Articles tagged "Shadow Falls series"

Teen Talk Tuesday (10/18/16 Edition)

Hey hey, YA librarians! We’ve got a bunch of new teen and YA-OK adult books for you this month. Check ’em out then share your favorites during today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya).

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore
Ages 12 to 18
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and three starred reviews! From Morris Award finalist Anna-Marie McLemore comes a second stunning novel tinged with magic, about a girl with roses that grow from her wrist who happens to be hiding the truth, a boy with past secrets who paints moons and hangs them in trees, and four sisters rumored to be witches, who could ruin them both. “With luminous prose infused with Latino folklore and magical realism, this mixes fairy-tale ingredients with the elegance of a love story, with all of it rooted in a deeply real sense of humanity. Lovely, necessary, and true.” — Booklist, starred review

MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast
Ages 12 to 18
#1 New York Times bestselling author, P.C. Cast, returns with a new epic fantasy. Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. “While many fantasy series style themselves as epic, this one may actually be worthy of the description. Fantasy lovers who are fans of Cinda Williams Chima’s ‘Seven Realms’ novels will fall in love with Mari and Nik.”
School Library Journal

HOW TO KEEP A BOY FROM KISSING YOU by Tara Eglington
Ages 12 to 18
Aurora Skye is sweet sixteen and never been kissed—and that’s the way she wants it to be. But when she’s cast in her high school’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, she must avoid having her first kiss with Hayden Paris, her co-star, next door neighbor, and the bane of her existence. OR IS HE? “Eglington celebrates female friendship and loyalty, too, and Aurora’s sunny outlook will satisfy readers looking for a romantic comedy with a dash of Shakespeare.”
Publishers Weekly

MIDNIGHT HOUR by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series)
Ages 12 to 18
In the conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls saga, Miranda Kane is preparing to graduate when a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.

ROLLING BLACKOUTS: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden
In this graphic novel, cartoonist Glidden details her two-month long journey through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria as she accompanies two reporters while they research stories on the Iraq War’s effect on the Middle East and, specifically, the war’s refugees. “Glidden’s understated, face-focused illustration style gets under your skin—by removing her own personality from the writing, the author sucks readers in so deeply that you really feel present, seeing her journey through her eyes.”
Library Journal, starred review

SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman
Available simultaneously in trade paperback
Two starred reviews! Published in time for Jackson’s centennial, this graphic adaptation masterfully reimagines her iconic story with a striking visual narrative created by her grandson, Miles Hyman. “A stunning graphic adaptation of a chilling classic.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove

Booklist Fall 2016 YA webinar

wndbToday Talia highlighted her favorite teen titles during Booklist‘s YA Announcements: Fall 2016 webinar. For those who weren’t able to listen in, here are the boss lady’s top picks, including many diverse books (#wndb):

Fantasy/Science Fiction/Paranormal/Fairy Tales
MOON CHOSEN: Tales of a New World by P.C. Cast
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (A BEA 2016 YA Editor’s Buzz Panel Pick!)
FREEKS by Amanda Hocking
MIDNIGHT HOUR: A Shadow Falls Novel by C. C. Hunter
A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi (#wndb)
THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME by J.Q. Coyle
WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore

Horror
FEAR STREET SUPER THRILLER: Secrets by R. L. Stine
THE DEAD BOYFRIEND: A Fear Street Novel by R. L. Stine
GIVE ME A K-I-L-L : A Fear Street Novel by R. L. Stine
SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY” The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman (also available in trade paperback)

Realistic Fiction/Romance
WE ARE STILL TORNADOES by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen
THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER by E. Katherine Kottaras
THE MEMORY OF THINGS by Gae Polisner (#readandremember)
THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER by Kat Spears
THE RADIUS OF US by Marie Marquardt (#wndb)
HOW TO KEEP A BOY FROM KISSING YOU by Tara Eglington
THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE by Julia Day (#wndb)

Flatiron Books YA
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (#wndb)
A 2017 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee!
A 2017 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee!
Two starred reviews!

AMERICAN GIRLS by Allison Umminger
A 2017 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee!
Three starred reviews!

Griffin Teen Summer 2016 Highlights
YOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan & Nina LaCour (#wndb)
A Spring 2016 Library Journal Editor’s Pick!
A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2016!
David Levithan is the 2016 Margaret A. Edwards Award recipient for lifetime achievement in YA writing!

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins
A 2017 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee!
A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2016!
FOUR starred reviews!

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Check out the full Books for Teens 2017 lineup and make sure to get whitelisted on Edelweiss to read e-galleys of these great YA books and more. You can also download the full list of slides from the webinar and view the archived webinar here.

Books for Teens 2016: WE [heart] Flatiron Books YA!

