SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID by Candace Ganger on sale September 24, 2019 About the novel: Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go. Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open … More YA Spotlight: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger
Shantallow by Cara Martin Published by: Cormorant Books Publication date: May 26th 2019 Genres: Horror, Young Adult Synopsis: Tanvi isn’t the girl of Misha’s dreams; she’s the girl from his nightmares. She has appeared in his chilling dreams before he even meets her; when he DOES meet her, he falls for her. Their relationship … More YA Spotlight: Shantallow by Cara Martin with a giveaway!
Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair & Laren Bright Genre: YA Sci-fi/Time Travel How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time? In Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time … More YA Spotlight: Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Grace Blair & Laren Bright with a GIVEAWAY!
Everything I Knew to be True by Rayna York Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Release Date: May 12th 2019 Summary: It was never easy for Cassie and her mother, struggling to make ends meet in their tiny apartment in The Bronx, but they had each other and that was enough. When her mother dies suddenly from … More YA Spotlight: Everything I Knew to be True by Rayna York with a giveaway!
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!