praise for 'light years'

 

"Griffin crafts a gorgeously written tale with depth, suspense, intriguing characters, and an engaging plot that moves along like a gripping action film.... VERDICT: Unlike many sci-fi novels, the fast pacing doesn't come at the expense of thoughtful character development. Highly recommended...." --School Library Journal, *Starred Review*

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The tone of Emily Ziff Griffin's novel is reminiscent of the works of Madeleine L'Engle—science meets contemporary life meets religion and faith. The first in what is likely to be a genre-bending series, Light Years is a well-paced read that is shockingly timely.” —Shelf Awareness

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"If you’ve been plagued by a boring book rut, the thrilling and wonderfully inventive Light Years will absolutely cure it.” --Brit + Co

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"The intersection of spiritualism, physical health, and a global community creates an evocative message that hints at the butterfly effect one person can have. Griffin's near-future worldbuilding is stylish, immersive, and entirely plausible.... A supernatural romantic thriller that defies convention." --Kirkus Reviews

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"LIGHT YEARS is searingly beautiful. A page-turner of a debut about life, death, loss and love, which ultimately filled me with hope. Emily Ziff Griffin is an important new voice in YA fiction, and Light Years is an important book." --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

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"LIGHT YEARS is a thrilling, thoughtful meditation on life and death." --Hello Giggles, September 2017 Must-Reads

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“…[I]ntriguing and thought-provoking on many levels, from its premise to the spiritual elements embedded in the story. It’s a truly fascinating read.” --Ravishly

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"...[A] thrilling and completely original novel that brings readers something very fresh, very entertaining, and very diverse in its storytelling."--Germ Magazine

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"LIGHT YEARS couldn't be more timely. In the midst of so much chaos and strife, Griffin's protagonist, Luisa, manages to feel, to hurt, to love, and most importantly, to persevere. It is a beautiful story of grit and resilience, a potent reminder that when our own world seems to be crumbling, it's up to us to make something of ourselves." --M.A. Larson, critically-acclaimed author of the Pennyroyal Academy series

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“[E]ntrancing and powerful….[Light Years is] a book that deals with the soul of the person as well as the body, that deals with how to choose between two difficult options, and that shows teenagers stepping up to the plate.” – Living Life the Write Way

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“Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. Griffin is a genius for weaving all of this into the book. Light Years is a remarkable debut…. I felt like the story was real and raw and that it hits close to home for a lot of us.” – Justice Reads

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With Light Years, Emily Ziff Griffin has managed to write a book that not only had me on the edge of my seat, but also affected me emotionally.  At times heartbreaking, Light Years is a beautifully written story that I thoroughly enjoyed.” – Never Too Many To Read

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[Light Years is] a book that I really didn’t want to put down, the kind that I felt so engrossed with that I accidentally ignored people when they were talking to me, and I was loving it all the way through.” – Everywhere and Nowhere

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“The prose itself is distinct—a strong voice with sometimes borderline poetic qualities.” – YA Books Central

SELECT press & ESSAYS

Entertainment Weekly: What Author Emily Ziff Griffin Learned From Her Friend Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rookie Magazine: Ugly Crying In Public

Glitter Magazine: Author Crush Fridays

First Draft Podcast with Sarah Enni

YA Books Central: Q & A

Children's Book Review: When a Film Producer Debuts a YA Novel

Two Ends of the Pen Q &A

Germ Magazine Q & A