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Exclusive Cover Reveal & Contest: The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

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Today, I am so thrilled to be sharing the exclusive cover reveal for The Devil You Know by Trish Doller, as  well as an excerpt and a GIVEAWAY that includes all three of Trish’s books — Something Like Normal, Where the Stars Still Shine, and one of the first ARCs of The Devil You Know.

Are you read for the cover?

No, really. Are you ready?

Are.

You.

Ready?

Well, okay then. Here it is:

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Gorgeous, no? And so, so perfect (I think) for this thrilling new YA novel. Here is the official synopsis:

Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure. Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and a friend to join them on a road trip, and it’s just the risk she’s been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions.

A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
 

You can add the book on GoodReads here, and pre-order it on Amazon. Plus, connect with Trish Doller here:

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Want to win one of the first ARCs of The Devil You Know, plus Trish’s first two books? Start by telling everyone about the cover reveal for The Devil You Know:

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See all the ways you can enter to win & submit your entries using the Rafflecopter form HERE!

One winner (U.S. only) will receive finished copies of Trish’s books Something Like Normal and Where the Stars Still Shine, as well as an advanced reader’s copy of The Devil You Know.

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The contest runs through midnight (PT) on Sunday, September 14th. U.S. Only. Remember to share the cover for The Devil You Know as much as possible!

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And now here is an exclusive excerpt from The Devil You Know:

The Devil’s Chair is built into a low brick wall that surrounds a private burial plot consisting of two graves. One of the headstones has toppled over while the other is missing entirely, and the chair sits facing the graves. According to information Matt gleaned from the Internet, the chair is a mourning bench built by a man who wanted a place to sit while visiting his wife’s grave. A symbol of love, not evil. But in the dark, lit only by the narrow glow of the flashlight, I half expect to see the devil waiting there for us.

“What time is it?” I fall back to clutch Noah’s hand as Matt points the beam at his watch. I’m not usually scared of things that go bump in the night, but Joan’s warning creeps out from the corner of my brain where I’ve kept it tucked away all afternoon. What if there’s someone out here, lurking in the woods, waiting for urban myth chasers like us? Thinking about the gun in Joan’s premonition makes me shiver and Noah wraps his arm around my shoulder.

“We’ve got a couple of minutes,” Matt says. He places an unopened can of beer on the armrest of the big brick chair, an offering for the mythical devil who is supposed to drink it without opening the can––or, more realistically, for the person who will come along for the free beer after we leave. “Who’s going to sit?”

“Count me out,” I say.

“Aw, come on, Cadie.” Noah catches me up against him and pulls me down with him onto the chair. Straddling his lap. His hand steals beneath the back of my shirt and his mouth grazes my neck, making me shiver for a whole different reason. “I won’t let the devil get you.”

“You guys…” Matt sounds irritated.

“How do I know you’re not the devil?” I whisper to Noah, my lips touching his. I can feel his smile against my mouth, even in the dark.

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t,” he whispers in reply as his fingers tiptoe up my back.

Matt counts down the seconds. “. . . three . . . two . . . one . . . midnight.”

Noah kisses me at that moment, holding me so close I can feel how much he wants me. His face is rough with stubble under my palms and his tongue warm and alive in my mouth. I sink so quickly when I’m around him, turning into an aching, hungry creature more frightening than any devil could be. And it isn’t until the sound of a revving engine splits the stillness around us that I realize we’re alone. Several of the buttons on my shirt are open and Matt is gone.

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The Mortal Instruments Final Blog Tour: Cassie Clare Looks Back on City of Ashes (Exclusive)

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Next Tuesday marks the end of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Oh, sure, Clare is still working on an assortment of spin-off series featuring the Shadowhunters … but not THESE Shadowhunters. Next week, we embark on our final journey with Clary, Jace, Simon, Alec, Izzy, and all the rest with the release of City of Heavenly Fire. To celebrate, Cassie is stopping by several blogs to look back on all of the books that have come before in The Mortal Instruments series. Plus, we’ve got an awesome GIVEAWAY to celebrate, too!

City of AshesToday, Cassie stops by to talk with us about City of Ashes,the second book in The Mortal Instruments series. Thanks for talking time out of your VERY busy schedule, Cassie! Read on below, and keep scrolling for contest information, too!

When CITY OF ASHES first came out, it was the second book in what we readers thought would be a trilogy. Did you have any idea back then that you’d continue the series with three more books? Had you started conceiving the ideas for any of the spin-off series yet?

