Penguin Teen Launches New Site With SPONTANEOUS Reveal and Excerpt

Penguin launches YA website with an explosive debut!

Penguin Young Readers is one of the biggest sources for Young Adult novels out there, so it’s no surprise that they’ve launched their own site just for YA lovers–!

Here what the new will offer up for YA fans:

  • Exclusive news, excerpt and cover reveals. 
  • Exclusive videos and written content from authors including Marie Lu, Richelle Mead, Sarah Dessen, Rick Yancey among many others.
  • “Reader Love,” a section that highlights submissions from fans and digital book influencers including Booktubers, Bloggers and Bookstagramers.
  • “Find Books You’ll Love,” a user-friendly book-finder tool that helps readers discover new books and authors.

Speaking of exclusive cover reveals and excerpts, the site debuted with an explosive new look at Aaron Starmer’s Spontaneous, a comedy novel about a small town in which the high school seniors begin to spontaneously combust!


Spontaneous hits shelves on August 30, 2016. Discover even more at!

Official Synopsis:

Mara Carlyle’s senior year at Covington High in suburban New Jersey is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last senior to explode without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the search is on for a reason—Terrorism! Drugs! Homosexuality! Government conspiracy!—while the seniors continue to pop like balloons.

Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it with tell-it-like-it-is insight as she tries to make it to graduation in one piece through an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, “Snooze Button™,” Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you’ve ever heard the President of the United States use over Skype.

Aaron Starmer rewrites the YA rulebook in Spontaneous, a ridiculously funny, super honest, and truly moving exemplar of the absurd and raw truths of being a teenager in the 21st century . . . and the heartache of saying goodbye.

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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