Author: Jay Asher & Jessica Freeburg
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jay Asher and co-author Jessica Freeburg brilliantly reimagine the classic Pied Piper legend as a powerful graphic novel about loneliness, love, and vengeance. Fans of Neil Gaiman and Through the Woods by Emily Carroll will devour this eerie, atmospheric retelling.
Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love.
When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side.
The boy of Maggie’s dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare…
With striking illustrations from Eisner-nominated artist Jeff Stokely, Piper is an exciting new departure for Jay Asher that deftly touches on the same themes of truth, guilt, and redemption that made Thirteen Reasons Why a beloved bestseller.
Why I’m Desperately Waiting: If you’re new to BooksofKings, let me inform you that Jay Asher is one of my all time favorite authors and I will automatically buy anything he will write. Which is reason Numero Uno I’m desperate for this book. The second is that this sounds like a great retelling of the Pied piper which is an old fable that doesn’t get many retellings. A bonus is that this sounds like a hybrid of a novella and a graphic novel which will make it super fun to read. Sign me up!