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Teen Talk Tuesday (3/15/16)

teen talk tuesdayLovely librarians, we have so much YA goodness for you this month!! First, professional kid-scarer R.L. Stine (Fear Street series) has won two awards: the 2016 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award AND the 2015 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice and Career Achievement Award in Young Adult!

The highly anticipated debut transgender romance IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo has two starred reviews!

Here’s all the Griffin Teen goodness hitting shelves this month. Check ’em out, then join today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat starting soon at 5pm EST (hashtag: #ewgcya)!

IN REAL LIFE by Jessica Love
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING meets THE HANGOVER—for teens—in this YA novel about a high school student who meets her online BFF and discovers how many secrets he has left unshared. “Add to this high-interest backdrop a romantic cat-and-mouse game, funny dialogue laced with big-sisterly advice about taking control, and a competitor who is too nice to hate, and you have a…sweet story ideal for contemporary teens whose lives play out in similar computer-and-text-message-related ways.” — Booklist

THE HIDDEN TWIN by Adi Rule
For eighteen years a girl with no name, a Redwing, has been hidden away in a small attic room while her idential sister, Jey, has lived her life in public as an only child. But when she switches places with Jey and finds herself in danger, she must prove herself more than a monster if she is to save both her sister and her home. “Purchase where Tamora Pierce’s books are popular.” — School Library Journal

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn and BONES & ALL by Camille DeAngelis are available as shiny, new trade paperbacks! readmoreremove

Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

See the full Alex Award list here.

2016 YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Finalist
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

See the full BFYA list here.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List, Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word category
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn (a Top 10 pick)

See the full PPYA list here.

2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
HAVEN’T YOU HEARD, I’M SAKAMOTO, VOL. 1 by Nami Sano
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full GGNT list here.

2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)

See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.

2016 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
HEADSCARVES & HYMENS by Mona Eltahawy

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2016 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

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Happy #BookBday (3/10/14 Edition)

Hey hey, it’s time for another #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

BONES & ALL by Camille DeAngelis
A haunting coming-of-age story about a young outcast as she sets out on a journey to find her long-lost father, who can tell her why she does the bad thing she does—literally consuming anyone who gets too close to her. “Maren’s story also offers readers plenty to chew on: issues of feminism, family, and the very idea of flesh eating. What’s more, it’s a genuinely entertaining (though occasionally stomach-turning) story of a young ghoul’s coming of age. Delicious fun.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE by Amy Scheibe
Scheibe’s “spectacular” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) sophomore effort explores the coming of age of a young Minnesota woman in the late 1950s. “Fans of Kathryn Stockett will identify strongly with the agonizing choices Emmy must make as ugly family secrets concerning racial hatred emerge. The author artfully folds fashion, cars, and music references into the story, and readers will delight in the surprise twist on the 1950s-style love affair that at first appears to be the perfect solution to the heroine’s woes.” — Library Journal
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Library Apocalypse!

Calm down, friends—it’s not the end of libraries! BONES & ALL author Camille DeAngelis wrote the following piece about the future of libraries after being inspired by a photo essay of the abandoned Mark Twain branch of the Detroit Public Library:

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“Lack of blood spatter notwithstanding, the Mark Twain branch of the Detroit Public Library looks like a set out of The Walking Dead.”

Not so long ago a link went bouncing around my little corner of the Twitterverse, a Flickr set of an abandoned library in Detroit. A photographer named Brandon P. Davis had let himself into the building to document the state of the place—closed in 1996 for renovations, for which the funding obviously never materialized—and now my bookish internet friends were retweeting the link with words like “heartbreaking” and “upsetting.”

I grew up in an affluent community ten minutes down the highway from Camden, New Jersey—a city that, like Detroit, many people seem to regard as a lost cause in every sense of the phrase. In the summer of 2010 Camden came horrifyingly close to shutting its three city library branches, until the county system agreed to take over. Library administrators understand far better than legislators do that a community, any community, needs a library more than it does a police force. Do away with the former, and you ensure that the latter will always have entirely too much work to do.

