THE NEW WORLD by Patrick Ness (Kindle, FREE) is a prequel to his Chaos Walking series which is an incredibly dystopic trilogy including THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, THE ASK AND THE ANSWER, and MONSTERS OF MEN. If you have not read this brilliant series, you must (and the audio versions from Brilliance are outstanding as well). This free novella for the Kindle relates the story of how Viola came to the New World, of the crash of her ship that left her parents dead and Viola wandering until she eventually meets Todd and the adventure begins. <7>
The rest of today is dedicated to the YALSA Preconference. I will tweet out from it as I can. I hope to get some reading in after the conference ends. Last night someone on our floor decided to open her own perfume sampling counter, I think. I woke at 2 unable to breathe except for the sickly sweet fragrance of some celeb's (no doubt) signature scent. I only hope I can stay awake today!