Friday, March 16, 2012

Teen Book Brunch: Meet the Authors

If you are into cyborgs, plagues, and dystopian trilogies, you'll want to check these books out.

Come meet authors Lissa Price, author of Starters, and Marissa Meyer, author of Cinder, Saturday, March 17th at 11 a.m. Share what you've been reading and get recommendations from other book lovers. Enjoy Top Pot donuts and free copies of soon to be released books!

In Cinder: Lunar Chronicles (Book One) humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Starters is a cross between Hunger Games and Meg Cabot's Airhead series. In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first--the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan.

Looking ahead to Saturday, May 5th at 11 a.m., the Teen Book Brunch will feature three authors:
Tahereh Mafi, author of Shatter Me, Veronica Rossi, author of Under the Never Sky, and Anna Carey, author of Eve.

Teen Book Brunch meets at the University Book Store in Mill Creek Town Center.

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