YA lit


Happy Book Birthday to Sarah Nichole Smetana and The Midnights!

Happy Happy Book Birthday to the rad Sarah Nicole Smetana, whose debut is out in the world today! Also, I'm reading it and it's PHENOMENAL. You should stop by Sarah's website to spy all the cool talk and a round up of the insane media coverage this amazing book has been getting. I read one of these posts at Germ Magazine and it's fascinating (also she was electrocuted)! This voice-driven coming-of-age YA novel is perfect for fans of Katie Cotugno and Playlist for the Dead. Susannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, but she dreams of following her father[...]


Cover Reveal: We Wont Feel A Thing by JC Lillis

When JC Lillis told me she had a new cover coming out I new I had to be involved. Why? Because for one, she's an amazing author. Two, I loved her other book . And lastly, once I saw the cover, I was an uncontrollably mess of a person shouting, "OH MY GOD THIS COVER IS SO GORGEOUS I WANT TO SHOUT IT FROM MOUNTAINTOPS!!!" So yeah, naturally, I wanted to be involved. Here is the cover for We Wont Feel A Thing! WE WON’T FEEL A THING by J.C. Lillis Title: We Won’t Feel a Thing Genre: YA contemporary romantic fantasy Book release date: March 31, 2014   Book[...]


My Next Big Thing: Bump in the Night

My Next Big Thing I’ve been invited by the lovely Lauren Spieller to participate in My Next Best Thing! That said, I'm pumped to talk about my novel Bump in the Night. 1. What is the working title of your book? Bump in the Night 2. Where did the idea for your book come from? I've always been a huge fan of the macabre and of monsters. There's always been shows like Supernatural, etc where there are lots of men hunting down the things that go bump in the night... but where are the girls?! That's where the idea came from. That and years of reading Goosebumps. 3.[...]


Book Review- Going Underground by Susan Vaught

Going Underground by Susan VaughtMy rating: 5 of 5 starsI read this book in one day, in a matter of a few hours. I attribute most of this to the exquisite story telling of this author Susan Vaught.I must say that originally, I was beyond drawn to this story, because the macabre side of me loves anything involving graves, cemeteries, and boys who live or dwell in them. But I wasn't prepared for how good this novel actually turned out to be!Vaught does an amazing job portraying the voice of a teenage boy. I fell in love with Del, the protagonist, easily. I also foun[...]