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‘I’m With Her’: 25 New YA Novels Packed with Girl Power!

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From Katniss to Clary, young adult novels have introduced us to some of the most kickass heroines in literature. This year is no exception, with tons of great female-driven YAs on the horizon by some of our favorite authors. Whether they’re fantasy, contemporary, sci-fi or more, these books will make you laugh, cry, and root for the girl to save the day. Here are 25 upcoming YA novels that are sure to inject some girl power into your 2018. Onyx & Ivory, Mindee Arnett From Twinkle, with Love, Sandhya Menon Cat Woman: Soulstealer, Sarah J. Maas The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert Legendary, Stephanie Garber Live Fearless, Sadie Robertson Smoke in the Sun, Renée Ahdieh Puddin’, Julie Murphy Sky in the…

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Is Chat-Fiction the Next Big Thing in Publishing?

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If you’ve ever heard of chat fiction, chances are, you’ve got a teenager. Think about it like this: e-books were the new alternative to paperbacks, and chat fiction is the new alternative to e-books. Instead of just putting paperbacks into digital format, chat-fiction are stories, but told in text message format. The idea is that because the text format is more familiar to the teenagers and pre-teens of today who grew up texting, then having a book or a story in text message format will encourage them to read more – and surprisingly, it’s working. The original chat-fiction app was Hooked, available for $2.99 per week. The app launched in 2015, and has remained popular since, with an ever-growing fan…

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John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is Finally Here!

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OMG, it’s happening! Fans have been waiting 5 years for young adult author John Green to publish a new book, and now that wait is finally over. His new novel, Turtles All the Way Down, comes out October 10th (with Dutton Books for Young Readers), and it’s already dominating all the pre-order charts. Green’s last book, The Fault in Our Stars, became in international sensation and a hit movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. About teens falling in love as they struggle with life-threatening cancer, the novel reached the kind of popularity that most authors only dream of. But Green is used to fame – in addition to being an award-winning author, he’s also one half of the crazy popular…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 154: Interview with Sarah Dessen — Writing from Your Heart and Soul

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews bestselling author Sarah Dessen about her latest contemporary YA novel, Once and For All. Sarah’s novels are known for showing what life as a teenager is really like, and her latest novel is no exception as it shines a light into the darker areas of teenage love and heartbreak. In this interview, Sarah takes us behind the scenes of her writing process to show us how she crafts a balance between light and dark in her novels and how even with thirteen books she still faces many challenges of writing. For more detailed show notes: DIYMFA.com/154. ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no one ever tells you. The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts)…

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ICYMI! Our Top Picks from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards

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It’s once again time for the annual Goodreads Choice Awards, where thousands of readers choose their favorite books of the year. The competition is stiff this go around, with three stages of voting and tons of awesome reads to choose from. Goodreads has always been about the readers, bringing together authors and their fans in a truly personal way. The Choice Awards are no exception, and is, according to Goodreads, “the only major book award decided by readers.” Which is why this is such a great chance for the book lovers of 2016 to let their voices be heard The Opening Round vote started on November 1 and goes until the 6, so if you haven’t voted yet, now’s the time!…

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Everything, Everything Adaptation Puts Spotlight on Young Adult Novels

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With blockbuster series like Twilight or The Hunger Games on bookshelves, it’s easy to assume that most young adult novels need a sexy vampire or a dystopian future in order to succeed. Sure, we’re not ever going to turn down a sexy vampire—we’re not crazy, after all. But there’s also something intriguing about contemporary novels involving issues that could affect any teenager in our society. The success of realistic YA novels like The Fault in our Stars or 13 Reasons Why show us that people crave relatable, human stories just as much as they crave paranormal or fantasy. Even if those “relatable stories” make us cry buckets of tears, such as Everything, Everything. Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon, is the…

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Author Erin Beaty’s Experience in the Navy Inspires Debut Novel

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article by Erin Beaty, discussing her debut release, The Traitor’s Kiss. Erin Beaty’s debut young adult novel drew inspiration from a personal place: Beaty’s career in the Navy. Beaty served as a weapons officer and later as an instructor at the Center for Naval Leadership. Here, she shares how her experiences helped to shape The Traitor’s Kiss—a book about a girl who becomes a spy in order to win her freedom after being deemed unmarriageable by her family. I was probably about ten before I learned it was unconventional for a girl to like math and science. It didn’t make sense to me, though, because my mother was…

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Lighten Your Life This Spring with These 6 Must-Reads

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The spring weather is here! This winter seemed like it would never end, but now the birds are chirping, the trees are budding, and purple and blue flowers are just starting to poke their way out of the ground. It’s the time of year where all you want to do is sit on a porch, basking in the sunshine – and devouring an awesome book, of course. Spring is the season of rebirth, of cleaning house and of rejuvenation after those long winter months. There’s a different energy in the air, with more people out on the streets, friendlier faces everywhere you look, and a light-hearted feeling that permeates everything you do. It’s also a great time to pick up…

