In This Adventure Ends, Sloane doesn’t expect to fall in with an intense, all-consuming group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida. Twins Vera and Gabe are who Sloane grows cloest to, and when a painting by their late mother goes missing, Sloane decides to track it down.
“One of my favorite books as a kid – and beyond! – was From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg,” said Mills. “In The Mixed-Up Files, a young girl named Claudia runs away from home with her little brother—though Claudia makes the great distinction that it’s not just about running from somewhere, but running to somewhere. I loved that notion, and I really wanted This Adventure Ends to capture a family doing much the same—running away, in a sense, but also running toward something. It’s a bit of a quest story, and a bit of a love story, though not just romantic love. There’s the love between a father and daughter, between siblings, between best friends. It was a ton of fun to write, and I can’t wait to share it with you in the fall. In the mean time, I’m absolutely thrilled with the cover, and so excited to show it off!”
This Adventure Ends releases from Henry Holt in October 2016.
To celebrate the cover reveal, we’re giving away a copy of Mills’ debut First & Then! Devon’s life takes a turn for the unexpected (and unwanted) after her cousin, Foster, and her high school’s star running back, Ezra, end up in her P.E. class and manage to integrate themselves into every other aspect of her life.
Fill out the form below to win First & Then by Emma Mills. Giveaway prizes donated by Macmillan. Open to entrants in the U.S. only. Void where prohibited.
[EDIT] The post originally listed the release date as 2017; This Adventure Ends will release in October 2016.