It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!
We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news!
TTBF 2016 Keynotes Announced!
OMG, the TTBF keynote speakers have been announced!
From TTBF: Our opening Keynote Speaker is Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and the new novel series, Strange the Dreamer, the first book of which will be released September 27.
We are thrilled to have the chance to listen to these talented Young Adult authors speak at TTBF16, which will be held October 1 at St. Edward’s University. Yaaaaaaaaas!
From the Teen Press Corps
Very rarely do you find a book as magical and stunning as Fans of the Impossible Life. Scelsa has crafted a beautiful story of friendship that will connect to each and every reader, whether it be the desire to find friends, the love you have for the friends in your life, or your awe at the love of friendship, Fans of the Impossible Life is a book for the ages.
About Into the Dim: Hope’s mom mysteriously disappeared 6 months ago during an earthquake and Hope is the only person who believes that she is still alive. So when Hope gets an email from her aunt, inviting her to come and spend the summer in Scotland, she jumps at the chance. Not only will Hope possibly find out more about her mother’s disappearance, but she will also learn more about her mom’s past. She will also get to meet a family she barely knew existed, filled with secrets of their own. Upon arrival, Hope find out the truth; her mom is alive, and part of a secret group of time travelers. For the past 6 months her mom has been trapped in the twelfth century, with no way back home. The only way for Hope to save her mom is to use the information her mom taught her since birth, and blend into the past, to fix the future.
May Buzz Book!
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
“The story is told mostly from the points of view of Botille and Dolssa, with a few other characters mixed in, such as Friar Lucien. I loved Botille and her sisters. They were such a wonderful group and they had a great dynamic. I also enjoyed the focus on the relationship of the Botille and her sisters along with Dolssa. As I read, I felt the desperation, fear, love, joy, anger… everything Botille and Dolssa went through I felt viscerally. This is due in part to the fact that the story is based off of the written record of a Friar Arnaut, and the idea that the story could be real, or some part of it could be, enlivens every page.”
Upcoming YA Events
Sunday, May 8th at 2PM – Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, & Amy Tintera
Join us today for an amazing day of YA! Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff will be here speaking and signing Illuminae, the incredibly creative space epic! Amy Tintera will join them, speaking and signing Ruined, the first in a new series! Join us this afternoon and explore the wonderful world of YA.
Thursday, May 12th at 7PM – Shannon Messenger & Chris Howard
Join us this Teen Thursday for a fantastic joint event from Shannon Messenger and Chris Howard! Shannon Messenger is here speaking and signing Let the Wind Rise, the epic conclusion to the Sky Fall series! Chris Howard is here discussing and signing Night Speed, about an addictive new drug that gives its users superhuman strength and speed! Come out tonight for a magnificent YA event!
Friday, May 20th at 6PM – Jennifer Armentrout
BookPeople loves Jennifer Armentrout! We have had a blast with her in the past and we are looking forward to hosting her for her new young adult novel, about a shy young woman (nicknamed Mouse) and a boy she knew in another life, when they lived in the same foster home. Join us tonight as she speaks and signs The Problem With Forever.
News from The Bookosphere
From Hypable: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman are the dynamic duo that brought us one of last’s year most unique books, Illuminae. The pair are announcing a brand new project, Andromeda Cycle, and it sounds awesome!
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman are working on a new series called the Andromeda Cycle and it sounds AMAZING! There’s outer space, misfits and so much more. It sounds like a pinch of Guardians of the Galaxy with a dash of Star Trek with a little Harry Potter vibe because let’s face it everything is better with a little Harry Potter.
From PopCrush: May is finally here! It’s a time for finals, graduations, and the beginnings of summer warmth. It also brings a ton of promising young adult book releases. In fact, May is so jam-packed that four of these books also made our Most Anticipated YA Books of 2016 list.
From the final installments in Kiera Cass’ Selection series and Rick Yancey’s 5th Wave series to sci-fi adventures, comic book nerds in love and time-traveling tales, there’s something for everyone in this roundup.