Monthly Archives: August 2010


Wordstock Spotlight: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Wordstock Spotlight: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Today, we’re featuring another great YA author coming to Wordstock Festival in Portland, Oregon October 9-10th. Check out Hush, Hush and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes […]

Posted August 31, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Coming Soon: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Coming Soon: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The folks from St. Martin’s Press have just told us about a new book from best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon that’s hitting stores one week from tomorrow, on September 7th. It’s called No Mercy, and is the latest in her Dark Hunter series. This is definitely something for our hard-core paranormal fiction fans! Check out the […]

Posted August 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Vote for the Teens Top Ten of 2010 at ALA!

Vote for the Teens Top Ten of 2010 at ALA!

As we mentioned previously, voting is now open for the ALA’s “Teens Top Ten” of 2010. There are lots of really great books on the list, including a few we’ve featured throughout the year here at Novel Novice, such as: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl City of Glass by Cassandra Clare Shiver […]

Posted August 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Suzanne Collins tops lists, even without Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins tops lists, even without Mockingjay

I guess Mockingjay wasn’t included in this week’s tabulations, since Catching Fire and The Hunger Games are still at the top of both lists. Anyone want to make predictions on how long Mockingjay will be in the top 10? CHAPTER BOOKS This Week   Weeks on List 1 CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The […]

Posted August 29, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Could you be suffering from Post-Panem Depression?

Could you be suffering from Post-Panem Depression?

In the days since Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was published, we here at Novel Novice have noticed a disturbing trend among readers upon finishing The Hunger Games trilogy beloved by millions. Symptoms include: Lethargy (most likely from the inability to put down the book and sleep) Irritability (see above) Trouble concentrating Flashbacks, especially when trying to […]

Posted August 27, 2010 by in Feature, Uncategorized / 25 Comments
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Wordstock Offers Post-Hunger Games Dystopian Reads

Wordstock Offers Post-Hunger Games Dystopian Reads

If you’re like the rest of the Novel Novice staff, chances are you’re experiencing some troubles finding something to read after finishing Mockingjay. We’re calling it Post-Panem Depression. (Get it? Credit for that one goes to Steph, aka clumzbella!) With that in mind, here’s a look at three dystopian novels (the first two are YA, […]

Posted August 26, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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