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July 30, 2009

Just a quick note..

For those of you that might be wondering why the competition winners were drawn and dated as July 30, when the competition was supposed to be open until July 31,…

Chaos Walking: The Ask and the Answer Competition Winners

And the lucky winners are … 1. Paradox 2. Llehn 3. Rana 4. Katie 5. Meghan Congratulations to all the winners and a very huge thank you to Walker Books…

House of Night Contest Winner

According to a randomizer, the winner of the House of Night contest is… Dianna! Congratulations Dianna, and a very big thank you to Little, Brown for providing the awesome prize!

July 29, 2009

David Inside Out – Lee Bantle

My mom can be confusing without even trying. If I tell her I have to something because everyone is doing it, she says, just be yourself. She says people respect…

July 28, 2009

Catching Fire Frenzy

I have to say, I’m getting horribly excited about the upcoming release of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I re-read the first novel in the trilogy, The Hunger Games, over…

Chapter one of Blood Promise Online

The title of the article says it all, folks. The first chapter of the highly anticipated fourth Vampire Academy novel, Blood Promise (scheduled for release on August 28, 2009) is…

Wicked Lovely #4: Official Title

Melissa Marr has announced that the fourth book in her popular Wicked Lovely series is now officially titled Radiant Shadows. We think it suits the other titles released so far….

Chaos Walking Trilogy: Book Three Title!

Patrick Ness has announced on his website that on August 3, 2009, he’ll be announcing the title for the third Chaos Walking book. For those of you that read the…

The 2009 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalists

This just in from the ALAN Review: The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased and proud to announce the…

Laurie Halse Anderson to Appear at ALAN Breakfast

This just in from the ALAN Review: Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak (Farrar Straus Girroux, 1999) and Wintergirls (Viking Juvenile Publishing, 2009), will be the featured speaker at this year’s…

A Great and Terrible Beauty Movie SQUASHED!

Author Libba Bray announced this week that all negotiations for a movie adaptation of her popular novel, A Great and Terrible Beauty, are now officially canceled. Libba wrote a very…

Breaking Twilight Movie Saga News

Rachelle Lefevre, who plays the character of Victoria in the Twilight movies, is being replaced! Taken straight from Summit Entertainment’s website Summit Entertainment has announced tonight that Bryce Dallas Howard…

We Want Your Opinion

Hi yaReaders, As our extended version of Gay Pride month comes to a close, we’re happy to report that we were so pleased with the responses we got from you…

July 27, 2009

City of Bones – Online Now!

The entire text of City of Bones is online right now to read. Yup, the whole book. So if you haven’t read the first book to the fabulous series yet,…

July 26, 2009

Choices – Dianne Wolfer

Elisabeth’s hand trembled as she lifted the jar of warm liquid. She wanted to run away and scream that it was all a mistake, but instead, she took a deep…

July 23, 2009

Shadowed Summer – Saundra Mitchell

Wind kissed my ear, cool and soft, and I heard a voice. It sounded like clover tastes, green and new and sweet. “Where y’at, Iris?” Iris and her friend think…

July 21, 2009

Strange Angels – Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)…

July 19, 2009

Author Interview with Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is the brilliant author of the Chaos Walking trilogy. The second (and latest) novel in the series, The Ask and The Answer, is on shelves in the UK…

July 15, 2009

Chaos Walking Giveaway: The Ask and the Answer

Courtesy of Walker Books, and in conjunction with our Editor’s Pick for this month, we’re happy to announce that we have five Chaos Walking prize packs to giveaway. The prize…

July 14, 2009

Without Sin – J. Tomas

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Smithson has a temper. He’s picked on because he likes boys, and fighting gets him kicked out of public school. As a last resort, his parents place him…

July 12, 2009

Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen

Along for the Ride is Sarah Dessen’s new novel. It follows Auden – a high school graduate living out her summer while she waits for college to start – who…

July 9, 2009

Let’s the Fun and Games Begin

Huzzah, today is officially reading party day! We’ve got six hours until kick off for the Australian members and only four for the NZ members. We look forward to the…

July 8, 2009

Patrick Carman Update

Those of you who read Patrick Carman’s interactive novel, Skeleton Creek, will be interested in this. Patrick has just released a bunch of weblinks where fans can go and keep…

Reading Party Rules and Guidelines

For those planning on participating in the reading party this coming weekend, here’s a head’s up regarding the guidelines you’ll be expected to follow for those 48 hours: 1. Each…

July 7, 2009

Reading Party Registration Reminder

Hi yaReaders, The yaReads crew is gearing up for a weekend of party fun! We’re now officially on the countdown, with only three days left for our Australian/NZ members and…

A Mortal Instruments PAR-TAY!

This just in, straight from Cassandra Clare’s livejournal blog: The Mortal Instruments party — You’re invited! So I’ve already mentioned this to some of you, but a little while ago…

Want To Win Free Books? Click Here

Beth Fantaskey, author of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Darkside, is giving away prize packs containing her book. Here are the details, taken directly from her blog: In celebration…

A Chaos Walking Novel: The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness

“Your Noise reveals you, Todd Hewitt.” A voice – In the darkness – Everything is shadows and blur and it feels like the world’s spinning and my blood is too…

July 6, 2009

More Reading Party Updates: Prizes and Other Fantastics!

Thanks to the fabulous people at Penguin Books I am able to report that we now have a whole host of excellent prizes to offer the participants of the reading…

Vintage: A Ghost Story – Steve Berman

I’ve been trying to write my review of this novel for a few days now. Trying, and failing. So, I’ve decided to take an approach that I don’t normally follow….

Reading Party Prize Information

Hi yaReaders, From now until the reading party starts on Friday, i’ll be posting information about prizes that we’re offering members who are participating in the reading party as it…

House of Night Giveaway!

Fans of teen vampire fiction are going to love this contest. Thanks to Little Brown UK we have four of the House of Night novels to giveaway to one lucky…

July 5, 2009

Reading Party Registration

Hi again yaReaders, I’ve got more reading party news for you. For those of you who are planning on participating, you need to head over to the forum and register…

July 4, 2009

Reading Party Updates

Hi yaReaders, We just wanted to remind everyone that our reading party is being held next weekend, starting at 3pm on Friday afternoon (that is, Friday the 10th of July),…

July 3, 2009

Summer Giveaway Redraw

It’s been four days since I emailed Page and Meghan, but still no reply.  I’m sorry, but we have to pick another winner. New winner for Twenty Boy Summer hardcover…

July 1, 2009

Julie Anne Peters Prize Pack Winners

After much discussion, Ivy and I have chosen two winners for the JAP prize pack. And the winners are … Chealsea and Lindsay Ferguson. Congratulations guys, and we want to…

Win a WHOLE STACK of books

Class of 2k9 are hosting one hellava competition. The prize pack is a stack of awesome books. Click here for details.

Richelle Mead is heading to Oregon

This just in, straight from Richelle’s blog: Turns out I have a bit of news for those of you who live in Oregon. I will be doing a signing at…

New Chaos Walking Short Story Available

Fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking Trilogy (The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer) will be exciting about this! Patrick has published a short story,…

Win a Goth Girl Rising ARC

Barry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl, is in possession of an ARC of his upcoming book Goth Girl Rising and he’s giving it away. Taken…

Summer Giveaway Winners

The winners are in for the Summer Giveaway! Here is how we picked the winners… First we compiled all the entrants. Listed the ones who posted about the contest twice….