Teen Talk Tuesday (5/20/14 Edition)

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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CLA 2014 Book Buzz

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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Teen Talk Tuesday (3/18/14 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (3/18/14 Edition)

Wicked Little Secrets jacketRemnants of Tomorrow jacketStrange Sweet Song jacketStella jacketHidden TP jacket

Early Word YA Galley Chat is upon us! Take a look at the latest and greatest teen titles from St. Martin's Griffin this month, then join us and @earlyword later today at 5pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc.

WICKED LITTLE SECRETS by Kara Taylor (Prep School Confidential #2)
Anne Dowling becomes entangled in a web of secrets involving a missing student and a conspiracy at Wheatley Prep in this fast-paced, juicy follow-up to PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

REMNANTS OF TOMORROW by Kassy Tayler (Ashes of Twilight #3)
In this "satisfying conclusion to the Ashes of Twilight trilogy" (Booklist), Wren and her friends from inside the dome must stop an all-out war between the factions by making them understand that the only way to survive is to work together.

STRANGE SWEET SONG by Adi Rule
“Music buffs will relate to Sing’s passion and insecurities, and readers who enjoy a good melodrama will be captivated.” — Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“Rule’s promising writing still hits the right note. There’s an opening for a second book, and it has the potential to be as sweet and strange as the first.” — Booklist

STELLA by Helen Eve
This "Gossip Girl"-style private school drama unfolds through alternating points of view between popular girl Stella and the newcomer Caitlin, who is quickly drafted to the inner circle. "Eve’s substantive new twist on this well-trod contemporary theme works—and fans of the subgenre will adore it." — Booklist

HIDDEN by P.C. + Kristin Cast (House of Night #10, Trade Paperback edition)
Neferet’s evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer on her side—so why is she far from done wreaking havoc in the vampyre world? Now available for the first time in trade paperback.

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Teen Talk Tuesday (2/18/14 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (2/18/14 Edition)

In honor of today's Early Word YA Galley Chat, we're taking a look at the latest and greatest teen titles from St. Martin's Griffin. Read on, then join us and @earlyword at 5pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc

ELEGY by Amanda Hocking (Watersong #4, Trade Paperback edition)  
The explosive finale to the Watersong series is now available in trade paperback! Gemma holds the key to breaking the siren curse but she'll have to fight Penn in order to save everything and everyone she holds dear. 
Also available in the series: WAKE (Book 1), LULLABY (Book 2) and TIDAL (Book 3)

BEFORE MY EYES by Caroline Bock
A powerful new young adult novel about a fateful Long Island summer told from the perspective of three teenagers whose lives will never be the same. "Gripping, disturbing and nuanced." — Kirkus Reviews

THE HAVEN by Carol Lynch Williams
For the teens at The Haven, the world beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises is a dangerous unknown and always has been since the hospital was established in the year 2020. It was built to help control the Disease that claims limbs and lungs–and memories–but what if it's not the safe place it claims to be? Award-winning YA novelist Williams' new novel is "Deliciously enigmatic." — Kirkus Reviews

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Teen Talk Tuesday (1/21/14 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (1/21/14 Edition)

Today we're talkin' teen titles! Please save all OMGs & SQUEEs for today's Early Word YA Galley Chat at 5pm EST (@earlyword, #ewyagc). Only kidding-go nuts if you want! PS: Don’t forget to download our 2014 Books for Teens poster – now with more kittens!

TIMESTORM by Julie Cross (Tempest #3)
The battle between the Tempest division and Eyewall comes to a shocking conclusion in this final installment of the Tempest trilogy.
Also available in the series: TEMPEST (Book 1) and VORTEX (Book 2)

FLAME by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers #3)
In the thrilling conclusion to the Sky Chasers series Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it's too late.
Also available in the series: GLOW (Book 1) and SPARK (Book 2)

STORMBRINGER by Shannon Delany (Weather Witch #2)
In the second book in the Weather Witch series, Jordan Astrea learns of her true powers while in the final stages of her brutal training to become a Conductor—the Weather Witch who serves as a living battery to keep the massive airliner Artemesia aloft.
Also available in the series: Weather Witch (Book 1)

TIDAL by Amanda Hocking (Watersong #3, Trade Paperback edition)
Now available in trade paperback for the first time, this spellbinding third book in the Watersong series has Gemma fighting to break a curse in order to save everything and everyone she holds dear.
Also available in the series: WAKE (Book 1), LULLABY (Book 2) and ELEGY (Book 4)

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

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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Our 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association Nominated Titles!

