Author Beth Kephart has created a unique treasure hunt related to her newest novel, You Are My Only. She will be posting a series of Story Behind the Story posts at various blogs, and readers who track them down have the opportunity to win a signed copy of Kephart's book You Are My Only
'At times confusing, but generally a new and interesting way to read'Stolen is an excellent book. It's about a girl called Gemma. In an airport, about to embark on holiday with her family, she is drugged by a young man she meets.
Franny is constantly embarrassed by two things in her life. One is her right foot, which curls in from a birth defect, so she has to wear ugly, heavy orthopedic shoes. And the other is her mother Margaret: beautiful, extravagant, flamboyant -- *mortifying*, in their small Ohio town.
Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.
When a plane crashes into a remote island carrying the fifty contestants of the Teen Dream Pageant complete chaos ensues. Several contestants do not survive the crash, but those that do seem to be confused as to their priorities.
On Nov. 8, 2008, Marcelo Lucero, 37, born in Ecuador, was murdered in Patchogue by a local teen, Jeffrey Conroy. In LIE, a new young adult novel written by Caroline Bock, while the situation is fictional, in the wake of a brutal attack that ends with a young man dead, the characters grapple with the same question that many Long Islanders asked in the wake of Lucero’s fatal stabbing: How did people just let this happen? How could this happen here?
There are three pieces we felt I wanted to share today. The first is from Meg Cabot, who writes bestselling books like the Allie Finkle series and the Airhead Trilogy. But she’s also written one of the most moving accounts of 9/11 that I’ve seen.
Joss McMillan's perfect life crashes down the night he witnesses his sister's murder — at the hands of a vampire. He then finds out his family's secret heritage: They are part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires. Joss is their new recruit.
This series offers a nice switch for Harry Potter fans with a cross of both fantasy and science fiction. Sure, it’s not as well written but it’s still one of the stronger series in a sea of Harry Potter wannabe franchises.
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago. Watch the trailer -- then follow the link to YouTube to read an excerpt.
Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn't expect to fall in love. She's a sensitive A student; he's a high school dropout. But soon they're spending every moment together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their secrets, making plans for the future. Everything is perfect. Until. Until. Mack makes a horrible mistake, and in just a few minutes, the future they'd planned becomes impossible.
When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother's house, it's a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea. Maybe Billie can even find the father she's never met. But moving back to her mum's childhood home uncovers long-buried secrets and Billie soon discovers that people may die, but the past lives for ever.
Only the good die young. Right? Elizabeth Valchar has it all: friends, money, beauty, a cute boyfriend and assured popularity. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she is found drowned next to her parents' boat.
If you're on Twitter, I'm sure you've read alot about the YA dystopia ASHES. I knew I had to grab a copy of this book especially when I heard how amazing it was. Add a frightening premise in a world that could very well be our own.
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