Jay's creative writing exercise is to write a fairy tale, to end with 'they lived happily ever after'. But the way her life is panning out she's not sure it will ever reach that stage.
A powerful moving gripping story which explores themes of family, loyalty and culture clash but is ultimately about hope and understanding.
I have the wonderful Savita Kalhan on my blog today talking about her favourite authors! Her book The Girl in the Broken Mirror came out this week and it is absolutely brilliant! A story that has some sensitive topics, will grip you from the beginning, fantastic, beautifully written and heart-breaking. A story that had me choking up and I can't wait for everyone to read this book.
Thank you so much for inviting me on your blog today, Beth! It’s so exciting to be here – and to have a new book out there in the world. The Girl in the Broken Mirror came out on Tuesday and I’m still jumping up and down with excitement!
Writing a guest post on my favourite authors is such a tough one for me! I defy anyone to have a list of top ten YA authors. So I’m going to give you a list of authors whose work I really enjoy reading, and when they have a new book out, I know I’m going to want to get my hands on it as soon as I can!
But, as with all lists like this, there is the horrible feeling that you have missed some absolute favourites (I have that feeling now, and it’s not nice!) So forgive me please, amazing writers out there, if I have by some mental blip missed you off this list.
YA books isn’t really a genre because the range of books is so vast and the readership equally vast. They are books that are read by teenagers, young adults, and adults. What YA books do
is cover every genre of writing, from contemporary to historical, from fantasy to science fiction, from crime to ghost stories. And that’s what I love about YA, and that’s why I read and write YA.
Give me your recommendations in the comments below – I’d love to hear them! Please remind me of all the other great YA authors out there – and your personal favourites too.
If your readers want to know more about me or The Girl in the Broken Mirror they can head over to my website www.savitakalhan.com, or tweet me @savitakalhan
Thank you so much for having me here, Beth!