EXCITING YA NEWS
TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL AUTHOR, JULIE MURPHY HAS ANNOUNCED HER NEXT BOOK AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING!!
And catch her and a ton of your other YA faves for FREE at Texas Teen Book Festival on October 7 at St. Edwards University!
A Map For Wrecked Girls
Emma has always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two have always been best friends. Until something happens that wrecks them.I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.Then the unthinkable occurs–a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart. To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.
Wicked Like a Wildfire
Fans of Holly Black and Leigh Bardugo will be bewitched by Lana Popovic’s debut YA fantasy novel about a bargain that binds the fates–and hearts–of twin sisters to a force larger than life.
All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love.
But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line–but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?
Wicked Like a Wildfire is the first in a two-book series. Readers will be rapt with anticipation for the sequel.
In Other Lands
Sarah Rees Brennan
The Borderlands aren’t like anywhere else. Don’t try to smuggle a phone or any other piece of technology over the wall that marks the Border — unless you enjoy a fireworks display in your backpack. (Ballpoint pens are okay.) There are elves, harpies, and — best of all as far as Elliot is concerned — mermaids. “What’s your name?” “Serene.” “Serena?” Elliot asked. “Serene,” said Serene. “My full name is Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle.” Elliot’s mouth fell open. “That is badass.” Elliot? Who’s Elliot? Elliot is thirteen years old. He’s smart and just a tiny bit obnoxious. Sometimes more than a tiny bit. When his class goes on a field trip and he can see a wall that no one else can see, he is given the chance to go to school in the Borderlands. It turns out that on the other side of the wall, classes involve a lot more weaponry and fitness training and fewer mermaids than he expected. On the other hand, there’s Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle, an elven warrior who is more beautiful than anyone Elliot has ever seen, and then there’s her human friend Luke: sunny, blond, and annoyingly likeable. There are lots of interesting books. There’s even the chance Elliot might be able to change the world. In Other Lands is the exhilarating new book from beloved and bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan. It’s a novel about surviving four years in the most unusual of schools, about friendship, falling in love, diplomacy, and finding your own place in the world — even if it means giving up your phone.
BookPeople Gets Epic
Epic Reads is coming to BookPeople with a fun new event and some of your favorite YA authors of 2017!
Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm
So many YA books… so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors (so many authors!) who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors’ new books from BookPeople is required to participate (and you can bring books from home for authors to sign). Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a book lover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.
EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
- This event has a “speed dating” format, where authors will rotate from group to group, getting a chance to talk to each reader.
- Tickets are required to enter. Tickets are only available with the purchase of one of these books from BookPeople: Nothing, Madness, The Dazzling Heights or One Dark Throne.
- Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.
- On the day of the event, groups will be seated first come, first serve (limited priority seating available).
- Keep checking this page for further guidelines as the event date approaches.