Monthly Archives: February 2012


Book Review: Perception by Kim Harrington

Book Review: Perception by Kim Harrington

Last year, I fell in love with Clarity by Kim Harrington — and this year, it’s happened again with the sequel Perception, in stores this week. In this sequel, Harrington returns us to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the wake of everything that happened in Clarity. The summer is over though, now. The tourists have gone […]

Posted February 29, 2012 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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The Best of A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

The Best of A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

Today marks the end of our February Book of the Month feature on Darkness Becomes Her and the newly-released sequel A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton.  So as we bid farewell to this month’s featured book, here’s a look back at highlights: Greek Mythology-inspired Writing Contest Create a short story based on your favorite story […]

Posted February 29, 2012 by Sara in Book of the Month / 0 Comments
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New Young Adult Book Releases: February 28, 2012

New Young Adult Book Releases: February 28, 2012

Here’s a look at today’s new YA releases: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. […]

Posted February 28, 2012 by Sara in New Releases / 1 Comment
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A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton: Essay & project ideas

A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton: Essay & project ideas

Books like Kelly Keaton’s A Beautiful Evil (and Darkness Becomes Her, the first book in the series) are gold mines for us at Novel Novice. We totally dork out at all the history, lore and real-life tie-ins. The possibilities for using this series as a springboard are practically endless. Below, you’ll find some ideas to kickstart […]

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Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

If you’re sick of the same-old dystopian stories hitting store shelves these days, rest easy. Partials by Dan Wells is an action-packed, science fiction adventure of the highest degree — and while it does bear some of the earmarks of dystopian fiction, it is not another cookie-cutter story from today’s “It” genre. Humanity is all but extinguished […]

Posted February 24, 2012 by Sara in Book Review / 4 Comments
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Kelly Keaton: A Beautiful Evil Q&A Part 3

Kelly Keaton: A Beautiful Evil Q&A Part 3

Today we bring you the third and final part of our exclusive Q&A with A Beautiful Evil author Kelly Keaton. Today, she tackles our flash questions! Private concert: who’s playing? One Republic Pizza toppings? Pepperoni Book you can’t stop re-reading? A DANCE THROUGH TIME, THE MORE I SEE YOU, and MUCH ADO IN THE MOONLIGHT […]

Posted February 24, 2012 by Sara in Author Q&A, Book of the Month / 1 Comment
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Book Review: When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

Book Review: When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

Elegantly written and executed with smart, sexy tact, When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen is unlike anything on the YA shelves these days. Sure, it has vampires and magic and romance … but these ingredients are so cleverly concocted in Hellisen’s fantasy universe, that each element feels brand new. After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s […]

Posted February 23, 2012 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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