Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Contest Alert

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Contest Alert

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I know, guys, I stuck at updating this. But I've been really really busy with school. But there's good news, tomorrow (I'm writing this on 12/20) I'm heading home for winter break. I'm not going to make any promises, but there might be updates. I will work on the Twitter Directories. So make sure you let me know if you're a YA author/book blogger/book character on twitter.

I keep meticulous (ish) track of what I read. For years, I've been using my calendar to keep track of the books, authors and page counts of what I read. And at the end of every year, I like to post a nice little list of what I've read. I used to read a lot more. But this whole college thing really gets in the way of my reading time. That being said, here is my list for 2009:

1. January 5th- Blue Bloods: Revelations By Melissa De La Cruz- 264 pages
2. February 9th- Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks to the Dead by Christine Wicker- 282 pages
3. February 12th- Play Me by Laura Ruby- 311 pages

4. February 14th- The Morganville Vampires: Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine- 244 pages
5. March 9th- Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson- 309 pages
6. March 9th- Dark Guardian: Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne- 263 pages

7. March 9th- Damosel by Stephanie Spinner- 198 pages
8. March 10th- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey- 354 pages
9. March 11th- Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George- 280 pages
10. March 18th- The Immortals: Evermore by Alyson Noel- 306 pages
11. March 19th- Coming Home to the Cattleman by Judy Christenberry- 185
12. March 21st- Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik- 260 pages
13. March 24th- Killer Cruise by Jennifer Shaw- 344 pages
14. March 28th- Sleepless by Terri Clark- 257 pages
15. April 5th- Reavealers by Amanda Marrone- 268 pages
16. May 8th- Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald- 297 pages
17. May 9th- Witch High edited by Denise Little- 307 pages
18. May 12th- Darkest Powers: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong- 360 pages
19. May 15th- Chasing Boys by Karen Tayleur- 244 pages
20. May 18th- Local Girls: An Island Summer Novel by Jenny O'Connell- 299 pages
21. May 22nd- Flirting with Boys by Hailey Abbott- 240 pages
22. May 26th- Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty- 258 pages
23. June 2nd- Taken by Storm by Angel Morrison- 304 pages
24. June 10th- Morganville Vampires: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine- 256 pages
25. June 22nd- Vampire Kisses: Royal Blood by Ellen Schreiber- 196 pages
26. June 24th- Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti- 320 pages

27. June 26th- Diamond Secret by Suzane Weyn- 209 pages
28. June 30th- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler- 290 pages

29. July 12th- Secret Society by Tom Dolby- 341 pages
30. July 14th- Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs- 264 pages
31. July 16th- Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith- 307 pages
32. July 23rd- Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder- 488 pages
33. July 24th- Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter- 263 pages
34. July 26th- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev- 356 pages
35. Jul 28th- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder- 361 pages
36. July 30th- Sea Change by Aimee Friedman- 294 pages
37. August 1st- Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder- 392 pages
38. August 3rd- Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder- 441 pages
39. August 6th- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater- 400 pages
40. August 8th- Love Off Limits by Whitney Lyles- 268 pages

41. August 10th- Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen- 385 pages
42. August 13th- Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman- 274 pages
43. August 23rd- Stray by Rachel Vincent- 618 pages
44. August 23rd- Dark Guardian: Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne- 263 pages
45. September 9th- Rogue by Rachel Vincent- 394 pages
46. September 13th- Pride by Rachel Vincent- 425 pages
47. October 8th- Vampire Academy: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead- 503 pages
48. October 12th- Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder- 379 pages
49. October 17th- Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater- 352 pages
50. October 20th- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare- 512 pages
51. October 24th- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare- 496 pages
52. October 26th- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare- 560 pages
53. November 26th- Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis- 216 pages
54. November 27th- Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chaddha- 327 pages
55. November 29th- Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye- 215 pages
56. December 14th- Morganville Vampires: Fade Out by Rachel Caine- 239 pages
57. December 22nd- The Dark Divine by Bree Despain- 375 pages
58. December 24th- Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell- 416 pages
59. December 25th- As You Wish by Jackson Pearce- 298 pages
60. December 27th- At Face Value by Emily Franklin- 257 pages

Sixty books. My lowest total in the four years I've been keeping track. 2006 was 116 books, 2007 was 148 book and last year was 131 books. I'm happy to say, however, that the lower number of books this year is a direct effect of my increased life living. My page count for the year is 19,382.

