Don't forget to enter yourself in a chance to win HOOKED by Liz Fichera (here) until Feb. 1.
Don't forget to enter yourself in a chance to win a FALLING KINGDOMS poster (here) starting Feb 1.
NOTICE: All my published work is currently down from retailer sites. I'll have it back up ASAP.
The winner can choose from any one of these YA titles.
Splintered by A.G. Howard: This stunning debut
captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a
girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the
whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her
mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches
back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis
Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns
that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The
real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis
Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests,
including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea
party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and
save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous
best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her
guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes: In a land where magic has
been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is
simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power--brutally transforming their
subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and
battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:
Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and
treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long
Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out
against the forces of oppression that have kept his country
impoverished--and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution
centuries in the making.
Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a
royal family discovers the truth about her past--and the supernatural
legacy she is destined to wield.
Magnus: Bred for aggression and
trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart
can be more lethal than the sword...
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
The Archived: Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians
can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which
they rest is the Archive.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here
four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined
to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once
was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories
from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the
people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for
Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a
constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but
now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the
boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive,
the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately
altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece
together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin
lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit,
unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.
Level 2: Three levels.
Two loves. One choice. Debut novelist, Lenore Appelhans has written a
thrilling otherworldly young adult novel about a place that exists
between our world (Level 1) and what comes after life (Level 2).
pause to look around the hive - all the podlike chambers are lit up as
the drones shoot up on memories ... I've wanted to get out of here
before, but now the tight quarters start to choke me. There has to be
more to death than this.'
Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in a
stark white afterlife limbo, she spends endless days replaying memories,
of her family, friends, boyfriend ... and of the guy who broke her
heart. The guy who has just broken into Level 2 to find her.
learns that a rebellion is brewing, and it seems she is the key.
Suspended between heaven and earth, she must make a choice. Between two
worlds, two lives and two loves.
Scarlet: Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling
Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if
she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out
there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and
the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet
encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her
grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he
clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf
work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths
with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious
Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her
king, her prisoner.
The Madman's Daughter: In the darkest places, even love is deadly.
Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid,
attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal
that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her
father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and
continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to
find out if the accusations are true.
Accompanied by her father's
handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway,
Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island,
only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has
experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as
humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is
killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific
curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments
and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island
falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and
madness—in her own blood.
Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The
Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless
Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the
truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.
Altered: When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?
about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the
helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to
the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse.
There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When
the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape,
killing the agents sent to retrieve them.
Anna is torn between
following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But
her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from
the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys
don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true
Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam
are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re
both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past
before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.
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