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Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
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andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
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andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
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Info
andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
Zoom
Info
andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
Zoom
Info
andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
Zoom
Info
andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
Zoom
Info
andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski
Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston
Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Check it out if you’re into: twitter.
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 
The Here and Now by Anne Brashares
Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.
These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!
Zoom
Info

andimjulie:

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Looking for a great book? Here are some exciting new releases in YA fiction! 

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutowski

Check it out if you’re into: epic fantasy without the magic. 

The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston

Check it out if you’re into: modern day dragon slayers.

16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler

Check it out if you’re into: twitter.

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Check it out if you’re into: complicated characters facing their own mortality. 

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Check it out if you’re into: fast-paced and smart mysteries. 

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi

Check it out if you’re into: complicated family stories that deal with mental illness. 

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Check it out if you’re into: a funny, dystopian re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz. 

The Here and Now by Anne Brashares

Check it out if you’re into: time travel and romance.

These are just a sampling of the new books in the Teen Zone. We’ve got something for everyone! 

And with some of my favorite peeps!

APRIL GIVEAWAY for Kimberley Griffiths Little’s YA Debut Year Celebration!

Hello, dear friends! How are you all? I hope your Easter weekend was fabulous. Are you reading anything wonderful? Tell me in the comments. I’ve got STACKS of exciting books to read. Well, a whole bookcase actually … but we won’t talk about that because …I have this looooming, crazy-making deadline for Book 2 due to my Harpercollins editor in two weeks. Plus more conference speaking later this week in gorgeous Utah at www.ldstorymakers.com

But I’m adding two new items to the monthly 2014 Giveaways! Now that I have 2 HUGE boxes of ARCs, I’m giving away a signed ARC of FORBIDDEN *plus* 10 gorgeous Book Club Cards to share with your friends, family, neighbors or Book Club!

If you don’t have a Book Club, consider starting one using FORBIDDEN this November. My sister - who creates fabulous Book Club Guides for my MG novels - is in the process of creating a Guide for FORBIDDEN. Watch for it later this summer. Go to my website to see the other *fantastic* and fun Guides she creates (including recipes that go with each book’s setting).

MORE NEWS: 

*5* ARCs are up for grabs on Goodreads! Enter until June 5th! (A second Goodreads ARC giveaway will happen in August-September, as well.)  Click here to *Add* FORBIDDEN to your reading list and Enter the Giveaway! 


If you Sign-Up for My Newsletter I’ll be doing special giveaways JUST for my Subscribers. Lots of great stuff, eh? 


Yes, every single month during 2014 I’ll give away a pair of gorgeous earrings, a beautiful veil/scarf to make you feel like the luscious woman/girl you are, a SIGNED ARC OF FORBIDDEN, 10 Book Club Cards, and a hardcover YA novel of your choice. Awesome, huh?


Choose ANY book you’ve been dying to read, not necessarily the ones in this picture.

Enter the Rafflecopter and extra entries for Goodreads Add, @KimberleyGLittle, Facebook and Tumblr follows.

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Happy book birthday to YA Series Insiders’ very own Anne Blankman and her amazing historical novel PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG!
Anne is sharing some secrets with us today, and we’ll be posting some of her favorite quotes from the book this week. PLUS she’s offering a special giveaway of the UK advance reading copy, which has a different cover. Fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post for your chance to win!
YA Series Insiders:  What song best fits Gretchen? 
Anne Blankman:  I think of “Brick by Boring Brick” by Paramore as my main character’s theme song. I love the emotion in the singer’s voice, and the song’s message—about letting go of childish fairytales—fits Gretchen’s struggles perfectly. 
PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG has an official playlist, too. Listen to it at http://www.epicreads.com/blog/reading-playlist-prisoner-of-night-and-fog/
  
YASI:  What is one thing Daniel has never told another soul? 
AB:  Oooh, I love this question! Daniel Cohen, the mysterious Jewish reporter, has a very personal reason for fighting the Nazis. You’ll have to wait until the sequel, though, for him to reveal it! 
 
YASI:  Who is your favorite character to write and why? 
AB:  This will probably sound strange, but I try not to have favorite characters. It’s easy to fall too much in love with one of your creations—to the point where you don’t let them make mistakes or sacrifices. I want to write about characters who aren’t perfect, have to work hard at life, and still fail sometimes. 
  
YASI:  What is your favorite writing treat? 
AB:  Sleep! Really. It’s my reward for hitting my daily word count. Since I have a preschooler, I end up doing a lot of my writing at night. The allure of my warm bed often helps me squeeze out that day’s last few paragraphs. 
  
YASI:  What book have you read that somehow changed your life and how? 
AB:  GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. I read it a couple of years ago, and I was completely captivated by it—the strong characters, the story, the lyrical writing. As soon as I finished it, I knew I had to return to my teenage love of writing YA stories and started working on PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG.  