So heartbreaking is, indeed, the most appropriate choice of adjectives. Years’ worth of water damage has left the old cathedral ceilings of the Detroit library gaping in despair, dropping shower after shower of plaster chips on the books scattered across the floor. The pointed archways above the half-furled blueprints and overturned tables evoke a sort of defunct sacredness, as if this place were a temple dedicated to gods no one believes in anymore. Lack of blood spatter notwithstanding, the Mark Twain branch of the Detroit Public Library looks like a set out of The Walking Dead.

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For Your Consideration: March 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the March 2015* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due January 20! Click here  for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer

“After the rescue of a hijacked plane in Vienna fails spectacularly, leaving everyone on board dead, CIA types stationed in Vienna wonder if their agent on the case had been somehow compromised. Nine years later, two of the agents, former lovers Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, who has left the agency, meet near Celia’s California home to reconsider the question—and eye each other warily. Steinhauer, a Dashiell Hammett Award winner and two-time Edgar Award finalist, is big enough to get a one-day laydown.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry

“When his former boss in the Justice Department asks him to track down a rogue North Korean possibly in possession of some hush-hush Treasury Department files, beloved Berry protagonist Cotton Malone finds himself chasing from Venice to Croatia in a tight 24 hours. The plot hinges on whether the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which legalizes federal income tax, was properly ratified. Joining a new publisher with that nice little controversy, hugely best-selling author Berry gets red-carpet treatment, including a one-day laydown.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe

“Metcalfe snares readers’ attention with rich, fantastic characters…A wonderful read that is hard to put down, THE TRAGIC AGE will continue to haunt readers long after the last page has been turned.” — VOYA magazine

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous in Plaid
by Suzanne Enoch

The next book in the deliciously sexy Scandalous Highlanders series from New York Times bestseller Suzanne Enoch

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Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

A haunting coming-of-age story about a young outcast as she sets out on a journey to find her long-lost father, who can tell her why she does the bad thing she does.

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The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday

“Elijah Goldstein’s devoted Uncle Poxl is a Jewish World War II fighter pilot and an overnight literary sensation. What more could a boy want? While Torday is more likely to be compared to Philip Roth or Michael Chabon than Gillian Flynn, his debut novel has two big things in common with Gone Girl-it’s a story told in two voices, and it’s almost impossible to discuss without revealing spoilers. The reversal that defines this novel arrives late and changes the meaning of everything that’s come before, but that’s all you’ll hear about it here.”–Kirkus, starred review

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A Fireproof Home for the Bride by Amy Sceibe

“When her fiancé behaves shockingly, Emmeline (“Emmy”) Nelson kicks against her strict Lutheran upbringing in late 1950s Minnesota, getting a newspaper job and falling for a warm and charming Catholic boy. Then she learns that the Ku Klux Klan is active in the area—and that her family is involved. An in-house favorite that’s called part Annie Proulx and part Kent Haruf.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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Start Me Up by Nicole Michaels

Sparks fly between a sexy mechanic and a DIY loving single mom in the first book in this sexy contemporary romance series

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There’s No Such Thing As a Free Teen Novel

Welcome Unshelved Readers!
Thank you for visiting us. Please enter here to win copies of the 5 teen novels below. UPDATE! 11/10 This contest is now closed! Thank you all for entering.

*In your entry, please be sure to include your selection (only 1 title  per person)  full name, title, library affiliation and mailing address.

*The fine print: This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 to be eligible. The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce his/her name on Twitter, MacmillanLibrary.com, and any other platform we want to congratulate him/her on. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email.

BET YOUR LIFE by Jane Casey (Jess Tennant mysteries #2)
On Sale: February 3, 2015
In Jane Casey’s second YA mystery (after HOW TO FALL), 16-year-old Jess Tennant gets in over her head when she decides to find out who beat her classmate almost to death, and what he did to deserve such retribution.

REBELLION by Stephanie Diaz (Extraction series #2)
On Sale: February 10, 2015
In the second book in the Extraction series, Clementine, Logan, and the rebel allies have won the fight, but the war is far from over.

DREAMFIRE by Kit Alloway
On Sale: February 24, 2015
A young dream walker must save the world from certain destruction one dream at a time, in this riveting debut from an exciting new talent in young adult fiction.

