B&N Virtually Presents: Stephanie Garber talks THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER

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B&N Virtually Presents: Stephanie Garber talks THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER

Barnes & Noble welcomes New York Times bestselling Stephanie Garber to virtually discuss THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER with Shelby Mahurin!

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"Edgy, dark, and gorgeously written—this takes the fairytale trope and turns it into something heart-pounding, fresh, and addictive." —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here

Join Barnes & Noble as we welcome the internationally bestselling author of the Caraval series, Stephanie Garber, for a live, virtual discussion of THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER, the fiercely-anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Once Upon a Broken Heart, starring Evangeline Fox and the Prince of Hearts on a new journey of magic, mystery, and heartbreak.

She will be in conversation with Shelby Mahurin, the New York Times bestselling author of the Serpent & Dove trilogy.

**BONUS!: Your ticket includes a signed copy of the B&N Exclusive Edition of THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER, which is signed by Stephanie Garber, includes a bonus chapter from Jacks' POV, and has a unique cover and case stamp!

**EXTRA BONUS!: Buy any ticket that includes THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER BY SEPTEMBER 12, and you are automatically entered for a chance to win signed copies of Ballad of Never After and Once Upon a Broken Heart, plus a Tiffany & Co paperweight, Anthropologie earrings, and a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. See details and official rules here.


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"This is only a story for those who believe in love, how it can tease, how it can stab, and sometimes, how it slips away. Don’t let that happen with this book. Masterful storyteller Stephanie Garber gives you it all—characters to love, villains to hate, and a world to get lost in." —Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl

Not every love is meant to be.

After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she'll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away.

But when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Only this time, the rules have changed. Jacks isn’t the only force Evangeline needs to be wary of. In fact, he might be the only one she can trust, despite her desire to despise him.

Instead of a love spell wreaking havoc on Evangeline’s life, a murderous spell has been cast. To break it, Evangeline and Jacks will have to do battle with old friends, new foes, and a magic that plays with heads and hearts. Evangeline has always trusted her heart, but this time she’s not sure she can…