Teen Thursday! (5/19/16)

Copy of TEEN BANNER UPDATE (2)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!

Nebula Winners include Naomi Novik & Nnedi Okorafor!

uprootedThe Nebula Awards were announced this weekend! Included in the winners are some familiar faces in teen books.

Naomi Novik won in “Best Novel” for Uprooted;


binti-nnedi-okoraforNnedi Okorafor won in “Best Novella” for Binti;


Sarah Pinsker won in “Best Novelette” for “Our Lady of the Open Road,” featured in the June 2015 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction;


Alyssa Wong won in “Best Short Story” for “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” featured in the Oct. 2015 issue of Nightmare Magazine;


Fran Wilde won the “Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy” for her novel, Updraft.

YA New Releases!

silence2bis2bgodlfishSilence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn’t mean to become mute. At first, she’s just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn’t be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn’t your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence. Reeling from her family’s betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone–even the familiar-looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she’s forgotten how to use her voice?

91q8iuk2b3clSummer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.


Upcoming YA Events

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.

Event details are here. Can’t make it? We ship worldwide.

Saturday, May 21st at 3PM – Carolyn Cohagan9781631520723_Perfect.indd

This afternoon, join us and Carolyn Cohagan to discuss Time Zero. Mina is fifteen when she is forced into an arranged marriage with a wealthy brute. In the near-future, the rights of women and girls have been restricted by a fundamentalist government regime. Mina’s future depends on the risks and rewards of speaking out, and taking refuge with a group of women who may have the answers. Join us for this wonderful YA event.

Event details are here. Can’t make it? We ship worldwide.

mabry_fierceandsubtle_jkt_rgb_2mb1it2bwasn2527t2balways2blike2bthisSunday, May 22nd at 1PM – Samantha Mabry & Joy Preble

Authors Samantha Mabry and Joy Preble will be here in conversation with Mandy Curtis from Forever Young Adult to share their exciting new novels. Join us this afternoon as we delve into legends, test the limits of time, and get swept away in worlds of magic and mystery. This is an afternoon you don’t want to miss!

Event details are here. Can’t make it? We ship worldwide.

News from The Bookosphere


Take a Shelfie and Win!

From HarperCollins: “Shoot what’s on your shelves and tell us why you love your books. The Grand Prize winning video may get special placement on our new Book Studio 16 YouTube channel and receive 10 new HarperCollins titles. 5 Runners up may also be featured on our new Book Studio 16 YouTube channel.

Not sure what a “shelfie” is? Check out this sample video. We welcome your originality and creativity!”

Click here to see the full rules and regulations!

3334Julie Kagawa Shares Her Top 10 Dragons in Fiction

From The Guardian: “Dragons have been my favourite mythological creatures for as far back as I can remember. As a child and later as a teen, I read every dragon story I could get my hands on. And even now, if a movie or film has a dragon in it, you can be sure I’ll be there to see it. I love dragons because, more than any other magical creature, they are the most complex. They can be tiny or enormous, friendly or savage, a true and loyal friend or a terrifying force of destruction. So here are my top ten dragons in movies and books.”

Check out the list here. Spoilers: it’s awesome.




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