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Gossip Girl meets The Umbrella Academy

Rebecca Hanover is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SIMILARS series. She earned her BA from Stanford University in English and drama, and won an Emmy as a staff writer on the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light. Rebecca lives in San Francisco with her husband and three kids, where she enjoys matcha lattes, hoodies, and a complete lack of seasons. She aspires to attend an actual hot Pilates class one day.
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December 1, 2019

“Plenty of action…the end is a deftly handled twist on a twist that will confound readers in a good way.”Booklist

In this sequel and thrilling conclusion to The Similars duology, Emma must figure out who she really is, decide between two boys with the same face, and stop a dangerous plan based on revenge.


Emma is still reeling from the events of her junior year at Darkwood. Not only is her best friend, Oliver, shockingly alive, but the boy she loves, his genetic copy, Levi, is still on the island where he grew up, stranded with his deranged guardian.

More importantly, she is grappling with who she really is. Emma can’t accept the hard truths she learned last year and refuses to share her secrets with anyone, isolating herself from the Similars and Ollie.

But when more of the Similars’ creator’s plot is revealed, Emma and her friends will have to try to stop him from putting a plan into motion that could destroy everyone she loves.

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THE SIMILARS is a NY Times bestseller!

December 7, 2019

WHAT WORLD IS THIS?? I still haven’t recovered from the shock of THE SIMILARS hitting the New York Times YA paperback list for the month of November. Thank you to every reader who championed this series, every librarian, bookseller, friend and cheerleader. And to my publisher, Sourcebooks — you made this happen. THANK YOU.

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THE SIMILARS book trailer!

January 4, 2019

TEENREADS has officially unveiled THE SIMILARS book trailer, and I am so excited to share it with you! Seeing the world of Darkwood Academy come to life was exhilarating, and the teens who were interviewed—and asked to speak off-the-cuff about their impressions of the book—were razor sharp (and super adorable, too). I get goosebumps every time I watch it &…

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