I, like so many, am a complete sucker for a WWII era book. Every story of bravery and courage, especially when deeply researched and based on real historical events, is a harrowing yet uplifting reminder of the extraordinary heroes that have come before us. NY Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron is fantastic at writing such stories, like in her YA novels The Light in Hidden Places and Bluebird. We loved helping Scholastic spread the word about these inspiring reads!
Take a gorgeous beach locale, toss in some family drama with a bit of romance and betrayal, and you’ve got yourself the perfect vacation read. The Great Godden by bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff checks all the boxes. We loved helping Candlewick spread the word about this “taut page-turner” (People).
I’m a complete sucker (get it?) for book club stories. Especially ones with badass heroines who are fighting off evil. Sure, it’s not exactly The Jane Austen Book Club, but The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix is the perfect read for those seeking a fun, dark, gory, blood-sucking book club pick. We loved helping Quirk Books spread the word about this award winning horror novel – now available in paperback!
If you look glance through the reviews for Girlhood by Melissa Febos, you’ll see praise after praise – and for good reason. Febos’s deep dive into the female experience is a true gift for all readers, and might even be considered required reading by some! We loved helping Bloomsbury spread the word about this powerful essay collection.
There’s a ton of praise happening for Zak Salih’s Let’s Get Back to the Party, and for good reason! In fact, I’m blown away that this is his first novel. The characters will draw you in and keep you reading for hours on end (our favorite kind of party!) We were thrilled to share this powerhouse of a debut with the world!
Sure, children’s books are for children – but let’s be honest, us adults love them too! And it’s been a while since I could relate to a kids’ book as much as I could to Wolfboy by Andy Harkness. Why? Because it’s about something all of us deal with from time to time (or, for me –most days) –– being HANGRY. We loved helping Bloomsbury spread the word about this little wolf on the search for a snack!
The Slut Squad is fighting back!
In the age of digital privacy and the #metoo movement, Revenge of the Sluts is the book that the world needs right now. With more than 406,000 reads on Wattpad, it’s no surprise that Natalie Walton’s debut is an addictive story that will have readers rooting for the “Slut Squad”. We were thrilled to help Wattpad spread the word about this feminist YA novel!
Lauren Shippen has one heck of a resume. Not only is she a master storyteller and well known for her work in fiction podcasts, she was named one of Forbes 2018 “30 Under 30” in Media. She’s also the creator and sole writer of the popular audio drama The Bright Sessions, which ran for four seasons! Following the success of the podcast, Shippen decided to take her imagined universe to page and created The Bright Sessions book series. We were thrilled to help Tor Teen spread the word about A Neon Darkness, the second novel in the series!
One of my favorite cities is New York City. Typically I’m there visiting with you lovely folks all throughout the year, but it’s been way too long since I’ve been back. I miss it so much! Luckily, we have books to transport us to our favorite places during this pandemic. Kevin Dann’s Enchanted New York: A Journey along Broadway through Manhattan’s Magical Past is the perfect escape. We were thrilled to help NYU Press with this mystical read!
If there’s one year in my life I’d rather not relive, it would have to be seventh grade. I think my mom would agree. Oh, the drama. Middle school certainly isn’t smooth sailing, but thankfully we’ve got incredible books to help tweens build their confidence and survive those awkward years. One of our favorites: The Nat Enough series from New York Times bestselling author Maria Scrivan! We were thrilled to help Scholastic promote the second novel in the series, Forget Me Nat, to parents of middle schoolers everywhere!