YA Dystopian http://wamc.org en Lauren Oliver - Requiem http://wamc.org/post/lauren-oliver-requiem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a long journey for </span><a href="http://www.laurenoliverbooks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lauren Oliver</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Not only is she the co-owner of the literary development company Paper Lantern Lit, she is the master behind several young reader novels such as </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Leisel&nbsp;&amp; Po</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The </em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Spindler</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. But Oliver is probably most well known for the dystopian Delirium Trilogy. The final book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Requiem</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is now out, and readers are finally able to find out what happens to her beloved characters Lena, Alex, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hana</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Julian as they wage war against the anti-love government, and fight for something they know is right. &nbsp;Can love really be wrong?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lauren Oliver will be at <a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/hudson-valley-ya-society-lauren-morrill-lauren-oliver-jess-rothenberg-nova-ren-suma">Oblong Books</a> in Rhinebeck, NY &nbsp;Sunday, April 28<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;with 3 other YA authors at 4PM.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Katie Britton 63041 at http://wamc.org Lauren Oliver - Requiem Marie Lu - Prodigy http://wamc.org/post/marie-lu-prodigy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><a href="http://marielu.org/marie.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Marie Lu</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Legend</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she created a dystopian world there the United States fractured in two, and a plague ravaged the upper half. Our heroes Day and June narrowly escaped with their lives, but the body count behind them continues to climb. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:45:19 +0000 Katie Britton 59151 at http://wamc.org Marie Lu - Prodigy Antony John - Elemental http://wamc.org/post/antony-john-elemental <p>Antony John’s novel Elemental is a dystopian treasure hunt of epic proportions as the reader is guided by a group of teens trying to find out what really happened to the human race. On top of that, the small group of survivors has the power to control the elements, a gift that has helped them stay alive, yet makes them targets for other survivors. &nbsp;Katie Britton spoke with John about this first book in the trilogy, and its perfect setting in the Outer Banks.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Katie Britton 55032 at http://wamc.org Antony John - Elemental Ally Condie - Reached http://wamc.org/post/ally-condie-reached <p></p><p>In 2010, <a href="http://www.allysoncondie.com/">Ally Condie</a> captivated readers with her New York Times bestselling dystopian novel <em>Matched </em>– the first in a trilogy. In it, her characters Cassia, Xander and Ky discovered the highly controlling Society wasn’t what it proclaimed to be, and began their search for freedom and love.</p><p>The second novel <em>Crossed</em>, brought us to the outskirts of the Society, as Cassia and Ky searched for each other and the rebellion, in the hopes of finally being together, and getting answers to their many questions.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:45:14 +0000 Katie Britton 52193 at http://wamc.org Ally Condie - Reached