Lauren DeStefano to Write YA Utopian Series

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New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano, of YA’s Chemical Garden trilogy, will release a new series: The Internment Chronicles. The series will be introduced with the release of Perfect Ruin on February 11th, 2014. DeStefano’s previous series will conclude with the release of Sever (pictured below), on sale tomorrow (February 12th)!

Sever

“I am over the moon and thrilled to take readers to a different world with this new series,” Lauren says.

Here’s a peek at Perfect Ruin (courtesy of the publisher):

On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 15-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan’s older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.

Source: USA Today