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February 15, 2012

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Our Young Adult books are garnering recognition around the web this month, and we have some exciting new content on our Facebook page. Let's get started!

Young Adult Review Round Up

 

Thief's Covenant

 

"...if you like dark fantasy, you will be engrossed, moved and intrigued by this intense adventure, whether you are a teen or an adult... a powerful fantasy and a riveting story."
 -Blogcritics

 

"With brilliant characters and a fantastic world, Thief's Covenant is a story that'll keep you hanging on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last...the action just jumped off the page and came to life around you. Definitely don't start this if you only have a few minutes or so to read--you won't want to put it down! 10/10." -Word for Teens

 

 "There is a wonderfully rich flavor to this YA fantasy, with its Renaissance inspired setting, personal pantheon of deities, and dark tone (it even dips a toe in the realm of horror). This is a story with satisfying heft, texture, grit and originality, and I really, really enjoyed reading it...Widdershins...has plenty of personality, is rash in a believable way, and her sheer willfulness is impossible not to enjoy...The relationship between [Widdershins and her parasitic deity Olgun] really made this novel for me-- it was equal parts inner commentary and snarky repartee-- and I really liked how Marmell explored their bond. All in all, Thief's Covenant  is kind of like the dark chocolate of YA fantasy-- rich, complex, and satisfying...I'll definitely be picking up the next Widdershins Adventure."

-Bookyurt 

  

Check out the Widdershins Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and get a peek at some bonus art!   

 

 

"From the get-go [Planesrunner is] engaging, excitPlanesrunnering -- practically unputdownable...In terms of character, too, 

Planesrunner impresses. Though he rarely puts a foot wrong, making this rather a linear narrative, admittedly, Everett isn't some superhuman saviour... just a geeky genius with tablet computer, some sweet software and a life-or-death impetus to make the right choices when crunch-time comes, as it does in every other chapter... Planesrunner is the first novel is a series, and if the second and the third and so on (and so fourth) are anything like as exhilarating as this, it's a series that stands to redefine award-winning author Ian McDonald's place in the multiverse of speculative fiction." -The Speculative Scotsman

Keep up with the Everness series on Facebook at the Infundibulum.

"Lightbringer is a hidden gem of complexity that completely envelops the reader in a world entirely different yet wholly tangible for the reader. Debut author, K.D. McEntire has created a mesmerizing and haunting tale rich with engaging characters, tense adventures and a guiding theme of love and trust that seals the deal for the story. Lightbringer might not be a name you have heard of before, but it is one that will surely be passed forward if you give it a chance."
- I Swim For Oceans

Like author K. D. McEntire on Facebook to see the cover of Lightbringer's forthcoming sequel, Reaper.

 

 

To get a peek at more upcoming Young Adult novels, like our Pyr for the Young Adult Reader page on Facebook. Be sure to click on the Free Offer tab to get a look at a free excerpt of E. C. Myer's Fair Coin, coming to the Young Adult shelf in a bookstore near you in March.  

 

In Fair Coin, Ephraim is horrified when he comes home from school one day to find his mother unconscious from a suicide attempt. Even more disturbing is the reason for it: the dead boy she identified at the hospital that afternoon--a boy who looks exactly like him. While examining his dead double's belongings, Ephraim discovers a strange coin that makes his wishes come true each time he flips it. But Ephraim soon realizes that the coin comes with consequences--several wishes go disastrously wrong.

Like the Fair Coin/ Quantum Coin Facebook Page for more bonus content, including the cool new book trailer and a video blog by author E. C. Myers.  

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"The first book in the remix of Mark Chadbourn's work offers aJack of Ravens more gritty take on a war between good, evil and indifference. Think the spirit of V for Vendetta mixed with Neal Stephenson's historicism and infused by the spirit of Shakespeare's Puck: a featured character certain to invigorate future books." -Edge

Mark Chadbourn beings the Kingdom of the Serpent trilogy with British Fantasy Award short-listed Jack of Ravens. Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walks out of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before he was born, with no knowledge of how he got there. Mark Chadbourn gives us a high adventure of dazzling sword fights, passionate romance and apocalyptic wars in the days leading up to Ragnarok, the End-Times: a breathtaking, surreal vision of twisting realities where nothing is quite what it seems.


That's it for this issue. As always, please check out our entire catalog and drop by our blog.

Happy Reading,

Rene Sears
Editorial Assistant, Pyr
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