Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, & Marie Lu sign in San Diego

 

On January 9th  at the Galaxy we will be having a Young Adult Author event you won’t want to miss! Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, who co-wrote the Starbound trilogy, have teamed up again to write Unearthed, a science fiction meets Indiana Jones novel that involves a decoded message that leads to a hidden planet and ancient beings that could mean the salvation or ruin of humanity. Amie, an Australian writer hailed for her unique writing style that captures people’s hearts, is also known for the Illuminae Files series she co-writes with fellow Aussie Jay Kristoff.  Meagan’s most recent book, Hunted, is a gorgeously written fantasy novel and staff favorite that you may have already seen on a bookseller's recommendation shelf! 

New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu will also be in attendance for her new book Batman: Nightwalker, where she puts her own twist on the caped crusader in an action packed story that focuses on a younger Bruce Wayne and a special Arkham inmate that could be the key to saving Gotham. Marie is also the writer of Warcross, the Young Elites series, and the Legend series. We are incredibly excited to welcome her back to the Galaxy. To host this amazing event we will have the lovely Kiersten White. Kiersten has written a great range of young adult books over the years, and her most recent series is The Conqueror’s Saga.

 

 

 

Tickets available now!

How to order books & tickets:

This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of Unearthed or Batman: Nightwalker from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to recieve a ticket.

Online orders:

1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.

2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout. 


You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day of the event, January 9th, 2018 starting when we open (10:00 AM).

Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. For more details and answers to your questions, please see our FAQ on Events, or contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Staff Pick Logo
Unearthed Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484758052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 9th, 2018

 

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored.

 

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an ancient alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study... as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first. Despite their opposing reasons for smuggling themselves onto the alien planet's surface, they're both desperate to uncover the riches hidden in the Undying temples. Beset by rival scavenger gangs, Jules and Mia form a fragile alliance... but both are keeping secrets that make trust nearly impossible.

 

 

As they race to decode the ancient messages, Jules and Mia must navigate the traps and trials within the Undying temples and stay one step ahead of the scavvers on their heels. They came to Gaia certain that they had far more to fear from their fellow humans than the ancient beings whose mysteries they're trying to unravel. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Mia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design--one that could spell the end of the human race...


Their Fractured Light (Starbound) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484747834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 6th, 2016

 

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now-infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness LaRoux Industries' corruption before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were the only survivors of the Icarus shipwreck, forced to live a double life after their rescue Now, at the center of the galaxy on Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players in the fight against LRI. When a foiled attempt to infiltrate LRI Headquarters forces them into a fragile alliance, it's impossible to know who's playing whom--and whether they can ever learn to trust each other. With their lives, loves, and loyalties at stake, only by joining forces with the Icarus survivors and Avon's protectors do they stand a chance of taking down the most powerful corporation in the galaxy---before LRI's secrets destroy them all.


This Shattered World (Starbound) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423171225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 1st, 2015

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. 
Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. 
Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion. 
Desperate for any advantage against the military occupying his home, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war. 
The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.


Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

The new, eagerly anticipated BATMAN YA novel is an action-packed thrill ride that could only be penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU.

 

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

 

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.
The city's elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become eighteen and inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he loves. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most nefarious criminals.

 

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce's only hope.
The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?

 

In this second DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer--Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive this game of tense intrigue, pulse-pounding action, and masterful deception?


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And I Darken Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780553522341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - May 30th, 2017

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

 

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who's expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he's made a true friend--and Lada wonders if she's finally found someone worthy of her passion.

 

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against--and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.


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