Saturday, July 18, 2009

This Week in YA- July 18, 2009

Our Contests (Click on the title for how to enter):
  • R.J. Anderson posted some of the music she listened to while writing Knife (a.k.a. Fairy Rebels: Spell Hunter.
  • Shannon Hale posted the paperback cover of Book of a Thousand Days on her blog to be released in September.
  • Danielle Joseph is having a contest to win a Shrinking Violet prize pack. To find out how to win, go to her blog here.
  • Jo Knowles is having a contest to win her books Jumping Off Swings and Lessons From a Dead Girl. To find out how to enter and for more details check out her blog here.
  • Justine Larbalestier said she'd learn to lindy hop to raise money for the New York Public Library. Scott Westerfeld filmed some of their lessons and you can see the proof that they lindy hopped on her blog here.
  • Lesley Livingston posted the cover of the second book in the Wondrous Strange trilogy, Darklight, on her blog.
  • Melissa Marr posted a link where you can find all the excerpts she's posted and she posted a short new one on her blog.
  • Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's new book Beautiful Creatures has it's own site. You can find it here.
  • Diana Rodriguez Wallach made a video she wants Stephen Colbert to see and is having a contest to try and make it happen. You can read her post here about the contest and/or watch her video here.
  • Michelle Zink and Lisa Mantchev are having a Fairies and Demons contest. You can find out more information here or here.
Books that came out last week:
  • Girl to the Core by Stacey Goldblatt
  • The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams
  • Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists and Other Matters Odd and Magical by Various Authors (Editor: Deborah Noyes)
  • The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises
  • When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  • Pieces Of Me by Toni De Palma
Books that come out this week:
  • July 21- Three Witches by Paula Jolin
  • July 21- Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors 
  • July 21- Bug Boy by Eric Luper
-The YAthenaeum Team

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