YA Fiction

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Michael Hassan - Crash & Burn

In Michael Hassan’s debut novel Crash & Burn, we’re told a story that people are all too familiar with in today’s headlines - a school shooting. In the weeks and months after his school was taken hostage at gunpoint by his ex-best friend Burn, Crash re-hashes his role in saving the school and the events that led the two childhood friends take two very different paths. This page-turning fictional story has the grit of real teenage life, and stresses out the reader in ways that makes you crave more.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Jeff Probst - Stranded 2: Trial By Fire

Jeff Probst has become a household name. As the host of the reality TV show Survivor, Probst has brought viewers to remote locations for 26 seasons, as marooned strangers duke it out to be the sole survivor and win the million dollar prize. But that’s not all Probst does; he wrapped-up his daytime talk show in February, has directed two feature films, and now he’s co-writing a tween series, Stranded, of which the second book, Trial by Fire is out now.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Scott Speer - Natural Born Angel

In Scott Speer’s enthralling Immortal City trilogy, the world has changed. Angels have ‘come out’ and it’s their turn to have a piece of the American dream. No longer are the Hollywood Hills & Walk of Fame filled with movie stars, instead they’re names of the greatest Angels, and the best shows are the real life saves that a streamed real time. Angels are the rock stars of the world, and no one can forget that it’s pay to save. Now the second novel in the series is out, Natural Born Angel, and Maddy and Jacks are at a cross roads, as the roles are reversed, futures are in question, and the big and bad, just got bigger and badder. 

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Nova Ren Suma - 17 & Gone

Last spring, Nova Ren Suma enraptured readers with her debut novel Imaginary Girls. Now she’s done it again with her haunting and unforgettable new book 17 & Gone. Set in the Hudson Valley village of Rhinecliff, the novel follows Lauren who experiencing visions of missing girls. It’s not a ghost story though, but a tale of finding what is lost and feeling a connection to someone you’ve never met.

Nova Ren Suma will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY with 3 other YA authors this Sunday, April 28th at 4PM.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Megan Shepherd - The Madman's Daughter

We’ve all heard of the story, if not read, H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau.  As narrator Edward Prendick   accounted the happenings of the Island, we got a creepy glimpse into vivisection. Author Meghan Shepherd has now taken the tale one step further, and her novel The Madman’s Daughter tells the story from the newly created daughter of Dr. Moreau, Juliet.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Stefan Bachmann - The Peculiar

Stefan Bachmann has been named one of the Huffington Post’s 18 Under 18: List Of The Most Amazing Young People Of The Year in 2012, which included Malala Yousafzai, and Gabby Douglas. And it’s with good reason; he’s accomplished an incredible amount in his 19 years. Not only did he have his first book, The Peculiar published, but he also wrote a symphony to accompany it, and attends the Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland.  WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Bachmann about the novel, and his accomplishments.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Gayle Forman - Just One Day

Readers were enthralled with Gayle Forman’s If I Stay books, and now she’s captivated them again as they fall in love with her characters in Just One Day. It’s the first of a duo, and in it we’re brought into a world of Shakespeare, borrowed identities, and the crushing and exhilarating experience of first love found and lost.

You can meet Gayle Forman Sunday, Feb. 3rd  at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY. 

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Susane Colasanti - Keep Holding On

As a teenager author Susane Colasanti was bullied by her peers and didn’t have anyone to turn to for help.

Since then she has decided to use her experiences as a base for her novel Keep Holding On, where we learn that it does get better, it’s ok to let your freak flag fly, and help is available if you mutter the courage to ask for help.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Morgan Rhodes - Falling Kingdoms

Most people know Morgan Rhodes as paranormal romance novelist Michelle Rowen.  But under this pen name Rhodes has launched another successful series with her novel Falling Kingdoms. In this Game of Thrones-esque  high fantasy, Rhodes has created a world that’s raging with war, deceit, spoiled royals, and a populous needing little to spark a revolution.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 27, 2012

John Green - The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number one on the NYT Best-sellers list for Children’s chapter books, and has held firm in the last year - and rightly so. It’s soul baring and tear inducing, yet wickedly funny as our characters Hazel and Augustus, confront living with cancer and make the best of their circumstances. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Green about the novel, and why their story needed to be told.

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