What a week last week was at EMLA! On top of all the other great news, we learned that two fortunate and deserving titles, GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers (Houghton) and THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer Nielsen (Scholastic), both have received the best kinds of indicators that they are strongly supported in all of the major bookselling channels.
First came word that they were being singled out by the nation's independent booksellers for the spring Kids' Next list's Top Ten.
Then, this week B&N's weekly mailing, "This Week's Best New Reads," featured both books as two of the four teen novels included.
And finally, with the start of April, Amazon put up its new Best of the Month lists—and in YA, again, two of the books were GRAVE MERCY and THE FALSE PRINCE.
We are so incredibly pleased for and proud of Robin and Jen. May more great things come their way, and the way of all EMLA authors and all those writers who toil hard at their craft!
—Erin and Joan