All Robbie Fontaine wants is a place to belong. Orphaned as a child, he bounced from pack to pack, forming temporary bonds to keep from turning feral. Then he receives summons from a powerful Alpha, and the desire for something permanent takes root in his heart. Under the wing of a gentle old witch, Robbie learns what it means to be pack, to have a home. He can have a life in Caswell, Maine, as the trusted second to Michelle Hughes, the Alpha of all. But there are hushed whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic — and of an enemy pack who want nothing less than to end their way of life, led by an Alpha whose name is spoken in both fear and reverence. The name of the pack? Bennett.
Travis “TJ” Klune is the author of The Extraordinaries (Tor Teen) and The House in the Cerulean Sea (Tor). Being queer himself, TJ believes it’s important - now more than ever - to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. The Extraordinaries is TJ Klune's YA debut.
When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid-he didn't think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video-game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder. But that's okay, because he's ... (more)