I take it you want my favorite books of the year? Here are my top 10 of 2009:
Runner Up- Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town that Talks to the Dead (Runner up because I had eleven books and the other 10 are all fiction. Also, it's not YA)
10- Storm Glass (#10 because my local B&N shelves it in the adult section. Make sure you read Poison Study and it's two sequels before this one.)
9- Witch High
8- Twenty Boy Summer
7- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
6- Radiant Darkness
5- Sophomore Switch
4- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
3- Waiting For You (Check out my review of it here.)
2- Along for the Ride
1- Shiver

NOTE: I don't include sequels in this list. Mostly because it's easier for me to choose favorites if I cut out sequels.

So that's my year in books. And my last update for the year. Remember, I'm always looking for additions to all my lists, so let me know if I'm missing a book/something/someone. And have a great year.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Books: Novels in Verse

So I've been working on this intro for a while now and I've decided there are two major reasons why Novels in Verse are great to read. First, their poetry format makes them easy to understand. I know that you may be thinking the exact opposite, but trust me on this. The emotion in these books in palpable and easy to undersand. Second, they're quick reads. This is good if you've got a short attention span, aren't really a book person or only have a little time to kill with reading. So get your hands on one of these books, and realize that poetry can be more enjoyable than the pieces forced upon you by English teachers.

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

By Francesca Lia Block
Weetzie Bat
Witch Baby
Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys
Missing Angel Juan
Baby Be-Bop
Psyche in a Dress

All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg

Who Will Tell My Brother? by Marlene Carvell

Because I am the Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

Splintering by Eireann Corrigan

After the Death of Anna Gonzalez by Terri Fields

Keesha's House by Helen Frost

By Mel Glenn
Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems
The Taking of Room 114: A Hosage Drama in Poems
Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems
Foreign Exchange: A Mystery in Poems
Split Image: A Story in Poems

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

By Stephanie Hemphill
Things Left Unsaid: A Novel in Poems
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath

By Steven Herrick
Love, Ghosts and Facial Hair
A Place Like This
By the River

Witness by Karen Hesse

Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Road Trip by Linda Oatman High

By Ellen Hopkins

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

By Cynthia Rylant
God Went to Beauty School

Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

By Lisa Schroeder
I Heart You, You Haunt Me
Far From You
Chasing Brooklyn (Out 01/05/10)

By Sonya Sones
Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
What My Mother Doesn't Know
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know

A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

Girl Coming in for a Landing by April Halprin Wayland

By Margaret Wild
One Night

By Virgina Euwer Wolff
Make Lemonade
True Believer
This Full House

Know any Novels in Verse that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Books: Stories Retold

Some stories we've heard a thousand times. The pumpkin that turns into a carriage, the kiss that wakes up the princess, the magic mirror on the wall. We've heard them over and over again since childhood and know exactly how everything happens. Usually. There are now many books which take those well-known stories of our childhoods and turn them on their heads. Often called fractured fairy tales, they can change a story's setting, tell the story from someone else's point of view or do any number of different things to change the way we view the childhood classics. This list contains not just fairy tale retellings, but retellings of Shakespearean classics, and the historical story of the the last royals of Russia. Everything is organized by story, in case you are looking for something in particular. Some books are listed more than once, as they are adaptations of multiple stories.

Arabian Nights
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey

The Ballad of Mulan
Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey

Beauty and the Beast
Belle by Cameron Dokey
Spirited by Nancy Holder
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli

Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Never After by Rebecca Lickiss
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
East by Edith Pattou

The Frog Prince
Never After by Rebecca Lickiss
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Water Song by Suzanne Weyn

The Little Mermaid
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié

Little Red Riding Hood
Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié

The Magic Flute
Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey

Golden by Cameron Dokey
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Out of the Wild by Sarah Best Durst
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Never After by Rebecca Lickiss
The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn

The Six Swans
The Swan Kingdom by Zoë Marriott

Sleeping Beauty
Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey
Never After by Rebecca Lickiss

Snow White
Snow by Tracy Lynn

Twelve Dancing Princesses
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn

The White Bride and the Black Bride
The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder

Multiple Fairy Tales
The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Out of the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Never After by Rebecca Lickiss

Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn (Anastasia- the last Grand Duchess)

Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story by Lisa Fielder (Romeo and Juliet)
Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors (Romeo and Juliet)
Ophelia by Lisa Klein (Hamlet)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Books: Faeries

Perhaps the most exciting things about faery books (or fairy, or faerie, or fae) is the multitude of ways in which authors interpret them. Some authors write faeries as the winged creatures of childhoos fantasies, others stick close to the Celtic mythology surrounding the creatures, and still others keep their versions somewhere in the middle or go off in completely original directions. This list keeps track of all the YA faery books I have read and recommend.

