Michelle Hodkin, author of the best-selling Mara Dyer Trilogy, will write a spin-off series called The Shaw Confessions, to be published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, EW can announce exclusively.
The series will be told from the point of view of character Noah Shaw, and will explain “what happens after the happily ever after,” according to the publisher. Noah’s father is murdered in the first book of The Shaw Confessions, and while Noah inherits both knowledge and wealth beyond his wildest dreams, he also has a chance to find others like himself. As Noah and Mara begin their search for others, it becomes clear that they have vastly different goals — and Noah must choose between the girl he loves and world peace.
“When I wrote the first words of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I knew that I was writing an antiheroine’s original story,” says Hodkin in a release. “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 first book in the new series is slated for a Summer 2017 release.