Teen Thursday 4/27

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!

In the Store

bookstore day

Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday!!!!

Join us in the Teen Lit section to find your Kindred Spirits! Between 10 am and 1 pm we’ll be celebrating our fandoms!

Kindred Spirits Cosplay Booth: Show up in a costume representing your Fandom and take a picture in our Kindred Spirits photo booth! This is your chance to find your fellow Whovians, Shadowhunters, Potter-heads, and more! Plus we will be giving away 5 copies of Rainbow Rowell’s Kindred Spirits each hour the booth is open.

Fanfic Station: Have you ever wanted to help your ship sail? Do you hate the ending of that trilogy that you dedicated your life to? Did your favorite book, TV show, or movie leave you with too many unresolved feels? Well, now you can let them out at our Fanfic table where you can write your own 1 page one-shot for the world to read!

New Releases

the whole thing togetherThe Whole Thing Together

by Ann Brashares

Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they’ve shared almost everything–reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table. Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they’ve never met.
Sasha’s dad was once married to Ray’s mom, and together they had three daughters: Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty; and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families–and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past.
The choices we make come back to haunt us; the effect on our destinies ripples out of our control . . . or does it? This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed, in a novel about family relationships, keeping secrets, and most of all, love.

Legion legion

by Julie Kagawa

From the limitless imagination of Julie Kagawa comes the next thrilling novel in The Talon Saga.

The legions will be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon or former dragonslayer can stand against the coming horde.

Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all–dragons do not suffer human emotions–let alone with a human, and a former dragonslayer at that. With ex-soldier of St. George Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling.

In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against St. George and her own twin brother, Dante–the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to conquer the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.

north of happyNorth of Happy

by Adi Alsaid

His whole life has been mapped out for him…

Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family, where he attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby.

When his older brother, Felix–who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel–is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother’s voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father’s plan for him. Worrying about his mental health but knowing the voice is right, Carlos runs away to the United States and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss’s daughter–a fact that could end his career before it begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what’s most important to him and where his true path really lies.

News from the Bookosphere


Happy 50th Anniversary to The Outsiders!

Celebrating the novel that laid the groundwork for the YA genre! Penguin Teen is asking to see your Outsiders stories. Share your memories on social media with the hashtag #TheOutsiders50th and pick up the special edition in stores now! 

About The Outsiders: Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect–until the night someone takes things too far.


The Cruel Prince cover reveal!!!!!

This week Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed the cover and an excerpt from Holly Black’s latest book! And the coolest part is that cover art body art recreation was done by a 17-year-old artist named Lara Wirth! Check out her work on Instagram (@armageddonpainted)! And read the excerpt from the book on EW’s website!

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