Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Event Preview: Fierce Reads Tour

Join us for five--count 'em, five!--fabulous young adult authors with the Fierce Reads Tour!

In the Razorland series, Ann Aguirre follows Deuce, a fifteen-year-old Huntress, through a post-apocalyptic world and the societies that now inhabit it.  She must fight the dangers not only of monstrous Freaks who eat human flesh and ruthlessly violent gang members, but close-minded civilians and power-mad leaders, all while trying to discover if she is really the person she was raised to be, or if there is more to her than a trained warrior.

Enclave is available in hardcover and paperback while its sequel, Outpost, was released in hardcover on September 4th.  Both will be available for purchase at the event.

In 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Jessica Brody introduces us to Lexi, the daughter of billionaire media mogul Richard Larrabee.  She's been dreaming for years of the day she turns 18, gets her $25 million trust fund, and gets out from under the thumb of her cold and distant dad.  But after she crashes her car into a convenience store, she's told she must spend her 18th year somewhere very different than the European vacation she was planning.  In order to earn her trust fund, she has to complete 52 weeks at 52 minimum wage jobs.

52 Reasons to Hate My Father was released in hardcover on July 3rd.  It will be available for purchase at the event.

In Monstrous Beauty, Elizabeth Fama tells a chilling tale spanning seven generations of women, all of whom have died shortly after childbirth of unknown causes--all except 17-year-old Hester, who is determined to end the line.  She plans on never having children or falling in love, but when a chance encounter on the beach challenges the latter, she delves into her community's past, discovering that the legends of the sea people may have some truth to them and those who died in a town tragedy almost 150 years prior may not be entirely gone.

Monstrous Beauty was released in hardcover on September 4th.  It will be available for purchase at the event.

In the Necromancer series, Lish McBride uses quirky humor to tell the story of Sam, just your typical teen who finds out he can raise the dead.  Soon enough he'll discover his hometown is full of supernaturals, some of whom turn out to be his best friends, and others his worst enemies.  Once he discovers his latent powers, things become dangerous for Sam and everyone close to him.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is available in both hardcover and paperback while its sequel, Necromancing the Stone, comes out in hardcover on September 18th.  Both will be available for purchase at the event.

In the Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer takes fairy tale retelling to a new level with her story of an adopted cyborg living in a plague-ridden New Beijing.  When her family falls victim to the illness and her stepmother offers her up for medical testing, Cinder doesn't expect to survive very long.  But soon her unexpected connection with Prince Kai and dangerous negotiations with a separately-evolved, formerly-human race living on the moon mean Cinder may be a lot more important than she ever could have imagined.

Cinder was released in hardcover on January 3rd.  It will be available for purchase at the event.

Ann Aguirre, Jessica Brody, Elizabeth Fama, Lish McBride and Marissa Meyer will discuss, read from and sign their books at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, at Ethical Society of St. Louis.  If you aren't able to attend the event, call the store to order personalized, signed copies at 314-367-6731, ext. 1.

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