Month: September 2010

From Book to Movie – I am Number Four

From Book to Movie – I am Number Four

I am Number Four, a book by James Frey , has yet to fall into my greedy hands. But judging from the trailer, it might just be a book I want to pick up. Below you can catch your first glimpse of the book’s movie adaptation which stars Glee’s Diana Agron and Alex Pettyfer. Official […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Wordstock: What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson

Wordstock: What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson

Today, we’re featuring another great YA author coming to Wordstock Festival in Portland, Oregon October 9-10th. Check out What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson: How is it that unsavory raw ingredients come together to form a delicious cake? What is it about life that when you take all the hard stuff and rough stuff […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Lauren Kate: Torment Q&A Part 2

Lauren Kate: Torment Q&A Part 2

Today, we present Part 2 of our two-part interview with Lauren Kate about her new novel, Torment, the sequel to Fallen. You can view Part 1 here — but rest easy about Part 2. Today’s Q&As are ALL spoiler-free! Do you know how many books there will be in the Fallen series? Can you tell […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by Sara in Author Q&A, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Book Review – Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Book Review – Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Synopsis: Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Banned Books Week Guest Blog: Ellen Hopkins

Banned Books Week Guest Blog: Ellen Hopkins

Today, we are delighted to feature another exclusive guest blog for Banned Books Week, this time from acclaimed author Ellen Hopkins — who recently found herself and her own books at the center of some censorship-related issues. An extra special thank you to Ellen for taking time out of her hectic schedule to guest blog […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by Sara in Feature, Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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The Best of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

The Best of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

It’s the end of another fantastic Book of the Month here at Novel Novice, and so we’re taking a look back at our favorite moments featuring Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel! Infinite Days Writing Contest Imagine you were a vampire who lived forever … tell us what moment in history you’d want to witness firsthand […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Lauren Kate: Torment Q&A Part 1

Lauren Kate: Torment Q&A Part 1

Today, we’re really excited to present part 1 of our two-part interview with Lauren Kate about her new novel Torment. We should warn you, a few of the Q&As are a bit spoiler-y for the ending of Torment, but we’ve placed those below the jump & have marked them clearly so you can choose which […]

Posted September 29, 2010 by Sara in Author Q&A, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Top Ten Banned/Challenged Books of 2009

Top Ten Banned/Challenged Books of 2009

Take a look at the top banned and challenged books of 2009. Have you read any of the books on this list? What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. #10 The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age […]

Posted September 29, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Wordstock: Pies & Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick

Wordstock: Pies & Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick

Today, we’re featuring another great YA author coming to Wordstock Festival in Portland, Oregon October 9-10th. Check out Pies & Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick, the fourth book in her Mother-Daughter Book Club series: Emma’s family unexpectedly moves to England, but thanks to videoconferencing the girls can keep the book club alive. And when the […]

Posted September 28, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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