Evergreen (Hardcover)

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A deliciously dreamy urban fairytale about a dryad who risks immortality for love, from debut author Devin Greenlee

All seventeen-year-old Quill wants is a break from the family business. Flowers, plants, the generations-old garden. What he wouldn’t give for a taste of the outside world. Normalcy. But his mom won’t let him out of the house, telling him he’s just not ready…

All because he’s a dryad. Well, not just any dryad, but a male dryad—the first ever. And unlike everyone else in his family, he hasn’t a lick of magic. Just a shock of green hair, matching green eyes, and a growing frustration that there’s an entire world out there waiting to be discovered. Until the night when the outside world—specifically his new neighbor—discovers him.

Liam Watson lives in a culture filled with electronics, mobile devices, and social media—where there is no magic or even the belief in it. And as much as Quill finds Liam irritating (he’s so cute it’s annoying), he can’t help himself.

Now Quill’s getting a taste of the outside world and of Liam…and he wants more. But all is not well in this magical, urban garden, and someone—or something—is changing the very essence of it.

And wherever Quill goes, the danger grows…

About the Author

Devin grew up in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. He fell in love with books at a young age, even “writing” his first one in grade school (seriously, his mom still pulls it out at parties). He continued that passion throughout college and would love nothing more than to create the LGBTQ+ novels he wished he had growing up. He currently teaches high schoolers everything they need to know about performance and sharp wit. On any given night, you can find him bingeing on video games or snoring so loud it wakes the neighbors.

Praise For…

“An enchanting debut from Devin Greenlee, Evergreen is a compulsively readable fantasy that tackles themes of family, freedom, and humanity with elegant ease. Tender and heartfelt, I loved the relationships forged within its pages and the magical world that sprouted from the assured writing like a dryad’s consummate garden.” —David Ferraro, author of The Alchemy of Moonlight

Fresh, vibrant, and full of heart, it’s impossible not to fall in love with debut author Devin Greenlee’s Evergreen. Like wild honeysuckle vines, the magic between mismatched Quill and Liam will invade your thoughts and stay with you long after the last page is read.” —Janet Walden-West, author of Agent of Chaos

“This was cute! Quill and Liam are adorable as they get to know each other. I thoroughly enjoyed the magic aspects and truly didn’t see the twist coming.” —KimReads33

“I highly enjoyed this one. I was engaged and found myself intrigued throughout! Plenty of twists and I loved the relationship between Quill and Liam!” —Queer Book Lover 06

“The drama of this new YA fantasy is the most cathartic and somehow relatable story I’ve read in this genre in years.” —Escapism for Life

Evergreen by Devin Greenlee weaves a delightful tale of magic, mystery, and self-discovery within the lush backdrop of a generational garden. At the heart of the narrative is Quill, a unique and endearing dryad breaking the mold in a world that values magic above all.” —What I’m Reading 6

“This cover is what originally drew me in to this book. It is such a gorgeous cover and the words in the inside are just as amazing!” —Coffee Shop Reads

“I fell in love with this book based on two small things initially. 1. The cover is spectacularly eye-catching; and 2. This is a Secret Garden retelling. I did not know the journey I was about to embark on when I requested this ARC; I merely knew I NEEDED to read it. I’m so happy my intuition was correct.” —Betwixt These Pages

“Wow. First, let me congratulate Devin Greenlee on a superb debut novel! I’ve never read anything like this and I was hooked from the first page. A true YA fantasy novel with vivid descriptions, simple (mostly) sentence structure, and so much imagination.” —The Bookish Ren

“I devoured this in two days. I could’ve finished it in one night if I had wanted to be a bit more reckless with my sleep.” —Mister Ghost Reads

Product Details
ISBN: 9781649375377
ISBN-10: 1649375379
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English