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Meet the voices of the two major characters in Veronica Roth’s CARVE THE MARK audio book, Austin Butler and Emily Rankin. Audio books are a great alternative for those who spend more time on the road listening than in a chair reading. And having the right people portraying the character’s voices really helps engage the listener in the story. So, it was exciting to find out who’ll be playing major characters Akos and Cyra in Veronica Roth’s upcoming sci-fi novel, Carve the Mark. Austin Butler is an actor who has been seen on several teen shows, including Switched at Birth,…

Riot Grrrl-inspired MOXIE to one step closer to taking on the big screen! Even though it’s not hitting shelves until September, Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie has been making a big splash with recent excerpts and a memorable cover image. Now, it’s getting some major kudos from the film industry as well! The feminist YA novel that takes a page from the early 90s Riot Grrrl movement has been optioned for film under Amy Poehler and Brook Mosch’s Paper Kite production banner. “Jennifer writes with a voice so authentic to the teenage experience that it feels like her characters walked straight out of…

REPLICA #2 gets a title change before its fall release! Back in September, Lauren Oliver announced the title for the sequel to Replica. She said the second book in the trippy three-in-one clone thriller following two teens caught up in a conspiracy would be called Helix, but it seems things have changed since that date. Recently, Oliver returned to tumblr to share a new name for the book due out this fall. And the new name is,,, The author didn’t specify why the book title was changed from the name originally chosen via a fan contest, but the new name certainly…

SPIN THE SKY is a passionate, lyrical novel that weaves love and dance into a visceral narrative. Jill MacKenzie’s debut novel Spin The Sky follows Magnolia “Mags” Woodson, an 18-year-old dancer struggling to overcome her small town’s intense hatred towards her and her family. When her best friend George insists they try out for a televised dance competition, Magnolia wonders if it could finally be her and her sister’s way into her miserable town’s good graces. The novel is written from the first person perspective of Magnolia Woodson. Her narrative is complex and very raw, though her voice — often sassy…

E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel, GENUINE FRAUD, looks into complex relationships in another unique story by the author of We Were Liars.  E. Lockhart, the author of the bestselling novel We Were Liars, has a new book coming out this fall, titled Genuine Fraud. Edgy and inventive, Genuine Fraud is an instantly memorable story of love, betrayal, and entangled relationships that are not what they seem. Lockhart introduces readers to the story of Imogen and Jule—Imogen, a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat; Jule, a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. This is a novel about intense friendship, a disappearance, murder, bad…

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