Live Author Chat with Jennifer L. Armentrout!

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Join us for a live chat with author Jennifer L. Armentrout, tonight at 9pm Eastern!

Discuss your favorite books, characters, and ask Jennifer all your burning questions. There will be a trivia contest and the winner will receive a signed copy of OPAL! (US-only please)

** IMPORTANT MESSAGE **
Here's how the chat will work:
- This will not be a free-for-all chat, which means all questions will be held in a queue and answered one at a time.
- You may post hellos and replies to Jennifer, but they will not show up in the main chat screen. However, she will still be able to see them!
- We will post questions for Jennifer in the order they are received.
- Be patient! We will try to get to everyone's questions, but we hope you understand if we run out of time.
- Please do not ask why your posts aren't showing up in the main chat screen. If you do, we'll know you didn't read this important message, and we'll all point and laugh at you. ;-)


** ANOTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGE ** 
Here's how the trivia will work:
- You will need a Twitter or FB account to answer the trivia questions.
- Trivia questions will appear in a popup window. 
- You will have only a few minutes to answer the question before it is no longer active. That means no searching online, no scanning Google Books, no flipping pages. This is from memory, folks!
- Please no complaining or whining about the trivia contest. If you have computer or Internet issues, please understand glitches happen. Be a good sport and congratulate the winner. Mkay?
- One awesome US winner will receive a signed copy of OPAL. Woot!

That's it! Let's get ready to ruuuuuumble!!







YABC Choice Awards 2012 - Results

Thank you, everyone, who voted in the 2012 YABC Choice Awards!
We're proud to announce the winners in each category below.
Authors, please feel free to download your YABC Award Seals!

 

Best Fiction Picture Book 2012

   

BOY + BOT by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino

Best Nonfiction Picture Book 2012

   

YOU ARE STARDUST by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim

 

Best Middle Grade Contemporary 2012

   

R.J. Palacio’s WONDER

And the fabulous runners up:

Jo Knowles’ SEE YOU AT HARRY’S

Ellen Potter’s THE HUMMING ROOM

Tom Angleberger’s THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE

 

Best Middle Grade Fantasy 2012

   

 PALACE OF STONE by Shannon Hale

And the runners up:

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger

THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Claire Legrand

THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST by Sarvenaz Tash

 

Best Middle Grade Sci-Fi 2012 

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GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung

 

Best Middle Grade Humor 2012 

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE THIRD WHEEL by Jeff Kinney

 

Best Middle Grade Paranormal 2012 

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THE CAVENDISH SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Claire Legrand

 

Best Middle Grade Historical 2012 

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LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead

 

Best Middle Grade Nonfiction 2012 

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MYTHBUSTERS: CONFIRM OR BUST by Samantha Margles

 

Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel 2012 

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A WRINKLE IN TIME: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson

 

Best Middle Grade Audio Book 2012 

   

PALACE OF STONE by Shannon Hale

 

Favorite Middle Grade Author 2012 

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Rick Riordan

 

Best Teen Contemporary 2012

  

John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Here are the three runners up:

Katie McGarry’s PUSHING THE LIMITS

Huntley Fitzpatrick’s MY LIFE NEXT DOOR

K. M. Walton’s CRACKED

 

Best Teen Fantasy 2012

  

Leigh Bardugo’s SHADOW AND BONE

The runners up:

Sarah J. Maas’ THRONE OF GLASS

Becca Fitzpatrick’s FINALE

Robin LaFevers’ GRAVE MERCY

 

Best Teen Sci-Fi 2012

  

Marissa Meyer’s CINDER

The runners up:

Michelle Hodkin’s THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER

Melissa West’s GRAVITY

Myra McEntire’s TIMEPIECE

 

Best Teen Paranormal 2012

 

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s DEITY from the Covenant Series

The terrific runners up:

Libba Bray’s THE DIVINERS

Wendy Higgins’ SWEET EVIL

Julie Kagawa’s THE IMMORTAL RULES

 

Best Teen Dystopian/Post-Apoc 2012

  

Veronica Roth’s INSURGENT

The fabulous runners up:

Veronica Rossi’s UNDER THE NEVER SKY

Marissa Meyer’s CINDER

Lauren Oliver’s PANDEMONIUM

 

Best Teen Humor 2012

  

Anna Banks’ OF POSEIDON

The runners up:

MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill

CROAK by Gina Damico

TEAM HUMAN by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

 

Best Teen Historical 2012

  

Robin LaFevers' GRAVE MERCY

Congrats to these runners up:

Elizabeth Wein’s CODE NAME VERITY

Robin Bridges’ THE GATHERING STORM

Leah Scheier’s SECRET LETTERS

 

Best Teen Horror/Thriller 2012

  

Kendare Blake’s GIRL OF NIGHTMARES

And the runners up:

Courtney Summers’ THIS IS NOT A TEST

Barry Lyga’s I HUNT KILLERS

Daniel Marks’ VELVETEEN

 

Best Teen Nonfiction 2012

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DEAR TEEN ME edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally

 

 Best Teen Graphic Novel 2012

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UGLIES: SHAY’S STORY by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson

 

Best Teen Audio Book 2012

   

Best Audio Book goes to THE CROWN OF EMBERS by Rae Carson!

 

Favorite Teen Author 2012

 

Congrats to Veronica Roth, YABC’s Favorite Teen Author 2012!

The fabulous runners up who also got a ton of reader love:

Laini Taylor, Libba Bray, and Michelle Hodkin

 

Congrats, everyone! And thank you, readers, for voting!
Till next time!

 

 

 

 

Live Author Chat with Shannon Messenger!

Bookmark this page and join us here on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012, for a live chat with Shannon Messenger, author of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES! Ask all your burning questions, compete in our trivia contest, and participate in KEEPER polls! The trivia winner will receive a signed copy of the book and some swag! (US shipping addresses only please.)

**IMPORTANT**

This will not be a free-for-all chat. All questions will be held in a queue, so they will not show up in the chat stream right away. Shannon will answer your questions one at a time, in the order they are received. While Shannon is answering the questions, trivia and poll questions will pop up randomly in your chat window. You can choose to answer them, or you can simply dismiss the questions. 

If you would like to send a comment to Shannon — like Hi Shannon! or That's awesome!!!1!! or That's my favorite My Little Pony too! — you may do so, and Shannon will be able to see all of your comments. But your comments will not show up in the chat screen

Please do not ask why your comments aren't showing up in the chat screen. If you do, we'll know you didn't read the **IMPORTANT** notice beforehand, and we might point and laugh at you. Be forewarned. ;-)

For a free-for-all chat and discussion about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, (where all comments are posted immediately in the chat screen at once, making everyone's heads spin) join us for our Book Club Chat on Thursday, December 20th! Hope to see you at both chats!

 

 



Book Club Chat - Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Join us Thursday night, December 20th, for a free-for-all book club chat about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger! There will be a trivia contest, door prizes (a copy of KEEPER and some awesome swag!), and plenty of debate. Make sure to bokmark this page and sign up for a reminder below. We hope to see you then!

 (FYI: For those who haven't read the book, this will be a spoiler chat. Beware!)

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She's a Telepath--someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It's a talent she's never known how to explain. Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there's a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known. Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie's memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for. In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first. Coming October 2, 2012 from Simon and Schuster (Aladdin).

 

 



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