Two of you exist. Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

Random House Children’s Books, February 2013
ISBN 978-0-307-93154-2
Available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/IndigoThe Book Depository, IndieBound, Powell’s,  iTunes (and more).
dualed_pbk_largeTrade paperback
Random House Children’s Books, May 27th, 2014 ISBN  978-0-307-93155-9
Available now for preorder from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/IndigoThe Book Depository, IndieBound, Powell’s (and more).

Also available as an audiobook and ebook.Check out DUALED’s book trailer here, revealed exclusively on MTV.For an audiobook excerpt of DUALED, narrated by voice actress Alicyn Packard, click here.

DIVIDED (DUALED, #2, May 27th, 2014)


The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .

West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life.

The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.

How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.

by Elsie Chapman
Random House Children’s Books, May 27th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-449-81295-2
Available now for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, The Book Depository, IndieBound, Powell’siTunes (and more).

Will also be available as an audiobook and ebook.

Foreign Rights

Dualed (Gernman Cover) DUALED (French cover)

German rights to: Droemer Knaur. Released in Germany, April, 2013. (DUALED)

French rights to: Lumen/AC Media: Released in France, March 2014. (DUALED, DIVIDED)

Korean rights to: Bookscents. Release date TBA. (DUALED)

45 thoughts on “Books

  1. John Hansen says:

    This sounds really cool! Good luck!

  2. Thanks, John–and best of luck with your writing, too!

  3. mccleark says:

    Your book sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to read it.

  4. Thanks, mccleark–and best of luck with the agent hunt!

  5. I hope it becomes a bestseller, good luck!!!

  6. This sounds super-cool, Elsie, and the cover makes me drool, like, all over myself.
    Do you send ARCs to Germany ?
    I have a solid international online presence & following, especially in the American market, and I’d luv to write about your book if i like it.

  7. I just recieved my ARC of DUALED that I won in the mail today. I can’t wait to start reading.

  8. Tia Mclean says:

    I am so excited to read you book. Can’t wait to get sucked into it.

  9. Chris Somers says:

    I just finished Dualed like two minutes ago, ugh, so good, I want to read it again. The only bad thing: I have to wait till Divided comes out:( Either way, great job!:) I loved it!

  10. Gilda says:

    I just finished reading Dualed about a week ago and I loved it! It was amazing! I can’t wait for Divided to be released.

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  12. Dianna Dominguez says:

    Loved the first book. I’ve been reading dystopian YA almost constantly for the past 3 years and your book was the most original and well-written that I’ve read in ages. Not sure if I can wait til next May for book two!

  13. Eunice Koomson says:

    OMMMMMG Dualed was so good !!! i read in in one day ! I started reading it around 10:50 am in the library then i checked it out & finished it around 4:40 pm in the evening! i cant wait for book two !! this would be an amazing movie !! youre one of my newest favorite authors !

  14. Angel says:

    Elsie, best book ever! I wouldn’t be very surprised at all if it becomes a movie and rivals The Hunger Games–with Elizabeth Gillies as West? Omg, that would be so cool! Anyway, can’t wait for Divided. At least it’s in less than a year, right? :) Anyways, you have to continue writing after this. You HAVE to. My inner self would be just crushed if you don’t! Thank you for being such a great writer!

  15. gaby says:

    when is divided coming out I heard its like in a year! I cant wait that long! I loved dualed sooo much best book ever! It would be an awesome movie!

    • Hi there, Gaby! Thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed Dualed :) Divided will be coming out May 27th, 2014, so slightly less than a year. I hope you get a chance to read it as soon as it’s released!

  16. Austin says:

    Dualed was so amazing! I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN! CANT WAIT FOR DIVIDED!!

  17. Alora says:

    Hey, just wanted to put my two-cents into the pool of praise for your work:

    I’m completely in love with everything about Dualed! From the concept (awesomely offbeat), to your writing style and voice (eye-gasm and mental imagery to the extreme), to the characters and their development (painful and happy feelings mushed together with love and held together by sheer willpower), and everything else I can’t quite name that makes it amazing.

    I honestly cannot give enough praise for this book. Interesting, in-depth, detailed without being cumbersome. In short: it’s perfection. Super excited for Divided (already marked on the calendar), I honestly wish I had it right now.

    Anyway, keep up the great work because you are quickly creeping up my list of favourite authors. Thank you so much for writing this stunning book.

  18. Chidimma says:

    Amazing book! Can’t wait till the second one :)!!!

  19. Chidimma says:

    P.S. I totally agree with Angel. Elizabeth Gillies would make an awesome West. Fantasy movie worth seeing.

  20. David says:

    Is Dualed going to be a trilogy?

    What would be the title of your book 3 or the plot?

  21. I tend not to leave a ton of comments, however i did some searching
    and wound up here Books | Elsie Chapman. And I do have 2 questions
    for you if you don’t mind. Could it be only me or does it look like some
    of these comments look like they are left by brain dead visitors?
    :-P And, if you are writing at other places, I would like to follow everything new you have to post.
    Would you make a list of every one of your social pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook
    page or twitter feed?

    • Hi there! I don’t think any of these comments fall under the category of “brain-dead,” but ymmv? For links, if you go to the home page, on the bottom left, I’ve listed all the places I can be found online in an author capacity. I only blog actively on tumblr now, but I’m also on FB, twitter, pinterest, etc. Thanks for coming by!

  22. Maria Guzman says:

    Your book is awesome I hope u write more books

  23. Caleb Boswell says:

    I stumbled upon this book in a Barnes and Nobles under the new released during Febuary, and finished just a few days after, loving the concept and the story. i’ve passed it on to friends and we all can not wait for Divided in may! Great Work!

    • Thank you for absolutely making my day. That is *awesome* to hear, and I’m so very happy you enjoyed Dualed–and for sharing it with your friends! I hope all of you will love Divided just as much!

  24. Jackie Vazquez says:

    OMG!!! I L-O-V-E your book and it killing me know waiting for the next one. :-D

  25. Rinna Yu says:

    Omg! Your book is amazing! I read it like 10 times now! Amazing book!!! Sooo looking forward to reading Divided!!! I’m a chess lover, but books are my favorite, especially this series!!!

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