Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the author of three award-winning young adult novels: Amor and Summer Secrets, Amigas and School Scandals, and Adios to All The Drama, as well as Mirror, Mirror, a YA short-story collection based on the Narcissus myth. In 2010 Diana was named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch by LatinoStories.com, and she placed second in the International Latino Book Awards. In June, Diana will begin her new position as Creative Writing Teacher for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
Some secrets are best kept hidden…
Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.
And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.
She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.
Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.
She will find her sister.
Reflecting Emmy, Nara Gazing, Shattering GiGi
Mirror, Mirror is the third set of Mythology High stories, which take classic myths and modernize them with teen heroines. This collection combines a prequel, EMMY'S FIRST GLIMPSE, and three short stories: REFLECTING EMMY, NARA GAZING and SHATTERING GIGI plus a bonus Q&A with the author.
For Emmy, the one thing scarier than accidentally sucking the only crush she’s ever had off the planet is facing her great grandmother. Especially since her great grandmother, GiGi, has been around since the dawn of time.
But how else is Emmy going to correct the biggest mistake in the history of her family business? Her magical mirror must be broken—it’s the only way to explain why an innocent person would be wiped off the planet while, Nara, the narcissistic target she was sent to destroy is walking around free. But she’ll need GiGi’s help if she’s going to fix her mirror, and that will require both Emmy and Nara to do things they never thought capable.
Shattering GiGi ties together the myths of Narcissus, Nemesis, Echo, and Nyx—the shadowy Goddess at the start of creation who gave birth to Nemesis and many others. It’s a love-hate quadrangle with life and death stakes, updated in a modern high school setting. It is the third installment of the Mirror, Mirror trilogy that includes, Reflecting Emmy, Nara Gazing, Shattering GiGi and a new prequel story to be released in December 2013.
NOTE: While we encourage readers to check out all the books, they do each stand alone. Mythology High modernizes classic myths with teen heroes and heroines.
When your family’s been in the revenge business for thousands of years, you don’t want to be the first person screw up. But that’s exactly what’s happened to Emmy. Her objective is to suck cruel and self-absorbed Nara off the planet, but when nothing goes as planned, Emmy starts to suspect some magical intervention. Before Emmy can discover what's really going on, Luke—Nara’s ex-boyfriend and Emmy’s current crush—gets involved and things go from bad to worse.
With innocent lives on the line, Emmy learns that she’s not the only teen with mystical powers wandering the halls of their posh New Jersey high school, and that she might need to enlist some unlikely help if she’s going to correct her colossal mistake.
Nara Gazing ties together the myths of Narcissus, Nemesis, and Echo—the nymph tragically in love in with unlovable Narcissus. It’s a love-hate triangle for the ages, updated in a modern high school setting.
Nara Gazing is the second story in the Mirror, Mirror trilogy in the Mythology High series about modern takes on classic myths.
Meet Emmy, Nara, Luke, Echo, and very infamous great grandmother, GiGi.
Eighteen-year-old Emmy is in the family business-trapping vapid narcissistic souls into her silver compact mirror for all eternity. It's what the Rhamnusia family has been doing for thousands of years, all under the direction of Great Grandmother. Only Emmy's latest assignment, Nara, is about to prove more challenging than she ever expected.
Gorgeous and self-absorbed, Nara is unflinchingly cruel to her classmates. Even her boyfriend, Luke, can no longer tolerate her actions--much to Emmy's relief since she finds Luke a little more than intriguing. But when Emmy tricks Nara into gazing into her mystical mirror, what she finds there is not what she's expecting.
Mirror, Mirror is the third set of Mythology High stories, which take classic myths and modernize them with teen heroines. Look for Nara Gazing, and Shattering GiGi to follow in October and November.
What happens in Puerto Rico doesn't always stay there. . .
Mariana Ruiz thought she left her summer fling in Puerto Rico, that is until she finds Alex sitting across from her at the breakfast table. Living two doors down from her visiting old flame isn't easy, especially given the unresolved sparks still lingering for her locker buddy Bobby--and they don't exactly go unnoticed.
Her best friends are little help as Madison deals with her IM-only "boyfriend" and Emily sinks into secret mode after her parents' recent breakup. The only relationship that seems to be working is her estranged aunt Teresa who's tying the knot on New Years with Mariana and her cousin Lilly as bridesmaids. But the last wedding detail left unplanned is who will Mariana kiss at midnight?
Strained friendships, stolen kisses, and secret loves create plenty of surprises to unfold before the New Year's bells start ringing. . .
Home Is Where The Drama Is. . .
Mariana Ruiz is bringing a lot home from her vacation in Puerto Rico, including memories of a hot summer romance, a new understanding of her (sometimes crazy) family. . .and her cousin Lilly Sanchez, who's enrolling in Mariana's suburban Philadelphia high school.
Mariana's best friends, Madison and Emily, aren't thrilled about the new arrival, especially when Lilly soars through the ranks of Spring Mills High's social circles. But Mariana has other things on her mind. Like Mariana's developing crush on her locker buddy, Bobby, the one boy to ever take Emily on a real date. But it's the revelations at Mariana's Sweet 16 party that make it clear that life at Spring Mills High School will never be the same again.