Friday, March 12, 2010

Novel Notes and Teen News: Your Source for Teen Book Information and Other Teen News 3/12/10

Book of the Week Spotlight

They Never Came Back

When fifteen-year-old Cathy decides to carpool from Norwalk to tony Greenwich, Connecticut, to study Latin in summer school, she does not expect the shocking events that occurred five years earlier to suddenly come flooding back into her relatively settled life.

Future Releases

Beautiful Creatures (The Caster Chronicles, #1)

They have finally come out with a title for the sequel to Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The sequel, titled Beautiful Darkness, is due to be released on 10/28/2010.

Find out more about Beautiful Creatures here:

http://gatlincounty.ning.com/

(Just a reminder though, it is too early for us to order this item since our vendors don't even have it listed yet. As soon as it is available it will be ordered. Count on it!)

Young Adult Lit Not Just for Young Adults Anymore!

Believe it or not, adults are finding Young Adult literature irresistable. I have to admit, I read Young Adult lit, not just because it is my job, but because I find it so much more enjoyable than many of the books being published for adults. In my opinion, I believe that the quality in young adult books is superior to those written for adults and so much more entertaining. Some of my favorite books are young adult and always have been (Hunger Games by Collins, Graceling by Cashore, Incarceron by Fisher, Airman by Colfer, Song of the Lioness Quartet series by Pierce--just to name a few). It seems that I am not alone. At least once a week I am asked by adults for teen books such as Twilight, Harry Potter, even Hunger Games. If you were to survey the staff, I think you might find that many of them are seeking out YA lit to read for themselves. You would certainly be surprised by the number die hard Twilight fans we have here. Apparently this isn't just a local phenomenon, or solely the results of me running to my coworkers and saying "You have to read this book it's GREAT!" Check out this article from the Los Angeles Times where reporter Susan Carpenter reports about this phenomenon:

Young Adult Lit Comes of Age

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