Liars, lovers and mad sci­en­tists

This week’s young adult fic­tion of­fers tales on telling lies and awe­somely tragic love lives.

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Deadly (Pretty Lit­tle Liars #14) Au­thor: Sara Shep­ard Pub­lisher: HarperTeen, 320 pages, fic­tion

IN the Pretty Lit­tle Liars se­ries (on which the epony­mous TV se­ries is based), teens Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer are be­ing stalked and blackmailed by A, the mys­te­ri­ous per­son who knows all about their ter­ri­ble deeds and loves tor­tur­ing them psy­cho­log­i­cally.

In this book, though, A seems to be chang­ing the game be­cause, all of a sud­den, it looks like the teens’ se­crets are leak­ing when they are ques­tioned by the po­lice. Will their world be­gin to un­ravel, and is this what A had planned all along?

The Se­lec­tion Sto­ries: The Prince & The Guard jan 2014 Au­thor: Kiera Cass Pub­lisher: HarperTeen, 240 pages, fic­tion

WHILE fans wait for the se­quel to Se­lec­tion, the first book in this se­ries, au­thor Kiera Cass of­fers sto­ries on a cou­ple of the main char­ac­ters, Prince Maxon and Aspen the guard, both of whom fig­ure promi­nently in the life of Amer­ica Singer.

In the first book, Amer­ica is one of 35 girls who are cho­sen to par­tic­i­pate in the Se­lec­tion, a com­pe­ti­tion that al­lows one girl to win the heart of Prince Maxon and leave her or­di­nary life be­hind to live in the palace. But Amer­ica never wanted to be cho­sen and she can’t for­get Aspen, her friend from a lower caste. Un­til she ac­tu­ally meets Maxon....

This book in­cludes a sneak peek at The One, the next novel in the Se­lec­tion se­ries slated to be pub­lished later this year.

Evertrue (Everneath #3) jan 2014 Au­thor: brodi Ashton Pub­lisher: balzer + bray, 368 pages, fic­tion

THIS tril­ogy be­gan with teenager Nikki Beck­ett be­ing pulled into an un­der­world called Everneath where she learns of Cole, a dan­ger­ous im­mor­tal who wants to use Nikki to gain the un­der­world’s throne. But Nikki wants to re­main on the Sur­face, as our world is known, with her beloved Jack.

In this con­clu­sion, Nikki has res­cued Jack from the Everneath but learns that in do­ing so, she has started the process of be­com­ing an im­mor­tal like Cole. Now, she and Jack have to travel back to that dan­ger­ous world with Cole to try and re­gain Nikki’s mor­tal­ity.

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