"Shhhh! This book is a 'secret' sleeper hit. A unique take on banned books in a modern world, with fantasy and 'other worlds' on the side!" ~Amazon Vine Voice Review
Genres: Coming of Age Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
4.6 stars, 28 ratings on Amazon
4.3 stars, 116 ratings on Goodreads
E-book: $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)
Emerson Blackwell’s world shattered the night her home burned to the ground with her mother inside. Unable to face her new reality, Emerson booked a one-way train to New York City. For eight years, she found solace in New York's bustling streets, but the trauma of the past comes rushing back when she discovers a hidden library deep within the heart of the city.
Guided by a cryptic librarian, Emerson discovers that the books from this library are not ordinary reading material. The library's Catalogue contains portals to parallel universes.
Inside one of the books, Emerson encounters her mother and learns that she didn’t die in the fire. Emerson's mother reveals that the Catalogue is governed by The Central Library, which has been pursuing her for publishing supposedly dangerous and unsanctioned books.
Emerson finds herself thrown into an adventure where the books she reads often become too real for comfort and she is forced to confront her tragic past. Along the way, she rekindles a romance with her first love, who reveals that he is working with Emerson’s mother against The Central Library. However, tensions rise when Emerson finds herself drawn to the son of The Central Library’s Head Librarian.
It’s up to Emerson to determine whether her mother is a villain pushing dangerous books into the Catalogue, or whether The Central Library has something to hide.
Praise for Secrets of the Catalogue
"A captivating premise...urban fantasy for bookish folks." ~Back Shelf Books
"A fun roller-coaster ride through magical books." ~Amazon Review
"Intriguing and immersive." ~Goodreads Review
About the Author
Amelia was born and raised in a small town in Ohio where she developed an interest in reading and writing from a young age. After working as a lawyer for several years, she decided to pursue her true passion and become a writer. Her debut novel, Secrets of the Catalogue, is the first book in The Librarians Series. Her next book, Foundation, is coming May 2024.
Amelia now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she continues to write and explore the city’s vibrant literary scene. When she is not writing, you can find her browsing the shelves at her local bookstore, taking impromptu trips, or spending time with family and friends. Learn more at AmeliaSpencer.com and be sure to follow her online: