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Best Young Adult Books with Pure Imagination

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 8, 2012

Thanks to Lori Lawson of Pure Imagination for her stellar new fall picks for YA readers. So come along with her and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination….

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

By Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was my favorite book in 2011. I’ve been dying for the sequel ever since then. The Unbecoming was a crazy thrill ride of twists and turns. It was hard to know what was real or not and I loved that! Luckily, I’ve had the chance to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer already and I must say that it was a worthy sequel. These are must reads.

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | October 23, 2012

Ask the Passengers

By A.S. King

A.S. King is one of my favorite authors. She’s on my auto buy list because I know I will love anything she writes. I first fell in love with her writing with The Dust of 100 Dogs. Then she blew me away with Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Her books continue to amaze me and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us with Ask the Passengers.

Ages 15-18| Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | October 23, 2012

Days of Blood and Starlight

By Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone left everyone I know in awe last year. Laini Taylor is an amazing talent in the YA world. Her writing and world building are breathtaking. Days of Blood and Starlight is a highly anticipated read for me. I have no doubt that Taylor will amaze again.

Ages 14-17 | Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | November 6, 2012

Meant to Be

By Lauren Morrill

I’m a huge fan of fun YA romance novels. Throw in a London backdrop and I’m definitely going to read it! I can’t wait to dive in to this debut novel form Lauren Morrill.

Ages 12 and up | Publisher: Random House Children’s Books | November 13, 2012

Love and Other Perishable Items

By Laura Buzo

I’ve been hearing some very positive buzz about this book. The story sounds great, a 15-year-old with a crush on a 21-year-old. I’m very anxious to see how that plays out.

Ages 14 and up | Publisher: Random House Children’s Books | December 11, 2012

Nicki Richesin is the editor of four anthologies The May QueenBecause I Love HerWhat I Would Tell Her, and Crush. She is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Daily Candy, 7×7, Red Tricycle, and San Francisco Book Review. Nicki has been reading to her daughter every day since she was born. For more information, visit: https://nickirichesin.com/.

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Nicki Richesin is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco. She writes personal essays and pieces on lifestyle, parenting, and pop culture for Sunset, DuJour, 7×7, Daily Candy, and The Huffington Post. She is also the author and editor of The May Queen, Because I Love Her, What I Would Tell Her, and Crush. You can find her online at <a href="http://www.nickirichesin.com">http://www.nickirichesin.com</a>

  • Lori has great taste! I’m looking forward to all of these!

    September 8, 2012
  • These are the book having good ideas and knowledge. These books are really made for young kids. It’s having knowledge of day to day life.

    September 20, 2012

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