Our 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association Nominated Titles!

Woohoo! We're thrilled that so many of our titles have been nominated by YALSA's prestigious awards and book lists committees! 

Charm & Strange2014 Morris Award Finalist 

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 

See all of the nominees for the 2014 Morris Award here.

YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults (NOMINEES)

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell 
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell 

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (NOMINEES)

Conflicted: Life During Wartime
THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin 

GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies
ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE, edited by Tavi Gevinson 

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers (NOMINEES)

ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE, edited by Tavi Gevinson
ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another by Lisa Rogak 
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
USES FOR BOYS by Erica Lorraine Scheidt 
BEFORE I DIE by Candy Chang 

See the full list of Quick Picks nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens (NOMINEES) 

THE ODYSSEY by Seymour Chwast
MARBLE SEASON by Gilbert Hernandez 
KITARO by Shigeru Mizuki 

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominees here.

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Teen Title Tuesday!

Teen Title Tuesday!

Just in time for today's Early Word YA Galley Chat (join us today at 5:00pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc), here are our favorite YA titles out this month:

HORIZON by Alyson Noël
In the final book in the "atmospheric and enjoyable" (Publishers Weekly) Soul Seekers series, Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their fate forever.
Also available in the series: FATED (Book 1), ECHO (Book 2) and MYSTIC (Book 3)

THE TRAP by Andrew Fukuda
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.
Also available in the series: THE HUNT (Book 1) and THE PREY (Book 2)

THE SEVERED TOWER by J. Barton Mitchell
In the second book in the Conquered Earth series, Holt, Mira, and Max have fled Midnight City, accompanying Zoey on her quest to reach the Severed Tower. Their journey is made more dangerous as the group is being pursued by Assembly army, a group of pirates, and Mira's old flame.
Also available in the series: MIDNIGHT CITY

THE IN-BETWEEN by Barbara Stewart
When Elanor’s near-death experience opens a door to a world inhabited by bold, beautiful Madeline, she finds her life quickly spiraling out of control. "This may be Stewart’s first novel, but she exhibits a practiced skill, keeping events ambiguous enough to have readers guessing throughout... A most intriguing book and debut." – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE NEXT BIG THING by Sadie Hayes
In the second installment in the Social Code series, twin college students 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.
Also available in the series: THE SOCIAL CODE

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Vampires + Dystopia + Paranormal = Good Teen Reads!

Vampires + Dystopia + Paranormal = Good Teen Reads!

Can't get enough of vampires, dystopian societies, or paranormal romances? Great! We've got three teen titles that are perfect for you:

REVEALED by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
House of Night fans will be chomping at the bit to get the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series. The action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.

MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell
LORD OF THE FLIES meets WAR OF THE WORLDS in Mitchell's breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series. Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. They keep humans subservient with a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast—except it doesn't affect anyone under age twenty, which makes children and teens the only resistant group left to fight. "Mitchell's prose debut, the first in a dystopian sci-fantasy series, is an imaginative mix of danger and humor... The action will keep readers turning the pages." — Kirkus Reviews 

DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES by Darynda Jones
In the third book in Jones's young adult series, Lorelei McAllister leaves the sanctity of her hometown for a boarding school in order to save her friends from certain doom. But even there she's being watched and must face the fact that people want her dead. Good thing she's got the handsome Angel of Death and a ragtag group of loyal supporters to help protect her. 

