Booktopia YA Buzz
June 2014 | Edition 16
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WELCOME TO THE YOUNG ADULT BUZZ
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Are you a Young Adult type person, looking for a good read?

Or maybe you're the parent of a Young Adult, looking for ways to coax your teen into putting down their phone and picking up a book? (Or perhaps reading an ebook on their phone via the amazing Booktopia Reader app?! Just a thought).

Or maybe you you are a proper grown-up adult who still gets a kick out of reading Young Adult Literature. And why not? After all, it's one of the fastest growing, most exciting and overall ground-breaking genres in the world!

Either way, whether you are young in years or simply young at heart, be sure check out all the amazing new titles being released this month.

Happy reading!

Sarah McDuling
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BOOK OF THE MONTH
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by Leigh Bardugo


Sarah says: There's a lot of hype surrounding Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy with the first two books, Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm selling like crazy in the US and the UK. The film rights have been sold and there are a lot of people predicting that, The Grisha Trilogy will be the next big film franchise to take the world by storm.
 
This is the story of Alina Starkov, an orphan girl who discovers that she has a rare and powerful gift. She is one of The Grisha - people with magical control over the elements.

Set in a dazzling fantasy realm inspired by Imperial Russia, this addictive trilogy is rich in romance, adventure, intrigue and magic. Beautifully imagined and totally enthralling, it is the perfect read for fans of Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore and the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

Blurb: Alina's story reaches its incredible conclusion in Ruin and Rising.

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers.

But as Alina begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the
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BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
Okay folks, here's the deal. If you cast your eyes down you will find books 1 -3 of the Divergent trilogy (AKA the hottest YA series on the market) as well as three of my all-time favourite YA reads.

Purchase any one of these six amazing titles and you will receive your very own 100% free copy of Inside Divergent: The Initiate's Guide. How cool is that? This is not a rhetorical question. The answer is VERY COOL!

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DIVERGENT
by Veronica Roth
  INSURGENT
by Veronica Roth
  ALLEGIANT
by Veronica Roth
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LOOKING FOR ALASKA
by John Green
  THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO
by Patrick Ness
  THE FOREVER SONG
by Julie Kagawa
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AT THE MOVIES
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by John Green


For anyone out there who hasn't read this gorgeous book, here's what you need to know... 

The Fault in Our Stars
is about two kids, dying of cancer. Sounds depressing, you say? Well, yeah. I can't pretend like this book won't break your heart. If you don't cry at least once by the time you get to the last page then I'm pretty sure you don't have a soul. As for me, I cried non-stop, practically from page one. And yet despite the inherent difficulty of trying to read a book with tears streaming from my eyes, I couldn't put it down.  

Now, years later, just as I am beginning to recover from the emotional trauma reading The Fault in Our Stars, Hollywood has gone and made a movie! Predictably, it's a real tear-jerker.

And now for a public service announcement! In the interest of your safety and well-being, please do not,  I repeat, do not see the movie before you have read the book. Read the book first*. Doing so will prepare you for the movie the same way studying a map might be a good idea before trekking through the Andes. Just read the book first, okay? I say this for your own good.

Now, to all you (beautiful) John Green fans out there, rest easy. You won't be disappointed by the movie. It remains true to the book, with everything just as it should be. Obviously the book is better, but the movie is pretty much perfect.

The Fault in Our Stars is hitting the big screens on the 4th of June. Click the link below to watch the trailer - but before you embark on this emotional roller-coaster please remember that I warned you. There will be tears!

*This advice applies to all books/movies and should be considered a general rule to live by.

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JUNE PICKS
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by Juliet Marillier


Sarah says: Juliet Marillier is one of my all time favourite fantasy writers. The Caller marks the conclusion to her Shadowfell series and in typical Juliet Marillier fashion, it's awesome.

Readers who have been following Neryn's story will be delighted with this final chapter. Epic adventure, spellbinding romance - everything I have come to expect from this brilliant author.

Blurb: Neryn has made a long journey to perfect her skills as a Caller. She has learned the wisdom of water and earth; she has traveled to the remote isles of the west more...


