Guest Post by Two Brothers Metz + GIVEAWAY

Gypsy Knights
by Two Brothers Metz
Genre Paranormal YA
Fourteen-year-old Durriken Brishen has lost his parents, his grandfather, and though he doesn't know it, his Gypsy culture's dangerous gift. 
Taken in and raised on the rails by the first woman to pilot a freight train, Durriken has one remaining connection to his Romani roots: a small wooden box that hangs from the hammer loop of his overalls. 
The last gift he received from his grandfather, the box contains the world's first chess set. But a piece is missing: the Red Queen. According to Durriken’s family lore, the complete set awakens the power of Tărie, a mercurial gift that confers unique abilities on each new Master. 
When a suspicious fire erupts in the Chicago rail yard, Durriken's escape produces an uneasy alliance, though not without its silver lining. Dilia is a few inches taller, several degrees cleverer, and oh yes – very pretty. While Durriken is uneasy allying with a girl whose parents were convicted of sedition, there's no doubt she is a powerful partner. And while it's not immediately clear to either, her own Guatemalan culture and family history are deeply entwined with the ancient Romani mystery.
 Jumping box cars, escaping riverboats, deciphering clues, crossing swords with the brilliant madman Radu Pinch – with great American cities as its backdrop – Gypsy Knights is the page-turning saga of Durriken Brishen and his quest to rediscover his past. 
In honor of iLuvReadingTooMuch’s love of top ten lists, we thought we’d go old school and bring back some of the all time classic YA books.  There’s been an explosion of interest in YA in the last few years – which is fantastic! – and we wanted to salute some of the masters of the form who were doing it long before it was the thing to do.  So without further ado, here are Rhett and Lafe’s:
Top 10 (Okay 12) (Mostly) Old School YA Books Nobody Talks About (Enough (Anymore))

12. I Am the Cheese, by Robert Cormier – Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
11. Hole in my Life, by Jack Gantos – The best YA autobiography around.
10. Dogsbody, by Diana Wynne Jones – Complex, bittersweet, and unique.
9. The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin – A brilliant mystery.
8. The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton – Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darrel, Johnny, and Dallas.  Tuff.
7. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier – Do I dare disturb the universe?  You better.
6. The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper – We dare you to read it alone at night.
5. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle – It was a dark and stormy night.  Seriously, that’s the first line.  Flawlessly conceived and executed high fantasy.
4. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding – Life in the state of war of every man against every man: solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
3. Watership Down, by Richard Adams – Hazel-rah!
2. The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer – For our money, Nancy Farmer is the best YA author writing today.  Why she doesn’t have more street cred is a mystery to us.
1. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous – Blows your mind when you’re in 7th grade.  If you haven’t read it, go get it.
Thank you so much to the Two Brothers Metz for the amazing guest post...I really do love top ten lists,  especially book related ones! And I've read some of the ones featured. LOVE LOVE LOVE The Outsiders (one of the best books ever!), Lord of the Flies was violent– I read the book AND was in the play (I played Piggy XD), and Watership Down which is really an amazing story about rabbits...except more bloody and violent than the cute fuzzy ones.

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