Modern Tales of Faerie by Holly Black


I was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm edited by Ellen Datlow

The Faerie Path Series by Frewin Jones
The Faerie Path
The Lost Queen

The Sorcerer King
The Immortal Realm
The Enchanted Quest
(Out 1/26/10)

The Wildwood Books by Juliet Marillier
Wildwood Dancing
Cybele's Secret

The Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely
Ink Exchange
Fragile Eternity
Radiant Shadows
(Out April 2010)

The Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Melling
The Hunter's Moon
The Summer King

The Light-Bearer's Daughter
The Book of Dreams

By Maggie Stiefvater
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

By Maryrose Wood
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out
How I Found the Perfect Dress
What I Wore to Save the World

Monday, September 7, 2009

Books: Vampires

If you read YA and have an internet connection, you've probably been through countless book lists on this theme. Vampires. They seem to be the "it" theme for YA books at the moment, with hundreds published in the last year alone. I imagine most of you have read quite a few variations on this theme. I know I have. Most of you will read through this list and only find a few books you haven't read. That's okay. These are the YA vampire books that I have read an enjoyed.

Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In the Forests of the Night

Demon in My View

Shattered Mirror

Midnight Predator

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine:

Glass Houses

The Dead Girls' Dance

Midnight Alley

Feast of Fools

Lord of Misrule

Carpe Corpus

Fade Out (Out 11/03/09)

House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast






Tempted (Out 10/27/09)

High School Bites by Liza Conrad

Blue Bloods Series by Melissa De La Cruz:

Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods: Masquerade

Blue Bloods: Revelations

Blue Bloods: The Van Alen Legacy (Out 10/06/09)

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Evernight Series by Claudia Gray



Hourglass (Out 04/09/10)

Good Ghoul's Series by Julie Kenner

The Good Ghoul's Guide to Getting Even

Good Ghoul's Do

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

The Blood Coven Series by Mari Mancusi

Boys that Bite

Stake That

Girls that Growl

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

Goth Books by Katie Maxwell

Got Fangs?

Circus of the Darned

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy


Shadow Kiss

Blood Promise

Sucks to be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley

The Colby Blanchard Series by Serena Robar

Braced 2 Bite

Fangs 4 Freaks

Dating 4 Demons

Vampire Kisses Series by Ellen Schreiber:

Vampire Kisses

Kissing Coffins


Dance with a Vampire

The Coffin Club

Royal Blood

Monday, July 20, 2009

Literary Agents

It's been requested that I attempt a new twitter directory. I had an idea for one, but it seems people want Literary Agents for YA books. I'm not quite at the point where I'm ready to start doing a exhaustive search for them, but if you know of any I'd like to be told. Comment on this post with the name, twitter name and agency name of any literary agents you know of who deal with writers of YA novels and non-fiction.

In the meantime, if your looking for agents readwritetweet is following a number of them.

When it's ready, the actual Literary Agent Twitter Directory will go here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Secret Society by Tom Dolby

Once you get in... you can never get out. Do you ever wonder how some people have it all? The best schools, the hottest parties, the priciest clothes, the easiest jobs? Maybe it's because they're part of a secret group. A secret society.
-Secret Society, back cover

I just finished reading an ARC of Tom Dolby's Secret Society. Set in New York City, it is the story of 4 students at one of Manhattan's most elite private schools. Nick is the son of one of the city's wealthiest families, hoping to amount to something of his own choosing- club promotion. Phoebe is a recent transplant from LA and an aspiring artist. Lauren is a teenage socialite whose interest in fashion is something more than the shallow amusement of her peers. Patch comes from a family of faded prominence and is hoping his filmmaking skills will get him some of the privileges sees his fellow students abuse.

