Tahereh Mafi & Tomi Adeyemi Celebrate Their New Novels In The City This Week (YA Book Events 3/5-3/11)

It’s a great week for new YA releases and author events. Check out the full list of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Tuesday, March 6

Launch Event for Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Tahereh Mafi’s new novel, Restore Me. She’ll be joined by her husband and New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs. Free event, but you must purchase Restore Me or another book in the Shatter Me series to get a ticket for the signing line.

Launching Ashley Woodfolk’s The Beauty That Remains at McNally Jackson Books (7 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Ashley Woodfolk’s debut novel, The Beauty That Remains. She’ll be joined by Nic Stone (Dear Martin). Free event.

Wednesday, March 7

Children of Blood and Bone Event at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (6 p.m.)

Join Tomi Adeyemi for a discussion and signing of her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone. Zoraida Córdova (Labyrinth Lost) will moderate the conversation. Priority seating with purchase of the book from this B&N location.

Thursday, March 8

Launch Event for Stuck in the Stone Age by Geoff Rodkey at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Geoff Rodkey’s new book, Stuck in the Stone Age. Free event; RSVP here.

Saturday, March 10

Great Middle Grade Reads Event at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Join Jen Petro-Roy as she celebrates the release of her debut middle grade novel P.S. I Miss You. She’ll be joined by Courtney Sheinmel (The Kindness Club: Designed by Lucy). Free event.

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From Page to Screen: Every Day

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In case you’re unfamiliar with Every Day, the story, both the book by David Levithan and the film, follows A, a person who switches bodies every 24 hours. Full disclosure, I did not like the book. I couldn’t even finish it, honestly. I thought the concept was interesting but the story itself was boring and I think I gave up after the first few chapters.

That being said, when I saw the trailer for the film adaptation I actually thought it looked good. Maybe it was because the film was more in the love interest’s perspective than the character of A, who’s switching bodies. Whatever the reason, I was intrigued and since I have a MoviePass, which meant seeing the film didn’t really cost be anything, I decided to give it a try. Also, another full disclosure, Levithan is currently teaching my Lit Seminar so I was a little curious to see what my professor’s book was all about.

Anyway, I actually enjoyed the film. It was a pretty cute love story that, as I said, really focused more on Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), who I loved. I thought her story was really interesting, especially when it came to her home/family life. It was also interesting to see how dating A really affected her life at home and at school. However, I wasn’t totally convinced about A as character. As one of my friends said, I kind of couldn’t see A as a character, because everyone who was A was different and so it just felt like Rhiannon was falling in love with different people, not the same person. There were also some weird flashback scenes that I could’ve done without.

Overall, I’ll probably never watch this movie again, but it was a cute one time watch. My friend claims the book is better, which, based on my history with books to movie adaptations, I can believe. So maybe just read the book and skip this one.

Meet Jason Reynolds, Dana Mele, & More This Week (YA Book Events 2/26-3/4)

There aren’t a lot of events happening this week but they’re all great. Check out the full schedule of event below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the events happening around the city.

Monday, Feb. 26

PEN Out Loud feat. Jason Reynolds and Greg Pardlo at SubCulture (7-8 p.m.)

Join bestselling and multi-award winning author Jason Reynolds and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Greg Pardlo in conversation for the launch of the 2018 season of PEN Out Loud. Tickets are $15.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Hope Nation Launch Event at The Strand (7-8 p.m.)

A panel of some of the most influential YA authors will discuss Hope Nation, an anthology that offers a guiding light to teens everywhere. Free event.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Launching Dana Mele’s People Like Us at McNally Jackson Books (7 p.m.)

Join Dana Mele as she celebrates the releasee of her debut novel, People Like Us. Free event.

Tamora Pierce Is In Town This Week (YA Book Events 2/19-2/25)

There are a number of great events happening this week, including two opportunities to meet the great Tamora Pierce. Check out the full schedule of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, Feb. 19

David Levithan + Angourie Rice: Every Day at Strand Books (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

In honor of the New York Times bestseller being adapted into a major motion picture author David Levithan and film star Angourie Rice are having an exclusive Q&A and meet-and-greet! Event admission plus a gift card is $5; event admission and a signed copy of Every Day is $10.99.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Rhoda Belleza in Conversation with Zoraida Cordova at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Rhoda Belleza for the launch of her new novel Blood of a Thousand Stars. Belleza will be in conversation with Zoraida Cordova, author of Labryinth Lost. Free event.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce at Barnes and Noble Union Square (6 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Tamora Pierce’s new book, Tempests and Slaughter. Wristbands for event access will be distributed with a purchase of the book from the store.

