Discussions / Blog Posts
YA Authors Read Snarky Reviews over at the Midnight Garden. It's kind of fabulous.
YA Highway shares things non-writers say to YA writers, and it's both amusing and somewhat frustrating.
Natflix & Book's discusses horrible cover changes.
The talented Elena from Novel Sounds made lovely Rainbow Rowell wallpaper!
Jaime of the Perpetual Page Turner's True Life: I Think I'm A Creep post rings true (I'm so guilty of this).
That Artsy Reader Girl recaps ALA (which apparently had some awesome tote bags).
Victoria Aveyard's RED QUEEN has a cover! And it's very gorgeously creepy.
GIVE IT TO ME. –-> RT @VictoriaAveyard: FYI...it is embossed and shiny. #RedQueen pic.twitter.com/Rn3fyvkIsL
— Epic Reads (@EpicReads) June 30, 2014
Bloomsbury showed off the back cover for Heir of Fire!
We're so excited to reveal the back cover of HEIR OF FIRE! Doesn't Celaena look amazing? pic.twitter.com/N3L8E8gkBY
— BloomsburyUS Kids/YA (@bwkids) July 10, 2014
For a few more covers, check out Stories and Sweeties Cover Story post!
USA Today revealed the cover for Gayle Forman's I WAS HERE, plus an excerpt!
Giveaways You Shouldn't Miss!
Adventures of a Book Junkie is having a giveaway for KISS OF DECEPTION (US/Canada):
New blog post. All about my review for Kiss of Deception by @marypearson & a giveaway for KoD. http://t.co/pOROWCPBJJ @MacKidsBooks
— stacee (@book_junkee) July 8, 2014
Meagan Spooner is having a Reader Appreciation Giveaway featuring some fabulous prizes (international)!
Fiktshun has a lovely new design, and also a generous giveaway (international)!
Film & TV News
Jandy Nelson's I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN was optioned by Warner Bros! I've only read (and loved) Nelson's debut, but I've heard her upcoming novel is outstanding!
Overbrook Entertainment, meanwhile, has the rights for Jenny Han's TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE. So exciting!
Other Bookish Links
The lovely folks behind Epic Reads have been putting out some fantastic videos on Book Nerd Problems, Book Hangovers, and more hilarious bookish fun! Check out Epic Reads on Youtube for more.
Maggie Stiefvater provided A Shy Introverts Guide to Stiefvater Signings. It's wonderfully amusing / true. I'd imagine if I ever attended one of her book signings, I would be hopelessly awkward (or not, now that I have this guide)!
Book pillowcases! I want one so much.
Marissa Meyer discusses touring with Fierce Reads on Bookish! The Fall 2014 Fierce Reads tour will be revealed on July 28th, but tweeting with #fiercereads will help reveal the cities more quickly. Keep checking in on Fierce Reads to learn more.