No, you’re not still wearing your sunglasses–this is just one dark book trailer. Appropriately dark, that is, for Sonja Gensler’s latest, The Dark Between, which explores early-twentieth-century psychic research and spirit photograhy in Cambridge’s seedy underbelly. Historical fiction incorporating paranormal and romantic elements? I see a long request list.
Cindy: Last week Lynn and I held our first teen book club of the summer. We still call it BBYA book club and the teens read and talk about all genres of teen literature as the YALSA BBYA group did when we started this club back in 2001. We had a new rising 6th grader […]
“In a city obsessed with beauty, how does a girl stand out?” Why, by hiring a less pretty girl to accompany her and make her appear irresistible by comparison. Why didn’t you think of that?! This intriguing premise sets the stage for Elizabeth Ross’s Belle Epoque, a provocative historical YA novel “ripe with satisfaction,” according […]
Whether your book group is composed of young people or older readers looking to explore young adult fiction, you can’t do much better than John Green. A former Booklist staffer, Green has gone on to real literary stardom, with each novel seeming to achieve more acclaim. His 2008 novel, Paper Towns, works on multiples levels: […]
When you’re a teenage assassin, high-profile hits are par for the course. But when that high-profile hit has a pretty daughter, it’s time to ask some questions. Michael Cart thinks this first book in a promised action thriller series will have teen readers “clamoring for more.”
“Watch out, guys,” Ilene Cooper warns in her review of Breaking Point (follow-up to Article 5). The breathy, emotional voice-over and electric heartbeaty soundtrack of the book’s trailer seem to say the same thing.
Perhaps you have heard of the Mother Daughter Book Club series, and were inspired to start an MD group of your own. Firstly: splendid! Secondly: I suggest Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (after you read Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice and Little Women, of course). Tuck into this desert island tale of adventure, […]
Twenty-two years, five books, and a Lifetime movie later, Janie is still studying that milk carton in today’s book trailer for Janie Face to Face: It doesn’t say or show much and is as slick as we’ve come to expect from a big publisher-produced trailer, but it will interest series fans and maybe pull in […]
We’re starting a new book group for teens at The Kansas City Public Library. It’s called Hooks and Books; it’s a teen book and fiber arts club. Teens gather monthly to chat over young adult books and graphic novels from a monthly list and learn how to crochet Japanese amigurumi. The facilitator offers a weekly […]
Next week, I’ll be making my annual trip to Bouchercon, a fan-favorite mystery convention, where I’ll be moderating “The Popularity of YA Books” with Joelle Charbonneau, Jordan Dane, Michelle Gagnon, and Bev Irwin. It’s no secret that YA is hotter than ever, and it’s not just for kids anymore—if indeed it ever was. But I definitely […]