Join us for a magical night with three incredible young adult authors, Brigid Kemmerer, A.C. Gaughen, and Mimi Yu, who will be in conversation with Stacee Evans.
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of The Elemental series and a few standalones, which include Letters to the Lost and Thicker than Water. Her newest book, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, is a dark and enticing "Beauty and the Beast" retelling. This book received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, which they call “a fast-paced, richly detailed feminist epic.”
A.C Gaughen grew up always writing, for even when she was thirteen years old, she was submitting novels. Gaughen has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University, and currently resides in Massachusetts. She is the author of the Scarlet trilogy and her newest fantasy novel, Imprison the Sky, is a part of the Elementae series.
Mimi Yu’s debut YA fantasy novel, The Girl King, is a sweeping story “set against a world of buried ancient magic and political intrigue weaves an unforgettable story of ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.” From her author bio, Yu also enjoys quilting, gardening, drawing, picking up heavy weights, and pop music.
Guest host Stacee Evans bookblogs at Adventures of a Book Junkie, where she shares recaps of Mysterious Galaxy author events and other reading joy.
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In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.
Fall in love, break the curse.
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she's instead somehow sucked into Rhen's cursed world.
The sweeping Elementae series continues with a heroine so powerful she can command the sky . . .
Stolen from her family as a child, Aspasia has clawed her way up the ranks of Cyrus's black market empire to captain her own trading vessel--and she risks it all every time she uses her powerful magic to free as many women, children, and Elementae from slavery as she can.
But Cyrus is close to uncovering her secrets--not only that Aspasia is a wind Elementa with the ability to sail her ship through the sky, but that she is also searching for her lost family. And if Aspasia can't find her younger siblings before Cyrus does, she will never be able to break free.
Armed with her loyal crew full of Elementae and a new recruit who controls an intriguing power, Aspasia finds herself in the center of a brewing war that spans every inch of the ocean, and her power alone may not be enough to save her friends, family, and freedom.
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Two sisters become unwitting rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor in this richly imagined, Asian-inspired fantasy for fans of Renée Ahdieh and Sabaa Tahir.
Sisters Lu and Min have always known their places as the princesses of the Empire of the First Flame: the eldest, assertive Lu, will be named her father's heir and become the dynasty's first female ruler, while timid Min will lead a quiet life in Lu's shadow. Then their father names their male cousin Set the heir instead, throwing both girls' lives into chaos.
Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu is forced to flee, leaving Min to face the volatile court alone. Lu crosses paths with Nokhai, the lone, unlikely survivor of the decimated Ashina, nomadic wolf shapeshifters. Nok never learned to shift--and he has no trust for the Empire that killed his family--but working with the princess might be the key to unlocking his true power.
As Lu and Nok form a tenuous alliance, Min's own hidden power awakens--a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set's reign . . . or allow her to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters' greatest enemy could very well turn out to be each other.
Told in three distinct points-of-view, this first book in a sweeping fantasy series weaves a story of ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.