Sound the sirens! We have a new feature over at Reviewer X! :)
In my attempt to make this blog more than book reviews and author interviews, to make it more global YA, I will begin an exclusive weekly segment of new in the young adult realm, new releases, cool interviews or reviews on other blogs... Anything from the authors, anything from the reviewers, anything newly released--it all gets linked here.
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Young Adult Weekly
Week of April 14-18 2008
From the authors...
Linda Gerber continues the countdown until the release of her book, Death by Bikini, with a contest to win a signed copy of DbB!
Ally Carter blogs about 13 things that will be on the much anticipated Gallagher Girls 3 book.
Meg Cabot has a sneak peak of her next release, Airhead, up on her site.
Stephenie Meyer talks about going on the set of the upcoming Twilight movie.
Diana Rodriguez Wallach has a cold and is still working hard at her upcoming trilogy (Kensington, September 2008). Send her some noodle soup!
Lisa McMann gave a lovely and informative interview on Kelly Spitzer about the promotion she did for her New York Times bestselling novel, Wake. (Lisa will also be doing an interview here at Reviewer X, but that's still in the works!)
Gaby Triana's contest to win a free copy of her latest release, The Temptress Four, ends on Sunday! Enter while you can.
Jennifer Echols wants for you to come see her tomorrow, in Montgomery. R.A. Nelson does as well! For more information, go here.
Cheryl Kaye Tardif's Whale Song won the 2008 Book Cover of the Year award! (Whale Song will also be reviewed here on RX sometime...soonish.)
Scott Westerfeld talks about his upcoming works for 2008. He doesn't have any novels scheduled to be released, but he does have some short stories!
From the bloggers...
Reviewer X (that's me!) reviewed The Squad: Killer Spirit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus!
The Page Flipper did a very fun interview with Meg Cabot! She is also sick and needs your warm thoughts! While over there, enter for a chance to win Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway and her April Prize pack!
The Story Siren celebrated her birthday this week with a contest! (Go wish her happy belated birthday!) Unfortunately, the contest is over, but Ambeen of Ravenous Reader Reviews (blog here) won a $20 Amazon giftcard!
The Compulsive Reader reviewed Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, a book which I'm personally dying to read!
Teen Book Review posted a review for a book by one of my FAVORITE authors, Melina Marchetta. The book is On The Jellicoe Road. Yes, it will also be reviewed here, but until then, check out Jocelyn's review!
The Ravenous Reader, aside from winning 20 big ones to Amazon.com (mentioned above), also reviewed Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos.
Reader Rabbit reviewed Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, another book I'm dying to read!
And it seems there's an abundance of reviews for Airhead by Meg Cabot. Here's some: Reader Rabbit's, The Story Siren's, Teen Book Review's!
Hope's Bookshelf has a review for Elizabeth Scott's Perfect You--yet another book on my wishlist!
Shooting Stars Magazines is having a bunch of cool contests! Go there and claim your prize!
Released this week...
Fakie by Tony Varrato (On Amazon)
At first glance, Alex Miller seems like a typical teen — typical hair, typical clothes, typical hobbies. Look closer, and you'll see that his life is anything but typical — for Alex, fitting in has become a matter of life and death. The unfortunate witness to a murder, Alex can't forget the things he has seen, and neither can the man he helped put in jail. The Witness Relocation Program has changed the identities of Alex and his mother repeatedly, and they need to keep running to stay one step ahead of his enemies. His latest identity as a skateboarder in Virginia Beach is no easy ride — nosegrabs, ollies, and kickflips are all new to him. Alex has to catch on quickly to blend in — but the biggest trick he'll have to master is staying alive.
A Difficult Boy by M.P. Baker (On Amazon)
Riveting historical fiction from a debut novelist about the friendship that grows between two young indentured servants, one of them Irish, as they struggle to survive their harsh master in nineteenth century New England. It is 1839, Nine-year-old Ethan does not want to work for Mr. Lyman, the wealthy shopkeeper in their small Massachusetts' town. But Ethan has no choice--it is the only way to pay off his family's debt to the man. Ethan tries to befriend the Lymans' other indentured servant, but Daniel, as everyone says, is a difficult boy. Sixteen years old, Irish, and moody, Daniel brushes off Ethan as if he were a pesky gnat. Ethan resolves to ignore the brusque older boy, but is then shocked to see how cruelly Mr. Lyman's blows, and the two boys have only each other. Wil Ethan be able to save his friend? And will others finally have the courage to do what is right for this not-so-difficult boy?
Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer (On Amazon)
Allee Rosen is a lot of things: high school senior, overachiever, brain. The one thing Allee is not is supermodel material—at least that’s what she thinks until modeling scouts spot her and she moves to Miami to work with an elite modeling agency. Suddenly Allee is swept up?p in a whirlwind of designer labels, photo shoots, go-sees and some seriously backstabbing models. Will this fabulous new life go to her head? New author Debbie Reed Fischer offers readers a fresh, fun, and honest peek into the crazy and glamorous world of professional modeling.
Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer (On Amazon)
High school totally bites when you’re half human, half vampire.
Freshman year sucks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives “study abroad” a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? In this thrilling sequel to Eighth Grade Bites, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past and battle forces that once again threaten his life.
Confessions of a Three Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman (On Amazon) (Review forthcoming!)
Geena can’t wait to spend summer vacation with her two best girls: her friend Amber and her cousin Hero. All three are working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop together, but the moment Amber and Hero meet, the claws come out. They hate each other on sight. Geena’s dreams of a girl-bonding summer fl y out the window, and then threaten to disappear completely when a few cute (okay, drop-dead gorgeous) guys come along to woo the Bettys. But all is not what it seems, and in a story of mistaken identities, crazy summer high jinks, and enough romance to make Shakespeare proud, Geena and her friends learn that when Bettys unite, they can take on the most powerful force in their world: a hot guy.
Coming next week to Reviewer X...
- Brand new reviews over the weekend!
- A new feature on Monday that will be tons of fun.
- A new author interview
- A contest
Hope you guys liked this segment of Young Adult Weekly! It will be... well, weekly.
Stay tuned for more!