Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (49)

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent MG/YA/NA book related news. I'll post about articles from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. If you would like to follow along with cover reveals during the week, see my Pinterest.

These bookish rounds are long. So long. I was going to post something last week, but then I didn't finish in time and when I arrived in NYC for BEA, I was just so exhausted. So apologies for that, but I hope this thorough edition makes it up to y'all :).


** Julia Vanishes - Catherine Egan (A fantasy thriller series. It stars a fierce 16-year-old thief and spy struggling to survive in a world infused with more magic, malice, and mayhem than she ever imagined. Knopf, spring 2016).

** Circus Mirandus - Cassie Beasley (It's a story billed as Peter Pan meets Big Fish, centering on a boy named Micah who has grown up hearing stories from his grandfather about a magical circus. When his grandfather falls ill, Micah embarks on a search to find the Circus Mirandus and a special performer who owes his grandfather a miracle. However the miracle his grandfather requested isn't at all what Micah expected. Dial Books for Young Readers, summer 2015).

** Heart and Souls - Anna Staniszewski (The new tween series kicks off when a teen cupid and a teen reaper are dared to kiss at a party and accidentally end up swapping powers. Publication of the first book, I'm with Cupid, is set for summer 2015. Sourcebooks.).

** Whippoorwill - Joseph Monninger (follows Clair and Danny, two teenagers who fall into an unlikely relationship as they endeavor to save a mistreated Labrador. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, fall 2015).

** You and Me and the End of the World - Amy McClellan (a YA debut pitched as Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Eleanor and Park. In the book, the fates and hearts of two teen outsiders collide when they meet cute in the dark at a party to end all parties. Katherine Tegen books, winter 2017).

** The Last Harvest - Kim Liggett (YA horror thriller - Pitched as Friday Night Lights meets Rosemary's Baby, it's the story of 17 year-old former football star Clay Tate, who, as the one-year anniversary of a horrific slaughter approaches, is forced to come to terms with his family's—and his rural Oklahoma town's—role in a plot to deliver Satan back to earth. Tor Teen, summer 2016).

** Sway - Kat Spears (With the death of his younger sister, Jason Marshall and his three best friends have more to process senior year than just homecoming crowns and prom dates. St. Martin's).

** The Mercy Rule - Jeff Giles (YA debut - In his story, a teenaged girl tries to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance and meets a bounty hunter trying to escape the Lowlands (aka Hell), resulting in a star-crossed romance. Bloomsbury, early 2016).

** Daughter of the Dragon - Kiersten White (It’s the first in the Conquerors saga, a teenage Game of Thrones set in the Ottoman Empire. Delacorte, 2016).

** Summoner: The Novice - Taran Matharu (The first installment (of the trilogy), which has had more than three million reads on Wattpad, tells the story of Fletcher Wulf, a blacksmith's apprentice who discovers he has the power to summon demons from another world. Feiwel and Friends, spring 2015).

** Mirage - Tracy Clark (A YA thriller about a daring girl who nearly kills herself skydiving and has an out-of-body experience that leaves her afraid of everything, and must go to great lengths to win her life back. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, spring 2016).

** South by Southeast - Gail Shepherd (MG debut - The first of the two MG books is a coming-of-age story set in Tennessee, post-Vietnam War; it follows Lyndie, who as the daughter of a Vietnamese woman and an American soldier feels she doesn't really belong, either in her town or in her family. Kathy Dawson books, winter 2016).

** Scar Girl - Len Vlahos (The Scar Boys sequel will revolve largely around the character of Cheyenne Belle. Egmont, spring 2016).

** Bad Luck Charm - Paula Stokes (focuses on a girl who is convinced that she is cursed and anyone who gets close to her will be hurt, and her romance with a boy who doesn't believe in bad luck. HarperCollins, summer 2016).

** Jack of Hearts - Paula Stokes (is about an American girl whose life changes when she moves to Copenhagen. HarperCollins, summer 2017).

