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Teen Talk Tuesday (4/15/14 Edition)

It's time to talk teen titles again! Read up on the latest and greatest titles from St. Martin's Griffin, then join us and @earlyword today at 5m EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag #ewyagc).

ILLUSION by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Chronicles of Nick #5)
In the fifth novel in the bestselling Chronicles of Nick series Nick Gautier gets sucked into an alternate reality where he realizes that every person has a specific place in the universe... Even the son of a hated demon.

INFERNO by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Chronicles of Nick #4, Trade Paperback Edition)
Sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you? Now available for the first time in trade paperback.

REBORN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #1)
New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter returns to Shadow Falls with this brand new spin-off series starring vampire Della Tsang.

IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch (Trade Paperback edition)
A deeply compelling mix of high school drama and page-turning mystery that asks profound questions about family, truth, and love. A 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, now available for the first time in trade paperback.

IN PRAISE OF HATRED by Khaled Khalifa
In this powerful novel famously banned in Syria, a young Muslim girl turns to extremism under a brutal dictatorship, set in 1980s Syria. Booklist recommends it “for mature teens interested in the politics of the Middle East as it affects the lives of women.”

Hope to see you later at #ewyagc!
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Macmillan Library @ TxLA 2014 (booth 1438)

YEEHAW! We'll be in San Antonio in just a few short weeks for the Texas Library Association Annual Conference and we can't wait to see you! Peruse the program early, then join us in the exhibit hall at booth #1438 for some great galley giveaways and also at the events below (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Oh the Horror! Author panel

Code Zero jacketWednesday, April 9th
2:00-4:00pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | 217 CD, concourse level

Zombies, werewolves, demons—oh my! How will the world end? In a zombie apocalypse or volcanic eruption caused by angelic rebellion? Find out at this horror panel featuring several authors including Jonathan Maberry (CODE ZERO), moderated by our friend Ali Fisher!

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E-galley available on Edelweiss


Meet C.C. Hunter @ “Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L)”

RebornThursday, April 10th
9:00-9:30am
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market Street
Tickets required*

Hear New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls series and REBORN: Shadow Falls After Dark) deliver the keynote address at the TT4L conference. Free books will be provided to attendees and a signing will follow the speech.

*Tickets are $30. Purchasing information available here.

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Texas Tea with YA Authors

Thursday, April 10th
12:00 noon-1:50pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market Street
Tickets required*

Join us for the third annual Texas Tea, the premier event for YA literature enthusiasts, featuring several authors including C.C. Hunter (REBORN: Shadow Falls After Dark). Librarians stay put as authors move from table to table sharing stories over tea and pastries.

*Tickets are $30 and must be purchased at the time of registration for annual conference. More information available here.


Crunch! An Evening with Zombie Authors dinner

Thursday, April 10th
6:30-8:30pm
Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 South Alamo St | Historic Pavilion
Tickets required; however, conference registration is not required to register for this event*

Eat like it's your last meal! Join thrill-seeking colleagues for a night of terrifying tasty dishes and tales at this annual favorite event. Zombie-themed works will leave you hungry for more as authors, including Jonathan Maberry (CODE ZERO) share their brains (metaphorically, of course). Free books will be provided to attendees, and Zombies are welcome.

*Dinner tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 21 through pre-registration. RSVP via Facebook.


Publishers' Book Buzz

Friday, April 11th
8:00am to 9:50am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Room 202 AB, concourse level

Come hear Anne “the sweet teeth” Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at the very popular annual Publishers Book Buzz!

If it's your first time in San Antonio, TxLA has put together a neat site with information about shopping, dining, attractions, and transportation.

See y'all soon!
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Teen Talk Tuesday (3/18/14 Edition)

Wicked Little Secrets jacketRemnants of Tomorrow jacketStrange Sweet Song jacketStella jacketHidden TP jacket








Early Word YA Galley Chat is upon us! Take a look at the latest and greatest teen titles from St. Martin's Griffin this month, then join us and @earlyword later today at 5pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc.

