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January 30, 2015

In less than three months, THE REMEDY will hit shelves! It's a new story set in a time before The Program. It also happens to be my favorite! THE REMEDY is about a girl named Quinlan who takes on multiple identities in order to help families deal with grief. Only after living so many lives, she starts to forget which one is really hers. Luckily there's Deacon. And we're REALLY happy to see him.


 



So, my publisher and awesome cover designer helped make a poster that features Deacon! I'm in love with it and I hope you will be, too!




THE REMEDY is available for preorder at any of these fine retailers:

http://goo.gl/PGXstH

http://goo.gl/GmTy0x

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481437653
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January 12, 2015

Coming this November: HOTEL RUBY


 

Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.
When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is downing in his grief.
Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.
The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…
Welcome to the Ruby.


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Published on January 12, 2015 06:06 • 107 views

December 13, 2014

Pretty excited to say that for a limited time, my local Barnes and Noble is offering to ship personalized, signed copies of my books! All you have to do is email the store and they will ship it directly to you!


For personalized books, customers should send an email to crm2143@bn.com with the subject line "Signed copy from Suzanne Young" and the following information: 
*your name
*your phone number
*title of book
*personalized message you'd like inside the book

Customers will be contacted the day the book is in stock and pay over the phone. I'll stop in and sign, and then the book will be shipped to you!














Again, customers should contact the store directly at crm2143@bn.com and I'll be in to sign your books!!

All best,
--Suz
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Published on December 13, 2014 16:23 • 72 views

November 20, 2014

Want to know more about THE PROGRAM? Well, I have books for that. Here's a quick list of the books set in the Program world. There are two duologies and one e-novella from Michael Realm's point of view:

Original Series:
THE PROGRAM (available now)
THE TREATMENT (available now)
The Recovery--an original e-novella (February 24th, 2015)

THE PROGRAMTHE TREATMENT The Recovery













If you've read THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT and want to know what happens after the last page, there's a Michael Realm short story called The Recovery. Here's the copy:

Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.
Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.

New Series:
THE REMEDY (April 21st, 2015)
THE EPIDEMIC (April, 2016)

THE REMEDY













THE REMEDY and THE EPIDEMIC will focus on a new cast of characters, but the stories are still set in the same world as The Program books. Tons of romance, fear, sadness--all the things I love to write about. Here's a quick look:
In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.


I'm kicking around some other ideas, but this is the entire Program world as I imagined it! Hope you enjoy!

Best,
Suz
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Published on November 20, 2014 08:22 • 52 views

November 19, 2014

I'm crazy for the holidays, so when a group of YA authors got together to host a HUGE giveaway, I was all in! One lucky reader will get a box of advanced review copies of some of the most highly anticipated 2015 novels. Some of the ARCs will be signed by the authors!

Here is a list of the books to be given away: 






Book 1 - MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME edited by Stephanie Perkins (Macmillan, UK, 10/14)Book 2 - ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven (Knopf, 1/15)Book 3 - ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter (Scholastic Press, 1/15)Book 4 - THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young (Simon Pulse, 4/21)Book 5 - THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller (Bloomsbury, 6/15)Book 6 - THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby (HarperTeen, 4/15)Book 7 - THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin, 3/15)Book 8 - ALL WE HAVE IS NOW by Lisa Schroeder (Scholastic Point, 7/15)Book 9 - THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH (Arthur Levine Books, 4/15)
The contest runs for two weeks, ending on 12/3. Enter today!*: 
a Rafflecopter giveaway



*sorry, US only
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Published on November 19, 2014 16:28 • 35 views

November 4, 2014

Pretty excited to announce that I'll be writing a full-length novel for Angels and Airwaves frontman and Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge. This project is freaking awesome, seriously, and I'm honored to work with such a talented group of artists.

POET ANDERSON: The Dream Walker will kick off with AVA's album The Dream Walker and include an animated short, a series of graphic novels, a full-length feature film, and a novel! Not to mention cool-ass merchandise. Expect me in Poet T-shirts for the next year.

The album drops December 9th, but for now, you can listen to the brand new single "The Wolfpack". Also, you have to see the trailer for the animated film. OMG, I'm so in love with it!





You can read and check out more art and updates on the AVA website: http://www.angelsandairwaves.com/

And here's Tom's interview with MTV.com about the upcoming project (and aliens!): http://www.mtv.com/news/1981560/tom-delonge-dream-walker-aliens-interview/

There's so much more to come! Have a great day!
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August 16, 2014

Basically, if you send me your awesome fan-made stuff, I'm probably going to share it. And this trailer is pretty extraordinary. It was on Twitter when I first saw a hashtag about a group making a Program trailer. They'd post stills and fun photos from the shoot. Then @Faith_Lauzon sent me the finished trailer, and I couldn't wait to show you!

Enjoy! Oh, and fun fact that Faith just shared--Sloane and James from the trailer are also a couple in real life... which is ridiculously adorable :)




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August 14, 2014

The second book in The Program series, New York Times bestselling THE TREATMENT, will be getting a new look! Although the original cover (and the case cover) were really cool, they didn't fit with the style of the other books in the series.

My next book THE REMEDY is set in the same world, but stands alone. Also, there may be some small changes made to the top of THE PROGRAM, as well.

But here is the cover for THE TREATMENT along with its book friends. :)





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Published on August 14, 2014 07:15 • 12 views
The second book in The Program series, New York Times bestselling THE TREATMENT, will be getting a new look! Although the original cover (and the case cover) were really cool, they didn't fit with the style of the other books in the series.

In total, there will be four books (we'll talk about the fourth book on another day). But the third book, THE REMEDY, is a companion set before The Program. Its sequel will also be set before The Program and complete the series. There may be some small changes made to the top of THE PROGRAM, as well.

But here is the cover for THE TREATMENT along with its book friends. :)





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August 13, 2014

The cover for my next book THE REMEDY was revealed last week over at MTV.com.

THE REMEDY is a companion to The Program, which basically means new characters in the same world. However, this book takes place before the suicide epidemic begins. Below is the cover and synopsis, plus a link to the fun article on MTV.com

THE REMEDY comes out April 21st, 2015!

http://www.mtv.com/news/1891654/the-r...


Quinlan McKee is a closer, a person hired to play the short-term role of a deceased loved one in order to give their family closure. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears the dead person’s clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. Quinn is deft at recreating herself, but sometimes she confuses her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. 

When she’s given her longest assignment yet, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with Isaac, the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death.
And the epidemic it could start.
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Published on August 13, 2014 13:39 • 71 views