Thursday, September 17, 2015

Max the Brave Blog Tour!

Max is a fearless kitten. Max is a brave kitten. Max is a kitten who chases mice. There’s only one problem—Max doesn’t know what a mouse looks like! With a little bit of bad advice, Max finds himself facing a much bigger challenge. Maybe Max doesn’t have to be Max the Brave all the time…
Join this adventurous black cat as he very politely asks a variety of animals for help in finding a mouse. Young readers will delight in Max’s mistakes, while adults will love the subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor of this new children’s classic.
Ed Vere is an author, artist and illustrator with a long track record of success in the picture book category. Max the Brave was named one of The Sunday Times’s 100 Modern Children’s Classics. His book Bedtime for Monsters was shortlisted for the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Mr Big was chosen by Booktrust as the official Booktime book for 2009 (and was distributed to 750,000 British schoolchildren making it the largest single print run of a picture book)Vere was the World Book Day illustrator for 2009.

Social Media

Twitter: @ed_vere, @jabberwockykids

Watch the first The 5th Wave Trailer!

Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave debuted in 2013 and was definitely my favorite YA book of the year. 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan is trying to survive after an alien invasion as devastated Earth with five waves of destruction. Called the Others, the aliens have left very few humans alive. Besides Cassie and her little brother, Ben Parish, high school football star is also alive and remains someone Cassie is romantically interested in. But like any good YA novel, Cassie meets Evan Walker who rescues her after she is shot.

The much anticipated sequel The Infinite Sea was released in September 2014 and delivered on so many levels. I'll wait until that film adaptation before I discuss that one so as not to create spoilers. The final book in the trilogy, The Last Star, will be released on May 24, 2016.

Sony Pictures purchased the film rights to trilogy and will star Chloe Grace Moretz who starred in another YA phenomenon If I Stay. The film will be released in 2016.

Check out IMDB's page for more information.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl's Olivia Cooke is the Leading Lady in Ready Player One

Known for horror movies The Signal and Ouija as well as teen tragedy Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl, British actress Olivia Cooke will be the female star in Stephen Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's sci-fi phenomenon Ready Player One. Right now, Cooke is the only named cast member. She will play Ar3mis (Samantha Cook), an avatar in OASIS.

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

The film is set for release on December 15, 2017. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Out of this World Wednesday: Sophie Kinsella and Sarah Dessen Hangout

Did you miss last week’s Google Hangout with NYT bestselling authors Sophie Kinsella and Sarah Dessen?

Check it out below!

Don't forget to check out Penguin Random House for more information and upcoming books!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Check out the NEW Griffin Teen

Check out the amazing new relaunch of Griffin Teen

Featuring upcoming titles as well as favorites, the newly updated website is the best place to access Griffin Teen books, news, and information. You can also sign up for the newsletter for exclusive information regarding books and sweepstakes.

Speaking of sweepstakes, while you're there, check out the Griffin Teen Griffin Ten Sweepstakes for 1 of 10 chances to win a book from authors like Rainbow Rowell, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, R.L. Stine, Amanda Hocking and more!

Don't forget, you can always find Griffin Teen on social media!

What are you waiting for? Go now!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Your Voice is All I Hear Guest Post

Title: Your Voice is All I Hear
Author: Leah Scheier
Pubdate: September 1st, 2015
ISBN: 9781492614418
Tradepaper/$9.99 ● Ages 14+

“I was the one he trusted. I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key. And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor’s office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her see what only I had seen.”

April won't let Jonah go without a fight. He’s her boyfriend—her best friend. She’ll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters—and the ones in his head?

Leah Scheier works as a pediatrician and pens stories of romance and adventure. Her first novel, Secret Letters, was published in June 2012 (Hyperion/Disney) and received a starred review from School Library Journal, as well as glowing reviews from Booklist, VOYA, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Maryland. Learn more at

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