WICKED LITTLE SECRETS by Kara Taylor (Prep School Confidential #2)
Anne Dowling becomes entangled in a web of secrets involving a missing student and a conspiracy at Wheatley Prep in this fast-paced, juicy follow-up to PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL.

REMNANTS OF TOMORROW by Kassy Tayler (Ashes of Twilight #3)
In this "satisfying conclusion to the Ashes of Twilight trilogy" (Booklist), Wren and her friends from inside the dome must stop an all-out war between the factions by making them understand that the only way to survive is to work together.

STRANGE SWEET SONG by Adi Rule
“Music buffs will relate to Sing’s passion and insecurities, and readers who enjoy a good melodrama will be captivated.” — Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“Rule’s promising writing still hits the right note. There’s an opening for a second book, and it has the potential to be as sweet and strange as the first.” — Booklist

STELLA by Helen Eve
This "Gossip Girl"-style private school drama unfolds through alternating points of view between popular girl Stella and the newcomer Caitlin, who is quickly drafted to the inner circle. "Eve’s substantive new twist on this well-trod contemporary theme works—and fans of the subgenre will adore it." — Booklist

HIDDEN by P.C. + Kristin Cast (House of Night #10, Trade Paperback edition)
Neferet’s evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer on her side—so why is she far from done wreaking havoc in the vampyre world? Now available for the first time in trade paperback.

Hope to see you later at #ewyagc!
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Macmillan Library @ PLA 2014 (booth 1852)

PLA 2014

Hey hey, it's almost time for PLA! We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis, home of the Colts, Hoosiers, and the Indy 500! Stop by booth #1852 for a spell and join us for all of our exciting events (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Library Journal Author Party with Nickolas Butler, author of SHOTGUN LOVESONGS

Wednesday, March 12th
6:30-8:30pm
The Alexander Hotel, 333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | Alexander Ballroom
RSVP required, space is limited

Shotgun Lovesongs jacketJoin us for Library Journal's inaugural author party! Enjoy delicious nibbles (they had us at mini grilled cheese!) and mingle with writers, including Nickolas Butler whose debut novel, SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, about four friends trying to come into their own as husbands and fathers in the tiny town of Little Wing, Wisconsin is getting huge buzz.

RSVP information here. (Did we mention there will be tasty food? Don't make us eat all the spring rolls, too!)

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E-galley available on Edelweiss


Best in Debut Authors panel

Thursday, March 13th
10:45am-12:00 noon
Indianapolis Convention Center | Room #103-104
RSVP required

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature several authors including Nickolas Butler (SHOTGUN LOVESONGS). A book signing will follow the program.

Details and RSVP here.


In-booth signing by Marci Jefferson, author of GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN

Girl on the Golden Coin jacketThursday, March 13th
1:30-3:30pm
Indianapolis Convention Center | Booth #1852

Meet Marci Jefferson and get a signed copy of her “intoxicating first novel” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN.

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E-galley available on Edelweiss


AAP/SLJ Children's Book and Author Breakfast

Fangirl jacket

Friday, March 14th
7:00am to 8:15am
Indianapolis Convention Center | Sagamore Ballroom #6-7
RSVP required, space is limited

Co-hosted by the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee and School Library Journal, this breakfast features several authors including Rainbow Rowell (FANGIRL). A book signing will follow the program.

Details and RSVP information here.


Mystery Authors Revealed panel

Orphan ChoirFriday, March 14th
10:45am-12:00 noon
Indianapolis Convention Center | Wabash Ballroom #3
RSVP required

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee, this mystery panel will feature several authors including Sophie Hannah (THE ORPHAN CHOIR).

Details and RSVP information here.

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E-galley available on Edelweiss


Can't make it to PLA? Bummer.

