10 YA titles I loved (that you probably haven’t heard of, but should have)

This list isn’t of famous books that everyone agrees are amazeballs and have sold twenty gazillion copies. Those books don’t need me to squee over them. So… in no particular order:


10. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

9. When the World was Flat (and We Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach

8. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

7. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

6. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

5. Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson

4. Twisted by Amity Hope

3. The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

2. Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel

1. Living Violet by Jaime Reed

I adored all of those books for different reasons. You can page through the widgets to find out why, in brief.  NOTE: I will physically fight you if you come up in here and tell me any of these books are bad. Feel free to squee about them in comments, if you check them out! If you’ve already read them, feel free to weigh in down below. I’d also appreciate recs of little known books that have amazed you recently.

Finally, I’ll give one lucky commenter a copy of their choice of these books, in either digital or paper format. Book talk commences now!


By popular demand…

Often I’m asked if I have a newsletter. I didn’t for the longest time but I want to make it easier for readers to remember when my books are coming out. This won’t be a frequent thing, and I promise we won’t clutter up your inbox. Essentially, I will only send it when I’m reminding you that I have a new book / story out soon or if there’s legitimately huge news that I want to share with you. There will also be special contests and giveaways that appear nowhere else. I may also give you deleted scene exclusives from various projects or sneak peeks at books that haven’t come out yet.

I hope to have the first newsletter out by Oct 1, reminding you to preorder Horde and to make sure you’re caught up on Enclave and Outpost. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the finale. I think it’s the best book in the trilogy, and early reviews support my assessment.

If that sounds tempting, you just need to click on the contact link and fill in the subscribe form. I won’t share your email address and I won’t spam you.

We’ll keep you posted, and I’ll close this when we have our first 100 subscribers.

ETA: Less than 24 hours later, we have 225+ subscribers, so the first part of that contest is over with. Now my assistant has a LOT of mailing to do. You can still sign up for the newsletter or chat in comments, but the swag / book offer has passed.

If you need to know something else, ask in comments! So who’s excited about Horde?