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One To Watch Books: You Guide to January YA Releases

Happy New Year! This year in YA we have evil faeries, meet-cutes, Valkyrie, twin sisters, Nightwalkers, clock towers, gunslingers, train car romances, the Hinterland…and that’s just in January! Even if you re-set your TBR on New Year’s Day, OTWB will have it full in no time. Let’s get reading!

OTWB Jan collage

 

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Pirate Treasure: 8 Swashbuckling Books for Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Ahoy, Matey! Every year about this time in Tampa, Florida, the city celebrates all things pirate with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, a lavish city-wide reenactment of the 1904 invasion of Tampa Bay by the mythical pirate Jose Gaspar. The legend is fiction and the festival is mostly booze, parades and folks handing out plastic beads. We have a bookish alternative to the drunken mayhem. Avoid the looting and plundering by staying safely at home with a pint of grog and one of these pirate themed books.

ship
Why yes, Tampa does have it’s own pirate ship.

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One To Watch Books: Your Guide to September YA Releases Pt.2

Welcome back! We warned you September was a big month for new YA releases. Here are your September One To Watch Books, Pt.2. Get comfy, we’ve got A LOT book ground to cover.

Harley Quinn Reading 2

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One To Watch Books: Your Guide to September YA Releases Pt. 1

“See you in September…” Summer is over, school is back in session, and we’ve got your fall book list. And it’s so MASSIVE it’s a duology. We’re splitting the month in half so you go into TBR overload. So let’s get started. Here are our One To Watch Books for September Pt.1.

book juggling
So. Many. Books!!!

 

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Planning a Day at ALA

As you probably already know, the ALA’s Annual Conference is taking place practically in our back yard–ORLANDO –this weekend.  If you’re a regular to this blog , you know that we never miss an opportunity to travel and/or have a cocktail or signature drink while doing so (with a designated driver at the ready, of course).  So, we’ve set our sites, purchased our tickets and created a spreadsheet of activities that highlights all the YA authors and publishers we’d like to see at ALA when we visit.  Details after the JUMP!

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