<p>Book cover for Otherbound: two teenagers face different directions. The boy's eyes are closed; the girl's eyes are open. Below the boy's face is a desert landscape with a suburban home; below the girl's face is a stormy sea with a cliffside castle.</p>

Original and compelling;
a stunning debut
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
subtle, nuanced examinations of power dynamics and privilege
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
Duyvis makes ingenious use
of a fascinating premise
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
nuanced, thoughtful,
and three-dimensional
Strange Horizons

Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes. Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea … until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious. All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive — and discover the truth about their connection.

Four starred reviews
Junior Library Guild selection
James Tiptree, Jr. Award longlist
Bisexual Book Award: Speculative Fiction winner

Amulet Books (ABRAMS)
(release date: June 17, 2014)