Tag Archives | Jessica Spotswood

May 2016 New Releases

Welcome back to Upcoming Titles, our monthly feature where we highlight books releasing this month. As always, this is by no means a comprehensive list of forthcoming releases, just a compilation of titles we think our readers (and our contributors!) would enjoy. Well, well, well, it looks as though summer has officially begun. There are fifty-seven, count ’em 56 books we’ve rounded up for the month of May, thirty-five (35) releasing the first week alone. So…without further ado: […]

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March 2016 New Releases

Welcome back to Upcoming Titles, our monthly feature where we highlight books releasing this month. As always, this is by no means a comprehensive list of forthcoming releases, just a compilation of titles we think our readers (and our contributors!) would enjoy. Without further ado: March 1 A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro Beyond the Red by Ava Jae The Black Knife by Jodi Meadows* The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie […]

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Guest Post: Jessica Spotswood on Writing YA Romance

Readers love romance…when it’s done right. If it’s not, watch out! Readers are increasingly discerning, and accusations will fly about instalove, too-perfect love interests, unnecessary love triangles, and passive heroines who ignore everything and everyone else for a boy, even when their dystopian society is crumbling around them. How can we prevent our stories from falling prey to these common criticisms? Here are a few tips: 1. Don’t focus exclusively on romance. Presumably, your protagonist has other […]

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Interview with Jessica Spotswood, author of Star Cursed

Star Cursed (Book 2 in the Cahill Witch Chronicles) With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate’s friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves. Cate doesn’t want to be a weapon, and she doesn’t want to involve her friends and Finn in the […]

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February Releases

So, even though it’s the shortest month of the year, there are LOTS of awesome-sounding books releasing in February—so many that my wallet is already weeping. In the interest of space, I’m highlighting the February Releases that I’m most excited for. But for a complete list of February releases, definitely check out the calendar on Teens Read Too! It’s a GREAT resource for any book lover! February 1st (OUT NOW!) Wings of the Wicked by […]

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