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by Anne Blankman


Sarah says: Gretchen believes her father was a hero who died protecting her "Uncle Dolf" (AKA Adolf Hitler). But as time passes she begins to question all that she's been taught to believe.

Falling in love with a Jewish boy, searching for the truth behind her father's death, Gretchen's story is fraught with danger and suspense. An intense coming of age story, perfect for fans of Code Name Verity and The Book Thief.

Blurb: Gretchen Muller has, as best she can, dealt with the horrors of her family's past. Her father, a senior Nazi officer, died trying to save the life of their leader, Adolf Hitler more...
 

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THE CRYSTAL HEART
by Sophie Masson

THE DARK WORLD
by Cara Lynn Shultz
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When Kasper joins the elite guard watching over a dangerous prisoner in a tower, he believes he is protecting his country from a powerful witch.

Until one day he discovers the prisoner is a beautiful princess, Izolda of Night, - who is condemned by a prophecy to die on her more...

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Paige Kelly is used to weird - in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s.

But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things  may have gotten out of her league more....

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CHASING STARS
by Helen Douglas

TAKE BACK THE SKIES
Lucy Saxon
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The boy Eden loves just saved her life. Now she must save his. To do so she must make a huge sacrifice. Eden can never see her friends or family again, as she travels a hundred years into the future more...

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Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She's one of the privileged - she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections more...

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THE FINAL BOOK IN THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES
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by Cassandra Clare


In the long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Dark Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris-but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned . . .

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

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CONTEMPORARY
Looking for a good dose of teen angst, high school heartbreak and coming-of-age drama? Be sure to check out these great Contemporary Young Adult reads!
OUT OF CONTROL
by Sarah Alderson
  ONE WISH
by Michelle Harrison
  CRACKED
by Clare Strahan
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WHAT I'M READING ...
What I just read: The Minnow is a fanciful and poignant coming of age story about Tom, a pregnant teenager learning to cope with unimaginable loss. Her story will stay with you long after you've finished the book. Perfect for fans of Meg Rosoff and Melina Marchetta.

What I'm reading now: Set in a futuristic world of robots and domed cities, Parched by Georgia Clark offers an indomitable heroine, an intriguing romance and strong environmental themes. This action-packed dystopian adventure is perfect for fans of Isobelle Carmody and Veronica Roth.

What I'm reading next: I'm so excited to start The Word Ghost by Christine Paice. I'm a huge sucker for all things ghost-related and this one sounds really awesome! Check it out here.
THE MINNOW
by Diane Sweeney
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by Georgia Clark
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by Christine Paige
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THRILLERS
Say Her Name is a truly spine-chilling yet witty horror story about a Halloween dare gone wrong.

Promise Not to Tell is part ghost story and part psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and teens who enjoy dark, compelling thrillers.

PROMISE NOT TO TELL
by Jennifer McMahon

SAY HER NAME
by James Dawson
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Kate Cypher has returned home to Vermont, after a telephone call from friends who are worried about her mother's failing health.

On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered, a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood.

Three decades earlier, her misfit friend Del, shunned and derided by her classmates as more...

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Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too.

They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of 'Bloody Mary': say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall more...

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NEW ADULT
New Adult fiction is targeted at "new" adults in their late teens and early twenties. Just so we're clear, if you are not yet old enough to (legally) purchase alcoholic beverages then you are far too young and innocent for this section. Move along! Nothing to see here!
NEW ADULT BOOK OF THE MONTH
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by Katie McGarry


Sarah says: Katie McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits and Dare You To, has done it again! Take Me On is a New Adult romance, every bit as heart-wrenching as her previous novels.

This is the story of West and Haley. Haley is a kick boxing champion, which is obviously awesome. Meanwhile, if you have read Crash Into You then you might remember West. He was Rachel Young's interfering older brother and frankly, kind of a d-bag. Luckily, Katie McGarry has a special talent for writing flawed yet lovable characters...
 
Blurb: Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't more...

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SWEET
by Erin McCarthy
  SOMETIMES IT LASTS
by Abbi Glines
  SWEET FILTHY BOY
by Christina Lauren
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