1. yainterrobang:

    YA INTERROBANG: ISSUE #33 (AUGUST 24)
    For more articles and information on all things YA lit, visit our daily website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

    AUTHOR NEWS:
    - Caroline Healy talks about Blood Entwines and the writing process.
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    Kiersten White announced her September tour for Illusions of Fate.
    - Corinne Duyvis will launch Otherbound in Amsterdam on August 30th.
    - Sarah J. Maas will be touring the U.K.
    - Maureen Johnson will be touring the U.K.
    - Rick Yancey announced the first wave of cities for his tour.
    - Penguin will host a Twitter chat with Ally Condie on August 28th.

    BOOK & FILM DEALS:
    - Ventana Sierra launched an IndieGoGo campaign for Ellen Hopkins’ Crank.

    - Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time will become a Disney film.
    - Maureen Johnson is releasing a Shades of London novella on Wattpad.
    - Kiera Cass announced two new novels in the Selection series.
    - Kelly Jones sold her spy novel Glamour to Knopf.
    - Simon Pulse bought Rowan Maness’ debut online dating novel Bombshell.
    - Carolrhoda Labs acquired Last Night at the Circle Cinema by Emily Franklin.

    AWARDS:
    - The Children’s Book Council of Australia chose Fiona Wood’s Wildlife as its Book of the Year.
    -
    Holly Black’s Doll Bones won the 2014 Mythopoeic Award.

    IN THE STACKS:
    -
    We Need Diverse Books filed for incorporation as an official non-profit.
    -
    Alison Ng rounds up the best of authors on Twitter in Once Upon a Tweet.
    - Editor Nicole Brinkley talks to Julie Sondra Decker about asexuality in her feminist column Dragonrage.

    ON THE SITES:
    - What’s happening today in ya history?
    - We continue to celebrate #womenauthorwednesday with Ellen Oh and Lisa Mantchev.
    - We celebrate our one-year birthday!
    - We round up news on Maureen Johnson.
    - We round up current YA tours.
    - bookriot named us one of the best Tumblrs to follow for YA fans.


    YOUR WEEKLY UPDATES:
    - What’s on our list this week? Ten larger-than-life schools!
    - Keep up with upcoming YA releases.
    - Keep up with recent cover reveals.
    - Keep up with recent excerpt releases.

    Next issue: September 7

  2. paperbackd:

    Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (10/08 - 16/08)

    Between the Spark and the Burn (Between #2) by April Genevieve Tucholke ✤ August 14th

    Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins ✤ August 14th

    Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff ✤ August 14th

    Sisters’ Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood ✤ August 14th

    Random by Tom Leveen ✤ August 12th

    The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin ✤ August 12th

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

  3. catagator:

    I’ve been working on a huge project about female sexuality in YA fiction, and after bucket loads of reading and thinking about it, I’ve found a lot of holes.

    Here’s a look at what’s missing — and what isn’t missing so much — when it comes to the exploration of female sexuality in YA

  4. It’s difficult being comfortable with yourself. It’s even more difficult when you’re disabled. It means knowing your limits intimately. It means running into a brick wall for your efforts and licking your wounds in the wake of your failure.

    For me, it means learning what acceptance truly means. I’ve pinpointed my struggles; I’ve explored ways around them. But the more I embrace both my talents and my limitations, the more people latch onto only one or the other. Some have an image of who I should be — this smart, talented, enthusiastic girl — and when I tell them I can’t always be that girl, they call it a waste. They call me a waste.

    Others wax rhapsodic about how I prove autism is no excuse for laziness or failure. I’m an inspiration, they say; I overcame my disability. Me? I just gape. After all my years of difficulty, the last thing I want is for people to use my experiences to put down others who struggle. What’s so inspirational about accepting your limitations? When did I overcome anything?

    I never overcame. I incorporated.

