Here’s the UK cover for I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson - what do you think?
Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor,…
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100 Sideways Miles | Andrew Smith
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- (September 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442444959
- ISBN-13: 978-1442444959
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he’s a real boy and not just a character in his father’s bestselling cult-classic book. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved.
Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless and trapped in the book, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned—and learn how to write their own destiny.
- 1 week ago
Okay, I’ve finished the art for the Blue Lily, Lily Blue bookplate. I try to make art every year to thank the readers who support me book after book, so please know that all of these pencil marks are my wordless (and now wordful?) appreciation.
The signed bookplates will go into every copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue pre-ordered from Fountain Bookstore before the release date of October 21 (http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie). They’ll also come with that skull doodle.
UK readers can also get a signed bookplate with every copy of Blue Lily ordered from Seven Stories: http://www.sevenstories.org.uk/
I’m working on a Canadian indie now — I’ll update when I have one. And if you’re an Australian indie who would like to take part, please let me know.
If you’ve already pre-ordered from Fountain, you don’t have to do anything special to make certain this will appear in your book.
Again, thank you!
*Calla, Persephone, ______, & Maura: top.
**Chainsaw, night horror: bottom
- 1 week ago
The day before Comic-Con last month, Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Ann Aguirre, and Anna Banks went to the Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles for a panel, and I got to interview them (in the employee break room) before the panel started. It had been a crazy week for me–I had a lot of work to get done for a project I’ve been working on for over a year, I was leaving the following morning for the convention, I had a bronchial infection (I wasn’t contagious, but I was taking antibiotics, steroids, and that awesome cough syrup with codeine in it)… and Obama was in town.If you don’t live somewhere where presidents visit for fund raising, it’s hard to understand how badly having them in town can completely destroy the traffic system, but it’s really something. Major streets along his route are completely shut down, and it affects traffic in all the surrounding cities because people take crazy circuitous routes to avoid the worst areas. It is awful. I’m sad for the ladies who were here visiting, because this is not the best light to see our lovely city in.I got to The Grove an hour and a half early and wandered around. When it was time for the interview, I made my way to the book store, and of course a few people were running late (I can’t say enough about how truly terrible the traffic was in the immediate vicinity of The Grove), and by the time the kind woman who works at Barnes and Noble had taken everyone’s coffee orders and we’d gotten settled in, our thirty-minute interview was cut down to ten. I got to most of the questions you guys sent me on Twitter, though.
A quick note: One of the questions you guys asked on Twitter was Shag/Marry/Kill with Harry, Ron, and Neville, and the ladies very responsibly asked me to specify ages and things, so for the record: The boys are all at least eighteen years old, and the ladies were allowed to take this and this and this into account when making their decisions.
Leigh BardugoLeigh and Marissa sat huddled together on one side of the table, giggling at each other’s jokes and playing with the craft supplies laid out on the table for the store’s Batman Day celebration. By the end of it, each of the four ladies had a little foam star sticker on her face.Leigh does a lot of her writing at home with her Schnoodle Bertie, but she really prefers writers’ retreats, where she can hang out with like-minded people and be forced to sit and write in a room with all of them all day, and then hang out and be social at night.
Out of all the characters she’s written, she most admires Sturmhond for his confidence, which allows him to accomplish a great deal that should be impossible.When I asked the ladies the Screw/Marry Kill question, Leigh immediately asked if she was allowed to take Matthew Thewlis’s extreme real-life hotness into account, and when I said yes, she just as quickly said she’d shag Harry, marry Neville, and kill Ron. Which, I’ll be honest, was what I expected everyone to say.
Marissa MeyerMarissa has three cats named Calexandria Josephine, Stormus Enormous, and Blackland Rockwell III. Her husband had traveled with her, and he is as good-looking as he is sweet. And he is an extremely sweet man.
She, like Leigh, really enjoys going on writing retreats with other authors, but she also writes in public spaces like cafes. Her husband (he’s pretty great, guys) is building her a studio outside her house so she can get out of the house to write without having to actually leave home.Marissa really admires (and is envious of) Thorne’s luckiness. Shit just seems to work out for him.
If absolutely forced to choose, she would shag Ron, marry Neville, and kill Harry.Ann AguirreAnn’s family is really important to her. She co-writes the Apparatus Infernum adult steampunk series with her husband, and she has three cats (Dominic Dredd, Darius Crooktail, and Dr. Christmas Jones Fluffypants III) and two dogs (Daisey and Dixie). She’s gotten several offers from people who want to adapt her YA series for tv/movies, but she didn’t trust the vision of the producers, and now that her seventeen-year-old daughter is all grown up and planning to attend film school, Ann wants to wait and let her daughter handle the film adaptation.
Ann has a great home office, but when she first moved into it, it was extremely infested with bees. She had to hire people to go in and remove the huge honeycombs from inside the ceiling, and by the end the floor was covered in tiny bee corpses. Isn’t that sad and also terrifying?She really admires Deuce’s perseverance and refusal to give up, no matter how stacked against her the odds seem to be.
Ann, like Marissa, would shag Ron, marry Neville, and kill Harry.
Anna writes in her home in the Florida Panhandle. She has a weiner dog named Puckledoo, and she spends so much time in her home office, she owns more pajamas than she does normal clothes.The characteristic she most admires in a character she has written is Galen’s moral compass and sense of duty.
And this is where… You guys. I have a hard truth to lay down for you here. Anna Banks, when I gave her the Shag/Marry/Kill question about Harry, Ron, and Neville, replied, “I don’t understand the question.” So I thought she didn’t know what F/M/K was as a cultural phenomenon, and my brain went blank and needed to reboot because HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT. But then she added, “Is that a Harry Potter thing?”
Because Anna Banks has never read or seen Harry Potter. Anna Banks. Has never read. Harry Potter.
(Leigh and Marissa suggested that she listen to the wonderful audio books, btw, and I’d second that suggestion)
One more tidbit, for fans of Of Poseidon: When I met with her, Anna had just gotten some VERY good news from Mad Hatter Productions (they do the How to Train Your Dragon movies, among other genre stuff), who have the rights to the movie version of her Syrena Legacy, but she couldn’t announce anything yet. So keep your eyes open for future announcements from Anna on that front.Win a Fierce Reads tote full of books!
Thanks to our wonderful friends at Macmillan, we have a Fierce Reads tote bag with Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Of Neptune by Anna Banks, and Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre to give away to our readers. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a thoughtfulcomment below telling us why you’re excited for the books OR your answer to the Shag/Marry/Kill question. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission. Please see entry form for complete details. Good luck!
- 2 weeks ago
From today on Twitter: I often see “I wish [bestselling writer] would include POC/LGBT characters!” But There are other writers who do this. Support them.
So, you’re suggesting I read books by authors I do not like, and/or that deals with subjects I am not interested in, simply because it has a PoC/LGBT character?
I wish certain authors would have diverse characters because these are the ones writing books I’m actually going to read.
And I wish bestselling artists would because no matter what their next book going to be about, it would get many readers and a lot of publicity.
Can you imagine what it would have been like for PoC and LGBT to have their group represented as one of the trio in Harry Potter? Or even just make Dumbledore openly and obviously gay?
This is what we need. It’s not that the public isn’t aware such people exists, but they are never in the mainstream media. Correct me if I’m wrong, but seems to me this is what all those PoC justice posts are preaching.
And best selling authors are the main streams of books, so we want them to include these characters.
Seriously? Do you honestly believe that bestselling books are anointed and raised up by some divine hand? Like THE CLAW HAS CHOSEN? And for some reason the claw keeps choosing straight white cisgendered protagonists written by straight white cisgendered authors? REALLY?
Best selling authors don’t just HAPPEN to be in the mainstream media. Selling a lot of books MAKES someone a bestselling author and GETS mainstream media attention. But books are sold one at a time to readers who make choices about which books they want to support.
If you want more diversity, you have to buy more diversely.
And, look, I love me and I want everyone to read all my books all the time, but reading a book with a diverse cast written by JK Rowling or myself or any other white straight cisgendered writer isn’t the same as reading a book written by a person of color or a LGBTQ+ writer. It’s the difference between a secondary source and a primary source. But if you feel that FOR SOME REASON you can be absolutely sure that you’re not going to like a book you haven’t read because it isn’t already a bestseller, then I guess that’s you, but please, please, please don’t act like it’s some kind of positive political act.
And don’t you dare talk that way to Malinda.
You’ve made Holly angry.
You don’t want to make Holly angry.
Except maybe you do because Angry Holly drops truthbombs.
Holly Black WINS THE INTERNET TODAY.
Lesson of the Day: READ DIVERSELY.Source: malindalo
- 2 weeks ago
Deflate when writing prose; inflate when writing essays for school.
Procrastinating on finding ways to add one page to my essay to get the page requirement! Thank you so much.
I’m not in school anymore, but here.
(via youngadultread)Source: amandaonwriting
- 3 weeks ago
My friends, we have reached the three month mark, which means the book of my heart is almost out in the world!! I love THE WALLED CITY so, SO much and I cannot wait to share it with you guys.
Because I can’t wait so badly, I’ve put together a special prize pack in honor of this marked date!…
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Just can’t wait for SLA? Here’s a nice little snippet from Chapter Three to quench your snowy thirst! This is a flashback scene that Meira remembers moments before she is supposed to sneak into a Spring city.
Reblog this and at 7PM EST TODAY, I’ll randomly choose one winner to receive…
- 4 weeks ago
Bloomsbury Children’s Books revealed the complete set of new Harry Potter covers today! They’re so beautiful. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite, if you couldn’t tell. They’re published on 1st September in paperback and hardback, and illustrated by Jonny Duddle.
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Minimalist “Divergent” Fanmade Covers
I made some for The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, just look up The Mortal Instruments Minimalist or The Infernal Devices Minimalist to find them. I hope you enjoy, it was fun to play around with. If you have any requests, feel free to inbox me and I’ll make them!
(via divergentofficial)Source: fearlessfaction