Monday, February 18, 2013

Young Adult Literature

As soon as I was old enough to start reading "young adult" literature...I was hooked.
I probably got started a little younger than I should...partly because of my advanced reading level at such a young age but also because that's what kids do...try to grow up too fast.

So now I'm an adult...and I want to stay young. Don't we all wish we could be young forever?

Anyway, where am I going with all of this? Recently I have been reading a bunch of young adult literature, mostly aimed at a female audience. I have discovered most of these books by this scavenger hunt type of thing all the authors were doing.

One of the coolest things about the internet is that it allows you to be in touch with people you never would have before. I can only imagine what it would have been like growing up reading the website or blog of my favorite authors. It makes the story (and the author) so much more personal.

I'll be blogging all week about some of my favorite new books that I have been reading. I'm currently stuck waiting for the book 2's or 3's of some of my favorites. kick us off...I'm participating in an author's book reveal for her upcoming book!  How exciting is that?!   AND...there is a contest to win some free stuff from the author! (it makes me a little giddy inside to actually correspond with real's a little dream of mine to write a book.)

So please share my post and enter the contest and visit her page!

.....and here it is!  Book TWO in the Elysium Chronicles!

Revelations Elysium Chronicles (Book 2)
J.A Souders
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
Blurb to come!

About Renegade Elysium Chronicles (Book 1)

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.

Her memories have been altered.

Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.

And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

About A Dark Grave: Elysium Chronicles (Book 0.5)

An Elysium Chronicles short story: the beginning.

There is only one place forbidden to the people of Gavin's village; the island just off the shore, rumored to be haunted. Cursed.

All who venture to the island disappear.

But Gavin doesn't believe in such things. He is a hunter; since his father's death, he is the only one who can provide for the family. Silly rumors of ghosts aren't going to stop him from crossing the dark waters to the island in search of fresh game...

About J.A. Souders:
J.A. Souders was born in the heartland with an overactive imagination and an overabundance of curiosity that was always getting her into trouble. She first began writing at the age of 13, when she moved to Florida and not only befriended the monsters under the bed, but created worlds for them to play together.
Because she never grew up, she decided she’d put her imaginary friends to work and started writing. She still lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and their two children.
Where you can find J.A.

J.A is hosting a giveaway of a signed hard copy of RENEGADE, an e-copy of A DARK GRAVE (for those that don't have it, of course.) and signed copies of ARTICLE 5 and BREAKING POINT by Kristen Simmons.

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