Archives - November 2009
We have six exciting new releases to share with you this week, including DAWN, Kevin Brooks's dark and edgy novel about substance abuse and family relationships; WHAT I WORE TO SAVE THE WORLD, Maryrose Wood's followup to the romantic fantasies WHY I LET MY HAIR GROW OUT and HOW I FOUND THE PERFECT DRESS; and the Simon Pulse teen dramas PERFECT SHOT and THE WORLD IS MINE.New Releases for December 1stHardcover
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Today's guest blogger, Vincent Lowry, is the author of a sci-fi adventure novel for young adults, CONSTELLATION CHRONICLES: The Lost Civilization of Aries. Below, he discusses new trends in publishing, and just how much of an impact they can have on teen readers today.
While we have just two new titles to share with you this week, fantasy readers still have a couple of new books for which to be thankful this holiday week. Screenwriter Jessica Bendinger, the mind behind the cheerleading hit Bring it On, makes her teen lit debut with the supernatural romance, THE SEVEN RAYS. If you’ve been patiently awaiting the second part of the Oathbreaker story, A PRINCE AMONG KILLERS hits shelves in paperback as well.
Today's guest blogger is 15-year-old Mary Sturgis from Chicago, IL. Last month, she attended a book signing for Melissa de la Cruz's THE VAN ALEN LEGACY, and was able to catch up with the author afterwards for an interview, which she was kind enough to share with Teenreads.com. Over some sushi, they discussed inspiration behind the series, favorite characters, fictional love interests, and what lies ahead for Schuyler and the Blue Bloods gang.
For all you Alex Rider fans out there, good news! CROCODILE TEARS, the eighth book in Anthony Horowitz's bestselling series about a gifted 14-year-old boy unwillingly recruited to the MI6, hits stores this week! This latest installment finds Alex up against a seemingly unstoppable villain looking to reap the financial benefits of an epic "natural disaster" strong enough to wipe out an entire East African country.
It's a quiet week for new YA releases, but for fans of thrillers of the fantasy or espionage variety, the latest installments of the Strange Angels and the Alex Rider series may be all that you need.New Releases for November 17thHardcover
Today's guest blogger is Wendy Corsi Staub, the bestselling author of over seventy novels, including LILY DALE: DISCOVERING --- the latest addition to her paranormal series for young adults. Below, she retraces her career as an author and reflects on how much --- and how little --- has changed since she began writing more than fifteen years ago.
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Whether you're in the mood for gripping historical fiction, heart-racing thrillers, quirky comedies or mind-bending fantasies, we're sure you'll find something to satisfy your literary cravings in this week's New Releases Roundup, which includes two installments in Laurie Faria Stolarz's paranormal Touch series; David Almond's heartbreaking tale of survival, RAVEN SUMMER; HAZEL, Julie Hearn's anticipated follow up to last year's IVY; and Margaret Peterson Haddix's latest suspense novel about a young Hollywood starlet, CLAIM TO FAME.