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Join us this afternoon for a wonderful YA event! Audrey Coulthurst is here to launch her novel Of Fire and Stars, a richly imagined magical fantasy. Joining her is Paula Garner, author of Phantom Limbs, a compelling contemporary novel about friendship and family; and local author Amy Tintera, author of Ruined. We'll see you there at 2PM!
ABOUT OF FIRE AND STARS
Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden.
Now Denna has to learn the ways of her new kingdom while trying to hide her growing magic. And to make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine, sister of her betrothed.
ABOUT PHANTOM LIMBS
Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara—part drill sergeant, part friend—who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.
Em may be a useless Ruined—completely lacking any magic—but no one is more motivated to destroy the king. He ordered the elimination of the Ruined. He killed her parents and kidnapped her sister. Em will make him pay.
Her plan is simple: She will infiltrate the kingdom, posing as the crown prince’s betrothed. She will lead an ambush. She will kill the king and everything he holds dear—including his son.
The closer Em gets to the prince, though, the more she questions her mission. Her rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.
ABOUT AUDREY COULTHURST
Audrey Coulthurst writes YA books that tend to involve magic, horses, and kissing the wrong people. When she’s not dreaming up new stories, she can usually be found painting, singing, or on the back of a horse. Audrey has a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University. She lives in Santa Monica, California. This is her debut novel.
ABOUT PAULA GARNER
Paula Garner lives in Chicago with her family and their psychotic cat. Phantom Limbs is her first novel.
ABOUT AMY TINTERA
Amy Tintera is the author of Reboot and Rebel. She has degrees in journalism and film and can usually be found staring into space, dreaming up ways to make her characters run for their lives. She lives in Austin, TX.
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