James Patterson 'Maximum Ride' YA Books to Become YouTube Miniseries

This seems…. strange. I just can’t picture Maximum Ride as a mini-series, let alone on YouTube. I think it’s just too complex of a story. Huh. It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out. 

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Cover Reveal: Kalahari by Jessica Khoury

Kalahari tells the story of Sarah Carmichael, a girl who has lived in one remote location after the next with her zoologist parents. Sarah is an expert on animals, speaks multiple languages, and is well versed in survival skills—but when it comes to talking to teens her own age, she’s awkward and shy. Now, just six months after her mother was killed in an auto accident, Sarah and her dad are hosting a two-week safari for five city kids. Sarah dreads the trip, but when one of their guests turns out to be handsome, friendly Sam Quartermain, she wonders if it might be so bad after all.

But things quickly take a turn toward disastrous after Sarah’s father disappears and the kids are left on their own. After fleeing from an attack by murderous poachers, they discover a ruined Corpus laboratory deep in the Kalahari—where a lethal engineered virus has escaped and turned the local animals into crazed, bloodthirsty monsters. Desperate to cover up the terrible pathogen they created, Corpus is determined to eliminate all witnesses to their catastrophic experiment—and Sarah, Sam, and the other kids are first on their list. Hunted by mercenaries, hit men, and an infected lion, Sarah must summon the strength and wits to stay alive in one of the world’s most deadly deserts…but in the ruthless wilderness of the Kalahari, there is no water, no safety, and no place to hide.

Expected Publication: February 24, 2015 • Razorbill

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This book looks incredible! Not so sure what to think of the cover, but the blurb makes up for anything the cover lacks. 

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Get out your pen and paper and be ready to build yourself an epic to-read list for the second half of this year in YA. There are books of every flavor, shape, and style on Book Riot’s list of forthcoming YA fiction, even though it’s not comprehensive.

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Letter to Baby Author Me revisited


Hi everyone!

Doing a retro-throwback post today!

Because, you see, in a few weeks I’m going to be giving a speech at the Day of YA Pre-Conference at the Romance Writers of America Convention in San Antonio.

(And, don’t forget, I’ll also be signing in San Antonio on July 23. If you live in the…

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Love fractured fairy tales? So do we! Whether it’s an alternate perspective of the Three Little Pigs, a twisted adaptation of Hansel & Gretel, or a re-imagining of a Nordic folk tale, we’re hooked. We even have an entire wall dedicated them just in time for summer reading, ranging from picture books to YA novels. Some of our favorites (but not all!) include:

- Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer, illus. Josée Masse (Dutton Juvenile)
-The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas, illus. Helen Oxenbury (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
-East by Edith Pattou (HMH Books for Young Readers)
-The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (Walden Pond Press)
-The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka, illus. Steve Johnson (Picture Puffin)
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Square Fish)
-A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (Puffin)
-Chicken Big by Keith Graves (Chronicle Books)

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#IreadYA Week! Today’s recommendations, on instagram and twitter. For full reviews, hop on over here



Library Book Haul || Summer Reading Edition

Check out the full list of books over at Unbound Books!

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