We are thrilled to share Brandon Sanderson‘s most recent recognition: YALSA has chosen not one, but two of Brandon’s titles for their Teens’ Top Ten List! THE RITHMATIST was selected for the #3 spot and STEELHEART was chosen as #8. YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, is a national group of librarians and advocates who work to improve library services for teens, and the titles on this list were chosen by students in sixteen school and public library groups around the country.
This news is particularly exciting at this moment as FIREFIGHT, the sequel to STEELHEART and the second book in The Reckoners trilogy, is forthcoming in January 2015 from Delacorte and a second installment in The Rithmatist series is under contract to Tor. Brandon has received a huge amount of recognition for these books, including a Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel and Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction for Steelheart, as well as spots on best-of lists by The New York Times, Apple, Kirkus, and Audible. With this YALSA selection, we’re happy to see that these books continue to impress and delight young readers and librarians alike!