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nprbooks:

Clariel is out today!!!! Everyone in this office knows I’m a giant Garth Nix fan, possibly because I’ve made them ALL read the Old Kingdom series.
Our reviewer Alaya Dawn Johnson makes the valid point that this may not be the best jumping-on point for new fans (start with Sabriel), but, she says, Nix’s command of the genre is “clear and thrilling.”

He understands the darkness that is part of every hero’s journey, that at some point along her path her greatest enemy will be herself. So many great fantasy narratives play with the temptation of power and anger — generally, so that the hero can overcome them. But what if she doesn’t? What if she says yes?

Go forth and read!
— Petra

nprbooks:

Clariel is out today!!!! Everyone in this office knows I’m a giant Garth Nix fan, possibly because I’ve made them ALL read the Old Kingdom series.

Our reviewer Alaya Dawn Johnson makes the valid point that this may not be the best jumping-on point for new fans (start with Sabriel), but, she says, Nix’s command of the genre is “clear and thrilling.”

He understands the darkness that is part of every hero’s journey, that at some point along her path her greatest enemy will be herself. So many great fantasy narratives play with the temptation of power and anger — generally, so that the hero can overcome them. But what if she doesn’t? What if she says yes?

Go forth and read!

— Petra

gayleforman
gayleforman:

"In the fifteen weeks since starting her freshman year at the University of Bumfuckville, Sophie had counted at least a dozen What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? moments.”
—Opening line of “What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?” my story in the upcoming holiday anthology MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME. It was edited by Stephanie Perkins and also has stories by her, Holly Black, Matt de la Peña, Ally Carter, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link,  Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor and Kiersten White. It comes out next week, 10/14.

gayleforman:

"In the fifteen weeks since starting her freshman year at the University of Bumfuckville, Sophie had counted at least a dozen What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? moments.”

—Opening line of “What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?” my story in the upcoming holiday anthology MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME. It was edited by Stephanie Perkins and also has stories by her, Holly Black, Matt de la Peña, Ally Carter, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link,  Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor and Kiersten White. It comes out next week, 10/14.

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cheshirelibrary:

7 Excellent YA Sci-Fi Romance Series

[via Book Riot]

Like your YA science fiction with a dose of romance? Here’s a round-up of some solid series’ worth checking out:

The Delirium series by Lauren Oliver

The Jenna Fox Chronicles series by Mary E. Pearson

The Adaptation duology by Malinda Lo

The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano

The Across the Universe series by Beth Revis

The Bumped duology by Megan McCafferty

The Gone series by Michael Grant