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YA Virtual Book Clubs Are on the Rise, and Here's Why You Should Join One Too!

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.

Pretending to Dance: A Conversation With Diane Chamberlain

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Molly Arnette, the protagonist in Diane Chamberlain's beautiful woven novel, Pretending to Dance, left Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and all of her family behind for good.

Leigh Bardugo Talks Six of Crows, Heist Movies and Skinny Dipping

Lisa Parkin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As a huge fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, I was more than a little excited to read her latest book, Six of Crows. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame.

To The Woman Who Was Talking About Halsey in the Press: Yo, Maggie, What's Good?

Camryn Garrett | Posted 09.05.2015 | Black Voices
Camryn Garrett

I have no idea how this woman has not experienced racism or anything else that comes with being a racial minority, but presumes to sit on a panel and "educate" about it.

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

Stranger Than Fiction: Q&A With YA Author Eleanor Herman

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

There are very few books that offer a totally immersive experience, one where the reader can look around and see, feel and taste the world the author has created. I spoke with author Eleanor Herman about Legacy of Kings, truth that's stranger than fiction and writing her first YA series.

6 Questions With Author Shari Arnold

Emily Liebert | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books
Emily Liebert

Breakout Young Adult (YA) author Shari Arnold is back with her second novel NEVERLAND -- a modern reimagining of Peter Pan. It's been four months since 17-year-old Livy Cloud lost her younger sister, but she isn't quite ready to move on with her life, not even close.

10 Fabulous Books To Read With Your Kids This Summer

Lori Day | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Sharing books with my child helped me understand her world, and opened up crucial lines of communication when she was in elementary school that remained open throughout her tween and teen years, and to this very day.

Young Adult Author Points To Lack Of Diversity In Genre

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts

Strolling down the promenade in a retro paisley dress and chunky glasses, Jenny Han perfectly embodies the vision of a Brooklyn author. After publishi...

15 Books That Should Be On Every Teen's Radar This Summer

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen

By now, you've likely read the Hunger Games series, the Divergent books and every John Green novel. So if you're looking for some summer reading, look...

Strong African Females Leads in Young Adult Books? Yes, Please.

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Meet Yaa, a 10 year old girl from a small village in Ghana, whose birth parents send her off on a journey with hopes of her never returning (crazy, right?). Because the thought of them raising a daughter that no man would want to marry was too much of a burden on them.

Lance Rubin on Harry Potter, the Stinky Cheese Man and How to Get Your Debut Novel Published

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

One of the fun things about being a Book Doctor is that we get to travel to cool places and meet cool people.

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Author Tim Federle Reveals The Cover Of His New Young Adult Novel | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices

The award-winning author will release his first novel for young adults next year, and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first look.

7 New Badass YA Heroines for You to Love

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

There's nothing I love more than a strong YA heroine. Seeing young women in literature portrayed as confident and capable, not to mention fierce, is empowering in so many ways. Lucky for you, I've listed the newest and best 2015 YA book heroines.

HelloGiggles Founder and BookCon Panelist Sophia Rossi Talks About the Love Affair Between Books and the Internet

Laura M. Bell | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Laura M. Bell

You've got to feel sorry for books: they have a lot to contend with. TV and computer games were bad enough, what with that deadly combination of moving images and sounds, but now there's the Internet, and all the things that come with 24-7 interconnectivity on a global scale.

YA Author Sabaa Tahir Talks About Success, BookCon and the Magic of Fantasy

Laura M. Bell | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Laura M. Bell

Young Adult fans, rejoice: BookCon, the consumer-facing event of BEA (Book Expo America), have announced that this year the event will see an 'unparalleled YA presence': "The surge in YA's popularity has fuelled a love of literature amongst young readers and accounts for some of the most enthusiastic and dedicated fans in the industry," said Brien McDonald, Show Manager of BookCon.

Interview With Author Renee Ahdieh on "The Wrath and the Dawn"

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

This is the year of the fierce YA heroine. In fact, it's one of the many things to love about The Wrath and the Dawn, a newly released young adult book.

Making Pretty: A Conversation With YA Author Corey Ann Haydu

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Corey Ann Haydu is the author of new release, Making Pretty, OCD Love Story. We talked about what it means to be a young adult author and what she would like her readers to know about being pretty and being loved.

Postmodern Magic

Dan Truong | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Dan Truong

This past summer, I read the novel Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. It details the story of one man, whose name happens to be Jonath...

Interview With YA Author Melissa Grey on 'The Girl at Midnight'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading The Girl at Midnight (out April 28), I knew I couldn't keep my love of this novel to myself. This story is infused with humor, originality and mystery, and I can't recommend it enough.

An Epic New Fantasy That's Sure to Set Readers' Hearts Ablaze

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Lelia Nebeker

Under the harsh rule of the Martial Empire, there are those who are subject to the Emperor's will, and there are those who enforce it.

Review: Sabaa Tahir's 'An Ember in the Ashes' Is an Imaginative YA Page-turner

Laura M. Bell | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Laura M. Bell

Few debut books come with the hype surrounding An Ember in the Ashes. After all, this is the book that caused YA bestseller author Marie Lu to miss her connecting flight because she was too engrossed in it. So when I picked it up, I had pretty mighty expectations. Is the build-up justified?

Beth Kephart On Why Living a 'Small Life' Is Big

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

Beth Kephart is the award-winning, multi-genre author of 19 published books. Her latest, One Thing Stolen (Chronicle Books, $17.99), was released April 14.

The DUFF Author Kody Keplinger on the Film Adaptation, Writer's Block, and Self Esteem

Quora | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books

What does it feel like to have your book turned into a movie? It's very surreal! Before the book even came out, I had posted on my blog that Mae Whitman would make the perfect Bianca. I'd seen her on Parenthood and she just had the right attitude. She was exactly how I'd imagined the character.

Raw & Beautiful | Book Review: I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I honestly loved everything about this book. I was moved by the raw realness of the characters, entranced by the magic of the Paradise and stunned by the effortless writing. I'll Meet You There is a book to treasure and hold in your heart.