  5. teenspl:

(via 25 YA Books For Fans Of IF I STAY | Blog | Epic Reads)
We must read all of these right this minute.
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    teenspl:

    (via 25 YA Books For Fans Of IF I STAY | Blog | Epic Reads)

    We must read all of these right this minute.

  6. yainterrobang:

HAPPY #WOMENAUTHORWEDNESDAY!This Wednesday, we celebrate Lisa Mantchev! Mantchev penned the Theatre Illuminata series and her new novel Ticker will hit shelves in December. Have you read her books? Mantchev loves Doctor Who - do you? Are you team Nate or team Ariel? Send us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #womenauthorwednesday is about talking about lady authors and the things they do - so talk, about whatever you’d like!

    yainterrobang:

    HAPPY #WOMENAUTHORWEDNESDAY!
    This Wednesday, we celebrate Lisa Mantchev! Mantchev penned the Theatre Illuminata series and her new novel Ticker will hit shelves in December.

    Have you read her books? Mantchev loves Doctor Who - do you? Are you team Nate or team Ariel? Send us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #womenauthorwednesday is about talking about lady authors and the things they do - so talk, about whatever you’d like!

  7. diversityinya:

    This week’s diverse new releases:

    The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (Sourcebooks Fire)

    “Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story, drawing from the same ancient Japanese legend that inspired The Ring and other horror pieces. Okiku is a vengeful spirit who wanders the world. … Told in a marvelously disjointed fashion from Okiku’s numbers-obsessed point of view, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Blind by Rachel DeWoskin (Viking)

    “With traces of John Green’s Looking for Alaska (2005), DeWoskin’s first teen novel explores death and darkness. Blinded in a fireworks accident, Emma Silver has finally learned to find “shorelines” with her white cane and identify her six wildly different siblings by their breathing. Her rehabilitation is meticulously described, from learning to decipher braille to containing her panic. … A vivid, sensory tour of the shifting landscapes of blindness and teen relationships.” — Kirkus, starred review

    Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

    “In contrast to dystopian novels with world-shaking stakes, Fine (the Guards of the Shadowlands series) focuses on a detailed microcosm within an unjust society. She centers her tale of forbidden love and social awakening on a single industrial complex, where brutal bosses control workers by keeping them permanently in debt. … Fine creates a memorable atmosphere of desperation, deftly weaving together numerous subplots that intersect in a grisly and satisfying climax.” — Publishers Weekly

    I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn (Delacorte)

    “In short anguished chapters, 18-year-old Sohane narrates scenes from the weeks before and months after the brutal murder of her younger sister, Djelila. Raised in an Algerian Muslim family living in Paris, the two girls seek to establish their identity in different ways. … French author Sarn includes a glossary of Arabic words and terms related to Islam, as well as a note about the real-life event that inspired this moving story, which provides rich material for conversation about family relations, religious identity, and civil liberties.” — Publishers Weekly

  8. Happy Oz-iversary!!!

    valtejeda:

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    In honor of the anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ, don’t miss my interview with the lovely daniellempaige about her amazing book DOROTHY MUST DIE!

    Read the article here!

    (Source: valtejeda)

  9. paperbackd:

    Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (17/08 - 23/08)

    False Future (False Memory #3) by Dan Krokos ✤ August 19th

    Starlight’s Edge (Timedance #2) by Susan Waggoner ✤ August 19th

    Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1) by Mary Weber ✤ August 19th

    Ghosting by Edith Pattou ✤ August 19th

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

  10. weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If You Liked Under the Never Sky by Vernonica Rossi, try Orleans by Sherry L. Smith because both books feature dual narrators - one female and one male - in perilous quests within dangerous and ravaged futuristic worlds.
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    weneeddiversebooks:

    #WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If You Liked Under the Never Sky by Vernonica Rossi, try Orleans by Sherry L. Smith because both books feature dual narrators - one female and one male - in perilous quests within dangerous and ravaged futuristic worlds.