Narrator Mandy Siegfried says Jay Asher’s WHAT LIGHT is “the perfect holiday treat!”

Treat yourself to a sample audio clip from this festive YA romance and watch Jay Asher’s reaction to hearing Mandy Siegfried’s narration for the first time.

Mandy Siegfried

The wait is over for listeners who have been anxiously looking forward to something new from Jay Asher, author of the massively popular #1 New York Times bestseller Thirteen Reason Why. In his first new solo audiobook in nine years, Asher delivers a love story that’s moving, life-affirming, completely unforgettable—and well worth the wait! (Although don’t forget about the amazing The Future of Us from Asher and co-author Carolyn Mackler!)

In WHAT LIGHT, acclaimed narrator Mandy Siegfried reads the story of Sierra, a teen whose family owns a Christmas tree farm. When Sierra meets Caleb, a boy with a troubled past, she is determined to help him find redemption. Together they discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love. Irresistible, romantic, and bursting with Christmas cheer, WHAT LIGHT is the perfect holiday listen for YA fans of all ages.

Mandy Siegfried shares why she instantly fell for this charming story:

Mandy Siegfried in the studio

Mandy Siegfried in the studio

“I loved reading romantic stories as a girl and this would have been one of my favorites! Recording WHAT LIGHT with director May Wuthrich was such a delight. It took me back to being a teenager, and all of the vulnerability and excitement of opening up to love for the first time. There is something really hopeful and heartwarming in how Jay Asher’s characters interact that has stayed with me. And the fact that Sierra works on a Christmas tree farm makes it the perfect holiday treat!”

—Mandy Siegfried

Jay Asher shared his reaction to hearing WHAT LIGHT on audiobook for the first time:

By Jay Asher
Read by Mandy Siegfried


Praise for WHAT LIGHT:

“Narrator Mandy Siegfried’s delivery is well paced…The author deserves credit for making Sierra, her friends, and her romance seem credible.”—AudioFile

“Charming and sweet…a wintertime romance that’s as cozy (and familiar) as candy canes and gingerbread during the holidays.”—Publishers Weekly

“A frothy, peppermint-in-hot-cocoa romance…An escapist, feel-good holiday read.”—Booklist