Offsite | Teen & Tween Event | YAllapalooza 2012

Phoenix Public Library and Changing Hands Bookstore presentYAllapalooza
Teens and tweens, join us Saturday, January 28 at 4pm, for YAllapalooza 2012, a literary extravaganza for young readers. Here's your chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA Authors, get signed books and enjoy pizza!

Please Note: This is an offsite presentation at the Burton Barr Central Library (google map), 1221 N. Central Ave, Phoenix 85004 (Transit: McDowell/Central Ave Light Rail Station).
Attending Authors: Tom Leveen, Cecil Castellucci, C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison), Adam Rex, Robin Brande, Amy Fellner Dominy, Aprilynne Pike, Bree Despain, Anna Carey, Kiersten White, and James A. Owen.
YA writers: Sign up for the YA Writing Conference (same location) 9am-3pm. Details here »

» Read about the 2011 YAllapalooza event in the Arizona Republic here.
PartyParty by Tom Leveen | Hardcover | $16.99 | It's Saturday night in Santa Barbara and school is done for the year. Everyone is headed to the same party. Or at least it seems that way. The place is packed. The beer is flowing. Simple, right? But for 11 different people the motives are way more complicated. As each character takes a turn and tells his or her story, the eleven individuals intersect, and reconnect, collide, and combine in ways that none of them ever saw coming.

First Day on EarthFirst Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci | Hardcover | $17.99 | A startling, wonderful novel about the true meaning of being an alien. Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Yet loving the world — or, at least, an idea of the world. Then he meets Hooper, who says he's from another planet. And may be going home very soon.

Also see Cecil Castellucci's other YA novels, Boy Proof, Beige and more!
SlayersSlayers by C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison) | Hardcover | $16.99 | Dragons exist. They're ferocious. And they're smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it — these "Slayers" are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator's daughter who didn't sign up to save the world. The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

Also see Janette Rallison's other YA novels, My Double Life, Just One Wish, and more!
Fat VampireFat Vampire by Adam Rex | Paperback | $8.99 | Doug Lee is undead quite by accident — attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same. Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her — hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated — it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings.

Also see Adam Rex's other books, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, The True Meaning of Smekday, and more!
Into the ParallelCaught in the Parallel
Parallelogram Book 1: Into the Parallel
and Book 2: Caught in the Parallel by Robin Brande | Paperback | $13.99 | High school senior and amateur physicist Audie Masters has discovered what no other physicist has been able to prove: that parallel universes do exist, and there is a way to journey into them. She also discovers something else: a parallel version of herself, living the kind of life Audie never could have imagined for herself. Now Audie is living that life, too, full of adventure, romance, and reality-bending science. It's all more than she could have hoped for — until something goes wrong.

Robin Brande is also the author of Fat Cat, Doggirl, and Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature.
OyMGOyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy | Hardcover | $16.99 | Ellie Taylor loves nothing better than a good argument. So when she gets accepted to the Christian Society Speech and Performing Arts summer camp, she's sure that if she wins the final tournament, it'll be her ticket to a scholarship to the best speech school in the country. Unfortunately, the competition at CSSPA is hot — his name is Devon and being near him makes her sizzle. Luckily she's confident enough to take on the challenge — until she begins to suspect that the private scholarship's benefactor has negative feelings toward Jews. Will hiding her true identity and heritage be worth a shot at her dream?
IllusionsIllusions by Aprilynne Pike | Hardcover | $16.99 | "I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying." Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.

Illusions is the third installment of Aprilynne Pike's bestselling Wings series, following Wings and Spells.
The Last SaintThe Last Saint by Bree Despain | Hardcover | $17.99 | Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi — she gave her soul to the wolf to save him and lost her beloved mother. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven. Desparate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot — a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel begins to crumble. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace becomes prideful in her new abilities — not realizing that an old enemy has returned and deadly trap is about to be sprung.

The Last Saint is the sequel to Bree Despain's The Dark Divine and the second book her Dark Divine series.
EveEve by Anna Carey | Hardcover | $17.99 | Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school's real purpose — and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Fleeing the only home she's ever known, Eve searches for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust, and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life. SupernaturallySupernaturally by Kiersten White | Hardcover | $17.99 | Evie finally has the normal life she's always longed for. But she's shocked to discover that being ordinary can be kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she's given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees. But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie's faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there's a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself. So much for normal.

Supernaturally is the sequel to Kiersten White's Paranormalcy and the second book in her Paranormalcy trilogy.
The Dragon's ApprenticeThe Dragon's Apprentice by James A. Owen | Hardcover | $17.99 | An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during WWI. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica — an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard Bert's Dragonship, one of only seven vessels that can cross the Frontier between the worlds. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds.

The Dragons Apprentice is fifth book in the the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, which began with Here, There Be Dragons, The Search for the Red Dragon, The Indigo King, and The Shadow Dragons.
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