But wait! PLA is offering attendance via a virtual conference–click here for more information. You can also check out the action on Twitter via the hashtag #pla2014.

Coming to PLA? Yay!
There's SO much cool stuff happening: a BEFORE I DIE wall (check out Anne's suggestion to get inspired), the MakerSpace Lab with a 3D printer and robot petting zoo, and the first-ever LibraryBox Scavenger Hunt! Make sure you get out and play, too. Check out where to go and what to eat in Indy. See you soon!

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For Your Consideration: March LibraryReads titles

Happy Monday to our dear librarian pals,

We’d like to remind y’all that the February 1 deadline to nominate March 2014 publications for the next LibraryReads list is just around the corner!

Get thee to edelweiss! Download a DRC, read it, love it and nominate it! REPEAT!


THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer

International politics are at play as an Egyptian agent, an American analyst, a CIA agent, and a bereaved wife all converge on Cairo to find out why a diplomat was assassinated.

"THE CAIRO AFFAIR is an elegant, elaborate clockwork of mystery and deception that should draw readers in and keep them on tenterhooks as they try to figure out what is really making it all tick." Publishers Weekly, boxed signature review

"It has become de rigeur to compare Steinhauer to le Carré, but it’s nearly time to pass the torch: for the next generation, it’s Steinhauer who will become the standard by which others are measured." — Booklist, starred review

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SHOTGUN LOVESONGS
by Nickolas Butler

Butler's debut novel about the relationship between four friends in a small Midwest town was selected by the ABA for the Spring 2014 Indies Introduce program.

"The hearty Midwest, which thrums and beats through tiny Little Wing, Wisconsin-an Anytown, USA, if there ever was one-assumes the whole soul of Butler's fetching debut. Readers can feel the winter cold on the other side of the neon sign and hear the peanut shells crunching underfoot." — Booklist

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TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green

From the New York Times bestselling author of ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART comes a riveting new novel about the events leading up to one woman's affair—and its aftermath.

"A SCARLET LETTER for the 21st century." — Kirkus Reviews

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PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

"Debut author McBeth’s GONE GIRL-style psychological thriller will be a widespread hit for fans of dark drama with questionable narrators, including S. J. Watson’s BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (2011), Sabine Durrant’s UNDER YOUR SKIN (2013), and Karen Perry’s THE INNOCENT SLEEP (2013)." Booklist, starred review

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I REMEMBER YOU
by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

"In a departure from her series featuring lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir, Iceland’s queen of suspense combines modern crime detection with mysticism to chilling effect. Nordic mystery writers can raise goosebumps as few others can, and Sigurdardottir shows she’s one of the best." Booklist, starred review

Let’s not forget the buzz that’s been building for this gem.

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THE HAVEN
by Carol Lynch Williams

For the teens at The Haven, the world beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises is a dangerous unknown and always has been since the hospital was established in the year 2020. It was built to help control the Disease that claims limbs and lungs-and memories-but what if it's not the safe place it claims to be? Award-winning YA novelist Williams' new novel is "Deliciously enigmatic." — Kirkus Reviews

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PROVIDENCE RAG
by Bruce DeSilva

“Edgar-winner DeSilva melds moral dilemmas with a suspenseful plot in his third novel featuring Providence, R.I.–based reporter Liam Mulligan, his best yet.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

Go beyond the book and read this Publishers Weekly interview with DeSilva.

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For more March LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!
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Books for Teens 2014: WE [heart] YA Griffin Teen!

Books for Teens 2014 posterCue the confetti cannons and cheerleaders: it's time for our annual list of Young Adult books from St. Martin’s Griffin!


Before the celebrations begin, make sure that you’re whitelisted on Edelweiss to download all of our available e-galleys. Click here to find out how to be whitelisted.

If you're already whitelisted, you can find all available Macmillan e-galleys here (please note: you must be logged in and set your search preference to "View titles I may Download or Request." Otherwise, the page will say "No titles met this criteria").

