1. yainterrobang:

    LIST OF THE WEEK: TEN STORIES INSPIRED BY GREEK MYTHOLOGY
    Need a break from the real world? Come visit Mount Olympus - or at least stories inspired by the gods. For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

    (via torteen)

  2. paperbackd:

    Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (21/09 - 27/09)

    Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3) by Sarah Rees Brennan ✤ Sept 23rd

    Remember Me (Find Me #2) by Romily Bernard ✤ Sept 23rd

    In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) by Mindy McGinnis ✤ Sept 23rd

    On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers ✤ Sept 23rd

    Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld ✤ Sept 23rd

    Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton ✤ Sept 23rd

    Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

  3. yainterrobang:

    GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS
    Drugs. Prostitution. Rape. Suicide. The topics are the worst fear of every would-be book banner: they’re too mature, too scary, trying to lead teenagers down the path of wrongdoing. Authors know better.

    Ellen Hopkins knows best of all.

    The New York Times bestselling author merges hard truth with lyrical prose to create stories that hit the hearts of teenagers around the world – and scaring conservative parents and librarians into restricting access to the book, challenging them and even occasionally successfully banning them from schools and libraries. Read more.

  4. corinneduyvis:

Hi Tumblr! My debut novel Otherbound is currently under $5 on Amazon Kindle. Otherbound is a YA fantasy about Nolan Santiago, a boy from our world who’s spent ten years involuntarily witnessing the life of a servant girl from another world every time he blinks—and what happens when they finally learn to communicate.
Reasons to buy:
Less than $5 for a brand-new book—it released June 2014.
Professional reviewers call Otherbound "stunning," "ingenious," "exciting," "intelligent," and praise the "subtle, nuanced examinations of power dynamics and privilege." It received no less than four starred reviews.
Show New York publishers that you support diverse books. If you’re able, vote with your wallet—these things matter.
I’m serious. My publisher has been wonderful to me. Thanks to Amulet Books, my fantasy novel exploring agency and consent, featuring queer, disabled protagonists of color is on shelves in bookstores and libraries worldwide. I’d love to keep writing books for them—and sales are a big part of that.
(I also want to keep feeding my cat.) (She’s kinda cute.)
The cover is pretty. Like, really pretty.
How often have you seen a fantasy world with Dutch elements?
Thanks for checking it out and spreading the word. You’re all pretty excellent. <3
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    corinneduyvis:

    Hi Tumblr! My debut novel Otherbound is currently under $5 on Amazon Kindle. Otherbound is a YA fantasy about Nolan Santiago, a boy from our world who’s spent ten years involuntarily witnessing the life of a servant girl from another world every time he blinks—and what happens when they finally learn to communicate.

    Reasons to buy:

    • Less than $5 for a brand-new book—it released June 2014.
    • Professional reviewers call Otherbound "stunning," "ingenious," "exciting," "intelligent," and praise the "subtle, nuanced examinations of power dynamics and privilege." It received no less than four starred reviews.
    • Show New York publishers that you support diverse books. If you’re able, vote with your wallet—these things matter.
    • I’m serious. My publisher has been wonderful to me. Thanks to Amulet Books, my fantasy novel exploring agency and consent, featuring queer, disabled protagonists of color is on shelves in bookstores and libraries worldwide. I’d love to keep writing books for them—and sales are a big part of that.
    • (I also want to keep feeding my cat.) (She’s kinda cute.)
    • The cover is pretty. Like, really pretty.
    • How often have you seen a fantasy world with Dutch elements?

    Thanks for checking it out and spreading the word. You’re all pretty excellent. <3

  5. diversityinya:

    HAVE YOU ENTERED YET? DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!

    diversityinya:

    Diversity in YA’s 2014 Back to School Giveaway

    It’s September, which means we’re back to business as usual here at DiYA and many of you are back to school! To celebrate the fall, we’re giving away these nine awesome new and upcoming diverse young adult books to three lucky winners.

    Here’s how this will work:

    1. We’ve divided these nine books into three packs of three:

    Prize Pack 1: Thriller/Science Fiction

    Prize Pack 2: Realistic Fiction

    Prize Pack 3: Nonfiction

    2. We will pick three winners to receive one prize pack each. (You can tell us which prize pack you prefer in the entry form.)

