is a gorgeous, unputdownable book that will stay with you long after it’s through. Saundra Mitchell just gets better and better.”

– Sarah MacLean, NYT and USA Today best-selling author of the LOVE BY NUMBER series.

“Here are some of the gems – opening lines that grabbed my attention, for one reason or another – from this season’s middle grade and YA releases:

April releases

Saundra Mitchell, The Springsweet (Harcourt): That I went a little mad, I could not deny.”

– Shelftalkers: Great Beginnings – March 8, 2012