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Catch Penguin Teen at YALLFest 2019!


We’re getting ready to cruise on over to Charleston, SC for YALLFest 2019! Check out what we’ve got going on, and make sure to come by the booth and say hi!

Can’t make it to YALLFest? Make sure you’re following along on our Instagram and Twitter @penguinteen!






Location: Charleston County Public Library


Your favorite YA authors walk the red carpet and then gather for a panel discussion at this annual kickoff event.

Featuring authors Renée Ahdieh, Danielle Paige, Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs, Julie Dao, Charlotte Davis, and Tochi Onyebuchi.

SOLD OUT but make sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram @penguinteen for behind the scenes coverage!





Opening Keynote with Tochi Onyebuchi
Location: Charleston Music Hall
Join us as YA powerhouse author Tochi Onyebuchi gives us a glimpse into his magical mind in an unforgettable opening keynote conversation with Holly Black!



GIVEAWAY: A Phoenix First Must Burn

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Grab your copy of this collectively written multi-story narrative featuring sixteen tales about black girl magic, resistance, and hope.




Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Tell us what you like to read, then we’ll recommend AND give you your next one for free!




Location: Charleston Museum

Want to get lost in a world that feels completely new and unexpected? These authors can make that happen. Moderated by Julie C. Dao with Roshani Chokshi, Kami Garcia, Megan Shepherd, Adrienne Young, and Amélie Wen Zhao.



YALLFEST EXCLUSIVE: Goddess in the Machine Author Signing

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to navigate an unfamiliar planet in this thrilling sci-fi adventure. Be one of the first to read this sci-fi knock-out!





Location: Charleston Music Hall

A YALLWEST favorite descends on Charleston, a game of brave and honest hearts! Moderated by Brendan Reichs with Soman Chainani, Ally Condie, Kate DiCamillo, Kwame Mbalia, and Margaret Stohl.



GAME & GIVEAWAY: Unlock The Queen’s Assassin

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

If you can find the right key to unlock the box, you’ll walk away with an early copy of Melissa de la Cruz’s new fantasy!



A Notorious Happy Hour

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Enjoy a mocktail and snag an early excerpt of Alwyn Hamilton’s next hit, The Notorious Virtues!




Location: Charleston Music Hall

Welcome to worlds where morals are grey, magic is dark, and the line between heroes and villains is hardly ever clear. Each of these fantasies will transport you to adventure where wonder abounds but safety is not guaranteed. Moderated by Holly Black with Dhonielle Clayton, Renée Ahdieh, Emily A. Duncan, Alex London, and Cinda Williams Chima.



GAME & GIVEAWAY: Spin the Wheel

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Visit our booth and win an Advance Reading Copy of one our upcoming Spring titles!




Location: Charleston Music Hall

Let’s be real: we’ve all longed for the ability to summon the remote from across the room when we’re comfy on the couch. These characters might just be able to do it — and more. But what happens when a regular person finds themselves capable of doing something…irregular? (Fun and mayhem, that’s what.) Moderated by Soman Chainani with Julie C. Dao, Kim Liggett, Brendan Reichs, Margaret Stohl, and Adrienne Young.



Location: Charleston Museum

Authors of various genres talk building compelling mysteries… and the winsome characters who solve them. Moderated by Renée Ahdieh with Sara Faring, Derek Milman, Brittney Morris, Carrie Ryan, Jodie Lynn Zdrok




Location: American Theater – Ballroom

How does mental illness fit into a world with dragons? If a civilization has spaceships, would it also have Prozac? And who does an elf see when they need a therapist? This panel will explore mental illness in genre fiction, because even epic heroes can use some help sometimes. Moderated by Alex London with Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tochi Onyebuchi, Veronica Roth, and Kaitlin Ward.





Location: American Theater – Ballroom

Nothing should keep them together, anything might to tear them apart. Moderated by Makiia Lucier with Ally Condie, Jordan Ifueko, and Rosiee Thor.




Conference of the Birds Polaroid Station

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Snap a polaroid picture and tell us what makes you peculiar!


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Location: Penguin Teen Booth

Then you already know what to. We’ll see you soon! Show us the YALLfest Penguin Teen Newletter to receive your subscriber reward!


Free Quote Totes

Location: Penguin Teen Booth

If you haven’t done it yet, sign up for the Penguin Teen Newsletter today and receive a free quote tote and exclusive access to festival giveaways at the next show.



Every Book Hitting Shelves in February!

February is here and so are these AMAZING READS!   2/4: The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz – Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author … Continued
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5 reasons you need to pre-order A River of Royal Blood

Searching for your next fantasy series to dive into? Well, then your search is over! A River of Royal Blood will be on shelves October 29, 2019, which means you have until October 28 to pre-order the first installment in this magickal new series. Here’s why you should pre-order it RIGHT NOW!   1. The … Continued
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Catch Penguin Teen at Texas Teen Book Festival!

Penguin Teen is heading to Texas for Texas Teen Book Festival! Will we see you there? Check out our official schedule below!   OCTOBER 12, Saturday   11:00am GIVEAWAY & GAME: Would you rather… Would you rather train to be an assassin or learn to revive the dead? Tell us your answer and walk away … Continued
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Best Bookish Moments of 2019!

Books were read, you voted, and now it’s time to announce the winners! This is Best Bookish Moments of 2019. The competition was FIERCE, but it’s time to meet your winners for Best Fight, Best Kiss, Best Villain, Best Tearjerker, and Best Plot Twist!   BEST FIGHT: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda We nod at each other, exchange … Continued
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Every book hitting shelves in November!

November is here and new books are too! Scroll down to see what’s hitting shelves this month!   11/5: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao – Will love break the spell? From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger … Continued
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Catch Penguin Teen at NYCC 2019!

We’re getting ready for all things New York Comic Con! Check out what we’ve got going on, and make sure to come by the booth and say hi! Can’t make it to NYCC? Make sure you’re following along on our Instagram and Twitter @penguinteen!   *Make Penguin your first stop! A limited number of tickets … Continued
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PREPARE YOUR EYEBALLS! Because we have the cover of Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson and Oh, and also? We’ve got an author Q&A and an excerpt to share! Goddess in the Machine is a thrilling sci-fi adventure, perfect for anyone who loves Renegades and Aurora Rising, in which Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was … Continued
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Our top takeaways from the LET IT SNOW trailer

Have you seen the trailer?! Let It Snow is on Netflix November 8th and it looks MAGICAL! Watch the trailer below, and scroll down for our fav takeaways!   1. KIERNAN IS THE DUKE!! First Sabrina, now The Duke?! Kiernan is killing it with the iconic character thing.   2. Jubilee and Stewart?! We’re guessing … Continued
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SURPRISE! New 2020 Covers!

Watch your step because we’re about to drop some COVERS! 2020 is packed full of highly-anticipated reads, from sweet to spooky, and we’re here to tell you about a few of them today in our surprise cover drop! First up…   SKYWATCHERS by Carrie Arcos – August 18, 2020 If you loved In the Woods by Tana … Continued
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5 reasons why you need An Ember in the Ashes Collector’s Edition

Unless you’ve been trapped inside the Martial Empire’s Kauf Prison, you’ve probably heard that An Ember in the Ashes is getting a beautiful collector’s edition this fall! Exclusively at Barnes & Noble, this must-have edition (available in HARDCOVER) contains never-before-seen content that will have even the most diehard Ember fan swooning. Here are five reasons … Continued
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