epicreads:

ROMANTIC YA FOR THE WIN! [Source]
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Rock and A Hard Place by Angie Stanton
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Crash by Nicole Williams
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
If I Stay by Gayle Forman 
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandi Nelson
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Every Day by David Levithan
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty 
If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Street Love by Walter Dean Myers
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

epicreads:

ROMANTIC YA FOR THE WIN! [Source]

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Rock and A Hard Place by Angie Stanton

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Crash by Nicole Williams

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

If I Stay by Gayle Forman 

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandi Nelson

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Every Day by David Levithan

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty 

If We Kiss by Rachel Vail

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

(via yaseriesinsiders)

kristin halbrook ~ nobody but us

kristin halbrook ~ nobody but us

Girls should be strong together. Strong like steel, merry like the tinkling of chimes dancing in the wind. Kristin HalbrookNobody But Us
summerscourtney:

Hey! Looking for YA book recs for the reader in your life this holiday season?  (I mean actual YA recs since certain places seem to get really confused about what YA actually is!)  I have some suggestions for you!
I originally posted this on my Facebook author page and realized there were so many more titles I wanted to share and here we are. Particularly at the end of the year, I think it’s so important to spread the word about titles that may have been overlooked.  That said, I’m PAINFULLY aware of my omissions, that I’ve likely missed books I had no intention of missing (sorry! Making lists can be mind-frazzling after a while)… which is why I encourage anyone who wants to to re-blog this and add their own categories or suggestions to the existing categories. 
Also I realize that my categories are overly simplistic.  These books are more amazing than there is room to tell you about.
I hope this helps you find a book you might be interested in giving to others or giving to yourself!  COOL & CHARMINGBeautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-MillsDr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan RoskosThe Spectacular Now by Tim TharpeCLASSIC & AMAZINGSpeak by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Princess Diaries series by Meg CabotThe Chocolate War by Robert CormierThe President’s Daughter series by Ellen Emerson WhiteDREAMY & DISTURBINGBoy Heaven by Laura KasischkeFamily by Micol OstowDefy the Dark edited by Saundra MitchellImaginary Girls by Nova Ren SumaThe Space Between Trees by Katie WilliamsEERIE & UNFORGETTABLEChime by Franny BillingsleyAll You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin17 & Gone by Nova Ren SumaEMOTIONAL & THRILLINGStolen by Lucy ChristopherEntangled by Cat ClarkeThrough to You by Emily HainsworthNobody But Us by Kristin HalbrookSoul Screamers series by Rachel VincentEVOCATIVE & BOLDBrooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff Dangerous Girls by Abigail HaasUses for Boys by Erica Lorraine ScheidtThe Chosen One by Carol Lynch WilliamsFUN & HEARTFELTLove and Other Perishable Items by Laura BuzoEverything Beautiful by Simmone HowellAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsThe Reece Malcolm List by Amy SpaldingInk is Thicker than Water by Amy Spalding GRACEFUL & HONESTJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Live Through This by Mindi ScottWhen You Were Here by Daisy WhitneyGRITTY & REALDon’t Breathe a Word by Holly CupalaWhere the Stars Still Shine by Trish DollerMaking the Run by Heather HensonClean by Amy ReedGROSS & AWESOMEScowler by Daniel Kraus HIGH STAKES & INTELLIGENTRazorland series by Ann AguirreThe Memory of After by Lenore AppelhansAdaptation and its sequel, Inheritance by Malinda LoClan by Realm LovejoyYesterday and its sequel, Tomorrow by CK Kelly Martin The Program by Suzanne YoungHILARIOUS & POINTEDDestroy all Cars by Blake NelsonGeorgia Nicolson series by Louise RennisonRats Saw God by Rob ThomasLYRICAL & SHARPThe Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna JarzabAll Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat RosenfieldFriday Brown by Vikki WakefieldROMANTIC & THOUGHTFULSaving Francesca by Melina MarchettaSend Me a Sign by Tiffany SchmidtThe Day Before by Lisa SchroederSmall Town Sinners by Melissa WalkerTRANSPORTIVE & SWOONYThe Vespertine by Saundra MitchellThe Cahill Witch Chronicles #1 by Jessica SpotswoodStarry Nights by Daisy WhitneyUNFLINCHING & EDGYCharm & Strange by Stephanie KuehnSex & Violence by Carrie MesrobianShine by Lauren MyracleDirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololo

summerscourtney:

Hey! Looking for YA book recs for the reader in your life this holiday season?  (I mean actual YA recs since certain places seem to get really confused about what YA actually is!)  I have some suggestions for you!

