Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm—Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue—have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors’ Choice, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. In addition, Graceling was shortlisted for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and Fire received the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award.
Every Book Hitting Shelves in July 2018!
July is almost here, and we have three amazing books to help you beat the heat and celebrate! So read on to discover a genre-bending mystery, a thrilling tale of survival, and a powerful literary look at environmentalism and activism. Legacy by Jessica Blank Coming July 10th, Legacy is a powerful coming-of-age story about a seventeen-year-old … ContinuedSee More
Every Book Coming Out in September 2017
It’s important to start your fall reading off on a high note so it’s a good thing that the books coming out in September already have incredible reader love and are destined to become hits. Read on for a sneak peek of each one! Warcross by Marie Lu The next blockbuster from #1 New York Times bestselling … ContinuedSee More
Adam & Mia, and 9 Other Artists from YA Books We Love
Isn’t there something just so attractive about an artist? Whether they’re putting paint on a canvas or strumming out their feelings on a guitar, the brooding definitely gets to us in the best possible way. Here at Penguin Teen, we work with books (obviously), so it’s no mystery why we love artists in fiction. Here … ContinuedSee More
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JANE, UNLIMITED Has a New Paperback Cover and We Are So Into It
Jane, Unlimited, the highly-anticipated new novel from Graceling author Kristin Cashore, came out last fall, and delighted readers with its mystery, adventure, and world-building. One Goodreads reviewer called it, “ambitious as hell, full of puzzles, secrets, surprises, humor, art, and genre-switching suspense.” That pretty much sums it up! The paperback edition has a brand new cover, … ContinuedSee More
Enter the Graceling Realm with Excerpts from Kristin Cashore’s Bestselling Fantasy Novels
Whether you’re a fan of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling series, or have just read the dozens of fantasies that it has inspired, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most iconic fantasy series out there. As you might have heard, her first book in five years, Jane, Unlimited, is coming out September 19, and we. … ContinuedSee More
8 Book Recommendations from Alwyn Hamilton for Your LAST JEDI Hangover
Alwyn Hamilton, author of the Rebel of the Sands series and one of our resident Star Wars enthusiasts, has blessed us with a list of books to read after seeing The Last Jedi, because we know it’s hard to go on with life after you’ve seen it. Never fear, we’ve got exactly what you need right … ContinuedSee More