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An Alternative School Reading List: Here Is Every YA Novel With Lesbians ⇀


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Favorite Book or Series  Meme [4/20]: The Diviners by Libba Bray

“There is no greater power on this earth than story.” Will paced the length of the room. “People think boundaries and borders build nations. Nonsense—words do. Beliefs, declarations, constitutions—words. Stories. Myths. Lies. Promises. History.” 


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- Caragh M. O’Brien talks The Vault of Dreamers and the YA community.
- Christina Farley talks Silvern and writing a series all in one go.
Leigh Bardugo will tour the U.S. this November to celebrate Ruin and Rising.
Steven Gould will tour the U.S. to celebrate Exo.
Sara Raasch will tour the U.S. in October to celebrate Snow Like Ashes.
The National Book Foundation will award Ursula K. Le Guin the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature.
The National Book Awards announced their longlist for the Young People’s Literate award.
- Proceeds from Barry Lyga’s novella Blood Boy will support HANY.
- Todd Lockwood took home the Chelsea Award for Best Cover Illustrator for his work on A Natural History of Dragons.

A.S. King will publish I Crawl Through It, a surrealist story following four teens, with Little, Brown in 2015.
Writer Chad Hodge will adapt Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Fox.
- Greenwillow bought two new novels from Amy Zhang.
- Stephen Emond’s illustrated YA novel Bright Lights, Dark Nights sold to Roaring Brook for publication in spring 2015.
- Random House’s Wendy Lamb Books bought a companion novel to the 2013 documentary Girl Rising.
- Carrie Arcos’ Neruda in Love sold at auction to Philomel.
- Disney-Hyperion bought Dhonielle Clayton‘s debut solo novel.
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired Ashley Herring Blake’s Suffer Love.
- Jessica Cluess’ A Shadow Bright and Burning sold to Random House.
- Valerie Tejeda’s Hollywood Witch Hunter sold to Bloomsbury Spark.
- Lee Bross announced the sale of her new novel Wish Right Now.


- In Off the Page, Paula Botelho draws scenes from Legend.
In this week’s column on writing YA, E.M. Caines talks about how writing contests can help you land an agent.
Editor Nicole Brinkley talks to Garret Pinder about gay representation in young adult literature.

- What’s happening today in ya history?
- We celebrate #womenauthorwednesday with Laini Taylor & Holly Black.
- We celebrate #diversitythursday with Otherbound & Two Boys Kissing.
- Share recent author features on Tumblr, including Tracy Barrett, Delilah S. Dawson, Corinne Duyvis, Alexandra Adornetto and Caroline Healy.
- We round-up ongoing and upcoming author tours.

- Keep up with upcoming YA releases.
- Keep up with recent cover reveals.
- Keep up with recent excerpt releases.

We’re currently giving away a copy of The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien! Click here to enter. Open to those in the U.S. only - sorry, international friends!

Next issue: October 5


September Book Photo Challenge:
Day 21 - People on the cover

Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (21/09 - 27/09)

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3) by Sarah Rees Brennan ✤ Sept 23rd

Remember Me (Find Me #2) by Romily Bernard ✤ Sept 23rd

In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) by Mindy McGinnis ✤ Sept 23rd

On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers ✤ Sept 23rd

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld ✤ Sept 23rd

Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton ✤ Sept 23rd

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

What are some amazing, romantic, action packed fantasy books that you'd recommend? - Anonymous

That description pretty much describes all of my favourite fantasy books, but here’s a few of my favourite favourites:

Epic fantasy: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Fire by Kristin Cashore, Shadow and Bone/The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

Paranormal fantasy: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Angelfall by Susan Ee

Hope that helps!


YA Literature 4/? - Daughter of Smoke and Bone; Laini Taylor

"Once upon a time, an angel lay dying in the mist.

And a devil knelt over him and smiled.” 
Do you have any books that you would recommend for reading around Halloween? - hazelsinfinity

Ooh, great question! My absolute favourite YA horror novels are The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda and The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.  If you’re a fan of the classics, I also really recommend The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

If you like ghost stories and you’re looking for something more spooky than scary, I recommend The Diviners by Libba Bray, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.   And lastly, a few of my favourite young adult novels with gorgeously gothic prose: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, and The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd.

Happy reading!

Universal Buys YA Short-Story Collection 'Let It Snow' - Hollywood Reporter ⇀



So exciting!


(Though I have a FEW OTHERS…)

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