YA on My Mind: March 2013

I want to take a minute to share the YA books I’ve been working with this month. I’ll let you know how they go!

The Wrap-Up List Dr. Bird Splintered The Goddess Inheritance

* THE WRAP-UP LIST (by Steven Arntson)
Published January 8th 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (ISBN 0547824106)

Published March 5th 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (ISBN 054792853X)

* SPLINTERED (by A.G. Howard)
Published January 1st 2013 by Amulet Books (ISBN 1419704281)

Published February 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen (ISBN 0373210671)

If You Find Me The Girl with the Iron Touch Rotten by Michael Northrop Nothing But Blue

* IF YOU FIND ME (by Emily Murdoch)
Coming March 26th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin (ISBN 1250021529)

Coming May 28th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN (ISBN 037321085X)

* ROTTEN (by Michael Northrop)
Coming April 1st 2013 by Scholastic Press (ISBN 0545495873)

* NOTHING BUT BLUE (by Lisa Jahn-Clough)
Coming May 7th 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt(ISBN 0618959610)

Which are you excited to read? Let me know! :D


YA Today: Victoria Rebels

Victoria Rebels
by Carolyn Meyer
Hardcover, 192 pages
January 1st, 2013
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN 1416987290 (ISBN13: 9781416987291)


    Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this captivating first-person account of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.

LEARN MORE AT: http://www.readcarolyn.com/

About the Author:
Carolyn Meyer is as versatile a writer as you will find. Along with historical fiction and realistic novels for young adults she has written nonfiction for young adults and books for younger readers on topics as diverse as the Amish, the Irish, Japanese, Yup’ik Eskimos, a rock band, rock tumbling, bread baking, and coconuts. And ten of her books have been chosen as Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. In her most recent historical novels she has dealt with the young lives of Mary Tudor, Princess Elizabeth, Anastasia, and Isabel of Castilla, Spain.

YA Today: Michael Vey – Rise of the Elgen

Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen (Michael Vey #2)
by Richard Paul Evans
Hardcover, 336 pages
August 14th 2012
Published by Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink
ISBN: 1442454148 (ISBN13: 978-1442454149)

SYNOPSIS: “Michael was born with special electrical powers—and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a tecno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. The leader of the Elgen, Dr. Hatch, has kidnapped Michael’s mother, and time is running out.

After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads the gang to the jungles of Peru, where the Electroclan meets new, powerful foes and faces their greatest challenge yet as Michael learns the extent of the Elgen’s rise in power—and the truth of their plan to “restructure” the world.”

LEARN MORE AT: http://richardpaulevans.com/

About the Author:
When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written eleven consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is one the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. He has won several awards for his books including the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers.

YA Today: Kissing Shakespeare

Kissing Shakespeare
by Pamela Mingle
Hardcover, 352 pages
August 14th 2012
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Read
ISBN 0385741960 (ISBN13: 9780385741965)

SYNOPSIS: “Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school’s staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she’d like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he’s a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen’s really from. He wants Miranda use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn’t convinced she’s the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it’s her only chance of getting back to the present and her “real” life. What Miranda doesn’t bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.”

LEARN MORE AT: http://www.PamMingle.com

About the Author:
Pamela Mingle is a former teacher and librarian. Kissing Shakespeare is her first novel.

YA Today: Narc

by Crissa-Jean Chappell
Paperback, 288 pages
August 8th, 2012
Published by Flux
ISBN 0738732478 (ISBN13: 9780738732473)

SYNOPSIS: “Seventeen-year-old stoner Aaron Foster was offered a choice: go to jail or turn undercover narc to find the dealer who’s funneling drugs into Miami’s Palm Hammock High School. But Aaron has never been good at getting close to people. He’s human wallpaper, a stoner wastecase who’s obsessed with video games and street magic.

With a cop from Narcotics breathing down his neck, Aaron gets himself invited to parties where the deals go down. To get close to the school’s biggest players, Aaron lies to everyone–most of all, the cute but troubled Morgan Baskin. With the Everglades party on Halloween night–and a planned drug bust there–just days away, Aaron realizes that he’s falling hard for Morgan . . . and trying to protect her could cost him everything.”

LEARN MORE AT: http://www.crissajeanchappell.com

About the Author:
Crissa-Jean Chappell’s debut YA novel, TOTAL CONSTANT ORDER (HarperTeen) is a Florida Book Award medalist, a VOYA “Perfect Ten,” (starred review) and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Next up is NARC (Flux Books, summer 2012).