Our dear talented friend, our word loving companion and my sometimes travel buddy has a second YA novel coming out next month. DISPLACEMENT by Thalia Chaltas.
For those of you who don't know what the heck YA means... it means Young Adult which, in my opinion, means tweeners through adult. Remember the Twilight series? I know that most of my grown "teenage" girlfriends still finger their copies and take sides in the Jacob vs. Edward debate.
I had the great pleasure of traveling with Ms. Chaltas to Death Valley to do some research for this book and was thrilled when, at last, I got my grubby hands on it! The book is written in verse which is newish to me as most of my leisure reading is prose, fiction and either fantasy or classics.
I don't want to say a lot other than this was really a terrific read. You get lost in Vera's story immediately and the description of place, both physical and emotional, feel so tangible you can taste it, feel it, know it.
We'll be throwing a "soft" launch party for Thalia in June, once she has a stack of her second novel to place next to the first... another good read by the way. Don't forget to check out her debut novel BECAUSE I AM FURNITURE.
I'm already looking forward to what comes next!