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Hollowland by Amanda Hocking This is a zombie apocalypse book, pure and simple. Remy is a teenage survivor is also a kickass zombie killer. A virus that turns people into zombies is ravaging the world, and the book opens, the … Continue reading
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Three siblings who keep getting kicked out from orphanages find a secret magic book that transports them to another world. Orphans, a magic book, a secret world—I have to confess I didn’t have high … Continue reading
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander This is the story of an Assistant Pig Keeper with delusions of glory. Who couldn’t love that? The adventure really starts when Taran, the pig keeper in question, suddenly gets a taste of … Continue reading
Think the whole YA thing came after Harry Potter? Think again. Check out my guest blog for the bookstore Printsasia.com on the Top Ten Most Influential YA Novels of the 20th Century. You’ll find a few you know and perhaps a … Continue reading
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak “Here is a small fact: You are going to die.” This is not the opening line of The Book Thief. It’s the 5th or 6th, but it’s a grabber, no? And it just about … Continue reading
The Giver by Lois Lowry Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a very orderly community. Everything happens in stages. Dreams are discussed at breakfast. Emotions after dinner. At at 9 you get a bike, at 12 you start training for your career. But … Continue reading
Between the Bind, the latest stop on The First Blog Tour, has something special in store for you. An unusual question: see my answer and then answer it yourself and you could win a free copy of The First. Also, there’s an excerpt … Continue reading
Check out this lovely blog: It’s a Hardcover Life. I’m on there talking about how amazing I am-in an ever-so-humble way, naturally. Here’s a small bit of my guest post on writing The First… It’s all in my head: writing The First (or … Continue reading
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Cas Lowood is a ghost hunter. He’s got a knife and an inherited power that allows him to take out the real baddies, the ghosts who kill. Following a tip, he travels a … Continue reading
Divergent by Veronica Roth Beatrice lives in a dystopian Chicago where everybody is assigned to a faction, according to their dominant character trait. She is in “abnegation” which is a fancy word for selflessness. At 16-years-old, all the teenagers in … Continue reading