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‪Tuesday means #ya #NewReleases! Dahlia Adler gives you the rundown on brand new books from Sangu Mandanna, Ronni Davis,...
11/12/2019
New Releases: A Newly Embraced Faith, a Second Chance at Love, and a Doomsday Arrives

‪Tuesday means #ya #NewReleases! Dahlia Adler gives you the rundown on brand new books from Sangu Mandanna, Ronni Davis, Kelly DeVos, Nadine Jolie Courtney and more. What’s at the top of your #tbr this week? ‬

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This is a lovely and quietly powerful release week, combining new names with familiar names doing things you've never seen from them before. Lose yourself in one of this week's beautiful reads and get to know some authors in brand-news ways. When the Stars Lead to You, by Ronni Davis Eighteen-y

Today on the blog, Rachel Stolle gathers fall’s fiercest feminist fiction, including girl-powered new reads from Kim Lig...
11/08/2019
Fall's Fiercest Feminist Fiction

Today on the blog, Rachel Stolle gathers fall’s fiercest feminist fiction, including girl-powered new reads from Kim Liggett, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Jasmin Kaur, Kiersten White, Rin Chupeco, London Shah and more!

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We truly have been blessed with some incredible feminist fiction this year. For purposes of this post, I'm defining feminist fiction in two ways. First, if the themes within the book promote feminism and equality, and second, if the existence of the book itself disrupts the current canon of "what a

‪Today on @BNTeens, the amazing Julie C. Dao celebrates the launch of her latest, #SongoftheCrimsonFlower, by sharing 5 ...
11/08/2019
Song of the Crimson Flower Author Julie C. Dao Shares 5 Can't Miss YA Romantic Fantasies

‪Today on @BNTeens, the amazing Julie C. Dao celebrates the launch of her latest, #SongoftheCrimsonFlower, by sharing 5 (more!) must-read #YA romantic fantasies, including titles from Kat Cho, Katy Rose Pool, and Janella Angeles.‬

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If you love a good villain (who definitely thinks she's the hero), then you no doubt adored Julie C. Dao's debut fantasy duology, starting with Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. (And if you haven't read it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?) And you definitely awaited the publication of her latest, Song of

‪It’s Tuesday, which means there’s some awesome #ya #NewReleases coming your way! Dahlia Adler gathers 18 (!) of the bes...
11/05/2019
New Releases: Forbidden Magic, Unsolved Mysteries, and Vengeful Journeys

‪It’s Tuesday, which means there’s some awesome #ya #NewReleases coming your way! Dahlia Adler gathers 18 (!) of the best this week, including titles from Kiersten White, Shea Ernshaw, Hannah Moskowitz, Julie C. Dao, Neal Shusterman and more! ‬

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Does November know how to kick itself off or what? There's some sort of Thanksgiving pun to made here for the bounty that is before us, but there are eighteen books to talk about here so rather than figure that one out, let's just go shopping, shall we? Sick Kids in Love, by Hannah Moskowitz Mos

Just in time for Halloween, 8 YA reads that rock that body count with some bloody good storytelling, including titles fr...
10/30/2019
8 of the Goriest YA Novels to Read Right Now

Just in time for Halloween, 8 YA reads that rock that body count with some bloody good storytelling, including titles from Gretchen McNeil, Rory Power, Stephanie Perkins, Dia Reeves and more.

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Sometimes, all you’re looking for in a book is an axe murder. Or an autopsy. Or something otherwise ghoulish or gross. Whatever may have led you to hunger for a heinous new read doesn’t matter. We’re sure we’ve got what you need in one of these novels that leans in to the blood, guts, and go...

Tuesday means #YA #newreleases! Dahlia Adler gathers up the best of the best this week, including titles from Camryn Gar...
10/29/2019
New Releases: Falling in Love, Following Your Gut, and Fighting to the Death

Tuesday means #YA #newreleases! Dahlia Adler gathers up the best of the best this week, including titles from Camryn Garrett, London Shah, Saundra Mitchell, Amanda Joy and more!

