We are thrilled to share that After the Fire by Will Hill is an Amazon Best Book of 2018 in the Young Adult Category!
Read below for more about the book and the author.
We are happy to share trade reviews across of all our imprints this week! Read below for more details.
We are happy to share trade reviews for titles across all of our imprints this week. Read below for all the details.
We are happy to share that As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti is a December Indie Next Pick for YA Crossover titles, Now in Paperback!
Indie Next lists are drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, and recognize books that are making an impact within the bookselling community and with readers.
Read below for more about As You Wish and the author.
About As You Wish
About the Author
Chelsea Sedoti fell in love with writing at a young age after discovering that making up stories was more fun than doing her schoolwork. (Her teachers didn’t always appreciate this.) She now focuses that passion by writing about flawed teenagers who are also afraid of growing up, like in her novels, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and As You Wish. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she avoids casinos but loves roaming the Mojave Desert. Visit her at chelseasedoti.com and on Twitter @ChelseaSedoti.
We are excited to announce that Paper Hearts by Ali Novak is a 2018 YALSA Teen's Top Ten Pick!
The Teens Top Ten list is a teens choice list where teens nominate their favorite books for the year. Readers from 8 to 12 vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week (a YALSA event). Paper Hearts is joined by some of the top titles in the young adult category, including titles by John Green, Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, Stephanie Garber, Jason Reynolds, Laini Taylor, and Sarah Dessen!
To date Sourcebooks Fire has had four Teens’ Top Ten titles: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp, My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak, and Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan join Paper Hearts.
Read more about Paper Hearts
About the Author:
Ali Novak writes contemporary young adult romance and is a recent graduate of the University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program. She wrote her first full length novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, at the age of fifteen. Since posting the story online, it has received more than 33 million reads and is now published by Sourcebooks Fire.
Visit her online at alinovak.com and on Twitter @Fallzswimmer.
We are happy to share reviews for titles across all of our imprints! Read below for more details.
We are happy to share trade reviews for our titles across all our imprints. Read below for all the details!
We are happy to share trade reviews across all our imprints this week. Read below for all the details!
This week, we are so excited to celebrate the FOUR Sourcebooks authors with books on national bestseller lists. And just in time for the holidays!
A HUGE congratulations to Bill, Adam and Andy, Marieke, and Natasha. It’s been an incredible year and we can’t wait to see what next year brings!
We are beyond excited to celebrate that This Is Where It Ends, after 24 weeks on the bestseller list, is now the #1 NEW YORK TIMES young adult hardcover bestseller!
The success of This Is Where It Ends is really kind of remarkable considering that the Marieke is Dutch, English is her second language, and she’s written a story about a high school shooting in an Alabama small town.
Nijkamp’s conversation with a friend about gun safety and school violence left her with so many questions that a story began to form in the back of her mind, and the voices of characters who wanted to tell their story. As a writer, this was something she had never quite experienced before.
“At first it felt incredibly intimating, and I felt completely unequipped to talk about it," says Nijkamp. "But I started working on the book because I was feeling confused and baffled by how often these situations happen and how horrendous they are. I wanted to explore that and find a way to better understand.”
And that’s what makes This Is Where It Ends special. Marieke captures the minds of teens experiencing a horrific situation, and has created a safe space in which teens and adults can discuss this extremely difficult subject that is unfortunately so much a part of their lives now. Marieke has met with over 25 teen book clubs over the past several months. We heard from one teacher that the book went through an entire group of students in four days, and from a librarian who, after having a number of students read it, had a line outside her office the next morning – they just had to talk about the book.
This is an important moment for young adult literature. It isn't every day that a young adult with queer girl main characters tops the New York Times list. It's been an incredible journey for Marieke and her debut novel, and we look forward to seeing how many more lives this amazing book touches. Thank you to all of you who made this possible.
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