Thursday, May 24, 2012

*drumroll please* Introducing... Young At ♥

See, we know that a lot of adults read YA novels.  And we think that even more adults should read YA.  The problem is that a lot of our peers snicker and look down their nose at us when we talk about a book we've read that was meant for teens.  My grandma gives me the look when she thinks I could be doing something better with my time.  My coworkers used to give me the look when I snuck my Meg Cabot book out during my lunch break.  My doctors give me the look every time they check out the cover of the book I'm reading when they finally walk into the exam room.  Sometimes the look is paired with the eye roll and the insinuation that I'm so immature.  Sometimes it's paired with the dismissive smirk.  And sometimes it's followed-up with the even more severe you-are-such-an-idiot look.

Know the look? Young At ♥ is a book club for you.  Young At ♥: A YA Book Club for Adults is a joint effort between I Heart Monster and Bookmans Mesa.  We'll meet every third Thursday starting June 21st, 2012 at 7pm to discuss a particular YA book at Bookmans.  The title schedule (posted a year in advance) is available both at and along with the dates that we will be meeting to discuss the awesome that is YA literature and buck the masses who think it's lame.  It's going to be fun.  Scratch that.  It's going to be epic legit... quick someone come up with a non-teenaged word that means... Oh heck, it'll rock.  And just to prove it will rock...

Enter to win a copy of The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor from Young At ♥.  Just enter your details into the form below.  I'm taking it to Frank Beddor to get it signed, make no mistake. Open only to Arizona residents, or people interested in attending Young At ♥.  Sorry, my elsewhere-located lovelies.  Ends June 3rd at midnight my time.  And we'll see what I end up from Comicon with for all of you lovelies that show up on the 21st..  There may or may not be awesome door prizes.  I'm leaning toward the positive on that one.  Update: Frank Beddor could not be located at the Con, so we're signed-copy-less... but still have a copy to give away.

Questions?  Just ask me. Tweet me, email me, Facebook me, or find me at Phoenix Comicon... pick your poison.  I'm here to help.