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Helping everyone who loves young adult fiction find their next favourite book

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

Ladies and Gentleman, readers of discerning tastes who seek the finest of entertainments, may we interest you in a fabulous new tale from Toronto resident, Lady Adrienne Kress? Kress describes The Friday Society, her Teen debut, as "Steampunk Charlie's Angels—without the Charlie." It's an incredibly accurate description: imagine the fun, adventure, action, and female-friendships of Charlies Angels set in the Edwardian period—and then add the utter coolness of steampunk to the mix. Are you a fan of Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices or Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy? Then you're going to adore The Friday Society. This is a book of three bright, bold young ladies who band together to thwart crimes and save their city. Kress balances the multiple POVs of the girls, giving each character her own distinct personality while maintaining a unifying tongue-in-cheek style of narration, and resolves the interweaving plots in a satisfying way. I admire how Kress emphasizes the camaraderie of Cora, Nellie, and Michiko—a trio of go-to "Girl Fridays" who assist three powerful men of London. While I like each of the girls, Michiko might be my favourite; Kress writes an English as second language character in a way that's both respectful and realistic. In…

A Q and A with John Green

As we head into the holiday season and become nostalgic for the year that was, it seems only fitting that I end the year the way it began, talking about my one of my favourite reads this year, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (the other one was Libba Bray’s The Diviners.)  Last January, I had the opportunity to read the manuscript and review the book for the release date.  Not only does this book top Indigo’s Best of 2012 list, but we also have this exclusive Q&A with John Green. Indigo Teen Blog (ITB): Can you please tell our readers about The Fault in Our Stars? Do you remember how the story developed for you? John Green (JG): I started the story that became The Fault in Our Stars more than ten years ago. I’d worked as a student chaplain at a children’s hospital for a few months after graduating from college, and the sick teenagers I met at the hospital were very different from the sick kids I’d read about in novels: The people I met were not sad-eyed creatures with some secret wisdom conferred upon them by illness. They were not creatures who existed so that…

Moira Young Blog Tour

Moira Young’s Dust Land series, it definitely The Road meets The Hunger Games. You’ve got your badass, gladiator girl in a world so desolate that it can only be brought to life by some perfectly sparse writing. Saba is scrappy and strong and her experience in the ring makes Katniss’ life look like a cakewalk. But it’s the writing in Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart that really won me over. The story flies forward at breakneck pace, fueled by this Cormac McCarthy-style bareness. What better way to describe a barren world than with spare, carefully chosen words? Yes, there is a love story. And yes, Saba must come of age and take charge, but there is so much more going on here. The Dust Lands is a broken world and Saba is a broken girl. She is repairing herself while managing the people and problems around her. I can’t wait to see how Young pulls it together.  We are thrilled to be the fourth stop on Moira Young’s cyber blog tour celebrating the release of the second novel in the Dust Lands series, Rebel Heart. Indigo Teen Blog (ITB): You’ve created a very bleak world in the Dust Lands…

Best of Teen 2012

It's time for the most exciting post of the year: The Top Ten List! This year all the members of Team Teen worked together to compile a master list of the must read Teen books from 2012. We're very proud of this one; it's a perfect mix of all the books we love and the books we think you'll love, too. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. When we asked around the office, this was one of the titles everyone mentioned. We loved Green's endearing characters from page one; his quirky humour had us laughing at a cancer book—something we never thought we'd do. (Our review and Q & A with John Green.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. We want to get in the Pig (Gansey's car) and go on adventures with Stiefvater's mature and well-developed cast. From smart commentary on wealth and privilege, to witty banter and magic, this lyrical book is like a teen Indiana Jones with Welsh mythology. (Our Q & A with Maggie Stiefvater.) The Diviners by Libba Bray. Team Teen pos-i-tute-ly thinks this Jazz Age fantasy is the bee's knees, the elephant's eyebrows, and the cat's pyjamas. This is the 1920s as…
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