Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ANY SECOND is almost here!

Coming NOVEMBER 20th:

My next YA novel is almost here. I cannot wait to share this book!

FOUR YEARS after being kidnapped, Elian's captor sends him into the mall—with a bomb strapped to his chest.

Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.

Whether it's chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now, nothing is the same. Drawn together by the dark pasts, and bonded by the threat of a copycat attack that only they can stop, Maya and Eli know it only takes second for their entire world to change....

"A riveting novel about the capacity for hope in the midst of evil." Sara Zarr, author of Gem & Dixie

"Unflinching, unputdownable, and unforgettable." Amanda Maciel, author of Tease


"A moving read that will keep readers up late into the night." —Kirkus Reviews

"An engrossing story of familiar pains and uncanny redemptions."—Booklist

"Emotionally and psychologically engrossing and revelatory." —BCCB

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Check out these amazing reviews for THE OCEANS BETWEEN STARS!

The reviews have been landing for THE OCEANS BETWEEN STARS and they're awesome! Here are some highlights, with links to the full reviews where available:

"Rife with tension and unexpected twists, this conceptually-expansive science-fiction novel relies strongly on the human element to grab—and hold—readers' sympathies. -The Horn Book 

"With the same enthralling, cinematic pacing he used in LAST DAY ON MARS (2017), Emerson unspools nail biting suspense in this sequel, all while employing a solid grasp of real science and paying homage to classic sci-fi stories. Through all the engrossing sci-fi action, however, Emerson keeps the plot solidly grounded in the characters, who are real and complex. -Booklist FULL REVIEW

"Arcs of emotional tension braid through outer-space flying and fighting scenes, various aliens, jolts of puzzle-mystery time travel, and science/philosophy ("Now and then are constraints of three-dimensional beings.") Thrills, violence, time/space questions, and some contemplation about colonization make for action on the thoughtful side." -Kirkus FULL REVIEW

"Well written and exciting..." -School Library Journal