Tucson Festival of Books

Trust the System/Lose Your Life


Sometimes trusting the system leads to greater danger and corruption. These YA thrillers involve suspense and mysteries that endanger the lives of teens. "A Whisper of Poison" by Jess Lourey is a dystopia of a teen who learns not to trust those in power. Samuel Miller's "Dark Parts of the Universe" involves an app-based adventure game and murder, while Ellen Oh's main character gets sucked her own web comic in "The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee."


Panelists
Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She's the Amazon Charts best-selling, Edgar-nominated, ITW Thriller, Anthony and Minnesota Book Award-winning author of young adult, magical realism, crime fiction, nonfiction and children's books....

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Samuel Miller

Samuel Miller is a novelist and screenwriter, made in South Dakota, based in Los Angeles. His most recent novel, "Redemption Prep," was a New York Times and Indie best-seller and is in development for television with MGM....

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Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh is the author of the new young adult novel "The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee" and an award-winning author of middle grade novels "Haru Zombie Dog Hero," "Finding Junie Kim," "Dragon Egg Princess," The Spirit Hunters trilogy and The Prophecy Series: "Prophecy," "Warrior" and "King....

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Books:
The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee
Ellen Oh
Children
Random House Children's Books
January 2024
ISBN 9780593125946
304 pages
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Dark Parts of the Universe
Samuel Miller
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
April 2024
ISBN 9780063160484
432 pages

A Whisper of Poison
Jess Lourey
Children
Entangled Publishing, LLC
February 2024
ISBN 9781649375360
512 pages