** Hook's Revenge: The Pirate Code - Heidi Schulz (sequel to her September 2014 middle-grade adventure Hook's Revenge. The book continues the Neverland adventures of Captain Hook's daughter, Jocelyn, as she competes with a malevolent pirate captain to find her deceased father's treasure. Disney-Hyperion, fall 2015).

** A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic - Lisa Papademetriou (a fable set in a realistic world, and it follows an American girl and a Pakistani girl who separately discover a magic book that, when they write in it, connects them to the story of the book's creation. HarperCollins, 2015).

From Last Edition:

** Digby 101: A Crash Course in Juvenile Delinquency and Other Good Deeds - Stephanie Tromly (Digby, pitched as “reminiscent of Sherlock, Juno, Say Anything, and The Breakfast Club,” is about a sarcastic girl who moves to a new town, and the witty, brilliant, and weirdly compelling Digby, who pulls her into one dangerous – and comedic – situation after another. Kathy Dawson Books, fall 2015).

** Contemporary YA - Jennifer Mathieu (The as-yet-untitled story is told in dual perspective between a boy recently released from his kidnapper and the unlikely girl who helps him in the aftermath. Roaring Brook Press, fall 2016).

Not Up Yet:

** The Marked Girl - Lindsey Klingele (The YA debut, set in a medieval, Game of Thrones-esque world, centers on a group of royal teens who are dropped in modern-day Los Angeles. There, they befriend a street-smart girl who is torn about helping them find their way home, since she's fallen for the charming bad-boy prince of the group. HarperCollins).

** The Silence of Six - E.C. Myers (YA thriller about a high school hacker who gets tangled up in a web of secrets, involving big data espionage and underground hacktivist networks, after he witnesses his best friend's suicide. Adaptive Books, November 2014).

*3 titles from last edition were still not posted, so I've abandoned them.

From Lunch Weekly:

** Helen Falconer's HAWTHORN, CHANGELING, and SHOEG, a Celtic trilogy about a teenage girl who discovers she is a changeling - a fairy left in exchange for a human child - and must fight to save her loved ones in the human world from the forces of the beautiful and dangerous otherworld that lies beneath, to Puffin, for publication in summer 2015.

** Mikaela Everett's THE UNQUIET, pitched as reminiscent of Never Let Me Go, about a 16-year-old girl raised to kill --and replace -- the alternate version of herself in a parallel universe who risks everything for the family she was never supposed to love, and the boy who has as much to lose as she does, to Greenwillow.

Karina Halle has signed a two-book deal with Atria Books.

Excerpts: Atlantia - Ally Condie, The Young Elites - Marie Lu, Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins, Rooms - Lauren Oliver, Kiss of Deception - Mary Pearson, The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith (aka JKR, & adult title, but figured y'all would be interested), Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii - Vicky Alvear Shecter, Take Back the Skies - Lucy Saxon, While We Run - Karen Healey, Say What You Will - Cammie McGovern, Just One Night - Gayle Forman (and many other episodes on that channel).

Awards: You can nominate your favorite 2014 debuts for the William Morris Award, BFYA nominations for 2015, 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature (Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith; honors go to Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein & Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang), North Carolina YA book award (The Madman's Daughter - Megan Shepard), Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction (Pantomine - Laura Lam)

Book Trailers: Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater, Say What You Will - Cammie McGovern, It's a Wonderful Death - Sarah Schmitt, Killing Ruby Rose - Jessie Humphries

Interviews: Cassandra Clare, Laurie Halse Anderson, Richelle MeadJohn Green, Sara Beth Durst, Gayle Forman, Sarah Dessen

Children's Book Week 2014 in Photos -- a couple of weeks back! A good photo recap though.

One of my favorite PW features is In Brief, a quick recap of children's author events that week.

