Natalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife. She tweets @nataliecparker.
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Every Book Hitting Shelves in September!
September is here and new books are too! Here’s what’s hitting shelves this month. 9/1: Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher – Co-founder of the Women’s March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary. 9/1: FLYY … ContinuedSee More
A Fantasy Reader’s Guide to 2020
Welcome to your guide to all the awesome fantasy reads that have hit shelves thus far and which ones to keep a close eye out for later this year! The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz Caledon Holt is the kingdom’s deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in speed, strength, or … ContinuedSee More
Taylor Swift’s FOLKLORE is here, and so is your ultimate book match!
Taylor Swift dropped her new album Folklore last night and not to be dramatic but we’ve had this cottagecore goodness on repeat ever since. And we have been working fast to get you your ULTIMATE Folklore book match! Track: The No 1 Book Match: Lovely War “But it would have been fun, if you would … ContinuedSee More
7 Book squads that will be there for you if you’re missing yours right now
If you’re feeling a bit secluded at the moment, here are 7 of our favorite squads from books to keep you company! 1. Seafire by Natalie C. Parker One squad that you can bet will always be there is Caledonia and her fearless crew aboard the Mors Navis in Seafire. You just can’t help but feel like you’re riding the … ContinuedSee More
Cast Your Vote for the Best Bookish Moments of 2019!
2019 has been a FULL of heart-stopping moments in the book world. Frank stole our hearts in Frankly in Love. The plot twist at the end of The Beautiful left us SCREAMING. Ruta Sepetys made us sob with yet another masterpiece, The Fountains of Silence. This is Penguin Teen: Best Bookish Moments of 2019, and the vote is up to YOU! Meet … ContinuedSee More
What to read if you’re not over The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
If you’ve binge re-read the entire Hunger Games series and flew through the new prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, we’ve got some recommendations for what to pick up next! From the Katniss energy of standing up to oppressive governing forces, to death-defying, high-stakes competitions, let’s get started! The Kinder Poison by Natalie … ContinuedSee More
12 Reads for International Women’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day! Here at Penguin Teen, we are constantly inspired by not only the strong women we love to read about, but by the incredible women who wrote them. So, here are some of our favorite reads that place women front and center, written by equally amazing authors. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa … ContinuedSee More
Excerpt Alert: STORMBREAK by Natalie C. Parker
June may be coming to an end, but we are looking forward to continuing to #ReadPrideAndBeyond all year long with upcoming spectacular 2020 reads. And we’re sharing an excerpt today from one of them! Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker is the epic conclusion to the Seafire trilogy, applauded by Tor.com for celebrating “sisterhood and queernormativity in the face … ContinuedSee More
Cover Reveal: STORMBREAK by Natalie C. Parker
It’s coming. Seafire left us on the edge of our seats. Steel Tide left us with questions that NEED answers. And now, Natalie C. Parker is bringing it home with the epic finale to Caledonia’s journey in Stormbreak. In the thrilling conclusion to the Seafire trilogy, Caledonia Styx will risk everything–her heart, her crew, and even her life–to defeat Lir … ContinuedSee More