Leila Sales is the author of This Song Will Save Your Life (Sept. 17, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers) as well as Past Perfect and Mostly Good Girls. Visit her at leilasales.com or follow her @LeilaSalesBooks.

‘The Bone Season’

Bloomsbury signed up Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season as a seven-book series—not even Harry Potter had a vote of confidence like that. But is it any good? Leila Sales reviews the dystopian YA novel.


There’s a growing genre of novels narrated by dead, young girls. Leila Sales examines the problems with supernatural protagonists.