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Update #2, 9/15/09: We have temporarily stopped accepting review copies. I will update if/when we accept review copies again. – Trisha

Update, 4/19/09: Anyone interested in sending a book specifically to Trisha should read this post first.

Still want to know more about us? Well…

Trisha had wanted to start a blog for a while and finally decided she had to stop being so lazy and actually do it. But what would she call it? And could she beg someone to help her out and share blogging duties?

To Trisha’s delight, Gayle agreed to join the blog. And if that wasn’t enough, she thought that “The YA YA YAs,” the only halfway decent blog name Trisha was able to come up with, was actually pretty cool. Then Jolene saw the blog and asked if she could join in.

The End.

What was that? This is too short for YA? Fine.

A bit about Trisha:

I’ve always loved reading, but even though my mom’s good friend is the secretary for the LIS department at the University of Hawaii and suggested I should become a librarian, I didn’t think so. Then I majored in Anthropology and Psychology in college, came home, and decided I wanted to be a librarian. Go figure.

My favorite YA books from 2006 are The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart, Good Girls by Laura Ruby, Terrier by Tamora Pierce, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, and Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

My favorite YYY song is “Gold Lion.”

Other places you can find Trisha.

A bit about Gayle:

In Haruki Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World there’s a sexy librarian named Kiki that I identified with in high school. Who knew 9 years later I’d actually be a librarian.

My favorite YA books are Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler, Into the Wild by Erin Hunter, Bound by Donna Jo Napoli, Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty, the Harry Potter series especially Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and more to come.

My favorite YYY song is “Maps.”

Something about Jolene (the third YA):

There is a generation of librarians who decided to become librarians after they watched Party Girl with Parker Posey , and Ms. Jolene is one of those people. (Hey, what can I say I’m a product of the 90s)

When I was a teen these were my favorite books: Christopher Pike’s Final Friends Series, Forever by Judy Blume, On Fortune’s Wheel by Cynthia Voigt, Little Women Louisa May Alcott, Name Me Nobody by Lois Ann Yamanaka, and I was an avid V.C. Andrew’s reader.

As a Y.A. Librarian these are my current favorites: The Uglies by Scott Westerfield, Fake ID by Walter Sorrells, Howls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Castle Waiting by Linda Medley, and of course Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. (I know there’s more but I can’t think right now.)

My fav. YYY songs are “Man,” and “Maps.” (Because we all need some sort of direction in life.)

This is an interview with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Nardwuar. I love canadian humor.

The statements and opinions expressed on this blog are personal statements and opinions, not our employer’s, et cetera.

Questions, comments, or review requests? E-mail us at theyayayas *at* gmail *dot* com (Reviews, particularly good reviews, not guaranteed.  But if you’re interested…)

12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2007 12:59 pm

    Hey, Guys!
    This is just fabulous!! Sheryl put me onto your blog just last night. Takes us oldies a while! Anyway, love what you’ve done!

  2. Gayle permalink*
    June 26, 2007 5:48 pm

    Thanks for the support MAC!

  3. October 14, 2008 12:01 am

    I love your site!!! I have a book review site as well. It is still a baby though. I was wondering if you could add me to your blog roll as I am trying to get to know more book reviewers. Here is my link- Sorry for doing this in a socially unacceptable way. I didn’t know how else to contact you. Hope to hear from you in my blog. Charmaine.

  4. December 19, 2008 10:22 pm

    cool site–i love the yeah yeah yeah’s clip!

  5. December 28, 2008 7:10 pm

    I Play The Maps Song All The Time On Rock Band!!!


    P.S. I love The Edge Chronicles……. It is a children’s fantasy novel series by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. It is better then Harry Potter Because it is not so sad and a word better then sad that is more sad. Sorry Harry Potter fans I’m jest too sad to like it. Aney way on a happy note lol I love to see, wach, hear, dance to and do everything with a good song!!!


  6. Megan permalink
    April 14, 2009 12:19 pm

    Seriously love your site!!! As a product of the 90’s myself, I couldn’t help but hear the line from Hole’s Jennifer’s Body and then saw you were cool too 🙂

    Anyway, keep up the reviews – 10 minutes poking around and my reading list has more than doubled!

    • April 16, 2009 10:39 pm

      Thanks! And at the risk of sounding like I’m begging for comments, I’d love to hear what you thought of the books you added to your reading list once you’ve read them.

  7. Kate Singley permalink
    July 16, 2009 4:20 am

    Have you read princess bubble? My fav!

  8. yeahgirl permalink
    August 12, 2009 2:11 pm

    my fave tyyy songs are maps and hysteric 🙂 thanks for reviewing bagets!

  9. Alyisha permalink
    February 26, 2011 6:26 am


    I’ve been reading your blog for a bit now (which is wonderful, by the way), and I have a general question. What are some publications that I could subscribe to that would keep me abreast of newly published/about-to-be-published YA literature?

    Thanks a bunch!

    • February 28, 2011 5:31 am

      You want print publications or online?

      For print/online, there are the review journals, like Publishers Weekly (which published their Children’s Spring Announcements last week), Kirkus, School Library Journal, and VOYA. You can find varying amounts of online content for free, depending on the publication.

      Online, I really like Early Word. Mostly adult books, but they do have the occasional YA-related post, plus a books-to-movies list and links to publisher catalogs.

  10. October 28, 2011 8:57 am

    Hey YaYaYas!

    I just ran across your blog and decided to contact you about my new philanthropic organization called Gone Reading International.

    We market a line of gifts for readers and donate 100% of company profits to fund new libraries in the developing world. You can read more about us at

    Any chance you can mention us in your blog???

    We’re finding that readers love what we’re doing, but spreading the word on a philanthropic budget is a challenge! Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance for your time.



    P.S. If doing a simple link swap works better for you, that’s certainly fine by me. Just let me know!

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