thenovl:

You know when you read something and you have to stop every other page because you want to read it out loud to the person sitting next to you?
This is like that. Only you’re the person sitting next to us and we can’t read it out loud because this book doesn’t come out until January!
Grrr. C’est la vie.
Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest marks her triumphant return to her faerie roots, and will be out January 13, 2015. Until then here’s a taste:

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

And this cover! Beautiful, right? 
And check out the UK cover here.

woah that cover is something else. Plus NEW Holly Black! Awesome!

thenovl:

You know when you read something and you have to stop every other page because you want to read it out loud to the person sitting next to you?

This is like that. Only you’re the person sitting next to us and we can’t read it out loud because this book doesn’t come out until January!

Grrr. C’est la vie.

Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest marks her triumphant return to her faerie roots, and will be out January 13, 2015. Until then here’s a taste:

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

And this cover! Beautiful, right? 

And check out the UK cover here.

woah that cover is something else. Plus NEW Holly Black! Awesome!

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“Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.”

Patrick Ness (via ala-con)

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Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
Read our full appreciation here.
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nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

Read our full appreciation here.

Image via See Colombia

Shut Up and Write is a series of panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron.The fourth session will focus on the trick of revising your work. Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Lindsay Smith, Miranda Kenneally and Danielle Ellison. The panelists will also take questions from the audience. The authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing thanks to One More Page Books.
April 22, 2014 at 7 PMArlington Central Library1015 N Quincy StreetArlington,VA


Shut Up and Write is a series of panel discussions on writing Young Adult Fiction, moderated by author Jon Skovron.

The fourth session will focus on the trick of revising your work.
Our panel of YA Lit experts will feature authors Lindsay Smith, Miranda Kenneally and Danielle Ellison. The panelists will also take questions from the audience.

The authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing thanks to One More Page Books.

April 22, 2014 at 7 PM
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington,VA

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annaverity:

If I Stay — Trailer
Release Date: August 22nd

Please excuse me while I sob in the corner

Let’s talk about how exciting this is. BECAUSE IT’S SO EXCITING.

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“If you use magic in fiction, the first thing you have to do is put barriers up. There must be limits to magic. If you can snap your fingers and make anything happen, where’s the fun in that? … The story really starts when you put limits on magic. Where fantasy gets a bad name is when anything can happen because a wizard snaps his fingers. Magic has to come with a cost, probably a much bigger cost than when things are done by what is usually called ‘the hard way.’”

Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, on writing magic. (via theticklishpear)

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On a vacation, sometimes the perfect book is one that’ll make you laugh your head off. Jennie has just such a book:
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise RennisonI love to read series books when I travel—I love being able to stay in the same world, with the same people, for the duration of my trip. One series in particular is one that reminds me of traveling, mostly because I read so much of it while on the move. 
 
I came across Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal snogging at The Tattered Cover, a very cool bookstore in Denver, when I was on a spring break tour with my college choir and read it on the long bus ride back to Iowa. A year later, I read the sequel, On the Bright Side, I’m now the Girlfriend of a Sex God while on a layover, sitting at the gate, waiting for my flight. Sadly, it was my book for the plane, so I was stuck watching stupid movies once we finally boarded.  When the 10th and final book came out, I had it pre-ordered, but then I was in London for a friend’s wedding, and walking through Heathrow on the way home, I saw a HUGE stack of Are These My Basoomas I see Before me? Because it wasn’t out in the US yet, but it was out in England. Of course I bought it and read it on the flight! 
 
All the books in this series are the diaries of Georgia Nicolson, a girl with boy issues, crazy friends, a huge cat, a hilarious little sister and slightly insane parents.  The series follows Georgia as she tries to navigate the cake-shop of love (don’t worry—it makes sense when you come to it) while staying besties with her mates, who have their own issues with luuuuurve. To use Georgia’s lingo, these books are fabity-fab-fab and full of hilariousity.* That last bit can cause a wee bit of an issue while traveling, as this truly is a laugh-out-loud book. You WILL burst  out into loud laughter and people WILL look at you oddly. But you’ll be too amused to really mind. Despite the weird looks issue, this is the perfect travel series, because it’s easy to lose yourself in it (so the boring bits of long flights and car rides go quickly) but it’s an easy, fun read that you can also put down and come back to when real-life adventures happen without losing the plot. Plus, the all the laughing puts you in the perfect mood to enjoy your vacation.
 
