Category Archives: teen books

YA lit Apocalypse & Dystopian tour in Ontario this Nov

In Ontario? Join me with HUNTED, Megan Crewe with THE WAY WE FALL, Lesley Livingston with STARLING, Maureen McGowan with DEVIANTS, Leah Bobet with ABOVE, and Courtney Summers with THIS IS NOT A TEST at 4 different Chapters/Indigo locations! Come … Continue reading

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Guest Post: On Reaching the Parents of Teen Readers

Today’s wonderful guest post is by Stephanie Wilkes, a YA librarian with a passion for teens, good books, pizza, video games and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Stephanie Wilkes is the Young Adult Coordinator at Ouachita Parish Public Library in Louisiana. … Continue reading

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I just found out my release date for HUNTED!

It’s October 28th! Ooooh, I’m so excited! (beaming) It’s kind of thrilling to hear the release date, to know when Hunted will be here. When I’ll be able to hold it, leaf through it, read it again, and when it … Continue reading

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Free and Cheap YA Reads on Kindle

I love good books. And I love getting good books cheaply (though I’ll pay a lot for books and authors I love). Here are some of the current cheap and free YA novels available on the Kindle. Note: Most of … Continue reading

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Excited Author Videos and Win Amazon gift cards

Enter to win a $50, $25, $20, or $15 gift card to Amazon plus all three books in the Dragon Speaker series just for sharing one or both of the videos below! Read on for details. I am SO excited … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2) by Tamora Pierce Random House Books for Young Readers (April 2009) ISBN-10: 0375814698, ISBN-13: 978-0375814693 My rating: 4/5 stars Thursday, September 6, 247 H.E. I should have known tonight’s watch would kiss … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam

The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam Delacorte/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0385733731 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The rodent is staring at my sister Lucy. In the rodent’s defense, it’s hard not to stare at lucy. Actually, it’s … Continue reading

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120 YA authors blog at Simon & Schuster’s BlogFest until March 27th

Many wonderful teen authors are over at Simon & Schuster’s BlogFest, creating a sort of blog, answering 14 reader questions (that have already been chosen), one question a day, from now until March 27th. 120 teen authors will be featured. … Continue reading

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Time Magazine named YA author Stephenie Meyer as one of the 100 most influential people of 2008

Stephenie Meyer, author of YA vampire romantic fantasy Twilight and its sequels New Moon and Eclipse , has been named one of the hundred most influential people of 2008 by Time Magazine. You can read the full article on her … Continue reading

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Top Ten Kick-A** Heroines of YA Literature

Angieville has created a fantastic list of Top Ten Kick-A** Heroines of YA Literature. She includes many strong girl protagonists that I would have chosen myself, and that first came to my mind when I saw the subject, including Alanna … Continue reading

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