YA Novelist Interviews

Whether you’ve read the books that these novelists have written or not, you’ll love my indepth reporting when you check out each of my YA novelist interviews. Some interviews have a forced or contrived feel to them, but you can rest assured that my one-on-one talks with these writers will be authentic and heart felt. I usually have the authors come back on the interview publication day to answer your questions and comments, so come by often to learn more about these novelists with an eye on the teen audience.

Interview with Monica Rodden

Interview with Monica Rodden, Author of Monsters Among Us

I reviewed Monsters Among Us by debut author, Monica Rodden. Today, this debut author is on YA Book Shelf to participate in an in-depth interview about her novel. We discuss everything from the marketing of her debut novel and what drew her to writing thrillers to the theme of sexual assault, her favourite Christmas bread recipe, publishing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. As I mentioned in the review, Monsters Among Us is a tough book to read, but it handles dark themes in a sensitive way, so if you love my interview with the author, I hope you pick up the novel as well. Read more →


Blog Tour: Sadie by Courtney Summers Review + Interview

If you’re looking for something a little different from Courtney Summers that still manages to make her longtime fans happy, then you have to pick up Sadie…today. Seriously, this book should be one of the next ones on your TBR pile if you haven’t already gotten to it. Prediction: it may just be one of your favorite books of the year! Read more →


With Malice by Eileen Cook Review + Interview

Buy With Malice Special price $19.15 Regular price: $19.29 ($24.80 CDN) Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers / Raincoast Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on June 9, 2016 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t. Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room with her leg in a cast, stitches in her face, and a… Read more →

Square Root Summer Blog Evite

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood + Interview

Buy The Square Root of Summer Special price $15.51 Regular price: $15.67 ($20.50 CDN) Publisher: Roaring Brook / Raincoast Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on May 19, 2016 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve. It’s a little like a black hole. It’s a little like infinity. In Harriet… Read more →