ReadUp Greenville -- Greenville's YA and middle-grade book festival -- was such a success that we want to keep the excitement (and reading!) going all year! Greenville bookstores M. Judson and Fiction Addiction have teamed up to make that happen.
Your book receipt from M. Judson or Fiction Addiction is your ticket to the event. You may purchase any one of the authors' books, frontlist or backlist, from either bookstore to count as your ticket for each event.
January 25th @ Fiction Addiction, 5pm
Featuring these young adult and middle-grade authors as they talk about their latest books: Megan Shepherd, Carrie Ryan, and Jessica Khoury.
Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill (Delacorte, hardcover, $16.99), a new middle-grade novel by Megan Shepherd about winged horses hiding in the mirrors of a children's hospital and the girl who must help keep them safe, shows readers everywhere that there is color in our world -- they just need to know where to look.
The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in The Hunt (Balzer+Bray, hardcover, $17.99), the second novel in the gripping and romantic Cage young adult series about teens abducted from Earth by an otherworldly race, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Madman's Daughter series.
Megan grew up in her family's independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several acclaimed young adult books, and The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is her debut middle-grade novel. Shepherd lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and a dog.
Magical worlds and incredible creatures fill the pages of Shadows of the Lost Sun (Little, Brown, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 1/10/17), the newest action-packed adventure in Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis's Map to Everywhere middle-grade series
Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence (Speak, paperback, $10.99), the latest young adult novel by the bestselling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series, is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
Carrie is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for both middle-grade and young adult readers. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer husband, two fat cats, and one large rescue mutt in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse.
As time unravels and her enemies close in, jinni Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in The Forbidden Wish (Razorbill, paperback, $9.99, on sale 1/24/17), a dazzling retelling of the Aladdin story from acclaimed young adult author Jessica Khoury.
Jessica holds a BA in English from Toccoa Falls College. When not writing, she spends her time on the soccer pitch or traveling the world. She lives in Easly, South Carolina, with her husband and two dogs. Jessica is also the author of Origin, Vitro, and Kalahari.
February 9th @ M.Judson, 7pm
Join us at M. Judson February 9th for novelist Ryan Graudin, as she discusses her latest book, Blood for Blood with the leader of our Not So YA-YA bookclub, Beth Blessing.
Your receipt from either Fiction Addiction or M. Judson is your ticket to the event. You may purchase any one of Ryan's books, frontlist or backlist, to count as your ticket.
Blood for Blood is the action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf. In the midst of chaos, death camp survivor Yael's past and future collide when she comes face-to-face with a ghost from her past, and a spark with a fellow rider begins to grow into something more. This gripping conclusion will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.
Ryan was born in Charleston, South Carolina, with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing, and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. In addition to Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood, she is also the author of The Walled City.
March 22nd @ Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm
How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new young adult novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, The You I’ve Never Known (McElderry Books, hardcover, $18.99, on sale 1/24/17) aims to answer this question. Ms. Hopkins will be discussing her new book at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at the Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center Ballroom at USC Upstate in Spartanburg on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 5:30pm.
For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.
Maya’s a teenager who’s run from an abusive mother right into the arms of an older man she thinks she can trust. But now she’s isolated with a baby on the way, and life’s getting more complicated than Maya ever could have imagined.
Ariel and Maya’s lives collide unexpectedly when Ariel’s mother shows up out of the blue with wild accusations: Ariel wasn’t abandoned. Her father kidnapped her fourteen years ago.
What is Ariel supposed to believe? Is it possible Dad’s woven her entire history into a tapestry of lies? How can she choose between the mother she’s been taught to mistrust and the father who has taken care of her all these years?
In bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s deft hands, Ariel’s emotionally charged journey to find out the truth of who she really is balances beautifully with Maya’s story of loss and redemption. This is a memorable portrait of two young women trying to make sense of their lives and coming face to face with themselves — for both the last and the very first time.
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April 8th @ M.Judson, 3pm
Emily Martin, Ashes to Fire
Details to come!