When three of the four high school juniors are tapped as Initiates of the Society, everyones lives begin to change. First comes the privilege, as gifts and oppurtunities come their way effortlessly. Then comes fear, as they realize how much influence the Society has over their lives, and those of everyone around them. As the situation becomes fatal; Nick, Phoebe, Lauren and Patch have to decide who to rely on, and whether it is safe to cross the Society.

I've had an interest in secret societies for years, so when the oppurtunity came to get my hands on a book about them, I jumped on it. I began reading as soon as the book showed up at my door. The characters are a bit cliched, but the situation they are thrust into is unique and the way they deal with things is realistic. I would definitely reccommend this book looking for an entertaining read that isn't complete fluff.

*Contest: In Secret Society, the Society tattoos all Initiates with a small Ankh on the back of their necks. The Ankh is an Egyptian symbol for life. I'll be giving away an ARC of Tom Dolby's Secret Society, signed by the author. In order to be entered in the contest you must identify the following 3 symbols, their cultute of origin and their meaning. Comment with the answers to be entered.

Congratulations contest winner writeinspired. Email me at bloggingya@gmail.com with your name and address so I can mail your ARC to you ASAP.
The correct answers were:
#1 Buddhist symbol Lotus means purity
#2 The asclepius wand, or asclepius rod is is an ancient Greek symbol associated with astrology and with healing the sick through medicine. The rod of Asclepius symbolizes the healing arts by combining the serpent, which in shedding its skin is a symbol of rebirth and fertility, with the staff, a symbol of authority befitting the god of Medicine. (ancientsymbols.com)
#3Udjat: The sound eye of Horus. Symbolizes healing and protection.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Book Trailers

I'm putting together a new list. It's going to be a bit different this time. I'd like to link to/embed the book trailers anyone has for upcoming releases. I figure I'll do these every so-often, to keep up with with new books.

Right now the only one I have is the following.

1. Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater

2. Devil's Kiss By Sarwat Chadda

3. Another Faust By Daniel and Dina Nayeri

4. Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

5. When Mike Kissed Emma By Christina Marciniak

6. So Punk Rock: And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother By Micol & David Ostow

7. Under My Skin By Judith Graves

So comment with links to any other book trailers you know of. My only stipulations are a) It muyst be for a YA Book and b)It must not have come out yet (if it comes out tomorrow, that's fine).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Can't Write Book Reviews

This isn't a book review. Let's get that stated right off the bat. Book reviews require plot summaries and a semi-organized layout of different aspects of the book being reviewed. This is more off the cuff.

I just finished reading Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti. It came out earlier this month and has been on my Amazon Wishlist since I stumbled across her blog on LiveJournal a few months ago. Since this not a book review, I should let you know that more information on Waiting for You is available here.

I usually avoid books where the main character is suffering from some sort of mild or severe mental illness, be it depression, attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorder or any other thing that qualifies a person as "messed up." When I read books with these kinds of characters, I need the voice and the experience to be authentic. Maybe it's just the books I happen to have read, but there's always something that seems just slightly off.

Usually it's the amount of focus that's put on whatever disorder the character suffers from. A lot of characters seemed defined by what makes them messed up. They exhibit symptoms constantly and always have their medical problems on their minds. As far as my experience goes, this just isn't authentic.

The lack of focus on Marisa's anxiety disorder, is what makes her so relatable for me. She mentions her initial symptoms and past treatment at the begining of the novel. During the middle of the book there are a few brief mentions of things a therapist said and there are times when you can subtly see the anxiety cause her to do things that aren't typical. Everything creeps up slowly and stays in the background. Marisa is much more focused on issues with her boyfriend, changes in her friendship with Sterling and figuring out her relationship with Nash.

And Marisa does hit a low point with her anxiety. However, even as Marisa hit her "rock bottom" she is realizing what's going wrong and taking the actions to fix it. She doesn't wallow in any sort of self despair, and the reader doesn't have to muddle through any flowy, metaphor-ridden passages about how crappy Marisa is feeling.

In short, this is a book with a messed character, not a book about a character being messed up. I recommend Waiting for You to anyone who is looking for a book with a flawed character who is not defined by her flaws. I have read Colasanti's first novel, When it Happens which I enjoyed. I also have copy of her second novel, Take Me There sitting in my room. I will definitely be getting around to that book sooner.

