Radiance by Alyson Noel

Laura : 29 September, 2010 3:55 pm : Books

Did you adore Evermore by Alyson Noel?

Then check out the sequel, Radiance

Riley Bloom died, aged twelve, in a car crash with her parents and her beloved dog Buttercup. Her sister Ever survived – but that’s another story. Riley must let go of Ever and all the things that tied her to life – and discover what she’s meant to be in the afterlife. Riley is a soul catcher. That means helping the unhappy lost souls who stick around in the human realm to move on – and find their own place, over the bridge, in the great hereafter. With her spirit guide, Bodhi, and Buttercup by her side, Riley embarks on an adventure that will take her around the world – sending ghosts back where they belong, until she can finally make it there herself.

Radiance Book Trailer

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Interview with Suzanne Collins

Laura : 27 August, 2010 7:33 pm : Books

The New York Times has a podcast featuring an interview with Suzanne Collins, author of Mockingjay.

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Rock the Vote

Laura : 23 August, 2010 5:46 pm : Books

Vote for your fav book!
Teens, vote for your favorite book of 2009 from now until September 30. Winners will be announced in October during Teen Read Week. Make your voice heard and vote!

The list of nominees.

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Waiting for Mockingjay

Laura : 18 August, 2010 2:53 pm : Books

Waiting for Mockingjay? Try one of these read-a-likes:

Full Metal Alchemist

Jennifer Government

The Compound

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

The Maze Runner

Diamond of Darkhold





Knife of Never Letting Go


List courtesy of the ALA.

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Make Your Voice Heard

Laura : 10 August, 2010 3:58 pm : Books

Did Shiver make you shiver?  Have you fallen for Fallen? Did you catch the fever for Catching Fire?  Then be sure to vote for your favorite teen books.

You don’t have to be Canadian to take part in the 1st annual Teen Read Awards.  Cast your vote now and check back on September 25, 2010 to find out who will win!

And don’t forget the Teens’ Top Ten.  Check out the 2010 nominees and vote for your favorites between August 23rd and September 17th.  The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 17-23.

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I Am Number Four

Laura : 5 August, 2010 2:32 pm : Books

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore looks like an intriguing  new SF book.

I am telling the story of Earth, Lorien, and the Nine because our war has come to your planet. It will either be won or lost here. While the fates of our planets have been linked for millennia, they are more intertwined than ever: If and when I find the Nine and unite them, we will make our last stand together, here, on Earth.

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Sequel to Fallen

Laura : 2 August, 2010 7:56 pm : Books

Torment, the sequel to Fallen, by Lauren Kate, is due out this fall.  Are angels the new vampires in the world of paranormal deliciousness? Read and find out.

Book trailer for Fallen

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Fire Wins Award

Laura : 21 July, 2010 7:30 pm : Books

Fire, the prequel to Graceling by Kristen Cashore won the 2010 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award.

The book  is about monsters, enhanced and exceptionally beautiful versions of various animal species. Fire is a human monster, so beautiful that she has to hide her hair for fear of attack by both raptor monsters and human men. She is able to enter other people’s minds and exert power over them. It is a tumultuous time in the kingdom, as various lords are preparing to overthrow the king, and Fire is drawn into the fray.

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Radiant Shadows

Laura : 12 July, 2010 5:59 pm : Books

Radiant Shadows

Check out Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series.

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Pick a Prize

Laura : 1 July, 2010 5:17 pm : Books

Help us decide what prize to offer during Teen Read Week.

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