Saturday, July 4, 2009

This Week in YA- July 4, 2009

  • Happy 4th of July!
  • R.J. Anderson posted a picture of the first look inside of her book Rebel (a.k.a. Wayfarer in the U.S.). 
  • A group of 7 debut authors (Saundra Mitchell, Sarah MacLean, Carrie Ryan, R.J. Anderson, Aprilynne Pike, Sarah Cross, and Sarah Rees Brennan) have come together and are having a contest. Between now and July 7, go here and enter to win either the US or UK prize pack featuring their 7 books.
  • Ally Carter will have an "Ally Chat" on July 12th at 5pm EST. To find out how to be part of it go here.
  • Melissa de la Cruz posted the first chapter of The Van Alen Legacy (the fourth book in the Blue Bloods series).
  • John C. Ford is giving away a copy of The Morgue and Me on his blog. (Stay tuned on our blog for another chance to win his book in the upcoming days)
  • Justine Larbalestier is giving away a copy of Love is Hell signed by Scott Westerfeld and herself for telling her the most stalker song.
  • Lisa McMann posted the cover of Gone on her blog.
  • Maggie Stiefvater made and posted an amazing trailer for her new book Shiver. Be sure to take a look. (She's also having a contest to help spread the trailer and in turn her book. More info on that on her blog here.)
  • Margaret Stohl is having a contest, she bought many signed YA books from a local bookstore and is giving two away a week. Every Monday she'll post the next contest. Go here for more information and to enter the first.
  • Scott Westerfeld posted a piece of art from his new book Leviathan coming out in October. He also posted an update on the possible Uglies movie.
Books that came out last week:
  • Ghost Town by Richard W. Jennings
  • Dark Guardian #2: Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne
  • The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley 
  • Hancock Park: A Novel by Isabel Kaplan
  • Angry Management by Chris Crutcher
  • Pretty Little Liars #6: Killer by Sara Shepard
  • It Is What It Is: A So For Real Novel (So for Real Novels) by Nikki Carter
  • Denim Diaries 3: Queen of the Yard by Darrien Lee
  • ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley
  • Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages) by Denise Vega
  • And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
Books that come out this week:
  • July 6- Over the End Line by Alfred C. Martino
  • July 7- Simply Irresistible (The Elite) by Jennifer Banash
  • July 7- Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer
  • July 7- Monster's Proof by Richard Lewis 
  • July 7- Libyrinth by Pearl North
  • July 7- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev 
  • July 7- The Dragon's Pearl by Devin Jordan
  • July 7- Crash into Me by Albert Borris
  • July 7- Blue Moon: The Immortals by Alyson Noel
  • July 9- Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins
-The YAthenaeum Team

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