Sonia Hartl in Conversation with Andrea Contos

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Sonia Hartl is back! This time she’s bringing us coldblooded teen love/revenge in her new book The Lost Girls, described as John Tucker Must Die meets Feminist Vampire Ex Girlfriends. Join Sonia in conversation with fellow author Andrea Contos. 

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About the book:

John Tucker Must Die meets Feminist Vampire Ex Girlfriends!

Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town—at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes.

It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her.

To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex—even though she is trying to kill him.


About the author:

Sonia Hartl is the author of Not Your #Lovestory and Have a Little Faith in Me (Page Street), which received a starred review in BookPage and earned nominations for the Georgia Peach Book Award, YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and ALA’s Rise: A Feminist Book Project List. She’s a member of SCBWI and the Managing Director for Pitch Wars 2020. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s enjoying pub trivia, marathoning Disney movies, or taking walks outside in the fall. She lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with her husband and two daughters. Follow her on Twitter @SoniaHartl1.

About the conversationalist:

Andrea Contos is an award-winning writer of young adult mysteries and thrillers. She’s the author of OUT OF THE FIRE and THROWAWAY GIRLS (ITW award winner—Best Young Adult Novel and Kirkus Best Books of 2020.) She grew up in Detroit, and thanks to the tours given by her policeman father, she can tell you exactly where the morgue is. She currently lives outside the city with her tiny-feminist daughters, her husband, and their very energetic puppy. You can find her on Twitter at @Andrea_Contos, Instagram at @andreaacontos, and her website at

The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story By Sonia Hartl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645673149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Page Street YA - September 14th, 2021