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Archives - September 2018

Interview: Kristina PĂ©rez, author of Sweet Black Waves

Sep 13, 2018

A retelling of the star-crossed legend of Tristan and Iseult, author Kristina Pérez's debut novel SWEET BLACK WAVES hit shelves in June. Informed by Pérez's own work as a scholar of medieval literature, the novel is a feminist fantastical adventure about Branwen, a lady-in-waiting who becomes the heroine of her own story. We spoke with Kristina about legends and retellings, the best YA "ships" and teasers about the sequel, WILD SAVAGE STARS, out next August. Check out our interview for all the details!

Interview: Courtney Summers, author of Sadie

Sep 4, 2018

Courtney Summers, best known for her dark, gritty stories about tragic female characters, returns this fall with SADIE. SADIE tells the story of two sisters, one murdered far too young and the other hell-bent on revenge. Written half in the form of a podcast, SADIE tracks the journey of the eldest sister, Sadie, as she travels through small, poverty-stricken towns and glittering developments, hunting the man who she believes murdered her little sister. In addition to being hailed as one of 2018's Young Adult Buzz Books by BookExpo America, SADIE has earned a whopping four starred reviews and tons and tons of advance praise. In celebration of the release of SADIE, we spoke with Courtney about the phrase "girls go missing all the time," the concept of found families and what makes Sadie so special. Read on to learn all about this must-read book!