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  1. Tamara Ward
    5 November, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Thanks for the post. I love the photo of the two girls – fabulous! There are so many great YA fantasy books being published – I’m a huge fan of them… so thanks for the link to more! 😉

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    • Laura Ritchie
      5 November, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post, Tamara. You’re right… there is some really great stuff out there. I plan to check out several on the list myself.

      Of course, I have to start on Fabio’s “Wicked Sense” first! 🙂

      So glad you stopped by!

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  2. Debra Kristi
    5 November, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Great picks, Laura. And great to see you here. I also love the cover of “What’s Left Of Me.” I have to admit to never reading Eragon, but having seen the movie I don’t know that I could now.

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    • Laura Ritchie
      5 November, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

      Hello, Debra! Thanks so much. I tried to choose a variety of sub-genres to make it interesting. I love that cover too. So beautiful. And I’ve read the Eragon series, except for the final installment. If you ever take it on, be prepared for a lengthy read, though. After the first one, they get pretty long. lol

      I appreciate your comments! Thanks!

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  3. Coleen Patrick
    5 November, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    I remember liking DUFF, but I haven’t heard of What’s left of me. Thanks for the recommendation!
    Great guest post 😉

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    • Laura Ritchie
      5 November, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

      Thanks for the comments, Coleen. Glad you found something that interested you. I hope you enjoy the read!

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  4. Fabio Bueno
    5 November, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    The cover of “What’s Left Of Me” is brilliant, isn’t it? And the premise of “Duff” is intriguing… Adding both to my TBR list, Laura.

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    • Laura Ritchie
      5 November, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

      I hope you like them, Fabio. You know, it doesn’t surprise me that high schoolers came up with these fascinating stories. But it is amazing that authors so young have the determination to see the entire process through to the end. There’s no way I could have published a book at their age! And with such an early start, I’m excited to see where their writing careers will end up in, say, 10, 20 years.

      I just want to say thanks again for inviting me to YAmondAY. It’s been great fun! ~hugs~

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  5. My Very First Guest Post « Laura Ritchie's Y/A Website
    5 November, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

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  6. Diana Beebe
    5 November, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Fun post! Thanks, Laura. I’m going to share this and the link with my daughter. There are a few of those that we haven’t read yet. 🙂

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    • Laura Ritchie
      6 November, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

      Thanks! So nice that you stopped by, Diana. I hope your daughter finds some great reads!

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  7. Melinda McGuire
    5 November, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Congrats on the guest post, Laura!
    Christopher Paolini’s journey to publication is certainly inspiring.

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    • Laura Ritchie
      6 November, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      Thank you, Melinda!

      Yes, Paolini certainly has quite a story. Besides his journey as an author, one little fact that interested me is that he never attended a public school, but was home-schooled instead. Neat, huh?

      I really appreciate you stopping by! ~hugs~

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  8. Sarah Brabazon
    5 November, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    Hi Fabio, nice place y’got here, and nice post Laura, Eragon was the break-out novel for my previously non-reading son, so I will be eternally grateful to Christopher Paolini. The other books look very interesting (I totally judge the cover, don’t you?) We have another use of the word duff in Australia: pregnant, as in ‘up the duff’. I’ll have your definition in mind now, every time I congratulate someone on their good news…

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    • Laura Ritchie
      6 November, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

      Hello, Sarah, and thanks. Fabio does have a nice blog, doesn’t he?

      It’s so exciting when we see our kids take off as readers! I just couldn’t imagine having a child that hated to read, and I’m glad to say both of mine also enjoy books.

      I gotta admit, I giggled a little about your definition of “duff”. You certainly don’t want to get the two situations mixed up! lol

      It was great of you to stop in! 🙂

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  9. Karla Darcy
    5 November, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Excellent post, Laura. I was familiar with Eragon and Duff but I didn’t know about What’s Left of Me. Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll be looking forward to The Enduring. Also, Fabio, Wicked Sense has a beautiful cover.

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    • Laura Ritchie
      6 November, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

      Karla, nice to see you here! Isn’t it funny how our to-read lists just keep growing and growing? And the cover of Fabio’s “Wicked Sense” is gorgeous! (I already have that one waiting for me in my Kindle! I plan to get to it real soon.)

      Thanks so much for your comments!

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  10. Reetta Raitanen
    12 November, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    Nifty idea to choose books written by young people themselves. What’s Left of Me has an awesome cover and the blurb caught me. Ditto with Duff. It’s good to have novels dealing with contemporary issues without the layer of fantasy. I added both to my reading list.

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