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Teen • Suzanne Young and Shannon Messenger

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Suzanne Young: The Epidemic
Shannon Messenger: Let the Wind Rise


The two local New York Times bestselling authors visit with their new teen novels.
Suzanne Young presents The Epidemic — the sequel to The Remedy and a companion novel to her bestselling novels, The Treatment and The Program.

Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer — a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. But she couldn't have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world. The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon's been keeping secrets of his own, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who's been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur's daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard's motives. The former closer, a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure, will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic. But Quinlan doesn't want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself — even if she doesn't know who that is anymore.

SUZANNE YOUNG is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, A Need So Beautiful, and Hotel Ruby.
Shannon Messenger, the bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, presents Let the Wind Rise, the conclusion to her Sky Fall trilogy.

Vane Weston is ready for battle — against Raiden's army, against the slowly corrupting Gale Force, and even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He'll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden's icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely. But Audra won't wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus — the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange "guide" left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play — but Raiden is ready. Freedom has never held such an impossible price, and both groups know the sacrifices will be great. But Vane and Audra started this fight together. They'll end it the same way.

SHANNON MESSENGER graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned — among other things — that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She's studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She is the author of the middle grade series Keeper of the Lost Cities and the Sky Fall series for young adults. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats.
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