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In case you haven't noticed, this month has been an incredible one for YA, and it's absolutely going out with a bang. Diverse fantasy and hard-hitting contemporary make this a glorious day, so let's get to it! A River of Royal Blood, by Amanda Joy This North African-inspired fantasy debut stars

Today on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, Dahlia Adler introduces debut author London Shah in the new column Get to Know a ...
10/28/2019
Get to Know a YA Author: London Shah

Today on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, Dahlia Adler introduces debut author London Shah in the new column Get to Know a YA Author, chatting about her new fantasy The Light at the Bottom of the World, bookish inspiration, what she's reading now.

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Welcome to our newest feature on B&N Teen Blog, Get to Know a YA Author, in which we pose the same questions to different YA authors so readers can get to learn a little more about them, what they write, what they read, and what they love! Today’s interview stars debut London Shah, whose The Lig

Less than a week until Halloween! Dahlia Adler sets the mood with these 13 YA books full of tricks and treats, including...
10/25/2019
13 New YAs that Make Perfect Halloween Reads

Less than a week until Halloween! Dahlia Adler sets the mood with these 13 YA books full of tricks and treats, including titles from Sara Faring, Rory Power, Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker, Beth Revis and more! #creeptastic

Witches and ghosts and demons, oh my! Whether you like your Halloween read with demons and spirits or simply playing psychological warfare, this list has got you covered. We've got necromancers, monsters, murderers, and spirits to the tone of everything from Gothic contemporary to sci-fi with body h

Eavesdrop on debut authors Nina Varela and Farah Naz Rishi as they chat about the inspiration and process behind their f...
10/24/2019
In Conversation: Nina Varela and Farah Naz Rishi

Eavesdrop on debut authors Nina Varela and Farah Naz Rishi as they chat about the inspiration and process behind their first sci-fi books, day job drama, what scares them, and the first-time author journey.

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Today on the B&N Teen blog, we're excited to welcome two debut authors, Nina Varela, writer of the sapphic space drama, Crier's War, and Farah Naz Rishi, who wrote about the end of the world (at least how we know it) in her apocalyptic fantasy I Hope You Get This Message. The pair let us eavesdr

Nearly Halloween and if you need something to get you in the spirit (ha!), Zoraida Córdova’s got a round up with plenty ...
10/24/2019
They're Back! Vampires Rise From the Dead

Nearly Halloween and if you need something to get you in the spirit (ha!), Zoraida Córdova’s got a round up with plenty of bite, talking about the resurrection of vampires in ya fiction! Because they’re back!

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Vampires are back! Although some would argue that they’ve never left. There’s always someone dreaming up a horrifically engrossing tale of blood-sucking demons or immortal brooding heroes, and readers dying to read them. What is it about these creatures who go bump in the night that keeps captiv...

Today on the B&N Teen #yapodcast, none other than Rick Riordan swings by to chat about his series The Trials of Apollo, ...
10/24/2019
The B&N YA Podcast: Rick Riordan on the Muse of Adventure

Today on the B&N Teen #yapodcast, none other than Rick Riordan swings by to chat about his series The Trials of Apollo, his Rick Riordan Presents imprint, worldbuilding, fandom and so much more. Listen now!

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Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join the editors of the B&N Blogs as they sit down with YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Su

Tuesday means #YA #newreleases! Dahlia Adler gathers up the freshmen this week, with books from Kekla Magoon, Farah Naz ...
10/22/2019
New Releases: New Beginnings, the End of the World, and the Aftermath of Tragedy

Tuesday means #YA #newreleases! Dahlia Adler gathers up the freshmen this week, with books from Kekla Magoon, Farah Naz Rishi, Emily Roberson and more! What tops your #TBR this week?

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It's a lighter release week this time around, but that just means you can give extra attention to these five, which include some very exciting new debuts and returns from some great names. I Hope You Get This Message, by Farah Naz Rishi When Jesse, Cate, and Adeem learn that aliens might destroy

Today on the blog, Dahlia Adler introduces debut author Rosaria Munda in her new column Get to Know a YA Author. They ch...
10/18/2019
Get to Know a YA Author: Rosaria Munda

Today on the blog, Dahlia Adler introduces debut author Rosaria Munda in her new column Get to Know a YA Author. They chat about Munda’s debut fantasy, Fireborne, her fave YA reads, and what she does when she’s not writing!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/get-to-know-a-ya-author-rosaria-munda/

