Monday Quotes: Favorite Lines from Six of Crows

Six of Crows squad

  In anticipation of tomorrow’s release of CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo, I’m sharing a bunch of my favorite SIX OF CROWS quotes. Let’s do this! KAZ: Though he’d trusted her with his life countless times, it felt much more frightening to trust her with his shame INEJ: “I will have you without armour, Kaz […]


Reading Without Walls Blog Tour

Reading Without Walls blog tour

Welcome to our stop on the Reading Without Walls Blog Tour! I’ve been excited about Gene Luen Yang’s  wonderful Reading Without Walls challenge since I heard about it during his featured talk at BEA earlier this year. My 8-year-old son and I were so excited to delve into the two SECRET CODERS books together. We […]


Literary Crush: Gray from The Forgetting

The Forgetting

We don’t usually post back-to-back Literary Crushes, but we can’t help it this week. In honor of today’s release of The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron, we’re highlighting the riveting new book with a Literary Crush of its own. Name: Gray the Glassblower’s Son Age: Seventeen-ish. Age is uncertain in Canaan as every twelve years everyone […]


Monday Quotes: Hard-Working MCs in YA

Adam Parrish and Ronan Lynch

Quite often, young adult books are about rich kids at fancy suburban or boarding schools — the kind of teens on 90210 or Gossip Girl who don’t have ANY financial problems and don’t need to work. So to celebrate Labor Day, I’m paying tribute to the hard-working teens of young adult. OK, maybe they’re not […]


Monday Quotes: Olympics Edition

Olympic special sports quotes

We haven’t published a Monday Quotes in a long time, but in honor of the Olympics, we’re sharing quotes from some of our favorite YA books about athletes or sports. Hope you’re all enjoying watching the Rio Olympics as much as my family is! THE RUNNING DREAM by Wendelin Van Draanen If the mind’s not […]


Review: Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss

Meet Me Here by Barry Bliss

Everything changed because of a slap. Thomas had a plan but then Mallory slapped her boyfriend Will on graduation night. It shouldn’t have affected Thomas at all since Thomas and Mallory haven’t been best friends or even really talked to each other since before seventh grade. But it did because she bee lined for Thomas […]


YA Diversity Book Club: Anniversary Giveaway

When the Moon Was Ours

This month marks the second anniversary of the YA Diversity Book Club, which we are proud to lead with our friends Lucy at The Reading Date and Kristan at We Heart YA. In honor of the YA Diversity Book Club, we are giving away three pre-order titles, each by an author whose book has already […]


Blog Tour: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

The Memory Book

I first heard about THE MEMORY BOOK by Lara Avery during my annual meeting with Little, Brown at BEA in May. My contact in LYBR publicity told me it was her favorite book of the season. Anyone who has written professional reviews for long enough knows when a publicist is just doing her job to […]


Amazing Couple: Shahrzad and Khalid

Shahrzad and Khalid

Couple: Shahrzad al-Khayzuran and Khalid Ibn al-Rashid from The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh Ages: 16 and 18   Who Are Shahrzad and Khalid? Khalid is the Caliph of Khorasan, a boy-king who came to power when he was fourteen years old, a monster who has been marrying a different girl […]


Blog Tour: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

Places No One Knows

The same week I listened to the audiobook of PLACES NO ONE KNOWS by Brenna Yovanoff, I was asked if I wanted to participate in the book’s blog tour. That’s what I call perfect timing. How could I say no, when I had enjoyed the book so much I wouldn’t get out of the car […]