*Side note: I love the cover's of all three of Susane Colasanti's books, with their hidden faces

What Do You Think?: What books do you think handle this kind of subject with well-developed characters? While also being good reads, of course.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Indie Bookstores

There's nothing better than an independent bookstore. My town has The Book Revue. It's the largest indie bookseller on Long Island. Comment about your local indie. Pictures appreciated.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

YA Reviewers, Bloggers and Other Notables on Twitter

YA Reviewers, Bloggers and Other Notables

  1. The Alternative Teen Services Blog @yalibrarian
  2. Book Chic Club @bookchicclub
  3. Book Divas @bookdivas
  4. Book Kung Fu @book_kungfu
  5. Bookgirl's Bookshelf @bookgirl1212
  6. Bookish Ruth (Ruth King) @BookishRuth
  7. Books in 140 @booksin140
  8. ChickLit Teens (Jessica) @chicklitteens
  9. The Compulsive Reader @compelledtoread
  10. Enchanting Reviews @enchantingya
  11. Five Awesome YA Fans @5awesomeyafans
  12. Flux Books @fluxbooks
  13. Frenetic Reader @khyrinthia
  14. Harper Teen @harperteen
  15. Just One More Book @justonemorebook
  16. Kiss My Book @kissmybook
  17. Melissa's Bookshelf @melsbookshelf
  18. OPWFT @opwft
  19. Penguin Teen @penguinteen
  20. Plug Into Reading @plugintoreading
  21. Read This Book @readingthisbook
  22. Read Write Tweet @readwritetweet
  23. Reader Girlz @readergirlz
  24. Reviewer X @reviewerx
  25. Royal Reads (Melanie Sullivan) @royalreads
  26. Sarah Woodard @Sarahbear9789
  27. Shelly Burns @writereader
  28. The Story Siren @thestorysiren
  29. Tarie S. @taries
  30. Teen Fiction Cafe @Teenfictioncafe
  31. TheTenners.com @thetenners
  32. Want My YA (Heather M. Riley) @heathermriley
  33. YA Authors @yaauthors
  34. YA Book Realm @YaBookRealm
  35. YA Book Realseases (Kaila) @yabookreleases
  36. YA Edge @YAedge
  37. YA Good Bad and Ugly @yagoodbadugly
  38. YA Highway @yahighway
  39. YA Literature Review @YALitReview
  40. YA Reads @yaReads
  41. YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) @yalsa
  42. Yathenaeum @YAthenaeum

*New additions in red.

Comment below if you have any to add or see any mistakes. You can also follow me on twitter @tweetingya.

YA Characters on Twitter

Characters from YA Books on Twitter (Alphabetical by Author)

  1. Madison Macallister (Jennifer Banash's Elite Series) @madmacallister
  2. Casey McCloy (Jennifer Banash's Elite Series) @casey_mccloy
  3. Drew Van Allen (Jennifer Banash's Elite Series) @drew_van_allen
  4. Kirsty McInnes (Diane Curran's Bilby Creek series) @kirstymcinnes
  5. Luke Radcliffe (Diane Curran's Bilby Creek series) @lukeradcliffe
  6. Chloe Watkins (Diane Curran's Bilby Creek series) @chloewatkins
  7. Paige Andrews (Micol Ostow's Bradford series) @frontpaige
  8. Spencer Grace (Micol Ostow's Bradford series) @goldengirl1
  9. Regan Stanford (Micol Ostow's Bradford series) @california_chic
  10. Madison Takahashi (Micol Ostow's Bradford series) @madison_ave
  11. Jen5 (Jon Skovron's Struts and Frets) @kickass_artist
  12. Flora Segunda (Yasabeau Wilce's Flora series) @crackpothall
  13. Chloe-Grace Star (J.A. Yang’s Exclusively Chloe) @chloegracestar

*New updates in red.

Comment below if you have any to add or see any mistakes. You can also follow me on twitter @tweetingya.