AND, so you don’t have to lug them all around with you—the library has most of the series available as ebooks.
 
*Don’t worry. All of the books come with a glossary to translate the British-isms, but also the words and phrases that Georgia just makes up. Lucky for us, Georgia wrote the glossary herself, so it’s also full of hilariousity.MORE TO READ:
Top 5 of 2013 (so far): Neeka’s Take on Teen Lit
International Travel Week: First Stop London

On a vacation, sometimes the perfect book is one that’ll make you laugh your head off. Jennie has just such a book:

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

I love to read series books when I travel—I love being able to stay in the same world, with the same people, for the duration of my trip. One series in particular is one that reminds me of traveling, mostly because I read so much of it while on the move.
 
I came across Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal snogging at The Tattered Cover, a very cool bookstore in Denver, when I was on a spring break tour with my college choir and read it on the long bus ride back to Iowa. A year later, I read the sequel, On the Bright Side, I’m now the Girlfriend of a Sex God while on a layover, sitting at the gate, waiting for my flight. Sadly, it was my book for the plane, so I was stuck watching stupid movies once we finally boarded.  When the 10th and final book came out, I had it pre-ordered, but then I was in London for a friend’s wedding, and walking through Heathrow on the way home, I saw a HUGE stack of Are These My Basoomas I see Before me? Because it wasn’t out in the US yet, but it was out in England. Of course I bought it and read it on the flight!
 
All the books in this series are the diaries of Georgia Nicolson, a girl with boy issues, crazy friends, a huge cat, a hilarious little sister and slightly insane parents.  The series follows Georgia as she tries to navigate the cake-shop of love (don’t worry—it makes sense when you come to it) while staying besties with her mates, who have their own issues with luuuuurve. To use Georgia’s lingo, these books are fabity-fab-fab and full of hilariousity.* That last bit can cause a wee bit of an issue while traveling, as this truly is a laugh-out-loud book. You WILL burst  out into loud laughter and people WILL look at you oddly. But you’ll be too amused to really mind. Despite the weird looks issue, this is the perfect travel series, because it’s easy to lose yourself in it (so the boring bits of long flights and car rides go quickly) but it’s an easy, fun read that you can also put down and come back to when real-life adventures happen without losing the plot. Plus, the all the laughing puts you in the perfect mood to enjoy your vacation.
 
AND, so you don’t have to lug them all around with you—the library has most of the series available as ebooks.
 
*Don’t worry. All of the books come with a glossary to translate the British-isms, but also the words and phrases that Georgia just makes up. Lucky for us, Georgia wrote the glossary herself, so it’s also full of hilariousity.

MORE TO READ:

Top 5 of 2013 (so far): Neeka’s Take on Teen Lit

International Travel Week: First Stop London

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Love this! 26 Bands that Named Themselves after #Books http://bit.ly/1gTDRZ5 (via @BNBuzz) #music

kamigarcia:

Love this! 26 Bands that Named Themselves after #Books http://bit.ly/1gTDRZ5 (via @BNBuzz) #music

Looking for a fast-paced thriller to make your road-trip go quickly? Maria has the perfect title: 

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson

Written by a former CIA operative this novel will keep you turning the pages.

Laila, a 15 year old, daughter of a Middle East dictator killed in a coup, immigrates to a new life “somewhere near Washington, DC” along with her mother and 7 year old brother Bastien.  While she istrying to adjust to her new school, friends, and American ways, her mother is conspiring with the CIA and others to regain power –for her young son.  Along the way Laila becomes aware of secrets her mother hasbeen  keeping and must decide whether to act on that information which would completely change their lives or to ignore her discoveries.    A fascinating take on international politics, gripping, riveting and timely.

Looking for a fast-paced thriller to make your road-trip go quickly? Maria has the perfect title:
The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson
Written by a former CIA operative this novel will keep you turning the pages.
Laila, a 15 year old, daughter of a Middle East dictator killed in a coup, immigrates to a new life “somewhere near Washington, DC” along with her mother and 7 year old brother Bastien.  While she istrying to adjust to her new school, friends, and American ways, her mother is conspiring with the CIA and others to regain power –for her young son.  Along the way Laila becomes aware of secrets her mother hasbeen  keeping and must decide whether to act on that information which would completely change their lives or to ignore her discoveries.   

 A fascinating take on international politics, gripping, riveting and timely.

“You never love a book the way you love a book when you are ten. It is an honor to be in that sacred space in some children’s brains.”

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket)

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