All posts in the ‘YA’ Category


In-House Love: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Today’s In-House Love blog post comes to you from Digital Marketing Associate Stephanie M. She’s a huge fan of Ann Aguirre’s books, so she couldn’t resist the opportunity to rave about Mortal Danger.

mortaldanger3dWhy I Decided to Read the Book: It’s by Ann Aguirre, the author of the absolutely thrilling Razorland Trilogy (Enclave, Outpost, and Horde) and many, many more novels, including a swoonworthy new adult series and the upcoming young adult contemporary The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things. If you haven’t read Ann Aguirre, you are missing out.

What I Liked About the Book: I LOVE books that I cannot resist talking about even while I am reading them, and Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre is one of those books. It starts out as a story grounded in reality, changes gears by the end of the first chapter, and then continuously pulls the rug right out from under you. Every time something happened, I would immediately tell my boyfriend. “I cannot even believe what is happening in this book.” “So I know what I just told you was completely insane, but this is just so much more insane I can’t even. I can’t even!” Imagine having a completely normal life and then all of a sudden being involved with fiends and ghosts are more real than they’ve ever been before. That’s Mortal Danger.

My Favorite Character Is: My favorite character is Vi, the friend Edie makes during her summer program. I really liked that Vi was able to come out of her shell, make friends, and become part of a group without changing who she was as an individual. I was very happy when Edie and Vi stayed in touch after the program.

My Favorite Scene Was: Can I say every scene with Edie and Kian? I just loved the way these two interacted with each other. Their relationship was so realistic. They’re friends, they tease each other, they get into arguments, and then there’s romance. And that’s exactly how it should be.

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Download Crewel by Gennifer Albin for $2.99 for a Limited Time!

CrewelA dystopian society. Romance. A protective older sister. Science fiction elements. What more could you want? Oh, maybe all of that for $2.99!

That’s right! Crewel by Gennifer Albin is available for $2.99 right now!

Deadly Secrets. Tangled Lies. Woven truths.
 

Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. But if controlling what people eat, where they live, and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and used her hidden talent for a moment. Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her dad’s jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because tonight, they’ll come for her.

Crewel is the first book in Gennifer Albin’s gripping young adult series.

And don’t forget. If you love Crewel, you can read Altered and Unraveled right away!


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Quote Roundup: Firebug by Lish McBride

Firebug by Lish McBride came out on 9/23/14! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain that these quotes from the book will convince you to read it.

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Download Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block for $2.99 for a Limited Time!

Love-in-the-Time-of-Global-WarmingAn Odyssey retelling? Lyrical writing? Gripping survival story? And all that for only $2.99?

That’s right! Love in the Time of Global Warming is available for only $2.99 for a limited time!

Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.

In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm of Love in the Time of Global Warming is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

And don’t forget. If you already love Love in the Time of Global Warming, you can read The Island of Excess Love right now!


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Enter the Staying Strong Sweepstakes!

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This year, Demi Lovato, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Staying Strong and pop star extraordinaire, offers a new way for readers to stay strong—by journaling with Staying Strong: A Journal. Just like Demi, we want our fans to stay strong, and that’s why we’re giving you the chance to win copies of both of the books! So what are you waiting for? Enter for a chance to win here!


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The One Man Guy Video Contest Winner!

This summer, we asked you to show off your acting skills by filming a scene from One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. Several of you entered, and we’re pleased to announce the winner today.

Congratulations, Eliz, your video has been chosen as the winner! You can watch her video below:

Although there can only be one winner, our fans are always FIERCE. And that’s why we’re showcasing all of the video entries right here. Watch them below:


One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva is available now!

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Quote Roundup: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall came out on 8/26/14! Are you planning on picking up a copy? We’re certain the words from the book will convince you to read it.

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Discover Lailah on Wattpad

lailah3dLailah by Nikki Kelly became a Wattpad sensation when it hit almost 2 million reads in a matter of months. The entire unedited manuscript is still available to read on Wattpad. But we know you want to read the final book, and that’s why we’re releasing the first six chapters of the final book right on Wattpad.

Not cool enough for you? The final chapters even have in-line notes from Nikki Kelly about the changes between the two manuscripts. If you’re an aspiring author or editor, this is a great chance to get an inside look at the editorial process. Head on over to Wattpad to start reading now.


Lailah by Nikki Kelly is available now!

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Start Reading Unchanged and Get Ready for Unleashed

unchanged3dUnremembered trilogy fans, do we have news for you! The final book in the Unremembered trilogy, Unchanged, isn’t available until February 24, 2015, but author Jessica Brody is not about to make you wait that long for more Unremembered trilogy content.

In fact, she’s released the prologue and the first three chapters of Unchanged already! Head on over to Wattpad to start reading now.

That’s not all! Earlier this week, Jessica Brody announced that there will be another Unremembered novella: Unleashed! Learn more about Unleashed below, and read Jessica’s full announcement here.

UnleashedSeraphina has escaped the compound.

The president of Diotech has fallen gravely ill.

Now Dr. Alixter rests his last hope on a genetically enhanced soldier.

A boy designed to apprehend Sera. A boy incapable of failure…

Set in the thrilling sci-fi world of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy, this sinister and suspenseful novella recounts the untold story of what happened on the Diotech compound after the shocking ending of Unremembered. Told from Kaelen’s point of view, Unleashed also includes a special sneak peek of Unchanged, the long-awaited conclusion to the series.

 


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Join the Trial by Fire Readathon!

October is the month we spend picking out our Halloween costumes, watching scary movies, and eating tons of candy. It’s the perfect time to read Trial by Fire, the first in a knew witch-filled series by Josephine Angelini. That’s why we’re hosting a Trial by Fire readathon this October. So grab some chocolate, get under the covers, and prepare to be scared!

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Step 1: Locate a copy of Trial by Fire. You can download the first six chapters for free here!

Step 2: Read the book with us from Wednesday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 28. That gives you two weeks to read!

Step 3: Track your progress by posting text and pictures of the page you’re reading, chapter you’re on, and quotes from the book on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Use the hashtag #TrialByFire.

Step 4: Win! Anyone who joins the readathon from October 15 to October 28 by tracking his or her progress as outlined in Step 3 will be entered to win a signed copy of Trial by Fire, a Trial by Fire bookmark, and a willstone!

We can’t wait for all of of you Josephine Angelini fans to re-read with us and for new fans to discover this spellbinding series.

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