Liars, lovers and mad scientists
This week’s young adult fiction offers tales on telling lies and awesomely tragic love lives.
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.