Hey all, welcome to the sixth installment of YAWeekly! This week's is gonna be short because I have Physics to get back to and thus can't compile too many links. Hope that's all right with everyone :)
The Ravenous Reader helped me with the Reviewer links this week, so thank you for that, Ambeen! Go ambush her site now, everyone!
From the authors...
In my attempt to mention Amy in every one of these posts, I'll post this: Have you checked out the Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King excerpt up here? (P.S. to Amy: this is becoming kind of like an inside joke, no? :P)
Tina Ferraro (How To Hook a Hottie) and Kelly Parra (Graffiti Girl) are giving away FOUR Airhead (by Meg Cabot) T-SHIRTS over at YA FRESH!
Stephanie Hale (Twisted Sisters) celebrates a new book sale over at the Books, Boys, Buzz blog! And a little birdie tells me she's also giving away three copies of Twisted Sisters, so, you know...
Alexa Young (Frenemies) talks about the post-publication hype surrounding her debut's release. And speaking of reviews for her book, tune in next week for mine.
Tera Lynn Childs (Oh. My. Gods) celebrates her starred review from Publisher's Weekly! This is a huge deal, everyone.
Alyson Noël (Cruel Summer) shares her experience at Fontana Library! It sounded awesome.
For those who've read Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde (The Day I Killed James), read this blog post--very inside-joke-ish!
The Ravenous Reader bless her soul, helped me today compiling reviewer links! She reviewed tons of good stuff his week: The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde; Airhead by Meg Cabot; and Chill by Deborah Reber. Thanks, Ambeen!
From The Corner of Megan's Mind reviewed Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Love that book, love Megan's blog's name, love that review.
The Story Siren had a Claudia Gray guest blog!
Win a marked up copy of both of Laura Wiess's books
Win a marked up copy of Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
What shall we do, all of us?
Girlwood by Claire Dean
Polly Greene has always been considered strange, a girl who can see a person's true colors, a thirteen-year-old more comfortable foraging in the woods with her eccentric grandmother than hanging out with friends. But all that is about to change when Polly's older sister, Bree, vanishes into the woods. The only one who believes Bree can survive, Polly begins to leave food in the woods for her sister and finds a hidden grove she names Girlwood, where she believes Bree is burning a fire each night. Along with an odd but endearing group of friends, Polly clings to the hope that she can see her sister through the harsh, snowy winter. And, in the process, she discovers the cruelty, bounty, and magic of the woods. Will Polly save her sister? And even if she does, will Girlwood survive?
Annie McRae has her whole senior year planned out. Early acceptance to Brown University, a field hockey scholarship to pay the bills, and days spent with her best friend Jamie and her boyfriend Jake. It is going to be perfect. Then her parents ruin it all by moving -- to Alabama. Now, Annie finds herself in an unfamiliar world where she isn't even sure she speaks the same language. To top it off, she discovers that if she ever wants to escape back to her comfortable Yankee life, she will have to become a debutante. As in white-dress-wearing, perfect-manners-practicing, curtsying girly-girl. Fighting every step of the way, Annie spends the year learning to be a lady. Along the way, she discovers that friends can come from the most unlikely of places and that change is not always a bad thing...
Ironhand by Charlie Fletcher
Now that George Chapman has upset the fragile truce between the warring statues of London, he has been drawn into a war that will test his mettle. He and Edie, a glint who can see the past, may have succeeded in their quest to find the Stoneheart, but their journey is far from over.
There are 6.5 billion people on this planet. Sixteen of them are supermodels.
Torak crouched on a beach of black sand, his clothes in tatters, his face wild and hopeless as he lashed out with a flaming brand—lashed out at Wolf.
Ior two moons Torak has hidden a terrible secret—and now it is revealed. He bears the mark of the Soul-Eater and must pay the price. Cast out from the clans, he is alone and on the run: cut off from his best friend, Renn, and his beloved pack-brother, Wolf.
In the haunted reed-beds of Lake Axehead he is hunted by the Otter Clan and taunted by the Hidden People and, as soul-sickness claims him, falls prey to an even greater menace. Tormented by secrets and broken trust, he uncovers a deception that will turn his world upside down.
Outcast is a thrilling story of friendship, survival, and the need to belong. Like all the books in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Outcast explores the complexities of an ancient world filled with good and evil.
Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek.
- Oh God, so many negative reviews