Month: January 2012

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Marissa Meyer: “My Query Letter”

Marissa Meyer: “My Query Letter”

Today, we’re hosting an exclusive guest blog from Cinder author Marissa Meyer, as part of the official Cinder Blog Tour! Thanks to Marissa for stopping by today! *          *          * Cinder: From Query Letter to Flap Copy If there is anything more difficult to write than a novel, it’s that novel’s submission […]

Posted January 21, 2012 by Sara in Blog tour, Guest Blog / 8 Comments
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer & Other Fairytales in YA

Cinder by Marissa Meyer & Other Fairytales in YA

Fairy tales will always have a place in our hearts, but these days they’re seeing a resurgence in Young Adult literature with new adaptations and modernizations that breathe fresh life into these timeless stories. The latest YA fairy tale twist came out this month: Cinder by Marissa Meyer — but there are plenty of fairy […]

Posted January 20, 2012 by Sara in YA Trend Watch / 5 Comments
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S.R. Johannes: “Tough Girls in YA”

S.R. Johannes: “Tough Girls in YA”

Today, we’re delighted to host Untraceable author S.R. Johannes, here to guest blog about one of our favorite subjects … Kick Ass Heroines! *          *          * Tough Girls in Contemporary Fiction When I started Untraceable, the first thing I set out to do was create a strong girl MC. I feel like all the tough […]

Posted January 19, 2012 by Sara in Guest Blog / 3 Comments
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New Young Adult Book Releases: January 17, 2012

New Young Adult Book Releases: January 17, 2012

Here’s a look at some of today’s new YA releases: Tempest by Julie Cross The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no […]

Posted January 17, 2012 by Sara in New Releases / 0 Comments
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Book review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Book review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Retellings of classic fairy tales have been popular in YA the past few years, but until now, I hadn’t read one. However, I’m confident in saying Marissa Meyer has done a great service to the original Cinderella story in her romantic sci-fi Cinder. Part cyberpunk, part fairytale, part romance and a little post-apocalyptic, Cinder takes […]

Posted January 16, 2012 by in Audio Books, Book Review / 4 Comments
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Marissa Meyer’s Cinder debuts in top 10

Marissa Meyer’s Cinder debuts in top 10

Bust out the confetti! We finally have a new entrants in the top 10! Marissa Meyer’s sci-fi romance Cinder is a loose reimagining of the Cinderella story and debuts at no. 10. Look for our review tomorrow (and a special guest blog from her later this month). In paperbacks, Switched by Amanda Hocking landed at no. 4. […]

Posted January 15, 2012 by in Best Sellers List / 0 Comments
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