The Fierce Reads Tour Stops at Mrs. Nelson's!


A group of exciting young authors are touring the US and making a stop here at Mrs. Nelson's! Come welcome Anna Banks, Of Poseidon; Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone; Jennifer Bosworth, Struck; Emmy Laybourne, Monument 14; Marissa Meyer, Cinder; and Jessica Brody, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1030 Bonita Avenue
91750 La Verne
Of Poseidon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250003324
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 22nd, 2012

Anna Banks's young adult debut has it all—adventure, mystery, romance, humor—all wrapped up in one magical mermaid tale (or tail!). This is an action-packed novel about a teenage girl who learns she has the gift of Poseidon and can communicate with fish—and gorgeous mermen.

Shadow and Bone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805094596
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 5th, 2012

Leigh Bardugo’s incredible young adult debut SHADOW & BONE has a little bit of everything teens want: romance, action, a spunky heroine, and plenty of surprise twists. It is a magical tale of a refugee girl thrust into the magical elite when she learns that she has a dormant power that may be the only thing that can destroy the Shadow Fold, a swath of darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh.

Struck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374372835
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 8th, 2012

Struck is Jennifer Bosworth’s electric debut about a girl who is struck by lightning hundreds of times and then discovers that she holds the fate of the world in her hands.

Monument 14 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312569037
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 5th, 2012

A page-turning, fresh and fast-paced YA debut from comedian and actress Emmy Laybourne, in MONUMENT 14 a group of school kids who are trapped together in a chain superstore must face life, death, love and hate, while the world as they know it ends around them.

Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312641894
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2012

Now a New York Times Bestseller, this fresh, fierce take on Cinderella is a little bit fairytale, a little bit Terminator, and totally genius! Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

My Life Undecided Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374399054
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 7th, 2011

PLEASE READ THIS! MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!Okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic, but I’m sorry, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic at the moment. Here’s the deal. My name is Brooklyn Pierce, I’m fifteen years old, and I am decisionally challenged. Seriously, I can’t remember the last good decision I made. I can remember plenty of crappy ones though. Including that party I threw when my parents were out of town that accidentally burned down a model home. Yeah, not my finest moment, for sure. But see, that’s why I started a blog. To enlist readers to make my decisions for me. That’s right. I gave up. Threw in the towel. I let someone else decide which book I read for English. And whether or not I accepted an invitation to join the debate team from that cute-in-a-dorky-sort-of-way guy who gave me the Heimlich maneuver in the cafeteria. (Note to self: chew the melon before swallowing it.) I even let them decide who I dated! Well, it turns out there are some things in life you simply can’t choose or have chosen for you—like who you fall in love with. And now everything’s more screwed up than ever. But don’t take my word for it. Read the book and decide for yourself. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream in frustration. Or maybe that’s just me. After all, it’s my life.