Bookshots: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs

Bookshots: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs

Review by Leah Rhyne
The sequel to Ransom Riggs' bestselling first novel, 'Hollow City' is a joyride through bombed out London with a group of fantastically peculiar children.

Ask The Agent: Does Self-Publishing Impede Landing an Agent, Acceptable Word Count and More!

Column by Bree Ogden March 4, 2013
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect 3 of the industry’s mysteries straight from the shoulder.
Mermaids are the next big thing

Mermaids Are the New Vampires – for Girls and Women

News by Dean Fetzer January 25, 2013
A sea-change for the females of the species suggests mermaids are replacing vampires in YA literature.

Merry Wishmas: Top 10 Book Gifts I Wish Existed

Column by Meredith Borders December 14, 2012
Let's play Fantasy Bookstore!
10 Questions with Sean Beaudoin

10 Questions with Sean Beaudoin

Interview by Joe Daly November 5, 2012
Author Sean Beaudoin has released two buzzworthy titles in one year, co-founded a popular new literary site, and pissed off half of He now visits LitReactor to take on our 10 Questions.
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Two Publishers Seeking YA Submissions

News by Kimberly Turner September 26, 2012
Vampires, dragons, and Hamlet? No. Awkward sex? Yes. The Poisoned Pencil and Carolrhoda Books are soliciting finished YA manuscripts. What they want might surprise you...

YA Superstar: Sarah Dessen

Column by Sarah Pitre August 23, 2012
Really, that should tell you everything you need to know about what a fantastic person she is, but I can't pass up the opportunity to gush about what makes her such a terrific YA author as well.

10 Children's Books That Are (still) Frightening To Adults

Column by Meredith Borders August 15, 2012
Kids can handle being scared. Adults, on the other hand? Here are ten books that kids eat up that could creep out the most stoic adult.

Book Brawl: YA Covers vs. Adult Covers

Column by Sarah Pitre August 9, 2012
Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? Not only will we judge them... we'll put them in the cage in our latest edition of Book Brawl! May the best cover win.
Mark Wheaton Signs Multi-Book Deal For YA Series

Friday The 13th Screenwriter Signs Multi-Book Deal For YA Series

News by Kimberly Turner July 25, 2012
Mark Wheaton, screenwriter of the 2009 reboot of 'Friday The 13th' and 'The Messengers,' has signed a multi-book deal for a young adult series. How tough is the jump from horror to YA?

Get Real: The Spectrum of High School Reality in YA Fiction

Column by Sarah Pitre July 10, 2012
Whether it's a magical academy or juvenile detention, young adult literature employs a variety of worlds to tackle real life problems.
Kardashian Kin Writing YA Sci-Fi Novel

Kardashian Kin Writing YA Sci-Fi Novel

News by Rob Hart June 29, 2012
Kim Kardashian's younger sisters are teaming up to write a young adult science fiction novel set 200 years in the future. Wait, what?

YA Superstar: John Green

Column by Sarah Pitre June 28, 2012
The man, the myth, the legend. 'Looking For Alaska' author, John Green.

The Next Big Thing In YA

Column by Sarah Pitre June 15, 2012
Will dystopia continue to hog the throne of young adult literature, or will it pass the crown to a new trend?
There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books

There's So Much Damned Profanity In YA Books

News by Kimberly Turner May 18, 2012
A new study of young adult fiction shows that characters who swear are richer, prettier, and more popular.
Charlie Kaufman Chaos Walking

Lionsgate Taps Charlie Kaufman To Adapt YA Novel

News by Rob Hart April 24, 2012
Lionsgate will adapt Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy for the screen--with Charlie Kaufman writing the screenplay for the first installment of the YA series.

Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?

Column by John Jarzemsky March 29, 2012
Advocates of censorship often invoke the name of children to support their cause, but repression of literature borders on abusive.

Top 10 YA Books That Adults Will Love

Column by Meredith Borders March 2, 2012
It's not all TWILIGHT up in here. Some young adult novels are brilliant and engaging. Read on for ten of the best.