Teen Thursday (9/22/16)

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!

Texas Teen Book Festival: October 1st at St. Edward’s University


We are SO CLOSE to the Texas Teen Book Festival we can taste it! Here’s a big ol’ roundup of all the information we can give you about this year’s TTBF.

Upcoming Events at BookPeople

Image result for invisible fault linesKristen-Paige Madonia
signing Invisible Fault Lines
Wednesday, September 28th at 7PM

Join us tonight for an incredible YA event! Kristen-Paige Madonia, author of Invisible Fault Lines, is here in conversation with Writer’s Barn owner and local author Bethany Hegedus to discuss her wonderful novel. Callie is faced with the realities of her father’s disappearance, and must learn how to move on. But she finds more mysteries than she expected along the way. Set in San Francisco, this lyrical novel can’t be missed. 

Event information is here. Can’t make it? BookPeople ships worldwide.

From the Teen Press Corps
six of crows

Title: Six Of Crows 
Author: Leigh Bardugo (Texas Teen Book Festival Author)
Release Date: 9/29/15
Reviewed by: Emily

Once upon a time, I read Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy and fell in love. All too soon, I had to say goodbye. Now, at long last, I can return to the world of Ravka and Fjerda.

However, you don’t need to have read the Grisha trilogy to read Six Of Crows. It’s a whole new cast of characters, and it builds on the other side of the world from the Grisha trilogy.

Six of Crows is a dark crime set in a fantasy world inspired by Tsarist Russia. In other words, absolutely amazing. But the best part is that Leigh Bardugo will be at the Texas Teen Book Festival This Year!!!

More from Emily’s review here.
9780778319443Title: Only Daughter
Author: Anna Snoekstra
Release Date: 9/20/16
Reviewed by: Miriam

Rebecca Winters is living the life. A 16 year old girl going to parties with her friends, working with a hot guy, and hitting the pool with her little brothers, nothing could go wrong. . . or so she thought. Rebecca Winters was declared kidnapped and missing that same summer. Now a decade later she is found but it’s not her, it’s her “doppelgänger”.

When I first started reading this book I assumed this would be the typical girly read. But boy, was I wrong.

More from Miriam’s review here.

News from The Bookosphere!

From LA Times: Gene Luen Yang wins a MacArthur grant ‘out of left field, but in the best way’


“Gene Luen Yang was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship for his work as a graphic novelist and cartoonist. The week the fellowship was announced, the former high school teacher was set to embark on the book tour for the second in his series of comics for middle graders, “Secret Coders,” designed to engage kids in computer science through mystery stories. Yang’s graphic novel for young adults, “Boxers and Saints,” won the L.A. Times Book Prize in 2014; he’s currently writing “New Super-Man” for  DC Comics about a young Chinese superhero; and he’s serving as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. We caught up to him by phone to talk about the award at his unofficial workplace in the Bay Area.”

Read more from the LA Times here.


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