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#TTBF15: No Risk, No Reward Panel

#TTBF15: No Risk, No Reward Panel

~post by Olivia, Teen Press Corps Every year at the Texas Teen Book Festival, one of the goals is to make the panels different from the year before, and have them be meaningful and interesting. The “No Risk, No Rewards” panel will focus on daring characters who take on many challenges to achieve their goals … Continue reading

THE SECRETS WE KEEP: Intriguing and Wonderful

THE SECRETS WE KEEP: Intriguing and Wonderful

Title:The Secrets We Keep Author: Trisha Leaver Release Date: April 2015 Reviewed by: Emma Ella Lawton has always lived in her sister Maddy’s shadow, but she wants it that way. She is kind, geeky, and school focused, while her sister is popular, ruthless, and full of secrets. After a tragic car accident that Ella feels … Continue reading

A WICKED THING: Princess & Mystery, Oh My!

A WICKED THING: Princess & Mystery, Oh My!

Title: A Wicked Thing Author: Rhiannon Thomas Release Date: 2/24/2015 Reviewed by: Haley We know the story of Princess Aurora. Of the evil curse cast upon her as a child, of the forbidden spinning wheel, of her hundred year slumber. We know that she awakens with a true love’s kiss and lives happily ever after. But what if … Continue reading

A Summer of Change

A Summer of Change

It has been a summer of change. Big things have happened. The Supreme Count ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. The Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on gay adult scout leaders. The Confederate flag came down in South Carolina, but racial tensions continue to weigh on all of us. U.S. & Cuba relations … Continue reading

Let’s Go on a Road Trip!

Let’s Go on a Road Trip!

What makes a road trip so special, you say? Well, there’s beautiful scenery and family time, but a road trip can also be memorable if you have that perfect book to keep you company during ride. Buckle-up! The Teen Press Corps has your back and recommends some great books that are road trip fun!   … Continue reading

It’s National Best Friends Day!

It’s National Best Friends Day!

Whether it is a real life friend, or a fictional friend in a book, today is the day to cherish and appreciate those special people known as best friends. We know and love them in the real world and we fall in love with them in books. Since this is a literary blog, we thought … Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: David Arnold & Aisha Saeed

Exclusive Interview: David Arnold & Aisha Saeed

On April 15, members of the Teen Press Corps had the opportunity to sit down with debut authors David Arnold (Mosquitoland), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), and Aisha Saeed (Written in the Stars). We had a wonderful evening chatting with them about books, writing, and their experiences in the Young Adult industry. We extracted the … Continue reading

THE COST OF ALL THINGS: A Fun Debut

THE COST OF ALL THINGS: A Fun Debut

  Title: The Cost of All Things Author: Maggie Lehrman Release Date: 5/12/2015 Reviewed by: Aurora  The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman has a very interesting concept. The story is about what would happen if you could take an enchanted spell to change or fix things in your life. It mainly focuses on a … Continue reading

Keep YA Weird

Keep YA Weird

YA has a huge range of topics, genres, and characters that there is always something for everyone. Some of our recent favorites have skewed a little towards the weird end of the dial. By weird, we mean that there is something about these books that makes them stand apart from all the other books. A … Continue reading