Feeling Blue?

Lots of people get the blues during the wintertime, particularly in January when the holidays are over and things go back to “normal.” I am one of those rare people who enjoy the winter months. The cold and the rain bring me new life and energize me. I also read a lot more during the winter due to the weather, so that probably helps a lot, too. Going off the blue theme, I’ve compiled a…

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New P.J. Hoover Book Coming in 2020!

The news is out via Publisher’s Weekly, so we can share it officially: We have a new P.J. Hoover book coming in 2020! The very first book we ever acquired and published here at CBAY was P.J.’s debut novel The Emerald Tablet, which is part of The Forgotten Worlds trilogy. The Emerald Tablet recently celebrated its 10th birthday with us, so it’s very fitting that we were able to secure another book with P.J. Homer’s Excellent…

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Happy Book Birthday to DRAGON BONDED!

A very happy book birthday to Dragon Bonded by Kath Boyd Marsh! We’re so excited to be able to share this book with you and hope you love it as much as we do!   In this quirky adventure through various fantasy realms, dragon Hazel and her (former) best friend Gaelyn struggle to foil a villainous unicorn. Ever since her brother Cl’rnce and his wizard partner were crowned the Dr’gon Primus, Hazel has had her…

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Happy Release Day to Uncertain Summer in Paperback!

One year ago we welcomed Uncertain Summer by Jessica Lee Anderson into the world. And now, today, we welcome the paperback version of Uncertain Summer!     For decades, something has lurked in the swampy lakes of East Texas. When a TV show offers a million dollars to the person that can provide conclusive proof of the creature, Everdil, her brother, and two friends form a team to snap a picture of Bigfoot. But tracking…

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What Muggles Can Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book

We wrote a blog post earlier in the week that talked about our recent visit to LeakyCon and the panel we lead titled, “What to Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book.” We split the discussion into two parts, one part was what wizards can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book, the other was what muggles can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book. Today we’re going to…

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What Wizards Can Read While Waiting for the Next Harry Potter Book!

We recently had the pleasure of leading a panel at LeakyCon where we talked about books we can read to fill that Harry Potter sized hole in our hearts. (For those unfamiliar with LeakyCon, it’s a yearly Harry Potter convention.) Being a huge Harry Potter fan with two Harry Potter tattoos, that hole in my heart is rather large. We split them into three categories: Younger readers, chapter books, and teen. We also talked about…

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Des[s]erted Reads: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

Des[s]erted Reads is a monthly blog feature here at CBAY Books where we highlight an unread book on our bookshelf and pair it with a dessert recipe! This month we’re highlighting The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. The Apothecary by Malie Meloy October 2011, Penguin (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Time spent unread on bookshelf: 7.5 years It’s 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary…

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Perfect Summer Reads

So I’m going to be real here for a second: I hate summer. Like a lot. I can’t swim. Sand makes me itch. I sunburn easily and my mom’s had melanoma twice. The only thing I enjoy about summer is the fact that I can sit indoors, in the air conditioning, and read until my heart’s content. Going off that I’ve decided to share some of my favorite summer reads with you! All these books…

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Why I Lied About Reading A WRINKLE IN TIME

Yes, you read the title correctly: I lied when I said I’d read A Wrinkle in Time. Like, for years I’ve lied about it. I knew the general premise of the book so it was easy enough for me to fumble my way through a conversation if it came up. If I didn’t fumble correctly (which happened often) I’d say something like, “Oh I forgot about that part. It’s been so long since I’ve read it,”…

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Holiday Reads

I love the holidays. Like a lot. I’m that annoying person everyone hates who begins playing Christmas music on November 1st (if not before) and watches every single cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. Multiple times. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. That being said, I’ve had trouble finding holiday-themed MG and YA novels. There are some, sure, but they seem to be few and far between. It’s taken me a while but I’ve curated a list…

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