The Wanderer

Author: Williams, Josie

Publication Date:

October 2021



Original language and publisher

English | Firefly Press

Territories Handled

Netherlands, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

Poland (Harper Collins)


Young Adult

The Wanderer

Author: Williams, Josie


‘The Wanderer’ is a gut-wrenching, epic love story that I could not put down. I was addicted and rooting for Ryder and Maggie from the start. – Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

For those who love romances and all things spooky, this YA novel about a ‘wanderer’ in love is a must read!

GHOST meets ROMEO AND JULIET meets CITY OF GHOSTS (Victoria Swarb), readers of Jennifer Armentrout and Nicola Yoon will also love this contemporary teenage romance.

They’re just two lonely souls, destined to be apart.

For the last few months Ryder has been content just to follow and love the girl with the fiery red curls from afar, but one rainy night changes everything. When Maggie steps out in front of a van, Ryder doesn’t hesitate in saving her life – the girl he loved wasn’t going to die on his watch. One moment of action alters their destiny forever.

Now he knows how it feels to be close to her, Ryder is addicted and breaking the rules at every turn.

It’s the first time they’ve talked, the first time she’s smiled at him, the first time he’s had the full force of her attention on him, and he delights in it. But as the pair grow closer, Ryder struggles to keep his dark secret hidden.

He was already in love with her before that night, and the more they get to know each other, she’s quickly catching up.

The trouble is, there’s something that Maggie doesn’t know… Ryder died five years ago in a tragic accident, so the boy she’s fallen for doesn’t exist.

Teenage love is epic. But falling in love with a human girl when you’re dead? Yeah, that blows.

Marketing Information

  • 850,000 copies of her books sold in English