Category : YA Fiction Books

The sequel to The Conquest of Night is nearing completion! First versions and drawings of the new cover design are in. This is a black and white mockup of what the new book cover will look like for The Citadel of Night – Book 2.

Citadel of Night Book Cover Drawing

Once this version gets colorized and adjusted, then will begin working on book cover title and text.

Have a great summer vacation!


Amazon Teen Fiction Writer Award

The Conquest of Night by teen author Justin James has made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award!  Thanks everyone for your support and currently working on Book 2 – The Citadel of Night.

The book with over 50,000 words qualified for the next round with a grand prize of $50,000 along with expanded distribution and a higher tier publishing contract.

Thanks to all of you who voted on the naming of the second book on the Justin James author facebook page.

Will keep you posted on the next round!



Amazon Teen Novel Award

YA Fiction Books 2013


Best top rated 2013 teen fiction bookYA fiction books are becoming more popular as not only teens are reading them, but adults as well. Movies such as the Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Twilight among others have put YA fiction into the mainstream.

For 2013, one of the best YA fiction books available is The Conquest of Night by Justin James (I may be biased).

Other books for 2013 include:

The House of Hades (Rick Riordan) which is the newest book in the Heroes of Olympus series. The previous books in the series were fun and tied in both Greek and Roman threads to a fanciful world. I’m looking forward to reading that one for myself.
Fyre (Angie Sage) is the continuation of another series I used to enjoy as a kid. Septimus Heap combined adventure and magic in an entertaining way.

I may be persuaded to pick up a copy of Fyre as well.

Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy (Brandon Mull) is one of the books I’m anticipating most for 2013. I enjoyed his writing and wonder he brought with Fablehaven. The Beyonders series is simply a continuation of Brandon Mull’s brilliance.

On a whole, I’m looking forward to the 2013 releases these authors have prepared for us.I’ll post a review of some of my favourite stories before I hide them away in my library.

This year reading novels will be even more exciting with the release of new books including the second book in the Chronicles of Night trilogy! People have made lists of books and divided them into different genres to help find the best books to read. When searching for fiction books, one can not just rely on the covers but on recommendations by friends and online reviews. I have seen some romance book authors resort to giveaways to promote their book while others rely on word of mouth. A score or rating is voted on by readers and also by those who have an opionion on the book derived through conversation with others who have read it.

For the reader, there is really only one way to know if an individual likes a particular book and that is to read it either by buying the book, checking it out from the library, downloading onto an ereader or Kindle, or finding it used. Enjoy your favorite beverage and transport yourself into a beautiful setting where the contents of your book debuts.

Enjoy your good reads for 2013!

Popular Teen Fantasy Fiction Books Online

The Lost HeroSome popular teen fantasy fiction books, other than The Conquest of Night by Justin James 🙂 are:
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, The Immortals by Tamora Pierce and even The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb.

What makes books like Fabelhaven classic reading for teens are the mystical creatures, hidden refuges and true magic. Definitely enchanting and absolutely exciting, but not really safe at all. Although Harry Potter mania is still around, books like Fablehaven and The Conquest of Night hold your attention until the very end.

Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Book One) has a protagonist Jason finding himself at a boarding school for bad kids, but he is not sure how he got there. Piper, his girlfriend, knows more than it seems. The series also includes The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena and others. Where The Conquest of Night will be a trilogy, other book authors may have 5,6,7 or more books in a series. Percy Jackson and the Olympians will have 5 books in the series.


By Justin James – Teen Author

The new teen fantasy fiction novel by author Justin James is now released on and will soon be available worldwide on, and other booksellers.

The Kindle version is also available for download and the Nook version is being released on September 23, 2012.

Justin James is already working on the sequel: Book 2 and has introduced a new character in the Epilogue of book 1.  Kelderich is a facscinating persona that lifts book 2 to new heights.

The trilogy is in the works by teens for teens as 15 year old author Justin James transports the reader into an action packed fantasy world.

Get the paperback book here:

The Conquest of Night Book

By Justin James – Author

Teen Fiction New Releases

Infinity RingOther than The Conquest of Night 🙂 which is being released second part of August, 2012, new releases include The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore, Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen and Airel (young adult paranormal romance).

The Kill Order by James Dashner is the Maze Runner Prequel coming out August 14, 2012.

This takes place before Thomas entered the Maze or before WICKED as sun flares hit the earth and mankind falls to disease. Mark and Trina survived the sun flares but fight off a disease of rage and lunacy racing across the eastern U.S.   In this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive. The book is for ages 12+ and is 336 pages long.

James Dashner lives in the Rocky Mountains and enjoys skiing in the winter as well as, surprise, reading.

He is also sharing the first couple chapters of Infinity Ring book one – A Mutiny in Time on his website.

Teen Fiction July 2012 YA Book Releases

Tiger Lily teen bookSome new summer reads are being released in July, 2012 including:

Anderson, Jodi Lynn—Tiger Lily (author of best seller, Peaches)
Teen romance novel – Peter pan had a previous relationship with fifteen year old Tiger-Lily, who riskes everything from her family to her future to be with Peter.   Fighting a pre-arranged tribal wedding, Tiger Lily finallly discovers that the most dangerous enemies live inside of even the most loyal and trusting heart as Wendy Darling arrives on the scene.

Brewer, Heather—Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1)
Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are bound to each other and where Barrons fight and Healers cure their Barrons’ wounds in an ongoing war with the evil Graplar King. The story involves 17 year old Kaya who was born a Healer, but wants to be a fighter, so Kaya must learn fighting skills secretly as it is against the Healer’s rules to fight.

Colfer, Eoin—The Last Guardian is the final book in the Artemis Fowl series (book 8).
The evil pixie wreaks havoc again reanimating dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor.
This may be the last stand – will the LEPrecon fairy join him?

Team Human teen bookLarbalestier, Justine—Team Human
Vampires founded New Whitby city. Cathy, Mel’s best friend, falls in love with a vampire from the other part of town while Mel investigates the disappearance of another friend in this hilarious and touching adventure by authors Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan.