Part of our Dark Days Event.
Friday the 13th is a lucky evening for fans of Young Adult Fiction, as we host three authors for our Dark Days of Winter Event. Orange County author Tahera Mafi’s debut dystopian novel, Shatter Me, was picked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “Books To Steal From Your Kid.” The heroine, Juliette, lives in isolation, cursed by her power, the ability to kill another person with a single touch. Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky, also the first in a planned trilogy, brings together former sheltered Dweller Aria, exiled from the protection of her enclosed city, and hunter and Outsider Perry, who discovers Aria holds the key to his future. Former actress and stand-up comedian Ellen Schreiber visited MGSD for the Dark Days of Supernatural in summer 2010 with her popular Vampire Kisses series. Now Ellen is exploring the furry side of paranormal teen romance with her Full Moon books, as a young couple faces the challenge of an upcoming moonlight ball, when one of them is a werewolf.
Since she’d been on the outside,
she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat,
and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her
chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are
slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy
storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill
her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her
only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as
sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he
needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption.
Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to
survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the
fate of all who live under the never sky.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an
unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and
About the Author
Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA and studied fine art at
California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She began writing
fiction for teens and received first-place awards in the Pacific
Northwest Writers Association and SouthWest Writers annual contests
before completing Under the Never Sky. It’s since captivated
publishers in more than twenty countries worldwide and been optioned for
film by Warner Bros. Veronica lives in northern California with her
husband and two sons.