Setting 'A Place at the Table' in Boston for Diversity (As part of its diversity initiative, the Children’s Book Council and Children’s Books Boston sponsored a speed-dating program on May 14 called “A Place at the Table,” with 40 booksellers, librarians, publishing professionals, and educators.)

Readers and Authors Bring the 'Passion' to Teen Day at RT2014 -- Though you'll see a lot of people talking about BEA now, the RT convention was not that long ago either!

The Amazon-Hachette dispute is unlikely to get resolved anytime soon. Pre-order buttons removed, an escalating fight, press releases... John Green also criticized Amazon.

A summer books preview for kidlit from LA Times.

Don't forget to participate in / download audiobooks now through this summer from Audiobooksync!

BEA Recaps from Publisher's Weekly: BEA 2014: Big Children's Books at BEABEA 2014: Diversity in Children's Publishing(Yik)Yakking About YA Books OnlineBEA 2014: Magic in the Air at Middle-Grade Buzz Panel, BEA 2014: Myriad Thoughts on Dystopia, BEA 2014: American History: Brought to You by Snoopy And the Peanuts GangBEA 2014: Kudos on Hand-selling FavoritesBEA 2014: A Breakfast of ChampionsBEA 2014: Browsing the Children’s Booths, Chapter 2BEA 2014: Browsing the Booths, Chapter 1BEA 2014: A Quartet of AnniversariesBEA 2014: The Kids Take Over Uptown Stage, BEA 2014: Acclaim to Pannell WinnersBEA 2014: Tapping the YA Market Digitally.

A recap from elsewhere: Screaming teens greet Veronica Roth at BookCon.

In other news, pre-BEA, there was a potentially controversial article, BEA, BookCon Headed for Four Days, in which Sunday was to become another bookcon day. We'll see if this goes through in the coming days. Here's PW's coverage of Bookcon: A Loud Start to BookCon#WeNeedDiverseBooks Announces Initiatives.

So there are a LOT of blogger recaps of BEA as well, but instead of linking to them all here, in this post with so many links as it is, I will link to Christine of Oh, Chrys's Ultimate BEA 2014 Round-up post. Check that out and if you've written one, let her know! You can read my recap of NYC + BEA Day 1 and my recap of Days 2 & 3, including the diverse books panel as well.

Richelle Mead fans, the sixth and final book in the Bloodlines series will be called The Ruby Circle.

Cassandra Clare fans, you may rejoice. She will be releasing short stories based on Simon Lewis.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Creator Jeff Kinney to Open a Bookstore.

Do you know a teenager? Get him or her to enter the Out of the Easy Writing Scholarship contest for a chance at $5,000.

And in other cool awards news, Kirkus Reviews unveils three $50,000 book prizes (The annual Kirkus Prizes, which will be among the largest cash awards in the literary world, will honor works of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.).

A sad event in publishing: Dr. Angelou passed away.

Target to Sell eBooks (Big box retailer Target has teamed up with eBook subscription startup Librify to offer eBooks for sale, as well as a platform to have online discussions about books.)

Do Men Receive Bigger Book Advances Than Women? We Crunched the Numbers. -- it's got some interesting graphics to accompany the analysis.

Simon & Schuster deal boosts 'Netflix of digital books' wannabes Scribd and Oyster.

Cover Reveals:

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*forgot to include this one

Discussion/Other Blogger Posts:

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Books -- really cool personal experience from author Jessica Khoury on reading HP despite the negative associations her home had of the series.

The Teen Whisperer -- an article on how John Green got so many teen fans.

The Rise and Fall of YA Lit Trends: Timing is Everything. Too true, and you can see the very same effect happening with contemporary and how everything is being labeled as John Green meets Rainbow Rowell. Article to go with this: How Reality Became the Hot New Thing in YA.

George RR Martin's editor hints at eighth Game of Thrones book -- nothing to do with YA, of course, but I figured I'd include it for all y'all GoT fans.

Why I Write About Characters with Disabilities by Cammie McGovern, over at Teen Reads.

