The B&N YA Podcast: Rainbow Rowell

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, as she sits down with fellow YA authors to talk about books, life, their teen years, their pop cultural obsessions, and how they came up with the stories that keep us up at night. Subscribe to listen in on fascinating new conversations every other week.

Rainbow Rowell is a literary chameleon. From a devastating teen love story to a magical realistic marital romance to her latest project, reviving Brian K. Vaughan’s Runaways comics, she moves among genres, setting, and style, never writing the same book twice.

But what her books share is imperfect, deeply real characters who leap off the page, whether they’re high school students, dissatisfied office employees, or wizards in training; dialogue that crackles with humor and life; and funny, true moments that give you the feeling that Rowell is right on the other side of the pages, your funniest, most brilliant friend telling you a story.

The “it” book of the early 2000s is back, with the original cast—Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And could it be…Gert?!

The heart of the Runaways died years ago—but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell teams with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka to revive the series you can rely on to shock you and break your heart! Did Chase and Gert’s love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? And should you be more worried about the emotional land mines lying in wait—or the shadowy scientist watching the ragtag group from a distance? What’s in Chase’s backpack? And what’s up with Princess Powerful, A.K.A. the best Marvel character of all time, Molly Hayes?! Plus: An exclusive introduction written by Rainbow Rowell, the entire script to the first issue, exciting fashion spreads and an all-new cover from series artist Kris Anka!

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