You can also view our Edelweiss collection of Books for Teens titles here.

Read on for the books!

FangirlFANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

A coming-of-age tale of family, first love, and fan fiction from the talented author of ELEANOR & PARK.

"Absolutely captivating." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A funny and tender coming-of-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice. [...] Touching and utterly real." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This book will find a wide audience, especially among older fans of Harry Potter." School Library Journal, starred review

"This is an epic writ small; the magic here is cast not with wands but with Rowell's incredible ability to build complex, vivid, troubling, and triumphant relationships."Booklist, starred review

#1 LibraryReads September 2013 Selection
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2013
Goodreads Best Books of 2013
School Library Journal Best Books of 2013
2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection


TrapTHE TRAP by Andrew Fukuda (The Hunt #3)

In the explosive finale to The Hunt trilogy, Gene and Sissy must protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again.

"The Hunt trilogy has lived up to the promise of the first book and delivered shocks and drama with every turn of the page." — Booklist

THE PREY by Andrew Fukuda (The Hunt #2) is now available in Trade Paperback


Social CodeTHE SOCIAL CODE by Sadie Hayes (The Start-Up #1)

The drama of Gossip Girl comes to Silicon Valley when eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory launch their new company and find fame and fortune seemingly overnight. But no amount of prestige can prepare them for the envy, backstabbing and cool calculation of their new powerful peers.

"Readers will be both engrossed with and appalled by the shifty universe and deliciously soapy momentum created in this thrilling series opener." — Booklist


Next Big ThingTHE NEXT BIG THING by Sadie Hayes (The Start-Up #2)

In the second installment in the Start Up series, Amelia and Adam are riding high on the successful launch of their new company–until they start to disagree about how to sustain the momentum to keep making it in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.

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Teen Title Tuesday!

Just in time for today's Early Word YA Galley Chat (join us today at 5:00pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc), here are our favorite YA titles out this month:

HORIZON by Alyson Noël
In the final book in the "atmospheric and enjoyable" (Publishers Weekly) Soul Seekers series, Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their fate forever.
Also available in the series: FATED (Book 1), ECHO (Book 2) and MYSTIC (Book 3)

THE TRAP by Andrew Fukuda
In the explosive finale to The Hunt trilogy, Gene and Sissy must protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again.
Also available in the series: THE HUNT (Book 1) and THE PREY (Book 2)

THE SEVERED TOWER by J. Barton Mitchell
In the second book in the Conquered Earth series, Holt, Mira, and Max have fled Midnight City, accompanying Zoey on her quest to reach the Severed Tower. Their journey is made more dangerous as the group is being pursued by Assembly army, a group of pirates, and Mira's old flame.
Also available in the series: MIDNIGHT CITY

THE IN-BETWEEN by Barbara Stewart
When Elanor’s near-death experience opens a door to a world inhabited by bold, beautiful Madeline, she finds her life quickly spiraling out of control. "This may be Stewart’s first novel, but she exhibits a practiced skill, keeping events ambiguous enough to have readers guessing throughout... A most intriguing book and debut." – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE NEXT BIG THING by Sadie Hayes
In the second installment in the Social Code series, twin college students Amelia and Adam are riding high on the successful launch of their new company–until they start to disagree about how to sustain the momentum to keep making it in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.
Also available in the series: THE SOCIAL CODE

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Macmillan Library Selects: Contemporary Teen Titles Coming in 2013

Most of you know by now that Talia and I are very different readers—Talia loves her blood-soaked mysteries and I love my swashbuckling space adventures—so when we both fall in love with the same book we make a big deal out of it.

Here's the big deal this time: not one, but three exceptional contemporary teen novels are coming out early next year that both Talia and I are incredibly excited about: USES FOR BOYS by Erica Lorraine Scheidt, ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell, and IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch.