8 Things We Learned About "The Fault In Our Stars" From Author John Green -- some cool things like why Green chose Hazel and Augustus for the character names.

And as usual, an awesome chart (The Periodic Table of Epic Reads) and some awesome book lover videos from Epic Reads (Book Nerd Problems).

10 Ideal Book Characters Who Should Exist in Real Life -- pfft, why are there only ten of these?

How Not to Review Women's Writing.

YA Web Awards round two -- go vote for some awesome reviewers!

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh is Britain's Best Loved Children's Book?

When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels. I've heard that this list is not actually that bad and publishers certainly seemed to keep tweeting it...

17 Books To Read If You Liked "The Fault In Our Stars" -- I feel like I've seen so many more TFiOS inspired "Books to Read" posters than Divergent inspired ones... Here's another: Top 10 books to read now you've finished The Fault in Our Stars.

The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing In June 2014. Ruin and Rising. Ruin and Rising. Ruin and Rising. Hmmm?

9 Indispensable Books for College Grads. This is a list I will need to check more thoroughly later...

I want to see more open book benches open in the US too, not just UK :O.

Judy Blume: Parents worry too much about what children read. Honestly, I'm inclined to agree with her, but hey, half the rise in kidlit sales is due to the parents reading the same stuff as their children, so....

*will still link to BEA stuff for future attendees
** Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer: Let’s Talk Sidebars
** Hannah at the Irish Banana Review: BEA with Spencer Hill Press
** Hannah at the Irish Banana Review: BEA with Little, Brown
** Lyn at Great Imaginations: BEA Checklist
** Helen at My Novel Opinion: Publication Dates
** Shae at Shae Has Left the Room: PSA: Abandon Feedburner
** Rachel at Parajunkee: Social Media 101 – Twitter Tips #BB101
** Rachel at Parajunkee: Social Network Faux Pas? Dishing Junk about annoying social media behaviour
** Shannelle at The Art of Escapism: Tips and Things: Tumblr!
** Kelley/Asti/Leanne at Oh, The Books!: What Kind of Book Convention is Best for You? | Guest Post from Tabitha @ Not Yet Read
** Ashley at Nose Graze: Be Careful with Email Autoresponders - When Not to Use Them
** Ashley at Nose Graze: What’s Better for a Brand: Short & Sweet or Keyword Rich?

Blogging & Bloggers:
** Christine at Oh, Chrys!: BEA: Bitter, Envious Absentees?
** Alison at Alison Can Read: BEA and Jealousy
** Hannah at the Irish Banana Review: Conferences and the Elephant
** Rachel at Parajunkee: The Easy Step by Step Guide to Self-Diagnose Book Blogger Jealousy
** Ashley at Nose Graze: Those Exclusive BookExpo America Publisher Parties
** Kara/Lyn/Bekka at Great Imaginations: Burn Book 7
** Kara/Lyn/Bekka at Great Imaginations: Burn Book 6
** Laura at Owl Tell You About It: Upcoming Posts and/or Features
** Mitchii at Aeropapers: On Blogging Decision: the Blog Itself
** Amber at The Mile Long Bookshelf: Blogging and Booktubing: A Tale of Two Bookish Communities
** Cayce at Fighting Dreamer: [LGBT Challenge 2014] A Discussion Topic, an Award Nomination, a Readathon and a Winner (walk into a bar...)
** Lili at Lili’s Reflections: College Blogging 101: Social Media Can Affect Blogging
** Emz at Icy Cold Reads: Should You Write Formally or Informally?
** Nikki at The Paper Sea: The Art of Disagreement
** Nova at Out of Time: 10 Mandatory Rules to Be Qualified as “Book Blogger”
** Kelly at Effortlessly Reading: Not Everything Comes Easily
** Asti at Oh, The Books!: Mental Health Awareness Month Sign-up
** Genevieve at The Reading Shelf: Why I Like (Or At Least Don’t Hate) Stacking the Shelves Posts

