Saturday, February 14, 2009

This Week in YA- February 14, 2009

  • ALA posted a video with the 2009 Media Award Winners calls and the authors' reactions.
  • Ally Carter will be chatting with Sarah Mlynowski tomorrow, Feb. 15 at 5:00pm est. You can go to Ally's diary to get the password and link a few minutes prior to it.
  • 10 YA authors are renting a castle in Ireland for a week. Intrigued? You can find out more about how it was planned and who's going here, here, here, and here.
  • Sarah Dessen posted a video of her reading an excerpt of Along for the Ride on her new YouTube channel.
  • ALA put up their list of 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.
  • The 2008 Cybils Winners were posted. Congrats to the winners!
  • Lauren Myracle discussed her new book Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks in a video here.
  • Carrie Jones is having a contest. Technically 4 contests( twisting an existing picture book, explain the hotness, creating categories of hot picture or YA books, and telling about the contest). More details on her blog.
  • Jennifer Lynn Barnes is giving away swag that she got from Comic Con. More details on her blog.
  • Lauren Myracle is giving away a copy of her sister's new book Bound South. More details on her blog.
  • Cecil Castellucci posted the new paperback cover for Beige coming out in March on her blog.
  • E. Lockhart posted the new Fly on the Wall cover on her blog.
Books that came out last week:
  • The Time of Darkness by Nikki Jones
  • Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
  • Raven by Allison van Diepen
  • Perpetual Check by Rich Wallace
  • Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan
  • Miss Match by Wendy Toliver
  • Meg's Challenge by Allie Brock Hyatt
  • Friends 'til the End by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Fade by Lisa McMann
  • Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • The Clique #10: P.S. I Loathe You by Lisi Harrison
  • Bloodline by Katy Moran
  • The Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee

Books that come out this week:
  • February 17-Mutiny: A Novel of the Bounty by John Boyne
  • February 17- It's a Green Thing by Melody Carlson
  • February 17- The Island of Time by Matthew DeBettencourt
  • February 19- Response by Paul Volponi
  • February 19- Great Call of China by Cynthea Lie

-The YAthenaeum Team

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