Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Teen Menu

The past month has been crazy. I had to write two full books and revise another. As soon as that was over, I had to start in judging entries for RWA's annual RITA contest. So, as you can imagine, I haven't had time to read any YA books since before Christmas. However, that doesn't mean I don't have fun stuff to share from the world of YA. I did receive my copy of Beth Revis's A Million Suns, the sequel the awesome Across the Universe. So as soon as my RITA judging is over, I'm totally diving into that. Watch for that review in an upcoming edition of The Teen Menu.

YA News

We are only about a month and a half away from the premiere of The Hunger Games in theaters. Some friends and I are planning to see it together, and I can't wait! Everything I see about it looks awesome, including a new trailer and a cool behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot with the cast for The Hollywood Reporter. And here's a cool Entertainment Weekly photo from right before Cinna lights Katniss and Peeta's costumes on fire, leading to Katniss becoming known as "The Girl Who Was On Fire". And Movie Web has some new photos from the movie.

Tomorrow is the release day for the DVD and Blu-Ray of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. And to celebrate, about 500 Target stores are staying open late tonight to hold a release party at midnight. At 11 p.m., they will be showing an exclusive scene from the upcoming Breaking Dawn, Part 2. Read more here.


  1. The Target here will be open.
    It is times like these I really miss being a children;s librarian. It was enjoyable planning activities at the library around the release. It was a small town, so the teens and I would all walk the 2+ blocks to the theater and bring the party with us. My husband isn't interested and my grandchildren are too young.

  2. have u seen the ad for Cinna's guyliner? it's a very Capitol style ad:)

  3. Hey, Trish! Wow, you have been a busy bee! I wish you the best with your books. :)

    I can't wait for The Hunger Games movie! I love the new trailer. Wow!

    As for the DVD release of Breaking Dawn pt 1, I think at least one of my sisters will be in line for that one. ;-)

    As always, thanks for the news and the links!

  4. librarypat, I think you should just go anyway. Have fun with it. :)

    It sounds like you did some really fun programs with the kids at the library.

  5. Bella, wow, that's cool. I bet it sells like crazy. Gold eyeliner -- I bet I see some of that at Dragon*Con this year.

  6. Andrea, you're not going to join your sister? :)

  7. Guy you think color nail polish for men will come back as well! Just Kidding; I am seriously addicted and cannot wait for the film to be released!

    Trish, who's got your vote for the Rita this year?