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Adventures in YA Episode 054: The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

It’s the last book club of 2017! Join us as we discuss The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry.

Episode recorded in December

Kristin
Long Way Down
Far From the Tree
Now I Rise
Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah
Fairest of All
Want
What Girls are Made Of
Frankie
Warcross
Hunter
Elite
Apex
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic
This One Summer

Sara
The Blood of Wonderland
The Love That Split the World
We Should All Be Feminist
War of Cards
Ruin

Next Quarterly Book Club book is A Line in the Dark by Melinda Lo

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Adventures in YA Episode 053: National Book Award 2017

Welcome to another Episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we talk about what we’ve been reading and the National Book Award for 2017.

Episode recorded in November

Melissa Albert will be at South Irving Library February 8th.

Kristin:
Devils Unto Dust
Once and for All
The Hazel Wood
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Female of the Species
Mirror Mirror
We Are the Ants
Dreamland
Obsidian
The Sidekicks
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Sara:
These Broken Stars
A Shadow Bright and Burning
Blood Rose Rebillion
One of Us is Lying
Forest of Ruin
Truthwitch
Carve the Mark
American Streets
When Dimple Met Rishi
Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
The Girl in the Well

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature
All The Wind in the World
You Bring the Distance Near
Long Way Down
Orphan Island
The Hate U Give
What Girls are Made Of
Far From the Tree
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
American Street

Shortlist:
What Girls are Made Of
Far From the Tree
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
American Street

Winner:
Far From the Tree

Other Literature Awards:
Michael L. Printz Award
Margaret A. Edwards Award
William C. Morris Award
Westchester Fiction Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
Cybils Award
Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award
The Bookseller YA Book Prize

Awards with a Young Adult Category:
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel
Royal Society Prize for Junior Science Book

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Adventures in YA Episode 052: New Releases for October – December 2017

Episode Recorded in September

It’s time for another new release show. Join us as we talk about our most anticipated new releases for October, November, and December 2017.

National Book Long List
Leigh Bardugo King of Scars

New Releases for October:
Devils and Theives
Before the Devil Breaks You
Far From the Tree
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
Satellite
The Last Namsara
Top Ten
The Nowhere Girls
All the Crooked Saints
Into the Bright Unknown
All the Wind in the World
The Forest of a Thousand Laterns
Turtles All the Way Down
Berserker
Last Star Burning
I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
The Sidekicks
A Line in the Dark
Dear Martin
Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me
Long Way Down
The Afterlife of Holly Chase
The Wicker King

New Releases for November:
Renegades
The Becoming of Noah Shaw
Retribution Rails
War of Card

New Releases for December:
Ever the Brave
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

Bookclub for December:
The Love the Split the World

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Adventures in YA Episode 051: New Releases for July-September 2017

Recorded in September

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. This is one of those better late than never episode where we talk about new releases for July, August, and September.

New Releases for July:
The Disappearances
Words on Bathroom Walls
Hello Sunshine
Who’s That Girl
Because You Love to Hate Me
What to Say Next
The Library of Fates
The Special Ones
Everything All at Once

New Releases for August:
Kissing Max Holden
Solo
The Secret History of Us
The Hearts We Sold
The Authentics
Spell Book of the Lost and Found
Little and Lion
Map for Wrecked Girls
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
The Dazzling Heights

New Releases for September:
Genuine Fraud
Warcross
You Bring the Distance Near
Before She Ignites
Jane Unlimited
One Dark Throne
Release
Moxie
There’s Someone Inside Your House
The Language of Thornes

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Adventures in YA Episode 050: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

It’s time for another quarterly book club discussion! Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a dystopian tale of a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts and three runaways fight the system that would “unwind” them. Unwind is a book that challenges readers about life, not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

Episode recorded in May

Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

What we’ve been reading

Kristen

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Strange the Dreamer
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
The 100
Kill All Happies
Always and Forever Laura Jean
Flame in the Mist
Under a Painted Sky
Proxy
The Little Prince
True Grit
Marina
Unwind

Sara

Monstress
And I Darken
Amina’s Voice
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Meant to Be
The Hate You Give
Unwind

Salaam Reads

Books Mentioned:

Unwind
The Love that Split the World

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Adventures in YA Episode 049: 2017 Debut Authors

We are back, kind of. This is an older episode we recorded before we went on hiatus. Apologies for getting this up so late but 2017 has been a crazy pants kind of year. In this episode we are talking about our most anticipated debut authors of 2017, and there might be a little bit of Laura Jean fangirling going on. So grab a snack, sit back, and get ready to add hear about some YA debut authors.

