Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent created a lot of buzz, as she brought the reader into a dystopian world that was divided into five factions. The book left readers breathless as the battle for control began, and in her highly anticipated second part of the trilogy, Insurgent, we pick up from where the first left off. Katie Britton spoke with Roth about the series and the process of plotting out all three novels.
Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral’s novel Chopsticks is an inventive interactive novel that will have readers flipping through the pages as they try to make sense of a young piano prodigy’s mental melt down. In this unique and compelling piece, they the immerse readers in Glory’s life, and beautifully weave words with photographs and paintings.
We can pretty much agree there’s nothing like farm fresh, and making delectable dishes with those ingredients. Heck with hot houses, and the storage mechanisms these days, we can get farm fresh all year round. So it kind of makes you feel bad if you grab that jarred tomato sauce from the pantry… or reach for that pop-tart in the morning to jump start the kid’s day. Well, no more my friends; we can do it all from scratch. (If we’re so inclined.) Alana Chernila has created some of the yummiest recipes for some of our old standbys, and it’s not as hard as you would think.
Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine added a few more vegetable here, and some fruit there to our everyday recipes and voila! Meals with all the vitamins and nutrients kids (and adults) need, without the complaints.
In Wendy Wonder’s debut novel, The Probability of Miracles, we’re brought into the life of 17 year old Campbell, who has been diagnosed with cancer. In a race to complete her bucket list, she finds herself in ridiculous situations, falling in love for the first time, and most of all, finds out who she really is.
For Jenna Fox, and her two best friends Locke & Kara, life will never be the same again. After the three were in a car accident, Jenna wakes up to find her friends dead, and having no memory of anything before the accident. As Jenna begins to regain bits & pieces of her life before, more questions arise about her current life, and why she’s hearing the voices of her dead friends.
It's the pod people vs. the savages in a race to survive a world riddled with aether storms.
In Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky, our heroine Aria finds out how humanity subtlety mutated in order to survive, and how technology may be a part of her life, but perhaps to the detriment of her existence.
There's a battle going on, and it's taking place both above and below ground. In Ann Aguirre's book, Enclave, Deuce and Fade are forced topside after they are banished from their underground community. But times have changed. What was once a bustling, technologically advanced city has turned into a disaster zone, and forced survivors underground. No one knows if it's viable topside, and we soon find out not all of the information has been disclosed. Katie recently spoke with Aguirre about the book, and how its inspiration came from a fairy tale from the 1800s.
Jane Maas was in the thick of the advertising industry during the 60's at Ogilvy & Mather. She began her career as a copy writer, and was eventually promoted to Vice President, to then go on and become president of a New York agency. Maas ran some of the most successful ad campaigns - most notably the "I Love NY", she flew in propeller planes of on-location shoots, and paved the way for future generations - all in high heels, pencil skirts and perfectly coiffed hair.