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Popular authors to visit Kitsap for West Sound Reads

West Sound Reads, a collaboration between the Kitsap Regional Library system and area independent bookstores, will present  two author events for young readers in March, including one on Bainbridge Island.

On Tuesday, March 5, two young adult novelists - Tacoma's best-selling Marissa Meyer and Seattle's Lish McBride - will give a reading from their most recent books at the Poulsbo Library. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Meyer's latest book, "Scarlet," is the sequel to her blockbuster hit "Cinder" and is the second in her Lunar Chronicle series.

Both books use fairy tales - Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood - as starting points for fantastic adventures set in a dystopian future. In "Scarlet," the title character Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with the cyborg Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.

McBride's "Necromancing the Stone" is a follow-up to her award-winning debut novel "Hold Me Closer, Necromancer."

With witty dialogue and a wicked sense of humor, McBride's stories have been described as Mad Magazine meets Twilight with zombies, werewolves, gnomes and gods.

The event is free and open to the public. Readers who buy copies of either books at area independent bookstores (Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, and Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island) will be seated in the reserved section.

On Wednesday, March 12, West Sound Reads will present the author of the wildly popular Warrior series for middle-readers (8 to 12 years old).

The most recent novel in the multi-book series is "Warrior: Dawn of the Clans: The Sun Trail."

Erin Hunter began the popular series in 2003, and has produced five series, six "super editions," field guides and a manga series. Hunter will be appearing at 6:30 p.m. the Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, 403 Madison Ave N.

The event is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, customers who receive tickets at Eagle Harbor Book Company or Liberty Bay Books will be seated first. Tickets will be issued to customers who buy "The Sun Trail" from the book stores. Books (and tickets) will be available at the stores or on their websites.

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