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The Frenzy Five is a reoccurring Q&A series where we ask YA authors the kind of things you really want to know! This week sararaasch, author of Snow Like Ashes, is up to the challenge.
1. If you could have coffee with any author who would it be? 
Sharon Shinn! Her fantasy series, the Twelve Houses, was a HUGE inspiration to me.
 2. What are the top 3 most-played songs in your home?
At the moment, I’d say Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips, Say Something by A Great Big World/Christina Aguilera, and Ever After by Marianas Trench. All book-related songs, of course! The MOST played song in my house currently, though, is hands-down Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars. I’m drafting Book 3, and it embodies SO MANY of the relationships/emotions that the characters are dealing with. I cannot properly express my love for this song.

3. What was your favourite book as a teenager? 
In reference to question #1 — the Twelve Houses series! Those books still make me insanely happy. The world is so rich, the characters so dimensional, and the story so, so epic.
4. What is your favourite way to waste time?
The Zutara tag on Tumblr.

5. Describe your book in five words.
Badass soldier girl seeking freedom.
Thanks, Sara!
Snow Like Ashes, Sara’s debut fantasy novel, is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny. It’s available in stores now! 

Yay!
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sararaasch:

hccfrenzy:

The Frenzy Five is a reoccurring Q&A series where we ask YA authors the kind of things you really want to know! This week sararaasch, author of Snow Like Ashes, is up to the challenge.
1. If you could have coffee with any author who would it be? 
Sharon Shinn! Her fantasy series, the Twelve Houses, was a HUGE inspiration to me.
 2. What are the top 3 most-played songs in your home?
At the moment, I’d say Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips, Say Something by A Great Big World/Christina Aguilera, and Ever After by Marianas Trench. All book-related songs, of course! The MOST played song in my house currently, though, is hands-down Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars. I’m drafting Book 3, and it embodies SO MANY of the relationships/emotions that the characters are dealing with. I cannot properly express my love for this song.

3. What was your favourite book as a teenager? 
In reference to question #1 — the Twelve Houses series! Those books still make me insanely happy. The world is so rich, the characters so dimensional, and the story so, so epic.
4. What is your favourite way to waste time?
The Zutara tag on Tumblr.

5. Describe your book in five words.
Badass soldier girl seeking freedom.
Thanks, Sara!
Snow Like Ashes, Sara’s debut fantasy novel, is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny. It’s available in stores now! 

Yay!
Zoom Info
sararaasch:

hccfrenzy:

The Frenzy Five is a reoccurring Q&A series where we ask YA authors the kind of things you really want to know! This week sararaasch, author of Snow Like Ashes, is up to the challenge.
1. If you could have coffee with any author who would it be? 
Sharon Shinn! Her fantasy series, the Twelve Houses, was a HUGE inspiration to me.
 2. What are the top 3 most-played songs in your home?
At the moment, I’d say Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips, Say Something by A Great Big World/Christina Aguilera, and Ever After by Marianas Trench. All book-related songs, of course! The MOST played song in my house currently, though, is hands-down Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars. I’m drafting Book 3, and it embodies SO MANY of the relationships/emotions that the characters are dealing with. I cannot properly express my love for this song.

3. What was your favourite book as a teenager? 
In reference to question #1 — the Twelve Houses series! Those books still make me insanely happy. The world is so rich, the characters so dimensional, and the story so, so epic.
4. What is your favourite way to waste time?
The Zutara tag on Tumblr.

5. Describe your book in five words.
Badass soldier girl seeking freedom.
Thanks, Sara!
Snow Like Ashes, Sara’s debut fantasy novel, is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny. It’s available in stores now! 

Yay!
Zoom Info

sararaasch:

hccfrenzy:

The Frenzy Five is a reoccurring Q&A series where we ask YA authors the kind of things you really want to know! This week sararaasch, author of Snow Like Ashes, is up to the challenge.

1. If you could have coffee with any author who would it be?

Sharon Shinn! Her fantasy series, the Twelve Houses, was a HUGE inspiration to me.

2. What are the top 3 most-played songs in your home?

At the moment, I’d say Raging Fire by Phillip Phillips, Say Something by A Great Big World/Christina Aguilera, and Ever After by Marianas Trench. All book-related songs, of course! The MOST played song in my house currently, though, is hands-down Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars. I’m drafting Book 3, and it embodies SO MANY of the relationships/emotions that the characters are dealing with. I cannot properly express my love for this song.

3. What was your favourite book as a teenager?

In reference to question #1 — the Twelve Houses series! Those books still make me insanely happy. The world is so rich, the characters so dimensional, and the story so, so epic.

4. What is your favourite way to waste time?

The Zutara tag on Tumblr.

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5. Describe your book in five words.

Badass soldier girl seeking freedom.

Thanks, Sara!

Snow Like Ashes, Sara’s debut fantasy novel, is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny. It’s available in stores now! 

Yay!

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Summer 2015 Cover Reveals: Contemporary

We’ve been revealing our summer 2015 covers this week and today we have five contemporary YA books to share with you. Get ready for a feast for your eyes and your shelf! See more cover reveals here!

TINY PRETTY THINGS by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

-On sale  May 26, 2015!
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TINY PRETTY THINGS digs beneath the practiced poise of a cutthroat Manhattan ballet academy, where three young protagonists all fight for prima position while navigating secrets, lies, and the pressure that comes with being prodigies.

Free-spirited new girl Giselle just wants to dance – but the very act might kill her. Upper East Side-bred Bette lives in the all-encompassing shadow of her ballet star sister, but the weight of family expectations brings out a dangerous edge in her. Perfectionist June forever stands in the wings as an understudy, but now she’s willing to do whatever it takes – even push someone out the way – to take the stage.

In a world where every other dancer is both friend and foe, the girls have formed the tenuous bond that comes with being the best of the best. But when New York City Ballet Conservatory newbie Giselle is cast as the lead in The Nutcracker – opposite Bette’s longtime love Alec – the competition turns deadly.

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THE COST OF ALL THINGS by Maggie Lehrman

-On sale May 12, 2015
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets We Were Liars in this thought-provoking, brilliantly written, and totally original realistic contemporary debut about three teens who must deal with the consequences of spells cast on them in the wake of their classmate’s sudden death.


“The most creepily awesome cautionary tale ever. Magic—or hekame—does exist, and wishes can be granted…but always at a cost. Brilliant, provocative, and absolutely spellbinding.”
   — Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of The Infinite Moment of Us



“Maggie Lehrman nimbly reveals secrets wrapped around our most basic need. The Cost of All Things is a walk of the soul.”
   — Rita Williams-Garcia, Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

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KISSING IN AMERICA by Margo Rabb

- On sale May 26, 2015
- Add to your Goodreads!

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Sixteen-year-old Eva has never been in love. But when she meets Will, everything changes. With him, her grief over her father’s death fades, and she can escape from her difficult relationship with her mother. Then, without any warning, Will picks up and moves to California. So Eva—with the help of her best friend, Annie—concocts a plan to travel across the country to see him again. As they leave New York City for the first time and road-trip across America, they encounter cowboys, kudzu, and tiny towns without stoplights. Along the way, Eva and Annie learn the truth about love and all its complexities.

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IMPROBABLE THEORY OF ANA & ZAK by Brian Katcher

- On sale May 19, 2015
- Add to your Goodreads!

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The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Book Award-winning author Brian Katcher’s hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens recovering from heartbreak and discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date.

It all begins when Ana Watson’s little brother, Clayton, secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to the Washingcon sci-fi convention on what should have been a normal, résumé-building school trip.

If slacker Zak Duquette hadn’t talked up the geek fan fest so much, maybe Clayton wouldn’t have broken nearly every school rule or jeopardized Ana’s last shot at freedom from her uptight parents.

Now, teaming up with Duquette is the only way for Ana to chase down Clayton in the sea of orcs, zombies, bikini-clad princesses, Trekkies, and Smurfs. After all, one does not simply walk into Washingcon.

But in spite of Zak’s devil-may-care attitude, he has his own reasons for being as lost as Ana-and Ana may have more in common with him than she thinks. Ana and Zak certainly don’t expect the long crazy night, which begins as a nerdfighter manhunt, to transform into so much more…

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A SENSE OF THE INFINITE by Hilary T. Smith

- On sale May 19, 2015
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It’s senior year of high school, and Annabeth is ready—ready for everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been planning and dreaming. But there are some things Annabeth isn’t prepared for, like the constant presence of Noe’s new boyfriend. Like how her relationship with her mom is wearing and fraying. And like the way the secret she’s been keeping hidden deep inside her for years has started clawing at her insides, making it harder to eat or even breathe.

But most especially, she isn’t prepared to lose Noe.

For years, Noe has anchored Annabeth and set their joint path. Now Noe is drifting in another direction, making new plans and dreams that don’t involve Annabeth. Without Noe’s constant companionship, Annabeth’s world begins to crumble. But as a chain of events pulls Annabeth further and further away from Noe, she finds herself closer and closer to discovering who she’s really meant to be—with her best friend or without.

Favourite books of 2014 - Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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