Jess and I at maybe 13 or 14 at our grandparent’s house. I think I’m reading Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
From Top left: BEA 2016; Kat meeting Marie Lu at a 2013 Penguin Event in NYC; Meeting Maggie Steifvater at Dream Thieves signing in 2013; Jess getting Hidden Figures signed; “the official company headshot; Jess and Amber from DuLivre at BEA16; Hidden Figures signing in 2017; Jess w/ Lamar Giles at NovaTeen 2014; Us with Kendare Blake at BEA 2016
When Jess and I started this blog I honestly didn’t think it was going to last longer than a few months, (like every other blog we started) but here we are six years later ! In those six years we’ve gotten to see a lot; like the beginnings of amazing projects like WNDB and NoVa Teen Book Festival.
I have a clear memory of being 17-years-old in Borders (*pours one out*) and feeling sad that soon I couldn’t read YA and I’d have to read boring “adult books”. This was in 2006, right before the Twilight boom. Little did I know there would be even better YA books published in my adulthood and that I’d tumble across a community of like-minded and diverse readers that enjoyed YA as much as I did.
We may not be the biggest or most influential blog out there but we’re still here and plan to keep it going as long as we can ! Now, to celebrate 6 years we’re looking to the future at what’s new and upcoming so we’re giving away a physical copy of one (1) book from Barnes and Nobles’ 27 Most Anticipated October YA ! I chose this list because I like the inclusive-ness and enthusiastic break downs of each book.
Prize: 1 Book From B&N’s 27 Most Anticipated October YA !