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2014 February 14
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_DSC2226 (2)It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Then again, when it comes to YA books,  love is always in the air around here.

Inspired by the Blind Date with a Book displays that are popping up in libraries this week, we are sharing some YA book singles ads with you. Read the blurb and try to guess which which book is looking for a reader. Answers will appear after the break.

Feel free to share your own blurbs in the comments!

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  • Jessica Lind

1.  “Historical fiction seeks reader for a look at the effect of WWII on a Lithuanian family. This is a date for fans of beautifully written stories of hope during the toughest of times.” ♡

2.  “Contemporary YA novel seeks reader as date for school trip to England. Shakespeare, mobile phones, and love await you.” ♡

3.  “Modern update on classic story seeks reader to flashback to New York’s rock scene in the eighties. Must be willing to jump between timelines to solve a mystery.” ♡

4.  “Totally rockin’ graphic novel seeks reader to, you know, just, like, hang out. An interest in music and old school video games would be a total plus. May be required to travel through Subspace.” ♡

  • Erin Daly

5.  “Sweet and funny romance seeks reader who loves film and Parisian travel.” ♡

6.  “Modern fantasy seeks reader to explore the magical possibilities of origami, sentient textbooks, and folding reality.” ♡

7.  “Collection of short stories seeks reader with a wide range of esoteric interests ranging from raising the dead to ethnography of magicians to television shows about libraries and boys who inherit phone booths to handbags with entire fairy realms inside.” ♡

8.  “Suspenseful dystopian novel seeks reader to resist the alien invasion while reminiscing about the past and keeping alive the vow to rescue a sibling.” ♡

  • Geri Diorio

9.  “Heartbreakingly realistic boarding school novel seeks reader who can handle rugby, violence, sexual fantasies, and growing pains. Enjoying comics is a plus.” ♡

10.  “Award winning book linking seven stories across time and space seeks speculative fiction loving reader who wants to puzzle out the mysteries of love, family, and sacrifice.” ♡

11.  “Like fairy tales? Like ghost stories? How about mysteries? Acclaimed YA novel combining all these elements seeks reader who is open to the idea of spirits from the past guiding us in the present. Must have courage and ability to resist pastries.” ♡

12.  “Modern retelling of Shakespearian play seeks reader who is open to seeing what the minor characters can do. Love of fencing, thievery, an unrequited love a huge plus.” ♡

  • Jennifer Rummel

13.  “The family next door has always been off limits, but that was before girl met boy. Now they secretly date.” ♡

14.  “Girl has a gift and a curse. Someone wants to use her for a weapon, but she’s about to fight back.” ♡

15.  “Girl gets sucked into dreams – one boy in particular has nightmares that could come true.” ♡

16.  “Girl’s BFF moves away. She’s devestated until an interesting boy crosses her path.” ♡

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Answers:

  • Jessica Lind

1.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

2.  Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

3.  Catherine by April Lindner

4.  Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley

  • Erin Daly

5.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

6.  Shadows by Robin McKinley

7.  Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

8.  The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

  • Geri Diorio

9.  Winger by Andrew Smith

10.  Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

11.  Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

12.  Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine

  • Jennifer Rummel

13. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

14.  Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

15.  Wake by Lisa McMann

16.  Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

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