Get ready to enter a peculiar forest and meet an extraordinary family assembled from spare parts in TJ Klune’s latest standalone fantasy adventure, In the Lives of Puppets. This New York Times and USA Today bestselling author takes you on a journey filled with danger, love, and conflicted emotions. In a hidden home built into the trees, live three robots and a human, including a fatherly inventor android, a sadistic nurse machine, and a vacuum desperate for attention. But when a strange android labelled “HAP” is salvaged and repaired, Vic, the human, learns of a dark past shared between Hap and Gio, and their safe haven is no longer safe and Gio is captured. As they journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to save Gio, Vic must confront his own feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, and decide if he can accept love with strings attached. This masterful adventure inspired by The Adventures of Pinocchio and a mix of Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-E will leave you on the edge of your seat. Make sure to have a copy on release day by pre-ordering today. In the Lives of Puppets releases on April 25, 2023.
Also, with your pre-order, you will get a copy that is signed, plus a postcard and button, while supplies last!
NOTE: We will only have 10 signed copies so make sure to get yours in early. We will also be limiting it to 1 order per household.
About In the Lives of Puppets
Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-E in the woods in this new standalone fantasy from beloved New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune
New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.
In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots—fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.
The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio–a past spent hunting humans.
When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.
Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?
Inspired by Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, and like Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-E, In the Lives of Puppets is a masterful stand-alone fantasy adventure from the beloved author who brought you The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door.
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