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Interview with Colleen Hoover, author of ‘Confess’ and ‘Too Late’

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Colleen Hoover,” now! Here, we discuss the book-to-show adaptation of Confess on go90.com (will there be more?!), Hoover’s latest release, Too Late, and what’s in store for the rest of 2017 and beyond. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib.com. Winner of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance! From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies. At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there…

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I’ve Only Been Reading Young Adult Books and It Has Me Feeling Some Type of Way

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When you’re a young adult, or what most call a teenager, you can almost feel the sense of freedom flowing through your veins. You’re basically old enough to make your own decisions: what you eat, what you wear, who you talk to. And while there are typically some restrictions from parents, mainly you’re becoming your own person. It’s a fun and exciting journey, but then, oh wait, here it is… the feelings! Your hormones are still going crazy over boys, friends, what she’s wearing, what you’re wearing, what someone said, and what party to go to. As we all can recall, it’s basically madness. Enter, Young Adult books (or as we all like to call them, YA). I decided to revisit the…

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5 Book-Themed Subscription Boxes We’re Signing Up for ASAP

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I recently binged a bunch of monthly subscription boxes. From jewelry to clothing to artisan cheeses, I became obsessed with delivered boxes filled with handpicked goodies. It felt like someone was sending me a special present every month, and the surprises and originality kept me coming back for more and more. But I soon discovered that the best monthly subscription boxes are definitely book boxes. Compiled by clearly devoted readers, book-themed subscription boxes bring you the best of everything lit-related. Not only do you get actual, physical books, but you also get a bunch of other things guaranteed to appeal to any reader. Including bookmarks, figurines, fancy tea, stickers, and so much more. Every box is different, catering to your…

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The Top 10 March Books for Those Sunny Spring Afternoons

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Spring is officially here and so are March books! Sadly, we’re getting warm days, then cold ones. Snowy mornings and sunny afternoons. But the end of winter is finally in sight, which is gearing us up for potential BBQs, beach days and leaving the house without a bulky parka on our backs. That renewed spring energy is making us excited about March books, too. We just want to sit on a sun-soaked porch and dive into a great new read. Luckily, from fantasy to poetry, there are some awesome new releases this month. Here’s a preview of the top 10 March books we can’t wait to wile away the afternoon with, that have either just released or are coming out soon:…

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Debut YA Author Tiffany D. Jackson Changes the Narrative of the Child Nobody Wants

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Girls can’t be murderers. What can our society do with them? No girl can be sweet and soft with the blood of an innocent person on their hands. But Mary Addison challenged this norm at 9 years old when she was convicted of killing a baby. Allegedly (Katherine Tegan Books, January 24, 2017), a Young Adult novel by Tiffany D. Jackson opens up with this cryptic information, mentally preparing the reader for the rousing plot to come. Set primarily in a group home of argumentative teenage girls, we get to know a now sixteen-year-old Mary who has to deal with the perils of adolescence while wearing the covert label of murderer. As the story unravels, we realize like a number of childhoods…

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Young Adult Thrillers Chilling Us to the Bone

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article about young adult thrillers! Two of our favorite genres are Young Adult and thrillers and Kim Savage is one author we’re a bit addicted to because she fuses the two together with minimal effort. Love her as much as we do? Check out the article below from Bookish. Kim Savage loves thrillers almost as much as she loves romance. Her books seamlessly blend the two together, mixing gripping mysteries with sizzling passion. In her latest, Beautiful Broken Girls, Ben is left shocked when he learns that the girl he loves drowned with her sister. When he finds a note from her, addressed to him, he sets off…

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These Top 10 February Books Will Fight that Winter Fatigue!

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We’ve finally reached the shortest month of the year – and possibly the most romantic one, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching and the snow still steadily falling outside our windows. Still, despite the romance we might all be getting a little sick of winter at this point, which is why it’s also the perfect time to get over seasonal fatigue with a new book or two. Or 10. There are just too many awesome new releases to choose from this month. Here are our top 10 February books to take your mind off the never-ending ice and snow: February Books Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman (W. W. Norton & Company, February 7, 2017) Neil Gaiman + Norse Gods? Sign us up.…

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The Top 10 January Books Keeping Us in Hibernation Mode

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With the holidays behind us and the dark days of winter looming ahead, January is one of those months where we don’t particularly want to leave the house. Ever. Which is why it’s an excellent time to hunker down with that giant pile of novels you got for Christmas or an excuse to use those Amazon gift cards to buy a bunch of new January books to get you through the coming winter storms. Here are the top 10 new January books that we can’t wait to hibernate with: Carve the Mark, Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, January 17, 2017) Roth follows up her bestselling young adult Divergent series with a love story set in space. This highly anticipated YA novel…

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