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Tag Archives | young adult

The 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru Selection

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  Exclusive Books is delighted to unveil our selection of fiction, non-fiction, cookery and children’s books for our annual Homebru campaign. This year’s slogan is ‘books by us, written for you’ – and the nearly fifty titles on offer represent a highly engaging slice of current South African writing and life, from thrilling speculative fiction […]

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Homebru 2017: A Month of Events Celebrating South African Writing

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Exclusive Books Homebru 2017 is officially here! With nearly fifty ‘books by us, written for you’, there’s plenty of local content to delight South African readers in June. Here is the full list of events celebrating local writing in Exclusive Books stores nationwide. Please RSVP to events@exclusivebooks.co.za with the event date and book title in […]

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Review of Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill

Dracula has risen and the agents of Department 19 are in danger of being hunted by the very forces they swore to protect humanity from. A countdown has begun and once zero hour hits Dracula will be at full power and once his pinnacle is reached he will be an unstoppable force. Already vampire activity […]

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Review of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick is one of the best young adult books around. It’s a mix of espionage, action, peer pressure and swear words. Look, I know, I know: how can you compliment a book that has foul language? But sometimes authors need it to make a book or situations more authentic. Sometimes for me […]

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#EBTeenReads, 2nd Edition: Sex and Gender in YA

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Readers of teen and young adult literature, gather! Thank you for joining us for the first meeting of #EBTeenReads! We hope you enjoyed it – we definitely did! For our next meeting, we’ll be discussing sex and gender in YA. Author Cat Hellisen will be joining us! We’ll chat about books that deal with everything […]

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The Inaugural Online Teen Book Club

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Dear readers, We are seeing the rise and rise of teen literature, with a variety of genres and a plethora of brilliant authors. But how do we find more to read? What should we be avoiding? And which book handles issues the best? Bookclubs have always been the heart of the book industry, the word […]

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Review of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Paige Mahoney is an outcast in a world where her innate clairvoyance is regarded with fear and revulsion by the “normal” majority. She lives in a future London, one of several cities under the control of a political power called Scion. Scion’s sole governmental aim seems to be the […]

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Best New Books: May 2012

Exclusive Books presents our best new books from our most popular in store categories online at Exclusives.co.za. Expect to find these great titles in store at your nearest Exclusive Books outlet during the month of May. Get these titles online with free delivery to your nearest Exclusive Books within 5-9 working days or delivered to your […]

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R.I.P Anne McCaffrey

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On 21 November 2011, Anne Inez McCaffrey passed away at her home in Ireland. The world of Fantasy will never be the same. Anne McCaffrey brought us the worlds of Pern, and the dragons that lived therein and an entire generation of readers will mourn her passing. io9.com had this to say: Anne McCaffrey wasn’t […]

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2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

To follow up on our posts here and here about the National Book Awards, the winners have been announced! The official website of the National Book Foundation states that the 5 winners were chosen from a wide selection: In 2011, there were 1,223 books submitted for the National Book Awards. The number of books by […]

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