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For The Testing

New York Times Best Seller  |  #1 Indie Next Pick  |  Top 10 YALSA Nomination  |  Agatha Nominee

VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2013 list



"I galloped through this excellent read; I was in suspense the whole time."

- Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

"Charbonneau works action, romance, intrigue, and a plausible dystopian premise into a near-flawless narrative."

- Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Testing is a chilling and devious dystopian thriller that all fans of The Hunger Games will simply devour. Joelle Charbonneau writes with guts and nerve but also great compassion and heart. Highly recommended.”

– Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Rot & Ruin and Flesh & Bone

“Trained to rely on her wits, Cia must survive on her courage and trust her instincts, even when it means following her heart ever deeper into danger. A surefire favorite for dystopian fans, The Testing crackles with suspense, passion and betrayal set against a scarred and brutal world.”

– Sophie Littlefield, author of Unforsaken and Hanging By A Thread.

For Independent Study

New York Times Best Seller

"Fast-paced and full of crosses and double-crosses, right to the cliffhanger ending."

- Booklist 

"Charbonneau has created an elegantly organized plot that will keep the reader engaged and wondering how this richly layered plot will unfold...The tension and conflict will have readers at the edge of their seats as the imagery and complexities of the characters and plot design are exposed."


"A tense, paranoid story in which layers of treachery, deceit, and danger are peeled away one by one. . . Charbonneau makes excellent use of her dystopian theme in a twisty story that hits its mark."

- Publishers Weekly

For Skating Over The Line

“This is a wonderfully fun read.”
- Bestselling author Louise Penny

“Rebecca’s investigative work is clever and offbeat”
- Chicago Sun-Times

“Light and breezy, Charbonneau’s sophone entry hold up. her humor mixed with an eccentric cast keeps the mystery rolling at a steady clip.”
- Library Journal

“Rebecca’s second features the Midwest’s laid-back answer to Stephanie Plum in another funny, spunky romp.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“…just the right mix of skullduggery, humor, mystery and romance.”
- Publishers Weekly

“Rebecca and the quirky secondary characters will appeal to Evanovich fans.”
- Booklist

For Graduation Day

2014 Indie Next List

New York Times Best Seller

USA Today Best Seller

"Charbonneau’s portrayal of a ravaged future America attempting to rebuild itself is gripping, filled with surprises and complicated questions of right versus wrong. As in the previous books, Charbonneau remains focused on philosophical worries and moral tests over spectacle and bloodshed, with multiple layers and twists to keep readers forever guessing."

- Publisher's Weekly 

"Conspiracies, counter conspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride."

- Kirkus

For Skating Around The Law

“Funny and sexy with a teasing mystery.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“Roller skates and crime don’t mix, or do they? In Charbonneau’s fresh, funny debut they most certainly do.”
- Publishers Weekly

“…a sparkling mystery featuring a spirited heroine and a small town populated with lively characters.”
- Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“A delightful, top-notch debut mystery guaranteed to keep you smiling.”
- Victoria Thompson, author of Murder on Waverly Place

“Fast and furiously funny”
- Chris Knopf, author of Short Squeeze and the Sam Acquillo mysteries

“Fun filled and rife with small town characters…not to be missed.”
- Carolyn Haines, author of The Sara Booth Delany Mysteries

“… sprightly, delightful debut mystery. It is sure to charm.”
- Carolyn Hart, author of Ghost in Trouble

“Mystery readers will love the quirky and comic characters.”
- Ellen Byerrum, author of the Crimes of Fashion Mysteries

For The Glee Club Series

“Fans of Glee will adore Murder for Choir, an intriguing mystery set in a high school music department–and if, like me, you know nothing about the world of show choirs, never fear–neither has Paige Marshall, Joelle Charbonneau’s heroine, an opera singer turned choir director. I’m looking forward to future entries in this series.”

– Donna Andrews, NY Times best selling author of the Meg Langslow mysteries

Murder for Choir hits all the right notes. Like a virtuoso performance, it builds in intensity until the final climactic moment—when it brings down the house! Standing ovation and demands for an encore. More! More!”

– Jennie Bentley, NY Times best selling author of the Do-it-yourself mysteries

“Joelle Charbonneau hits all the right notes in Murder for Choir, mixing the song and dance of ‘Glee’ with a scrappy, modern-day Miss Marple in the form of Paige Marshall, opera singer turned high school musical instructor. Toe-tapping good fun!”

– Susan McBride, author of Little Black Dress and The Cougar Club

“Joelle Charbonneau brings a professional’s eye and experience to Murder for Choir, and readers will enjoy her heroine Paige Marshall’s take on high school show choirs. Music and drama lovers who can’t get enough of Rachel, Finn, Kurt and the gang will have enormous fun with this delightfully witty take on ‘Murder, She Sang.’ Encore, encore!”

– Miranda James, NY Times best selling author of the Cat in the Stacks mysteries

“Joelle Charbonneau hits all the right notes with her show choir coach sleuth. Readers will be singing her praises for many books to come.”

– Denise Swanson New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River and Devereaux’s Dime Store mysteries