Authors on Twitter

List of YA authors with Twitter accounts:

Author Twitters

  1. Susan Adrian @susan_adrian
  2. Katie Alender @katiealender
  3. Jill S. Alexander @jillsalexander
  4. Tara Altebrando @taraaltebrando
  5. Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich @olugbemisola
  6. Laurie Halse Anderson @halseanderson
  7. R. J. Anderson @rjanderson
  8. Ann Angel @annangel
  9. Joelle Anthony @joellewrites
  10. Kelley Armstrong @kelleyarmstrong
  11. Amanda Ashby @amandaashby
  12. Elizabeth Atkinson @tweenbooks
  13. Andrew Auseon @andrewauseon
  14. Kim Baccellia @ixtumea
  15. Pam Bachorz @peripam
  16. Cyn Balog @cynbalog
  17. Jennifer Banash @jenniferbanash
  18. Tracey Baptiste @traceybaptiste
  19. Jennifer Lynn Barnes @jenlynnbarnes
  20. Vanessa Barneveld @vanessab73
  21. Lauren Barnholdt @laurenbarnholdt
  22. Martin Bartloff @mbartloff
  23. Amber Dawn Bell @amberdawnbell
  24. Clare Bell @rathacat
  25. Sara Bennett Wealer @sbennettwealer
  26. Robin Benway @robinbenway
  27. Amanda Berlin @amandaberlin
  28. Josh Berk @joshberkbooks
  29. Jonathan Bernstein @jbpeevish
  30. Shane Berryhill @shaneberryhill
  31. Lauren Bjorkman @laurenbjorkman
  32. Holly Black @hollyblack
  33. Josie Bloss @josiebloss
  34. Coe Booth @coebooth
  35. Alexandra Bracken @alexbracken
  36. Robin Brande @robinbrande
  37. Libba Bray @libbabray
  38. Leigh Brescia @leighbrescia
  39. Heather Brewer @heatherbrewer
  40. Kate Brian @kate_brian
  41. Jennifer Brown @jennifunny
  42. Susan Taylor Brown @susanwrites
  43. Teri Brown @teribrownwrites
  44. Jessica Burkhart @jessicaburkhart
  45. Sarah Burningham @sarahburningham
  46. Meg Cabot @megcabot
  47. Rachel Caine @rachelcaine
  48. Chelsea Campbell @kaerfel
  49. Janet Lee Carey @janetleecarey
  50. Ally Carter @officiallyally
  51. Kay Cassidy @kaycassidy
  52. Cecil Castellucci @cecilseaskull
  53. Crissa Chappell @crissachappell
  54. Kathy Charles @kacharles
  55. Paula Chase Hyman @paulachy
  56. Tera Lynn Childs @teralynnchilds
  57. Cassandra Clare @cassieclare
  58. Rosemary Clement-Moore @rclementmoore
  59. Marina Cohen @marinacohen
  60. Susane Colasanti @susanecolasanti
  61. Eoin Colfer @eoincolfer
  62. Deborah Copeland @authorgrl
  63. Sarah Cross @thesarahcross
  64. Holly Cupala @hollycupala
  65. Diane Curran @chickollage
  66. Sarah Darer Littman @sarahdarerlitt
  67. Melissa de la Cruz @melissadelacruz
  68. Kimberly Derting @kimberlyderting
  69. Bree Despain @breedespain
  70. Sarah Dessen @sarahdessen
  71. Julia Devillers @juliadevillers
  72. Cory Doctorow @doctorow
  73. Jaclyn Dolamore @jackiedolamore
  74. Tom Dolby @tomdolby
  75. Diane Duane @dduane
  76. Kathleen Duey @kathleenduey
  77. Sarah Beth Durst @sarahbethdurst
  78. J.T. Dutton @jtdutton
  79. Anthony Eaton @anthonyeaton
  80. Daniel Ehrenhaft @danielehrenhaft
  81. Ann Einstein @authorann
  82. Simone Elkeles @simoneelkeles
  83. Beth Fehlbaum @bethfehlbaum
  84. Becca Fitzpatrick @becfitzpatrick
  85. Janet S. Fox @janetsfox
  86. Angie Frazier @angie_frazier
  87. Neil Gaiman @neilhimself
  88. Liz Gallagher @lizgallagherliz
  89. Jeannine Garsee @onegrapeshy
  90. Margie Gelbwasser @margiegelb
  91. Linda Gerber @gerbsan
  92. K.L. Going @klgoing
  93. Veronica Goldbach @vgoldbach
  94. Christina D. Gonzalez @christinadg
