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Imprint: Flux

November 1st, 2009 (06:29 am)
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Flux publishes teen fiction. While most of their releases are contemporary, realistic fiction driven by drama, they also publish fantasy/sci-fi and the occasional dramedy (a blend of comedy and drama). Here are snapshot specs of the imprint's major releases, in order of publication. If a title is bold, I've read it. Links when applicable: Click a title to read my review and click an author's name to read my exclusive interview.

The Shalamar Code Mary Louise Clifford - Drama - Pakistan post-9/11 - September 2006
How It's Done by Christine Kole MacLean - Drama - A teenager gets involved with an older man - September 2006 - PG-13/R
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles - Dramedy - A summer spent in Israel with an estranged father - September 2006 - PG-13
Derailed by Jon Ripslinger - Drama - A high school football player is tutored by a teen mother - September 2006 - PG-13
Dream Spinner by Bonnie Dobkin - Fantasy - Nightmares and fears come to life - September 2006 - PG
Homefree by Nina Wright - Sci-fi/fantasy - Teens at risk are surprised by newfound powers - September 2006 - PG
The Other Sister by S. T. Underdahl - Drama - Family secrets revealed - March 2007 - G
Hoops of Steel by John Foley - Drama - Basketball and senior year - March 2007
Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs - Drama - A modern retelling of Pygmalion - Reprint - April 2007 - PG
Starcrossed by Mark Schreiber - Romantic dramedy - A relationship between college students - April 2007
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles - Drama - The consequences of a car accident - May 2007 - PG
Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones - Drama - When her boyfriend reveals that he's gay, one girl's life turns upside-down - May 2007 - PG-13
How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles - Dramedy - Sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation - June 2007 - PG-13
Wonders of the World by Brian Yansky - Drama - Runaways and street life - June 2007 - PG-13
Back Talk by Alex Richards - Drama - Backstage at a TV talk show - July 2007 - PG-13
Epoch by Timothy Carter - Satirical fantasy - Apocalypse and demons - July 2007 - PG
Running with the Wind by John Foley - Drama - Sequel to Hoops of Steel - August 2007
...Or Not? by Brian Mandabach - Drama - A non-conformist dares to be herself - August 2007
The Second Virginity of Suzy Green by Sara Hantz - Drama - New town, new school, new life - September 2007 - PG-13
Snapshots by Paul W. Buchanan - Drama - The disappearance of a friend - October 2007
Sensitive by Nina Wright - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sequel to Homefree - October 2007 - PG/PG-13
Last Kiss by Jon Ripslinger - Drama - Murder and mystery - October 2007
My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson - Drama - Tutors and teenage pregnancy - January 2008
Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKeyser - Drama - A teenager, a toddler, a kidnapping - March 2008 - G/PG
Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones - Drama - Sequel to Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend - March 2008 - PG-13
Everything You Want by Barbara Shoup - Drama - Winning the lottery isn't all fun and games - April 2008 - PG-13
Wish You Were Here by Barbara Shoup - Drama - Stepfamilies and other changes - May 2008
The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen - Drama - Loss and imagination - April 2008 - PG
Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss - Romantic dramedy - A senior trumpet player falls for a new-to-school sophomore - July 2008 - G/PG
Nothing by Robin Friedman - Drama - A teenage boy battles bulimia - August 2008 - PG
Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones - Drama - Social status at school, musicals, and family issues - August 2008 - G/PG
Remember This by S. T. Underdahl - Drama - Connecting with an ailing grandmother - September 2008 - G
Swimming with the Sharks by Debbie Reed Fischer - Drama - Cheerleading and backstabbing - September 2008 - PG/PG-13
At Face Value by Emily Franklin - Drama - A modern-day female Cyrano - October 2008 - PG
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy - Faerie sight and faerie assassins - October 2008
Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player by Antony John - Comedy/Drama - High school reputations - October 2008 - PG-13
The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith - Drama - After the death of a teen boy, four of his friends + his two sisters describe their lives without him - October 2008 - PG
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King - Fantasy - A teenage girl tries to find her treasure 300 years after her life as a ruthless pirate - February 2009 - PG-13
My Life from Air Bras to Zits by Barbara Haworth-Attard - Comedy/Drama - A Canadian teenager navigates the ups and downs of 10th grade - February 2009 - PG
This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone - Drama - Life changes for once-close twins (one girl, one boy) - March 2009 - PG-13
The Glass Maker's Daughter by V. Briceland - April 2009
Band Geeked Out by Josie Bloss - April 2009 - Sequel to Band Geek Love - PG/PG-13
A Mighty Wall by John Foley - April 2009
Initiation by Susan Fine - May 2009
So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother) by Micol Ostow and Dave Ostow - Dramedy - The creation of an unlikely band - July 2009 - PG
Evil by Timothy Carter - Satirical fantasy - August 2009
The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind by Kirstin Cronn-Mills - Drama - September 2009
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy - Music and faeries - Sequel to Lament - October 2009
A Summer of Silk Moths by Margaret Willey - Drama - October 2009
How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation by Simone Elkeles - Dramedy - Follow-up to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation and How to Ruin My Teenage Life - November 2009
Albatross by Josie Bloss - February 2010
Light Beneath Ferns by Anne Spollen - February 2010
Exit Strategy by Ryan Potter - March 2010
My So-Called Death by Stacey Jay - March 2010
The Alpha Bet by Stephanie Hale - April 2010
Choppy Socky Blues by Ed Briant - April 2010
Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph - July 2010

Series:

The Blue is for Nightmares Collection by Laurie Faria Stolarz - Fantasy - Witchery and prophecy - PG-13
- Blue is or Nightmares
- White is for Magic
- Silver is for Secrets
- Red is for Remembrance
- Black is for Beginnings (graphic novel)

The DragonSpawn Cycle by Terie Garrison - Fantasy - Humans, dragons, and maejic - PG
- AutumnQuest
- WinterMaejic
- SpringFire
- SummerDanse

The Faire Folk Trilogy by Gillian Summers - Fantasy - Elves, humans, and hybrids
- The Tree Shepherd's Daughter
- Into the Wildewood
- The Secret of the Dread Forest

Dead Girl by Linda Joy Singleton - Fantasy/Comedy - Near-death experiences lead to body-switching (think Freaky Friday)
- Dead Girl Walking
- Dead Girl Dancing
- Dead Girl in Love

The Cassaforte Chronicles by V. Briceland - Fantasy
- The Glass Maker's Daughter
- The Buccaneer's Apprentice