How to Mend a Heart by Sara Gillingham

How to Mend a Heart by Sara Gillingham

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes the perfect book about love and healing after heartbreak to share with young readers. A charming arts-and-crafts approach to dealing with first moments of heartbreak. Be it caused by a lost pet, a friend’s moving away, or even simple childhood injustice, Sara Gillingham (How to Grow a Friend) […]

Posted February 12, 2016 by Sara in Book Review, Novel Novice Junior / 0 Comments
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Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange

A darker, edgier Breakfast Club for today’s teens, Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange is one part emotional coming of age and one part crime thriller. The unlikely combination is a beautiful, fast-paced story about the labels that define us and the ways we can break those definitions to make our own. The […]

Posted February 11, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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The Dragon’s Gate by Barry Wolverton: Exclusive Cover Reveal + Contest

The Dragon’s Gate by Barry Wolverton: Exclusive Cover Reveal + Contest

Today, I am SO excited to be bringing you the exclusive cover reveal for The Dragon’s Gate by Barry Wolverton, book 2 in the Chronicles of the Black Tulip and sequel to The Vanishing Island (which was one of my favorite books of 2015). Besides sharing the gorgeous cover, and thrilling synopsis, we also have […]

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2016 Literary Lovers Mash-Up Writing Contest

2016 Literary Lovers Mash-Up Writing Contest

Today, we’re bringing back an old favorite: the Literary Lovers Mash-Up Writing Contest. We had so much fun with this in our early years, that we’re bringing it back! This is your chance to imagine if two unlikely literary heroes met and had an explosive romance. For example … What if Mr. Darcy met Bella […]

Posted February 9, 2016 by Sara in Contests / 0 Comments
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New YA Releases: February 9, 2016

New YA Releases: February 9, 2016

Here’s a look at today’s new YA releases: These Vicious Masks by Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker Jane Austen meets X-­Men in this gripping and adventure-­filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London. England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and […]

Posted February 9, 2016 by Sara in New Releases / 0 Comments
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How The X-Files Influenced Novel Novice

How The X-Files Influenced Novel Novice

What does a TV show from the ’90s have to do with a book blog covering contemporary young adult literature? That’s probably what you’re thinking right now. Along with, Hey, I thought your blog got it’s start because of Twilight? Well, yes. If you know our origin story, you know that we got our start […]

Posted February 7, 2016 by Sara in Blogging, Book Blogging / 0 Comments
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December 2015 & January 2016 Contest Winners

December 2015 & January 2016 Contest Winners

Now that we’ve gotten our site migration & redesign all squared away, it’s time to catch up on CONTEST WINNERS! Thanks so much for your patience. Without further ado, here are the winners from our December and January contests: Lost Stars Giveaway   The winner of this contest will receive a copy of Star Wars: […]

Posted February 6, 2016 by Sara in Contest Winners / 0 Comments
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