Let’s Talk YA events invite readers, authors, and members of the publishing community to join a lively and honest, open discussion about YA books. From swoon-worthy romances and books that changed the way readers see the world, to the author’s writing process and publishing journey, Let’s Talk YA events give authors and book lovers the chance to connect over their passion for literature. Reflection on identity, diversity, and more…young adult books represent a unique opportunity to have an open dialogue on complex topics.
This event will feature the following young adult titles and authors:
ABOUT LITTLE DO WE KNOW
In bittersweet contemporary novel LITTLE DO WE KNOW (Hyperion | On Sale June 5, 2018), New York Times bestselling author Tamara Ireland Stone deftly crafts a moving portrait of faith, love and friendship. Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven't spoken in months. Now, Emory is trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. One night, Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house and in the aftermath of the accident, all three struggle to understand what happened in their own ways. But when a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory's argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.
ABOUT CITY OF BASTARDS
In CITY OF BASTARDS’ (Hyperion | on Sale June 5, 2018), the critically acclaimed Andrew Shvarts is back in this refreshing, hilarious, and wildly entertaining fantasy novel perfect for crossover readers. This action-packed sequel follows Tilla as she explores the royal capital of Lightspire where she uncovers a sinister conspiracy to take down the kingdom from within. With an ensemble cast that resonates as real and complex, CITY OF BASTARDS is filled with humor and heart that readers will not soon forget. In fact, “Soon John Snow won’t be the only bastard whose name readers will remember” –Entertainment Weekly on Royal Bastards.
ABOUT PICTURE US IN THE LIGHT
PICTURE US IN THE LIGHT (Hyperion | On Sale April 10, 2018) by Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Debut Award finalist Conviction, is a profound love story with epic scope that will break readers’ hearts and put them back together again. Told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Danny Cheng, this urgent and hauntingly beautiful novel delves into critical and timely issues of deportation, systemic racism, and sexual identity. “This urgent, achingly beautiful story shines a light on those living in the shadows. A beacon of hope and resistance” ̶ #1 New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz.
NEANDERTHAL OPENS THE DOOR TO THE UNIVERSE (On sale May 22, 2018 | Hyperion) by Preston Norton is a moving, laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA novel that puts a fresh spin on the high school outsider narrative and introduces an unforgettable cast of characters that will win the hearts of both teen and adult readers. Razor sharp, moving, and outrageously funny, NEANDERTHAL OPENS THE DOOR TO THE UNIVERSE is an unforgettable story of finding one’s place in an imperfect world.
Preorder and get free swag! We'll let you choose either a planner or a pencil bag with each purchase of any of the titles featured above as well as a Let's Talk YA button.