Welcome to episode nine of Fiction Forward! This week, author Caleb Roehrig (pronounced like RARE-ig) joins us to chat about LGBT+ in YA fiction, his new book White Rabbit, and how having your shit together is a lie.
Welcome to Fiction Forward episode #8, a short book news roundup!
I can honestly say that Children of Blood and Bone deserves every bit of praise and hype it’s gotten, plus infinitely more.
Fictionist had the opportunity to ask author C.C. Hunter a few questions!
Claire Kann, author of Let’s Talk About Love, is here to chat about representation and her main character, Alice: A biromantic asexual black woman dealing with her “summer of struggle,” as Kann puts it.
Penguin Random House has launched Kokila, a new diversity-focused Children’s and YA publishing imprint. Find out who will be running the show and what plans they already have.
Enjoy a brief window into author Rebekah Crane’s writing process and inspiration before the release of her new book, The Upside of Falling Down!
‘Reign the Earth’ was an immersive, wonderfully-written YA fantasy. Strong women, magic, a pinch of politics, and thoughtful plotlines make this a must-read.
Do new illustrations gracing pages of updated ‘Neverwhere’ editions add something to the classic Neil Gaiman novel, or are they a distraction? Find out here!
Today Jackie and Kelly talk about Before She Ignites, a YA fantasy by Jodi Meadows. While all of the characters are POC, Meadows is actually white. This could go terribly, terribly wrong. Or… maybe not?
Find out who’s going to be at BookCon 2018 and where to buy tickets!
Scribd, a reading subscription service, has released a map to tell you which author is the most popular in each state.
While ‘Carry On’ had its issues, I still loved it and recommend it to everyone!
‘One Dark Throne’ is a worthy follow-up to ‘Three Dark Crowns,’ even with complaints that the plot was slow-moving.
All of July’s YA releases, in one place. Which ones will you be buying on release day?
‘Handbook for Mortals’ recently debut at #1 on the NYT bestseller list — but how did it get there, if no one’s heard of it?