Recommendations, Reviews, Ratings, Authors, ARCs:
** Trish at Between My Lines: What’s Your Goodreads Number?
** Cait at Notebooks Sisters: Hey look at you, book, being so diverse. I'd better rate you 5-stars.
** Josephine at Dudette Reads: Negative Book Reviews Minus the Negativity
** Kelly at Stacked Books: Get Genrefied: Magical Realism
** Kelley/Asti/Leanne at Oh, The Books!: Book Recommendations: Video Game Edition By Val @ The Innocent Smiley

** Amber at Books of Amber: Amberica #1: Suprising Things about the USA
** Kelley/Asti/Leanne at Oh, The Books!: Some Quirks of Asti | Guest Post from Sana @ Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile

The Experience:
** Sarah at Green Bean Teen Queen: Things I wish people knew about Summer Reading
** Becca at Pivot Book Reviews: #IReadYA: The Hows and Whys
** Anya at On Starships & Dragonwings: Instant Book Gratification
** Bec at Readers in Wonderland: One Does Not Simply Find Time to Read
** Kristilyn at Reader in Winter: Reading Habits -- Series Extras
** Kristilyn at Reader in Winter: Reading Habits -- Quality vs. Quantity?
** Stormy at Book. Blog. Bake.: Gendered Reading and Growing Up
** Pamela at Reading Is Fun Again: Favorite PoV Style
** Lillian at Books and Cake: On Reading Whatever The Fuck You Want
** Stephanie at These Paper Hearts:: Reading Preference: New or Old Books?

Trends & tropes:
** Jen at The Starry-Eyed Revue: Our Love/Hate Relationship with Love Triangles
** Ana at Read Me Away: Matchmaking Friends
** Kelley at Oh, The Books!: Which YA Fantasy Heroine Archetype Are You?
** Jen at YA Romantics: Novella Non Grata?

Books, books, books:
** Felicia at the Geeky Bloggers Book Blog: Balancing the Book Budget: Check-In
** Amanda at Late Nights with Good Books: Browsing for Books as a Book Blogger
** Sarah at Workaday Reads: Books You Put Off Reading Because You Know They’ll Hurt
** Amanda at On a Book Bender: When Was the Last Time You Culled Your Personal Library?
** Lisa at Read. Breathe. Relax.: Best Opening Lines in Young Adult Books, Round 2

Movies/TV Shows:

A new trailer was released for The Giver adaptation. Alexander Skarsgard was recently featured in a poster for the film.

The Fault in Our Stars: A TV Spot from HBO and another (The Night Before Our Stars). And good news for the TFiOS adaptation: ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Breaks Pre-Sales Record as Top-Selling Romantic Drama.

We may be hearing more about the Looking For Alaska adaptation soon.

Fox 2000, Temple Hill Land First Novel ‘Love Letters To The Dead.’ And with the same producers of the Fault in Our Stars. 2014 may indeed be the year of YA contemporary.

The Duff: CBS Films Announces the Cast of the Duff (CBS Films (@CBSFilms) announced today that Mae Whitman (@maebirdwing), Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell), Bella Thorne (@bellathorne), Bianca Santos (@Bianca00Alexa), Skyler Samuels (@SkylerSamuels), Nick Eversman (@NickEversman) and Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) will lead the cast of THE DUFF. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kody Keplinger (@Kody_Keplinger) THE DUFF was adapted for the screen by Josh Cagan (@joshacagan) and will be directed by Ari Sandel. McG (@McGsWonderland), Mary Viola (@ItsMaryViola), Susan Cartsonis (@SusanCartsonis) are producing with Lane Bishop (@LaneShefterBish) serving as executive producer on the comedy which will shoot in Atlanta (@gdecd) this summer). If you know any high school students in Atlanta, the movie is looking for them!