Read more on each of these titles below. We truly hope you get the chance to read all three!

USES FOR BOYS
By Erica Lorraine Scheidt
January 2013

This beautifully written debut novel is about Anna, a father-less girl who drops out of high school and moves into the heart of Portland to become the independent woman she knows she can be.

"Readers will be moved as smart, honest Anna learns she can draw on her innate strength to write her own story—one with room for the wounded people she loves. Scheidt’s novel packs a punch; this fast-moving book can be devoured in one sitting, but reveals even more upon rereading." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"By novel’s end, readers will find themselves emotionally exhausted but hopeful. [...] Lots of teens will see themselves in the pages of this beautiful, honest novel." —Booklist (Starred Review)

"Anna is so compellingly flawed and quietly winning that readers won’t quibble. Haunting, frank and unputdownable." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

You can download an e-galley of USES FOR BOYS on Edelweiss (instructions on how to get whitelisted here). UPDATE: This title has been released and is no longer available via Edelweiss.

ELEANOR & PARK
By Rainbow Rowell
February 2013

This is the story of two high school misfits in an economically-depressed small town falling in love for the first time.

"The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too." —Booklist (starred review)

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike" —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution—imperfect but believable—maintains the novel’s delicate balance of light and dark." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The friendship between the teens is movingly believable. [...] Purchase for readers who are drawn to quirky love stories or 1980s pop culture." —School Library Journal (starred review)

We will have galleys of ELEANOR & PARK at ALA Midwinter (booth 2435) and you can download an e-galley on Edelweiss (instructions on how to get whitelisted here). UPDATE: This title has been released and is no longer available via Edelweiss.

IF YOU FIND ME
By Emily Murdoch
March 2013

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa are living in the backwoods with their drug-addicted mother until they are discovered by their estranged father. He draws them into the real world and helps them navigate family, school, clothes and everything else that comes with teenager territory.

“First-time author Emily Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity. [...] exposing child abuse, sexual abuse, and drug abuse for the terror they are, she validates the courage and ingenuity of young people the world over for whom survival is instinctive; protection of siblings is nonnegotiable; and love both a right and a gift bestowed upon those fortunate enough to find it.” —Booklist (starred review)

"Murdoch’s debut is beautifully written. The deep bond between the sisters is almost physically palpable, as is their intense longing for love and acceptance; they will quickly endear themselves to readers." —School Library Journal (starred review)

"A compelling narrative that is both unflinching about life's pain and hopeful about its possibilities." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

We will have galleys of IF YOU FIND ME at ALA Midwinter (booth 2435).

UPDATE: School Library Journal featured the IF YOU FIND ME and ELEANOR & PARK jackets at the front of the "Grades 5 & Up" section of their February issue:

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Great Books for Guys on the Tayshas Consideration List!

We're proud to see two of our incredibly entertaining and fierce Young Adult books on the consideration list for the 2013 Texas Tayshas Reading List! We're even more excited that we have both a novel and a nonfiction title under consideration and that both books are 100% dude-friendly.

The titles under consideration:

THE HUNT
by Andrew Fukuda

I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR
Memoirs of an American Soldier
by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

We're rooting to see both of these books make the final list!

Download the full list of candidates at TxLA.org/groups/TAYSHAS under "2013 Consideration List."

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This is Not a Test is Nominated for 2013 Quick Picks!

Courtney Summers' apocalyptic emotional thriller, THIS IS NOT A TEST—which you may recognize as one of the inaugural recommendations on our new SF/F blog, Uncharted Pages—has been officially nominated for YALSA’s 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List! We wholeheartedly approve!

Four other Griffin titles were previously nominated: THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda, BAD BOY by Dream Jordan, GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan, and I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin.

Again YALSA says, "The Quick Picks list [...] suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read."

We're running a giveaway to celebrate Uncharted Pages and there's a copy of THIS IS NOT A TEST in the prize pack. Details here!

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