Thursday, December 1, 2011

December-Hometown Track Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.

December Hometown Track Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.

I discovered December's author this summer when I went to Camp Read-a-Lot and one of the participants had read her book and was raving about it.  She passed the book around and I noticed the author was from St. Paul and so I took a chance and e-mailed her and thankfully she replied.

Without further adieu, December's author is....Caragh O'Brien.  Caragh is a  well-known, young adult author as well as a high school English teacher.  I am thrilled she agreed to be the featured author this month on Booksnob.

Caragh O'Brien has written two novels, Birthmarked and Prized with the third novel on its way.   Here is the synopsis from Goodreads for each of her books.


In the Enclave, your scars set you apart, and the newly born will change the future.

Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia's mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.


Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime.  In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?

This month you can expect an author interview with Caragh O'Brien,  a contest to win a hardcover copy of Prized and a book review of Birthmarked and Prized.  

December in Minnesota is cold and the snow has decided to stay, so it such a great time to curl up by the fire with a good book.  I guess any time of year is a good time to curl up with a good book so I hope you will check out Caragh O'Brien's website and her books at and add them to your To Be Read list.   Have a great month!

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