The Hudson Valley YA Society

Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Laughran & Suzanna Hermans, The Hudson Valley YA Society is a monthly author event series at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY. The HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun, party-like, "literary salon" atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.
 
 

Sunday, August 11 @ 4:00 p.m.

Rory Power, Wilder Girls
and Rebecca Kim Wells, Shatter the Sky

WILDER GIRLS SHATTER THE SKY     

This summer sees the emergence of two new names in YA fiction: both friends, both Oblong staff picks, and both destined to become firm fan favorites! 

Rory Power's Wilder Girls is a mind-bending novel about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. In Rebecca Kim Wells' Shatter the Sky, Maren dreams only of sharing a quiet life with her girlfriend Kaia—until the day Kaia is abducted by the Aurati, prophetic agents of the emperor, and forced to join their ranks. Desperate to save her, Maren hatches a plan to steal one of the emperor’s coveted dragons and storm the Aurati stronghold. 

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HVYAS Book of the Month

WAYWARD SON by rainbow rowellWayward Son
by Rainbow Rowell
Wednesday Books

Releases September 24!

The story of Carry On continues in Rainbow Rowell's Wayward Son. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. So why can’t he get off the couch?

What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place…

Pre-order now to receive an exclusive embroidered patch.

 
 
 

Previous HVYAS Guests

Dahlia Adler  Renee Ahdieh Samira Ahmed Becky Albertalli ● Tara Altebrando ● Laurie Halse Anderson ● Jesse Andrews ● E. Archer ● Marianna Baer ● Anna Banks ● Leigh Bardugo ● Nora Raleigh Baskin ● Holly Black ● Yelena Black ● Robin Benway ● Judy Blundell ● Gwenda Bond ● Jennifer Bosworth ● Ann Brashares ●  Libba Bray ● Meagan Brothers ● Michael Buckley ● Sarah Rees Brennan ● Jen Calonita ● Kristin Cashore ● Cecil Castellucci ● Jennifer Castle ● Sheela Chari ● Alison Cherry ● Lucy Christopher ● Cassandra Clare ● Dhonielle Clayton ● Lesa Cline-Ransome ● Zoraida Córdova ● Laurie Boyle Crompton Rachel Cohn ● Susane Colasanti ● Winifred Conkling ● Katie Cotugno ● Andrea Cremer ● Heidi Daniele ● Maria Dahvana Headley ● Gina Damico ● Heidi Daniele ● James Dashner ● Heather Demetrios ● Sarah Dessen ● Jaclyn Dolamore ● Jennifer Donnelly ● Shannon Dunlap ● Sara Beth Durst ● L.M. Elliott ● Kate Ellison ● Sara Farizan ● Jean Feiwel ● Carrie Firestone ● Gayle Forman ● Mariah Fredericks ● Aimee Friedman ● Margaux Froley ● Kami Garcia ● Isabelle Gillies Anna Godbersen ● Maya Gold ● Carol Goodman ● Shawn Goodman ● Adele Griffin ● Jenny Han ● Heidi Heilig ● Deborah Heiligman ● Anne Heltzel ● Christine Heppermann Jeff Hirsch ● Ellen Hopkins ● Katherine Howe ● Anna Jarzab ● Kelly Jensen ●  Maureen Johnson ● Melissa Kantor ● Gregory Scott Katsoulis ● Stasia Ward Kehoe ● Kody Keplinger ● Brendan Kiely ● Kate Klimo ● Dan Krokos ● Steohanie Kuehn ● Alisa Kwitney ● Elizabeth LaBan ● Una LaMarche ● Justine Larbalestier ● Jillian Larkin ● Theo Lawrence ● Emmy Laybourne ● David Levithan ● Kelly Link ● Kim Liggett ● Sarah Darer Littman ● E. Lockhart ● Barry Lyga ● Jannifer Lynne ● Amanda Maciel ● Bennett Madison ● Jessica Martinez ● Morgan Matson ● Meghan McCafferty ● Lurlene McDaniel ● Cammie McGovern ● Amy McNamara ● Marissa Meyer ● Gretchen McNeil ● Megan Miranda ● Sarah Mlynowski ● Goldy Moldavsky ● Carley Moore ● Cristina Moracho ● Lauren Morrill ● Marieke Nijkamp ● Elizabeth Norris ● Phoebe North ● Michael Northrop ● Caragh O'Brien ● Daniel Jose Older ● Lauren Oliver ● Micol Ostow ● Danielle Paige ● Robin Palmer ● Leanne Pankuch ● Rosanne Parry ● Marisha Pessl ● Joanna Philbin ● Ben Philippe ● Tamora Pierce ● Rebecca Podos ● Sarah Porter ● Ashley Poston ● Kim Purcell ● Lindsay Ribar  Peter Richmond Kat Rosenfield ● Jess Rothenberg ● Rainbow Rowell ● Marie Rutkoski Kimberly Sabatini ● Gavriel Savit ● Kate Scelsa ● Robyn Schneider ● Eliot Schrefer ● Gary D. Schmidt ● Tiffany Schmidt ● Victoria Schwab ● Hollis Seamon ● Ilyasah Shabazz ● Alyssa Sheinmel ● Sara Shepard ● Michelle Shusterman Adam Silvera ● Alexandra Sirowy ● Andrew Smith ● Jennifer E. Smith ● Laura Stampler ● Natalie Standiford ● Maggie Stiefvater ● R.L. Stine Nova Ren Suma ● Lance Rubin ● Liz Szabla ● Robin Talley ● Sarvenaz Tash ● Laini Taylor ● Peternelle van Arsdale ● Siobhan Vivian ● Len Vlahos ● Tommy Wallach ● Robin Wasserman ● Scott Westerfeld ● Alecia Whittaker ● Meg Wolitzer ● Michelle Zink ● Ibi Zoboi