Welcome to our very first Crow's Nest post! The Crow's Nest is where we share our favorite highlights from the YA industry.
July book releases
A selection of July releases that we're excited about:
- A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY by Susan Dennard
- A REALLY AWESOME MESS by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
- INDELIBLE by Dawn Metcalf
- PERFECTION by J. L. Spelbring
- STARGLASS by Phoebe North
- THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West
- THE NIGHT ITSELF by Zoë Marriot
- THIS IS W. A. R. by Lisa and Laura Roecker
- VIRAL NATION by Shaunta Grimes
- 45 Pounds by K. A. Barson
- Jessica Love for her book deal! She's co-writing a book called PUSH with Chelsie Hill for St. Martin's Press. Learn more here. Congrats, Jessica!
- Dahlia Adler, who signed with Lana Popvic of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth! Read more on her blog. Congrats, Dahlia!
- Natalie Whipple, whose book TRANSPARENT is getting a sequel! Learn more about BLINDSIDED on her blog. Congrats, Natalie!
YA in the Movies
The buzz of Comic-Con included a few YA reads-turned movies:
- DIVERGENT, Divergent panel recap.
- CATCHING FIRE, Catching Fire panel recap (includes a link to the new trailer).
- ENDER'S GAME, Ender's Game panel recap.
- THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES: The Mortal Instruments panel recap.
What's on the horizon
We've also put together a few of our favorite things to look forward to in August.
- SCBWI in Los Angeles, August 2nd through 5th. Two of our members will be this year. How about you guys? Anyone else heading out there next month?
- WriteOnCon, August 13th through 14th. If you can't make it to the above, then check out our favorite online conference - oh, and did I mention that it's free? ;)
August book releases
A selection of books we can't wait to get our hands on:
- INFINITY GLASS (HOURGLASS #3) by Myra McEntire, August 6th
- CROWN OF MIDNIGHT (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas, August 27th
- DECEPTION (Defiance #2) by C.J. Redwine, August 27th
- THE BITTER KINGDOM (Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson, August 27th
- THE FALL OF FIVE (Lorien Legacies #4) by Pitticus Lore, August 27th
YA Movies Opening in August
Because as much as we love YA books, who can pass up a YA book turned into a movie?!?
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, August 7th
- Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, August 23
There are so many awesome things going on right now! What are you most excited about?
If there's something we missed - a book release you're excited about, or news you want to share - then let us know in the comments. Thank you!