Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds 15

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent YA book-related news. I'll post about articles I've read from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. For more information, visit the first CMtBR post.

Publishing Industry:

Rights Report:
  • After the Red Rain by actor Peter Facinelli, Hollywood producer Rob DeFranco, and YA author Barry Lyga (YA set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet, Little, Brown, summer 2015)
  • Wonton Afternoon by Jon Agee (a palindromic graphic novel starring Don, who has a simple and delicious recipe for wonton soup, but nobody wants to try it, Dial, 2015).
  • Feathers and Flame by Melissa Grey (YA about Echo, a pickpocket runaway adopted and raised in New York City by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins. The trilogy follows Echo as she becomes involved in an ancient war and a centuries-old love, and discovers startling truths about the world she lives in, Delacorte, spring 2015).
  • Untitled by Matt de la Peña (MG scheduled for fall 2015, Delactorte).
  • Untitled by Matt de la Peña (YA about a biracial teen mixed up in an ill-fated romance and the perilous world of Mexican drug trafficking, fall 2016, Delacorte).
  • On the Edge by Allison van Diepen (YA set in Miami featuringa teenage girl who witnesses a gang-related crime. When she identifies the gang members in a police line-up, she is thrust into the shadowy world of street justice, attracted to a handsome gang leader, and terrified of retribution, HarperCollins, fall 2014).
  • Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian (looks at the crisis of teenage entitlement, following a high school senior whose only solution for the lonely, useless future he fears is to join the Marines, Carolrhoda, fall 2014).
  • The Yeti Files by Kevin Sherry (debut chapter book series introduces yeti Blizz Richards and a ragtag team of bigfeet with secrets that are just too good to keep quiet, 2014, Scholastic).
  • Untitled by Brian Falkner (YA alt-history in which Napoleon crashes his way to victory at Waterloo by unleashing an unstoppable battlefield weapon: a legion of giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, imported from the wilds of the unexplored Americas. Only a boy who knows the emperor's secret to commanding the beasts stands in the way of his plan for world domination, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, June 2015).
  • Crucible by Josephine Angelini (Series follows a teenage girl who gets caught in an epic struggle between good and evil when she's transported to a parallel universe where witches rule and scientists are burned at the stake by an alternate version of herself, Feiwel and Friends).
  • Finding Paris by Joy Preble (Pitched as Speak meets 13 Little Blue Envelopes, it's about a teenage girl whose older sister sends her on a scavenger hunt from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, to protect her from a dark secret, Balzer + Bray, spring 2015).
  • Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany A. Schmidt (Romantic thriller, loosely based on "The Princess and the Pea," which takes place in a United States much like our own, but one in which the major crime families are in the organ replacement business. Main character Penelope is about to get caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence, Walker & co.)
  • The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove (Set in an alternate reality, the story follows a 13-year-old girl who lives in Boston, circa 1891, in a world that has been "remade by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all of the continents were flung into different time periods." When the heroine's uncle, and the city's leading cartologer, is kidnapped, she sets off, with a new friend, to find him, Viking, summer 2014).
  • Jelly Bean by Cynthia Lord (Second-grader Suzannah volunteers at her local animal shelter's program for kids, gaining confidence as she and her new friends help different animals find their forever homes, Scholastic, 2014).
  • The Benefactor by Erin Fry (Eight high school seniors compete for a college scholarship on a reality show where do-or-die challenges require more than high SAT scores to avoid elimination. The Benefactor will be released as a Kindle Serial in six weekly episodes beginning October 8, and the trade paperback edition will be available in January 2014, Skyscape).
  • 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger (YA debut - a dark look at the near future as shaped by gender selection in India (boys outnumber girls five to one), told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system, Knopf, spring 2015).
  • Mouse Scouts by Sarah Dillard (illustrated chapter book series follows a troop of young mice who are rising through the ranks of a Girl Scout-like organization, and includes tips from the Mouse Scout Handbook, Knopf, Spring 2015).

*This week, I'm trying something new. I removed the picture books from the list of those sold because it didn't seem like many people were interested and the links for the books weren't usually posted either.

Are you anxiously awaiting Allegiant? Watch out: some books were accidentally shipped early, so there may be spoilers on the interwebs!

Oh, hey, did you know that there's an e-novella for the Under the Never Sky trilogy about Brooke? Apparently you can pre-order now.

You excited for Unbreathable by fellow blogger, Hafsah? She recently released its trailer & is also giving away an eARC of her novel. Be sure to visit the link!