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2014 Tri-State Book Buzz titles

AnneTriState2-editToday is the Tri-State Book Buzz where Anne presented all the glorious upcoming titles listed below! We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun, so here are the books she talked about:

Blockbuster Bestsellers
SAVING GRACE by Jane Green (On Sale: Dec. 30)
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (On Sale: Feb. 3)

Women’s Fiction
THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth (On Sale: Feb. 10)
BLUE STARS by Emily Gray Tedrowe (On Sale: Feb. 17)

Mystery Bestsellers
THE WHITES by Harry Brandt (On Sale: Feb. 17)
ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer (On Sale: March 10)
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry (On Sale: March 31)

Mysteries
THE UNQUIET DEAD by Ausma Zehanat Khan (On Sale: Jan. 13)
FEAR THE DARKNESS by Becky Masterman (On Sale: Jan. 20)
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (On Sale: Feb. 24)
THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth (On Sale: Feb. 24)

Coming to a Theater Near You
SPARE PARTS by Joshua Davis (On Sale: Dec. 2)
THE REVENANT by Michael Punke (On Sale: Jan. 6)

Crazy, Weird & True!
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION by Paul Fischer (On Sale: Feb. 3)
LETTER TO A FUTURE LOVER by Ander Monson (On Sale: Feb. 3)

Ahoy Matey!
WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler (On Sale: Feb. 3)

Coming of Age
FIND ME by Laura van den Berg (On Sale: Feb. 17)
THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe (On Sale: March 3)
BONES & ALL by Camille DeAngelis (On Sale: March 10)

The Teen Read of 2015
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers (On Sale: April 14)

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Books for Teens 2015: It’s All the Rage

BFT15posterOMG you guys—it’s time for our annual list of teen and YA-OK titles! And of course we’re more excited than a basket of kittens in yarn to share our favorites with you!

Before we get too tangled up, make sure that you’re pre-approved on Edelweiss to download all of our available e-galleys. Click here to find out how to be whitelisted.

You can also view our Edelweiss collection of Books for Teens titles here.

Our super-cool “Books for Teens 2015: It’s All the Rage” poster is now available! Click here for your downloadable copy or email us to request a hard copy (don’t forget to include your mailing address).

Now on to the books!

ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
Three words: O.M.G. Possibly one of the best, most important Griffin Teen books we’ve ever read, Summers’ hardcover debut examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence. Angie Manfredi, Head of Youth Services Librarian at Los Alamos County Library System, NM, called it “A YA game changer along the lines of Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK, this is a work of great power and resonance.”

FEUDS by Avery Hastings (The Feuds Series #1)
In an America split into the genetically superior and inferior, a fiercely ambitious ballerina, Davis, and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Cole, must stop a deadly virus that is spreading quickly. “FEUDS is fast-paced and plot-driven [and] ends with an unexpected cliff-hanger. Readers will eagerly await the sequel.” — School Library Journal

TORN by Avery Hastings (The Feuds Series #2)
In the sequel to FEUDS, Davis meets another recovered patient who helps her find clues that could lead to a cure. Meanwhile, Cole has plans to change his identity to compete in the Olympiads. Both will need to resist temptation and have the courage to face the answers they’re seeking in order for their love to survive.

BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman
The creator of Clarissa Explains It All‘s first novel stars a 19-year-old girl from New Jersey who finds herself thrust into the world of socialites after being seen in Audrey Hepburn’s iconic dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “Kriegman hits all the right notes for breezy escapist fiction—Manhattan glamour, glitzy parties, couture designs, and the name-dropping that goes with them.” — Publishers Weekly

SWAY by Kat Spears
In this “compelling debut told with swagger and real depth” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) by librarian Spears, a young man who avoids emotional connection at all costs is forced to open his heart when he meets the girl of his dreams. “Engrossing… Sharp dialogue, edgy humor, and an unlikely hero make this page-turner a winner.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine (Fear Street series)
The first new Fear Street book in nearly 20 years! Rachel Martin is thrilled to be invited to Brendan Fear’s birthday party on Fear Island, but it’s not all fun and games when party guests start dropping dead. “Stine again demonstrates that he is a true master of the formula.” — Booklist

DON’T STAY UP LATE by R.L. Stine (Fear Street series)
In the second new book in the re-launch of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series, a damaged young lady gets sent on a doomed babysitting job.

THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
This creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own is the #6 October 2014 LibraryReads pick! “A sterling example of the new breed of horror: unnerving and internal with just the right number of bumps in the night.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE GOOD SISTER by Jamie Kain
A stunning debut young adult novel about love in all its joyful, painful, exhilarating manifestations, and about the ties that bind us together, in life and beyond.

REDEEMED by P.C. + Kristin Cast (The House of Night #12)
In the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, evil vampyre Neferet has recovered her strength, while Zoey Redbird isn’t sure that she has what it takes to bring down Neferet, who now calls herself a god. “Lives are lost, loyalties (and romances) tested, and loose ends neatly tied up in this twelfth and final installment in the series. Fans will happily slurp this down, and with a film adaptation of the series in the works, they’ll have more to look forward to.” — Booklist

REVEALED by P.C. + Kristin Cast (The House of Night #11) is now available in Trade Paperback.

MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, edited by Stephanie Perkins with contributions from Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Holly Black & others
Twelve romantic holiday stories by twelve bestselling young adult authors, with four starred, rave reviews:

“It’s that rarest of short story collections: There’s not a single lump of coal.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A rare seasonal treat.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

“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

THE TERMINALS by Royce Scott Buckingham
The riveting story of a covert team of young, terminally ill teens who spend their last year alive running dangerous missions as super-spies for an organization that may not be all it seems.

LOOP by Karen Akins
A thrilling new YA novel in which time traveler Bree Bennis accidentally brings a boy from the past into the 23rd century, only to discover he’s keeping his own set of secrets. “LOOP is time well spent.” — School Library Journal
A 2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee!

TWIST by Karen Akins
In the unbelievably thrilling sequel to LOOP, someone is kidnapping Shifters from the distant past and altering the current timeline. It’s up to Bree to stop them, but first, she has to figure out who…and why.

ETERNAL by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #2)
In the second YA romance in New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls spinoff series, Della is trying to prove herself as a paranormal investigator while being torn between her feelings for a powerful vampire and a sexy shapeshifter.

UNSPOKEN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #3)
On Sale: October 27, 2015
The final installment in the Shadow Falls After Dark trilogy! When Della tries to solve a twenty year old murder—and clear her father’s name—she uncovers secrets about the vampire council and the boy she’s bonded to.

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Children’s & Teen Tri-State Book Buzz titles

It’s a beautiful day for today’s AAP Children’s & Teen Tri-State Book Buzz in NYC! Sadly, we’re not there to present, but here’s what we’d tell you about if we were:

ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Three words: O.M.G. Possibly one of the best, most important Griffin Teen books we’ve ever read, Summers’ hardcover debut examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence. Angie Manfredi, Head of Youth Services Librarian at Los Alamos County Library System, NM, called it “A YA game changer along the lines of Laurie Halse Anderson’s SPEAK, this is a work of great power and resonance.”

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ABOUT A GIRL
by Sarah McCarry

On Sale: July 14, 2015
In the third and final book in the Metamorphoses trilogy (after ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS and DIRTY WINGS), based loosely on Jason and the Argonauts, a young woman goes on a journey to find her long lost mother.

BET YOUR LIFE by Jane Casey (Jess Tennant mysteries #2)
On Sale: February 3, 2015
In Jane Casey’s second YA mystery (after HOW TO FALL), 16-year-old Jess Tennant gets in over her head when she decides to find out who beat her classmate almost to death, and what he did to deserve such retribution.

HIDE AND SEEK by Jane Casey (Jess Tennant mysteries #3)
On Sale: August 25, 2015
Jess Tennant’s classmate is kidnapped right before the Christmas holiday in this third novel in Jane Casey’s brilliant young adult mystery series.

BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
On Sale: March 10, 2015
A haunting coming-of-age story about a young outcast as she sets out on a journey to find her long-lost father, who can tell her why she does the bad thing she does—literally consuming anyone who gets too close to her. #omnomnomnom

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DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
On Sale: June 9, 2015
From the Morris-Award winning author of CHARM & STRANGE and COMPLICIT, comes a twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves.
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