Thursday, October 20, 2022

Miami Book Fair 2022 Most Anticipated!

It's that time of the year again! The Miami Book Fair will be here in just a few weeks, and I couldn't be more excited. My friends and I are already planning out our schedules, because, yes, we are those people. Anyway, I thought as I'm putting together my list that I could share with you some of my most anticipated. 

First, here's the general info about the Fair: 

What- 39th Miami Book Fair 2022
When - Sunday- Sunday, Nov. 13-20, 2022 (Evenings With Nov. 13-18; Weekend Street Fair and Author Conversations Fri-Sun, Nov. 18-20)
Where - Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, downtown Miami
Parking -  Free parking at Building 7 Garage, located between NE 1 & 2 Avenues, and between 5 & 6th Street
Access to Metro Rail, and Metro Mover
Tickets   - $8 for general admission//adults; $5 for 13-18 & seniors 62+, FREE for those 12 and under 

And now onto the list! My good friend Aurora Dominguez is moderating this panel, which I think will be awesome:

“I Will Survive: Deadly Curses, Deadly Games”: Melissa Albert, Alex Aster, S. Isabelle


Melissa Albert‘s Our Crooked Hearts reveals a string of increasingly eerie events surrounding a girl and her enigmatic mother, forcing her to question if she’s going to escape the supernatural forces that have come back to haunt them both. In Lightlark by Alex Aster, an island appears every 100 years to host a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play, offering one final chance to break centurieslong curses…even as love complicates everything. In The Witchery by S. Isabelle, humans and witches must work together to survive the yearly onslaught of Wolves, even as old dangers lie in wait. Moderated by writer and educator Aurora DominguezGrades 9-12

Then there's this one -- I just finished Be Dazzled by Ryan and I adored it! I'm also currently reading Here to Stay by Sara Farizan and really enjoying it.

“Disturbia”: Sara Farizan, Lamar Giles, Tiffany D. Jackson & Ryan La Sala

Sara Farizan‘s Dead Flipit’s 1992, and two 17-year-old ex-best friends must solve the mystery of their third friend’s disappearance when he returns – and he’s still 12 years old. The Getaway by Lamar Giles follows Jay and his crew, employees trapped in a theme park that turns out to be an end-of-the-world oasis for the world’s richest and most powerful families – how far will they go to find out the truth and save themselves? Tiffany D. Jackson tackles America’s history and legacy of racism in The Weight of Bloodin which a Georgia high school hosts its first integrated prom, and not everyone survives the night. And in Ryan La Sala‘s The HoneysMars attends a prestigious summer retreat in place of his dead twin, only to discover something is hunting him, toying with his mind, and if he can’t find it soon, it will eat him alive. Moderating is Dr. Precious Symonette, M-DCPS educator and CEO of the Florida Freedom Writers Foundation. Grades 9 – 12

I read We Were Liars close to 10 years ago, and I still remember the feeling I had when I read the ending. That twist had me shook! I'm excited to hear E. Lockhart speak about it and her new one set in that world, Family of Liars.

E. Lockhart on Family of Liars: The Prequel to We Were Liars: Young Adult Fiction

Family of Liars: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is the story of another summer, another generation – and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come. A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow. A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy. A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes. Welcome back to the Sinclair family. They were always liars.  Grades 9-12

These are just a few of some of the great panels. I can't wait! Will I see you there?

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