Veronica Rossi was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received an undergraduate degree from UCLA and studied fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is the author of the Under the Never Sky trilogy. (Bowker Author Biography)
Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Shatter Me and Unravel Me are the first two novels in a trilogy about Juliette.
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 been embraced by publishers in more than twenty-six countries worldwide and optioned for film by Warner Bros. In Through The Ever Night, the second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure—and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
Anna Carey is the author of The Eve Trilogy. The first two titles (Eve, Once) are now available wherever books are sold, and the series finale, Rise, hits shelves April 2, 2013. She likes miniatures, bacon, subway generated wind, flea markets, chalkboard silhouettes, dance-offs, arnold palmers, bacon, Chinese finger traps, top-of-your-lungs car singing, and bacon. She dislikes pennies, aromatherapy, paper receipts, commercials, and tunafish.
Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly trilogy. A native of southeastern Idaho, she has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She currently lives with her husband and two small children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. Boundless is the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, and Clara must choose her fate once and for all.
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Spring Into the Future Tour | Veronica Rossi, Anna Carey, Tahereh Mafi, Cynthia Hand
In Through The Ever Night, the second book in the Rossi's Under The Never Sky trilogy, Aria and Peregrine fight for survival on a doomed dystopian world divided between high-technology and tribalism. In Carey's Rise, the conclusion of the Eve trilogy, Eve is called upon to continue the stalled rebellion of her fallen soul mate. Can she perform the ultimate act of rebellion and kill the dictator of New America—none other than her father? In Mafi's Unravel Me, the sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette learns to control her deadly powers, but they may force her to chose between her heart and Adam's life. In Boundless, the finale of Hand's Unearthly trilogy, the battle with the Black Wings looms. Part-angel Clara must face her fate, even if it means leaving behind everything she loves.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Veronica Rossi 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, the first book in her Under The Never Sky trilogy. It's since been embraced by publishers in more than twenty-six countries worldwide and optioned for film by Warner Bros. Rossi lives in northern California with her husband and two sons. Anna Carey is the author of Eve, and its sequel, Once. She studied Literature and Creative Writing at NYU and worked as an editor in children's publishing before getting a Masters in Fiction from Brooklyn College. She now lives in Los Angeles. Tahereh Mafi was born the youngest child with four older brothers in a small city somewhere in Connecticut, and currently resides in Orange County, California. She is 23. She has varying levels of competency in eight different languages and has traveled all over the world, lived on both sides of the United States, and even spent some years writing really bad poetry. Cynthia Hand's debut novel was Unearthly, the first novel of her same-named triloy. Born in Idaho, she now lives in Southern California and teaches creative writing at Pepperdine University. In middle and high school, she wrote fan fiction with her friends, creating new characters in her favorite science fiction and fantasy worlds. She entered college with the intention of becoming a lawyer, but decided to become a writer instead.
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The Dark Days of Harper Teen’s winter YA events have yielded to April’s Spring into the Future tour. Veronica Rossi, Tahereh Mafi, Cynthia Hand and Anna Carey have created speculative fiction worlds where their characters must deal with deadly special gifts, Nephilim, and untrustworthy authority, as well as the usual assortment of issues one encounters during adolescence. Veronica continues the story of Aria and Perry and their quest for a safe haven in a post-apocalyptic world, in Through The Ever Night. In Tehereh’s Unravel Me, Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment, faces further life-altering decisions as she wields her lethal touch. Boundless is the finale of Cynthia’s Unearthly series, as angel-blood Clara leaves the big skies of Wyoming to draw the Black Wings away from those she loves, including Tucker. And Rise brings Anna’s dystopian Eve trilogy to a conclusion, with Eve making the final choice of what to sacrifice prompted by love and fear. Ransom follows his unique bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children with Talking Pictures,building captured moments in the lives of people unknown to him into a collection of stories.
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Teen Lit: Veronica Rossi & Book Swap ~ February 22
We are excited to announce that Veronica Rossi will be the guest author at our next Teen Night on Friday, February 22 at 6:30 pm.
Rossi is a local author whose debut novel, Under The Never Sky, was lauded by Jane, Hicklebee employee and school librarian, as "the best book I read all year" in 2012. It seems that others share the same opinion of the book as we do. The foreign rights have been sold in over twenty five territories and film rights have been optioned by Warner Brothers.
The second book in the post-apocalyptic trilogy - Through The Ever Night - was released January 8, 2013. It is currently on the USA Today Best Seller List and debuted #6 on the NY Times best seller list!
We are honored that Rossi will be coming to spend time with us at Hicklebee's.
Following Rossi's presentation and book signing we will host a book swap.
Here's how it works:
Bring: A book you’ve read and liked but can part with. (Be ready to talk a little bit about why you liked it.)
Leave with: A book recommended by a fellow book-swapper, a free book (advanced reading copy) from Hicklebee's and a list of other great reads you'll want to explore.
Please RSVP ~ (408) 292-8880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended for 14 & up.
Please spread the word to everyone you know. It's going to be a great night that you and your students will want to attend.
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Park Road Books with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Imaginon are excited to host four debut young adult authors!
Skinny, by Donna Cooner, is the story of overweight teen Ever. Skinny, the voice in Ever's head, is constantly reminding Ever of how worthless she is. When Ever decides to risk life altering surgery, she wonders what Skinnywill say. Will Skinny continue her abuse or be silenced forever?
Gilt from Katherine Longshore tells the story of Henry VIII's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, through the voice of her best friend and lady-in-waiting, Kitty Tynley. Filled with rich historical romantic intrigue and Tudor political machinations, will Kitty survive both her friendship and Henry's minions? Please Note: Unfortuantely Katherine has a family emergency and won't be able to attend, but we will have copies of Gilt available Thursday.
Under The Never Sky, written by Veronica Rossi, is a sci-fi dystopian novel about Aria, a girl from Reverie, and Perry, the Outsider who saves her when she is banished from Reverie into the Death Shop. Both are highly suspicious of each other; they must learn to work together if they are to survive.
Silver, by Talia Vance, mixes Celtic mythology, magic, and romance. When Brianna loses her charm bracelet, not only does Blake notice her, but so do others intent on destroying her and her powers. It seems Brianna and Blake are caught up in an ancient feud that threatens to destroy more than just the two of them.
Location: Street: ImaginOn Additional: 300 East 7th Street City: Charlotte, Province: North Carolina Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)