Michelle Hodkin will write a spin-off of the Mara Dyer Trilogy called The Shaw Confessions!
It was announced today that New York Times bestselling author Michelle Hodkin will write a spin-off series of the bestselling Mara Dyer Trilogy, titled The Shaw Confessions, to be published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.
The new series will be told from the point of view of fan-favourite character Noah Shaw, and will explain “what happens after happily ever after,” says the publisher. Noah’s father will be murdered in the first instalment of The Shaw Confessions, leaving Noah with both wealth and knowledge beyond his imagination, and the opportunity to find others like himself and Mara. But as they begin their search, Noah realizes that they have extremely different goals, leaving Noah to make a decision between the girl he loves, and the world.
Hodkin also got to say something about the series, which hints at the contrast that readers will see between Mara and Noah’s points of view:
“When I wrote the first words of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I knew that I was writing an antiheroine’s original story. What I didn’t know was how many readers would ask for the adventures of that antiheroine and her hero: both powerful, both in love, and almost certain to destroy each other. I always wanted to tell the story of the choices the characters would make and the risks they would take after they discovered who and what they really were, and I’m thrilled to finally have that chance. Readers may think they know Noah Shaw, but there’s so much more to tell.”
The author also gave a short summary of the new series on her Tumblr:
“What happens after happily ever after? By the end of the Mara Dyer Trilogy, Noah Shaw and Mara Dyer discovered their world-changing abilities along with their love for each other. In the first book of The Shaw Confessions, Noah’s father is murdered, and Noah inherits unimaginable riches, terrible knowledge, and the chance to find other people like himself. But as Noah and Mara begin their global search, they’ll discover that they have very different goals: Noah wants peace. Mara wants power. When the girl of your dreams turns the world into a nightmare, what do you choose? The girl or the world?”
“It’s going to be dark,” Hodkin writes about the series. “It’s going to be twisted. It’s going to be sexy. I think you’re going to love it. I really, really hope you do.”
The first book of The Shaw Confessions is set to release summer 2017. I, for one, am already counting down the days.