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!
Upcoming Events at BookPeople
This Monday, an amazing YA event! Marie Lu joins us for the conclusion of the incredible Young Elites series with The Midnight Star. It’s action packed and full of adventure! Check out what bookseller Thomas fondly calls “a cross between X-Men and the Spanish Inquisition.” Also joining us is the magnificent Margaret Stohl with her most recent Black Widow novel: Red Vengeance. If you like the superheroes in the Young Elites you’ll love Natasha Romanoff. It’s all Monday at 7PM. Don’t miss it! The speaking event is free and open to the public. The signing event is ticketed, and tickets will be included with the purchase of a copy of The Midnight Star or Black Widow: Red Vengeance from BookPeople.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Monday, October 24th at 6PM
Tonight BookPeople is delighted to welcome Laurie Halse Anderson for the long-awaited conclusion to the Seeds of America series, Ashes. Isabel and Curzon have just survived the grueling battle at Valley Forge, but where can they go next? Don’t miss this thrilling, gorgeous novel or this marvelous event.
signing What Light
Friday, October 28th at 7PM
Join us tonight for a spectacular YA event with Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why. He’s here for What Light, a contemporary young adult novel about Sierra, who lives on a Christmas tree farm, and the unexpected romance she finds while selling trees with her family in California. Smart, sweet, and sophisticated, Asher is an incredible voice in young adult literature. Don’t miss it!
Come on down for an awesome panel of young adult goodness. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are here for Gemina, the electrifying sequel to high-flying space opera Illuminae. Kiersten White joins us for And I Darken, the ruthless and dark imagining of a young princess determined to win back her birthright. Jessica Cleuss comes for A Shadow Bright and Burning, a glamorous, high-stakes fantasy set in Victorian London. See you there!
News from The Bookosphere!
Thanks to some encouragement from Jenny Han, Renee Ahdieh, David Levithan, and others, young adult publishers and authors are using the #YA4Hillary hashtag to discuss why they’re voting forHillary Clinton and urge new adults to make sure they’re registered to vote. #YA4Hillary is just heating up, but the tag is already trending on Twitter, with more than 2,000 tweets at the time of this writing.
Plus: looking for some escapism? Book Riot has a stellar list of 100 Must-Read Historical Fantasy novels.
“When I sat down to compile the list of 100 Must-Read YA Historical Novels, I was faced with a dilemma: to include fantasy or not to include fantasy? I’ve loved YA fantasy ever since my middle school self stumbled upon A Great and Terrible Beauty, but being in the mood for good historical realistic fiction is a very different thing from being in the mood for good historical fiction with magic.
Beyond that, historical speculative fiction encompasses many sub-genres! Time travel, steampunk, fantasy, alternate history, historical ghost stories–it’s a lot. It really deserved a 100 Must-Read list of its very own, which many of you were quick to ask about when the YA Historical Novels list went live. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!”