Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Guest Post: Deborah Cooke!

About the Book:
Zoë Sorensson is perfectly normal, except she's been told she's destined for great things. Zoë's the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But Zoë is at the bottom of the class when it comes to being Pyr and her powers are AWOL, so she's sent to a Pyr boot camp.

Zoë quickly realizes that she has to master her powers yesterday, because the Pyr are in danger and boot camp is a trap. The Mages want to eliminate all shifters and the Pyr are next in line-unless Zoë and her friends can work together and save their own kind.

About the Author: 
Deborah Cooke has always been fascinated with dragons, although she has never understood why they have to be the bad guys. She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies. She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels, and has written over forty romance novels and novellas. She has also been published under the names Claire Cross and Claire Delacroix.

Deborah makes her home in Canada with her husband. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.


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Deborah, what are your top ten favorite Young Adult series? 

A couple of caveats here before I list the books. First off, I tend not to read series. Generally, I read one book by an author. If I like it, I'll keep it, and maybe eventually read one book from another series from that author. There are just so many authors whose work I'd like to read, and I (unfortunately) don't have nearly enough time to read. So, I have to compromise like this. Secondly, I never stay in any section of the bookstore. I wander around. I choose books mostly because I like the covers. Thirdly, I'm not much for vampires, as you'll see from this list. So, I've read books from many of the successful vampire YA series, but - meh - bloodsuckers are not for me.

1. WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr
2. EVERMORE by Alyson Noël
3. HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
4. A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray
5. THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkein
6. THE VAN ALEN LEGACY by Melissa de la Cruz (Yes, a vampire book, but one with a gorgeous cover!)
7. STARDUST by Neil Gaiman (not marketed as YA but it has the right feel to it IMO. )
8. THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong
9. IRON KING by Julie Kagawa
10. CAMILLA by Madeleine L'Engle

Okay, your turn. Tell me your faves!

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Rules: 
Ends June 14th at 11:59PM
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