Insurgent: Naomi Watts has joined the Insurgent team, cast as Evelyn; Suki Waterhouse as Marlene; and Johnny Weston as Edgar, a character who did not exist in the books. Stephanie Schund has also joined the cast as an unnamed character (so far) in Amity. Insurgent has already started filming.

Love, Rosie has a new poster and a new trailer.

Mockingjay: another look at the script, a report saying that Suzanne Collins wanted Effie's role to be expanded upon.

Some actors are testing for the coveted role as Evan in The 5th Wave adaptation.

The Miss Peregrine's movie will be titled Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars.

Alfonso Cuaron will not be directing the Harry Potter spin-off.

First picture released for the Fallen adaptation.

Quvenzhané Wallis Will Play A 12-Year-Old Genius In Adaptation Of Bestseller 'Counting by 7s.'


Adventures in Children's Publishing giveaways: 06/08, 06/1006/30

The Moment Collector - Jodi Lynn Anderson, INT, 06/06.

Cover Madness Giveaway Hop, INT, July 1-14.

Complete Mortal Instruments series, US, 06/07.

June One Day + Just One Year, US, 06/06.

Choice of audiobook listed, INT, 06/30.

Divided - Elise Chapman, 06/10.

The Fault in Our Stars + tote bag, 06/09.

Jumping Genres in June giveaway hop, 06/01-06/14.

$100 Gift Card, INT 06/23.

Giveaways listed at Saturday Situation by Lori of Pure Imagination and Candace of Candace's Book Blog.

Don't forget to enter YABC's giveaways for the month.

Sci-fi and Fantasy Friday {SF/F Reviews and Giveaways}.

June giveaways from Scholastic.

Celebrate Lili's 2 year blogoversary: Free to Fall - Lauren Miller (US, 06/21), surprise book (INT, 06/20), mystery box of 6 2014 ARCs (6/23), signed Alice in Zombie Wonderland - Gena Showalter (06/25), ARC of Strange and Ever After - Susan Dennard (07/05)

ARC of Parasite - Mira Grant, 06/05.


New Releases (Week of June 4): The Truth about Alice - Jennifer Matthieu, Take Back the Skies - Lucy Saxon, Toxic (PLL #15) - Sara Shepard, Say What You Will - Cammie McGovern, Paranoia - J.R. Johannson, Vivian Divine Is Dead - Lauren Sabel, Push Girl - Jessica Love and Chelsie Hill, My Best Friend, Maybe - Caela Carter, Hungry - H.A. Swain, The Wicked Within (Gods and Monsters #3) - Kelly Keaton, Gasp (Visions #3) - Lisa McMann, The Truth Against the World - Sarah Jamilla Stevenson, My Faire Lady - Laura Wettersten, yolo - Sam Jones, The Prince of Venice Beach - Blake Nelson, Since Last Summer - Joanna Philbin, Cinderella's Dress - Shonna Slayton, Love by the Morning Star - Laura L. Sullivan

New Releases (Week of May 28): Take Me On - Katie McGarry, Guy in Real Life - Steve Brezenoff, Girls Like Us - Gail Giles, Guardian (Proxy #2) - Alex London, Divided (Dualed #2) - Elsie Chapman, City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) - Cassandra Clare, The Girl With the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) - Kady Cross, One Man Guy - Michael Barakiva, Oblivion - Sasha Dawn, Curses and Smoke - Vicky Alvear Shecter, Ignited (Sense Thieves #3) - Corrine Jackson, We Are the Goldens - Dana Reinhardt, Allies and Assassins - Justin Somper, Surrounded by Sharks - Michael Northrop, While We Run - Karen Healey, Played (Hooked #2) - Liz Fichera, Bad Luck Girl (American Fairy #3) - Sarah Zettel

Recent Recommended Reads: You can read my review of Guy in Real Life - Steve Brezenoff (It's cliche to say, but the Goodreads description & marketing was probably correct: this book is a lot like Rainbow Rowell meets John Green... If you're looking for your next unique contemporary read, look no further than one that blends gaming culture narratives with teenage school and romance story lines. Quirky and interesting.) and my review of The Truth about Alice - Jennifer Mathieu (this is a seriously important book to read...). I honestly can't remember what I read last week, but after BEA, I read Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick, a 50-page sampler of Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins (linked to that above in Publishing!), and a ~150 page sampler of The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon. You'll hear more about these later. Also currently reading Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas.

