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Fresh Takes from the Teen Shelves

All the news, updates and gossip for the Young Adult -- books, authors, movies and more!

Fresh Holiday Gift Recommendations From the Teen Shelves

It's gift giving season, so for this month's Fresh Takes I have featured suggestions of some of my favorite recent books and completed series for the YA book lover in your life (even if it's you). All of these are either stand alone books or completed series (except where noted), and I've made a few notes about age appropriateness (though your mileage may vary). For the Contemporary Romance Lover Read More...



Entangled Teen 12 Days of Kick-ass Christmas

Happy Holidays Everyone! Join us in celebrating Entangled Teen's 12 Days of Kick-ass Christmas Event! This event is going to be a blast! Our authors are joining together to share some exclusive content with you all! There will be 2 teams: The Smart-Ass Team will post a good or swoon-worthy deleted scene or an excerpt and The Bad-Ass Team will post Read More...



Books to Bring to Your Black Friday Bunker

It’s November! Cool weather, fall carnivals, and my very favorite holiday: Avoid All The Malls and Stay At Home and Read Friday! Here are some books you may want to bring into your Black Friday Bunker, along with that leftover turkey sandwich. Read More...



Thrilling YA Reads this Fall

October's YA releases are heavy on the paranormal... and the awesome. Lots of cool books this fall, including the kick off of several new series by best selling authors. Read More...



Summer Chills, a few Thrills and Goosebumps

July's Fresh Takes from the Teen Shelves feature giggles, thrills, chills, and goosebumps—just what you need to get you through the summer heat. Since You Asked.... by Maurene Goo (July 1; Scholastic) Read More...



Perfect Summer Reads for Young Adult

Perfect Summer Reads Summer contemporary reads, chilling thrillers and frothy romance lead off a heavy hitting line-up of most excellent vacation reads. Lots of paranormal, supernatural thrillers, and science fiction adventure round out the field. Enjoy! Contemporary, Triller and Romance (i.e., non-paranormal) THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen Read More...



March roars in with Great YA Titles

March brings the Madness of too many great books to choose from! I managed to narrow it down to a collection of paranormal romance, magical suspense, period-set adventure, and quirky contemporary romance... sometimes in the same book. Enjoy! THE COLLECTOR, by Victoria Scott Read More...



YA In February -- Suspense, Romance and Adventure Await

Romance, Adventure and Thrillers heat things up with these February YA releases from favorite and debut authors. ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE (Finishing School) Gail Carriger (Little Brown) Read More...



From Sherlock Holmes (the young one) to Dr. Moreau to Downton Abby-esque

Week of January 1 DR. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTERS Suzanne Weyn (Scholastic) Dr. Frankenstein left behind a legend...as well as two unacknowledged twin daughters. When Giselle and Ingrid claim their inheritance, nobody is safe as the mad doctor's legacy leads to a twisted, macabre journey of romance and horror. ALTERED Jennifer Read More...



Sweep Away in History ... and across the border

Two historical YA adventures lead the pack of releases this week, along with comedy, horror and popular paranormal romance. CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion Books Read More...



Here's a snapshot of some of the many new releases in YA this week!

New Releases: ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis. (Harcourt) It isn't easy being the overlooked sibling to six older sisters. Sunday's only comfort is writing stories, and her new friendship with an enchanted frog. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing Read More...



Don't miss YA releases for May 1, 2012

Blockbusters and slow boilers, May has got it all. Here are books I'm most looking forward to this week. WHEN YOU WERE MINE – Read More...



All That's New in September

So many cool books to tell you about this month!  Some are departures--new things from established authors--and some are debuts, and some are just cool. PARANORMAL/SUPERNATURAL Read More...



Burning up on the Shelves in August for YA Readers...

Contemporary YA Romances heat up the dog days of summer, with (of course) plenty of  chilling paranormal novels when things get to steamy. Read on for cool July and August Picks from the Teen Shelves. CONTEMPORARY If you’ve been hankering for a delicious romance grounded in reality, here are some great books to check out. Read More...



June's YA Books & Meet Myra McEntire

If you’ve been looking for an engaging contemporary or an engrossing paranormal to take to the beach or the pool this summer, you are in luck. June is bursting out all over with both fun and frightening reads. Paranormal Reads Read More...



More than flowers blooming in May...

Beauty-queen survivalists, time travel, blood magic and a little Cyrano de Bergerac--this jumbo-sized edition of Fresh Takes has a whole bunch of somethings for everyone. CONTEMPORARY (mostly) NOVELS The YA lexicon has yet to come up with a standardized way to classify the wide variety of the category. I usually break my recommendations up into "Paranormal" and "Contemporary" meaning “non-paranormal.” But this time I have a historical novel. And Read More...



Meet Two YA debut authors: Jennifer Archer and Kirsten Hubbard plus April Best Bets

April is blooming with exciting YA books. Paranormal books, like this months feature from Jennifer Archer, continue to run rampant, but I’m including a bonus interview with contemporary debut author Kirsten Hubbard. PARANORMAL Veteran woman’s fiction author Jennifer Archer makes her YA debut this month with Read More...



Meet Gwen Hayes

The book landscape in March is in full bloom. Lots of great releases this month, so you should hit the Teen section of your local (or online) bookstore early and often. Read More...



Best YA Reads in February...

Visions, demons and fairies abound in this month’s plethora of paranormal books. Girls undercover as boys, prom dress shenanigans and chilling danger highlight the contemporary offerings. Read on to find out more. PARANORMAL I caught up with debut author Read More...



Through Time, Lands and Places in January 2011

January’s YA novels will take you back in time, to far away lands, and across the universe. The debut month of the year brings Eilis O’Neal’s debut novel Read More...



Curl Up with a Book in December...

Looking for a new book to curl up with while you escape the holiday rush? Here are a few suggestions, if you manage to grab a few minutes in the rush. Rosebush, by Read More...



Interview with Caridad Ferrer

I love November. It kicks off with Halloween and ends with my favorite family holiday: Thanksgiving. (All the family (and food) of Christmas with none of the give-giving stress.) And this November includes some YA releases from some of my favorite authors. First up, a contemporary novel from award-winning author, Caridad Ferrer, who graciously answered my questions about her upcoming (11/23) novel Read More...



Hauntingly Good Reads in October...

I may have mentioned, October is my favorite month. It's finally cool enough to throw open the windows, sprawl out on my patio in a lawn chair with a pumpkin spice latte and an equally delicious book. Read More...



A Little Bit of Everything in September...

There's something for everyone in YA; it only seems like paranormal dominates the shelves in September. Okay, maybe it does a little, but fortunately you have your intrepid Fresh Takes Column to help you find what you're looking for. Paranormal Read More...



August Updates from YA!

Let’s just get this straight: I do not set foot outside during the daylight hours of August unless I absolutely have to. Fortunately for me (and you) there are some fabulous books to spend the day with in air conditioned comfort. Paranormal Read More...



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