YA authors Daniele Lanzarotta and Natalie Star, are launching a creative summer reading challenge for middle school and high school students, called, Pay It Forward YA Summer Reading.

How does the challenge work?

Over the next few weeks, both authors will be visiting participating schools in the Hampton Roads area, where they will hide copies of the young adult novels, Sudden Hope and The Keeper. They will be taking pictures that give hints on where the books can be found. Those pictures can be found on the authors’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. The students who find the books, gets to keep and read it first. Once done, the students will hide the books somewhere out in town for someone else to find and read (challenge instructions will be left in the book for the next reader). If the student takes a picture leaving a hint of where the book might be and tags the authors on social media with #PayItForwardYAReads, the student will receive a free ebook copy of both books, and will be entered in the end of Summer giveaway hosted by the authors.

About the books!

Alec and Skylar were inseparable when they were little, until life got in the way and they stopped talking… for years.

It’s not until after Skylar’s best friend takes her own life as a result of being bullied at school, that Alec enters her life again. Alec makes it his mission to show Skylar that life is worth living - even though it is Alec, who desperately needs someone to do the same for him.

The morning of her sixteenth birthday, Billie feels blessed despite the reoccurring nightmare that wakes her. Loving parents, a caring boyfriend, and great friends surround her until an heirloom necklace throws her into a world she never imagined.

"Gifted" with supernatural powers and an unexpected destiny as the Keeper, Billie and a mysterious boy from her past must work together to find answers. But, as they begin to discover feelings for one another, he disappears leaving her to fight evil alone. Her life spirals out of control. She breaks up with her boyfriend, Tony, and alienates her best friends Arianna and Jocelyn to protect them from the truth.

As dark forces pursue her, Billie longs to run away from it all, yet a need to do what's right compels her to face the future as the keeper of more than her own fortune.