Meet Two YA debut authors: Jennifer Archer and Kirsten Hubbard plus April Best Bets

April is blooming with exciting YA books. Paranormal books, like this months feature from Jennifer Archer, continue to run rampant, but I’m including a bonus interview with contemporary debut author Kirsten Hubbard. PARANORMAL Veteran woman’s fiction author Jennifer Archer makes her YA debut this month with THROUGH HER EYES, a paranormal story that’s both eerie and emotional. This book has a great voice and a distinct sense of place that make the events seem very real. The emotional tone, too, really resonated with me. I’ll let Jenny tell you what it’s about in her own words: Jennifer Archer: Tansy Piper, a sixteen-year-old high school student and amateur photographer, moves with her grandfather and her mother, a horror writer, to the setting of her mother’s next book–a secluded house outside of a tiny, desolate West Texas town called Cedar Canyon. Tansy is upset over the move and very lonely in her new home. When she finds an old pocket watch, a crystal, and a journal filled with dark poetry hidden in the cellar, she is lured through these items into the mind of a mysterious young man named Henry who died decades earlier. And through the lens of her camera, she…

Fresh Pick | KILLBOX by Ann Aguirre
Fresh Pick / March 1, 2011

Sirantha Jax #4 September 2010 On Sale: August 31, 2010 Featuring: Sirantha Jax 368 pages ISBN: 0441019412 EAN: 9780441019410 Mass Market Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Science Fiction Buy at Amazon.com And a kick-ass female in space Killbox by Ann Aguirre She Shoots First. And Never Asks Questions. TALK IS CHEAP WHEN LIVES ARE IN JEOPARDY Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post so she can get back to saving the universe the way she does best—by mouthing off and kicking butt. And her tactics are needed more than ever. Flesh-eating aliens are attacking stations on the outskirts of space, and for many people, the Conglomerate’s forces are arriving too late to serve and protect them. Now, Jax must take matters into her own hands by recruiting a militia to defend the frontiers—out of the worst criminals, mercenaries, and raiders that ever traveled through grimspace… Sirantha and Marsh do battle with the Morgut Previous Picks