Calling all Aladdin fans! Let the romance of the ancient Middle East lure you into this enchanting and adventurous debut by Amber Lough. Duty and love tug the strings of fate for Zayele and Najwa, spirited young women caught in the middle of a war between their people, mankind and the jinn of legend. Lough refreshingly pulls from exotic, underused sources to capture the posh and politics of palace life, while beautifully conjuring the vibrant yet demanding world of the jinni. The weight of secrets driving the espionage and action is sure to capture readers, while the accessible language will delight middle readers venturing into the young-adult genre. --ALLI'S STAFF PICKS
One of the perks of working in a bookstore is the privilege of reading books long before they're published. Because of this, our staff has read advance copies of books that went on to become mega-bestsellers — titles like Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games and many others — all before they reached the general public's radar.
Interested in reading books before they're published? If you're between the ages of 12 and 17, consider joining B.I.T. (Before It's Trendy). If you're not 12 yet, don't worry. We now have Little B.I.T. just for you!
get access to advance reading copies, and in return write brief recommendations for books you love. If your recommendation is published, not only will it be placed in our teen section and around the bookstore, but you'll also receive Changing Hands trade credit!
So what's the catch? We have a limited number of books, and therefore a limited number of spots. Download the applications below (pdf). If you're interested in B.I.T., download ourTeen B.I.T. Application and return it to us at Changing Hands Tempe when complete. If you're interested in Little B.I.T., download both our Little B.I.T. Application and the Permission Form and return them to us at Changing Hands Tempe when complete.