Gobble, gobble, NOVLers! ‘Tis the week to eat and read to your heart’s content. Plan your perfect Thanksgiving meal, and we'll give you a book recommendation to read while you laze about in that post-turkey food coma.Read More
Hey, NOVLers! Were you one of the millions of people who saw Avengers: Infinity War? No spoilers, but that was... a lot . Luckily we have OVER A YEAR to process our feelings before the next Avengers movie. Ok, maybe that's not so lucky. But if you need something to tide you over, how about a book? Find out what you should be reading based on your favorite Infinity Stone, inspired by Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War: Thanos by Barry Lyga.Read More
Oh mortals, The Wicked King is almost upon us. Trust me, we’re as amped as you are for the release date. If you haven’t heard already, there is a preorder campaign. If you preorder the book, then you can submit your receipt, and we will send a messenger to deliver to your doorstep an enamel pin and a bookmark—hopefully he won’t be intercepted in his journey.
The steps are simple, but we know that things aren’t as simple as they seem to be, so we’re here to answer some of your questions.Read More
As many of you know, I would sell my heart for Dee Moreno and James Lancer. If you don’t know who Dee and James are, then you’re missing out (on the book and my spiel). The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones is an intoxicating blend of fantasy, horror, and romance—a Faustian fable perfect for fans of Holly Black and Stranger Things.Read More
Most days, I am obnoxiously happy. A joyful goofball. I live by my dead mother’s motto: I’d rather laugh than cry.
In short, I might be the last person on earth who wants to sit around contemplating the pandemic of violence against young women. The prospect seems especially grim when I consider that my own teenage daughter is a college freshman this year.
But sometimes a story has its own ideas about how I’m supposed to spend my time. In such cases, I’ve found the story generally wins.Read More
Who’s still recovering from YALLFest this past weekend? 🙋 I’m definitely suffering from Post-YALLFest Sadness Syndrome right now. I may work for a publishing company, but I miss the energy and love for YA books that all of y’all emanated. We’re feeling so blessed because the book gods came through and gave us perfect weather for the weekend. Natali, Katharine, and I had so much fun meeting y’all at both the NOVL S’mores and Pours event as well as the festival day. Thank you to everyone who came by to say hi, even when we weren’t giving out any swag or books! This was my third YALL, and I have to say that it was by far my favorite one.Read More
Sometimes I want books that set my heart racing. Sometimes I need books that will rip my heart to shreds. Sometimes I need books that propel me into a rage because the world is on fire. But recently I’ve wanted books that put me in a calm state of mind, that chill me out, and encourage me to relax and release all this built up tension I’ve been holding inside. Reading stories that challenge us is important, but so is self-care.Read More