  95. Alison Goodman @alisongoodman
  96. Daphne Grab @daphnegrab
  97. Michael Grant @thefayz
  98. Alan Gratz @alan_gratz
  99. Judith Graves @tracewords
  100. Claudia Gray @claudiagray
  101. John Green @realjohngreen
  102. Lisa Greenwald @lisagreenwald
  103. Lorie Ann Grover @lorieanngrover
  104. Emily Hainsworth @emily_ya
  105. Megan Kelley Hall @megankelleyhall
  106. Brendan Halpin @bhalpin
  107. Jenny Han @jennyhan
  108. S.A. Harazin @saharazin
  109. Sara Hantz @sarahantz
  110. Brent Hartinger @brenthartinger
  111. Alyxandra Harvey @alyxandrah
  112. Natalie Hatch @nataliehatch
  113. Louise Hawes @louisehawes
  114. Rachel Hawkins @ladyhawkins
  115. Jen Hayley @jenwriter
  116. Justina Chen Headley @justinaheadley
  117. Karen Healey @kehealey
  118. Linda Oatman High @lindaoatmanhigh
  119. Ellen Hopkins @ellenhopkinsya
  120. Anthony Horowitz @anthonyhorowitz
  121. Simmone Howell @postteen
  122. Kirsten Hubbard @kirstenhubbard
  123. Mandy Hubbard @mandyhubbard
  124. Catherine Ryan Hyde @cryanhyde
  125. Denise Jaden @denisejaden
  126. Anna Jarzab @ajarzab
  127. Stacey Jay @stacey_jay
  128. Mark Jeffrey @markjeffrey
  129. Maureen Johnson @maureenjohnson
  130. Varian Johnson @varianjohnson
  131. Carrie Jones @carriejonesbook
  132. Danielle Joseph @daniellejoseph1
  133. Stacey Kade @staceykade
  134. Jill Kargman @jillkargman
  135. Julie Kenner @juliekenner
  136. Deborah Kerbel @deborahkerbel
  137. A.S. King @as_king
  138. Heidi S. Kling @seaheidi
  139. Jo Knowles @joknowles
  140. William Kostakis @williamkostakis
  141. Stephanie Kuehnert @writerstephanie
  142. Marie Lamba @marielamba
  143. Margo Lanagan @margolanagan
  144. Justine Larbalestier @justinelavaworm
  145. Jeanine Le Ny @jeanineleny
  146. Jessica Leader @jessicaleader
  147. Y.S. Lee @yinglee
  148. J.S. Lewis @jonslewis
  149. Anita Liberty @anitaliberty
  150. Mary Lindsey @marylindsey
  151. Cynthea Liu @cynthea
  152. Lesley Livingston @leslivingston
  153. Malinda Lo @malindalo
  154. E. Lockhart @elockhart
  155. Cara Lockwood @caralockwood
  156. Greg Logsted @greglogsted
  157. Lauren Baratz Logsted @laurenbaratzl
  158. Kiki Lon @kikilon
  159. Rita Lorraine @ritalorraine
  160. Lotus Lowenstein @lotuslowenstein
  161. Eric Luper @ericluper
  162. Barry Lyga @barrylyga
  163. Deborah Lytton @deborahlytton
  164. J.E. Macleod@jemacleod
  165. Sarah MacLean@sarahmaclean
  166. Lisa Madigan @lkmadigan
  167. Bennett Madison @bennettmadison
  168. Sandra Malench @sandramalench
  169. Donna Maloy @donnamaloy
  170. Marianne Mancusi @mariannemancusi
  171. Laura Manivong @lauramanivong
  172. Lisa Mantchev @lisamantchev
  173. Christine Marciniak @ckmarciniak
  174. Melissa Marr @melissa_marr
  175. Georgia McBride-Wohl @georgia_mcbride
  176. C. Lee McKenzie @cleemckenzie
  177. Lisa McMann @lisa_mcmann
  178. Neesha Meminger @neeshamem
  179. Kate Messner @katemessner
  180. Richelle Mead @richellemead
  181. Dawn Metcalf @dawnmetcalf
  182. Saundra Mitchell @saundramitchell
  183. Sarah Mlynowski @sarahmlynowski
  184. Rebecca Moesta @rebeccamoesta
  185. Tee Morris @teemonster
  186. Kirsty Murray @kirstymurray
  187. Alyson Noel @alysonnoel
  188. Dina Nayeri Viergutz @dinanv
  189. Sarah Ockler @sarahockler
  190. Claudia Osmond @claudiaosmond
