Book Alert: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano (from Disney Hyperion)

Sometimes you hear a book name and it catches your attention. When I was flipping through a book listing for Disney Hyperion, I saw Holding Smoke. It's listed as a young adult mystery / thriller, which of course, when I saw that I knew I had to dive deeper. After I read the blurb, I immediately ordered a copy. Have you heard of Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano? School Library Connection calls it "Part ghost story, part redemption story, part mystery, and very engaging." I call it HURRY UP AMAZON I NEED THIS NOW.   HOLDING SMOKE by Elle Cosimano John "Smoke[...]


Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

When I drove to Las Vegas for ALA, I was very excited for books and author events and to see my awesome Twitter friends in person. One of the things I was most excited about was being able to talk to the editors and publicists at the publishing booths and find out which books they would recommend for horror fanatics. I feel like the YA scene has shifted a bit and we’ve finally begun to see more action in the dark YA, horror, and thriller categories. I did this in the Disney-Hyperion booth. I asked the publicist which book she would recommend me to read for our[...]