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LitStack Review: ROAR by Cora Carmack

Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Tor Teen ISBN-10: 0765386313 In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom […]


Book Launch: The Sky Throne by Christopher Ledbetter

Title: THE SKY THRONE Author: Chris Ledbetter Pub. Date: April 18, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete. When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend […]

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Blue Voyageblue voyage
Diana Renn
(YA) Viking

Zan is a politician’s daughter and an adrenaline junkie. Whether she’s rock climbing or shoplifting, she loves to live on the edge. But she gets more of a rush than she bargained for on a forced mother–daughter bonding trip to Turkey, where she finds herself in the crosshairs of an antiquities smuggling ring. These criminals believe that Zan can lead them to an ancient treasure that’s both priceless and cursed. Until she does so, she and her family are in grave danger. Zan’s quest to save the treasure—and the lives of people she cares about—leads her from the sparkling Mediterranean, to the bustle of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, to the eerie and crumbling caves of Cappadocia. But it seems that nowhere is safe, and there’s only so high she can climb before everything comes tumbling down.



Cover Reveal: Drawn by Chris Ledbetter

We are so excited about this upcoming release from LitStack friend and extraordinary YA debut author Chris Ledbetter. If you love YA, mystery and suspense, then you will devour Drawn from Evernight Teen. Look for Drawn launching in June. Synopsis Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, […]


David Baldacci to Write YA Fantasy

NEW YORK (AP) — David Baldacci has decided to enter the fantasy world. The best-selling thriller writer has a deal with Scholastic Inc. for a young adult novel, “The Finisher.” Scholastic, a top children’s publisher, announced Monday that the book is scheduled to come out in March. Baldacci’s book will feature 14-year-old Vega Jane and […]


LitStack Interview with Phoebe North

Last year, in our Emerging Author segment, we had the pleasure of interviewing Phoebe North, whose debut novel, Starglass has just been released. Recently, I sat down with Phoebe to discuss the first installment of her YA SciFi duology, her experience as a newly published author and what she hopes the future will bring. Be […]


Book Trailer: Reboot by Amy Tintera

In this fast-paced dystopian thrill ride, a seventeen-year-old girl rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier . . . until she is given an order she refuses to obey. Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes, she came back […]


Strange Chemistry Signs M. G. Buehrlen in Two Book YA Fantasy Deal

Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, has signed M. G. Buehrlen, in a two-book World English Rights deal concluded by Strange Chemistry’s editor Amanda Rutter and Holly Root of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. The first of these two books – The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare – will be published in […]


Cassandra Rose Clarke Signs on for Two More with Strange Chemistry

Strange Chemistry has signed up Cassandra Rose Clarke for another two novels, set in the same world as The Assassin’s Curse/The Pirate’s Wish duology. The deal was done between Amanda Rutter and Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. The two novels will be called The Wizard’s Promise and The Nobleman’s Revenge, with the […]


Featured Author Review: ‘Messenger’ by Lois Lowry

Messenger Lois Lowry Houghton Mifflin ISBN 0-618-40441-4 —♦— In Messenger, Lois Lowry’s third book in The Giver quartet, Matty is a young teen in a utopian community simply called Village. Jonas, the main character in The Giver and Village’s Leader, worries about the fate of their peaceful existence. The evil Trade Master has come on […]