The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The stunning book, The Scourge, is a story of friendship, courage, and a deadly plague.  An illness is sweeping through the land, Ani is surprised and horrified when she is tested for the Scourge and her results are positive.  She is sent to the dreary Attic Island where she discovers all is not as it seems.  With the help of her friend, Weevil, they set out to uncover the truth while trying to survive villainous wardens and the plague that has already killed hundreds.

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The Maze Runner By James Dashner

The Maze Runner is the thrilling tale of a boy who suddenly awakes in a glen surrounded by an ever changing maze.  The only way out is through the maze and every day runners are sent out to map the maze and find the way to freedom. But at night, doors around the glen close for grievers stalk the maze and destroy anybody found there. The story is further complicated by the arrival of the only girl. Thomas tries to find the truth of why they were put there and who they are while trying to find a way out.  But will he succeed?

The Star- Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

 

The Star- Touched Queen tells of  Maya who is cursed with a horoscope that tells of a marriage of death and destruction.  For political convenience she is to choose a husband. She chooses a strange yet compelling man named Amar who offers something never before imagined.  As truth is revealed and secrets uncovered Maya must decide between her heart and what may be true.

Tips from Authors

I recently went to a conference for authors.  At this conference authors told their stories and tips on how to write.  The number one thing is patience.  You’re not going to write a book in a day, but doing a little bit every day helps you achieve your goal.  Second, don’t give up.  Keep trying and don’t let those little fails bog you down.  One day you will do it but you miss one hundred percent of the things you don’t try to do.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Reawakened is an awe inspiring tale of a normal girl who meets an Egyptian prince reincarnate.  He is on a mission to unite with his brothers and stop Seth, an evil god, from taking over the world.  Lilliana, the girl, aids the sun prince, Amon, in his journey as they travel half way around the world to stop what shouldn’t even be possible.

 

A third book in the Reawakened series will soon be arriving.

Reignited.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I highly recommend reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.  It is a fantastic book that tells of Laia, a poor girl in the harsh Martial Empire and Elias, a boy forced to be the kingdoms minion and enforce the tyranny they instate.

Laia is sent to the the Empire’s greatest military academy to spy for rebels in hope that they will help her rescue her brother who was arrested for treason.  There she meets Elias the academy’s finest soldier but secretly it’s most unwilling.  ” He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined- and that their choices will change the fate of the empire itself.” ( front cover).