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The Best News I Had All Week or Teen Years Flashback


Thanks to the fabulous Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 Production and her Harper Collins librarian preview recap, I found out that my favorite series from high school is being repackaged and republished in May 2010.

I loved, loved, loved Roswell High by Melinda Metz. This was my Twilight. I picked up the books randomly in the bookstore and was addicted. I told all my friends to read them and we formed a Roswell High fan club. We waited (not so) patiently for each book to be released-there were ten in all. And then, when the TV show, Roswell, started we agonzied over the fact that each new book was being released with a new TV show tie in cover-but the series wasn't finished. So we had to wait for the tie-ins to come out first in the previously released books before we got anything new-it was torture.



So why all the love? Well, in high school, my friends and I loved (and were obsessed) with Star Trek, X-Files, and pretty much anything with aliens. Add to that teenage aliens who were survivors of the Roswell UFO crash whose pods were mistakenly opened some 16 years ago and we were sold. I haven't read this series since high school, so I'm hoping it will still work for me as much as it did when I was a teen. And I'm really hoping this gives Melinda Metz a boost (a la L.J. Smith) and she starts writing again. Her Fingerprints series was my college obsession and I'd love to read more from her.

Of course, the re-prints will have all new pretty covers, but I couldn't resist tracking down the original 90's covers to share. Keep an eye out for this series in May-the first book is being renamed to Echoes. I'm sure you'll hear me squeeling. :)

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  1. I didn't read these but, I loved the show so much that my second son is named Max. I tell most people he is named for Where the Wild Things Are because everyone knows that book and almost no one knows the series, but that is where he really got his name. I was just pregnant when the show started and delivered in May right before the season finale. LOVED that show!

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  2. I didn't realize the show was based on books!

    That was a cool series...

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  3. I'm glad they're reissuing these! I watched the series before reading the books, but enjoyed both - and I am in the midst of acquiring the Fingerprints series for my (personal) library :)

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  4. I need to read these! My husband and I were crazy into the series.

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  5. I loved this series too, and the show is my favourite after Buffy & Angel. I got into the books after watching the pilot episode, when I was about 13. I can't wait to see the new covers!

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  6. I didn't know about the books, but I have read the Fingerprints series and LOVED it. Glad you posted this!

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  7. Roswell is also books?! Why has no one ever told me this before? Twilight can go hang now (cept of course I'll be seeing New Moon in 2 weeks).

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  8. Jana-That's awesome! I love it!:)

    Not a lot of people know about the books and the show and that they go together. I hope you all get a chance to read them-they were my favorite reads in HS!

    Jodie-I'll be seeing New Moon soon too, but Roswell will always be my first love.

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  9. ...

    I am so glad that someone else remembers these -- these were my Twilight, too. I still have every single one of these books, in their original bookcase shelf from when I was a teen.

    Just loved these books!

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