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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…

Rejoice! THE RAVEN CYCLE may soon be coming to a screen near you! Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle series has been beloved in YA book fans for ages now, but there haven’t been many whispers for the series actually getting adapted to film or television. Well… surprise! Publishers Marketplace first announced that the books had been picked up for a TV series adaptation by Universal Cable Productions. The executive producers for the show are Michael London (Sideways), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), and Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle), who will also serve as showrunner. The announcement was a surprise to lots of people, including…

Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic is a collection of short stories set in the Grishaverse. These six stories are the fairytales your favorite characters from Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows would have grown up reading. Check out the beautiful cover below! Read what Bardugo had to say about the cover designed by Natalie Sousa: “The Imprint team and my editor Erin Stein opened the conversation on cover design early on. In some ways, we were at an advantage because three of the six tales were complete and we had a strong sense…

Welcome to our stop on THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER blog tour! * This title was provided in exchange for an honest review. Spoiler free. As a fan of Ann Brashares’ previous work (hello, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!), I went into The Whole Thing Together with high expectations. While the book certainly had Brashares’ flair for emotional intensity, it unfortunately failed to meet my expectations on multiple fronts. The story follows an entire family with a complex history and complicated relationships. It puts a spotlight on Ray and Sasha, each children of their respective divorced parents who grew up going back and forth between…

Alex brings a surprising message to Eliza’s family in ALEX & ELIZA excerpt! Written by No.1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, Alex and Eliza is a historical romance following the teenage romance between first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. It will be released tomorrow, but you can read an excerpt now. Check it out below! Small Pitchers and Big Ears Stairs Behind the Landing Albany, New York November 1777 Eliza followed her sisters down the stairs to the ballroom, where the musicians were playing a popular Italian vio­lin concerto. At this point, there were…

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