We are excited to have two rising stars in the YA world, authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes of the Twisted Lit series, visiting The Children’s Book Review today. We’ve been reading their clever blog Romancing the Tome (all for the love of the literary adaptation!) for years. Their irresistible debut novel Tempestuouswill land in bookstores this December and Exposure will follow in January.
Rather than report which novels they’re most anticipating reading, we asked them to describe which books inspired them from their adolescence ( FYI: The Twelve by Justin Cronin will be available on October 16). A big thank-you to Kim and Amy for sharing some of their their favorite YA books with us. We can assure you reading the surprising adventures of their richly drawn heroines, Miranda Prospero and Skye Kingston, in the Twisted Lit series is nothing short of thrilling!
I love the nostalgia of rediscovering books with my daughter I had nearly forgotten from my childhood. I remember her exact expressions (of laughter or surprise) as I read about Ferdinand as he’s stung by a bee; baby ducks strut across a busy Boston street in Make Way for Ducklings; and when Madeline proudly displays her appendix scar to her friends and poor Miss Clavel. I think you’ll find these classic books recently reissued will enchant the next generation of kids too.