We are so excited to share that Holly Bourne‘s new YA novel, You Could Be So Pretty, publishes today in UK paperback with Usbourne. Holly is the bestselling author of YA and adults books including The Spinster Club series and How Do You Like Me Now? She has been described as ‘The queen of British YA’ by The Guardian.


In Belle and Joni’s world there are two options for girls:

One, follow the rules of the Doctrine like Belle: apply your Mask, work hard to be crowned at the Ceremony, be a Pretty.

Or two, fight the rules like Joni: leave your face bare, work hard to escape to the Education, be an Objectionable.

But maybe there is a third option…
Change the rules. Reclaim your power. If you can…

What would you choose?

“Holly Bourne is a vital feminist voice of our generation.” — Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season

“I devoured this – so compelling and with such a powerful message.” — Katherine Webber, co-author of Twin Crowns

“A furious, fast-paced commentary on a ‘post-equality’ world.” – The Guardian

Congratulations Holly! We are looking forward to readers enjoying this fantastic book. If you haven’t done so already, you can get your copy here: https://bit.ly/3PH88W9