Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. They fall in love and it all ends “happily ever after” … after enough misunderstandings and miscommunications to make things interesting, that is. It’s the basic formula, right? But what about when our hero is a total cape-wearing geek, or our heroine is a total fangirl? And the setting? Comic Con. Then things get interesting.
A Court of Wings and Ruin, the third installment of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series, hits shelves Tuesday, May 2. Fans of the series can barely contain their excitement!
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
Every day, Starr Carter feels like she’s being torn in two. At home, she’s one person, at school she’s another. But really, she doesn’t feel like she fits in either place. She can’t be herself at the private prep school she attends because she is one of just a few black students. And she doesn’t fit in with her poor neighborhood because she attends a private prep school rather than the nearby public high school. It’s not easy, but she manages.
But then one day, she accepts a ride home from a party from a neighborhood friend, Khalil.
They get pulled over by the police.
Khalil is shot and killed.
Khalil is black.
The officer is white.
Khalil was unarmed.
As the only witness, Starr is suddenly in the middle of a national media frenzy.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas explores race with an emphatic, approachable voice. The book’s not even out yet, but there is already talk about a movie adaptation. Rumor has it Amandla Stenberg, who you’d recognize as Rue from The Hunger Games, will star as Starr. Get your name on the hold list now.
The fifth book in Morgan Rhodes‘ Falling Kingdoms series hits the shelves on December 13.
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An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart … and prove that not even the purest love stands a chance against the strongest magic.
Haven’t read the first four books in Falling Kingdoms? Make sure you check them out!
Attention all YA writers: Have you heard of the awesome website Swoon Reads?
I just finished the first book it published, A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. It is a sweet and unique romance story told with 14 different perspectives. At the end of the book there is an author interview, where Sandy Hall talks about getting her book published through Swoon Reads. I looked up this website and it is a great resource for anyone interested in writing a book or reading new books. Here is some info excerpted from Swoon Reads’ FAQs page.
What is Swoon Reads?
Swoon Reads publishes young adult and new adult novels. Writers can submit their original, unpublished manuscript to the Swoon Reads website, and readers who sign up can rate and comment on manuscripts to help choose which titles are published. Swoon Reads is an imprint of Macmillan publishing under Feiwel & Friends and was founded by Jean Feiwel. For more information, please see the site’s About page.
How does the site work?
Writers can upload their unpublished, original young adult or new adult manuscript and community members are able to read, rate and comment on those submissions. The Swoon Reads staff uses community reviews and ratings to help choose which books to publish. Chosen manuscripts are published in both print and e-book formats.