SPARKS OF LIGHT by Janet B. Taylor!

Did you see the gorgeous cover for Janet B. Taylor’s 2017 release, SPARKS OF LIGHT? Her sequel to INTO THE DIM will be released on August 1st next year and you can catch the entire reveal over on YA Books Central (um, there’s a giveaway!!!).

sparks-of-lightMake sure you add it to your Goodreads list now because this one is fabulous, people!

And if that’s not enough, INTO THE DIM, Taylor’s 2016 time-traveling phenom is getting a whole new look for its 2017 release on April 11, 2017!


We couldn’t be happier for Janet and all her ravenous fans!!

Happy Release Day! INTO THE DIM

Today is the release day for Janet B. Taylor’s time-travel YA, INTO THE DIM. We hope you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of this fantastic fantasy!!


Some lovely things people have said about Janet B. Taylor’s debut:

“Debut author Taylor adeptly blends the fantastical and the historical as she sends her reluctant heroine back to the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine in order to save her mother. Taylor’s writing is bright with detail and her plot dense with action as Hope learns to be brave and resourceful when circumstances turn dire.”
Publishers Weekly

“Instantly engaging, constantly suspenseful, ultimately poignant and satisfying. Loved it!”–Diana Gabaldon, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series

“Janet B. Taylor’s absorbing novel keeps the action moving with well-timed revelations, deftly drawn historical events and personages, and a sparks-flying romance.”–School Library Journal

Into the Dim is a time-travel adventure that will leave readers breathless. Janet Taylor has woven a story that will capture action seekers and romance lovers and pull them along for the ride.”—Joelle CharbonneauNew York Times bestselling author of THE TESTING trilogy

“Janet B. Taylor’s Into the Dim shines bright.  This debut time travel novel captures the imagination and takes the reader on a fascinating journey to 12th century England, deftly weaving historical characters like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket into the drama.  Rich with period detail, and an intriguing lead character, this is YA science fiction at its best.” —Rysa Walker, author of The Chronos Files Series

“Janet B. Taylor’s Into the Dim is one truly enjoyable read. A fast-paced, time-travel adventure with rogue Tesla science and Middle Ages history, it will make you want to jump back into the English court, after a proper round of smallpox and typhoid vaccines, of course.” —Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood

“The perfect blend of mystery, sci-fi, action, cute guys, romance, history and gorgeous Scotland!” Justine magazine

INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor Makes The Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

INDIES NEXT Congrats to our lovely Janet B. Taylor for her debut’s placement on The Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview!

Here’s what the American Bookseller Association had to say:

Into the Dim, by Janet B. Taylor
(HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544602007, $17.99, available March)
“You don’t want to miss this time-traveling adventure, thrilling romance, and rich, historical tale. After her mom disappears and is presumed dead, Hope Walton travels to Scotland to stay with her mom’s family, whom she’s never met. When she discovers their secret — INTO THE DIMthey are time travelers — she journeys to 12th century England, where she encounters Eleanor of Aquitaine, Thomas Becket, and her mom, very much alive. Now she has three days to bring her mom back to the present, or they’ll be trapped in the 12th century forever!” —Alyssa Raymond, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO – See the full list of previewed books here.

Cover Reveal: INTO THE DIM

INTO THE DIMWhat??? I’ve seen the cover for INTO THE DIM, you say.


Well, feast your peeps INTO THE DIM fans ’cause this book’s got a brand new look!

And we couldn’t love it more!

Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.

INTO THE DIM and its new fancy cover is out on 3.1.2016, but you can pre-order now wherever books are sold!

My Sneak Peek at “Into the Dim”

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When’s the last time you read a fantasy/mystery/time-travel book about the middle ages? “Never!” you say? Me either, that is until I read an advanced copy of Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor.

I’ll save my full review for when the book comes out on March 1, 2016, but here’s a teeny-tiny sneak peek. Into the Dim tells the story of a homeschooled teenage girl named Hope who thinks her mother is dead. Actually her mom is a member of an elite time-traveling society and is trapped in the 12th century. In order to rescue her mother Hope must face her deepest fears, blend into the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and match wits with the evil Thomas Becket.

Not only did I adore this book, my fifth grade son did too. It’s just barely PG enough that I felt comfortable with him reading it. He stayed up until 10:30 p.m. to finish it, which was way past his bedtime.

Into the Dim is worth missing sleep for!

by Jennifer Bardsley, aka The YA Gal.


The glorious ARCs for Janet B. Taylor’s YA time-travel debut INTO THE DIM have arrived and they are splendorously spectacular! Not to mention, how adorable is Sixteen to Read author Janet B. Taylor? The Most Adorable, that’s how adorable!


“Seventy-two hours, then we have to be back at the clearing. Sunrise on the third day.”

Being “the homeschooled girl,” in a small town, Hope Walton’s crippling phobias and photographic memory don’t help her fit in with her adoptive dad’s perfectly blonde Southern family. But when her mother is killed in a natural disaster thousands of miles from home, Hope’s secluded world crumbles. After an aunt she’s never met invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic. She’s a member of a secret society of time travelers, and is actually trapped in the twelfth century in the age of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Now Hope must conquer her numerous fears and travel back in time to help rescue her mother before she’s lost for good. Along the way, she’ll discover more family secrets, and a mysterious boy who could be vital to setting her mother free… or the key to Hope’s undoing.

Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.

INTO THE DIM releases March 1, 2016 and is available for pre-order now!