The Mysterious Galaxy Young Adult Book Club has one simple mission, to bring together people who love reading YA in a fun group where we can talk about amazing stories.
This club meets once a month on the the 4th Friday of each month at 7:00pm. Please bear in mind that with all the author events Mysterious Galaxy hosts we'll need to be a little flexible with this date. Make sure you check this page for updates on when the next meeting is and which book has been selected. Members will receive a 20% discount on each month's selected read.
How to Join: Call us at 858.268.4747, email us at mgbooks [@] mystgalaxy (dot) com, or come on into the store and a bookseller will sign you up.
Friday, September 28th - Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Friday, October 26th - The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein w/ special guest Kiersten White
Moss Jeffries is many things—considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd.
But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else—someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn’t become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night.
And most of all, he wishes he didn’t feel so stuck.
Moss can’t even escape at school—he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations—it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals.
Something will have to change—but who will listen to a group of teens?
When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.
Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend.
Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.
But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness