Silvern by   Christina L. Farley 
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The Second book in the Gilded series comes out today! See my review here.


Silvern by Christina L. Farley

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The Second book in the Gilded series comes out today! See my review here.

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Selkie’s Birthday Giveaway!

It’s Selkie’s birthday! 

So I thought, to celebrate, I’d do a giveaway!


What am I giving away? 

GRAND PRIZE: An advance copy of THE BOY WITH THE HIDDEN NAME *and* an advance paper copy of the e-novella THE GIRL WHO READ THE STARS, both signed and personalized (and if you don’t have THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS, signed or otherwise, we’ll talk. ;-)) (and your choice of one of the runner-up prizes, too)

TEN RUNNER-UP PRIZES: Your choice: signed swag packs from me (bookmarks and bookplates) OR I’ll give you feedback on a piece of writing of your choice (up to 5,000 words) OR I’ll write you a drabble to a prompt and characters of your choice (original or fannish).

What do you have to do? Nothing! Except reblog this post. (You can also leave a comment on my blog entry or retweet on Twitter for extra entries.)

The first day of fall is officially September 23 this year, so you have until 11:59 pm Eastern time on September 23 to enter.

(P.S. And the giveaway is international!)

YES! This series is amazing - everyone should be reading this!!!

I want the boy with the hidden name. The ending of the previous book slayed me and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT CAME NEXT OKAY

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Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day everyone!!!  We’re often asked about our favorite bisexual books so here they are!  (*=bisexual author)

Title: Bi Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Author: Shiri Eisner* (bidyke)
Recommended by: Sarah
A stunning, thought-provoking work of intersectional feminist non-fiction that both supports bisexual people and challenges them to be forces of revolutionary cultural change.  

Title: Strangers in Paradise
Author: Terry Moore
Recommended by: Evan and Sarah
A beautifully drawn and written graphic novel series detailing the long and complicated path we sometimes take towards love.

Title: Adaptation and it’s sequel Inheritance
Author: Malinda Lo
Recommended by: Ellie
An X-Files inspired science fiction adventure with aliens, government conspiracies, and a unique solution to the classic young adult love triangle story.

Title: Grasshopper Jungle
Author: Andrew Smith
Recommended by: Evan
Appeals to fans of sci fi, the apocalypse, YA lit, and has a strong bi romantic triangle.

Title: Hild
Author: Nicola Griffith
Recommended by: Ellie
An exquisitely detailed historical epic based of the life of St Hild of Whitby in medieval England. Will appeal to readers who like intense historical accuracy and period-accurate bisexual characters.

Title: Not My Father’s Son
Author: Alan Cumming*
Recommended by: Evan
I think it’s so important to read the real life stories of bisexuals and their struggles and successes in life. This is also an excellent portrayal of life and recovery in domestic violence situations.

Title: Otherbound
Author: Corinne Duyvis*
Recommended by: Sarah
A stunning fantasy grounded in diversity, social justice, and power/privilege dynamics where a disabled Latino teen boy visits the magical world of a mute bisexual girl when he closes his eyes.  

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On the blog: The 20 Most Anticipated YA Novels Publishing In October 2014 —>

Want to #win this Kindle Paperwhite with a custom EIGHTH GUARDIAN cover, preloaded with ten (TEN!!) awesome books? It’s waiting for one of the winners of The Sky’s the Limit writing contest. Full details at


Want to #win this Kindle Paperwhite with a custom EIGHTH GUARDIAN cover, preloaded with ten (TEN!!) awesome books? It’s waiting for one of the winners of The Sky’s the Limit writing contest. Full details at



The day has arrived for the release of SILVERN! It’s now available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio! I’m so excited for you guys to read this sequel and delve deeper into Jae’s and the world of the Guardians of Shinshi.

This morning when I walked out into the…


One month to lift off, folks. So, let’s have some fun of the BEWARE THE WILD variety. 

And since it’s not a party until someone says nice things about my debut novel, allow me to kick things off right with a trifecta:

“A lovely modern fairy tale as tangled and dark as the swamp it lurks in. Parker’s debut is American myth at its very best!” —Kiersten White, NYT bestselling author

“Parker has a nice touch with the Southern flavor of Sterling’s Louisiana town, steeped in superstition and silence…This engaging debut should enjoy a wide audience.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A creepy, atmospheric book that will draw readers in…Beware the Wild breathes new life into the teen supernatural genre.” —School Library Journal

Now, it’s a party. And I’ve made all sorts of goodies for you, including the GIFs above. I’m giving away bookmarks for marking books, book plates (of which there are two designs and you must pick only one, Highlander style), magnets for magging nets, and I <3 YA Books bumper stickers. All are absolutely free with your pre-order of BEWARE THE WILD.

This post is going to be long enough as is, so let’s get right to it. I’m celebrating in two ways:


  1. Pre-order BEWARE THE WILD in hardback or ebook format from your favorite chain, independent, or online retailer, such as: IndieBound | Amazon Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

  2. Submit proof of purchase (email, scan, photo, etc. of your receipt) at, along with a valid mailing address.

  3. On October 21st, 2014, you will be mailed a signed bookmark, your choice of a cherry blossom or gator head bookplate, a fancy schmancy magnet, and an I <3 YA Books bumper sticker. (NOTE: These bumperstickers will accompany me on the  Roadside YA Tour in late October. The only ways to acquire these is to pre-order now or attend a tour event later). 

