Little & Lion

My second novel, Little & Lion, will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on August 8, 2017.


Little & Lion is available for preorder from the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Amazon | Powell’s | Target

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new . . . the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself—or worse.


Praise for Little & Lion

“One of many notable strengths here is Colbert’s subtle, neatly interwoven exploration of intersectionality… This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languid freedom of summer.”

—Booklist, starred review

“Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity… Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal.”

—Kirkus, starred review

“A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty.”

—School Library Journal, starred review


My debut young adult novel, Pointe, was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. In addition to winning the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction, it was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, the Chicago Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library, and named a 2017 Popular Paperback by the American Library Association.



Pointe is available at the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Amazon| iBooks


Translation rights have been sold to:

MSK in France

DTV in Germany

V&R Editoras in Brazil (Portuguese)

V&R Editoras in Latin America (Spanish)


Theo is better now.

She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.


Praise for Pointe

“Debut novelist Colbert has written an extraordinary book about dance, seamlessly intertwined with the chilling aftermath of a kidnapping. In honest, confident prose, Colbert builds characters whose flaws, struggles, and bad decisions make them real and indelibly memorable.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Colbert has put out a stunningly poignant novel … Readers who discover this book will be unable to put it down.”


“Colbert’s strong debut believably portrays self-delusion through a first-person voice … This is the latest in a bold new crop of gutsy, messy debuts, including Carrie Mesrobian’s Sex & Violence and Stephanie Kuehn’s Charm & Strange.”


“A brave and resonant debut that is as captivating as it is heartbreaking. Brandy Colbert has given us a portrait of life after trauma that is skillfully rendered, raw, and unflinching. This novel haunts me.”

—Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still

“POINTE is an impressively written and affecting portrait of loss and self-forgiveness. Brandy Colbert’s debut is beautiful, sharp and memorable.”

—Courtney Summers, author of Cracked Up to Be

3 thoughts on “novels

  1. By friend emailed me this morning saying she found my perfect book and just sent me the link to here… she is so right. 🙂

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