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Guest Post: Now Trending: YA Mythology

By Bookaholic @BookReflections

Today we've got a wonderful guest post from author, Leigh Michael. Leigh Michael is an author of YA fiction. She's worked within the advertising world for nearly a decade before writing her debut series, Annabelle's Story. Leigh lives in Washington, DC with her husband and goldendoodle. Please learn more about Leigh and her works at  Help me welcome Leigh to Reflections of a Bookaholic!
Now trending: YA mythology (Guest post by Leigh Michael) Guest Post: Now Trending: YA mythology 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. 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
Sprite (Annabelle’s Story Part One) can be purchased at: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Kin (Annabelle’s Story Part Two) can be purchased at: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Series Summary:
Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was the star of her swim team, had a loving family, a great boyfriend, and to top it off, she’d be starting at UCLA in the fall. One day, she’d be referred to as Dr. Annabelle Walsh. She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside down. All starting with finding out that she's not just a human, but also a water spirit. Half-human, half-sprite to be exact. Although not just any sprite, Annabelle is prophesied to be the only one who can save both the sprites and mankind. With a mix of current events, anecdotes from Greek mythology, tidbits of folklore, and Leigh’s own imagination, we join Annabelle in her journey to restore order beneath the sea. Each step of the way her mind, body, and soul are pushed to the limit begging the question, how much can one half-human, half-sprite take?

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