Shannon is the GIANT in the middle between the lovely Becca Fitzpatrick and some random super short girl. Shannon's so tall, guys. Like, almost halfway between five and six feet!
I'll admit it: when Shannon sold her books, I was pretty scared.
Because I really, really liked Shannon. And it's AWFUL when you really like someone but don't care for their books. And even worse when they've been so supportive of your books and you regularly meet up for lunch, etc etc.
GOOD NEWS: HER BOOKS ARE AWESOME.
This was a huge relief for me, and is nothing but exciting for you. I've already read her YA, LET THE SKY FALL, which will be out March of next year. (Yummy yummy, put it on your list.) I'm currently reading her middle grade novel, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, which is super fun and a great read for the younger set. (Think first Harry Potter book as far as reading level.) (Shannon, you are never getting away from Harry. Sorry. Every middle grade writer has the specter of Harry looming over them, just as every YA writer has to smile and nod that yes, their book is sort of like Twilight, in that it is a book that has characters who are teens.) (Though Shannon's book has the same fantastically written alternate world-within-our-own that is the best kind of adventure escapism as HP.)
Sophie is just like Harry! Only blond. And a girl. And not a wizard or witch. And actually not very much like Harry at all, but other than that: JUST LIKE HARRY!
If you live in Southern California, Shannon will be signing on Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30 PM at the Oceanside Barnes and Noble. She is SO CUTE. So so so cute. Come and meet her and get a book signed.
If you don't live in Southern California, the good news is that I do! And I'll get a book signed and personalized for you. If you love fun adventures, get it for yourself! If you have an awesome tween on your Christmas list, get it for them! And read it first before wrapping it. I always do that. (I mean, umm, siblings who always get books for birthdays and Christmas, I never do that.)
To enter: leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite book that is JUST LIKE Harry Potter or Twilight (in other words, a book that is written for tween or teen readers but doesn't necessarily have anything else in common with HP or Twilight).
Rules: US residents only. (Sorry.) Must enter by leaving a comment by 12:00 PM Pacific, Monday, October 1st. Only one entry per person (though tweeting and blogging about the contest is always good karma for the Deities of Random Drawings).