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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Pick for the YA Book Club

Good news, book club members. I have a soon-to-be-released novel ready for our April discussion. And, yes, this is one time when I’m exercising my power as Supreme Ruler of the YA Book Club and picking a book for you instead of conducting a poll. What can I say, I’m power hungry.

I’m really excited for this month’s read because it was written by my dear friend Erin Bowman. She’s most famous for never having seen Veronica Mars as of a few months ago. Don’t hold that against her. She’s been hard at work fixing that character flaw.

So, this month we’ll be reading Taken. (It releases on April 16.)
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone. 
They call it the Heist. 
Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive. 
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
We’ll be talking about Taken, right here and on your blogs, on Tuesday, April 30

But wait, there’s more! 

On Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m. EST, the YA Book Club will be hosting a Twitter chat with Erin. Well talk about Taken and you can bombard her with your questions (like, How did you create the world in your book?” and How did you get into writing?” and Is your hair naturally blonde?) and because she is nice shell answer them. You can join in with the hashtag #TakenChat. 

It will be supremely awesome.

Anyhow, book club newbies can get caught up here. And for the rest of you, happy reading!

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