Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good

Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good

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A buttoned-up overachiever works overtime to keep her inner nerd at bay—failing spectacularly—in Nancy Werlin’s hilarious and heartfelt return to contemporary realistic fiction.


Planning is Zoe Rosenthal’s superpower. She has faith in a properly organized to-do list and avoids unnecessary risks. Her mental checklist goes something like this: 1) Meet soulmate: DONE! 2) Make commitment: DONE! 3) Marriage: TO COME! (after college). She isn’t sure which college yet, but it will have a strong political science department, since her perfect boyfriend, Simon, plans to “save the country,” as his sister puts it, “and the planet and everything.” Zoe will follow along, the perfect serious, supportive girlfriend. It’s good to have her love life resolved, checked off, done. But speaking of unnecessary risks, Zoe’s on a plane to Atlanta, sneaking off to Dragon Con for the second season premiere of Bleeders. The show is subject to her boyfriend’s lofty scorn, but Zoe is nothing like these colorful hordes “wearing their inside on their outside.” Once her flirtation with fandom is over, she will get back to the important business of planning a future with Simon. The trouble is, right now, Bleeders—and her fellow “Bloodygits”—may just mean the world to her. Will a single night of nerdery be enough?

Best-selling and award-winning author Nancy Werlin is best known for science fiction, fantasy, and suspense, but here she turns her pen to realistic fiction with broad appeal. Confirmed nerds will revel in a diverse cast, zany fandoms, and cosplaying crowds, but this is for any reader seeking a smart, breezy coming-of-age story about finding your friends—and your inconvenient self.

Title:Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781536214734
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  • Ellen Kushner

    I love this book like no contemporary YA has ever been loved before!It's about finding your tribe. And what it feels like when you do. And how it changes you.Nancy Werlin naturally has to invent a ser...

  • Sarah Aronson

    I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of Nancy Werlin's newest YA: Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good.From page one, I was in.Werlin tells a fantastic and super smart story of self-discovery, fandom and fin...

  • Nora

    There aren't that many writers whose books I will pre-order without even knowing anything about them. I really vibe with Nancy Werlin. The way she writes truly speaks to me. My favorite kind of story ...

  • Jesse Ruth (I need all the book boyfriends please)

    This book was such a great read. Zoe Rosenthal learns about herself in this story, goes through phases on not accepting who she really is until finally she completely embraces her Fangirl self. She ...

  • Jaye Berry

    It has been so long since I've read a book that was not only super cringe and shitty, but also problematic. Thank you for reminding me garbage is real.Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good is about a girl ...

  • Jules Bertaut

    Borrowed an ARC of this book which is how I've read it already.This book is great! Zoe was such an anxious overachiever type, OMG. And the boyfriend was so much ... a depiction of that kind of guy. I ...

  • Alex

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawfully Good in exchange for an honest review.This was such a fun book and a lot of choices made really surprised me. Zoe Rosenth...

  • Sue

    I have been a fan of Nancy Werlin for a long time. Impossible was a particular favorite. On the surface, this is a teen romance between a world-saving and serious boy, Simon, and a secretly sci-fi lov...

  • Christina Getrost

    This book makes me want to go to another DragonCon! It made me nostalgic for my congoing days and the camaraderie that you find among fellow fans of your favorite show. It's a great story about an ove...

  • Jackie

    Zoe Rosenthal is starting senior year of high school off right...top grades, great student, and with the best boyfriend ever, Simon. They have their futures mapped out...same college (if they both get...