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.


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 →

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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 →


Gena / Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson & Interview

Whether you’re part of one or multiple fandoms, whether you write, read, or steer clear of fanfic, you have to give this one a try. Seriously. Moreover, like my fave book by Hannah Moskowitz, Gone, Gone, Gone, there is a big emotional aspect to Gena / Finn. If you want a punch in the feels, then you don’t want to miss this unique, contemporary YA novel. Read more →

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Secrets Blog Tour: Interview with Kelley Armstrong & Giveaway

I can’t believe how lucky I am to be able to interview her for YABookShelf.com, and I’m over the moon that one lucky U.S. or Canadian reader will win the Secrets 7-book box set through my blog. I hope that my questions and Kelley Armstrong’s thoughtful responses will get you excited to check out at least this book if not all of the books in the series. Read more →