Welcome to our newest feature on B&N Teen Blog, Get to Know a YA Author, in which we pose the same questions to different YA authors so readers can get to learn a little more about them, what they write, what they read, and what they love! Today’s interview stars debut author Rosaria Munda,

Today on the @bnteens #yapodcast, Nic Stone swings by to chat about her latest, #Jackpot, which delves into income inequ...
10/17/2019
The B&N YA Podcast: Nic Stone

Today on the @bnteens #yapodcast, Nic Stone swings by to chat about her latest, #Jackpot, which delves into income inequality, teens growing up too soon, and what happens when your luck changes (for better or for worse). Listen in now! #nicstone #yareads

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Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join the editors of the B&N Blogs as they sit down with YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Su

Can't get enough of swords and chivalry? Us either!  So @nebrinkley gathers up five #YAreads that reveal and revel in th...
10/16/2019
Knights Rule: 5 YA Books about Knights

Can't get enough of swords and chivalry? Us either! So @nebrinkley gathers up five #YAreads that reveal and revel in the truth: knights rule! Check out these awesome titles from Amy Rose Capetta - Author, Cori McCarthy, E.K. Johnston and more!

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Knights. Romantic, bound to honor, wielding weaponry and wearing armor. What’s not to love? But they’re not in common in YA books as you’d think. Here are five YA books with knights that speak the truth: knights rule. (Especially female knights.) Once & Future, by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori Mc

‪Tuesday means #ya #NewReleases! October’s overflowing with awesome new titles, and this week Dahlia Adler rounds up rea...
10/15/2019
New Releases: Unlikely Pairings, an Ace in Space, and Sisters at War

‪Tuesday means #ya #NewReleases! October’s overflowing with awesome new titles, and this week Dahlia Adler rounds up reads from faves like Tochi Onyebuchi, Rin Chupeco, Nic Stone and more! ‬

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The spooky season definitely isn't letting up this week, as books about monsters, demons, goddesses, and dragonriders bring magic to bookshelves near you. And for those whose tastes lean away from Halloween fare, not to worry, because some of your favorite authors have got you covered on the contemp

Today, Rin Chupeco swings by the Barnes & Noble Teen blog to chat with Dahlia Adler for her Get to Know a YA Author colu...
10/14/2019
Get to Know a YA Author: Rin Chupeco

Today, Rin Chupeco swings by the Barnes & Noble Teen blog to chat with Dahlia Adler for her Get to Know a YA Author column, discussing her fave recent reads, her dream book tour stop, and her latest #YAfantasy, THE NEVER TILTING WORLD. #rinchupeco #yabooks

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/get-to-know-a-ya-author-rin-chupeco/

Welcome to our newest feature on B&N Teen Blog, Get to Know a YA Author, in which we pose the same questions to different YA authors so readers can get to learn a little more about them, what they write, what they read, and what they love! Today's interview stars none other than Rin Chupeco, who

Today on the @BNTeens blog, we're excited to kick off the new #booksthatbuiltme series with none other than the fabulous...
10/11/2019
The Books that Built Me: Renée Ahdieh

Today on the @BNTeens blog, we're excited to kick off the new #booksthatbuiltme series with none other than the fabulous Renee Ahdieh, who shares the stories who shaped her into a writer (and a reader). Check it out!

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Most authors live storied lives—that is, there are books that turned them into readers and writers, that live in their writerly bones, that built them both as humans and creators. And learning their history with the word and the page can give you a whole new perspective on their work. Which is why...

Today on the Barnes & Noble teen #YAPodcast, Laura Ruby swings by to chat about what shaped her as a writer and her new ...
10/10/2019
The B&N YA Podcast: Laura Ruby

Today on the Barnes & Noble teen #YAPodcast, Laura Ruby swings by to chat about what shaped her as a writer and her new book, 13 Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, recently named as a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/the-bn-ya-podcast-laura-ruby/

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join the editors of the B&N Blogs as they sit down with YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Su

Today on the blog, Dahlia Adler introduces her new GET TO KNOW series by chatting with the amazing Heidi Heilig, who's c...
10/10/2019
Get to Know a YA Author: Heidi Heilig

Today on the blog, Dahlia Adler introduces her new GET TO KNOW series by chatting with the amazing Heidi Heilig, who's celebrating A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE, the second book in her Muse of Fire series.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/get-to-know-a-ya-author-heidi-heilig/

