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“Lyssa Mia Smith has written a real showstopper, with a romance that’s both sizzling and sweet, wildly imaginative worldbuilding, and twists that crescendo to a thrilling finale. I couldn’t read it fast enough!”

Allison Saft, New York Times bestselling author of A Fragile Enchantment


Translated Editions:​

Polish: You and YA Books

Spanish: Trini Vergara Ediciones

Turkish: Beyaz Belina Publishing

Arabic: Abdullah Gohar Publishing

Russian: Alpina Publisher

Out now:


Balzer+Bray, a HarperCollins imprint

Inspired by Moulin Rouge! and set on an island in a magical version of Prohibition-era New York, Revelle is a breathtaking YA stand-alone fantasy full of dazzling magic, romance, and mystery from debut author Lyssa Mia Smith.

Finalist for 2023 Children and Young Adult Book Lovers' Literary (Cybils) Award in Speculative Fiction

2023 Chapters Indigo Best Teen Books of the Year

Epic Reads Most Anticipated YA Books of 2023

Featured in OwlCrate, Gold Leaf Book Box, Lit Love Box, and Novel Tea Book Box

On the island of Charmant, magic flows like bootlegged champagne, and fantasies can be bought for the price of a gemstone.

Luxe Revelle, star of her family’s fantastical show, knows the splendor is just an illusion. With Prohibition threatening their livelihood, her family struggles to make a living, watering down champagne and patching holes in their sequined costumes. So when the son of Charmant’s wealthiest family makes her an offer—everything the Revelles need to stay in business, in exchange for posing as his girl and helping him become mayor—she can’t refuse.

The moment Jamison Port sets foot in Charmant, he can’t shake the feeling of familiarity. An orphan with as few memories as gemstones, he’s desperate to learn what happened to his parents. But as he delves into the island’s secrets, he risks angering the wrong person and discovering a truth that just might break his heart.

When Luxe and Jamison accidentally meet, the sparks that fly are more than her magical enchantments. But keeping secrets from powerful people is a dangerous game . . . one that could destroy them both.

Kirkus Reviews

"The carefully orchestrated plot unfolds, revealing new layers, twists, and revelations at every turn and building to a crescendo... An enchanting debut." 

Publisher's Weekly

“An arresting dark romantic fantasy.”


“The lush, glittering descriptions of this Moulin Rouge!–based fantasy will hook readers from the very first page. Debut author Smith is one to watch.”

School Library Journal

"Recommended for fans of Laini Taylor and Stephanie Garber."

Upcoming Releases

with Balzer+Bray, a HarperCollins imprint

Lyssa is currently under contract for her sophomore YA romantic fantasy, the details of which will be announced soon. She plans to continue to write deeply romantic tales with fantastical elements in the young adult and adult spaces.

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