YASI:  How often do you cry while writing? 
AB:  Okay, I’m one of those weird, almost-never-criers, so I was dry-eyed the whole time I wrote PRISONER. When I went through the first pass pages, though, (the hard copy of the typeset manuscript, meaning it is laid out exactly as it will appear in the final, bound edition), I broke down a couple of times. At that point, I realized how close PRISONER was to being a real book. 
  
YASI:  What is your favorite quote from the book/series? 
AB:  "She would live the life she had chosen for herself." 
  
YASI:  Any advice for writers currently working on series? 
AB:  If you don’t already have a book deal, I recommend finishing the first story in your series and then working on something else while it’s being shopped around. This will sound harsh, but there’s no sense in writing the sequels if the first book doesn’t sell.
But make sure you have the other books in the series planned out! If an editor wants your series, you’ll need to get started on the next books right away.

About the Book
In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her “uncle” Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf’s, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.And Gretchen follows his every command.Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can’t stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can’t help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she’s been taught to believe about Jews.As Gretchen investigates the very people she’s always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she’s ever believed … and to trust her own heart instead.
Amazon | Indiebound | Goodreads

About the Author


Anne Blankman may have been meant to be a writer because her parents named her for Anne of Green Gables. She grew up in an old house with gables (gray, unfortunately) in upstate New York. When she wasn’t writing or reading, she was rowing on the crew team, taking ballet lessons, fencing and swimming. She graduated from Union College with degrees in English and history, which comes in handy when she writes historical fiction.
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Happy book birthday to YA Series Insiders’ very own Anne Blankman and her amazing historical novel PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG!

Anne is sharing some secrets with us today, and we’ll be posting some of her favorite quotes from the book this week. PLUS she’s offering a special giveaway of the UK advance reading copy, which has a different cover. Fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post for your chance to win!

YA Series Insiders:  What song best fits Gretchen? 

Anne Blankman:  I think of “Brick by Boring Brick” by Paramore as my main character’s theme song. I love the emotion in the singer’s voice, and the song’s message—about letting go of childish fairytales—fits Gretchen’s struggles perfectly.

PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG has an official playlist, too. Listen to it at http://www.epicreads.com/blog/reading-playlist-prisoner-of-night-and-fog/

  

YASI:  What is one thing Daniel has never told another soul? 

AB:  Oooh, I love this question! Daniel Cohen, the mysterious Jewish reporter, has a very personal reason for fighting the Nazis. You’ll have to wait until the sequel, though, for him to reveal it!

 

YASI:  Who is your favorite character to write and why? 

AB:  This will probably sound strange, but I try not to have favorite characters. It’s easy to fall too much in love with one of your creations—to the point where you don’t let them make mistakes or sacrifices. I want to write about characters who aren’t perfect, have to work hard at life, and still fail sometimes.

  

YASI:  What is your favorite writing treat? 

AB:  Sleep! Really. It’s my reward for hitting my daily word count. Since I have a preschooler, I end up doing a lot of my writing at night. The allure of my warm bed often helps me squeeze out that day’s last few paragraphs.

  

YASI:  What book have you read that somehow changed your life and how? 

AB:  GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. I read it a couple of years ago, and I was completely captivated by it—the strong characters, the story, the lyrical writing. As soon as I finished it, I knew I had to return to my teenage love of writing YA stories and started working on PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG.  

YASI:  How often do you cry while writing? 

AB:  Okay, I’m one of those weird, almost-never-criers, so I was dry-eyed the whole time I wrote PRISONER. When I went through the first pass pages, though, (the hard copy of the typeset manuscript, meaning it is laid out exactly as it will appear in the final, bound edition), I broke down a couple of times. At that point, I realized how close PRISONER was to being a real book.

  

YASI:  What is your favorite quote from the book/series? 

AB:  "She would live the life she had chosen for herself."

  

YASI:  Any advice for writers currently working on series?

AB:  If you don’t already have a book deal, I recommend finishing the first story in your series and then working on something else while it’s being shopped around. This will sound harsh, but there’s no sense in writing the sequels if the first book doesn’t sell.

But make sure you have the other books in the series planned out! If an editor wants your series, you’ll need to get started on the next books right away.

About the Book

In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her “uncle” Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf’s, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can’t stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can’t help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she’s been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she’s always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she’s ever believed … and to trust her own heart instead.

Amazon | Indiebound | Goodreads

About the Author

Anne Blankman may have been meant to be a writer because her parents named her for Anne of Green Gables. She grew up in an old house with gables (gray, unfortunately) in upstate New York. When she wasn’t writing or reading, she was rowing on the crew team, taking ballet lessons, fencing and swimming. She graduated from Union College with degrees in English and history, which comes in handy when she writes historical fiction.

Website | Twitter

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Cover Reveal for TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD by Jennifer L. Armentrout

We interrupt our regularly scheduled YA programming to bring you this cover reveal for YA Series Insider Jennifer L. Armentrout’s upcoming release TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD, out May 12th, 2014! Did you know that in addition to her YA books, Jennifer writes new adult and adult books as J. Lynn? She does, and we’ve got the scoop on her latest!

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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