Atria Books to Publish Colleen Hoover’s Sequel to Viral BookTok Novel, It Ends With Us in October 2022

NEW YORK – February 11,  Atria Books announced today that it will publish a new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, titled IT STARTS WITH US, in October 2022.

IT STARTS WITH US, the long-anticipated sequel to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, It Ends with Us, will be told from the perspectives of Lily Bloom and fan favorite Atlas Corrigan, Lily’s first love, in alternating chapters. It Ends with Us has over one million copies in print and, bolstered by viral sharing on #BookTok, has been #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for 27 weeks straight.

“My readers have given me this amazing career, and it seems only right to thank them with the sequel to It Ends with Us they’ve been asking for,” said Colleen Hoover. “I’m honored to pick up where we left off with Lily and Atlas’s story, and can’t wait to share this journey with my friends at Atria Books.”

“I’m thrilled Atria will publish Colleen Hoover’s next novel,” said Libby McGuire, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Atria Books. “I always hoped Colleen would continue the story of the wonderful characters she created in It Ends with Us, and we are so excited to give fans the story they have been clamoring for.”

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-three novels, including It Ends With Us, All Your Perfects, Ugly Love, and Verity. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded a non-profit called The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly book-subscription service that has donated over $1,000,000 to various charities to date. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. For more information, please visit

Libby McGuire acquired world rights from Jane Dystel at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. Melanie Iglesias Pérez, Atria Books editor, will edit the book.


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