Our first YA book-love fest...we mean, author event of 2014!
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Owner, Kelly Justice, will moderate a lively discussion on pushing boundaries in Young Adult fiction.
Megan Shepherd grew up in her family's independent bookstore, Highland Books in Brevard, NC. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband and two cats, and she wouldn't want to live anywhere else. The Madman's Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity are her first novels.
Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Her Dark Curiosity--the tantalizing sequel to Megan Shepherd's gothic suspense novel, The Madman's Daughter--explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far we'll go to save them from themselves.
Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone--or something--hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer--Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.
Victoria Schwab (www.VictoriaSchwab.com) is the author of several novels, including, "The Near Witch"-which "Kirkus" praised for its "shivery horror tang" and "extraordinary sense of place"-and "The Archived," of which "The Horn Book" said "[Schwab] writes of death, sorrow, and family love with a light, intelligent touch and inventive vigor, and provides romance with a pleasing edge of unpredictability." When she is not wandering through foreign countries, Victoria can usually be found tucked in the corner of a coffee shop in Nashville, sipping tea and dreaming of monsters.
About The Archived series:
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy -- not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe.
Stephanie Perkins (www.stephanieperkins.com) lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist.
In Lola and the Boy Next Door, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think.
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket—a gifted inventor—steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.