Spotlight on Time Zero (Carolyn Cohagan), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan.

 Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway! 

 

 

 

Meet Carolyn Cohagan!

 Carolyn Cohagan

Carolyn Cohagan began her writing career on the stage. She has performed stand-up and one-woman shows at festivals around the world from Adelaide to Edinburgh. Her first novel, The Lost Children (Simon & Schuster, 2010) is a middle grade fantasy which became part of the Scholastic Bookclub and was nominated for a Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. The first book in her YA trilogy, Time Zero (She Writes Press, 2016), won eight literary honors, including the 2017 Readers Favorite Award and the 2017 International Book Award. In 2020, she and her mother, painter Lynn Cohagan, collaborated on the Creative Writing Journal: Clever Prompts for Clever Children. Carolyn is the founder of Kids With Pens, a creative writing organization in Austin dedicated to fostering the individual voices and offbeat imaginations of kids ages 8-15.  

  

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Meet Time Zero!

Fifteen-year-old Mina Clark lives in a future Manhattan that is ruled by extremists. Girls aren t allowed to get an education, they need permission to speak to boys, and all marriages are negotiated by contract. But Mina s grandmother has secretly been teaching her to read, leading Mina down a path of rebellion, romance, and danger that not only threatens to destroy her family s reputation, it could get Mina killed. Suspenseful and empowering, Time Zero is about what it s like to be powerless, underestimated, and manipulated and what it takes to go against society to assert who you actually want to be." 

 

 

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~ Guest Post ~

  

It’s a complex time which calls for complex books. Luckily for us, many books tackle big ideas while still being page-turners (it is summer after all). I have compiled a list of books here that you could proudly carry to the beach or to an activist meeting. I’m dying to read the new ones myself. The descriptions make me drool. Enjoy!

 

Running by Natalia Sylvester (June 14, 2020) – Sylvester has written a couple of beautiful novels, but this is her first YA, and I can’t wait to read it. Check out this juicy description: “In this authentic, humorous, and gorgeously written debut novel about privacy, waking up, and speaking up, Senator Anthony Ruiz is running for president. Throughout his successful political career he has always had his daughter’s vote, but a presidential campaign brings a whole new level of scrutiny to sheltered fifteen-year-old Mariana and the rest of her Cuban American family, from a 60 Minutes–style tour of their house to tabloids doctoring photos and inventing scandals. As tensions rise within the Ruiz family, Mari begins to learn about the details of her father’s political positions, and she realizes that her father is not the man she thought he was.”

 

 

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry (March 24, 2020) – All I know is that the School Library Journal called it “Little Women meets The Virgin Suicides.” I AM SO IN! “The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.”

 

 

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacobs (March 26, 2019) This incredible graphic novel came out last year but this is the perfect time to read it or read it again. Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love.” 

 

 

Only Mostly Devastated: A Novel by Sophie Gonzales (March 3, 2020) – How did no one do this sooner? This novel is a contemporary retelling of the film Grease with two boys in the lead roles.Will Tavares is the dream summer fling―he's fun, affectionate, kind―but just when Ollie thinks he's found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairytale ending, and to complicate the fairytale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it's the same school Will goes to...except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn't the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted―and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk. Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn't ready for a relationship, especially since this new, bro-y jock version of Will seems to go from hot to cold every other week. But then Will starts "coincidentally" popping up in every area of Ollie's life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening. The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again. Right? Right.”

 

 

Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan. This is the first book in my Time Zero trilogy and it gets things started with a bang. “Manhattan, 2119. Fifteen-year-old Mina Clark hides her heresy to protect her family’s honor. And in a world where women are second-class citizens and young brides are sold to the highest bidder, only Mina’s beloved grandmother secretly fuels her forbidden love of reading. But when Nana is rushed to the hospital, Mina races to grab hold of the illegal materials before authorities come knocking. Confronted by her horrid, spoiled brat betrothed, Mina commits an act of disobedience that could threaten everything she holds dear. Fearing for her life, she teams up with her fiancé’s handsome bodyguard and follows the clues hidden in Nana’s Primer to the heart of the Manhattan underground. Can Mina unravel the mystery and fight for freedom? ‘A compelling, unexpected, thrilling read that elevates the young adult genre with smart and ground-breaking social commentary.’ —Elizabeth Banks, of The Hunger Games.

 

 

 

 

 

Time Zero

By: Carolyn Cohagan

Publisher: Girls With Pens Press

Release Date: March 15th, 2020

 

 

 

 

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Zachary Snyder on Tuesday, 09 June 2020 16:09

Book looks great, look forward to reading it!

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Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Victoria Scott on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:20

Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!
Gabby Roberts on Thursday, 11 June 2020 03:30

I love the sound of destroying the patriarchy, so this book seems to be my style!

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I love the sound of destroying the patriarchy, so this book seems to be my style!
Morgan on Friday, 12 June 2020 12:51

Sounds awesome !

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Sounds awesome !
Andrea Carroll on Sunday, 14 June 2020 10:39

Oh, I like the sound of this book! Strong female characters are always a favorite.

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Oh, I like the sound of this book! Strong female characters are always a favorite.
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 03 July 2020 12:56

The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds intriguing.

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The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds intriguing.
Lin Ryals on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 09:14

Oh my goodness! This one sounds amazing! YES!!

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Oh my goodness! This one sounds amazing! YES!!
Jessica Robayo on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 09:20

Sounds like a #strongfemalelead, I'm intrigued by the world-building here. How did this future get this way?

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Sounds like a #strongfemalelead, I'm intrigued by the world-building here. How did this future get this way?
Dan Denman on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 13:54

I like the book cover. This sounds like a good futuristic story of overcoming obstacles.

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I like the book cover. This sounds like a good futuristic story of overcoming obstacles.

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