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Do you love seeing authors at events? Do you love hearing them talk about books and other ideas important to them? Do you love getting autographs and interacting with dozens of other fans? It sounds like you should attend YALLFest, an annual YA book festival in Charleston, South Carolina. November 10-11 will hold the 6th annual YALLFest book festival (and the 5th I will attend!) and the lineup looks bigger than ever, with 4 keynote duos and a ton of other authors! While all non-keynote autographs and panels are free, keynotes, as well as the “Smackdown”, the end of the…

If you’re going to Otakon this month, don’t forget to snag the promotional poster for The Mortal Instruments graphic novel! Cassandra Clare recently posted about this Cassandra Jean drawn promotional poster that will be given out at Otakon to promote the new graphic novel for The Mortal Instruments. What do you have to do to get it? Well, you have to go to Otakon first of all. Otakon is the largest anime conventions on the east coast, and it takes place in Washington, D.C. The event will be held August 11-13. Once you’re inside, head on over to the Yen…

Listed in alphabetical order. How many times have you played the “If you were stranded on a desert island…” game? Jessica Taylor’s new novel takes that concept and adds in a strained sisterhood, profound secrets, and a fight to survive. And if you’re not able to head out on vacation this year, it will also remind you that tropical islands ain’t all that! We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now. Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen…

Explore the early days of Mark and Kieran’s relationship in a new short! We’re in Cassandra Clare book release limbo until early 2018, but the prolific author behind the Shadowhunters universe feels our pain. To help ease the wait, Clare shared a short story featuring the early days of Mark and Kieran’s relationship. More specifically, it follows their first kiss– remember, they disagree about who kissed whom first in The Dark Artifices series– and the events that follow. Let’s just say this one gets steamy quick and Cassandra Clare herself gives it an R rating, so it’s probably NSFW or…

This September, debut author Scott Reintgen is taking YA literature to new galaxies with Nyxia! The debut novel follows Emmett Atwater, one of ten teens plucked out of poverty to take part in a top secret mission to another planet by the mysterious Babel Corporation. The company will make the teens and their families rich, but only after they survive a rigorous competition will leave some of the trainees in the dust. Nyxia has been getting rave reviews and in the midst of it all, Scott Reintgen graciously took the time to write a post for us about his favorite influences…

Tomorrow, you will be activated. That’s when Aden Polydoros’ debut novel Project Pandora will take you to into a electrifying world of teen assassins and government plots. The novel follows Tyler, a teen whose cuts, memory lapses, and strange perks start to form a harrowing picture. When he meets a girl named Shannon in the same predicament, the two begin a search for answers. But too much curiosity raises red flags and it’s not long before Tyler and Shannon must get to the agency behind their strange transformation before the agency gets them. If you’d like to meet the story’s…

Discover the world of Miles Morales and find out where you can meet author Jason Reynolds on tour! Jason Reynolds has written some seriously powerful Young Adult novels, including When I Was The Greatest, The Boy In The Black Suit, and All-American Boys. Now, he’s teamed up with Marvel for a Spider-Man prose novel! Simply titled Miles Morales, the novel follows the second iteration of Spider-Man (as there are many iterations of most comic heroes), an Afro-Hispanic teen who’s having a tough time between the tensions from his new prep school and his flickering spidey-sense. Miles starts to believe that…

Do you love reviewing books and want a chance to share your reviews with a wider audience? The Fandom is now recruiting Young Adult book reviewers! We love doing Young Adult book reviews, but with several amazing titles hitting bookshelves each month from big publishers and indie authors alike, we’re looking for some fresh voices to join the mix! Our reviewers will be able to choose books from an ever-changing selection of both mainstream and indie titles offered to us. You’ll usually have at least a month between offer date and review date to read the book. Like all positions…

Dara is on a mission on the new cover for GIVEN TO THE EARTH! Penguin Teen has the first look at the cover for Mindy McGinnis’ Given To The Earth, the follow-up to this year’s Given To The Sea! The first novel follows Khosa, a girl destined to be a sacrifice “given” to the ocean as part of her kingdom’s belief that such sacrifices will keep away the ocean’s destructive wrath. Before she can be sacrificed, she must produce an heir. But Khosa can’t stand physical touch from anyone other than the magical Indiri tribe, which is currently two members…

Kasie West delivers another sweet YA romance with her latest book, Lucky in Love. Lucky in Love follows Maddie, a high school senior who is one of the smartest in her class. Although she excels in her studies, her social and home life needs some improvement. Ever since her dad lost his job, her family has struggled to get by, her parents fight constantly and her brother has sunk into a depression. Her free time is spent studying with her two friends, Elise and Blaire. One of the only bright spots of her week is when she is at her…

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