Not Your Mother's Book Club™ and Alameda's Young Adult Book Group proudly present Carly Anne West for a discussion of her chilling and suspenseful new novel The Bargaining. Grieving and guilty over a friend's death, Penny is not surprised when her mother sends her to live with her father and stepmother, April, but when April takes her to help restore an old house in a dense forest, weird occurrences connected to missing children threaten Penny's safety and fragile mental health.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents children's book editor and author Leila Sales in celebration of the paperback release of This Song Will Save Your Life. With Starred Reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, Leila's lateset is a darkly comic, exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ very excitedly presents the first-ever Summer of Swoon Tour! Featuring Sandy Hall, author of A Little Something Different; Katie Van Ark, author of The Boy Next Door; Temple West, author of Velvet; and Kimberly Karalius, author of Love Fortunes and Other Disasters.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ excitedly welcomes back local author Whitney Miller for a discussion of the thrilling sequel to The Violet Hour, The Crimson Gate. Trapped inside of a Cambodian temple, Harlow Wintergreen must find a way out before her double, the evil Isiris, unleashes a killer super virus that threatens to destroy the world.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ proudly welcomes the "Keep YA Weird" tour, which celebrates literary experimentalism and extreme imagination in YA literature, with award-winning author Andrew Smith and his latest transcendent work The Alex Crow.
Join Not Your Mother's Book Club™ for a Launch Party celebrating the release of local author Stacey Lee’s debut novel Under a Painted Sky. A captivating work of historical fiction set in 1849 Missouri, Under a Painted Sky adeptly explores race, slavery, and gender roles amidst a heart-wrenching survival tale that will restore your faith in the power of friendship.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents teacher and librarian Dan Gemeinhart for a reading and discussion about his phenomenal debut novel The Honest Truth. In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick some people never get better from.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents Victoria Aveyard for a reading and discussion of the first book in her exciting new trilogy, Red Queen. With film rights optioned by Universal, Victoria's lush debut tells the sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?