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New Book Deal for Fonda Lee!

We adored the nonstop awesome sci-fi fun of Fonda Lee’s debut young adult novel, ZEROBOXER, so we’re overjoyed to share the news of her next book out in 2017 from Scholastic!!

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Congratulations, Fonda!

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September Giveaway!

Would you like to win books? Then you’re in luck –  we’re giving away two books each month exclusively to our email Newsletter subscribers!

As you may know, the Class of 2K15 is the most recent of the Class of 2Ks. Each year, the newest class celebrates our most recent “graduates” with a series of giveaways. Now it’s our turn to celebrate Class of 2K14’s books!

If you are already an email subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a Class of 2K14 book each month. If not, sign up here!

This month, you could win ABBY SPENCER GOES TO BOLLYWOOD by Varsha Bajaj or THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May!

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Cover Reveal for Virginia Boecker’s Next Book – THE KING SLAYER

The stunning cover for Virginia Boecker’s next book, THE KING SLAYER, (the sequel to her debut fantasy THE WITCH HUNTER) has been revealed on USA Today! Isn’t it amazing? The only drawback is that we have to wait until June 2016 to read it!

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August Giveaway!

Would you like to win books? Then you’re in luck –  we’re giving away two books each month exclusively to our email Newsletter subscribers!

As you may know, the Class of 2K15 is the most recent of the Class of 2Ks. Each year, the newest class celebrates our most recent “graduates” with a series of giveaways. Now it’s our turn to celebrate Class of 2K14’s books!

If you are already an email subscriber, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a Class of 2K14 book each month. If not, sign up here!

This month, you could win Winter Falls by Nicole Maggi or Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang!


               

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Monstrous is a New England Book Awards Finalist!

We’re very proud of Class 2k15’s MarcyKate Connolly and her debut MG fantasy, MONSTROUS, which is a finalist in the 2015 New England Book Awards! Yet another reason why booksellers absolutely rock.

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Congratulations, MarcyKate, we’re crossing our fingers for you when the winners are announced on July 20th!

 

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PW Spring 2015 Flying Starts features I.W. Gregorio!

We’re SO excited to tell you that our own I.W. Gregorio and her wonderful book NONE OF THE ABOVE are one of Publishers Weekly’s Spring 2015 Flying Starts! And there’s our fabulous class member featured on the front cover of the magazine:

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Go read her official Flying Starts interview!

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Cover Reveal for MarcyKate Connolly’s Next Book – Ravenous!

Our debut year may be half over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over too. Some of us also have books coming out in 2016 and that means we get to share the covers for those too! Today, we’ve got the gorgeous cover for MarcyKate Connolly’s next book, RAVENOUS, a companion novel to her debut MONSTROUS. We just love it! And you can enter to win an ARC of RAVENOUS over on YA Books Central and the official cover reveal post! 

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Happy Book Birthday, ALIVE!

Our last debut for the month is the thriller, ALIVE by Chandler Baker. This eerie book with a fantastic supernatural twist kept us turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning!

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About the Book

Stella Cross’s heart is poisoned.

After years on the transplant waiting list, she’s running out of hope that she’ll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.

Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone’s radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable.

Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart?

After all, the heart never lies…does it?

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Critical Praise

“Plentiful blood-slicked scenes will please horror fans, but the eerie tone surrounding the central mystery is what works best in this supernatural thriller.”
―Kirkus

“A tense supernatural thriller with a plethora of teen appeal.”
―School Library Journal

“Give to fans of ghost stories and conspiracy theories with a touch of romance.”
―VOYA

Congratulations, Chandler, on a fantastically creepy debut!

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Happy Book Birthday, HELLO, I LOVE YOU!

Next up is a June debut that’s filled with romance, music, and new beginnings–HELLO, I LOVE YOU by Katie M. Stout. We’re so excited that Grace and Jason are out in the world for everyone else to fall in love with too!

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About the Book

Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can’t stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can’t deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she’ll leave behind  the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.

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Critical Praise

“Stout’s romance credibly examines facing one’s inner turmoil and orchestrating new beginnings.”
―Publishers Weekly 

“An exciting debut about letting go of past pain and opening your arms to the future. Stout writes an intelligent, finely-drawn heroine and fresh characters in an alluring, foreign land. I loved it!”
Katie Sise, author of The Boyfriend App

“Hello, I love this book! With a perfect cast of characters, smart dialogue, and a healthy dose of music, armchair travelers should make Hello, I Love You their next destination.”
―Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian

Congratulations, Katie, on a swoon-worthy and K-POP-filled debut!


Happy Book Birthday, The Witch Hunter!

Our next June debut is a riveting historical fantasy that’s full of adventure, romance, and magic: Virginia Boecker’s THE WITCH HUNTER! We loved being transported to this alternate 16th century world, and we know you will too!

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About the Book

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

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Critical Praise

“An explosive cocktail of high-stakes adventure… The first-person, present-tense narration is rendered masterfully; coupled with the cinematic vividness of the descriptions, the whole makes for a page-turning delight.
―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Debut author Boecker’s first-person, present tense narrative creates a suspenseful mood by allowing readers to see Elizabeth’s secrets, doubts, and fears…The book has plenty of action-sword fights, battles with monsters, black magic, and betrayal-but there is also camaraderie and romance…Fans of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling (Houghton Harcourt, 2008) will see similarities in this story of a girl with deadly skills who begins to question using her services to benefit a brutal ruler. This action-packed tale will be a welcome addition to most YA fantasy collections.”
―School Library Journal

“In her debut novel (a sequel is planned), Boecker has created an alternate sixteenth-century world whose characters are as intriguing as the magical world they inhabit…Woven within the complex fantasy is a new understanding of friendship and a tenuous but sweet Romeo and Juliet-like love story that promises to blossom, along with the witchcraft, mystery, and bloodletting.”
―Booklist

“[Filled] with everything a good fantasy book needs: swords, poison, black magic, and betrayal. Elizabeth Grey is a tough, feisty protagonist whose fearless heart takes more twists and turns than the narrow city alleys in which the story opens. A fun, corpse-ridden, blood-drenched debut.”
―April Tucholke, author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

“Sassy and smart, this page-turning fantasy is full of action, wit, and magic. I ate it up in one sitting and demand more…now!”
―Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and The Body Electric

“Crisp writing, a fast pace with bloody action, and the all-important monster rats make this story of a bold but more-vulnerable-than-she-realizes witch hunter a strong fantasy debut.”
―Kate Elliott, author of Cold Magic and Court of Fives

“Elizabeth is an endearingly flawed heroine, and the other characters are just as nuanced and delightful. With an immersive world and fast-paced, addictive plot, The Witch Hunter is perfect for those looking for their next fantastical adventure.”
―Emily Lloyd-Jones, author of Illusive

Congratulations, Virginia, on a feisty fantasy debut!


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