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The YA Connection January 16-22

The YA Connection is a accumulation of links from around the YA blogosphere. Here you can find author blog links, review link, a place to share your contests, and miscellaneous new pertaining to young adult literature.

Author Musings

The Debs have teamed up with the people over at The Leaky Cauldron to raise money for Haiti. If you haven't donated to help the people of Haiti this is a great opportunity to do so. Or you can via The Red Cross. Or Text Haiti to 90999 to donate $10.

Lesley Livingston (Darklight) announced the sale of her new book! Congrats Lesley! (Lesley also shared the Darklight trailer too!)

Julie Kagawa shared the trailer for her novel The Iron King (which is rummored to be hitting shelves early). It's an awesome trailer!

An awesome cover story at Melissa Walker's (Lovestruck Summer) blog: Shine Coconut Moon be Neesha Meminger!

Blogger Blurbs

Chelsea of The Page Flipper reviewed When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. "Every detail added up to this charming little town and lifestyle, and I totally fell in love with it within the first few chapters."

Khy of Frenetic Reader reviewed Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney. "Blue Plate Special is a wonderful book, with three distinct, if a bit obnoxious, narrators and a surprising, fulfilling ending."

Sarah of GreenBeanTeenQueen reviewed Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling. "The writing was fast paced and the dialouge was snappy. The cast of characters is well rounded and each character added something to the story."

Elie of Ellz Reads reviewed Freaksville by Kitty Keswick. "The plot of Freaksville was nicely developed. Interestingly, the story is told not in chapters, but in entries on the main characters blog."

Lauren of Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf reviewed The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. "In all, The Last Song was a fabulous read that I not only adored but will be suggesting to all. Though, word of warning, this book will make you cry so much at the end."

Out This Week

New Reads:

The Mark

by Jen Nadol

Undead Much

by Stacey Jay


by Ariela Anhalt

New in Paperback:


by Brooke Taylor

Standing Against the Wind

by Traci L. Jones


Amy Kathleen Ryan

The Dead and the Gone

by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

by Beth Fantaskey


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