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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right --- until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

May 2012

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in CITY OF LOST SOULS, the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. May’s roundup of Cool & New Books also includes INSURGENT, Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second installment of the dystopian Divergent trilogy; BITTERBLUE, the long-awaited companion to Kristin Cashore’s GRACELING and FIRE; and NEVER FALL DOWN, Patricia McCormick’s novel (based on a true story) about a child of war who becomes a man of peace.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award 2011

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award celebrates the achievement of a previously unpublished author, or authors, who have made a strong literary debut in writing for young adult readers. The work cited illuminates the teen experience and enriches the lives of its readers through its excellence, demonstrated by compelling, high quality writing and/or illustration, the integrity of the work as a whole, and its proven or potential appeal to a wide range of teen readers. The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award 2010

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award celebrates the achievement of a previously unpublished author, or authors, who have made a strong literary debut in writing for young adult readers. The work cited illuminates the teen experience and enriches the lives of its readers through its excellence, demonstrated by compelling, high quality writing and/or illustration, the integrity of the work as a whole, and its proven or potential appeal to a wide range of teen readers. The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults.