Author Spotlight: Brenda Drake

 Name:  Brenda Drake Author of: Analise Rising (coming January, 2019) The Library Jumpers series: Thief of Lies; Guardian of Secrets; Assassin of Truths The Fated series: Touching Fate; Cursing Fate; Seeking Fate (coming June, 2018) Thunderstruck   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I was eight, I believe, and it was a story about […]

Cover Reveal: The Aviary by Emily Shore

The Aviary Emily Shore (The Aviary Series, #1) Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: March 5th 2019 Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult I am nobody’s Swan. Beauty is now a corporate commodity, bought and sold on city streets and displayed in elite Museums. Sixteen-year-old Serenity has spent her entire life in hiding, to keep […]

Author Spotlight: Gloria Chao

Name: Gloria Chao Author of: American Panda (Simon Pulse) and Misaligned (coming fall 2019)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I remember writing and illustrating a lot of stories as a kid, and here’s a sneak peek at one of them involving a…dun dun dunnn…missing snowglobe!     When […]

Book Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

First, thank you to Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books and NetGalley for an ARC of Legendary  Caraval is over and its secrets have been exposed…or have they? When Caraval ended Donatella Dragna had just received a message from “A friend” hinting that her mother would be proud, but that she must keep up her side of […]

Author Spotlight: Jeri Baird

  Name: Jeri Baird Author of: Tokens and Omens; Curses and Warfare (Jolly Fish Press) Upcoming:  Barnabas and Bird Run Away From the Circus     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In grade school, I was obsessed with writing stories where I flew to Mars. But my first attempt […]

Book Review: Hunger: A Tale of Courage by Donna Jo Napoli

      “Through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lorraine this haunting novel from the award-winning author of Hidden and Hush gives insight and understanding into a little known part of history—the Irish potato famine. It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family […]

Book Blitz: The Viking’s Chosen by Quinn Loftis

The Viking’s Chosen Quinn Loftis Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: February 12th 2018 Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride—one who is a seer and healer […]

Cover Reveal: Alive? by Melissa Woods

Alive? Melissa Woods (The Alive? Series, #1) Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: October 30th 2018 Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Zombies Everyone knows the first rule of the zombie apocalypse: Don’t. Get. Bitten. Too bad Violet has never been great at following the rules. Walking home after a night of partying, she […]

Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. Mei is seventeen and just entering her freshman year at MIT. She is on track to become a doctor and to […]