As one of those writers, parents and readers who could rip on Twilight all day long, you know I've got some counter-suggestions for tween and teen literature up my sleeve. One of my top recs is none other than Tamora Pierce's books, which are adventurous, romantic and inspiring reads that tweens and teens of all genders can enjoy. Song of the Lioness and its sequels are especially dear to my heart and I think anyone would love to be alongside brave Alanna as she poses as a boy to achieve her dreams.
I am excited to tell you that Pierce has a new series coming out! She's even touring the U.S. for a month to promote the first book in The Numair Chronicles, Tempests and Slaughter. If you're a fan of the Tortall series, this is for you! It's the tale of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall in the first place. It's so exciting to have something new from a classic author who's been publishing favorites for decades and that new teens will have a chance to discover her works.
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