Our list of favorite forthcoming 2016 teen titles collected all in one place, just for you and your teen patrons is finally here. In addition to the always-exciting selection from Griffin Teen (including new books from David Levithan and Stephanie Perkins), keep an eye out for YA debuts IF I WAS YOUR GIRL and AMERICAN GIRLS from Flatiron Books.

But first, 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 2016 titles here.

Our super-cool “Books for Teens Twenty-SixTEEN” poster is now available!

You’re in for a treat because this year’s poster is double-sided—flip it over and color your own CARRY ON  book jacket! Click here to download a copy or email us to request a hard copy (don’t forget to include your mailing address).
Now on to the books, starting with Flatiron YA!

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
**TWO STARRED REVIEWS** Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like anyone else, she wants to make friends and fit in, but she has a secret. When she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, she can’t help but let him in. As they spend more time together, she finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells the truth, no one will be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? At her old school, she used to be Andrew.

Russo has written a story that many trans teens—and adults—have been wanting: a sweet, believable romance that stokes the fires of hope without devolving into saccharine perfection or horrific tragedy. Above all, this is a necessary, universal story about feeling different and enduring prejudices, and it’s full of love, hope, engaging writing, and truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In an illuminating debut guided by hope and overwhelming kindness, Russo demonstrates the challenges teens face in finding ‘the truest version’ of themselves.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

AMERICAN GIRLS by Allison Umminger
***THREE STARRED REVIEWS!*** When fifteen-year-old Anna “borrows” her family’s credit card and runs away to L.A. to crash with her half-sister, she has to work to pay her way home. Her sister’s creepy ex-boyfriend hires Anna for a seriously macabre research project for his indie film: to research the murderous Manson girls. This is not quite the summer Anna had in mind, but it may just be the one that she needs to understand and accept her family, and herself, in a new way.

“Setting her tale against the glittery, gritty backdrop of modern-day Los Angeles, the author deftly weaves together multiple story strands to create a razor-sharp commentary on our culture, observed with keen wit from the perspective of one honest and complex American girl. An insightful, original take on the coming-of-age story, this novel plumbs the depths of American culture to arrive at a poignant emotional truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Debut author Umminger’s humor is biting (“My family was clearly the place where optimism went to die”), yet it reveals richly complicated relationships among mothers, daughters, and sisters. Umminger crafts a Los Angeles both glittering and soulless, leading to Anna’s realization that she may have more in common with the Manson girls than she thought, but it’s the choices she makes that set her apart.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Bittersweet and true, Anna’s journey to self-discovery is one that should be widely read.” — Booklist, starred review

CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection!  Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with CARRY ON, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller FANGIRL.

“A brilliantly addictive, genuinely romantic story… It’s as if Rowell turned the Harry Potter books inside out, and is showing us the marvelous, subversive stuffing inside.” — Time Magazine

“With rock-solid worldbuilding, a sweet and believable romance subplot, and satisfying ending, CARRY ON is a monumentally enjoyable reading experience. Hand this to fans of Rowell, Harry Potter, love stories, and magic.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

“…irresistible and surprisingly tender, but the true strength here is the characterizations… Stock up on copies—this one begs to be reread.”
Booklist, starred review

“…this book can be read as a tribute to Harry Potter and Lev Grossman’s Magicians series, and it’s a sterling example of how to use genre conventions to create something new. The funny, wised-up dialogue, the tumultuous, sweet, and sexy love story is grade-A Rowell…readers will find [this] almost impossible to put down. — Publishers Weekly, starred review

BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears
Also available in trade paperback
A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee! From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY (now available in trade paperback), comes a new novel that asks the question: when a group of four best friends begins to drift apart, what will it take to bring them back together? BREAKAWAY received two starred reviews, including this one from Booklist: “A painfully honest and powerful depiction of the changing nature of friendships in the face of hardship and an exploration of what it means ‘to be human and alive.’”

THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER by Kat Spears
Ages 13 to 18

From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY, comes a high stakes contemporary story of a city teen who moves to a small town and finds himself head to head with the local bully.

DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
A 2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together face their hostile Georgia town. “Readers seeking a star-crossed love story with a twist won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
A 2016 YALSA Morris Award Finalist & Best Fiction for Young Adults selection! The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens from rival traveling performer families who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them. “McLemore’s prose is ethereal and beguiling… The enchanting setup and the forbidden romance that blooms…will quickly draw readers in, along with the steady unspooling of the families’ history and mutual suspicions in this promising first novel.” — Publishers Weekly

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore (ages 14-18) will be available in trade paperback on September 26, 2017.

