Books by Jessica Martinez

THE VOW by Jessica Martinez
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Strong characters resist but can't overcome a frustratingly unrealistic plot. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two privileged Kentucky teens concoct a sham marriage to prevent one's deportation, generating fallout neither is prepared to cope with. Read full book review >
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Jessica Martinez
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

Teen pregnancy is a source of shame in this disappointing second outing from Martinez (Virtuosity, 2011).

Amelia and Charly are very close, but as different as siblings can be: Amelia focuses on academics and athletics, and is almost prissy in her moral uprightness, while Charly flirts with the boundaries of acceptable behavior for preachers' kids with her devil-may-care antics and free-spirited adventures. Read full book review >

VIRTUOSITY by Jessica Martinez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Former child violin prodigy Martinez brings this overwrought world to tense, quivering life and guides readers through it confidently. A brilliant debut. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Grammy-winning, world-touring violinist Carmen Bianchi, 17, has outgrown child-prodigy status. To transition to an adult career as a virtuoso soloist, she must win the Guarneri Competition. If she loses, she'll be just another former prodigy. Read full book review >