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YA Round-up: August 2017

Another month gone, and we’re getting closer and closer to 2018 – and the potential it holds for the YA scene! It’s easy to get excited especially since we’re coming close to the holidays and the New Year (trust us, it’s only September but it’ll be all over in a flash) – but we can’t forget the present! Or, in this case, the recent past. And this past month has been filled to the brim with interesting stuff, from cover reveals to overlooked books, to the mysterious workings of a bestseller list…

Sound intriguing to you guys? Then dig in! Check out our round-up for this month – and see you next month!

News:

“Ash Princess” By Laura Sebastian Is The YA Fantasy Epic You Need On Your TBR – COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT, by Kerri Jarema, for Bustle

YA authors examine unexpected self-harm in latest novels, by Emily Pietras, for Greenville Journal 

Features and Essays:

A first-time author unwittingly exposed the house of cards beneath “bestseller” books, by Thu-Huong Ha, for Quartz

How can Young Adult literature attract new readers? by Charlotte Wilson, for The Bookseller

The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter, by Kat Rosenfield, for Vulture

‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak Is A Resistance Must-Read, According to YA Author Brendan Reichs, by Cristine Arreola, for Bustle

How Madeleine L’Engle Inspires YA Author E.K. Johnston to Keep Fighting Back, by Cristine Arreola, for Bustle

Lists:

The 9 Most Overlooked Summer YA Novels You Should Read, from Huffpost

Others:

LoveOzYA conducts survey into YA reading habits, from Books+Publishing

 

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