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sizzles, and satisfies."
—Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author
—School Library Journal Teen Review
Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.
Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.
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Awards and News
*** The audiobook for Solstice will be available soon! ***
*** Solstice is a 2014 Texas Lone Star nominee ***
*** Solstice is a 2014 Spirit of Texas Middle School nominee ***
*** Solstice is a 2014 Spirit of Texas High School nominee ***
*** Brazilian rights for Solstice have sold to Novo Conceito ***
Praise for SOLSTICE
"[Hoover's] confident deployment of myth is impressive . . . readers will be happy to immerse themselves in Piper’s struggles with adulthood, love, and fate."
"Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues, sizzles, and satisfies." —Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author
"Hoover utilizes her unique writing style to create a beautiful world of disaster and chaos"
—School Library Journal Teen Review
"...a debut novel that consistently delivers..."
"Fans of the mythology in the Percy Jackson books and the romance in the Twilight saga will find something to love in this new dystopian by P. J. Hoover." —Madeline Smoot, Bookseller, BookPeople, Austin, TX
"The best modern retelling of a mythological story that I have ever read. Equal parts of mythology, dystopia, and teen romance come together for an amazing story that is a must read for all YA enthusiasts." —Danny Woodfill, The Book Spot, Round Rock, TX
"This enticing combination of an all too scary near future and classical mythology is impossible to put down." —Diana Tixier Herald, Librarian, Genrefluent.com
". . .leave it to PJ Hoover to take Greek Mythology and make it current!" —Maria Cari Soto, Bookseller, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
"Hoover deftly weaves age-old mythology into an all-too-familiar future world. Exciting, intriguing and oh-so-romantic—global warming has never been this hot!" —Mari Mancusi, Award winning author of the Blood Coven Vampire series
"Solstice is the best mythological-based book that I’ve read all year!" -- Imaginary Reads
"Filled with mystery, romance, and betrayal, P.J. Hoover’s SOLSTICE provides a seductive mythological twist on the global warming crisis." -- Joy Preble, author of Dreaming Anastasia and Haunted
"I loved every single moment I've spent as the plot unravels right before my eyes, piece by piece, one secret at a time. SOLSTICE is a page turner, a story that you just can't put down, can't stop reading until you reach the end." -- Amaterasu Reads
"P.J. Hoover’s SOLSTICE is what happens when MATCHED meets THE LIGHTNING THIEF—the memorable characters, intense romance, and clever twists on mythology absolutely blew me away." -- Jessica Lee Anderson, author of Border Crossing
"PJ Hoover's SOLSTICE is an intense, romantic, adventurous ride through a modern world that is still controlled by the ancient Greek gods. A breathtaking page turner that leads the reader from a global warming crisis to the depths of hell, SOLSTICE is the hottest book you'll read all year." -- Christine Marciniak, author of When Mike Kissed Emma
"A must read book for those who love dystopias that have unique twists. If you loved ABANDON and THE GODDESSES TEST, you'll totally love this one." -- Kim Baccellia at YA Books Central
"P.J. Hoover has written a thrilling, twisting-turning story about Greek gods living in the near future... Your summer reading list is begging you to put the cherry on top!" -- Reading, Writing, Raisin' Boys
"I was totally intrigued by this book, and absolutely adored it!...This book has it all! Action, romance, drama. I was fascinated by this book from the beginning." -- Livin' Life Through Books