1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. weneeddiversebooks:

So, so, so proud of our own WNDB board member Jacqueline Woodson!! Brown Girl Dreaming is on the longlist for the National Book Award!!!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
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    weneeddiversebooks:

    So, so, so proud of our own WNDB board member Jacqueline Woodson!! Brown Girl Dreaming is on the longlist for the National Book Award!!!

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

    (via elloellenoh)

  4. paperbackd:

    Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (14/09 - 20/09)

    I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ✤ Sept 16th

    The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey ✤ Sept 16th

    Echoes of Us (The Hybrid Chronicles #3) by Kat Zhang ✤ Sept 16th

    Day 21 (The 100 #2) by Kass Morgan ✤ Sept 16th

    Blackbird (The Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey ✤ Sept 16th

    Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian ✤ Sept 16th

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

  5. paperbackd:

    A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in September 2014.  Check out this month’s new releases below.  Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases, but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere.  If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!

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  6. penguinteen:

Today we welcome Senior Editor Jessica Garrison to Penguin Teen Behind the Book! She’s here to talk about all of the many things that make Jandy Nelson so special to Penguin, which is a relief because it’s hard work listing out so many reasons (they’re pretty much unending). Jessica reminds us of the number one quality editors should have - they should really, really love the books they publish. 
……
First, I read THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. 
I read Jandy Nelson’s debut not as an editor, though—she had a different editor back then.  I read it as a reader.  And to say I was blown away is an understatement.  So when her editor left and I had the good fortune to work with Jandy directly, it wasn’t a matter of whether I’d publish her second book, but a matter of when, and what kind of amazing it would be.
I was not disappointed.
The first time I read I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, Jandy’s second novel, I forgot to edit it.  I read ravenously and laughingly and with a whole lot of Kleenex.  I gulped the story down.  Noah’s first section left me out of breath.  Jude’s first section left me brokenhearted.  Both of them—twins: a boy, a girl—carried me utterly away.  And here’s why:
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN is a soaring, pinwheeling, forget-where-you-are, steal-your-breath, feel-it-in-your-bones transcendent, transporting whirlwind.  It’s the kind of novel that makes you cry through the happy parts as much as the sad parts for the sheer depth of feeling, sheer aliveness of its characters, sheer boldness of its telling.  Reading it, I had the same falling-headlong feeling, the same zap of recognition I’d had at eighteen when I read Francesca Lia Block’s WEETZIE BAT.  This is the kind of novel that stays with you, that you read over and over again.  As an editor, it’s the kind of novel you wish for.  As a reader, the same.  It’s the kind of novel that lasts.                 
The voices here are the voices of two teen fraternal twins, one a boy, one a girl, telling their stories from two different, crucial points in time—one from before the event that changed their lives and one from after.  Both are magical, visceral, pop-off-the-page voices—so hard to find.  To do justice to these siblings, Jandy essentially wrote one novel, then another novel, and then wove those two novels together to create a third, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN.  No wonder it took her four years.
It was THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE that brought me to Jandy Nelson, and I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN that will make me stay with her.  What this novel accomplishes is raw and rare, and it will change some readers’ lives.  Is it too much to say that I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN redefines the boundaries of what makes a YA novel YA?  Nah, I’d say that’s just about right on target.
- Jessica Garrison, Senior Editor, Dial Books
……..
Thanks, Jessica!
Order I’ll Give You the Sun today!
Add I’ll Give You the Sun to your “to-read” shelf on Goodreads!
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    penguinteen:

    Today we welcome Senior Editor Jessica Garrison to Penguin Teen Behind the Book! She’s here to talk about all of the many things that make Jandy Nelson so special to Penguin, which is a relief because it’s hard work listing out so many reasons (they’re pretty much unending). Jessica reminds us of the number one quality editors should have - they should really, really love the books they publish. 

    ……

    First, I read THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. 

    I read Jandy Nelson’s debut not as an editor, though—she had a different editor back then.  I read it as a reader.  And to say I was blown away is an understatement.  So when her editor left and I had the good fortune to work with Jandy directly, it wasn’t a matter of whether I’d publish her second book, but a matter of when, and what kind of amazing it would be.

    I was not disappointed.

    The first time I read I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, Jandy’s second novel, I forgot to edit it.  I read ravenously and laughingly and with a whole lot of Kleenex.  I gulped the story down.  Noah’s first section left me out of breath.  Jude’s first section left me brokenhearted.  Both of them—twins: a boy, a girl—carried me utterly away.  And here’s why:

    I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN is a soaring, pinwheeling, forget-where-you-are, steal-your-breath, feel-it-in-your-bones transcendent, transporting whirlwind.  It’s the kind of novel that makes you cry through the happy parts as much as the sad parts for the sheer depth of feeling, sheer aliveness of its characters, sheer boldness of its telling.  Reading it, I had the same falling-headlong feeling, the same zap of recognition I’d had at eighteen when I read Francesca Lia Block’s WEETZIE BAT.  This is the kind of novel that stays with you, that you read over and over again.  As an editor, it’s the kind of novel you wish for.  As a reader, the same.  It’s the kind of novel that lasts.                 

    The voices here are the voices of two teen fraternal twins, one a boy, one a girl, telling their stories from two different, crucial points in time—one from before the event that changed their lives and one from after.  Both are magical, visceral, pop-off-the-page voices—so hard to find.  To do justice to these siblings, Jandy essentially wrote one novel, then another novel, and then wove those two novels together to create a third, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN.  No wonder it took her four years.

    It was THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE that brought me to Jandy Nelson, and I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN that will make me stay with her.  What this novel accomplishes is raw and rare, and it will change some readers’ lives.  Is it too much to say that I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN redefines the boundaries of what makes a YA novel YA?  Nah, I’d say that’s just about right on target.

    - Jessica Garrison, Senior Editor, Dial Books

    ……..

    Thanks, Jessica!

    Order I’ll Give You the Sun today!

    Add I’ll Give You the Sun to your “to-read” shelf on Goodreads!

  7. yainterrobang:

HAPPY #DIVERSITYTHURSDAY!Nominated by: ShawnGenre: contemporaryDiversity: LGBTQIA+ charactersThis Thursday, we celebrate #diversitythursday! This week, we bring attention to Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.In Two Boys Kissing…

Harry and Craig are two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. 

Have you read Two Boys Kissing? Tell us your thoughts! Send us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #diversitythursday is about bringing attention to books with diverse characters and spreading the word - so talk about them, especially if you relate to the book!

    yainterrobang:

    HAPPY #DIVERSITYTHURSDAY!
    Nominated by: Shawn
    Genre: contemporary
    Diversity: LGBTQIA+ characters

    This Thursday, we celebrate #diversitythursday! This week, we bring attention to Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.

    In Two Boys Kissing

    Harry and Craig are two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.

    While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.

    Have you read Two Boys Kissing? Tell us your thoughts! Send us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #diversitythursday is about bringing attention to books with diverse characters and spreading the word - so talk about them, especially if you relate to the book!

  8. paperbackd:

    Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (07/09 - 13/09)

    Blood Of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3)
    by Barry Lyga ✤ September 9th

    Monstrous Affections by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (ed.)  ✤ September 9th

    Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick ✤ September 9th

    Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang ✤ September 9th

    Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White ✤ September 9th

    Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman ✤ September 9th

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

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