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Fierce Reads Tour in San Diego!

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Ann Aguirre
 Photo by Tessa Elwood     Mac Kids’ immensely popular group young adult author tour, Fierce Reads, returns to MGSD with four fabulous Fall 2013 participants! USA Today best-selling author Ann Aguirre (AKA A.A. Aguirre) concludes her dystopian Razorland trilogy with Horde, as Deuce and her companions fight for the survival of humanity. Gennifer Albin continues the Crewel World trilogy with Altered, as Adelice seeks refuge and allies on Earth. Tsarpunk rules in the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, as Alina faces adversaries and the darkness within herself in Siege & Storm. And sole survivor Seraphina struggles with her Unremembered past in the first in Jessica Brody’s science fiction trilogy.    
 Genn Albin          
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 Leigh Bardugo
     Jessica Brody
Altered (Crewel World #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374316426
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 29th, 2013


Adelice always knew there'd be a price to destroying the Guild, but is she willing to pay it? 

After a daring escape to Earth from Arras, sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys thought she would finally be in control of her own destiny. She would be free to be true to herself and to her heart--to love Jost, the boy the Guild said she could not have. But Earth is not abandoned, as she'd always been taught it was. It's inhabited with survivors waging a war against Arras. The world that was supposed to offer a new beginning is still tangled up in the past.  Now Adelice is being called upon to harness her phenomenal power and break Earth from the grip of the Guild. But even as she uncovers the truth about her parents and her former life, she discovers that nothing on Earth is as it seems either. Everyone has secrets, especially those she loves most. What's more, those secrets are driving Adelice and Jost away from each other, and Adelice into his brother Erik's waiting arms. Now torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must decide what--and who--she's fighting for, before it's too late.

About the Author

Gennifer Albin writes: "I'm a recovering academic who discovered I could write books of my own and people would read them!  I live in a perfect coastal village in Washington state with my family, but spend most of my time in Arras and other fantastical new worlds.   

I appreciate strong coffee and bold imaginations, prefer my heroines with sass, and am always searching for my next big adventure."

Horde (The Razorland Trilogy #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250024633
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 29th, 2013


The horde is coming.

Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love. Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits.

About the Author

Ann Aguirre is a USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature. Before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies.

Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805094602
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 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.

About the Author

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives in Hollywood, where she indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls, and costuming in her other life as makeup artist L.B. Benson. Occasionally, she can be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.

Unremembered (The Unremembered Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374379919
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 5th, 2013


When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage--alive--is making headlines across the globe. 

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn't on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can't be found in a single database in the world. 

Crippled by a world she doesn't know, plagued by abilities she doesn't understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can't remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is.

About the Author

Jessica Brody graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts with degrees in economics and French. In 2005, she left her job at MGM Studios in Los Angeles to become a full-time freelance writer and producer. Jessica currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on her second novel.

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