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Oni Press Graphic Novels

“The Avalon Chronicles: Once in a Blue Moon”, volume one by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir and Emma Viecele.

“Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge!” by Brendan Hay and Justin Wagner

All recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne
Guest: Scott Freeman

Upcoming:
“Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
“Never Fall Down” by Patricia McCormick

 

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making or, Welcome to Your Life

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente

“The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherynne Valente (author’s website)

All book reviews and recommendations are on the CYA Podcast Pinterest board
Cathie Sue
Emily
Jenny
Karl
Adrienne

City of Fallen Angels & TMI

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Roll call question
What are your favorite places to read?

Topic
“2012 Newbery Reading List”, by Hunt, Jonathan. January 27, 2011, School Library Journal Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery blog.

Recommendations
Jenny
Virginia Euwer WolfeNeustadt Award winner
Monday is One Day by Arthur Levine
Which Way by Marthe Jocelyn
Go outside

Emily
DC Comics reboot of their entire universe

Karl
Anti-recommendation: Don’t watch Bill and Ted Adventures cartoon

Adrienne
Teen Read Month partnering with Kevin Stark of Toy and Action Figure Museum, a Color Nook for top readers of a school and public library provided by Sonic, Corp, posters and a drawing of all participants for a set of books.

Upcoming
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Grimm Legacy & Leverage

Grimm Legacy by Polly ShulmanLeverage by Joshua C. Cohen

Polly Shulman (author website)

Joshua C. Cohen (book website)

Roll Call Question
What author would you most  like to meet?

Extended Leverage Resources
When She Hollers by Cynthia Voight
Brick (movie, Wikipedia entry, currently Netflix Instant)

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Jenny
Hint Fiction by Robert Swartwood
Whiff of Pine, Hint of Skunk a Forest of Poems by Deborah Ruddell

Karl
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl (Wikipedia entry)
Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
Modern Masters series published by Abbeville Press
Swords: An Artist’s Devotion by Benjamin Boos

Adrienne
The Good Wife on CBS
My So-Called Life, Netflix Instant (Thanks FYA!)

Emily
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Zombies vs Unicorns or, The Winner Is…

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Unicorns FTW!

Simon and Schuster Promotion Website

Holly Black – Author website

Justine Larbalestier – Author website

Recommendations

Karl
Zombie Risk game
Major Spoilers.com
Major Spoilers Podcast
Major Spoilers Critical Hit – D&D Podcast

Emily
Mildred Laughlin 2010 Festival of the BookTamora Pierce
John Green books and Nerdfighters

Adrienne
Television Without Pity.com

Upcoming Books

Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Space Between the Trees by Katie Williams

Clockwork Angel or, A Corset Too Tight

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare – Author website

Clockwork Angel Playlist – Author’s list of songs in Grooveshark playlist

Topic

Who the heck are we?!?

Adrienne Butler, Youth Services Consultant, Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Emily Williams, Young Adult Services Coordinator, Metropolitan Library System

Cathie Sue Andersen, Selector – Youth Fiction, Tulsa City County Library System

Karl Siewert, Young Adult Librarian, Tulsa City County Library System

Recommendations

Adrienne
Slate Culture Gabfest
Slate Spoiler Special
Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Renew your driver’s license

Cathie Sue
The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan C. Bradley
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan C. Bradley
ThinkGeek.com

Karl
To Write Love On Her Arms.org
Fade to Blue by Sean Bedoin
Ignite – Seattle, Tulsa, OKC

Emily
Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, AMC TV Show

Upcoming Books:

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway

Choose the Last Book of December

You, yes, you can decide what our final book of 2010 will be. Your choices are below, and you can only vote once. These titles were selected by Cathie Sue, Emily and myself as books we really want to read. So vote and tell your friends even if they don’t listen to the podcast to vote and we will read and discuss the book for our December podcast.

Vote below the book and annotations

You by Charles Benoit

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to go.

You’re just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can’t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?

There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time’s running out. How did this happen?

You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn’t make that lead to his own destruction.

In his stunning young-adult debut, Charles Benoit mixes riveting tension with an insightful—and unsettling—portrait of an ordinary teen in a tale that is taut, powerful, and shattering. (HarperTeen)

Half-World by Hiromi Goto

Melanie Tamaki is an outsider.

Unpopular and impoverished, she is the only child of a loving but neglectful mother. She barely copes with surviving school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake….

Award winning author, Hiromi Goto’s novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half lives, and redemption. (Penguin)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris until she meets Etienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. (Amazon.com)


Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter 

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .

In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything. (Feiwel & Friends)


Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it’s just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it’s not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .

Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today (Balzar + Bray)

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Odd-Fish Interivew

The group was very lucky to score a video Skype interview with James Kennedy author of Order of the Odd-Fish.

Order of the Odd-Fish by James Kennedy

Order of the Odd-Fish by James Kennedy

This book is about Jo Larouche who was found with a note declaring her a “dangerous baby”. After thirteen years of a relatively quiet life with her eccentric Aunt, Jo is swept up in an fast-paced adventure and find out just how “dangerous” she really is.

Visit James Kennedy

Listen to the James Kennedy Interview.

December’s book was Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. January’s book is Graceling by Kristin Cashore.