I have always loved books so when the opportunity came up for me to work at my favorite bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy, I jumped on it. I read a wide range of books, especially the Young Adult novels, which gives my co-workers confidence in my ability to assist customers in picking out books in that section. Some of my favorite YA authors are Holly Black, Cate Tiernan, Tamora Pierce, and Maria V. Snyder.
Give the gift of dystopian futures! XVI by Julia Karr, Penguin. Chilling novel where girls get tattoos on their sixteenth birthday announcing to the world that they are ready for sex. A riveting controversial novel. The Death Cure by James Dashner, Random House. For those who have been craving a series similar to Hunger Games! Divergent by Veronica Roth, HarperCollins. On Choosing Day, teenagers who are sixteen must decide on the faction they will devote their lives to, sometimes leaving everything and everyone behind.
Give the gift of ass kicking women! Endurance by Jay Lake, Tor. A new novel, set in the Green Universe, Endurance follows Green as she sets out to destroy a new enemy of her God's. Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts, Tor. Sarah Beauhall is back to battle once more with the otherworldly creatures preventing her from enjoying a nice peaceful life with her girlfriend.
Give the gift of creepy chilling tales! Bones: Terrifying Tales to Haunt Your Dreams, Ed. by Lois Metzger, Scholastic. Half Minute Horrors, ed. by Susan Rich, Harper Collins. The short spooky stories and pictures are a draw for reluctant.
Give the gift of supernatural sleuths! Barrie Summy's newest Sherry Baldwin mystery, I So Don't do Famous, has Sherry traveling to Hollywood to solve a ring of burglaries. Signed first editions are available. Random House.
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Spicy intrigue, mysterious mysticism, witty romantic characters.
Urban fantasy filled with gritty humor and sarcastic unique faerie creatures.
Coming of age book deals with the issues of finding yourself when everything you knew changes. Wiccan religious aspects.