All These Things I've Done (Birthright #1)
Some years ago I read, and loved, and have recommended countless times, Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. Just released is her new novel for young adults, All these Things I've Done. This is the first book of a trilogy. It is set in 2083 in New York, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find and water carefully rationed. Anya Ballantyne is 16 and the daughter of a murdered chocolate mafia boss. Suddenly from looking after her siblings and aging grandmother and going to school, Anya finds herself in deep trouble. Great teenage fiction! I'm looking forward to the rest of the trilogy. - Susi
The daughter of a mafia don falls for the son of the D.A. in a Godfather-inspired thriller set in a futuristic New York.
New York 2082. When Anya is arrested for attempted murder, the D.A. offers her a choice to either stay away from his son or watch as he destroys her family - a seemingly straightforward decision. Except that she is in love with the D.A.'s son, and her family is at the heart of the city's criminal underworld.
Which terrible consequence will she incur? A shattering heartbreak or a gangland war that will tear the city apart?
Gabrielle Zevin is the bestselling author of Elsewhere. As well as writing fiction for adults and teenagers, she is also a screenwriter. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages. Gabrielle Zevin lives in New York. All These Things I've Done is the first part of an eagerly anticipated trilogy.