More book trailers: Endless Knight by Kresley Cole; Endless by Jessica Shirvington.

Looking forward to the Lady Thief? Here's a 30 page excerpt.

Did you know that Cassandra Clare is releasing a graphic novel with Cassandra Jean on the early days of Valentine and the circle? Well, if not, take a look at the recently released title name.

Probably by the time you are reading this, Julie Kagawa will have announced the news about her new YA series with Harlequin Teen, which I believe was already optioned by Universal. Therefore get thee to her blog.

Actress Jessica Lange published her first children's book.

Did you hear about Swoon Reads, a new imprint from Feiwel and Friends focusing on YA romance?

Lizzie Skurnick wrote several books in the Sweet Valley High series. Her new imprint aims to celebrate and preserve classic young adult books from the 1930s through the 1980s.

What Ever Happened to Book Editors?

Big Changes Are Coming to Harlequin.com

Barry Goldblatt Literary, LLC & the Vermont College of Fine Arts Form the Angela Johnson Scholarship for Writers of Color.

SLJ's Recap of the National Book Festival.

Don't Price Your E-Book at $1.99. <-- I would have never predicted this.

Digital Reading Company Kobo 'On Pace To Be A Billion Dollar Company' <-- Maybe that's why some of y'all received Kobo Auras as of late :).


First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books and educational materials to school and organizations serving children in need in the U.S. and Canada, is expanding the scope of its enterprise.


Cover Reveals:


Circle of Blood by Debbie Viguie*
*I mistakenly thought this was YA based on the girl, but this is from a YA author. 
*They are currently hosting a poll to vote which cover readers prefer
(Not YA, but I figured since she's a popular enough YA author...)

*If you'd like to follow along during the week as I gather these reveals,
I've started to post the covers to this Pinterest board.* Many thanks to
Christina of A Reader of Fictions who is great at tracking cover reveals.


Discussion/Other Fun Blogger Posts:

Bookriot has a ton of great posts to celebrate its blogoversary: 5 Signs You're Reading Too Much YAA Few Simple Rules for Being Bookish Best Friends,  10 Awesome Secret Passage Bookshelves, How to Say "I Do" to Shared Bookshelves Without Ruining Your RelationshipHow to Spot a ReaderShut Up About Not Having Time to ReadLibraries of the Rich and Famous, The Next Book You Read is Always the Best Book7 Ways to Fake It at Book ClubIs It Possible to Read Too Much?Dear Book Nerd: An Advice Column is BornIn Praise of Audiobooks.

"I'm not interested in teaching books by women." A GIF Response & David Gilmour: Shallow. Misguided. And Wrong & David Gilmour, professor of being racist and sexist VS. On Building Strong Stomachs <-- After this post, I'm definitely checking out what happened here. Reminds me of how there were all those articles responding to Franzen.

10 Reasons Why Paperbacks Rule.

What's Terrifying Teens In Today's YA Novels? The Economy. Poverty Echoes In Young Adult Fiction. <-- Very interesting argument. I've only considered it for a few select novels, like The Hunger Games, but I didn't realize how class tension does seem to keep popping up in YA fiction.

Publishers think teenagers don't want to read about sex, says young adult author Darren Shan. I'd agree that sex is considered taboo and violence generally more accepted, but I wouldn't say that's isolated to YA lit so much as a cultural thing.

Oh, hey, look at this cool video from the Baltimore Book Festival. A book blogger panel, you say? :)

Here's my discussion post from last week: Family Stereotypes in YA Lit -- Or Why I Could Never Get into The Hunger Games (over at A Bookish Heart).

Blogging
Blogging & Bloggers (in general):

Blogger Support, Advice, and Stats
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Authors & ARCs:


Goodreads: Alternatives & Decisions
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Reading
The Experience (general, reviews & ratings, how/what you read, etc.):

Recommendations: Get ready for Halloween!



Hey, YA!



Censorship & Banning Books



The Different Aspects of a Book
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Random Fun
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Movies/TV Shows:

So you know Dorothy Must Die (featured above & pitched as The Wizard of Oz meets Kill Bill)? The CW is in talks to nab the drama (yeah, old news, but figured I'd feature it since the cover popped up.).

Inside 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.' Is it just me or does Jennifer Lawrence look different? Also anyone interested in a (reread) read-along before the movie comes out?

