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!
TTBF16 Author Lineup!
ICYMI, the Texas Teen Book Festival has released the full author lineup for October 1st, and it looks AMAZING! Joining keynote speakers Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor are some other awesome names: Renee Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Kenneth Oppel, John Corey Whaley, and a whole bunch more! How do you pick favorites from all of these amazing YA authors?!? Luckily, you don’t have to–you can join them all on October 1st, 2016, at St. Edward’s University!
YA New Releases!
Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a stranger-and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But Jane doesn’t have to worry about those little problems. Jane gets to be Queen of England. At least until she loses her head. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, true love, and only a passing resemblance to actual history-because sometimes history needs a little help.
Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak. Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak. Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately. But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken…
Featuring Jessica Brody, Jenny Martin, Chandler Baker, and Meredith Moore! Join us tonight for an amazing panel! Secrets and Second Chances brings together four incredible YA authors to discuss their work. From science projects gone wrong to the unraveling of lifelong friendships, from fast-paced thrillers to high-octane rebellions, secrets and second chances are the thread that weaves these awesome books together.
News from The Bookosphere
From Huffington Post Books: “Deep Patel wrote and published a business book called A Paperboy’s Fable at age 16. … Deep began his process the way most of us would in this day and age: He Googled it. Online, he read about the steps involved in writing a book, from producing a rough draft of a manuscript all the way through to publishing it. When he realized that publishers and literary agents only accept about 1 in 500 manuscripts they see, the statistic intimidated him. But he thought, “What do I have to lose?” and forged onward. After all, he only needed one person in the publishing industry to see the potential in his manuscript.”
Five children’s authors including Cornelia Funke and Frances Hardinge discuss the ways in which Harry Potter opened up the world of reading–and of publishing. With previews of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child opening in London this week, this reflection is just one of many we expect to see in the coming weeks! All leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II in book form. We can’t wait!