Top Five Reasons Adults Should Read YA Fiction - Guest Post by Kyle Prue, Author of The Sparks

The Sparks 
Kyle Prue
Narrator: Jon Eric Preston
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes
Publisher: Cartwright Publishing
Publication Date: February 24, 2017
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Feud Trilogy, Book One
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Honor does not bend. A will of iron does not break. Victory lies within the ashes. The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius: three dynasties bound by an ancient promise, and given superhuman abilities to protect the city of Altryon from the dangerous world beyond its walls. The Vapros have the ability to teleport and turn their enemies to ash, the Celerius have super speed and the ability to heal from any wound, the Taurlum have skin like steel and godlike strength. Centuries of petty infighting have turned the families against each other, resulting in a secret war. A powerful emperor now rules over all, as the families have weakened by massive casualties. Sixteen-year-old Neil Vapros desperately wants to become an assassin, to please his hyper critical father. After failing his first mission, Neil learns that a sinister new force has awakened. This mysterious new power threatens to shatter the established order and threaten the lives of everyone in Altryon - regardless of their family name or allegiance.



Epic Reason 1: Young Adult books are the best-selling genre of books currently.

In today’s day and age, the most popular genre of books is young adult fiction. That makes it not only a wide-ranging category with various kinds of protagonists, but it also lends itself to telling important diverse stories. It also means that there’s something for everyone’s unique tastes and preferences.

Epic Reason 2: Young Adult books have become a cultural phenomenon. 

With books like the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Divergent, our entire culture is influenced by young adult literature. The largest young adult books become our biggest blockbusters and even our theme parks. Reading young adult books in a world like ours is the only way to stay current.

Epic Reason 3: It will get you in touch with your inner young adult. 

If you’ve ever missed your high school days or want to remember the best parts of being young it’s never a bad idea to turn to novels with younger protagonists with younger perspectives. This is also a great way to understand what issues are currently important to America’s young people and, therefore, its future.

Epic Reason 4: It’s fast paced literature. 

Young adult books are written specifically for teens and, therefore, they are written with their attention spans in mind. This creates a style that is fast paced and jumps from revelation to revelation at breakneck speed. If you want a book that’ll keep you hooked and hanging on every word, you’re looking for a young adult book.

Epic Reason 5: They explore exciting concepts.

From magic, to superheroes, to science fiction and more, young adult books aren’t afraid to take the extra step towards the otherworldly. When you’re looking for something outside of the reality you’re familiar with, you can always turn to the dependable high concepts of young adult novels.




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Kyle Prue is an award winning author, actor and comedian. Kyle wrote The Sparks: Book 1 of the Feud Trilogy when he was just 16 years old. Kyle has spent the past year on a national book tour visiting over 80 middle and high schools and meeting over 60,000 students. Kyle is now a freshman at the University of Michigan, studying acting and creative writing. He still visits schools and is a keynote speaker for conferences. Kyle is the founder of Sparking Literacy, a non-profit dedicated to lowering the high school dropout rate by inspiring teens to read, write and follow their dreams. The Sparks has won numerous national awards including Best YA Fiction awards from: The Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association, the Florida Book Festival, New England Book Festival, Midwest Book Festival, Southern California Book Festival, and the International London Book Festival. Kyle also won an International Moonbeam Award and IndieFab Award for Best Young Author.
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About the Narrator 


Jon Eric Preston received his Theatre degree from Florida State University after returning from the London program. He earned top honors narrating in the Dramatic Interpretation category on the Speech and Debate team, and performed professionally in Children’s Theatre companies and did National Tours of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, and Othello. As a SAG BookPAL and a father reading to his two boys for more than 12 years, moving into the booth to record audiobooks was a natural and joy filled progression. He is thrilled to be narrating and giving voice to the characters for Kyle Prue’s Feud Trilogy.He is thrilled to be narrating and giving voice to the characters for Kyle Prue’s Feud Trilogy.
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