The final Catching Fire poster. Fierce. (Seriously though, compare this poster to the picture in the link above.) And the full soundtrack listing for CF. And look at all the new stills for Catching Fire.

New UK poster for Ender's Game.

Oh, look, a new still of Dimitri and Rose training in the Vampire Academy adaptation. Also, Rolfe Kent will be doing the score for that movie. And here's an interview with the guy who plays Christian Ozera.

Rina Mimoun & Fake Empire To Adapt Novel ‘Sisterland’ As ABC Paranormal Drama.

The Originals promos and stills - episode 1, episode 2.

Taylor Swift joined the cast of The Giver.

Warner Brothers trademarks Quidditich, Newt Scamander and Beedle the Bard -- more movies to come?


Giveaways:



Mindee Arnett is giving away two ARCs of Avalon here. (October 3).

ARC of The Offering, ARC of Uninvited, and signed copy of Asylum -- Kimberly Derting's Back to School giveaway. (October 3).

A copy of Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (US only, October 5).

Find Me by Romily Bernard (October 12).

Paperback of Shadowlark by Megan Spooner (October 9).

Kobo Aura (US/Can, October 13).

Finders Keepers tour - 2 print copies + $50 Amazon giftcard (October 12).

A Little Too Far tour: iPad Mini (October 5).

ARC of Just One Year by Gayle Forman (October 12).

Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin & theme from Creative Whim Store (October 9).
*I'll post more again next week.


Other:

Most Featured: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia. News, ads. I've seen a lot of promo for this one, and I think the book tour started recently too.

Recent Recommended Reads: You can read my review of Through the Ever Night--a gem among sequels--or my review of Across a Star-Swept Sea--sure to please Peterfreund's fans and garner her more. Last week I read The Spectacular Now with Bonnie of Sweet Tidbits. It was an addictive read that tackled addition in a unique way. I'm looking forward to watching the movie at some point.

Friends, would any of you be willing to help me with these bookish rounds posts these next two weeks? I need to catch up on graduate school applications and need to cut back on time spent on this blog. I don't want to take a hiatus, though, because I know I will have a hard time returning.

Okay, so I am about 60% caught up with blogger comments. My intention was to finish by today, but that didn't happen. Soon, though. Slowly but surely this has been happening...

Which articles did you like best? Did I miss any news? Did you host a cover reveal or discussion that I should have posted about? A giveaway? Leave the links, and I'll either edit this post or post about 'em next week.

37 comments:

  1. Oooh I hadn't seen the cover for Idols yet but I have to say that I love how it goes together with the first book in the series. Also, that is hilarious about Allegiant, some people are going to be so pissed off that others got their book and they didn't. I still haven't read Divergent, I know, I am majorly slacking but I will read it one day. ONE DAY!

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  2. I don't mind the removal of the picture book links. Even without those you have tons of rights listed. It's crazy!


    Oooh I didn't hear about the Allegiant slip! Crazy. They should just ship them all early then, right? Ah well, I forgot it was even coming out. (How horrible is that? I really should keep a list somewhere of releases I'm looking forward to. Maybe I should do a feature on it? Haha.) I do want to read it eventually...


    Geesh that's a lot of cover reveals. Way to promote your Pinterest for it though, haha! Gotta keep track of them all somehow! I've never been good with Pinterest, which is why I haven't created one for my blog. Meh!


    I don't know about you, but I always love comparing our bookish discussion round-ups every week to see what we are similar with/where we differ. I see you need help with it coming up? I'm not good at doing anything other than what I already do, but I would definitely contribute my weekly list of collected book blogging discussion links if that would help. Just let me know. I don't always include all that you do (like the Halloween ones, I sort of skipped most of those) and you still have some blogs you keep track of that I don't, but if you needed I'd do it!

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  3. Hooooooooly crap, so many great links! Thanks for pointing out the new novella coming by Veronica Rossi! I would never have guessed that the $1.99 price point for ebooks is "dead" - how interesting!


    How the HECK do you have time to keep track of so many cover reveals (among other things)?! This is awesome!

