Jan 13, 2015

TIME's Top 100 YA Books & @Candlewick Giveaway


TIME magazine recently published their lists of Top 100 Young Adult & Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time! Candlewick Press has 6 titles on the Young Adult list and the publisher is kind enough to offer a great giveaway in celebration!

I was lucky enough to interview Patrick Ness before the release of A Monster Calls (a book that I still love very much and CAN'T WAIT for the movie to be released - Liam Neeson is the Monster!!!!). You can read the interview HERE.

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The prize pack will include paperback copies of The Tiger Rising and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane both by Kate DiCamillo, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Feed by M.T. Anderson, and Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci. Fill out the fancy doohickey below to be officially entered. US & Canada only.

Jan 6, 2015

Tuck Everlasting - 40th Anniversary #Tuck40th

Guess who is turning 40 this year?! Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt was published in 1975 and still holds steady as a favorite. The book tapped into new territory talking about death with children - not so common those days. A brand-new introduction from Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked, and additional bonus materials make this special edition of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting a must-have for lovers of the book and a great way to introduce a new generation to a classic. This 40th anniversary will introduce a whole new generation to this timeless classic and goes on sale January 20th! The book has sold over 3.5 million copies in the US alone, and has never been out of print since publication.

Dec 5, 2014

Giveaway + Guest Post: Spirit of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles #3) by Dorothy Hearst

Spirit of the Wolves (Wolf Chronicles #3) by Dorothy Hearst
December 1st, 2014 from Simon & Schuster

The third and final title in The Wolf Chronicles: Kaala the young wolf fulfills her destiny—to either help humans and wolves to live in peace, or bring war that will destroy them all.

Fourteen thousand years ago in southern Europe, a wolf cub named Kaala discovers that she alone can link wolves and humans, thus keeping humans from growing distant from and destroying the world around them. In Promise of the Wolves and Secrets of the Wolves, Kaala came to understand her role. Born of a forbidden, mixed blood litter, and alone after her mother’s exile, Kaala struggled to earn her place in the Swift River pack. When she saved the life of a human girl, she put her hard-won place in the pack at risk, and responsibility for keeping peace between wolf and humankind fell to her. So far, she has failed.

Now, in Spirit of the Wolves, Kaala has one last chance. She leaves her home in the Wide Valley with her packmates, the human girl she loves, and an obnoxious raven. Together, they travel to the land outside the valley, only to discover that new challenges await them. Kaala’s mother has no answers, a faction of ruthless Greatwolves will stop at nothing to maintain control, odd little wolves seek to take Kaala’s place, and, in the mysterious village of Kaar, humans are undergoing a transformation that could destroy everything she is working for. Only by calling on all of her strength and on the bonds of love with her human, raven, and wolf companions can Kaala hope to succeed. But it might not be enough.

Nov 25, 2014

Giveaway: Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

In this exciting sequel to DEEP BLUE, the mermaids are on an exceedingly important and dangerous quest. Their journey is testing their skills and their friendships, forcing them to grow and take on new challenges, and will alter their lives forever.

Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: the mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled–powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six.

Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar. . . . The pain of seeing him turned traitor is devastating.

Nov 4, 2014

Event: YALSA Lit Symposium, Austin


Young Adult Literature Symposium, November 14 – 16 in Austin, TX

YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium will take place Nov. 14 – 16, 2014 in Austin, TX, at the Hyatt Regency. Come hang out with YALSA and 500 library workers, educators, researchers, authors and publishers to explore what’s ‘real’ in the world of teen literature! Highlights include a Book Blitz where attendees receive free, autographed books, and the chance to meet and mingle with over 50 YA authors at various receptions and sessions. Register online and view the preliminary program at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium. Registration discounts are available for students and members of the Texas Library Association and Texas Association of School Librarians.

I'll be there and maybe even serving a few cocktails on the boat cruise, lolz! Here is a highlight of some of the programs and authors!

Oct 21, 2014

Giveaway: In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #3)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16150831-in-the-afterlight
In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken
October 28th, 2014 by Disney Hyperion

Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Oct 6, 2014

Book Trailer + Giveaway: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

On November 4th, HarperCollins unveils Forbidden, a seductive YA debut from award-winning middle grade author Kimberley Griffiths Little. Forbidden transports readers back in time to the deadly deserts and sweltering heat of Ancient Mesopotamia for a tale of danger, duty, and forbidden love. Jayden is on the brink of womanhood and betrothed to her tribe’s prince, cold- hearted Horeb. But when tragedy strikes, Jayden meets Kadesh, a mysterious visitor from the south who makes Jayden doubt everything she knows. Torn between loyalty to her tribe and the chance to escape her fate, Jayden must make a choice that will change her life forever.