Teen Thursday (9/29/16)

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. See you this Saturday at St Edward’s University!

Upcoming Events at BookPeople

Image result for the lovely recklessKami Garcia & Jamie McGuire
signing The Lovely Reckless and Providence
Monday, October 3rd at 7PM

Tonight BookPeople is thrilled to welcome bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Jamie McGuire, bringing us some awesome YA novels to kick off October. The Lovely Reckless, by Kami Garcia, is a thrilling star-crossed romance between a wealthy young woman and a charming street racer. Providence, by Jamie McGuire, is a fast-paced YA fantasy in which a young woman’s life hangs in the balance of Heaven and Hell. Come on out.

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

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James Dashner
signing The Fever Code
Monday, October 3rd at 7PM

Join us tonight for the sensational James Dashner! Fans of The Maze Runner, this book is for you. The Fever Code is the story of Thomas and WICKED and the building of the maze–don’t miss this electric event. The speaking event is free and open to the public. The signing is ticketed, and tickets are available with purchase of a copy of The Fever Code from BookPeople. Please check online for specific event guidelines.

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

From the Teen Press Corps

Title: Three Dark Crowns 
Author: Kendare Blake (Texas Teen Book Festival Author)
Release Date: 9/20/16
Reviewed by: Maddy

All three sisters are born to be queen, but only one can take the crown.  Their sixteenth birthday will mark the official beginning of their deadly fight, but as the day approaches each sister must overcome struggles and evil plans for power that’s wheels have begun to turn.

Mirabella is an elemental. Her gifts with fire and lightning are talked about throughout the island. But she is cursed with memories of her sisters, and more importantly, a love for them. Although she may not want to kill her sisters, her sponsors have their own ideas.

Arsinoe is a naturalist. She is able to control animals and plants, at least she is supposed to.  Arsinoe cannot use her power, and despite her best efforts cannot find a way to escape the island that surely means her doom.  When Arsinoe turns to dark magic her life and her friends’ life begin to take unexpected turns.

Like her sister, Katherine cannot use her powers as a poisoner.  Her sponsors have tried their best to bring up her immunities but it isn’t enough. But with a strong blood lust and a skill with mixing poisons, Katherine is determined to win her crown.

More from Maddy’s review here.

News from The Bookosphere!

It’s Banned Book Week! To celebrate, here’s a great list from Bustle15 Classic Banned Books that Everyone Needs to Read. 

“It’s 2016. I’m just putting that out there because, despite the fact that it’s 2016, some people are still trying to ban books. C’mon people. We’re better than this. Banning books is nothing new, unfortunately, and some of the most renowned classics in the English language have been challenged, banned, and even burned in the past. Here are just a few of the classic books that were once banned, in honor of this year’s Banned Books Week.

These days, books are more often “challenged” than banned outright in the U.S., so… I guess that’s some kind of progress? Challenging a book means demanding that it be removed from circulation, whereas banning it meansactually removing it. In 2015, some of the top ten challenged books wereLooking For Alaska, Fun Home, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and The Holy Bible. So clearly a lot of worth while books are stillfacing censorship today (although to be fair, people have always been trying to ban the Bible).

Now wind back the clock and add in even more historical hang ups, and you wind up with a lot of brilliant classics that were banned, censored, and destroyed.”

Read more at Bustle.com.


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