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The Man Behind "The Raven" Finds Himself in Two New YA Books

We interview Bethany Griffin and Jessica Verday about their new books, both of which were inspired by one of America's spookiest authors.

Check Out the Inspiring Memoir of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to ensure the right of education of all Children --- read her incredible story, here!

 

A Jukebox, King Kong and Cruella De Vil

The authors of the Stoker & Holmes series, DOROTHY MUST DIE and more tell us their creepiest, funniest and most memorable costumes

Halloween Just Got Even Better...and Creepier

Celebrate the season of ghouls and ghosts by entering to win a set of these spooky books from now until November 3rd!

Meet the People Behind the Books

Check out our REAL TALK Publishing feature and get to know a book critic, cover designer, publisher, librarian, bookseller and audiobook producer!

A Ghostly Bookshelf to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Ghosts, spirits and cemeteries abound in this roundup, with books ranging from spooky to heartwrenching. 

Features and Contests

Celebrating Halloween, Literary Style

It's October, meaning it's time for one of the best holidays of the year: Halloween! There's candy, haunted houses, and, most importantly, awesome costumes. We asked our Teen Board: What book character do you think would make the best (or funniest, spookiest or most clever) Halloween costume, and why? See their answers, here!

 

 

Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors --- YA Titles

Two panels of booksellers chose the seven best YA titles written by debut authors coming out in the next season. Check them out here, and be sure to add them to your TBR list! 

 

Miami Book Fair 2014

Check out this roundup of the YA and kids authors who will be at the Miami Book Fair this year, from November 16th to November 23rd!

 

YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA selected the 98 best books published for young adults in the last year, and also made a top ten list. Click here to see the top ten, and click here to see the complete list.

Cool & New

Our October roundup includes BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE, the third installment of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle series, and LAUGHING AT MY NIGHTMARE  by Shane Burcaw.

Side by Side

 

Read our Edgar Allan Poe Side by Side, featuring Bethany Griffin (THE FALL) and Jessica Verday (OF MONSTERS AND MADNESS).

Latest Reviews

When seventeen-year-old Paige Townsen gets plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling movie set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her character's.

Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa "appear lunatic," using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. The list of clues piles up: an unexpected murder, a gang of pickpockets, and the return of vampires to London. But are these events connected?

Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind-things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers-and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.

Less than two months have passed since Devon Mackintosh uncovered the truth about the apparent suicide of Keaton’s golden boy and her unrequited love, Hutch. But solving Hutch’s murder has put all eyes on her in the small Keaton School community. When she is knocked unconscious on a New Year’s Eve cruise, it’s clear that her life is in danger, too. In the aftermath of the attack, Devon must attend a weekly meeting with Dr. Jocelyn Hsu, a shrink who refuses to believe Devon’s account of the “accident.”

Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.

As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York in order to meet up with her fellow bloggers for the first time. She has meticulously planned out a 24-hour adventure in homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s; however, her plans are derailed when a glamorous boy sweeps in and offers her the New York experience she’s always dreamed of. Gemma soon learns who her true friends are and that, sometimes, no matter where you go, you just end up finding yourself.

The setting is quiet Newton, Massachusetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look…different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees a nasty, bilious, rage-filled demon. Once Henry catches on to the real Mr. Hanley, he starts seeing demons all around him, and his boring, adolescent life is transformed.

It’s been 15 years since Mandy Reasoner was murdered --- a crime for which her boyfriend, Duke, was convicted. But when best friends Betty and June discover that Mandy was June’s long-forgotten aunt, they decide to pursue the mystery. Galvanized by the growing community who doubts the evidence against Duke, the two girls start on a path into a world of drugs and violence that will bring them not only to Duke himself but smack into Nickel, a tough-as-nails teenage P.I. attempting to keep his own life together.

In a world between wars, a young man on the cusp of taking priestly vows is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing the accusations of police who blame him for a murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost. As he crisscrosses the continent via train, boat, and even the Graf Zeppelin airship, his adventures take him from Parisian rooftops to Mediterranean islands to Scottish forests. A mysterious, unforgettable, and romantic protagonist, Vango tells a thrilling story sure to captivate lovers of daring escapades and subversive heroes.

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini - Young Adult Fantasy
This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear. Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.