Teen Thursday! (8/11/16)

Copy of TEEN BANNER UPDATE (2)It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Teen Thursday post, chock full of amazing 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!

#THEOTPTOUR comes to BookPeople!


Join us for a weird and whimsical event! Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is here presenting Tales of the Peculiar, a collection of strange, spectacular short stories. Plus, we have Tahereh Mafi, author of the Shatter Me series, bringing us Furthermore, an amazing adventure inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Tickets are required for the signing and are available with the purchase of either book. Event info and ticket ordering is here. Can’t make it? BookPeople ships worldwide!

9781484730430August YA Buzz Book

The Cresswell Plot – Eliza Wass

“I read this book in one sitting- I just couldn’t put this book down! Even better, Wass did a fantastic job of making all the characters have individual motives and be flushed out characters (something I always appreciate in a book). The Cresswell Plot is an eerie, fantastic read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes mystery/ thriller books!”

–Katie, Teen Press Corps

From the Teen Press Corps

What We’re Reading Right this Minute

The Teen Press Corps rounded up some of the books they’re nose-deep in this summer. check it out for old favorites and new releases!

“In the book Fangirl, one of the characters wrote fanfiction. Carry On is the published version of this. It follows Simon Snow and Baz Pitch at a wizarding school called Waterford. It is very, very good! The premise is very similar to Harry Potter, it adds it’s own twists on the story.” – Katie, Teen Press Corps

The Last Boy And Girl In The World – Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World is incredible, and it has everything I ever could have asked for in a book. It’s beautifully written, the characters are awesome, and the overall story is amazing. It’s a great read for summer, with a little bit of everything included. Siobhan Vivian has done it again, and I am extremely impressed. Get ready to watch a love story happen, and get ready to be in love with this book.”

Read more from Addison’s review here. 

Upcoming Events!

Saturday, August 13th from 11:30 AM to 5 PM – BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books!

It’s time for the 186th Annual Second Time Ever BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books!  Join us under the big top for a full day of wonders, merriment, bookish carnival games, give-aways, cake & champagne. We’ll be revealing some of our big Fall events (YA included!) and trying to set a world record for the largest paper snowflake. Come on down and show off your literary prowess. All ages welcome! 

Event information is here. See you there!


News from The Bookosphere!

NPR’s First Chapter Series starts with Tamora Pierce

“Our first author is a fantasy writer, Tamora Pierce. Her books are full of knights and mythical creatures, but if you haven’t read her work before, she says she wants to know that…

TAMORA PIERCE: First, last, foremost and always in my books girls kick butt.”

Check out the series and listen to the first interview here.


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