The YA or Bust tour featuring Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, and Nina LaCour starts TODAY at A Great Good Place For Books in Oakland, CA (7 PM)! And, EVEN BETTER, Jessica Rothenberg, author of The Castastrophic History of You and Me, will be joining them for all the Bay Area events! A full list of events is available here.
SO EXCITED to announce the tour stops for the YA or Bust! 2012 Group Tour, featuring Gayle Forman (author of If I Stay and Where She Went), Nina LaCour (Hold Still and The Disenchantments), and Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door)! The ladies are going on a road trip up and down the West Coast, of which we are, naturally, totally jealous. :) Check out the event stops on the Penguin Teen Facebook page and don’t forget to RSVP! We hear the ladies are cooking up some fun ideas for the events, so if you’re a West Coaster, you’re not going to want to miss out.
We are honored to have some of our favorite YA novels of the year nominated for the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards! Vote for them by clicking the links below:
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead for Best Fantasy & Science Fiction
Across the Universe by Beth Revis for Best Fantasy & Science Fiction
Vampire Academy Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead for Best Graphic Novel or Comic
Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe, for Best Goodreads Author
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, and Where She Went by Gayle Forman for Best YA Fiction
Seriously, I don’t know any American girl who can resist an English accent.
Our kin at Penguin Australia have created this awesome Facebook feed for Anna, Etienne, and the rest of the gang from Anna and the French Kiss! Head over to the Penguin BTL blog to show them (and this book!) some love (as well has view a bigger JPG of the feed—I know this one is sort of hard to read!), and check back for the next installment of the Anna and the French Kiss Facebook recap.
Anna and the French Kiss (German cover).
Tagline reads (according to Perkins) something like “Finally, a love without vampires.”
Germans win this round.
When I read that on Steph’s blog I LITERALLY LOLed. German publishers: Secretly hilarious!
Also, now I just want all the croissants.
My version of Anna and the French Kiss is cut weird. Is it supposed to be like this? I don’t know whether to ask for a replacement or not.
Yes! It’s supposed to be that way, it’s called a deckled edge (publishing jargon). And, fun fact, the Anna and the French Kiss pb also has FRENCH FLAPS (those are the flaps on the inside of the book; you don’t usually see those on a paperback).
I found this picture here — http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6936382-anna-and-the-french-kiss
I Love Anna and the French Kiss :)
OOOOOOOOH. This is beautiful! I love seeing fan redesigns of our book covers. It’s amazing what lovely things come out of it.
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