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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ROOKIE YEARBOOK TWO: The Awesomeness Continues

ROOKIE YEARBOOK TWO: The Awesomeness Continues

We're totally in awe of Tavi Gevinson. When she was 14 she founded RookieMag.com, an independent online magazine made by and for teenage girls. Full of personal essays, advice about style, sex, friends and school, gorgeous photo albums (lots of fashion, natch), it's no wonder that it hit one million page views just six days after its debut! Since then, Rookie's contributors and interviewees have grown to include prominent popular culture fixtures such as Joss Whedon, Miranda July, Jon Hamm, Zooey Deschanel, David Sedaris, John Waters, Dan Savage, and Ira Glass, to name a few. No wonder Rookie now averages 1.2 million visits per month (and counting) and has 205,000 Tumblr followers!

Rookie Yearbook OneLast year's ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE is like a greatest hits album full of amazing stuff—honest articles, fashion shoot photos, and glittery teen world gems (ie: stickers!). There was so much awesomeness that clearly another book needed to be made.

Enter ROOKIE YEARBOOK TWO, available now from Drawn & Quarterly. This sophomore collection is just stunning as the first, and filled with even more exclusive content, such as contributions from Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Morrisey, Emma Watson, Molly Ringwald, Carrie Brownstein, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Of course, there's also more advice, tons of pics, and lots of humor and pathos. In other words, everything a teenage girl thinks and cares about. 

Rookie Yearbook Two insert 1

Rookie Yearbook Two insert 2

The Rookie yearbooks are perfect for your teen readers, and for parents and adults who want to understand more about young adults today. We wish Rookie had been around when we were teenagers!

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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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All Our Pretty Songs for Your Library

All Our Pretty Songs for Your Library

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:

Dear librarians,

"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.

Best,
Sarah

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)

 

 

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.
 

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Boston Book Buzz: For Teens!

Boston Book Buzz: For Teens!

The Boston Book Buzz is currently underway!

For those of us following along at home check out the hastag #bostonbookbuzz and I've listed below all of the teen titles that Talia will be presenting (see her slide show here)!

FIERCE READS

STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth

OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks

MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne

SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo

Also see: FierceReads.com

MORE TITLES FOR TEENS

WAKE by Amanda Hocking

BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle & Blair Fowler

WHISPERS AT MOONRISE by C.C. Hunter

ECHO by Alyson Noel

DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Darynda Jones

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers

SPARK and GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda

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The Teen It List!

The Teen It List!

Coming from our School Library Journal ad? Below you'll find the titles that were featured!

Infinite Days: Life's hard at 16. Especially when you've been a vampire for 600 years.

Night Star: What's more deadly? Bitter rivals, or jealous friends?

End of Days: It's hard doin good when you're always thirsty for blood!

The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Let Josh help you take over the world! *Muah hah hah!*

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Ben’s SLJ Day of Dialog Powerpoint

Ben’s SLJ Day of Dialog Powerpoint

Did you get a chance to see me on the School Library Journal Day of Dialog panel? If so, thanks for attending! It was an honor, and pretty thrilling (if a bit nerve wracking)!

If you found the presentation useful, you might like to view my presentations slides, which contain the details of the titles I discussed.

Once again, thanks for attending!

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A New Breed of Teen Vampire Novel

A New Breed of Teen Vampire Novel

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways,
your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding
School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive
and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain.  But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering
five-hundred-year-old vampire queen.  After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires
have -- to be human again.  After
performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a
century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the
eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

 

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Fulfilling your teens paranormal needs!

Fulfilling your teens paranormal needs!

Find out about our favorite forthcoming teen titles!

Infinity: At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. Until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

 

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