All Boy by Mia Kerick Published by: Lakewater Press Publication date: June 25th 2019 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance,Young Adult Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Callie Canter knows all about screwing up—and being screwed over. After her so-called boyfriend publicly humiliated her senior year, taking a fifth year of high school at Beaufort Hills Academy is her second chance to leave behind a painful … More YA Spotlight: All Boy by Mia Kerick – plus a giveaway!
“This Is Not A Love Scene rings brilliantly true from the first page to the last.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author About the Novel: Funny, emotional, and refreshingly honest, S.C. Megale’s This is Not a Love Scene is for anyone who can relate to feeling different while navigating the terrifying and thrilling waters of first love. … More YA Spotlight: This is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Megale
Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton Release Date: April 2019 Entangled Teen Summary: A sound awakens her. There’s darkness all around. And then she’s falling… She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she’s dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is … More YA Spotlight: Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton, plus a giveaway!
The Pretender by Katie Ward Genre: YA Fantasy/Retelling Release Date: September 2018 Summary: In rural France, two babies are born just two hours apart but to two very different lives. Isabella is born as a Princess into a life of opulence and love while Sophia is born into a life of poverty and abuse at … More YA Spotlight: The Pretender by Katie Ward with an original art giveaway by illustrator Emma Haines!
WORDS WE DON’T SAY Author: K.J. Reilly Pub. Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Formats: Hardcover, eBook Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone. Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn’t been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at … More YA Spotlight: Words We Don’t Say by K.J. Reilly
Hi Rae! Thank you for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat about your YA novel, Successor, and to chat about the creative process 🙂 Thanks for having me! Since this is your debut as an author, I have to ask, how long did it take you to write/revise Successor? Was it … More Q & A with YA author Rae Miles – plus a giveaway!
After Always by Barbara J. Hancock Genre: YA Mystery & Suspense Release Date: October 1st 2018 Entangled Teen About the Novel: Lydia’s life felt like it ended when Tristan died. Sure, they had their problems and he could be a little…intense at times. But he’d promised to love her forever… When her parents propose a … More YA Spotlight: After Always by Barbara J. Hancock with a giveaway!
Title: HARBINGER (Dragonrider Legacy) Author: Nicole Conway Pub. Date: August 14, 2018 About the Book: Victory is written in the blood of the brave. As the armies of the Tibran Empire continue to march across Maldobar, a path of scorched destruction and despair is left in their wake. Even with the formidable princess, Jenna Farrow, leading the charge, the … More YA Spotlight: Harbinger by Nicole Conway with a giveaway!
WAVEHOUSE Author: Alice Kaltman Pub. Date: June 15, 2018 Publisher: Fitzroy Books About the novel: Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be … More YA Spotlight: Wavehouse by Alice Kaltman with GIVEAWAY!
Where the Sea Takes Me (Sea #2) by Heidi R. Kling Genre: YA Contemporary Release Date: June 4th 2018 Entangled Teen Summary: Two years later might as well be two lifetimes. Sienna’s in college, working hard to achieve her dreams, and trying to love another boy—and halfway succeeding. She’d be totally happy with her life if she … More YA Spotlight: Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi R. Kling with giveaway!