Welcome to our newest feature on B&N Teen Blog, Get to Know a YA Author, in which we pose the same questions to different YA authors so readers can get to learn a little more about them, what they write, what they read, and what they love! We're especially excited to be kicking the series off wi

Tuesday means #ya #newreleases, and today Dahlia Adler rounds up some awesome new books from faves like Kim Liggett, Ren...
10/08/2019
New Releases: A Beekeeping Boy, a Dressmaking Girl, and Life Among the Undead

Tuesday means #ya #newreleases, and today Dahlia Adler rounds up some awesome new books from faves like Kim Liggett, Renee Ahdieh, Candice Montgomery, Heidi Heilig, and more! Because October is the month that just keeps on giving!

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October 2019 is the month that simply will not let up when it comes to all-consuming reads, which is exactly what I want as the weather grows colder and I've got more and more reason to stay inside and tucked under a blanket. This week satisfies with everything you want from autumn, from college fre

Today's the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death, and super-fan Dahlia Adler -- who edited an entire anthology o...
10/07/2019
5 Great YAs For Fans of Edgar Allan Poe

Today's the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death, and super-fan Dahlia Adler -- who edited an entire anthology of amazing Poe retellings! -- marks the occasion by gathering 5 YA reads that honor the master of the macabre, including her own Hideous Heart. What's your favorite Poe story?

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Today marks the 170th anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe, and there's no question that his legend and his work have long surpassed his brief time on this mortal plane. I was lucky enough this year to edit a tremendous collection of reimaginings of thirteen of his works (more on that in a mo

Today on the Barnes and Noble Teen blog, Dahlia Adler offers an exclusive sneak peek at the cover and first chapter of J...
10/07/2019
Exclusive Cover Reveal: Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Today on the Barnes and Noble Teen blog, Dahlia Adler offers an exclusive sneak peek at the cover and first chapter of Janella Angeles stunning PHANTOM spin, WHEN DREAMS DESCEND! Feast your eyes:

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Today on B&N Teen Blog, we are so excited to share the stunning cover, designed by Kerri Resnick, for Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles! This gorgeous fantasy debut combines the magic and majesty of Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, and a dash of The Night Circus, and kicks off the Kingd

Today on the blog, writer producer Thomas Wheeler and artist, producer and director Frank Miller stop by to chat about t...
10/04/2019
In Conversation: Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler Talk Cursed

Today on the blog, writer producer Thomas Wheeler and artist, producer and director Frank Miller stop by to chat about their first YA collaboration, the Arthurian twist CURSED, developing for page and screen at once, and why they centered The Lady of the Lake.

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Today on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, we're excited to welcome author, producer and screenwriter Thomas Wheeler (Empire, Cape, The Arcanum) and artist, producer and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City), who are celebrating the release of their first YA collabor

Today on the The Barnes & Noble Teen Blog #YA #podcast, we catch up with Rainbow Rowell as she releases WAYWARD SON, the...
10/03/2019
The B&N YA Podcast: Rainbow Rowell

Today on the The Barnes & Noble Teen Blog #YA #podcast, we catch up with Rainbow Rowell as she releases WAYWARD SON, the much-anticipated follow up to CARRY ON, her YA contemporary fantasy starring Simon Snow. Rowell swung by for a chat about about fantasy and fandom, wayward vampire Baz’s unique charms, and the special magic of a road trip.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/bn-ya-podcast-rainbow-rowell/

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join the editors of the B&N Blogs as they sit down with YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Su

Today on the Teen blog, author Lance Rubin swings by to tell us all about the #Snapchat series adaptation of his dark co...
10/02/2019
Guest Post: Lance Rubin Spills on his Denton Little Snapchat Series!

Today on the Teen blog, author Lance Rubin swings by to tell us all about the #Snapchat series adaptation of his dark comedy YA #DentonLittlesDeathDate. You don't want to miss this! #DentonsDeathDate

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Today on the Barnes & Noble Teen blog, we're pleased to welcome the lovely and hilarious Lance Rubin, author of the Denton Little series, which kicked of with his 2015 debut Denton Little's Deathdate. This month, the series got an official adaptation—on Snapchat! Rubin swung by to talk about the

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