At this point I don't think it's any surprise how much I love the Lerner imprint Carolrhoda Lab. First it was Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick that sucked me into a strange boy's head and then back in time. Then it was Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang, a story told from the eyes of a girl we tend to overlook. I have two more titles of theirs to read, The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff and The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston, which I'm sure will be just as amazing as the first two.
Carolrhoda Lab is about pushing the boundaries of YA. They don't publish your normal, run of the mill YA. Their stuff isn't of the norm and it's no surprise that one of their titles, coming out in Spring of 2012, is equally as unconventional.
Compiled by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff and Tessa Gratton, the currently untitled book will be a behind the scenes look at how these authors write. Complete with IMs, tweets and emails, you'll be able to get a raw look, through this book, at how some of the greatest YA authors out now create, and revise, their works. Like a behind the scenes featurette of a movie, this is the book world's version.
So keep Carolrhoda Lab on your radar and look out for this book. You know you want it!
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