The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

A breathtaking and intoxicating conclusion to the saga of Sharzad and Khalid, The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh is the stunning sequel to The Wrath & the Dawn that readers have been waiting for. I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My […]

Posted April 21, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

The perfect book to get you ready for summer — or for reading poolside/in a hammock/lounging on a picnic blanket/etc. — arrives in the form of Two Summers by Aimee Friedman. With a Sliding Doors-esque premise, Two Summers follows the aptly named Summer through two possibilities for a summer that will change her life. ONE […]

Posted April 21, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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New Releases: April 19, 2016

New Releases: April 19, 2016

Here’s a look at today’s new YA releases: The Epidemic by Suzanne Young Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New York Times bestselling The Treatment and The Program. In a world before […]

Posted April 19, 2016 by Sara in New Releases / 0 Comments
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Spring YA Books Giveaway

Spring YA Books Giveaway

We are long overdue for a good contest here at Novel Novice — so I’ve rounded up ten great new YA releases this Spring and am offering them up for a fantastic giveaway! Which books, you ask? Take a look: It’s a pretty swell list. Pretty flowers not included — BUT some other goodies WILL […]

Posted April 14, 2016 by Sara in Contests / 34 Comments
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Graphic Novel Spotlight: Laika by Nick Abadzis

Graphic Novel Spotlight: Laika by Nick Abadzis

This year :01 (“First Second”), an imprint of Macmillan, is celebrating ten years of publishing fantastic graphic novels for kids and teens. To help them celebrating, we’re spotlighting one fantastic :01 title each month through the rest of 2016. Today’s featured title is: Laika by Nick Abadzis Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become […]

Posted April 14, 2016 by Sara in Graphic Novel / 0 Comments
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The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin: Blog Tour Character Q&A + Contest

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin: Blog Tour Character Q&A + Contest

Today, we are delighted to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin by Elinor Teele, a hilarious new middle grade book in stores TODAY from Walden Pond Press. We’ve got a Q&A with one of the books characters, Great-Aunt Beauregard Pickett Coggin. Plus, keep reading for […]

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