Friday, Feb. 23

NYC Launch for Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of the first book in Tamora Pierce’s new series, The Numair Chronicles. Free event.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Fave Authors (YA Book Events 2/12 – 2/18)

Love (for books) is in the air! Valentine’s Day is this week and what better way to celebrate than to spend the week with your first love: books. There’s a number of great events happening this week and plenty of authors to meet so check out the schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening in the city.

Monday, Feb. 12

Meet Cute Event at Books Are Magic (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Writers Ibi Zoboi, Jocelyn Davies, Mallory Kass, Katie Cotugno, Huntley Fitzpatrick, and Dhonielle Clayton share their work from the Meet Cute anthology. Free Event.

Meet Rowan Blanchard at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (6 p.m.)

Actress Rowan Blanchard will be celebrating the release of her book, Still Here. Moderating will be Elain Welteroth. Blanchard will personalize books and take photos with fans. You must purchase a copy of the book at the store to get a wristband for the event. Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Meet Victoria Stevens at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Victoria Stevens debut novel, Don’t Forget Me. She’ll be joined by Bonnie Pipkin (Aftercare Instructions) and Leah Konen (Love and Other Train Wrecks).

Thursday, Feb. 15

The Hazel Wood Event at Books Are Magic (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Join debut author Melissa Albert as she discusses her novel, The Hazel Wood, with Rhoda Belleza (Empress of a Thousand Skies). Free event.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Seven Asian American Authors You Should Be Reading at Chatham Square Library (1-3 p.m.)

Join authors Stacey Lee, Rhoda Belleza, Sona Charaipotra, Jenny Han, Heidi Heilig, Emily X.R. Pan, and Karuna Riazi as they share their thoughts on the intersection of culture and fiction. Panel will be moderated by Yin Chang. Free event.

Dhonielle Clayton, Arvin Ahmadi, & So Many More Authors Are Here This Week (YA Book Events 2/5 – 2/11)

There are a lot of great events happening this week, including two chances to meet NYT bestselling author Adam Silvera before he moves to the West Coast. So get out there and meet some authors this week and don’t forget to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter.

Monday, Feb. 5

Meet Ismée Williams at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Williams (Water in May) will be in conversation with the founders of Collin’s Kids in honor of Pediatric Heart Disease Awareness month. Free event.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Meet Charlotte Jones Voiklis & Léna Roy at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Voiklis and Roy as they discuss their book, Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time. Free event.

Launching Arvin Ahmadi’s Down and Across at McNally Jackson Books (7 p.m.)

Join Ahmadi and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) as they discuss Ahmadi’s debut novel, Down and Across. Free event.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Teen Author Panel at Jefferson Market Library (6-7:30 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author David Levithan as he’s joined with other YA authors discussing their latest books. Free event.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Meet Dhonielle Clayton at Books of Wonder Uptown (4-6 p.m.)

Join Clayton and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) as they discuss her new novel, The Belles. Free event.

Meet Melissa Albert, Liara Tamani, & So Many More This Week (YA Book Events 1/29-2/4)

There are so many great events happening this week! Check out the full list of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, Jan. 29

Meet Marieke Nijkamp at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Join Nijkamp as she discusses her new novel, Before I Let Go, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of her books. Free event.

Launch Party for The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet debut author Benko and fellow author Jodi Kendall (The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City) as they celebrate the release of Benko’s first novel, The Unicorn Quest. Free event.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Event at B&N Tribeca (7 p.m.)

Join Albert and Holly Black (The Cruel Prince) for a talk and signing. Priority seating with purchase of The Hazel Wood or The Cruel Prince from the store.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Launch Event with for Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join Gaughen, who will be in conversation with Zoraida Corodova (Labyrinth Lost) as they celebrate the release of Gaughen’s new book. Free event.

Thursday, Feb. 1

A Reading and Q&A with Liara Tamani at Langston Hughes House (7 p.m.)

Join Tamani, author of Calling My Name, as she does a reading on the anniversary of Langston Hughes’ birthday. Free event.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Teen Panel Event with Kim Purcell at Books of Wonder (4-6 p.m.)

Purcell (This is Not a Love Letter) and Jennifer Castle (Together at Midnight) will discuss their novels, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of their books. Free event.