YA Fiction

Marissa Meyer - Cinder

Jul 23, 2012

It’s a fairy tale we all know well: a fairy godmother, step sisters, and a prince. But what if you throw in a little sci-fi, and Cinderella is part cyborg? Marissa Meyer’s inventive mind has done just that and it takes the classic tale to a whole new level with her novel Cinder.

Josephine Angelini - Dreamless

Jul 20, 2012

We’ve learned about the Greek Gods, and read the Iliad where the Trojan War was precipitated by Helen’s abduction. Steeped in Greek myth, Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed series is based on the premises that not only were the gifts and faces of the Gods were handed down for generations, but the blood wars and divided houses. Josephine Angelini’s novel is Dreamless, the second in the Starcrossed trilogy. 

Jennifer Bosworth - Struck

Jul 18, 2012

As we peel away the intricate layers of Jennifer Bosworth’s novel Struck, we’re brought into a world that’s not so black & white. As meteorological events have begun to tear apart civilization, two cults have formed and both claim to be able to save the world. Stuck in the middle is Mia, both cults will stop at nothing to recruit her, and the red scars all over her body are even more enticing to the cults as they know how much power they hold.

YA Author Alyson Noel

Jul 17, 2012

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.

YA Authors Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

Jul 12, 2012

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.

Ridley Pearson - Kingdom Keepers

Jul 11, 2012

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.

Richelle Mead - The Golden Lily

Jun 26, 2012

 

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.

Elizabeth Norris - Unraveling

Jun 20, 2012

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 - Insurgent

May 25, 2012

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 & Rodrigo Corral - Chopsticks

May 23, 2012

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

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