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Epic Reads Meet and Greet in San Diego


Epic Reads brings its popular Meet & Greet tour to Mysterious Galaxy, with bestselling YA authors Kimberly McCreight (The Scattering), Julie Murphy (Ramona Blue), Evelyn Skye (The Crown's Fate) and Megan Whalen Turner (Thick as Thieves). Epic Reads is a passionate, vibrant community of Book Nerds from around the world who love talking about, sharing and discovering new young adult books. The Meet & Greet format gives readers a chance to visit in a more intimate setting with each author in turn.

Kimberly’s second book in The Outliers trilogy asks, “Have you ever wondered about instinct what it means to trust your intuition? Ever wonder if it could be something more than just a feeling?”  as she continues Wylie’s story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of people are blessed—or cursed—with an incredible power.

Bustle proclaimed Ramona Blue a “2017 must-read.” The latest from Julie, the acclaimed author of Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary, is set in post-Katrina Mississippi, where high-school senior Ramona juggles family responsibilities, a newly-discovered talent for competitive swimming, and the human tendency to create conflict and division.  

In The Crown’s Fate, second in Evelyn’s magical alternate history series, magic is growing, shadows are rising, and the throne is at stake… VOYA described the books as ““A memorable alternate history and a page-turner full of surprises. Skye’s writing holds appeal for readers who like series such as Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha Trilogy, Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games, and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen.”

And MG is particularly delighted to welcome former San Diego resident and best-selling, multiple award-winning author Megan back to the Galaxy for the long-anticipated new Queen’s Thief novel, Thick as Thieves. The story of Kamet, head slave and secretary to the Emperor of Medes’s out-of-favor nephew, who left Attolia when his scheme to seize power failed, can be read by both fans of the series and readers new to Attolia.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the meet & greet are given only with the purchase of the one of the author's latest book from Mysterious Galaxy. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. All ticket / book reservations must be paid in full, whether in-person, via telephone or email, or on-line. Please note books ordered on-line without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.

If you are purchasing a ticket to the signing line online, please note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout. You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day the book is published at 10:00 AM.

The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. For more details and answers to your questions, please see our FAQ on Events, or contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747.

The Scattering (Outliers #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062359124
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples' emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous.

And Wylie isn't the only one at risk. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been spiraling, wracked with guilt over what happened to Cassie. After all they've been through together, Wylie and Jasper would do anything for each other, but she doesn't know if their bond is strong enough to overcome demons from the past.

It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?

Ramona Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062418357
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 9th, 2017

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

Since then, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she's fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she's destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona's friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he's talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.

The Crown's Fate (Crown's Game #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062422613
Availability: Backordered
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 16th, 2017

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha's coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult--and dangerous--than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems--his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges--and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly--Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown's Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, he remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he's given a second chance at life--tied to a dark price--Nikolai must decide how far he's willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight--or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062568243
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 16th, 2017

Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path. Set in the world of the Queen's Thief, this epic adventure sees an ordinary hero take on an extraordinary mission. The Queen's Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans, and have been honored with glowing reviews, -best of- citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companion stories The ThiefThe Queen of AttoliaThe King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen's Thief. Thick as Thieves includes two maps, a map of the world of the Queen's Thief, and a map of Kamet's journey.

Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
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