D005 has been a part of a secret government program known as the Delta Project her entire life. She has been genetically modified to be stronger, faster, smarter and to heal faster. Trained in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and battle tactics, she has been worked to physical and mental exhaustion every day of her life. Raised without love or care of any kind, she has no idea what it means to be happy – to be free. And now she has run away.
After leaving the Hartman Ranch in order to keep her new friends out of danger, Weston embarks on a mission to save her brother and the other Deltas with the help of someone from her past. While at it, she will learn more about the Delta Project itself and what it is about the Deltas that makes them special.
During her journey, she will be put in difficult situations. Will she be able to remain the caring, fun-loving Weston she became? Or will she revert to the cold, distant D005 of her past?
And will she ever see Cormac or any of the others ever again?
About the Author:
Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Anthropology. Yes, she realizes that there is a big difference between Anthropology and writing young adult novels. She actually tried for an English major (well actually, it was Criminal Justice, then English, then Anthropology), but the classes she had to take just did not fly with her. Although, since Anthropology is pretty much just the study of humans and human culture, it could tie in with her novels in some way.
She has always had an over-active imagination and has been making stories up in her head for herself for as long as she can remember and finally decided to start writing them down (when she is not busy chasing the two little ones around anyway) and sharing them with anyone interested. Most ideas she has so far for her novels are for young adults – some fantasy, some science fiction and some normal contemporary story-lines.
Title: Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Pages: Hardcover, 448
Publication: June 4, 2013
Darkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
Author: Margaret Stohl
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Mystery
Pages: Hardcover, 448
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
Your heart beats only with their permission.
Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting.
Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside — safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid.
She’s different. She survived. Why?
When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador’s privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn’t a coincidence. It’s a conspiracy.
Within the Icon’s reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions — which they’ve always thought to be their greatest weaknesses — may actually be their greatest strengths.
Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts — in order to save the future.
Title: Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys
Author: Kate Brian
Genre: YA; Contemporary
Pages: Paperback, 268
Publication: October 2006
When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father’s friend — the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan’s army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.
Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I’m thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush — on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door — and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?
Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Contemporary; Romance
Pages: Hardcover, 352
Publication: September 17, 2013
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
Reverse author interviews, an event hosted by Book Munchies, is where instead of the blogger interviewing the author, the author will be reviewing the blogger. Today’s questions come from Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles (Cinder and Scarlet).
1. It seems that when I tell most bloggers that there won’t be a love triangle in The Lunar Chronicles, they seem weirdly grateful for that. So what’s the un-official blogger status on love triangles in YA these days? If you’re not burned out on them entirely, then what do you feel makes a good love triangle?
- Haylie and I both love love triangles. Personally, it’s one of my favorite things in fiction. I love finding a good love triangle and having my heart torn to pieces (it’s sadistic, but true). It’s a fun thing to be able to enjoy, but only if it’s good. Reading as many YA books as I read, I’ve come across far too many love triangles that 1) aren’t really love triangles, but claim to be 2) are sad attempts at a love triangle 3) or just really bad triangles. But there are some really great love triangles in YA literature. Take the love triangle in The Infernal Devices series for example. It’s epic, and has the ability to tear your heart into millions of little pieces.
- False advertisement. By that, I mean when an author tells me, book trailers, or the synopsis is something completely different than what the book actually is about.
- You can find almost anything in the YA genre. You have dystopians, contemporary, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, etc., but you hardly ever see any historical fiction. I love history, and I would love to see more of great stories placed in different time periods.
Author: Erin Bowman
Genre: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352, Hardcover
Publication: April 16,2013
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.
They call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
Well first of all how cool is cover?! All of the colors and the really cool trees in the background! Its awesome! Another thing that is different about this book is that it seems to be written from a boys points of view! Which in my opinion is something that is lacking in YA literature, I NEED MORE ETHAN WATES, OKAY!? I will definitely be picking this book up when it comes out April 16th!