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Books for Teens: Class of 2013

Books for Teens: Class of 2013

Welcome to another year of incredible teen adventures in high school and beyond with St. Martin’s Griffin (cue noisemakers and glitter explosions!!). We're so glad you're here to learn about these forthcoming Young Adult books!

Many of the titles you’re going to read about below are available to download as e-galleys from Edelweiss. Find out how to get whitelisted for all of Macmillan’s available e-galleys here. Once you’re whitelisted you can find all of the currently available St. Martin’s Griffin review copies listed here (please note: if you’re not logged in the page will say "No titles met this criteria"). 

On to the books!

ELEANOR & PARK
rainbow rowell

YALSA has nominated ELEANOR & PARK for their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults AND their 2014 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Lists!

This is the sweet and heartbreaking story of two high school misfits who meet on the bus in an economically-depressed small town and fall in love for the first time.

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too." —Booklist (starred review)

"Rowell keeps things surprising." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Purchase for readers who are drawn to quirky love stories or 1980s pop culture." —School Library Journal (starred review)

FANGIRL
rainbow rowell

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

"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)

USES FOR BOYS
erica lorraine scheidt

YALSA has nominated USES FOR BOYS for their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults AND their 2014 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Lists!

In this beautifully written debut novel Anna, a father-less and fiercely independent teenager, drops out of high school and moves into the heart of Portland to become the independent woman she knows she can be.

"Haunting, frank and unputdownable." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[T]his fast-moving book can be devoured in one sitting, but reveals even more upon rereading." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[R]eaders will find themselves emotionally exhausted but hopeful." —Booklist (Starred Review)

IF YOU FIND ME
emily murdoch

YALSA has nominated IF YOU FIND ME for their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list!

14-year-old Carey and her little sister Jenessa are barely surviving out in the backwoods with their drug-addicted mother until the day their estranged father draws them out of the woods into the uncharted territory of a warm home, a large family, friends, school, and more.

“First-time author Emily Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity.” —Booklist (starred review)

"[T]he deep bond between the sisters is almost physically palpable, as is their intense longing for love and acceptance." —School Library Journal (starred review)

"[U]nflinching about life's pain and hopeful about its possibilities." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"I LOVED this book. A librarian friend of mine loaned me the ARC and I cannot wait to have several copies for my library! I have so many high schoolers who will be begging to check one out. [...] It is just so real. I cried my way through the last few chapters."     —Kingwood Park High School Librarian Ruth Parrish

"In Carey, Murdoch gives us a strong, kind, moral and complex protagonist whose dedication to her younger sister is particularly heart-wrenching. As Carey acclimates to her new life and grapples with the traces of her old one, she discovers she can still respect who she was in the woods, while also leaving that girl behind." —The New York Times Book Review

NEFERET'S CURSE: A House of Night Novella
p.c. cast + kristin cast

The third installment in the powerful new House of Night Novellas mini-series tells the secret story behind Zoey's most powerful enemy, Neferet, the Tulsa House of Night's darkly seductive High Priestess, who wasn't always a powerful vampyre.

"The fluid, romantic style [...] will delight fans." —Booklist on LENOBIA'S VOW

TIDAL (Watersong #3)
amanda hocking

In the third book of the Watersong series, Gemma's life is in grave danger unless she can break the Siren curse before it's too late. With the help of Harper and Daniel, she'll delve deep into her enemies' mythical past—and their darkest secrets. 

"Amanda Hocking knows how to tell a good story and keep readers coming back for more.  More is exactly what they will be looking for once they’ve turned the last page." —Kirkus Reviews on TORN

YALSA nominated WAKE (Watersong #1) for their 2013 Teens' Top Ten list!

INFERNO (Chronicles of Nick #4)
sherrilyn kenyon

In the fourth novel in the bestselling Chronicles of Nick series Nick has his driver's license and he's not afraid to use it. But while other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is learning to command the elements and battle his enemies.

"[Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene." —Publishers Weekly in "When Love Is Strange"

MYSTIC (Soul Seekers #3)
alyson noël

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