YA Fiction

The Roundtable
10:43 am
Tue July 17, 2012

YA Author Alyson Noel

Author Alyson Noel is no stranger to hard work. After completing her Immortals Series, she moved onto The Riley Bloom books for tweens, and has just started another YA series called The Soul Seekers. The common thread is one of mysticism, shamanism and chakras. While creating her own worlds that include alternate planes, as well as the Here and Now, she writes as if we were experiencing what her characters are.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu July 12, 2012

YA Authors Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

Cassandra Clare

New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare is the ‘it’ author when it comes to creating magical worlds. Having just completed her fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series entitled City of Lost Souls, she’s simultaneously working on two other spin-off with The Infernal Devices series , and her forthcoming The Dark Artifices.

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The Roundtable
2:22 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Ridley Pearson - Kingdom Keepers

Author Ridley Pearson became a household name with his adult thriller novels, and his Peter & the Star Catcher series for kids co-written with pal Dave Barry. Well Pearson has continued his Disney theme for kids with the Kingdom Keepers.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Richelle Mead - The Golden Lily

 

YA author Richelle Mead is best known for her Vampire Academy series, where she wove an intricate world involving the battle between vampires with souls and those without.

And now some of the characters are back in the Bloodlines series, but this time the humans are in charge. The Alchemists have long been tasked with hiding the Vampire world, and Sydney has been assigned to protect a vampire princess in, of course, a human private high school.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Elizabeth Norris - Unraveling

Author Elizabeth Norris has outdone herself with her x-files inspired novel Unraveling. There’s a bomb counting down but no one knows where it came from, or how to stop it, and it’s a race against time for our characters to find out what’s happening.

To make matters worse, burned bodies are appearing around the country, and no one knows if the weather or bomb will tear the world apart first. And the best part about the book? The gritty language used by our main character Janelle. It’s not over down, and very real. 

The Roundtable
11:59 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Veronica Roth - Insurgent

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.

The Roundtable
12:01 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral - Chopsticks

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.

Music:  Los Gatos Salvajes - La Respuesta

The Roundtable
1:11 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Wendy Wunder - The Pobability of Miracles

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.

Wendy's Website

Music: The Lennings - You're the One That I Want

The Roundtable
10:38 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Mary E. Pearson - The Adoration of Jenna Fox & The Fox Inheritance

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.

Mary E. Pearson's Website

The Roundtable
10:29 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Veronica Rossi - Under the Never Sky

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.

Veronica Rossi's Website

Music: Adele - Rolling in the Deep

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