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Teen Talk Tuesday! (2/17/15)

Just in time for today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat, here are this month’s new releases from St. Martin’s Griffin TEEN and Farrar, Straus & Giroux!

And don’t forget to join @earlyword today at 5pm EST (hashtag #ewyagc) to brag about your favorite teen reads!

DREAMFIRE by Kit Alloway
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. “A dark and exciting paranormal adventure that will keep patient genre fans up late.”
Kirkus Reviews

FIND ME by Laura van den Berg (One of Kirkus Reviews‘ Brand-New Books You Shouldn’t Miss this week!)
A highly anticipated debut novel about a young woman named Joy who is in quarantine at a psychiatric hospital because her blood might hold the key to a cure and a vaccine against a highly contagious disease that’s rampaging across the country.
“Like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale or Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, van den Berg’s debut novel presents a frighteningly plausible near-future dystopia grounded in human elements. Not everything is explained, and things take an increasingly surreal turn in the novel’s second half, but Joy’s quest, and her need to feel cared for, is heartbreakingly real and compellingly wrought. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal, starred review
“YAs with a penchant for dark, subtly speculative fiction will be captivated by Joy and her struggles for selfhood and survival in a poisoned world.” — Booklist, starred review

DISGRUNTLED by Asali Solomon (One of Kirkus Reviews‘ Brand-New Books You Shouldn’t Miss this week!)
A coming-of-age tale, a portrait of Philadelphia in the late eighties and early nineties, and an examination of the impossible double-binds of race seen through the eyes of eight-year-old Kenya Curtis. “A deft, knowing, bold, and witty debut.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

CLA 2014 Book Buzz

On Monday, Anne highlighted new and forthcoming teen titles during the Connecticut Library Association's Book Buzz session. Here are all the books she presented, a downloadable handout, and an Edelweiss collection with a few extra goodies:

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn, on sale 6/24
CHARM & STRANGE (trade paperback edition) by Stephanie Kuehn, on sale 6/10
IF YOU FIND ME (trade paperback edition) by Emily Murdoch
REDEEMED by P.C. + Kristin Cast (House of Night #12), on sale 10/14
KALONA'S FALL by P.C. + Kristin Cast (House of Night Novellas #4), on sale 7/29
REBORN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #1), on sale 5/20
ETERNAL by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #2), on sale 10/28
HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey, on sale 8/26
RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson, on sale 7/1
EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz, on sale 7/22
THE DIVERGENT COMPANION by Lois Gresh
THE HAVEN by Carol Lynch Williams
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka, on sale 5/6
BEFORE MY EYES by Caroline Bock
STRANGE SWEET SONG by Adi Rule
DIRTY WINGS by Sarah McCarry, on sale 7/15
DEADLY LITTLE SINS by Kara Taylor (Prep School Confidential #3), on sale 8/5
STELLA by Helen Eve
BLONDE OPS by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman, on sale 5/6
PUSH GIRL by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love, on sale 6/3
PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine, on sale 9/30
ILLUSION by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Chronicles of Nick #5)
THE SEVERED TOWER (trade paperback edition) by J. Barton Mitchell (The Conquered Earth #2), on sale 11/11
VALLEY OF FIRES by J. Barton Mitchell (The Conquered Earth #3)
SPIRITS OF ASH AND FOAM by Greg Weisman (Rain of the Ghosts #2)

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Books for Teens 2014: WE [heart] YA Griffin Teen!

Books for Teens 2014 posterCue the confetti cannons and cheerleaders: it's time for our annual list of Young Adult books from St. Martin’s Griffin!

Before the celebrations begin, make sure that you’re whitelisted on Edelweiss to download all of our available e-galleys. Click here to find out how to be whitelisted.

If you're already whitelisted, you can find all available Macmillan e-galleys here (please note: you must be logged in and set your search preference to "View titles I may Download or Request." Otherwise, the page will say "No titles met this criteria").

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

Read on for the books!

FangirlFANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

A coming-of-age tale of family, first love, and fan fiction from the talented author of ELEANOR & PARK.

"Absolutely captivating." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A funny and tender coming-of-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice. [...] Touching and utterly real." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This book will find a wide audience, especially among older fans of Harry Potter." School Library Journal, starred review

"This is an epic writ small; the magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell's incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling, and triumphant relationships."Booklist, starred review

#1 LibraryReads September 2013 Selection
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2013
Goodreads Best Books of 2013
School Library Journal Best Books of 2013
2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection 

TrapTHE TRAP by Andrew Fukuda (The Hunt #3)

In the explosive finale to The Hunt trilogy, Gene and Sissy must protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again.

"The Hunt trilogy has lived up to the promise of the first book and delivered shocks and drama with every turn of the page." — Booklist

THE PREY by Andrew Fukuda (The Hunt #2) is now available in Trade Paperback

Social CodeTHE SOCIAL CODE by Sadie Hayes (The Start-Up #1)

The drama of Gossip Girl comes to Silicon Valley when eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory launch their new company and find fame and fortune seemingly overnight. But no amount of prestige can prepare them for the envy, backstabbing and cool calculation of their new powerful peers.

"Readers will be both engrossed with and appalled by the shifty universe and deliciously soapy momentum created in this thrilling series opener." — Booklist

Next Big ThingTHE NEXT BIG THING by Sadie Hayes (The Start-Up #2)

In the second installment in the Start Up series, Amelia and Adam are riding high on the successful launch of their new company–until they start to disagree about how to sustain the momentum to keep making it in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.

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Monday Fun Day! (3/26/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians!

- Congratulations to Deborah Baker-Receniello  of the Oakville Timberland Library who won our Jackie Collins "Pink" Collection giveaway. Enjoy!

- Register now for Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz. I'll be telling you all about some of our hottest upcoming titles! Details here.

- A reminder to those librarians who didn't make it to PLA this year: Talia's book buzz slides are hosted here on the blog (link). 

- We're delighted to see that LIE and WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE have been nominated for YALSA’s 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults! See the full list of nominees here.

- And finally check this questionably bada** "library rap" brought to you by MC Poindexter and The Study Crew, the SciFi channel, and Sliders.

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FOUR STARS for Caroline Bock’s LIE!

We are blown away by the reviews for Caroline Bock's LIE, a sensitive and complex YA novel about a small town hate crime. Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist have all given LIE a starred review!

Kirkus Reviews calls LIE, "unusual and important," and says, "This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. [...] Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions."

Publishers Weekly says, "Avoiding preachiness, Bock handles the novel's multiple viewpoints exceptionally well, rotating among the painfully believable voices of high school students and adults. Her characters may keep the truth inside, but their story reads like a confessional."

Library Journal says, "Bock’s debut will grip readers searching for complete realism in their fiction."

Booklist has yet to publish their full review, but we'll update when they do!

This is an excellent read for all Americans, teen and up.

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Two Stars for Caroline Bock’s LIE

Both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews have seen fit to add a star to their reviews of Caroline Bock's LIE. LIE is the story of seventeen-year-old Skylar Thompson and her role in a small town hate crime. Her boyfriend stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness.

Kirkus Reviews calls LIE, "unusual and important," and says, "This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. [...] Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions."

[UPDATE] Kirkus Reviews added LIE to their list of New and Notable Books for Teens for August.

Publishers Weekly says, "Avoiding preachiness, Bock handles the novel's multiple viewpoints exceptionally well, rotating among the painfully believable voices of high school students and adults. Her characters may keep the truth inside, but their story reads like a confessional."

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