Meet The Newbies is a blog event co-hosted by Dana @DanaSquare and I, in which we introduce you to all of the new kids in school, the 2015 debut authors!
Meet Kim Liggett:
After settling down to have a family, she became an entrepreneur, creating a children’s art education program and a travel company specializing in tours for musicians.
She’s married to jazz musician Ken Peplowski, has two beautiful teens, and a very neurotic dog that drags her through Riverside Park everyday on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Meet Her Debut Novel:
“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”
These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.
As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.
Guest Post ~ Kim's Top Ten Favorite YA Books:
My favorite kind of read is the great escape-- I want to disappear into a world that's totally unique. I want to have a book hangover that lasts a year. I want my heart broken. I want to see things in a completely different way. I want to feel the unexpected. I want all the shock and awe.
These are the books that I return to again and again when I want to remind myself of why I love YA.
STOLEN by Lucy Christopher
There was something so dreamy, mysterious and unsettling about this book that I still can't quite put my finger on. I hope I never figure it out-- all I know is that I adore it.
IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma
Everything from the cover to the beautiful prose blew me away. I end up reading this book at least once a year. Nova Ren Suma is a genius.
THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
That opening scene. If that doesn't suck you in-- I don't know what will. I love how raw and untethered her creativity is.
COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black
The mood and palette of this book is something I can sink into so easily. Love everything about Holly Black.
A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray
It was hard to pick just one Libba Bray book. I embraced this story with wild abandon.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The history. The voice. The characters. I have nothing but love for this book.
THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan
I don't even know where to start with this book. It was beautiful and dark and scary and sexy. Everything that I love.
WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr
A thoroughly modern fairly tale that I never wanted to end.
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
Such a gorgeous book. I love the romance, the creativity, the sweetness, the fierceness.
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES by Jeffrey Eugendies
This book fills a very deep spot within my soul. It absolutely speaks to me.
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