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Bestselling YA Authors To Speak At Central Library

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Art, Music, & Recreation Department,
Book signing event poster of six bestselling YA authors with their pictures.

On Saturday, February 8, Central Library will welcome six bestselling, award-winning authors to discuss their books and sign copies for fans. Anna Carey, Melissa de la Cruz, Robin LaFevers, Gretchen McNeil, Victoria Schwab, and Margaret Stohl will be in Teen’Scape for a discussion panel starting at 1pm, with book sales and signings to follow.

Here’s a sneak preview of the authors and their books:

Anna Carey is the author of the Eve series (Eve, Once, Rise), about a girl who’s been locked away in an all-girls’ school since the pandemic that killed 98% of the life on the planet. When she finds out the truth about what’s happening outside the walls of her school, she goes on the run, but soon finds that she has enemies in high places. Anna’s next book, Blackbird, will be released this fall.

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels for teens and adults including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, and The Witches of East End, which was just adapted as a television series on Lifetime. Melissa has written in a wide variety of genres - everything from paranormal romances with rich historical backdrops to dystopian futures to contemporary fiction. Her next book, The Ring and the Crown, is once again something completely different and exciting - a new series that blends political intrigue with high fantasy.

Robin LaFevers is the author of many books for children including the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist and Theodosia series, and most recently, His Fair Assassin, her first series for young adults. The bestselling series has a delectable premise - a convent full of assassin nuns in medieval France with Game of Thrones-esque political scheming - and has earned wide critical acclaim.

Gretchen McNeil is the author of thrillers and horror fiction for teens including Possess, Ten, and most recently, 3:59, about a girl who discovers a version of herself living in a parallel universe… and then gets tricked into switching places with her. Gretchen’s book, Ten, a modern retelling of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None was a Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Book of 2012.

Victoria Schwab is the author of four books for teens and adults including The Archived series, which we love here because it’s set in the creepiest, most dangerous fictional library you’ve ever heard of. But in The Archived, Librarians aren’t charged with keeping tabs on books - they keep watch over the dead, called Histories, making sure they don’t rise and make an escape into the outside world. Victoria’s latest book, The Unbound, a sequel to The Archived, was released on Jan. 28. Her first novel for adults, Vicious, appeared on LAPL's Best Fiction of 2013 list.

Margaret Stohl is the bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, which was recently adapted as a feature film. Margaret’s latest book, Icons, is set in Los Angeles, 17 years after an alien invasion wiped out entire cities and killed billions of people - except Doloria, and a handful of others mysteriously immune to the aliens’ powers. Dol bands together with other survivors to find out the secrets of an oppressive government - and the truth about their own powers.

You may bring three personal copies of books for signing for every one book purchased in Teen'Scape. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Teen'Scape department at (213) 228-7290.