  191. Micol Ostow @micolz
  192. Robin Palmer @robinpalmer
  193. Kelly Parra @kparra
  194. Jackson Pearce @jacksonpearce
  195. Mary Pearson @marypearson
  196. Parker Peevyhouse @parkerpeevy
  197. Marlene Perez @marperez
  198. Mitali Perkins @mitaliperkins
  199. Diana Peterfreund @dpeterfreund
  200. Aprilynne Pike @aprilynnepike
  201. Cindy Pon @cindypon
  202. Sarah Prineas @sprineas
  203. Cheryl Rainfield @cherylrainfield
  204. Deborah Reber @smartgirlsknow
  205. Sarah Rees Brennan @sarahreesbrenna
  206. Dia Reeves @diareeves
  207. Karen Rivers @karenrivers
  208. Dana Reinhardt @dsreinhardt
  209. Chris Rettstatt @rettstatt
  210. Rick Riordan @camphalfblood
  211. Serena Robar @serenarobar
  212. Christine Rose @christinerose
  213. Bev Katz Rosenbaum @bevrosenbaum
  214. Penni Russon @eglantinescake
  215. Carrie Ryan @carrieryan
  216. Sara Ryan @ryansara
  217. Lilith Saintcrow @lilithsaintcrow
  218. Lisa Ann Sandell @lisaannsandell
  219. John Scalzi @scalzi
  220. Laura Schaefer @teashopgirl
  221. Robyn Schneider @robynschneider
  222. Lisa Schroeder @lisa_schroeder
  223. Mindi Scott @mindi_scott
  224. Adam Selzer @adamselzer
  225. Sandee Sglargata @sandeesglargata
  226. Shana Silver @shanasilver
  227. Courtney Sheinmel @courtneywrites
  228. Yasmin Shiraz @yasminshiraz
  229. Neal Shusterman @nealshusterman
  230. Janni Lee Simner @innaj
  231. Linda Joy Singleton @lindajoysinglet
  232. Jon Skovron @jonnyskov
  233. Jeri Smith-Ready @jsmithready
  234. Kristina Springer @tinaspringer
  235. Rhonda Stapleton @rhondastapleton
  236. Maggie Stiefvater @mstiefvater
  237. Courtney Summers @courtney_s
  238. Gillian Summers @gilliansummers
  239. Sarah Sumpolec @sarahsumpolec
  240. Charity Tahmaseb & Darcy Vance @geekgirlx2
  241. Nikki Tate @writergrrrl
  242. Brooke Taylor @brooketaylorboo
  243. Wendy Toliver @wendytoliver
  244. Scott Tracey @scott_tracey
  245. Tiffany Trent @tiffanytrent
  246. Gaby Triana @gabytriana
  247. Kristin Tubb @ktubb
  248. Anne Van @eastlake1889
  249. Susan van Hecke @susanvh
  250. Darcy Vance & Charity Tahmaseb @geekgirlx2
  251. Rachel Vincent @rachelkvincent
  252. Siobhan Vivian @siobhanvivian
  253. Hilary Wagner @hilarywagner1
  254. Melissa Walker @melissacwalker
  255. Diana Wallach @dianarwallach
  256. Gabrielle Wang @gabriellewang
  257. Robin Wasserman @robinwasserman
  258. Jennifer Weiner @jenniferweiner
  259. Christine Weiser @cweisnernovels
  260. Scott Westerfeld @scottwesterfeld
  261. Deborah Wiles @deborahwiles
  262. Ebony Wilkins @ebonyjoy
  263. Lili Wilkinson @twitofalili
  264. Maryrose Wood @maryrose_wood
  265. J.A. Yang @jayang
  266. Suzanne Young @suzanne_young
  267. Sara Zarr @sarazarr
  268. Lara Zielin @larazielin
  269. Michelle Zink @michellezink
  270. Bridget Zinn @bridgetzinn

    *New additions in red.

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Hello everyone! My name is Alessandra Lee and this is my YA Blog. I've created it to host my lists of YA authors on twitter, YA characters of twitter and YA blogs on twitter. I'm hoping to add more content soon. I'm new to blogspot, so please excuse any mistakes I make at the beginning. The content will be up shortly, I'm in the process of adding new twitterers.

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