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  4. Wut? There's a novella for DoS&B? Laini Taylor rocks! AND IT'S ABOUT ZUZANA AND MIK? *dies* YES!!!! *fist pump* I'm glad about that Josie Angelini news and HAHAHAHAHHAA I just went on Julie's page and I somehow knew yesterday when I read her blog post that it's about dragons and it freaking is. *fist pump 2* I think I was an oracle in my past life or something :D I can't do a re-read of THG since I'll be studying for my exams probably, but I can't wait for the movie. AND The Originals! YAY! I can't wait! TVD premieres tomorrow, right? The first few episodes better be good, that's all I'm saying ;)

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  5. As always - THANK YOU SO MUCH! You're such a fantastic human being! Don't know what I would do without these posts of yours! ;)
    Much love <3

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  6. So much. My afternoon will be spend tomorrow. Let the reading commence. I love the cover off forest of whispers, shadow play and lumiere.

    Of the 2015 announced releases this week I think 5 to1 and perfectly normal white boy (sp? ) sound promising., tnx for slaving to gather all the links

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  7. You always have such good links. I have about 10 open right now and I've just gone through at least that many more. I'm really excited about the Lizzie Skurnick article. I love teen books from the 80s and earlier. Finding Paris sounds like a good book, but such a long wait! I'm following your Pinterest covers board.

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  8. I want to work in a library in the worst way, but I fear that my job would be tied to something I cannot control. Thank you for the links. I am checking out the 1.99 ebook link as well.

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  9. I love love love reading this post Christina! I always think I'm up to date with whats happening on the blogosphere, but after reading this post, I realist that I've missed out on so much! I'm especially excited to read Finding Paris and Hold Me Like a Breath! It's a shame that we have to wait so long for them :( Thank you again for another wonderful post, I don't know what I'd do without you!! :)

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  10. Hold me like a breathe!! Oh yeah. *adds to the list with some other titles*


    Wow, many cover reveals this time! I see some I really like, to name one: Lumière.


    I love the discussion posts on Bookriot. It's the first time I've seen that blog, so thanks for sharing! I already preferred paperbacks, but now I have prove I'm not the only one :D All the people who are trying to find new websites so they can leave Goodreads makes me sad. I still like GR, especially because of it's community :(


    Good luck with catching up with the last 40% of your comments! I think I might help a little with the bookish round, although I don't find so many discussion posts as you do. Just let me know and I can make a list with things I find :) But I really can't track down all those cover reveals. I'm also a bit busy with school.

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  11. The Crucible and 5 to 1 sound really good. So many great links to different discussions! The blogger surveys were really informative. And I would definitely be interested in re-reading Catching Fire before the movie and doing some sort of read-along. By the way, I read Easy yesterday based on your recommendation and I really enjoyed it. I loved Lucas! So thanks for that (and this post, of course)! ~Pam

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  12. 1. I (lovingly) blame you for all the new books I just added to my TBR, Christina. ;) Some of them sound like they *could* be AY-FLIPPIN-MAYZING. We'll hope.


    2. Checking out the article about the new imprint now. I grew up on Sweet Valley High, the Babysitter's Club, Christopher Pike - and a hundred other books and authors I WISH I had made lists of at the time. Now I've forgotten titles and only remember vague details and how much I loved some of the books. I'm really interested to see what Skurnick is planning.


    3. Also checking out the e-book article. So interesting! And thanks for the heads-up on the giveaways.



    I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into this post, lady!



    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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  13. I am SO excited about Julie Kagawa's new series. Her books nearly always work for me, so I'm feeling very hopeful about this new venture. And hello, DRAGONS. How can I resist that?


    Feather and Flame sounds pretty interesting too! As does The Glass Sentence. And On the Edge...


    Ooh a Lady Thief excerpt! I can't actually remember much of what happened in the first book, but I remember that I enjoyed it. I'll have to check that out later. Thanks for the link!

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  14. "Don't price your ebooks 1.99" NOOOO! I loved those 1.99 ebooks D:


    Thank you for all of the great links, Christina! These kind of posts must take lots of dedicated T_T

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  15. I think the only thing I don't like about the Idols cover is how brown it is. The Icons cover was so pretty given how it contrasted the blues with its yellows. And hey! You can read Divergent before the movie comes out :). I'm sure you could organize a read-along at your blog and/or team up with someone for one and get a bunch of people to join.

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  16. Lol, it seems like PW is listing more and more books these days - that or lots of books are being sold!


    Hahaha, yes, let's suggest that solution to them. You could feature your most anticipated titles - you may even point out some great titles that others hadn't heard of yet :D. Plus Allegiant is 1.5 years away from the release of Insurgent whereas the others were 1 year apart, so I could see why it'd slip your mind.


    Lol, I need to get better at using Pinterest too - still not good with it either...


