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YA Wednesday: A Picture is Worth...

When I heard the premise of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone I was intrigued. I figured it would be really good or really bad with not much wiggle room in between. So I sat down to read a chapter...

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YA Wednesday Sneak Peak: New Maze Runner Movie Trailer

The Maze Runner movie is coming out next month (in theaters 9/19) and I'm already bugging the publisher to see if there are going to be any early screenings here in Seattle. From the trailers I've seen, and early buzz,...

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YA Wednesday: July Favorites

It's the middle of summer and Seattle is scorching hot these days. The best I can do under the circumstances has been to hide out with a fan and distract myself with books. For the Best YA Books of July...

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YA Wednesday: Walter Dean Myers 1937-2014

I'm so sad to hear that Walter Dean Myers passed away. I had the pleasure to meet him at BEA in 2012 (pictured here), when he was the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, and he was delightful. Myers said...

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YA Wednesday: Best YA Books of 2014 So Far

Scary, but true--2014 is basically half over. There are still a LOT of great books to look forward to this fall (Skink--No Surrender, Belzhar, The Infinite Sea, etc.,) but this is the time of year when we look back at...

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What to Read in Litchfield Prison: Dana Reinhardt on "We Are the Goldens"

I'm a big fan of the show Orange is the New Black, and it's been interesting to see the commentary on binge-watching since the long-awaited second season released. Many readers can relate to this experience, it's basically the same thing...

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YA Wednesday: Leigh Bardugo and Marie Rutkoski Talk Heroines and Books They Can't Live Without

Leigh Bardugo and Marie Rutkoski are two of my recent favorites authors of YA fiction. Rutkoski's first book of her new trilogy, The Winner's Curse was a Best Book of the Month in March, and I'm trying to be patient...

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YA Wednesday: "The Fault in Our Stars" Movie Exclusive

So, last week was Book Expo America, the giant tradeshow in New York that consists of authors, books, and events that bring booksellers and authors together. One of these events was a special screening of The Fault in Our Stars...

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YA Wednesday Amazon Asks: Cassie Clare on Mortal Instruments, Motorcycles, and Being Frodo

Yesterday the long awaited (yet another bittersweet wait...) sixth and last book in the Mortal Instruments series finally released. City of Heavenly Fire takes all the build-up of the last five books and brings it all home in a world-changing...

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YA Wednesday: Faeries and Falconers

One of my favorite YA books this month is Elizabeth May's debut novel, The Falconer, the first book in a planned trilogy. A mash-up of a Victorian setting, faerie fantasy, and steampunk, I fell right into the world May created....

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