This is a book that's been a long time in coming, and I am beyond happy that it's finally seeing the light of day (and right around the summer solstice, too, which is no coincidence!).
Solstice is aimed at fans of The Hunger Games and the Percy Jackson books, and I recommend it for 6th grade and up. Even though there is a girl on the cover, it has both boy and girl appeal (my son, Zachary, has given it the official stamp of approval). It's heavy with mythology and is set in future Austin, TX when global warming is killing the earth.
So I know I am totally biased. I think Solstice is awesome :)
But here is what other people with much more credibility are saying about the book.
sizzles, and satisfies."
—Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author
—School Library Journal Teen Review
Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.
Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.
Solstice is available at bookstores everywhere! For those audiobook fans out there, the audiobook for Solstice is coming.
Please check my Solstice tour schedule to see if I'm coming to a city near you. I would love to see you there! My full schedule of appearances can be found on my website here.
In addition to a bookstore tour, I am also doing a Solstice blog tour! Full details of the blog tour can be found on my website here.
In honor of the release of Solstice, I am running a huge 42-book giveaway on my blog (including Twinkies!). Details are here.
P. J. Hoover is the author of the dystopia/mythology YA book, SOLSTICE (Tor Teen, June 2013), the upcoming Egyptian mythology MG book, TUT (Tor Children’s, Winter 2014), and the middle-grade SFF series, THE FORGOTTEN WORLDS BOOKS (CBAY, 2008-2010). You can read more about her and her books on P. J.’s website or blog.