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Interview: Gena Showalter, author of Lifeblood

Mar 16, 2017

Last year, readers were introduced to Gena Showalter's FIRSTLIFE, a book set in a world where life begins after death. The star of the book, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood, is only 17, but has spent the last year of her life in an insane asylum --- not because of a mental instability, but because she has refused to allow her parents to choose where she will live after she dies. You see, in the Everlife, your Firstlife is only a dress rehearsal for what comes after, and Ten is caught in the middle of a deadly battle for her soul. With two powerful, but deadly, realms fighting over her, Ten must stay alive long enough to make the right choice. Now, Showalter returns with LIFEBLOOD, the explosive sequel where we reunite with Ten, who must learn about her chosen realm from the ground up --- all while struggling to launch her first mission. In celebration of the release of LIFEBLOOD, Teen Board member Isabel C. had the chance to ask Gena a few questions about the Everlife series, her favorite characters, and where the series will go next. Read below to see her answers!

: Dan Wells, author of Ones and Zeroes (Mirador)

Mar 2, 2017

In an increasingly-technology driven world, lots of themes and ideas we thought we totally understood are taking on new meanings. For example, did you know you can technically be considered an athlete if you're a professional video game player? Author Dan Wells explores these and other concepts in his action-packed Mirador series, which began last year with BLUESCREEN. In celebration of the release of ONES AND ZEROES, the second book in the series, Teenreads.com interviewed Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series. This action packed series will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you wondering about the future of technology. In our interview, you'll learn about what inspired this fantastic series!