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and three starred reviews!
From Morris Award finalist Anna-Marie McLemore comes a second stunning novel tinged with magic, about a girl with roses that grow from her wrist who happens to be hiding the truth, a boy with past secrets who paints moons and hangs them in trees, and four sisters rumored to be witches, who could ruin them both. “With luminous prose infused with Latino folklore and magical realism, this mixes fairy-tale ingredients with the elegance of a love story, with all of it rooted in a deeply real sense of humanity. Lovely, necessary, and true.”
Booklist, starred review 

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TxLA 2015 – Wednesday events

It’s another beautiful day in Austin at TxLA 2015! Come visit Macmillan Library in booth #1359 and see our authors at these fabulous events happening today (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Opening Author Session
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom K, 6th floor
Tickets required

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo (AFTER THE STORM) and other authors provide literary flair and flavor as they share some of their writing experiences and read from their books.

State Treasures: Texan Authors
2:00-3:50pm
Austin Convention Center | Room 6 AB, level 3

Join this lively panel discussion on all matters Texan! Chris Tomlinson (TOMLINSON HILL: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name – One White, One Black) and other Texas authors regale with the two-stepping, tale-wrangling narratives that capture the Lone Star spirit.


Texas Tea: Meet and Greet Over 50 YA Authors

4:00-5:20pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom F-H, 6th floor
Tickets required

Join us for the fourth annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and pastries.

Keep up with the action on Twitter, hashtag #txla15.

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2015 (booth 1359)

YEEHAW! We can’t wait to spend springtime with you in Austin at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in just a few short weeks! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1359 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):
In-Booth Signing with Katherine Center

Tuesday, April 14th
5:30-7:00pm
Austin Convention Center| Macmillan Adult Booth #1359

Katherine Center will be signing complimentary copies of HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS.

Opening Author Session

Wednesday, April 15th
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom K, 6th floor
Tickets required*

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo (AFTER THE STORM) and other authors provide literary flair and flavor as they share some of their writing experiences and read from their books.

*Luncheon tickets are $43 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration.

State Treasures: Texan Authors

Wednesday, April 15th
2:00-3:50pm
Austin Convention Center | Room 6 AB, level 3

Join this lively panel discussion on all matters Texan! Chris Tomlinson (TOMLINSON HILL: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name – One White, One Black) and other Texas authors regale with the two-stepping, tale-wrangling narratives that capture the Lone Star spirit.

Texas Tea: Meet and Greet Over 50 YA Authors

Wednesday, April 15th
4:00-5:20pm
Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street | Austin Grand Ballroom F-H, 6th floor
Tickets required*

Join us for the fourth annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and UNSPOKEN: Shadow Falls After Dark). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and pastries.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Friday, April 3, through pre-registration. readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2014 (booth 1438)

YEEHAW! We'll be in San Antonio in just a few short weeks for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference and we can't wait to see you! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1438 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Oh the Horror! Author panel

Code Zero jacketWednesday, April 9th
2:00-4:00pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | 217 CD, concourse level

Zombies, werewolves, demons—oh my! How will the world end? In a zombie apocalypse or volcanic eruption caused by angelic rebellion? Find out at this horror panel featuring several authors including Jonathan Maberry (CODE ZERO), moderated by our friend Ali Fisher!

DRC button - Code Zero
E-galley available on Edelweiss

Meet C.C. Hunter @ “Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)”

RebornThursday, April 10th
9:00-9:30am
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market Street
Tickets required*

Hear New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and REBORN: Shadow Falls After Dark) deliver the keynote address at the TT4L conference. Free books will be provided to attendees and a signing will follow the speech.

*Tickets are $30. Purchasing information available here

DRC button - REBORN E-galley available on Edelweiss

Texas Tea with YA Authors

Thursday, April 10th
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market Street
Tickets required*

Join us for the third annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (REBORN: Shadow Falls After Dark). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and pastries.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased at the time of registration for annual conference. More information available here.  

Crunch! An Evening with Zombie Authors dinner

Thursday, April 10th
6:30-8:30pm
Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 South Alamo St | Historic Pavilion
Tickets required; however, conference registration is not required to register for this event*

Eat like it's your last meal! Join thrill-seeking colleagues for a night of terrifying tasty dishes and tales at this annual favorite event. Zombie-themed works will leave you hungry for more as authors, including Jonathan Maberry (CODE ZERO) share their brains (metaphorically, of course). Free books will be provided to attendees, and Zombies are welcome.

*Dinner tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 21 through pre-registration. RSVP via Facebook

Publishers' Book Buzz

Friday, April 11th
8:00am to 9:50am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 202 AB, concourse level

Come hear Anne “the sweet teeth” Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at the very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

If it's your first time in San Antonio, TxLA has put together a neat site with information about shopping, dining, attractions, and transportation.

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