Thursday, January 21, 2016

Seven top YA novels set in the American West

Rachel Paxton-Gillilan is a freelance writer and semi-professional nerd.

At the B & N Teen Blog she tagged seven young adult novels set in the American West, including:
New Mexico: Fated, by Alyson Noël

New Mexico is a particularly beautiful and haunting place, and this supernatural romance (set in a town called Enchantment, no less) lets the state shine with Native American mythology and history. Daire is plagued with visions and haunting dreams that culminate in a public meltdown. She’s sent to stay with her grandmother in Enchantment, where she learns she is a Soul Seeker, part of an ancestral line of shamans who can navigate the world between the living and the dead. Now Daire must learn to harness these mystical powers, while also trying to navigate high school. This action-packed series starter is full of compelling characters and fascinating magical elements.
Read about another entry on the list.

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