Thrilling and Deadly: Oasis book launch with Katya de Becerra in conversation with Adalyn Grace

Event date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

New year and new YA books!

Oasis by Katya de Becerra book cover All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace book cover

Science, mystery, and fantasy all blend together in Oasis by Katya de Becerra. Start the new year with some new young adult books and join us for the book launch! Katya is making her way from Australia for this special Los Angeles event in conversation with fellow YA author of All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace. 

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About OasisIn this young adult thriller for fans of Lost and The Twilight Zone, a group of teens are saved when they come across a mysterious oasis. But who will save them from the oasis?

Alif had exciting summer plans: working on her father's archeological dig site in the desert with four close friends ... and a very cute research assistant. Then the sandstorm hit.

Their camp wiped away, Alif and the others find themselves lost on the sands, seemingly doomed ... until they find the oasis. It has everything they need: food, water, and shade--and mysterious ruins that hide a deadly secret. As reality begins to shift around them, they question what's real and what's a mirage. 

The answers turn Alif and her friends against each other, and they begin to wonder if they've truly been saved. And while it was easy to walk into the oasis, it may be impossible to leave ...

Katya de Becerra author photo provided by publisher

About Katya de Becerra: Katya was born in Russia, studied in California, lived in Peru, and then stayed in Australia long enough to become a local. She was going to be an Egyptologist when she grew up, but instead she earned a PhD in Anthropology. Her debut novel was What the Woods Keep, and her new novel is Oasis

About All the Stars and Teeth: Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace's All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber's Caraval and Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series. 

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer--the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it's never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy's dangerous soul magic. 

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he'll help her prove she's fit to rule, if she'll help him reclaim his stolen magic. 

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder--and more peril--than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she'll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stowaway she never expected... or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever. 

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

Adalyn Grace author photo provided by publisher

About Adalyn Grace: Adalyn graduated from Arizona State University when she was nineteen years old. She spent four years working in live theater and acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper before studying storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation's popular series The Legend of Korra. Adalyn splits time between San Diego and Arizona with her bossy cat and two dorky dogs, and spends her days writing full-time while trying to find the best burrito around. All the Stars and Teeth is her debut novel.

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Oasis: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250124265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - January 7th, 2020

What the Woods Keep Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250211675
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Published: Square Fish - October 15th, 2019

What the Woods Keep Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250124258
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Published: Imprint - September 18th, 2018

All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth Duology #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250307781
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Imprint - February 4th, 2020

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Princess. Pirate. Stowaway. Mermaid.
The Crew Makes the Queen.

Join Princess Amora and the crew of the Keel Haul on their quest to stop a destructive new magic across the island kingdom of Visidia, in ALL THE STARS AND TEETH by Adalyn Grace! 

Submit your preorder receipt for ALL THE STARS AND TEETH to receive a Keel Haul limited edition pin and a signed bookplate!

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