Tucson Festival of Books

Whispers of Danger and Romance


Combining danger and romance invites YA readers into stories that engage their emotions and their imaginations. In these novels, teens face a devastating forest fire, vampires, and demon gods but also experience romance along with coping with danger.


Panelists
Hailey Alcaraz

Hailey began her writing career in the sixth grade as a kid reporter for Time for Kids magazine and has been addicted to storytelling ever since. Born in California and raised in Arizona, she's a Southwest girl through and through who loves stories about fellow multicultural girls finding their way in the world....

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Shelby Mahurin

Shelby Mahurin is The New York Times best-selling author of the "Serpent & Dove" trilogy. Her new book is "The Scarlet Veil." She grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana where sticks became wands and cows became dragons....

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Amélie Wen Zhao

Amélie Wen Zhao is The New York Times and internationally best-selling author of "Song of Silver, Flame Like Night," "Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White" and the "Blood Heir" trilogy. She grew up in Beijing, where she spent her days reenacting tales of legendary heroes, ancient kingdoms and lost magic at her grandmother's courtyard house....

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Books:
Up in Flames
Hailey Alcaraz
Children
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593525548
384 pages
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The Scarlet Veil
Shelby Mahurin
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063258754
640 pages
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Serpent and Dove
Shelby Mahurin
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9780062878038
519 pages

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night
Amélie Wen Zhao
Children
Random House Children's Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780593487501
480 pages
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Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White
Amélie Wen Zhao
Children
Random House Children's Books
January 2024
ISBN 9780593487549
368 pages