YA Got Mail! Link round-up (February 6).


​Welcome to YA Got Mail!, our weekly link round-up. What else is happening in the YA world?

Author Affairs

The Huffington Post about her novel Out of Darkness. Marie Marquardt talked about immigration and all the research she did to write Dream Things True over at Latinos Kids in Lit.

Over at Tor.com, Veronica Rossi talked about developing a solid writing practice while drafting Riders. Tor.com also peeked at the secret history behind Brandon Sanderson’s new Mistborn novella.

At Barnes & Noble’s teen blog, 16 YA authors discussed their personal lives as part of the Open Mic column.

Margarita Engle talked memoirs and writing with Edi Campbell.

Ruta Sepetys talked to Publisher’s Weekly about Out of the Easy and writing historical fiction. Victoria Aveyard also stopped by Publisher’s Weekly to discuss her Red Queen series and her rising career.

In the Community

Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree won the overall Costa Book Award, the first YA novel to do so in 11 years. The Telegraph looked at why The Lie Tree really is the best book of the year, while The Irish Times discussed how Hardinge’s win is a win for all YA authors. The Independent hoped it would change the face of children’s fiction going forward, declaring now a ‘golden age.’

​Our friends at Flatiron Press talked to Publisher’s Weekly about their imprint and their debut YAs, If I Was Your Girl and American Girls. Our friends at Harlequin Teen also stopped by Publisher’s Weekly to announce that they were launching a new imprint in conjunction with Seventeen magazine.

Den of Geek looked at the slate of onscreen YA, including “The 100” and The 5th Wave movie adaptation. Take the Epic Reads Quiz to find out which YA revolution you should join.

NBF created an after-school reading club for LGBTQ teens.

Jen at Pop! Goes The Reader created beautiful wallpapers for Shaun Hutchinson’s We Are The Ants.

A documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin earned 70% funding on Kickstarter in under a day.

Rowling revealed more details about the expanded Harry Potter universe, including the location of new schools. Natalie Zutter broke down what this means for the world over at Tor.com. Meanwhile, over at Buzzfeed, comic artist floccinaucinihilipilification’s latest Dumbledore comics are featured, and they are wonderful.

List Fulfillment

Buzzfeed wants to know how many of these YA books you’ve read. We prefer our list – which groups series together and focuses on more than the YA books everybody knows.

Bustled rounded up their top 16 YA releases for February and 13 horror novels for those looking for a scare. The teens at the Arlington Public Library made a list recommending YA books to their favorite Hamilton characters.

Publisher’s Weekly created a round-up of the most anticipated children’s and YA books of spring 2016, while Pop Crush shared their top 10 most anticipated YA titles of the month.

Teen Vogue curated a list of 8 black female authors, the books they’ve written, and the books that inspire them.

YA Got Mail! round-ups done by Tara Hackley and Nicole Brinkley.


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Tara Hackley

Tara is a twenty-something with a love of writing, animals, and life. She's usually reading or writing but if she's not, she's out finding her next great adventure.

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