Friday, April 03, 2009

What is Elizabeth Scott reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Elizabeth Scott, author of the YA novels Bloom, Perfect You, Stealing Heaven, Living Dead Girl, the newly released Something, Maybe, and the forthcoming Love You Hate You Miss You.

Among the early praise for Love You Hate You Miss You:
"Deceptively touching…the twist of a family of thieves gives the story originality."
School Library Journal

"Few other writers tell stories as heartbreaking, hilarious, complicated and true as Elizabeth Scott, and Love You Hate You Miss You is probably her very best yet."
—Claudia Gray, author of Evernight

"Reminiscent of John Green’s Looking for Alaska (2005) ... a satisfying story of an engaging heroine successfully naming and confronting her demons."
One paragraph from her entry:
Janni Lee Simner's young adult novel Bones of Faerie was not at all what I was expecting. It is about faeries--a very popular topic these days--but it's also about so much more. Liza lives in our world but it's a changed one, one where a war between faerie and mankind have left everyone struggling to survive. After her newborn sister is killed--on suspicion of having magic in her--and her mother disappears, Liza ends up setting off to try and find her mother and ends up discovering that her mother, and others in her village, had their own secrets, and that she too isn't what she seems. Bones of Faerie is a story about family, love, loss, and the journey to become who you truly are. It is truly unique and an outstanding read.[read on]
Visit Elizabeth Scott's website and blog.

Writers Read: Elizabeth Scott.

--Marshal Zeringue