Happy 14th Day: AUGUST

Greetings, readers. Having a good summer (or winter, if you’re down south)?

Now, for our yummy (mostly review-centered) news:

Catherine Linka’s A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS is a finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Young Adult Book Award.

Booklist praised AdriAnne Strickland’s August debut sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, for its “impressive mythology and fast-paced adventure!”

Kirkus called Lisa Maxwell’s SWEET UNREST “A tale of magic, murder and romance in the steamy South” and said “debut author Maxwell tackles slavery, segregation and racial tensions admirably and offers a time-transcending romance.”

Mary Elizabeth Summer’s TRUST ME, I’M LYING has been selected for the Autumn 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List. Also, Random House Australia has acquired the Australian rights to her debut. Woohoo!

Kosmos Verlag has acquired the German Rights to Trisha Leaver’s THE SECRETS WE KEEP. Also, Brilliance Audio has acquired the North American Audio rights to Trisha’s debut.

Booklist says of Christina Farley’s GILDED: “Energy, adventure, and ancient Korean legends whisk the reader away to lands real and spirit bound.”

Kirkus said of Elissa Sussman’s STRAY: “Fairy-tale tropes are turned on their heads in this exploration of class and ideology.”

VOYA magazine says of Jessica Love’s PUSH GIRL: “Kara’s voice is so clear and so realistic that it pulls the reader in.”

VOYA writes that Joshua David Bellin’s SURVIVAL COLONY 9 is “filled with interesting plot twists, compelling characters, and gripping action,” and School Library Journal adds that “[Bellin’s debut] will appeal to sci-fi fans who will anxiously await the planned sequel.”


Just one more thing…

School Library Journal gave Heidi Schulz’s HOOK’S REVENGE a starred review, saying “Schulz’s debut novel is a rollicking page-turner that’s more than just an action-packed adventure. “


Amber Lough lives with her husband, their two kids, and their cat, Popcorn, in Syracuse, NY. She spent much of her childhood in Japan and Bahrain. Later, she returned to the Middle East as an Air Force intelligence officer to spend eight months in Baghdad, where the ancient sands still echo the voices lost to wind and time. Her Middle Eastern fantasy, THE FIRE WISH, debuted this July from Random House BFYR.



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