Teen Lit: Veronica Rossi & Book Swap ~ February 22
We are excited to announce that Veronica Rossi will be the guest author at our next Teen Night on Friday, February 22 at 6:30 pm.
Rossi is a local author whose debut novel, Under the Never Sky, was lauded by Jane, Hicklebee employee and school librarian, as "the best book I read all year" in 2012. It seems that others share the same opinion of the book as we do. The foreign rights have been sold in over twenty five territories and film rights have been optioned by Warner Brothers.
The second book in the post-apocalyptic trilogy - Through the Ever Night - was released January 8, 2013. It is currently on the USA Today Best Seller List and debuted #6 on the NY Times best seller list!
We are honored that Rossi will be coming to spend time with us at Hicklebee's.
Following Rossi's presentation and book signing we will host a book swap.
Here's how it works:
Bring: A book you’ve read and liked but can part with. (Be ready to talk a little bit about why you liked it.)
Leave with: A book recommended by a fellow book-swapper, a free book (advanced reading copy) from Hicklebee's and a list of other great reads you'll want to explore.
Please RSVP ~ (408) 292-8880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended for 14 & up.
Please spread the word to everyone you know. It's going to be a great night that you and your students will want to attend.
Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
Ages 13 & up
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.
Hoping to be reunited after months of separation, Aria and Perry are met with hostility by Dweller-resenting Tides before a Aether storm threatens the tribe's existence, forcing Aria to consider leaving Perry to save both their lives.