    Ahh, I look at your posts afterward to see what I've missed because I swear, even with me going through my Feedly list, I don't see everything, and I do follow a majority of the blogs you list too o.O. I may have to get back to you on this! I've solicited another friend and we'll see how she does... Thanks for the offer!

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  17. Lol, thanks. Yeah, a lot of people didn't seem to know about the VR novella and credit for me putting that here should go to Siiri of Little Pieces of Imagination. :) And right??? It makes no sense to me that $1.99 < $2.99 in sales. o.O


    Well a lot of that credit should go to Christina of A Reader of Fictions. Without her, I would miss a lot of the cover reveals.

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  18. Recently announced! HAHAH I KNOW, RIGHT? So looking forward to more on Mik and Zuze. They'll be so adorable :). I admit that for the press I've seen regarding her news, I wouldn't have thought it was a dragon & dragon hunter falling in love kind of series, but maybe the world is awesome? Ooooh, should we test your oracle capabilities? Yeah, I probably also can't do a reread even though I suggested it o.O. Did you like the Originals episode? Gotta say I was a bit disappointed with Originals -- not with TVD -- because so much of it was in that intro episode in TVD.

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  19. Thank you :). I hope you enjoyed the links!!

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  20. I love the font from Lumiere. Very cool. And the cover of Shadowplay is also really interesting and different from the usual YA.


    Thanks for visiting! :)

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  21. Ooh, then I'll look to you to highlight those books :). I know very few of them myself and am looking forward to finding the really good ones. And thanks, Jenna! I hope you enjoy the rest of the links & I'm hoping to update the covers board some more today or tomorrow.

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  22. Me too. With articles that question how effective they are... it's so sad. Libraries are the best. Thanks for visiting, Lyn! :)

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  23. Ha, I'd like to think that even these posts keep me up to date too, but I don't know that I am either. Sounds like Finding Paris is especially popular this week :). Thanks for visiting! I hope those books will live up to your expectations!

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  24. Me too! I love the font on Lumiere. I don't know if there were so many cover reveals or just that I missed so many the previous week o.o.


    BookRiot is the best - I'm happy to share that site with you :). Ahhh, well GR still has a huge community, and I can't see that going away until something else really big rises up.


    Hahahahahahahaaha still not caught up -_-. That's today. If all goes well. Thanks for the offer! I will have to let you know - I've solicited the help of another friend, so we'll see how she does.

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  25. I LOVE blogger surveys. Even if she got a skew of WP users, it's still really interesting to look at what the stats reveal. I'd love to do a read-along, but I'll have to see what my schedule is like then o.O. I'm still behind on things like commenting, so who knows? And yay!!! I'm glad you liked Easy :D.

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  26. Woot!! I hope those books will live up to your expectations.


    Ahhh, that's why Christopher Pike is so famous? I've seen his name mentioned so many times but his latest series didn't seem to be super popular, so I was really confused. I hope that imprint will print some of your favorites! You'll have to let me know which I ought to read too ;). I read a BC book and wasn't *too* happy with it, but maybe the rest?


    I know, right?? The e-book article is just shocking. Thanks, Molli!

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  27. Thanks, Jenny. It doesn't take too, too long, especially if people love to keep up with what's going on :). I hope JK's new series works out for you! And Angelini's. I actually requested Lady Thief even though I haven't read Scarlet yet because of recommendations from you and others about it. 30 page excerpt is longer than most too :). Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  28. Idk. I already read Firelight which was a dragon falling in love with a dragon hunter and that was a good read for me so.. I don't know what can possibly be so different that a lot of us haven't seen already. Plus, there's Eragon and all that awesomeness so.. Idk. I'm not a believer yet. I'll believe it's awesome when I see/read it myself. We totally should test my abilities! LOL. I don't know how though :D Haha. I want to re-read everything. I'll be re-reading Easy by Tammara Webber (alongside with Cinder which came out of my paper slip jar. I'm half way through and I'm liking it way more than the last time I tried to read it O.o) since I'm interviewing Jasprit for her review. It was her reader's pick and I recommended it to her so.. it'll be fun to do this kind of review and discuss one of my favorite books with someone. OMG. TO was so.. plain. I liked some of it, but it it was a speed-marathon through that TVD episode (I guess for the people who didn't see it or haven't watched TVD and don't know the history) and it was so very boring :( I hope the next episodes will be better. Oh, and as for TVD, that Silas mind reading thing was too True Blood season 2. I don't know if you've seen it. That blurring thing? Yeah. I've seen it already. I liked what they did to Matt though which is a first since I prefer him in the Grill not wasting screen time and out of the picture. His character is as pointless as Bon Bon who is just a plot device for Julie Plec to do something witchy. I'm intrigued about Elena's dad storyline and Katherine though.