  4. Submissions for the giveaway close October 20th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

Now, because BEWARE THE WILD and BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE come out on the very same day and because one day long ago Maggie said to me, “Parker, stop whinging and write something good,” it’s cosmically significant that I find myself in possession of one of the oh-so-rare ARCs of BLLB. To keep myself good with the cosmos, I’m passing this good fortune on to one of you.

In addition, I’m giving away a small bundle of some of my favorite collections of words. They are: THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia Butler, SAVING FRANCESCA by Melina Marchetta, THE BOOK OF THREE by Lloyd Alexander, and THE DARK IS RISING by Susan Cooper.

One winner will get all 5 books.


  1. Reblog this post and you will be automatically entered to win the stack of my favorite books along with the ARC of Maggie Stiefvater’s BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE. Only one reblog per person will be counted!

  2. Tweet some version of “Pre-order BEWARE THE WILD! Enter to win an ARC of BLUE LILIY, LILY BLUE! *include a link to this post here* #bewarethewild” for a bonus second entry. NOTE: Please use the hashtag so I can find it!

  3. For all the usual reasons, this contest is only open to those with a valid North American mailing address. (I wish it wasn’t so!)

  4. Submissions for the contest close September 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

  5. Just to be absolutely, 100%, no bones about it clear: no pre-order is necessary to enter this contest.

Good luck! Thank you! And So Say We All!

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Congrats all OneFour KidLit debut authors on this list!

OneFour KidLit Book Releases - Week of September 14



Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. When she’s sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb’s Finishing School for Young Ladies, Jocelyn’s hopes of following in her father’s fearsome footsteps are lost in a heap of dance lessons, white gloves, and way too much pink.

So when Jocelyn receives a letter from her father challenging her to avenge his untimely demise at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile, she doesn’t hesitate-here at last is the adventure she has been waiting for. But Jocelyn finds that being a pirate is a bit more difficult than she’d bargained for. As if attempting to defeat the Neverland’s most fearsome beast isn’t enough to deal with, she’s tasked with captaining a crew of woefully untrained pirates, outwitting cannibals wild for English cuisine, and rescuing her best friend from a certain pack of lost children, not to mention that pesky Peter Pan who keeps barging in uninvited.

The crocodile’s clock is always ticking in Heidi Schulz’s debut novel, a story told by an irascible narrator who is both dazzlingly witty and sharp as a sword. Will Jocelyn find the courage to beat the incessant monster before time runs out?

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When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same smile. The same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced.

She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.

At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that. She’s used to defending her sister, too. But Violet has vanished, and when Cate sets out to find her, she ends up in the line of fire instead. Because Cate is getting dangerously close to secrets that will rock the foundation of everything she thought was true.

In a thrilling debut, Stefanie Gaither takes readers on a nail-biting ride through a future that looks frighteningly similar to our own time and asks: how far are you willing to go to keep your family together?

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Evie and Rick Lane are determined to transform the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a real life pile of floating garbage—into an eighth continent, using a special formula developed by their father. This new continent will be a place where their family can live free from the intervention of Winterpole, a global rule-maker run by bumbling bureaucrats. But eleven-year-old pink-and-plastic-obsessed Vesuvia Piffle, the secret mastermind behind the villainous Condo Corp, also has her sights set on this new land, and she wants to use it to build a kind of Miami-on-steroids. Now, it’s a race against time and across the world as the kids gather the items they need to create their continent. Because whoever controls the eighth continent controls our future. And the future can’t be both “green” and pink.

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OneFour KidLit Releases, week of 9/8/14



On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. 

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.

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CROWN OF ICE by Vicki L. Weavil

Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts — to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s desire, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing. 

CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.

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Anna O’Mally doesn’t believe in the five stages of grief. Her way of dealing with death equates to daily bouts of coffin yoga and fake-tattooing Patti Smith quotes onto her arms. Once a talented writer, Anna no longer believes words matter, until shocking discoveries– in the form of origami cranes– force her to redefine family and love.

As Anna goes in search of the truth, she discovers that while every story, every human being, has a last line, it might still be possible to find the words for a new beginning.

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SPIRIT’S KEY by Edith Cohn

Spirit’s Key is a mystery with a bit of magic for fans of Savvy and Because of Winn Dixie.

By now, twelve-year-old Spirit Holden should have inherited the family gift: the ability to see the future. But when she holds a house key in her hand like her dad does to read its owner’s destiny, she can’t see anything. Maybe it’s because she can’t get over the loss of her beloved dog, Sky, who died mysteriously. Sky was Spirit’s loyal companion, one of the wild dogs that the local islanders believe possess dangerous spirits. As more dogs start dying and people become sick, too, almost everyone is convinced that these dogs and their spirits are to blame—except for Spirit. Then Sky’s ghost appears, and Spirit is shaken. But his help may be the key to unlocking her new power and finding the cause of the mysterious illness before it’s too late.

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