Zoraida Córdova's Top Ten Books
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Top Ten Books to Read when Stranded on a Desert Island
by YA Novelist Zoraida Córdova
If you are going to be stranded, may as well find something to pass the time. Just make sure you plan ahead…
#1 would have to be HOW TO SURVIVE ON A DESERT ISLAND. Because, really, if I don't survive, I won't get to read #2-10.
#2 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, obvi.
#3 A collection of fairy tales from around the world.
#4 The Harry Potter series, because I'll need a little hope to keep me going.
#5 Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. Don't you roll your eyes at me. Deserted islands get lonely.
#6 Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins because every word is beauty.
#7 Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown. Partly because I'd like the company of merpeople. Partly because I'd like to read it before I get stranded. But also because I can't say I want to get stranded with my own mermaids ;)
#8 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 8 graphic novels. When facing the forces of darkness (strike that), nature, I'd ask myself, What Would Buffy Do?
#9 The Essential Neruda. Pablo Neruda was exiled to an island where he fell in love and wrote poetry. Maybe I'd get the same inspiration.
#10 A blank notebook, to write my own stories.
ABOUT THE VICIOUS DEEP
In Zoraida Córdova’s debut to the entrancing new YA series , THE VICIOUS DEEP, sixteen-year-old Tristan Hart’s world begins to crash as hard as the ocean’s waves while he discovers the truth about himself and his family.
Tristan thinks he has problems when his best friend Layla, who has always been at his side, becomes the most beautiful girl in New York City. He has no idea he will soon be immersed in a deadly competition for the throne of kingdom he didn’t know existed. Or one he even wants to rule…
When an unnatural riptide sweeps lifeguard Tristan out to sea for three days and then dumps him back on the shore of Coney Island, it’s the start of the Sea Court claiming its own. But the crown of the Sea Court can’t be given — it can only be won. And Tristan must battle merfolk, an evil sea witch, boy-hungry princesses, and killer creatures from the world’s darkest depths, which turns New York’s supernatural underbelly into a playground for things that go bump in the (ocean at) night.
In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity (if he still wants it), as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods. But who can he trust when these seductive and duplicitous sirens have an agenda, as dark as it is deep, of their own?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zoraida Córdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on repeat. Her favorite things are sparkly like merdudes, Christmas, and New York City at night.
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