The Monday Poll: Most Intriguing YA Book About the Witness Protection Program

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Last week, we asked your opinion on the coolest tattoo in YA lit. Four’s back tattoo’s from Divergent by Veronica Roth and Ronan’s tattoos from The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater tied for first place with 33% of the vote. Not far behind were the Shadowhunter runes from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books, with 28% of the vote.

We also got some great suggestions for other cool tattoos in YA lit through the comments on last week’s poll! Leslie mentioned Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Cassidy chimed in with Wes’ tattoo from Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever, Shari reminded us about Perry and Roar’s tattoos from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, and Molly brought up Karou’s tattoos in Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks very much to all of you who voted and commented!

This week, we want to know what you think is the most intriguing, most suspenseful YA story about being the Witness Protection Program. There’s certainly a captivating mystique about this topic, so vote in the poll below, and be sure to comment if we’ve missed a good one!

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Tweets of the Week: January 10

Here are some bookish tweets you might have missed this week.

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Bookish Brew: Inspired by Lissa Price

starters-lissa-price-coverenders-lissa-price-coverIn December I first blogged about heightening your reading experience by concocting a “bookish brew,” a beverage inspired by the book that you’re into at the moment.  Today, in honor of yesterday’s release of Lissa Price’s Enders, I thought I’d share a drink recipe that I created in the spirit of her Starters (2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers), the first book in this duology and one of my favorite reads.

In Starters, sixteen-year-old Callie lives in a futuristic Los Angeles in which everyone is either under age 20 or over age 60.  A fatal spore illness has killed all those in the age range in between.  Callie, her ill young brother Tyler, and her friend Michael are attempting to survive together by living in abandoned buildings, trying to avoid being sent to a prison-like institution for parentless children.  Desperate to help Tyler, Callie decides to sign up to rent her body out to seniors who will take control of her mind, living as youth again for a short period.  In return Callie is promised a very large sum of money.  During Callie’s third “rental,” however, she experiences periods where she is back in her own mind, learning that her current renter may plan to use her body to kill someone.  This initiates an action-packed series of events in which Callie learns more about her renter’s motivations and the plans of Prime Destinations, the company which she’s allowed to loan out her body.  Fans of the Hunger Games trilogy will love Starters, another great dystopian read about a strong and compassionate female lead taking a stand in a society divided between haves and have-nots.

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The Monday Poll: Coolest Tattoo in YA Lit

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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week, we asked which winter 2014 sequel you’re most looking forward to reading. With twenty titles to choose from, it was a tough call! Cress by Marissa Meyer took the lead with 34% of the vote, followed by Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, which garnered 21% of the vote. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab wasn’t far behind with 18% of the vote. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks very much to all of you who voted!

This week, we want to know what you think is the coolest tattoo in YA lit. Vote in the poll below, and be sure to comment if we’ve missed your favorite!

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Tweets of the Week: January 3

Happy New Year!  Twitter has been relaxing over the holidays too it seems, but here are some things you may have missed.

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– Whitney Etchison, currently reading The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore