When we heard that Jay Coles upcoming Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story inspired by his life and included themes of grief, gangs, friendship and the Black Lives Matter movement, we knew we had to get his input on book recommendations for this series. Coincidentally, and because the publishing world is exactly the size of an English village, Jay will also be featured in the upcoming anthology Wednesdays’s featured author, Ibi Zoboi, is editing, Black Enough: Stories of Black Teenhood in America. We are so lucky to feature Jay on the blog today and learn more about Tyler Johnson Was Here as well as the books that influenced him to be a writer and create this particular, personal story.
The Language of Thorns is out TODAY! Thank you to MacMillan for having us host a release day blitz stop today. We’re toasting the release of Language of Thorns with a highlight of one of our favorite stories from the collection and a cocktail fit for the leader of the Second Army.
We are so excited that ZERO REPEAT FOREVER by Gabrielle Prendergast is available now and that we get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Gabrielle Prendergast, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed hardcover of the book courtesy of Gabrielle and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
Our 2017 Goodreads Bookshelf is chock full of over 300 releases that we’re excited about. We expect that number to grow exponentially throughout the year, so it’s going to be another tough year to distinguish your favorite YA releases. To that end, I am going to try and predict your bookish future. I tried in 2015, three times, actually. So I am back again with more highly anticipated reads .