My AMAZING, hilarious, brilliant critique partner, Vanessa Barneveld’s first YA, THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE, comes out in a week! It’s a super fun ghost book just in time for Halloween! This is the trailer (and her husband’s band supplied the song!), check it out and learn more about the book at: http://www.vanessabarneveld.com/this-is-your-afterlife
Have this on my Kindle and CANNOT WAIT to read!
Foreign Exchange is out this week! I’m thrilled to share these awesome blurbs from authors I respect so so much!
"Denise Jaden’s newest novel, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, is a must read for contemporary YA fans. The characters leap off the pages and readers will furiously turn pages to keep up with the fast pace and intriguing premise. Definitely add a copy of Foreign Exchange to the top of your reading list."
Janet Gurtler, Rita Finalist and Best Selling Author of I’m Not Her
“I loved the well-drawn relationships in Foreign Exchange – the tension between Jamie and her mother, Jamie’s tenderness with disabled brother Eddy and especially the intense chemistry between Jamie and Sawyer. Their off-limits attraction and the increasingly dangerous hunt for his sister had me racing through the final chapters.”
- Jen Nadol, author of The Mark, The Vision, and This is How it Ends
"Foreign Exchange takes you on a thrilling ride through the exotic streets of Europe into the dark side of the fashion world. Our charming heroine will stop at nothing to save her best friend. A sweet dose of romance keeps it light."
- Lee Strauss - author of The Minstrel Series
"Foreign Exchange is a fresh contemporary YA that will keep readers compulsively turning pages until the very end. Combining international intrigue with a steamy forbidden romance makes for a can’t miss read."
—Eileen Cook, author of Year of Mistaken Discoveries.
"A pitch perfect voice and delicious chemistry between the characters kept me turning those pages!"
—Tara Kelly, author of Amplified and Encore
"Foreign Exchange is heart pounding and suspenseful…the teenage dream of escaping the boredom of suburbia by travelling Europe and spending quality time with a hot guy shifts into a dangerous nightmare."
—D.R. Graham, author of Rank and the Noir et Bleu MC series.
Cross-posted to The Little Enigma
Not long ago, I saw a post on the really awesome Bethany Lamont’s blog (I think I saw it on Tavi Gevinson’s twitter, if I remember rightly.) It was a post about an art/literature type journal she was planning called Doll Hospital. She was asking for…
An incredibly honest and smart post about mental illness and a project that I think will be amazing for raising awareness and destigmatyzing!
See the exclusive reveal of the cover for Courtney Summers’ All The Rage.
I am so thrilled to share that the cover for ALL THE RAGE has been revealed on MTV!!!
3 Things about the cover:
1) It was designed by Lisa Marie Pompilio, who has designed all my covers at St. Martin’s Press. I love her work and her talent makes the choosing difficult because what she’s done for me has been so great, but this is my absolute favourite.
2) Speaking of Lisa AND my editor, they were very very very patient with me and very open for my (lots and lots and lots) of feedback!
3) The photograph perfectly matches the second half of the first chapter. There a couple important details about the book that have made it on to the cover but I’ll say no more about it. (You will know what if you read it!) Just that every time I see them it makes my heart swell.
Had enough of me talking? Want to see the cover? Click the link above! This book is so important to me. I love the cover and I hope you do too.
I cannot wait to read Courtney Summers’ new book. She’s always amazing but this book, I can tell it’s going to speak to my soul.
Kill Supermodels Issue #3
Check it out! My old zine from high school!
It’s a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as “Orange Is the New Black Swan.” We can’t wait!
This week’s diverse new releases:
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (Harlequin Teen)
“Leila’s road trip to see the Northern Lights in Alaska takes her across the U.S. and into the lives of a series of desperate teens. In five multichapter vignettes, readers meet these characters in crisis. … debut author Alsaid creates enough adventure to make the stories feel breathless.” — Publishers Weekly
Before You by Amber Hart (KTeen)
“The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. … This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith’s best friend still to come.” — Kirkus
The Fourth Wish (The Art of Wishing: Book 2) by Lindsay Ribar (Kathy Dawson Books)
“After taking a fourth wish from her genie-turned-boyfriend Oliver in order to save his life, Margo McKenna has become a genie herself. Picking up right from where The Art of Wishing (Dial, 2013) left off. … Ribar has delivered fans a fun romantic read with some deliciously exciting paranormal elements (shape-shifting anyone?) while casually tackling bisexuality, consent, and the importance of balancing power with humanity. A strong sequel.” — School Library Journal
The Young World by Chris Weitz (Little, Brown)
“Screenwriter/director Weitz (The Golden Compass; About a Boy) kicks off a post-apocalyptic trilogy with a riveting adventure in which teenagers—the only ones immune to a fatal plague known as the Sickness—have inherited the Earth and are fighting over the remnants of New York City. … Weitz offers a satisfying YA interpretation of the Greek classic Anabasis, brimming with grisly encounters and gallows humor. He also finds room to touch upon issues of race, class, commercialism, and sexuality in nuanced moments that are sharply juxtaposed with the near-constant dangers and seeming hopelessness of the larger picture.” — Publishers Weekly
• Pre-order Isla from one of these 50+ independent bookstores and receive a signed copy, free buttons, and free stickers. (And maybe a tote bag, too!)
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• The first five chapters of Isla are available to read right now!
I remember being read the first chapter of Isla in sunlight on a patio in Mexico, more than a year ago: and being desperate for the next bit. Still am. ;)
I’m reading Isla right now and BELIEVE me you really want it!