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JADIE IN FIVE DIMENSIONS by Dianne K. Salerni

I first interviewed Dianne K. Salerni back in 2016 about her Young Adult title The Caged Graves. When I first saw her newest Middle Grade book, JADIE IN FIVE DIMENSIONS, I completely fell in love with the premise. Have a look:   Jadie…
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KEEPING IT REAL by Paula Chase

Paula Chase writes both teen and upper middle grade books that offer a glimpse into what tween and teen life is really like. Her latest novel, KEEPING IT REAL, comes out on October 19, 2021. It stars Marigold, the only Black kid at her fancy…
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SUNS WILL RISE, the third in the System Divine Triology by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

I've always been delighted to feature Jessica Brody, whether it's her fiction, or her nonfiction. The third book in her System Divine trilogy (co-written with Joanne Rendell), SUNS WILL RISE, just debuted on August 3, 2021: AN HEIR. A RENEGADE A…
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BEYOND THE MAPPED STARS by Rosalyn Eves

I'm a huge fan of Rosalyn Eves' YA Fantasy series Blood Rose Rebellion, which I first featured back in 2017. Her newest book, BEYOND THE MAPPED STARS, offers a historical fiction adventure set in the 19th Century and is due out on August 24,…
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THE SPLENDOR by Breeana Shields

I featured Breeana Shields back in 2019 and her book THE BONE CHARMER was one of my favorite reads that year. The sequel, THE BONE THIEF, came out last year. Her newest book, THE SPLENDOR, is a new series set in a deceptively glamourous hotel,…
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DONUTS AND OTHER PROCLAMATIONS OF LOVE by Jared Reck

I first heard about Jared Reck when his book A Short History of the Girl Next Door came out. His most recent book, DONUTS AND OTHER PROCLAMATIONS OF LOVE is a must for any library shelf:   It's easy to look at high school senior…
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SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA and other works by Cynthia Leitich Smith

I heard about SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA from a friend of mine, and as soon as I learned the premise, I reached out to Cynthia Leitich Smith for an interview. Not only is she is an award-winning author, her latest novel offers a Peter Pan reimagining…
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LOVE & OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Misa Sugiura

I first featured Misa Sugiura in 2018, with her book It's Not Like It's a Secret. And when I heard that she was coming out with a Sapphic romance, LOVE & OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS, I contacted her for a follow-up interview:   When…
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ACROSS THE POND by Joy McCullough

When I first saw the cover of ACROSS THE POND I couldn't believe that there was a Middle Grade novel set in Scotland, and in a castle! Joy McCullough also wrote the critically acclaimed YA novels Blood Water Paint and We Are the Ashes, We Are…
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THE SERPENT'S CURSE: Book 3 in the LAST MAGICIAN series by Lisa Maxwell

When THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell came out in 2017, I was excited to feature it. And then came THE DEVIL'S THIEF. I'm thrilled to announce that the third book in the series, THE SERPENT'S CURSE, came out yesterday!   Stop the…