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December 31, 2009

2009 Recap

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With 2009 drawing to a close, we thought we'd wrap up the year by sharing some of the most memorable author guest posts contributed to the Teenreads.com blog in the past year (or, 7 months, rather). But, try as we might, we just couldn't narrow down our list of faves to a mere ten or twenty or even thirty, since each and every one of them brought something refreshing, poignant, funny and thought provoking to the feature. So, in the list below, we've compiled all the author guest blogs we've spotlighted since our launch in May.
December 30, 2009

Q & A With Carolyn Mackler

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Today, Carolyn Mackler --- author of five novels, including THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG, ROUND THINGS, GUYAHOLIC and
Lauren Kate's most recent novel, FALLEN, is the first book in a new fantasy romance series that follows star-crossed lovers Luce --- a seventeen-year-old reform school student with a mysterious past --- and Daniel, an enigmatic and standoffish badboy with even bigger secrets. Lauren will be joining us in a few weeks with a guest blog, but in the meantime, we wanted to share this author Q&A, as well as FALLEN'S chilling book trailer, with all of you. Be sure to let us know what you think!
December 28, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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For those of you (like me!) looking to revel in the Post-Christmas/Pre-New Year's quiet time by curling up with some cocoa and a couple of good books, we have six fantastic titles releasing this week to recommend, including TANGLE, Carolyn Mackler's latest tale about the intertwining lives of four people at a Caribbean resort; Elizabeth Eulberg's (anti)romance THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB; Rachel Vincent's urban fantasy MY SOUL TO SAVE, and and the next installment in the Kimani Tru series, NEXT SEMESTER.New Releases for December 28th
Maureen Johnson's SUITE SCARLETT introduced us to Scarlett Martin, who quite possibly has the worst summer job ever. On her 15th birthday, she "inherited" a room of her own at her family's hotel... along with the responsibility of taking care of whoever's occupying it. This February, Johnson follows up her acclaimed novel with a new sequel that finds her heroine in the thick of the craziness that comes with her less-than-desirable personal-assistant gig to a couple of high-maintenance theater-types, not to mention even more family drama and relationship woes.
December 21, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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It's a promising week for those of you in need of last-minute stocking stuffers! Jaclyn Dolamore's MAGIC UNDER GLASS and Yvonne Prinz's DARKLIGHT should satisfy those looking for a faerie fix, while three releases this week focus on unconventional teenage jobs: THE VINYL PRINCESS’ Allie works is a record store enthusiast; STUPID CUPID’s Felicity is a matchmaking Cupid-in-training; and VIP LOUNGE’s Chloe Gamble wants to make it as an actress.
The next Bookreporter.com holiday blog we're sharing with you is from Mahbod Seraji, author of ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN ---
The next Bookreporter.com Holiday Blog we're sharing with you is from Kristin Hannah, author of MAGIC HOUR, COMFORT AND JOY, FIREFLY LANE and TRUE COLORS.
December 14, 2009

This Week's New Releases

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We have just one release to share with you this week, the south-of-the-border tale FAR FROM GRINGO LAND. You can check out this YA cultural study today.New Releases for December 14thHardcoverFAR FROM GRINGO LAND by Edward Myers (Clarion Books)
On our sister site, Bookreporter.com, we've been inviting some of our favorite authors to write guest blogs about holiday book-related memories, and have gotten such a fantastic response of truly heartfelt, funny, and touching pieces that we wanted to share a few with you here at Teenreads.com. Up first is Heather Gudenkauf, author of the THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE. This debut novel is a suspenseful, absorbing tale about two young girls who disappear from their small Iowa town, and would make a fantastic crossover title for young adult readers.