Praise & latest news!

LUNA RISING is the Book Excellence Award Winner for Chick Lit!


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REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES is here! You can read along with me thanks to KidlitTV!
Selene’s read out loud of Revolutionary Rogues


Kirkus Reviews calls REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES “Stellar…young history buffs will find absorbing!” Read more about this on my REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES page!


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Read a Q&A Deborah Kalb did with me on the creating of REVOLUTIONARY ROGUES!
Q&A with Selene Castrovilla



“Selene Castrovilla is a writer worth watching!” — Jacqueline Woodson, Young People’s Poet Laureate & National Book Award Winner for Brown Girl Dreaming

“This is an author to watch.”
— Diane Chen, School Library Journal “Practically Paradise” blog

“This is a writer to watch out for.” —Daniel Ehrenhaft, author, The Last Dog on Earth

“Ms. Castrovilla imbues the book with a great deal of pathos and deals with it in much more comprehensive terms than you might find in straight-up romance novels. (The “heat meter” is also lower.) These choices make Luna Rising a novel that has a bigger emotional impact. Instead of chronicling how one finds passion, Ms. Castrovilla illuminates how people negotiate the minefield of love. I suppose it’s easy for two incredibly hot people to fall into bed for a night. This book is much more about how we build deeper feelings and appreciation for the people in our lives, from neglectful parents to our kids and especially the man or woman we love, even if their snoring makes us want to smother them in their sleep sometimes.”
–Great Writers Steal, essay on Luna Rising

“Selene managed to perfectly capture such a devastating and realistic topic and carry it through with a solid plot and deep characters. She kept my heart thumping one I got to the last couple of chapters. At one point I panicked wondering how the book would come to an end. Would I be able to prepare myself? Nope. The ending was power and I re-read about 3 times.”
–Patty (Bookish Wanderlove), Goodreads review of Melt

“I flew through this book–couldn’t put it down! It was intense, gritty, lyrical, romantic, hopeful and powerful at the same time. If you love the writing of Ellen Hopkins, you should give Melt a try because Castrovilla is one to watch.”
–Kimberly Sabatini, Goodreads Review of Melt

“I have nothing but good things to say about this author. Her writing style, the characters, the storyline, the perfect way the lives of these two young people were woven together, the way she wrote so eloquently about the tragic path these two people take. Raw emotion. Young love. Lessons learned. Words that are spoken that can never be taken back.”
–Debbie, Goodreads review of Melt

“Selene does not fail to weave another story for these two that is sure to leave you wanting more.” —Signs of Life Goodreads review

“This book was highly addictive and fast paced and gave me so much raw emotion.” -Signs of Life Goodreads review

Please visit my Goodreads reviews and Amazon pages for more praise!