Episode recorded in April

Out of This World Panel Authors:
Kendare Blake
Roshani Chokshi
Stephanie Garber
Tricia Levenseller
Alex London
Kayla Olson

Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

Kristen:
The Bone Witch
The Go-Between
Hearts & Other Body Parts
Words in Deep Blue
Speak of Me as I Am

Sara:
Snow Like Ashes

Debut Authors 2017:
Allegedly
Empress of a Thousand Skies
The Hate U Give
When Dimple Meet Rishi
American Streets
Caraval
City of Saints and Theive
You’re Welcome Universe
Winter Song
Done Dirt Cheap
The Royal Bastards
Romancing the Throne
Speak of Me as I Am
Song of the Current
What I Lost
The Sandcastle Empire
Maybe in Paris
You Don’t Know Me but I Know You
Saints and Misfits
The Last Namsara
A Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
No Saints in Kansas
The Library of Fates

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Adventures in YA Episode 048: The Australians

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA, in this episode we are talking about the land down under Australia! Join us as we talk about Australian YA authors.

17 Australian YA Authors You Need To Read
Goodreads Best Australian YA Books
Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

Sara:
The Demon King
Disruption
I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Kristin:
The Hunt
The Empress of a Thousand Skies
When Dimple Met Rishi
King’s Cage
The Star Touched Queen
Caraval
Three Dark Crowns

Authors Mentioned:
Markus Zusak
Melina Marchetta
Cath Crowley
Garth Nix
John Marsden
Jaclyn Moriarty
Justine Larabalestier
Sean Williams
Laura Buzo
Craig Silvey
Alison Goodman
Margo Lanagan
Catherine Jinks
Lili Wilkinson
Isobelle Carmody
Alexandra Adornetto
Kirsty Eagar
Jessica Shirvington
Lucy Christopher
Em Baily
A.J. Betts
Fiona Wood
Amie Kaufman
Jay Kristoff

Adventures in YA Episode 047: New Releases April – June 2017

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. Grab a snack and your favorite drink we are talking about about new release for April, May, and June of 2017.

Sara:
Queen of Hearts

Kristin:
The Girl from Everywhere
The Great Hunt

April
Alex, Approximately
Gem and Dixie
The Upside of Unrequited
Fireworks
Given to the Sea
Vincent and Theo: The Va Gogh Brothers
The Adjustment
Saint Death
Legion

May
Always and Forever, Laura Jean
Avenged
The Spill Zone
Kill All Happies
Ramona Blue
The Go Between
Seeking Mansfield
The Flame and the Mist
The Name They Gave Us
In a Perfect World
Royal Bastards
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
When Dimple Meet Rishi
Romancing the Throne
One of Us is Lying

June
Dividing Eden
Once and For All
The Leaf Reader
Our Dark Duet
Obsidian and Stars
Such a Good Girl
Now I Rise
Midnight Jewel

We will be discussing our second quarter book club pick, Unwind by Neil Shusterman, in June.

Adventures in YA Episode 044: Love and Travel

Finally sat down and edited this episode!This should have been posted in February so you will hear us talk about the book festival and refer to things at the beginning of the year. In this episode we are talking about one of Kristin’s favorite subjects, love and travel. Join us as we talking about traveling to other countries and finding love.

Kristin:
Ruined
I See London, I See France
Fireworks
Love & Gelato
Ever the Hunted
The Hate U Give
Windwitch
The Serpent King

Sara:
Since You Asked
This Side of Home

Books Mentioned:
Anna and the French Kiss
Just One Day
Just One Year
The Geography of Me and You
Revolution
Die For Me
Meant To Be
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
13 Little Blue Envelopes
The Name of the Star
Love, Lucy
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
Stolen

Adventures in YA Episode 046: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

In this episode of Adventures in YA we are discussing the Quarterly Bookclub book The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Kristin:
Long Way Home
Ramona Blue
City of Saints and Thieves
We Are Okay
Glass Sword
Denton Little’s Still Not Dead
Razorhurst
Carve the Mark
The Sun is Also a Star

Sara:
Legend
Eternal Love/ Three Lives, Three Worlds/ Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
The Sun is Also a Star

Book Discussed: The Sun is Also a Star
Next Quarterly Bookclub: Unwind