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  29. I'm looking forward to seeing your Iron traitor review! I like her books, but I admit that I want something slightly more... epic? I don't know. But perhaps the Dragons will bring it :). Universal and Harlequin certainly believe she will.


    All the books this week looked really interesting to me, I must admit. Usually there's maybe 1 or 2 that I'm interested in, but these looked so great...


    I have to read the first book before I get around to Lady Thief - if you want we could tackle that one together too. :) Or maybe the Recaptains have Scarlet up?

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  30. I know! I was so shocked! Between 2.99 and 1.99 and 0.99, can we not encourage the higher priced ebooks?


    Thanks, Lesley :). Hope you enjoyed the links!

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  31. Ahh, Firelight was OK for me and I haven't read Ergaon so... *shrug* I have a similar outlook. OOOH YOUR ABILITIES. How many comments will I manage to leave today, Siiri?


    How cool! I voted on her reader's picks, and interview reviews are the most fun! It's a great way to highlight two people's opinions about the book. I know, right? If the next episode isn't better... though, wtf, Klaus? Really, dude? Really? Ahhh, yeah the blurring thing I've seen and I'm not really interested in the Silas story line, but I am interested in how that'll connect to Katherine. Also the Elena dad storyline and college campus!

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  32. LOL :D Hahahahaha. I don't know. I'm going to sleep in 15 minutes so Idk.. You're a comment queen so I think.. 22? :D LOL. I've read Eragon and LOVED it!!!!! However, the sequel.. haha. I've read it about 3 times, if I'm correct, and I always stop in the exact same spot. I just get tired of that book. It's BIG! I do think it's a lovely, thrilling, adventurous series though and I really hope I manage to read it as a whole someday.


    Hahahaha. Klaus is one of my favorite villains. I love his passionate, driven personality and the way he can turn psycho on anyone, but I do think Joseph Morgan's character lacked something big time in the first episode. It was more about Elijah than anything else. Which.. you won't hear me complaining about since I love Elijah and Daniel portraying him, however, I think TO is foremost about Klaus and I would have loved to have seen his vicious side more. He wasn't that bad-a in ep. 1. And that ending? Rebekah has some british butt to kick in when she finds out that Elijah has a dagger in him.

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  33. Wow, this post was amazingly packed with information. I wished I'd had time to do a Goodreads post -- real life has been a little hectic lately and I'm really behind on blogging and everything.
    Going to check out some of your reviews...

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  34. :( I can understand being behind on blogging and everything - I definitely am too. I hope we both get around to feeling a little less stressed! Thanks for visiting :).

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  35. Lauren @ Books, Tea &amp; MeOctober 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    I would definitely be interested in a Hunger Games/Catching Fire reread before the movie comes out! :)

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  36. Good one, Christina! I know these posts take you a really long time to write up, but I know I (and many others) really appreciate and love them! I've just been feeling so out of the loop recently with blogging, so really this post is THE source for me. I start to feel disconnected when I'm out of the loop, so I'm thankful to you for keeping me in the know!

    "graphic novel starring Don, who has a simple and delicious recipe for wonton soup, but nobody wants to try it" Ooh, exciting! Not. But in some ways it kind of makes me more curious about it because how could an entire graphic novel be written about that?

    "YA alt-history in which Napoleon crashes his way to victory at Waterloo by unleashing an unstoppable battlefield weapon: a legion of giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, imported from the wilds of the unexplored Americas" WHUT. That is bizarre. But I would TOTALLY read that!



    Now Julie Kagawa's news - that is something that I actually did end up hearing about somehow, despite feeling mostly out of the loop. DRAGONS. Excited excited.

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  37. Jenny @ Supernatural SnarkOctober 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    I'm always astounded by the amount of information in these posts Christina, I can't even imagine how much time it takes you to compile all this but I love you for it! I'm beyond excited for Julie Kagawa's new series - DRAGONS! YES!



    And I adore Josie Angelini, so I'm dying for her new series as well. So much good stuff happening in YA! Oh and Lady Thief! Scarlet was one of my favorite reads last year, so I'm desperately counting down the days, and a 30 page excerpt will go a long way in tiding me over.


    Thanks for all this bookish goodness Christina!

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