LitStack Review: ROAR by Cora Carmack

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Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Tor Teen ISBN-10: 0765386313 In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom [….]

Book Launch: The Sky Throne by Christopher Ledbetter

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Title: THE SKY THRONE Author: Chris Ledbetter Pub. Date: April 18, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete. When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend [….]

David Baldacci to Write YA Fantasy

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NEW YORK (AP) — David Baldacci has decided to enter the fantasy world. The best-selling thriller writer has a deal with Scholastic Inc. for a young adult novel, “The Finisher.” Scholastic, a top children’s publisher, announced Monday that the book is scheduled to come out in March. Baldacci’s book will feature 14-year-old Vega Jane and [….]

LitStack Interview with Phoebe North

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Last year, in our Emerging Author segment, we had the pleasure of interviewing Phoebe North, whose debut novel, Starglass has just been released. Recently, I sat down with Phoebe to discuss the first installment of her YA SciFi duology, her experience as a newly published author and what she hopes the future will bring. Be [….]

Strange Chemistry Signs M. G. Buehrlen in Two Book YA Fantasy Deal

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Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, has signed M. G. Buehrlen, in a two-book World English Rights deal concluded by Strange Chemistry’s editor Amanda Rutter and Holly Root of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. The first of these two books – The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare – will be published in [….]

Cassandra Rose Clarke Signs on for Two More with Strange Chemistry

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Strange Chemistry has signed up Cassandra Rose Clarke for another two novels, set in the same world as The Assassin’s Curse/The Pirate’s Wish duology. The deal was done between Amanda Rutter and Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. The two novels will be called The Wizard’s Promise and The Nobleman’s Revenge, with the [….]

Featured Author Review: ‘Messenger’ by Lois Lowry

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Messenger Lois Lowry Houghton Mifflin ISBN 0-618-40441-4 —♦— In Messenger, Lois Lowry’s third book in The Giver quartet, Matty is a young teen in a utopian community simply called Village. Jonas, the main character in The Giver and Village’s Leader, worries about the fate of their peaceful existence. The evil Trade Master has come on [….]

Interview: Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

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This past June I got the pleasant experience to meet and work with one of my favorite authors – Tananarive Due. Later that same week I got double the experience when she invited her husband, Steven Barnes, to talk with us about sexuality, race, slavery in a seminar. Both are authors I greatly admire and [….]

Devil's Wake by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

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Devil’s Wake Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes Atria Books ISBN-10: 1451617003  — ♦ — I’m going to say this right from the start – I am not a fan of zombies. They scare the you-know-what out of me! Of the three big supernatural monsters (Vampires, Werewolves, & Zombies) the latter scare the most because I can actually [….]

Dark Parties by Sara Grant

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Dark Parties Sara Grant Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ISBN-13: 978-0316085946 ▬ᴥ▬ Dark Parties is dystopian YA set in a world that may or may not be our Earth. I won’t hazard a guess because it’s sort of irrelevant either way. The main character, Neva, is part of a small movement of new adults [….]