Articles tagged "Ally Carter"

Four Stars for My True Love Gave to Me

Good morning my dear librarians!

Love is in the air thanks to Stephanie Perkins’ collection of short romantic holiday-themed stories with contributions from her YA pals David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell among others.

“Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It’s that rarest of short story collections: There’s not a single lump of coal.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Cute boys, mistletoe, counting down to the midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve—there’s no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories by a dozen of today’s top YA authors. Readers will also find a broad cross-section of other emotions and relationships in these tales about the significance of varied holiday traditions. A rare seasonal treat.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect for a snug evening next to the fire.”–Booklist, starred review

“Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round.”–School Library Journal, starred review

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Teen Talk Tuesday (5/20/14 Edition)

Calling all YA-readers: Teen Talk Tuesday is here! Check out the newest teen books from St. Martin's Griffin this month, then join us and @earlyword later today for Early Word YA Galley Chat at 5pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc.

A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
Set in an altered—yet terrifyingly familiar—present-day USA, this is a riveting debut about a teen girl who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage...or run for freedom. “Linka weaves a believable, disturbing dystopian future and never shies from violence or tragedy. A deftly plotted portrait of the evolution of a teenage girl into a dystopian heroine.” — Kirkus Reviews

A reading group guide is available for this title (it's also compatible with Common Core standards!).

BLONDE OPS by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
The Devil Wears Prada meets Ally Carter in this debut young adult novel, set in Rome, which features a fashion magazine intern who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady. “The only person Bec can trust is herself as the plot twists and turns in this hypercharged thriller of fashion, high-tech sleuthing, and power, with bella Roma as the backdrop. Close calls, mysterious phone conversations, surreptitious whispers in office corners, and a clandestine conversation in a dark warehouse make for highly improbable, but also highly entertaining, escapist fun.” — Booklist

REBORN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #1
New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter returns to Shadow Falls with this brand new spin-off series starring vampire Della Tsang. “This is great for readers wanting to return to Shadow Falls....” — Kirkus Reviews

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