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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.