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South Florida local Julie Shepard is the author of the newly debuted young adult novel ROSIE GIRL. ROSIE GIRL was one of my favorite books of the year, so I was beyond excited to have the privilege of attending her book launch on July 15th to celebrate the release of her first novel. Read on to learn all about Julie, ROSIE GIRL and the fantastic event.
Getting to book signings in the suburbs of Atlanta where I live is harder than you would think. Let’s just say they typically consist of me annoying my parents to drive me one hour each way into downtown Atlanta for a one-hour signing. Occasionally my city’s independent bookstore, The Foxtale Book Shoppe, hosts events for YA authors that I must attend, and luckily, this store is only ten minutes away from me. I always make sure to take advantage of every convenient signing opportunity that I have. Naturally, I was super excited to find out that they were hosting an event for authors Mackenzi Lee and Becky Albertalli. Read on to learn all about the event.
One of our most highly-anticipated releases this summer is BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME: 13 Tales of Villainy, a collection of short stories edited by Ameriie. In these 13 short stories written by 13 amazing young adult authors, readers get to see the villain's side of every story --- for better or for worse. At the end of each story, 13 BookTubers break down the themes, character arcs and motifs that make each one deliciously devious. In this post, Teen Board Member Reanna H., who reviewed BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME, shares the playlist she created of songs to accompany each story.
When Teenreads heads to conventions and book festivals, we're not only looking to see our favorite authors IRL. We're also on the hunt for advance copies of up and coming books, discounted copies of books that are in stores and, of course, book swag! Not familiar with the term? Book swag refers to any extra items you might receive with a book that helps promote the book, author or publisher. In this post, Teen Board member Wren L. tells us all about some of her favorite book swag items and why she prefers some over others.
Have you ever dreamed of meeting one of your favorite authors IRL? Here at Teenreads, we're always on the hunt for book launches, author signings and bookish conventions where we can meet our favorite authors, get signed books and learn more about some of our favorite stories. This month, Teen Board Member Pranshu A. was able to attend the Austin, Texas, book launch event for Cora Carmack's ROAR, a debut fantasy where the land is ruled and shaped by violent magical storms --- and the power lies with those who control them. In this post, Pranshu shares all the details about her experience and how it became a dream come true.
June 21, 2017

Cover Reveal: WE ALL FALL DOWN by Natalie D. Richards

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Last year, Natalie D. Richards released ONE WAS LAST, a psychological thriller about a group of teens who get lost in the woods after a flash flood interrupts their senior field trip. Now, Richards is back and better than ever with WE ALL FALL DOWN. In her follow-up novel, teens Theo and Paige want to tell the other how they truly feel. When a fight breaks out at a riverbank party, however, neither of their nights go according to plan. Here at Teenreads.com, we have the exclusive cover reveal for WE ALL FALL DOWN, along with an introductory statement from Natalie herself. Be the first to see what Richards has ready for her readers next!
Kristen Simmons is the author of several bestselling YA books including the Article 5 series, set in a dystopian world ruled by morals rather than ethics; THE GLASS ARROW, a stand-alone high fantasy novel where women are endangered; and, most recently, METALTOWN, a steampunk novel where factories rule. One common theme throughout all of Kristen's books is a dystopian, controlling government, much like the one presented in Margaret Atwood's highly acclaimed THE HANDMAID'S TALE. In light of THE HANDMAID'S TALE's successful adaptation, we are sharing an amazing Q&A with Kristen discussing the dystopian genre and its influence on her novel, THE GLASS ARROW. 
Hi, my name is Rachel A. and I read clean fiction. Unfortunately, there are an abundance of misconceptions, misunderstandings and inaccurate stereotypes surrounding clean fiction readers. More often than not, people think we are religious zealots, prudes or ridiculously sheltered. This is simply untrue. Today I hope to shed some light on the subject and answer some common questions.
If you're a young adult booklover, you're probably already familiar with BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. At BookCon, readers of all ages can interact with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. With interactive panels, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so, so much more, BookCon is the ultimate place to celebrate books. This year, Teenreads was on the scene with a group of nine interns, Teen Board members and reviewers. In this post, our team shares some photos they took of the decorations, authors and books they saw at this year's BookCon. Click here to read a more in-depth post about their experiences, favorite parts and book hauls.
If you're a young adult booklover, you're probably already familiar with BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. At BookCon, readers of all ages can interact with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. With interactive panels, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so, so much more, BookCon is the ultimate place to celebrate books. This year, Teenreads was on the scene with a group of nine interns, Teen Board members and reviewers and we have the full scoop for you below!