    3. Because of the cost of international shipping, we are only able to ship to U.S. mailing addresses. International folks may enter as long as they have a U.S. mailing address.

    4. Teachers and librarians get an extra entry for free!

    5. The deadline to enter is the end of the day, Sept. 19, 2014.

    Enter here:

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    If you can’t see the entry form widget above, go here to enter.

    Thank you to Arthur A. Levine Books; Cinco Puntos; Harlequin Teen; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for generously donating copies of these books for this giveaway.

  6. diversityinya:

    Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]

  7. Popaganda Episode: We Love YA | Bitch Media

    malindalo:

    I’m in this podcast from Bitch!

  8. diversityinya:

    This week’s diverse new releases are:

    Hunt for Jade Dragon (Michael Vey 4) by Richard Paul Evans (Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink)

    Book Description: Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, and she’s a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein’s—and Ostin’s.

    But Hatch gets to her first, and the Elgen are holding her prisoner in their Taiwan Starxource plant. Now the Voice wants Michael and the Electroclan to go to Taiwan and free her before Hatch can realize his dreams of an army of electric children.

    The hunt for Jade Dragon is on, and it’s a race against time!

    Everything Changes by Samantha Hale (Bold Strokes Books)

    Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She’s never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O’Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her.

    As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay.

    Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven’s world to the excitement of her first romance, but it also leaves her struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and the impact it will have on her relationships with her family and friends.

    Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Simon & Schuster)

    “Han and Vivian complete their revenge-fueled trilogy with twists, turns, and intrigue, along with plenty of action to keep the plot rocketing along. Teens who have read the first two installments will be clamoring for this conclusion.” — School Library Journal

    Dark Tide by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes Books)

    Book Description: For Ricky Hackworth, a summer job to save money before he leaves for college is a necessity. When he lands a job as a lifeguard at the Mermaid Inn in Latona, Alabama, on the beautiful Gulf Coast, it’s like a dream come true. But once he moves into the Inn, he starts hearing stories about the lifeguard from the previous summer and how he vanished without a trace right in the middle of the summer. Before long, Ricky realizes the Inn and the town are hiding some dark secrets…secrets someone is willing to kill to protect, and Ricky has to find out the truth before he, too, vanishes without a trace.

    Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

    Book Description: When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. He was an odd kid, often deeply involved in particle physics, so maybe he just got distracted and wandered off. He was last seen at a pullout off the highway, so maybe someone snatched him. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until something can be proven false, it may be true. So as long as Tommy’s whereabouts are undetermined, he could literally be anywhere.

    Told in a series of first-person narratives from people who knew Tommy, Evidence of Things Not Seen by award-winning author Lindsey Lane explores themes of loneliness, connectedness, and the role we play in creating our own realities.

    Get Even by Gretchen McNeil (Balzer + Bray)

    Book Description: Bree Deringer, Olivia Hayes, Kitty Wei, and Margot Mejia have nothing in common. At least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.

    But when their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them.

    As the unlikely group searches for the killer, they also uncover secrets and lies that rock their tenuous friendship to the core. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in … and everyone has something to lose.

    I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Dial)

    “Twins Noah and Jude are inseparable until misunderstandings, jealousies, and a major loss rip them apart. Both are talented artists, and creating art plays a major role in their narratives. Both also struggle with their sexuality—Noah is gay, which both thrills and terrifies him, while Jude is recovering from a terrible first sexual experience at age 14, one of two important reasons she has sworn off dating. … Nelson’s novel brims with emotion (grief, longing, and love in particular) as Noah, Jude, and the broken individuals in their lives find ways to heal.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Searching for Grace by Juliann Rich (Bold Strokes Books)

    Book Description: Camp is over and Jonathan Cooper returns home—to life with his mother whose silence is worse than anything she could say, to his varsity soccer teammates at East Bay Christian Academy, to the growing rumors about what he did with a boy last summer at Bible camp.

    All the important lines blur. Between truth and lies. Between friends and enemies. Between reality and illusion.

