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Irving Public Library

Posted on: September 26, 2018

Autumn Author Visits

Fall author visits: Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs, Julie Kagawa and Marissa Meyer

Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, Julie Kagawa and Marissa Meyer are stopping by various Irving Library locations to meet with the public and celebrate their latest works.

The Darkdeep, 6 p.m. Oct. 10, South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive

New York Times Bestselling authors Ally Condie (Matched trilogy, Atlantia, Summerlost) and Brendan Reichs (Virals series, Project Nemesis) teamed up to write one of this year’s most anticipated Middle Grade works, The Darkdeep. The Darkdeep is a must-read for fans of the television sensation, Stranger Things and the 1980's films Goonies and Stand by Me.

“Everyone in Timbers knows Still Cove is off-limits, with its creepy Beast sightings and equally terrifying legends. But when a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over a cliff and into Still Cove's icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma--and even Opal Walsh, who usually runs with the popular kids--rush to his rescue . . . and discover a mysterious island hiding in the murky, swirling mists below…” Visit The Darkdeep’s Goodreads page for a full synopsis.

At the Darkdeep event there will be jokes, games, and slime, as well as a discussion of all things books!  Book sales and author signing to follow.  Open to all ages.  For more information, call (972) 721-2606.

Julie Kagawa Shadow of the Fox Book Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail 

Julie Kagawa, bestselling YA author of the Iron Fey series, the Blood of Eden series and the Talon series celebrates the release of a new saga set in a land of shapeshifters, ninja and samurai, Shadow of the Fox. Fans who have been with Kagawa since the beginning will love how she continues to take unique spins on the supernatural. Her series have previously centered on the worlds of fairies and a dystopian society where vampires reigned over humans. Now she has taken her love of Anime and bridged Japanese history with legend in Shadow of the Fox.

“One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish - and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos...” Visit Shadow of the Fox’s Goodreads page for a full synopsis.

During the Shadow of the Fox book party, a short author talk will be followed by a Q&A, refreshments, book sales and author signing. For more information, call (972) 721-4669.

Marissa Meyer ARCHENEMIES Book Launch, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive

Marissa Meyer, #1 bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles, celebrates the release of the second book in her thrilling Renegades series, Archenemies. It is the only stop in Texas on her nationwide book tour. We are so excited for this event that we will be devoting an entire newsflash for this event. So, bear with us as we get all the information in from Marissa’s people. We promise it will be worth the wait! For now we can tell you that signing Line tickets will be available starting Friday, Nov 2, at the South Irving Library’s first floor Customer Service desk. Tickets are limited to four per person.

This fall is going to be epic, leading into an early December release of the North Texas Teen Book Festival author list on our social media channels. For advance news about author visits and updates on NTTBF, subscribe to our Check it Out newsletter and follow us on social media.

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