Don't want to wait until Tuesday, December 3, for a taste? Then read on!
Jacey is standing still in the middle of the room, dressed in her uniform, letting a party guest lick salt off of her forearm for a tequila shot. She’s heavily made up tonight- thick mascara, red lipstick. She smiles up at him with those red lips and a fake smile and as she does, she catches sight of me.
She freezes in shock, although what the fuck? I’m the one living here temporarily. I belong here, she doesn’t.
Suddenly, a guy comes rushing up to me, someone I don’t know. A very drunk someone.
Young adult author Katie Kacvinsky is gearing up for the 2014 release of Still Point, the third and final entry in her exciting and harrowing dystopian romance series. And to help her celebrate, we're giving away one e-book copy of the first book, Awaken! First, let's take a look at what Awaken is all about:
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.
Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
Alyson Noël has quickly become a powerhouse voice in the YA world, especially with her unique and exciting Soul Seeker series! Today marks the release of Horizon, the final book in the series, and we're sure Noel superfans are rejoicing across the nation over the fact that the wait is finally over. And if you have yet to dive into the magical world of the Soul Seeker novels, then today's your lucky day!
UPDATE: The winner has been chosen. Congratulations to Ashley R.!
1. Do you love new adult stories?
2. Are you a fan of music?
3. Are you looking for a new and unique series?
4. Do you love Karina Halle's The Artists Trilogy?
If you answered "yes" to any and all of those questions, you're in for a treat! Today we're giving away not one, not two, but THREE e-book bundles of The Devil's Metal and The Devil's Reprise, the first two books in Karina Halle's Devils series! Not only is this a sizzling new adult series, it also features a budding music journalist, a hot guitarist and is set in 1974, offering a unique and refreshing setting! And with a dash of horror and supernatural elements, these stories are sure to keep readers on the edges of their seats turning page after page until they've finished reading!
Each month the RT editors select one book that is not only compelling, but pushes the boundaries of genre fiction. This book stands out from all the others reviewed that month, in the magazine issue and on the website. November 2013's RT Seal of Excellence — the editors' pick for best book of the month — is awarded to CJ Lyons' thrilling debut YA novel Broken.
Annabel Pitcher burst onto the YA scene with My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, and fans will be thrilled to hear that she’s back with Ketchup Clouds, out now. It’s the story of Zoe, who was part of a love triangle gone terribly wrong. With no one to turn to, she begins writing letters to man on Death Row. We of course, had to hear more.
Have you ever had a pen pal?
My most interesting pen pal was a man on Death Row, who I wrote to for a number of years after getting involved in an Amnesty International scheme that offered companionship to isolated prisoners. It was a fascinating experience: because I didn't know the man, and because he'd done something terribly wrong, I felt able to be brutally honest about my own life, flaws and mistakes — far more so, in fact, than I could ever be with a friend I had known for years.
Do you think pen pals are still popular?
If you follow me on Twitter or on my own personal blog, then you know I'm kind of obsessed with Jennifer Rush's Altered series. With its high-stakes action, secret government operations and swoon-worthy guys (yes, plural), what's not to love? Now, what makes this YA series even better is the fact that the books have rather lovely covers that not only tie into the stories inside, but are also incredibly sexy and lovely to stare at. And the latest cover in the series, for the upcoming novella "Forged," is no exception! Let's take a look:
First, let's just admire the shirtless guy for a moment.
Maybe we should take another moment, yeah?
Okay, now that we've sufficiently ogled, let's talk about the rest of the cover. I absolutely love the hot pink color of the title and how it really pops against the image's general black and white scheme. And the vertical position of the title and Jennifer's name add yet another eye-catching element.
So, fellow readers, what do you think? Are you as in love with this series as I am, and can't wait for the December 3 release of "Forged"? For more YA covers, visit our Everything Young Adult Page!
Young adult author Aprilynne Pike first captivated us with Wings, a Top Pick! rated delightful story about faeries, family and love, which was also a 2009 Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Award Nominee. Since then, Aprilynne has continued to work her magic and this year saw the release of Earthbound, which our reviewer lauded for its "clever twists and turns and nice flashes of humor." Readers have been desperate for the sequel, Earthquake, and while it doesn't release until July 15, 2014, we have something to help tide fans over: THE COVER! Hooray! But before we get to the gorgeouesness, let's take a look at what the book is about. Beware of spoilers!
Tavia Michaels has discovered that she’s an Earthbound — a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth — and that a rival faction of Earthbounds, the Reduciata, has created a virus that is literally wiping swaths of the planet out of existence. Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this information, along with her eternal lover, Logan. Huddled in a claustrophobic cell, they lose track of the days, their attempts to escape proving as ephemeral as Tavia’s newly gestating powers. But then Tavia and Logan are mysteriously rescued ...
Much to our dismay, it's time to say farewell to another YA series. With Daylighters, Rachel Caine brings her Morganville Vampires series to a close. For seven years and 15 books, readers continually fell in love with Rachel's unique vampire world, her characters and her master storytelling. Today, Rachel shares her thoughts on the series and its end. But that's not all! Stay tuned at the end of the post to learn how to enter to win a complete set of the Morganville Vampires series!
I've said "I'll never ... " a lot in my life, and you know what? I've almost always been wrong. When I said "I'll never eat broccoli!" to my mother at 7, she smiled and shook her head. She was right. And when I was enthusiastically 18, I said, "I'll never get married!" ... yeah. I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years now.