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Today I am super excited to be hosting a stop on the REMNANTS LAUNCH TOUR!!!
Y’all are going to absolutely love love love this new dystopian YA from the amazing
Lisa T. Bergren.
Today, Lisa is sharing about why she decided to write YA!
***Also, don’t miss your chance to WIN A KINDLE FIRE HDX OR AN IPOD TOUCH***

Season of Wonder


Lisa T. Bergren is the author of over forty books, with a combined count of over 2.5 million copies sold. She has written best-selling children’s books, award-winning YA (River of Time Series: Waterfall), popular historical fiction, contemporary fiction, women’s nonfiction, and gift books. She is a writer and editor residing in Colorado Springs, CO, with her husband and three children. You can find out more about Lisa at


Andriana is a Remnant, one of the gifted teens born on the seventh day during the seventy-seventh Harvest after the Great War, and destined to act as humanity’s last shield against the horrors that now plague those who remain.

After years of training in stealth and warfare, Andriana and her Knight protector, Ronan, are finally ready to answer the Call and begin the life they were designed for. But as they embark with the other Remnants on the first of their assignments, they quickly discover that the world beyond their protected Valley home is more dangerous than they imagined.

The Sons of Sheol will stop at nothing to prevent Dri and Ronan from rescuing anyone sympathetic to the Remnants’ cause. And as the Remnants attempt to battle the demonic forces, other enemies close in. Dangers intensify, but so do Dri’s feelings for Ronan–the one emotion she is not meant to feel. In the midst of their mission, Andriana must find a way to master her feelings, or risk compromising everything.

Why YA For LTB?

I’ve written a lot of fiction—contemporary romance, historical women’s fiction, general fiction, medieval spiritual suspense…but I didn’t really consider writing YA novels until my own daughters reached teendom. When Olivia hit her freshman year, and she was only reading when she had to for school, I was desperate to find books that would draw her in and not let go. I ached for her to know what it was to think, “Just one more chapter.” To discover characters she’d contemplate all day long at school, until she could again get back to them come evening when she cracked open the spine.

I started trolling for compulsive-reads among teens and came up with Twilight. And say whatever you want…it was the magic that awakened Olivia to reading again. (Thank you, Stephanie Meyer. Thank you, thank you!) Together, we read the whole series, discussed the characters, what was happening and STORY was alive in our home again.

It made me want to write for her, and her younger sister, and others who had been lost to TV and the Internet, missing out on this whole world of fiction that could not only entertain, but make a person think about where she was, where she was going, and what she wanted to do. Because that’s the magic of story…we get to try on a character’s circumstances and experiences for size, and consider if we’d make the same choices, or do something radically different. We get to experience and learn in another “person’s” shoes.

I immersed myself in YA reads, wanting to find other novels that would draw my girls in. Together we’ve read Suzanne Collins, Leigh Bardugo, John Green, Marie Lu, Sarah Maas, Rainbow Rowell, Rae Carson, Lauren Oliver…and we can’t wait to discover others. And in the midst of that, I wrote the River of Time Series, and now Remnants: Season of Wonder, because my heart is there, with them.

But the thing I’ve discovered about good YA is that it’s not just for teens. Sure, the characters are young. But what they’re discovering about themselves, about life, about purpose, about passion…those are themes that are just as relevant for the middle-aged, like me, as it is for them. And when fiction brings generations together? Well, I just think that’s cool.

What’s YOUR favorite YA novel? Comment below!

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  1. I am new to reading YA but I really enjoy the YA books I’ve read. I started with THG which I devoured in 1 day. It would have taken me less time had I not had to work.

  2. Very cool that you wanted to write for your daughters, my only question is…why all non-Christian? Why not put books in your daughters hands that are both exciting and enduring, but also encourages them in the most important part of their lives? Their relationship with Christ?

  3. My favorite YA novel is probably The Fault In Our Stars. But there are so many stories out there that I love! I like YA because it shows the different struggles that teens have and connect with characters who are a lot like me. 😀

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