I originally posted this on my Facebook author page and realized there were so many more titles I wanted to share and here we are. Particularly at the end of the year, I think it’s so important to spread the word about titles that may have been overlooked.  That said, I’m PAINFULLY aware of my omissions, that I’ve likely missed books I had no intention of missing (sorry! Making lists can be mind-frazzling after a while)… which is why I encourage anyone who wants to to re-blog this and add their own categories or suggestions to the existing categories. 

Also I realize that my categories are overly simplistic.  These books are more amazing than there is room to tell you about.

I hope this helps you find a book you might be interested in giving to others or giving to yourself! 

COOL & CHARMING
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharpe

CLASSIC & AMAZING
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The President’s Daughter series by Ellen Emerson White

DREAMY & DISTURBING
Boy Heaven by Laura Kasischke
Family by Micol Ostow
Defy the Dark edited by Saundra Mitchell
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams

EERIE & UNFORGETTABLE
Chime by Franny Billingsley
All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

EMOTIONAL & THRILLING
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Entangled by Cat Clarke
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

EVOCATIVE & BOLD
Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

FUN & HEARTFELT
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
Ink is Thicker than Water by Amy Spalding

GRACEFUL & HONEST
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Live Through This by Mindi Scott
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

GRITTY & REAL
Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Making the Run by Heather Henson
Clean by Amy Reed

GROSS & AWESOME
Scowler by Daniel Kraus

HIGH STAKES & INTELLIGENT
Razorland series by Ann Aguirre
The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans
Adaptation and its sequel, Inheritance by Malinda Lo
Clan by Realm Lovejoy
Yesterday and its sequel, Tomorrow by CK Kelly Martin
The Program by Suzanne Young

HILARIOUS & POINTED
Destroy all Cars by Blake Nelson
Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison
Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas

LYRICAL & SHARP
The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

ROMANTIC & THOUGHTFUL
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker

TRANSPORTIVE & SWOONY
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1 by Jessica Spotswood
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

UNFLINCHING & EDGY
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
Shine by Lauren Myracle
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololo

(via drbirdsadviceforsadpoets)

Indies First This Saturday

kristinhalbrook:

Do you have books—especially children’s/YA books—on your shopping list this holiday season? Support your local booksellers on Small Business Saturday! I’ll be appearing as a guest author bookseller at two Seattle bookstores as part of the Indies First campaign on the 30th. Come see me at Secret Garden Books in Ballard from 10:00-11:30 am and at University Bookstore on The Ave from 12:00-1:00 pm. I’ll be recommending my favorite kidlit and YA books (and more!) for everyone on your list! I’ll also be signing my own book, if that happens to be on your list. Can’t wait to see you! Secret Garden Books info:http://www.secretgardenbooks.com/event/2013/11/30/day University Bookstore info: http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/_events/events_cal.taf?evmonth=11&evyear=2013&eventid=2013111112285600

darcharlee:

Turn This Book Into A Movie Already» Nobody But Us (Kristin Halbrook)

darcharlee:

Turn This Book Into A Movie Already
» Nobody But Us (Kristin Halbrook)

kristinhalbrook:

The Complex Chinese/Taiwan version of NOBODY BUT US has a cover! So different and so cool. What do you think?

kristinhalbrook:

The Complex Chinese/Taiwan version of NOBODY BUT US has a cover! So different and so cool. What do you think?

newleafliterary:

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook is on sale for just $1.99 as an ebook!

newleafliterary:

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook is on sale for just $1.99 as an ebook!