    Just when Jonathan feels the most alone, help arrives from the unlikeliest of sources: Frances “Sketch” Mallory, the weird girl from his art class, and her equally eccentric friend, Mason. For a short while, thanks to Sketch and Mason, life is almost survivable. Then Ian McGuire comes to town on the night of the homecoming dance and tensions explode. Fists fly, blood flows, and Jonathan—powerless to stop it—does the only thing he believes might save them all: he prays for God’s grace.

    (via weneeddiversebooks)

  9. See The Haunting Cover Of New YA Novel 'All The Rage'

    catagator:

    It’s really, really exciting when a book you love so much gets this kind of spot light at MTV News. More, when it’s a book that’s so timely, so (unfortunately) timeless, and so important and powerful, it’s impossible not to shout about it from the rooftops. 

    Go see the cover for summerscourtney's upcoming All the Rage and read the book’s first chapter. Get it on your to-read lists for April and be prepared to talk about this book. It’s a hard read, but it’s an outstanding, eye-opening look at rape culture and the way it impacts, haunts, and courses through the lives of women and girls. 

    This is YA at its finest — this book will be shelved right next to Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak and be held in important conversations as one that will be remembered by readers. 

    All the Rage is unapologetically and awesomely feminist. 

  10. yainterrobang:

    NEW RELEASES: SEPTEMBER 16
    Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (September 16 - 22). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

    Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Release date: September 16th
    After Rennie’s death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

    Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman
    Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
    Release date: September 16th
    Obsessed with everything Audrey Hepburn, Lisbeth becomes who she wants to be by pretending to be somebody she’s not and living among the young and privileged Manhattan elite. Soon she’s faced with choices that she would never imagine making – between who she’s become and who she once was.

    Blackbird (Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: September 16th
    A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got there. She has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist of a blackbird inside a box. There is only one thing she knows for sure: people are trying to kill her.

    Color Song (Passion Blue #2) by Victoria Strauss
    Publisher: Skyscape
    Release date: September 16th
    Giulia can hear the mysterious singing of the colors. But when a dying Humilita bequeaths Giulia the secret formula for a paint called Passion blue Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color, and disguises herself as a boy to escape to Venice and find work as an artist.

    Day 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan
    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Release date: September 16th
    Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together. Clarke strikes out for Mount Weather, in search of other Colonists, while Bellamy is determined to rescue his sister, no matter the cost. And back on the ship, Glass faces an unthinkable choice between the love of her life and life itself.

    Echoes of Us (The Hybrid Chronicles #3) by Kat Zhang
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: September 16th
    All Eva ever wanted was the chance to be herself. But in the Americas, to be hybrid—to share your body with a second soul—is not tolerated past childhood. Now Eva and Addie, her sister soul, are constantly on the move, hiding from the officials who seek to capture them. But the tide is changing.

    Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane
    Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    Release date: September 16th
    When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until something can be proven false, it is possibly true. So as long as Tommy’s whereabouts are undetermined, he could literally be anywhere.

    Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: September 16th
    Two hours after Cate Benson’s sister Violet’s funeral, the family picked up Violet’s replacement. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced. She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.

    Get Even (Don’t Get Mad #1) by Gretchen McNeil
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    Release date: September 16th
    Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common but they’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies. But when their latest target ends up dead with a “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize they’re not as anonymous as they thought.

    I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
    Publisher: Dial
    Release date: September 16th
    Jude and her twin brother, Noah, used to be incredibly close, but now they are barely speaking. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

    The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey
    Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
    Release date: September 16th
    Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

    Jackaby by William Ritter
    Publisher: Algonquin Books
    Release date: September 16th
    In 1892, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary—including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant.

    Louder Than Words by Iris St. Clair
    Publisher: Swoon Romance
    Release date: September 16th
    Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt. Ellen must decide if she has enough courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him, or hold all her secrets inside.

    Made For You by Melissa Marr
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: September 16th
    When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her.

    The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy #2) by Sherry Thomas
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    Release date: September 16th
    After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny.

    Predator by Janice Gable Bashman
    Publisher: Month9Books
    Release date: September 16th
    The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers.

    Sway by Kat Spears
    Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
    Release date: September 16th
    Jesse Alderman, or “Sway,” as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. But when Ken Foster hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things.

    The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
    Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
    Release date: September 16th
    The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school.