Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Julie Eshbaugh (Obsidian and Stars), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Julie Eshbaugh (Obsidian and Stars)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Julie, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

 

 

 Meet Julie Eshbaugh!

Julie Eshbaugh once produced an online video series for teens which received several honors from the Webby Awards. Now, she focuses her time on writing.

 

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 Meet Obsidian and Stars!

In the riveting sequel to Ivory and Bone—the YA fantasy novel that New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman described as having a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”—the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew.

After surviving the battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain to her are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry their youngest sister, Lees, to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself.

Rejecting Morsk’s offer, and in an effort to protect her sister, Mya whisks Lees away to a secret island until things back home blow over. Mya soon realizes she’s been followed, however. Even worse, lurking deep in the recesses of this dangerous place are rivals from Mya’s past whose thirst for revenge exceeds all reason.

With the lives of her loved ones resting on her shoulders, Mya must make a move before the enemies of her past become the undoing of her future. 

 

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

 

YABC:  What current YA book would you recommend to your teenage self?

Such a great question. I would recommend The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker to teen Julie, because I didn't know it at the time, but I was going to encounter more than one boy who was going to try to control me and tell me that was what love was.

 

 

YABC:  Was there a class in high school that you wished you had paid closer attention to and why?

Science! I was always more on the verbal side than the math side, so I just made assumptions like, "I don't like science." But science fascinates me today and comes into play a lot with the research I do. If only I'd been more open minded to it when I had the chance. 

 

 

YABC:  Which social media site do you wish had been available to you as a teen and why?

I wish I'd had Twitter as a teen. I never knew many people in real life who shared my passions (I still don't!) but the online YA book world, particularly on Twitter, has helped me connect with far-flung people who love what I love. I think teen Julie would've really appreciated that.

 

 

YABC:  What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

Get writing. The best way to get good at something is to practice, and writing takes practice, too. So write all you can--always have something you're working on. Try writing lots of different things--plays, poems, short stories, novels. And read as much as you can to learn what you like. When you find a favorite book, read it more than once, looking closely to try to figure out what the author did that made it work. Then take that and apply it to your own writing. 

 

 

YABC:  What book from your younger years do you still recommend today?

This is from when I was really young, but I still love From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. If I had to put a book into a younger pre-teen's hands, it would be that one. I read it as a kid, but when I pick it up now to read a few lines, the voice still captivates me.

 

 

 

 

 

Obsidian and Stars

By: Julie Eshbaugh

Release Date: June 13th, 2017 

Publisher: HarperTeen  

 

 

 

 

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One winner will receive a copy of Ivory and Bone & Obsidian and Stars (Julie Eshbaugh)  ~ (US/Canada Only) 
 
 
 

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Lily M. on Friday, 13 October 2017 23:28

These covers have always caught my attention ??

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These covers have always caught my attention ??
Shannon Mizikoski on Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:16

My favorite from when I was a teen, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club even after I was too old to still love it probably haha, and Lurlene McDaniels's books would make me cry so hard, I loved them!

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My favorite from when I was a teen, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club even after I was too old to still love it probably haha, and Lurlene McDaniels's books would make me cry so hard, I loved them!
John on Monday, 23 October 2017 16:13

"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.

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"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
jacqueline garcia on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:35

i love the hunger games when i was a teen (:

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i love the hunger games when i was a teen (:
Emily on Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:37

I need these two books!!

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I need these two books!!
Candice Gigous on Sunday, 29 October 2017 03:50

My favorite book from when I was a teen was Anna and the Duke. I liked those Avon True Romances.

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My favorite book from when I was a teen was Anna and the Duke. I liked those Avon True Romances.
Bekah on Monday, 30 October 2017 22:37

My fave book when I was a teen was The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers. Still love it to this day! As well as Hunger Games, Divergent, and Calloway Summers.

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My fave book when I was a teen was The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers. Still love it to this day! As well as Hunger Games, Divergent, and Calloway Summers. :)
Kelly G on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 16:56

My favorite book when I was a teen was always Leftovers by Laura Weiss.

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My favorite book when I was a teen was always Leftovers by Laura Weiss.
Aireanna Lesch on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:38

I loved the Harry Potter series!!!

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I loved the Harry Potter series!!!
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:41

My favorite book when I was a teen was Little Women.

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My favorite book when I was a teen was Little Women.

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