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August 5, 2010 posted by Christina

Exciting announcement from Cassandra Clare!

During a live chat, Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments Series, revealed that following the April 2011 release of City of Fallen Angels (#4 in the Mortal Instruments Series), another  two books will follow – City of Lost Souls (2012) and City of Heavenly Fire (2013.)

The prequel to this series, The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Angel will be released August 31st 2010.

Very exciting!

February 24, 2010 posted by Katie

Penguin Presents Melina Marchetta

Hi yaReaders!

Some of you may know, that in March Melina Marchetta’s new novel The Piper’s Son will be released in Australia on March 1, 2010. Melina Marchetta is the author of YA novels such as Saving Franchesca, Looking for Alibrandi and Along the Jellicoe Road.

In anticipation of this release, Penguin Australia has kindly given us permission to post an exclusive mini-documentary into the world of Melina Marchetta.

Enjoy! And keep an eye out for our review of The Piper’s Son coming soon.

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January 26, 2010 posted by Nikki

Most Anticipated YA Titles of 2010

Last week, www.examiner.com published a list of the most anticipated YA titles for 2010. In order of release date, the lucky titles are:

Chasing Brooklyn – Lisa Schroeder

Sweet Little Lies (L.A Candy) – Lauren Conrad

Gone – Lisa McMann

The Body Finder – Kimberly Derting

Hourglass (Evernight #3) – Claudia Gray

Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel – James Patterson

The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls – L.J Smith

Burned: A House of Night Novel – PC and Kristen Cast

Runaway (Airhead) – Meg Cabot

Kiss of Death: A Morganville Vampires Novel – Rachel Caine

Early to Death, Early to Rise – Kim Harrison

Passing Strange – Daniel Waters

Keys to the Repository: A Blue Bloods Novel – Melissa De La Cruz

Strange Fate (Night World) – L.J Smith

Linger – Maggie Stiefvater

The Hunger Games #3 (Untitled) – Suzanne Collins

A Clockwork Angel: An Infernal Devices Novel – Cassandra Clare

Behomoth – Scott Westerfeld

Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick

Beautiful Creatures #2 (Untitled) – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

To learn more about these titles, and for their official release dates, click here

So what are your thoughts? Do we agree? Is there anything that was left of the list?

January 25, 2010 posted by Nikki

HarperCollins Launches Inkpop – An Interactive Writing Platform for Teens

News from HarperCollins:

New York, NY (January 25, 2010) — HarperCollins Publishers broadens its digital offerings with the launch today of inkpop (www.inkpop.com ), the first interactive writing platform for teens backed by a major U.S. publisher. Inkpop, created by HarperTeen to attract young readers and writers, combines community publishing, user-generated content, and social networking to connect rising stars in teen literature with talent-spotting readers and publishing professionals.

The launch of inkpop represents the next step in the company’s overall digital strategy designed to build and expand its direct-to-consumer business. Inkpop will be the anchor of HarperCollins’s ongoing teen strategy, enabling the company to have a continuous dialogue directly with its audience to determine what the community cares about, as well as an unfiltered look at what’s in and what’s out.

“As with all of our online consumer programs, the concept of community-building is aligned with our ongoing corporate digital marketing efforts to cultivate a two-way dialogue with our readers,” says Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Inkpop provides us with an interactive platform to engage directly with our audience, encourage a passion for writing, and discover new trends and opportunities in this growing and important community.”

Katz adds, “Teens are a key consumer group with significant financial impact. Teen fiction is one of the most robust and fastest-growing categories in publishing today.”

“Across our business we are looking to build consumer reach and engagement,” says Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins Chief Digital Officer. “Inkpop is the latest iteration of these direct-to- consumer efforts this time for the teen market.”

Since its soft launch in 4th quarter 2009, inkpop already has more than 10,000 members and nearly 11,000 submissions, including novels, poems, essays, and short stories. The visitors are teens ages 13 and older, from 109 different countries and territories. Additionally, it has engaged a select group of international HarperCollins editors and authors to review the site’s top five monthly selections, providing invaluable feedback and mentorship opportunities to the young authors, while also considering their work for publication.

“What sets inkpop apart from other writing communities is the Editorial Board,” says Kat Musallam, an inkpop user. “Other communities only have that writer-reader interaction, but to have a panel evaluate your work is something that we writers—especially those who aren’t so familiar with the publishing world—can only dream of.”

Carolyn Mackler, author of Tangled and the Printz-Honor book, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things says, “I would have loved to have a community like inkpop when I was a teenager.  I desperately wanted to connect with people who liked reading and writing, to compare notes on a character or maybe even not feel so alone with all my words and thoughts.  So as an author, it was a huge treat to be able to chat with my teen readers during an inkpop forum event.  The inkpoppers came out in droves, with major enthusiasm and loads of questions.”

HarperCollins will announce partnerships throughout the year that will further enrich the inkpop community experience for teen members. As inkpop evolves in the months ahead, this exciting community will continue to expand and encompass other formats such as photography, video and artwork sharing in order to enhance inkpop projects and promote additional forms of creativity.

HarperCollins has launched several successful digital initiatives designed to engage consumers globally including Book Army, Authonomy, Browse Inside and Full Access. The company was also the first publisher to digitize its content to create a global digital warehouse across all divisions with capabilities to distribute digital content to retail partners, search partners, online partners and consumers, making the company uniquely positioned to create and sustain this type of community.

Morganville Vampire News
March 15, 2009 posted by Nikki

Morganville Vampire News

Hey yaReaders,

Do we have a treat for you! Fans of the New York Times Bestselling series The Morganville Vampires are going to love this. Check this out:

This is the cover of the seventh book in the series, Fade Out, scheduled for release later this year. We here at yaReads are loving this, and can’t wait to see what nail-biting events unfold.

The sixth novel in the Morganville series, Carpus Corpe, is scheduled for release in June of 09. Not long to wait now!

Fragile Eternity Juice!
March 5, 2009 posted by Nikki

Fragile Eternity Juice!

Fans of the ever popular WIcked Lovely series will be pleased to know that Amazon has the first six pages of Fragile Eternity (released in april) online. Click the link below:


Let us know what you think. I personally am mucho excito and can’t wait for April!

Love Richelle Mead? She’s in Texas!
March 3, 2009 posted by Nikki

Love Richelle Mead? She’s in Texas!

Author of the popular Vampire Academy novels will be in Texas this weekend for a book signing. Here are the details:

Valley Ranch Library @ 2pm on Saturday, March 7th
401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX

“I’ll be talking for an hour about my books and other writing topics, and then there’ll be time for some Q&A and book signings if you want to bring any. So, if you live anywhere in that area, I hope you’ll come see me this Saturday. I love meeting people, and it should be a good time.”