Monday, July 30, 2012

Now trending: YA mythology - Guest Post by Leigh Michael. Free download!

Happy Monday!

I am glad to share a guest post by the author of Sprite, Leigh Michael. Leigh is writing about YA mythology. Leigh Michael's book Sprite is available at amazon fro free download. You will find the link below!

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Now trending: YA mythology

(Guest post by Leigh Michael)

The love of dystopia, steampunk, vampires, and things that go bump in the night are trends that are still going strong (as they should). Thanks to authors like Rick Riordan, P.C. Cast, and Josephine Angelini, mythology is a YA trend that has also made a name for itself.

Here's 3 reasons why I believe mythology is worth the hype.

1. Writing mythology is two-fold: an impressive imagination and extensive amounts of research. I personally love this combination that's seen in various genres.

2. As we all know... Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are the three main Greek Gods. Which means, there's potential for story lines in the sea, the underworld, and all of earth's land and sky. Really makes ya question the saying, "the sky's the limit."

3. Sure, there's Greek Mythology (as I just mentioned), but that's just scratching the surface. In fact, mythology is defined as "A collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes." In other words, lots of fun variations, prophecies, and adventures to behold.

So are you ready to dive into mythology? Below are a few books that aspire to be hot buttons in the YA mythology trend. Pick 'em up and become a part of this growing genre. In anticipation of the release of Kin (Annabelle's Story Part Two), Sprite (Annabelle's Story Part One) will be available for free on July 30th and 31st. You can also enter to win 5 of the YA mythology books seen below.

Sprite by Leigh MichaelSonora by Travis Hall

The Chosen by Sheenah FreitasBonded by Mande Matthews

Unchanged by Heather CrewsBetrayal by Mayandree Michel

Become by Ali CrossEternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles

Promises by Amber GarrEternal Youth by Julia Crane and Nolia McCarty

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Thanks goes for Leigh for the guest post!

What are your thoughts about YA mythology? Have you read any of the books mentioned in the guest post?

Happy reading!

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