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Now through World Book Day, your reading can help give books to kids in need! Penguin Random House is taking your love for books and turning it into support for a great cause! The publisher just introduced #ProjectReadathon, which offers readers various timed excerpts of several popular titles. You can sort the books by genre and available reading time, reading quick excerpts of several new books. If you’re uncertain about a title, it allows to to try before you buy. Plus, every excerpt you read helps Penguin Random House donate books to Save the Children, a charity that provides aid and services to…

The cover for FIREBLOOD is a powerful contrast to book one, FROSTBLOOD by Elly Blake, and brings with it a bigger threat. The cover for Fireblood by Elly Blake, sequel to the thrilling Frostblood, has been revealed. Where the cover of Frostblood takes on a light, icy tone, Fireblood is dark and formidable. It shows fiery sparks and definitely looks to be just as good as Frostblood. Take a look at the two covers side-by-side below! Here is the description of Frostblood from Goodreads: “The frost king will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood…

Win some stunning sci-fi and spacey bling in our DEFY THE STARS giveaway! If you’re a fan of insanely well-built sci-fi worlds and reeling adventures, Claudia Gray has a new book for you! Defy The Stars is a story of man and machine, frenemies, far off worlds, and doing anything it takes to save the people who matter to you. It follows a teen soldier who discovers a highly advanced enemy “mech” in the midst of battle and discovers he holds the secret to saving her planet– but it won’t be an easy task. We loved it, as you can…

Ahhhh… Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler! Theirs is a tumultuous love story that’s known across the world thanks to history and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, but Melissa de la Cruz has even more story to tell in her new YA romance, Alex & Eliza: A Love Story! Alex & Eliza fills in the time between the couple’s first meeting at Pastures, the Schuyler family estate, and their wedding in 1780. From unsavory first impressions and unconventional dates to class warfare and actual warfare, there’s a lot to cover. Still, we can’t help but imagine what dating would be like for Alex…

Dive into the WONDER WOMAN solo flick with the author of the character’s upcoming YA novel! Wonder Woman has not one but two major events happening in the first weekend of June! As you probably know, the first Wonder Woman solo movie hits theaters on June 2nd. Perhaps lesser known is the fact that Diana Prince also getting her first YA prose novel. Wonder Woman: Warbringer isn’t hitting shelves until August, but author Leigh Bardugo will be dishing about the book and hosting a special screening of the movie during BookCon on June 3rd and 4th. The novel is the…

Meet the indomitable Sage Fowler, matchmaker’s apprentice turned spy, in this excerpt from Erin Beaty’s debut novel THE TRAITOR’S KISS. As a matchmaker’s apprentice, Sage escorts brides-to- be; but soon she is given the dangerous assignment to make her way into enemy territory and uncover a plot against the king. This assignment becomes more complicated when she encounters the mysterious but intriguing Ash Carter in the debut novel of Erin Beaty, The Traitor’s Kiss. Uncle William had returned over an hour ago, yet he hadn’t summoned her. Sage sat at her desk in the schoolroom, trying not to fidget. Jonathan always fidgeted…

YALLWEST 2017 is fast approaching with an impressive lineup. The YA book festival will be held on Saturday April 29th, with a preview night held on Friday. Check out the schedule jam packed with author signings and fun panels below: FRIDAY 4 PM FIERCE FRIDAY YALLWEST PREVIEW NIGHT  4 PM – 8 PM – Santa Monica Public Library Join us for a madcap YA library takeover — YALLWEST style! We’ll be kicking off the festival weekend with a night of signings, tomfoolery, swag giveaways, food — and life size video games. Authors include Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Veronica Roth, Roshani Chokshi,…

Check out the artsy, eerie new cover for BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT! Gryphons and phoenixes and bears, oh my! The stunning new cover for Tochi Onyebuchi’s YA fantasy Beasts Made of Night has arrived, showing off some gorgeous artwork that creates a mask out if smaller images of “beasts,” both real and mythical. Inspired by Nigerian folklore, the novel tells the tale of Taj, a slayer of guilt-induced “sin-beasts” that plague his city. A young and cocky warrior, Taj finds himself caught up in a devious conspiracy that could destroy his home when he goes up against a sin-beast that belongs to a royal.…

Book two of The Trials of Apollo is coming and the Percy Jackson Facebook page released THE DARK PROPHECY trailer! An excerpt for book two of Rick Riordan’s The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy was released a few months ago, and now today The Dark Prophecy trailer was released. However, I have to admit, if you’ve seen the trailer for The Hidden Oracle, then this trailer may look very familar. Yeah, it may be a re-hash of one of the book trailers for the first book, but we’re still excited for this book! Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of…

After a short delay, authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman were able to reveal the title for the third book in The Illuminae Files series – OBSIDIO. About 4 days ago, The Illuminae Files authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman teased us about the title to book three coming out the following day. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen for unforeseen reasons. However, they didn’t make us wait long as they revealed the title earlier today as being Obsidio. It’s ironic in a way that the tag to the title is “Live a life worth dying for” when they also announced a…

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