Australian YA Bloggers Newsletter - June 2015
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Happy first day of winter! May was a great month for YA events. While our USA friends went to BEA, we had TeenCon in Sydney and Reading Matters in Melbourne. 

More international YA authors are visiting our shores with tour dates for Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black and Cassandra Clare visiting the Brisbane Writers Festival in September. 

Have a great month everyone! 
Your Aussie YA Mod Squad 
June Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following bloggers this month:
June Blogoversaries
Congratulations to the following blog birthdays:
Add your birthday and blogoversary to Goodreads to be featured! 
Bookish Insider News
Your TeenCon 2015 recaps! 

Thanks to everyone who sent in their posts! 
Photo Credit: Thoughts by J, 2015.
Book Club Challenge

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas is still our current book club read until the end of June! Clearly this is a book that everyone should read (come on, it's Sarah J Maas). So get yourself a copy and then read and join in the discussion thread here!

June challenges are now open for maximum points! As always, all challenges are technically currently open, but to earn maximum points and therefore maximise your chances of winning a prize in the giveaway, complete your challenges during the allocated months!

June Challenges
Theme: Blue, Blue, Blue 
1. Read a book where one of the settings is a body of water
2. Read a book where a fish appears (as food, fishing, on the cover etc)
3. Read a book with sadness as a main theme
BONUS: Read a book with a blue cover

Current Top Rankings
1. Melbourne on my mind (60)
2. Cait (59)
3. Bernadette (54)
I've updated the score sheet! Take a look at your rankings here.

Click here to sign up to join in on the fun!

Check out the challenge rules and other information, and report your challenge books here
Check out the full list of challenges here
You can plan out your books here

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Bookish Events

Supanova - Sydney and Perth

Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof.

Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs. It’s Comic-con, Australian style!

Check out the line up of super star guests for your location on the Supanova website.

Sydney: June 19-21.
Perth: June 26-28

Oz Comic Con - Melbourne

Oz Comic-Con is the destination for pop culture fans in Australia with a show floor packed with exhibitors, autograph and photograph sessions with the hottest celebrities and one-of-a-kind panel events! Check out their guests on the Oz Comic Con website.

Melbourne: June 27-28
News About Bookish Events

Information about Sarah J. Maas' Australian Tour has been released! Most appearances are ticketed events, so be sure to get in quick!

Sat 21 Nov – Sun 22 Nov - Supanova Adelaide
Sun 22 Nov - Supanova Adelaide
Mon 23 Nov – Dymocks Collins Street, Melbourne
Thurs 26 Nov – Kinokuniya, Sydney
Fri 27 Nov - Sun 29 Nov - Supanova Brisbane

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black are coming to Australia in September!

So far, the only details are that they will appear together at Word Play (Brisbane Writers Fesitval). The Brisbane Writers Festival has released information of the Word Play apperances, which is only available to students. It is expected that they will attend the LOVE YA event as well, but this has not been confirmed as yet. Further information can be found at the Brisbane Writers Festival website.

We are also hoping that events in other states will take place, but so far there is no news of any. To be kept up to date on any news that does come out, be sure to follow our Goodreads discussion.
Bookish Events
The Scorch Trials trailer is here! And it looks pretty freaking awesome. My god, Littlefinger is in the movie! Totally had no idea. Plus can you really pass up more footage of Dylan O'Brien? That boy is fine ;)
Out in cinemas September 17.
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Mod Squad 

Jeann    Kelly
Joy      Nara

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June New Releases
Australian Publishers

Pieces of Sky

Trinity Doyle
Allen & Unwin


The Almost King
Lucy Saxon
June 1st


Cherry Blossom Dreams
Gwyneth Rees
June 1st


Nowhere But Here
Katie McGarry
June 1st
Harlequin Teen


Stone Cold Touch
Jennifer L. Armentrout
June 1st
Harlequin Teen


I'll Give You The Sun
Jandy Nelson
June 1st
Walker Books Australia


Finding Audrey
Sophie Kinsella
June 1st
Penguin Random House


Extraordinary Means
Robyn Schneider
June 1st
Simon & Schuster


Paula Weston
June 24th
Text Publishing

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