Country: Ripollet (Barcelona), SPAIN
Blog: Silvia_pi’s YA Books
Your Favourite YA title?: Well, since I started reading YA last winter I haven’t read a lot of books, but of course I have favourites and these are the Twilight series and The Host both by Stephenie Meyer and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.
Favourite New Find?: Wake and Fade by Lisa McMann. I know this books have been around for a while but I finished them a few days ago and I loved them. Now I can’t wait to read Gone, the third in the series.
Bookstore of Choice: I buy from Amazon.
Author blog you are most likely to be found stalking: Beth Fantaskey
Book Blogging from Spain:
Best thing about being from Spain:
What is the state of YA literature in Spain?:
Lately the number of Spanish YA books has been increasing as well as the amount of foreign books being translated into Spanish.
As an example I’ll leave you a list of some foreign books that are going to be released here between September and the start of 2010: City of Ashes, Rumors, Willow, The Fetch, Emily the Strange: The Lost Days, Evermore, Chosen, The Nanny, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Year of Disappearances, Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Just Ella, Sucks to be me, What I saw and how I lied, Beautiful Dead, Arizona, Ghostgirl: Homecoming, Glass houses, Catching Fire, Blue Moon, Specials, Hourglass, Frostbite, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Gone, Wings, The Prophecy of the Sisters, Fire
How accessible are international YA titles in Spain?:
There are some bookstores (the bigger ones) that sell a few books in its original version and this are usually famous books or series that are being a big hit at the moment, such as Harry Potter or Twilight. I buy them from Amazon.
Authors that you would recommend?:
Cassandra Clare, Lisa McMann, Stephenie Meyer, Carrie Ryan, Laurie Faria-Stolarz, Katie Alender, Alyson Noël, L.J.Smith. Because their books have left a mark in my heart.
Most popular YA author in Spain?:
Meg Cabot, Ellen Schreiber, Cassandra Clare, JK Rowlin, Scott Westerfeld, Federico Moccia, Stephenie Meyer. As for Spanish authors I’d say Laura Garcia Gallego.
Best thing about YA blogging?:
You meet people from all over the world with the same interests as you. Before starting my blog I read some blogs and watched the bloggers sharing their passion for books and I usually got jealous because I wanted to be one of them. That’s one of the main reasons I started my own blog; I wanted to feel more connected with these people, who now, know I exist and treat my as one of them.
YA blogs that you would recommend from Spain?:
I still don’t know any other YA blogger from Spain. I sure know some in Spanish that are really good but any in English. If you are curious, I leave you here some Spanish blogs: Letras y escenas, Juvenil y romántica and Leer es adictivo.
Thanks Silvia! Come by tomorrow for the lovely Thao (Serene Hours) from Vietnam.
International YA Blogger Celebration posts:
Marjolein from The Netherlands
Rhiannon from Melbourne, Australia
Silvia from Ripollet, Spain
...and more to come