Booklist recently unveiled their Top Arts Books of 2016*, including these Macmillan titles, and Bill Ott gave a preview of IDENTITY UNKNOWN by Booklist‘s own Donna Seaman! Top 10 Arts Books: 2016 (full list) THE LONELY CITY: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing Laing imaginatively entwines memoir with profiles and astute […]
YA librarians, rejoice! We’ve got new Teen reads for you, just in time for today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat! Join us and @earlyword at 5pm EST (hashtag: #ewgcya) to tell us what’s on your TBR pile…and your mind. ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry Two stars for the third and final book in the […]
We love Sarah McCarry for her reimagining of Greek myths into lush, hauntingly beautiful YA books, and so do reviewers. Her newest book, ABOUT A GIRL (the third and final book in the Metamorphoses trilogy based loosely on the story of Jason and the Argonauts), has two starred reviews! No surprise—her first novel, ALL OUR […]
Good morning and welcome back dear librarians! I’m thrilled to share the news that Sarah McCarry’s DIRTY WINGS was chosen by Kirkus as a 2014 Best Teen Book. And School Library Journal named it a “Hot in YA” pick. Praise for DIRTY WINGS: “[A] lyrical stand-alone prequel…The prose is exquisitely crafted, moving effortlessly from dizzying […]
OMG 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 […]
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 […]
It’s time for another Teen Talk Tuesday! Read on for more info. on our favorite new and forthcoming teen titles from St. Martin’s Griffin! COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn Morris Award-winning author Kuehn’s second novel about fifteen-year-old Jamie and his sister Cate. Cate just was just released from juvi and is coming after him! COMPLICIT has […]
This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see.
We want to make sure that Sarah McCarry's lush and curious debut, ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS, is available in your library so we're hosting a giveaway to get it there!
We have twenty finished copies of this incredible teen title to be shelved at libraries across the country. See details on how to win a copy for your library below.
First, a letter from the author:
"This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see." ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS is a grunge remix of the Orpheus and Eurydice story, set in 1990s Seattle and full of myth, mystery, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship--and love. As someone who spent most of my childhood in libraries, it's an honor and a delight to think of my own book reaching a new generation of readers. Librarians are some of my very favorite people--I hope you and your patrons enjoy ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS.
ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS is about two best friends who drink, smoke, mosh, and take care of one another in a wild, post-grunge Seattle where nothing could tear them apart—that is, until the strange summer night that they meet Jack and Minos. Much to her surprise the narrator falls in love for the first time with heavenly guitarist Jack and in her enchanted state doesn't see that her best friend Aurora has become deeply entangled with the toxic and bizarre Minos. When Minos lures Aurora into the underworld with promises of fulfilling her deepest desires, the narrator sets out on a journey to find and retrieve her closest friend.
"Haunting, otherworldly and heartbreaking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Goths and romantics both will eagerly await the second installment of this suspenseful planned trilogy to find out what becomes of the girls, Jack, and the other well-drawn players in this magic-tinged cast." —Booklist (starred review)
— Tor.com (@tordotcom) July 10, 2013
Enter for a chance to win ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS for your library:
Send Library-at-MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail with your library's mailing address from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: All Our Pretty Songs for My Library) by Friday, September 13th to be placed in the random drawing.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.
9/16 UPDATE: The sweepstakes is over and winners have been notified.
You remember when I gushed about Sarah McCarry's ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS over on Uncharted Pages, our readers' advisory blog dedicated to science fiction and fantasy, right? Of course you do! Well, I'm not the only one talking about it.
Glamour included this fantastic, mythologically-inspired teen title in their "What Glamour's Reading Now" column!
Cosmopolitan also featured the book in their "21 Things To Do This Month" section. Now if I finally have your attention, I highly recommend you check Tor.com tomorrow—they're going to run a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway for this fantastic book.
— Tor.com (@tordotcom) July 10, 2013
And speaking of Glamour, Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winner and author of SALVAGE THE BONES, will also be featured in the August issue:
— Bloomsbury (@BloomsburyPub) July 9, 2013
Happy Friday, party librarians! It's that time of the week in which we like to share with you what we're currently reading.
Talia's loving THE FAITHFUL EXECUTIONER: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century by Joel F. Harrington. In fact, she selected a passage from the beginning of the book for her excerpt pick in our newsletter last week:
"Ultimately he intended to become, like his father, a master in the practice of 'special interrogation' (i.e., torture) and in the art of efficiently dispatching a condemned soul in the manner prescribed by law, using methods that ranged from the common execution with the rope, to the less frequent death by fire or by drowning, to the infamous and exceptionally rare drawing and quartering.
"Today Meister Heinrich was testing Frantz on the most difficult-and most honorable-of all forms of execution, death by the sword, or beheading."
I just started UFO HUNTERS: Book One by William J. Birnes. I've never actually seen the UFO Hunters TV show on HISTORY, but I looove reading about everyday people encountering the unexplainable or, even better, the suspiciously explained. Get whitelisted and download the e-galley of UFO HUNTERS now so we can talk about it.
On Monday I offered to hook up any librarians with a pre-approved NetGalley download link for ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS (one of my Uncharted Pages picks) and the offer still stands! Just e-mail me 1. your title and 2. the e-mail address you use to sign into NetGalley.
What are your #FridayReads? [...]