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.


  1. Bad Luck Charm sounds like the cutest ever. So cannot waitttt!!!! Jack of Hearts? OHH IT TAKES PLACE IN EUROPE? YES, PLEASE :') Oh, Most Likely To Succeed has a cover too? Yay! It looks so cute ;) Also, my favorite character ever is on the cover of a book!!! Fuel the Fire? Connor Cobalt? ASDFGHJKL. I need this book in my life RIGHT. NOW. So many awesome blogposts too :) I should probably read The 5th Wave before it's unexpectedly on the big screen. These thing sometimes tend to snook up on you ;) Wow! This was the most thorough bookish round I've seen so far I think and yours are always thorough! :D Good job putting it all together, love! :)

  2. I know. After having read the Art of Lainey, I'm really excited to read her next novels. Hahah, it's so awesome that you care about these covers & favorite characters - I feel like there's only maybe 2 books where I actually care about them anymore :O. I hope Fuel the Fire works out for you :D. And Siiri! We can read The 5th Wave together? I have yet to read it myself.... lol this was the post that made me think: christ, did these ALWAYS take THIS long? why am I blogging this week? aaaaaaaaaa

  3. "Peter Pan" I know enough! *adds book*

    I liked the article where Cammie talks about her choice to write about a disability. I absolutely loved her book Say what you will and I'm not surprised she has someone close to her. Amy and Matthew have different disabilities than her son, but they felt so realistic :)

    I'm so excited for Ruin & Rising!

  4. So much awesome, I'll never get through it all! Thanks for always linking to us,'re a doll! And I'm so excited for those new Paula Stokes stories! I absolutely adored The Art of Lainey! And Sway...that needs to make it into my hands STAT. =D

  5. Daughter of the Dragon…a teenage Game of Thrones…I'm sold! And I really liked The Art of Lainey and the two Paula Stokes' novels sound really good. So many great discussion posts! There are quite a few I plan on reading.

    Thanks again for doing this post, I always enjoy it! ~Pam

  6. Of course, Jen! I'm so behind on your blog o.o. I keep meaning to come back -- I've had that mental note to congratulate you on co-blogging with April for like months; it has been months y'all have been co-blogging now, right? -- and I still haven't. Seriously soon o.o. Would you like to borrow my copy of Sway? I got it at BEA (which is why I was confused re: it being in he PW report), and can def. send it to you!

  7. Hahah, anytime I see something fairy tale related, I really should just make a bookmark for you, huh? ;). And ee, I'm glad you liked Say What You Will! I debated about that one, sounds like I def. should've. And !!! R&R is definitely one of my most anticipated reads... once it comes in the mail, I'm on that baby!

  8. I'm so looking forward to the new Paula Stokes books too :). I think I even read about some coming up in next week's PW rights reports... at least I saw some on GR, so here we go! I hope we both enjoy them :). And thank you, Pam, for visiting!!

  9. No worries...real life comes first. :) This weekend was the first chance I've had to visit all my bloggy friends in awhile, so I wasn't completely surprised to find that so many of you have new designs, lol. Yes, April and I have been co-blogging since January, and we are still absolutely thrilled to be working together on the blog. =) And, yes, I would love to borrow your copy of Sway, along with that other one you so generously offered up. ;0) You are seriously the best. It's going to feel like I got to go to BEA with you after all. :P

  10. These posts are amazing! I can't believe all the news you are able to gather -- I love the information collected here! I'll definitely be back for more... ~Gwen (from


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