Tag: Young Adult

Book Birthday Bash: Angel Thieves

  Happy Book Birthday to ANGEL THIEVES! Here’s a message from Kathi Appelt, author of this young adult novel: “I’d love for you to know my large cast of characters, both contemporary and historical, human and not, in a story set along the banks of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, TX. Each one is trying…
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Book Birthday Bash: The Disasters

  Happy Book Birthday to THE DISASTERS! THE DISASTERS is like that friend who you know could be an amazing person if they could only start making good life choices. But they don’t. Instead there are explosions, and crashing spaceships, and police, and somehow they end up getting blamed for everything, even the things they…
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Book Birthday Bash: Strange Days

  Happy Book Birthday to STRANGE DAYS! In this young adult novel, Alex Mata doesn’t want to worry about rumors of alien incursions – he’d rather just skate and tag and play guitar. But when he comes home to find an alien has murdered his parents, he’s forced to confront a new reality: Aliens are…
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Book Birthday Bash: Outrun the Wind

  Happy Book Birthday to OUTRUN THE WIND! OUTRUN THE WIND is a YA sapphic reimagining of the story of Atalanta from Greek mythology. When she crosses paths with a huntress of the goddess Artemis, Kahina, they find their fates are intertwined as they each fight to assert their independence in a world designed to…
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Book Birthday Bash: Synchro Boy

  Happy Book Birthday to SYNCHRO BOY! This young adult novel follows the athletic and romantic exploits of Bart Lively, a 16-year-old competitive swimmer who is wooed over to the synchronized team. But things get complicated when he falls for his female duet partner – and crushes on a guy on the diving team. We’re…
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Book Birthday Bash: Borrowed

  Happy Book Birthday to BORROWED! As seventeen-year-old Linnea celebrates the first anniversary of her heart transplant, she can’t escape the feeling that the wires have been crossed. After a series of unsettling dreams, inked messages mysteriously appear on her body, and she starts to wonder if this new heart belongs to her at all.…
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Book Birthday Bash: Original Syn

  Happy Book Birthday to ORIGINAL SYN! ORIGINAL SYN is a YA dystopian epic, introducing readers to a dangerous world of family secrets, free will, forbidden love, and technology at war with humanity. It’s a world very different from ours… and also not so very different at all. We’re so happy you’re at our party…
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Book Birthday Bash: Dare You To Lie

  Happy Book Birthday to DARE YOU TO LIE! In a small town full of equally small minds, this smart-mouthed, ass-kicking heroine plans to bring down the boys that exploited her, no matter the cost. Because justice isn’t blind, she’s blonde—and she’s coming for them. We’re so happy you’re at our party for young-adult novel…
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Book Birthday Bash: Ten After Closing

  Happy Book Birthday to TEN AFTER CLOSING! This young adult novel chronicles the events before and after a hold-up at Café Flores, during which two teens from very different backgrounds are held hostage and explore a relationship that might have been, all while scheming to stay alive. Sometimes it takes the unimaginable to learn…
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Book Birthday Bash: Seventh Born

  Happy Book Birthday to SEVENTH BORN! Abomination. Curse. Murderer. All names hurled at eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail. As the seventh-born daughter to a witch, she’s the cause of her mother losing her powers and, in turn, her life. Abandoned as a child, Sera dreams of becoming an inspector and finding her family. To do that,…
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