I originally had the idea that after CoG I would spin off into a story that centered around Simon. There was even the idea that it would be a graphic novel — there’s very early drafts of the graphic novel script lying around! When I started to work on it seriously though I realized it wouldn’t work for me. I had too much left to say about the other characters, especially Jace, Clary, Magnus and Alec.

cassie clareThe scene in which Clary must kiss the “one she most desires” to escape the Seelie Court must have been controversial at the time. Fans know now that she and Jace aren’t siblings — but that reveal hadn’t been made yet. What are some of the most memorable reactions you remember hearing from readers at the time?

It was mostly variations on “AUUGHHHHHH HOW COULD YOU” — it was VERY controversial. I think after City of Bones a lot of people thought “Oh, guess Jace is Clary’s brother, and she’ll be with Simon” and boy did they not expect the Jace and Clary romance to barrel full speed ahead anyway. But I think they also found they wanted it to happen. It’s a really heartbreaking scene and at the end I think a lot of people were rooting for Jace and Clary without wanting to!

I know the status of a CITY OF ASHES movie has sort of been up in the air lately, but if and when it does make it to the big screen, what scene are you most looking forward to seeing adapted and why?

Valentine’s ship coming apart. Because that would be a great action scene!

We know you have lots more planned for the Shadowhunters, but this is sort of the last hurrah for this core group of characters who first introduced us to this world. What do you think you’ll miss most about this group of Shadowhunters?

Well, I’ll still get to spend time in the Shadowhunter world, which I am happy about, but this does mean saying goodbye. Which is about saying goodbye to these specific characters. I may get to write about Shadowhunters again, but not these Shadowhunters. I won’t get to write another Jace, another Clary, another Alec. Every character is different. I’ll miss their banter and interactions.

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city of heavenly fireHere’s where you can find all of Cassie’s Q&A sessions about The Mortal Instruments series:

To celebrate the finale to The Mortal Instruments, we’re giving away a hoodie and a signed copy of City of Ashes.

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form here & comment below – which book in The Mortal Instruments series has been your favorite so-far, and why! (Contest is open to U.S. only.)

Contest is open through 5/31 at midnight (PT).

Tune in on Monday for yet another awesome contest celebrating City of Heavenly Fire.

EXCLUSIVE: John Green discusses ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ movie, perceptions of YA in mainstream media, and Judy Blume

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Recently, I had the pleasure of joining nine other bloggers for an exclusive Q&A session with NYT best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. Needless to say, everyone was excited to talk about the upcoming movie adaptation — John Green included.

TFIOS-JohnGreen1“I was professionally excited on the set,” Green said of his role during filming of TFIOS.

What comes across plainly when you talk to Green is how genuinely grateful he is to everyone who has worked tirelessly to bring The Fault in Our Stars faithfully to life on the big screen, and that to this day he remains in awe of the entire ordeal. Green’s enthusiasm for the film is palpable and contagious … I admit, just talking to Green made me feel an excitement for the film that I haven’t up until this point. Confession: I am not a fan of Woodley’s casting, despite Green’s high praise for her, and I’ve struggled to be excited for the film since that decision was first announced. After talking to Green … well, I’m excited.

A Fault In Our StarsIt’s also clear that he’s still a little overwhelmed by the intense spotlight shining on him these days. Green has said before, he’s a shy guy — but he’s obviously overcome that shyness since his writing and vlogging careers took off several years ago. With TFIOS, Green has reached a level of fame where it is both exciting and terrifying. I mean, he has been on the receiving end of Twilight-level of screaming fans during recent promotional appearances for TFIOS.

But Green has also been subjected to some judgements and comparisons from mainstream media (and, let’s be honest, the public as well) that may not be all that accurate, and that Green probably doesn’t want. But that’s part of this experience, is it not? Yeah, Green is going to be called a “prophet” and he’s going to be compared to Judy Blume. And unfortunately, there’s not much Green can do about it.

“I can only say what I can say in interviews,” Green said, when I asked him about how his role in YA literature has been portrayed in mainstream media. In particular, I mentioned the recent Hollywood Reporter article which claimed Green has accomplished what Judy Blume never could – ie, the transition to Hollywood.

“Which is ridiculous,” Green was quick to point out. “Blume has achieved a lot that I haven’t.”

He continued:

That obviously that wasn’t a quote from me. I didn’t say that. I don’t think that, you know?

I can only–every time I’m asked that question, like “Oh, this is such a departure from dystopias or vampires,” I’m like, “Not really,” because really the world of contemporary realistic young adult fiction is very old and very well established. And I am but one writer and not the best, not even near the best, I don’t think, in that world.

And also that I think part of what makes YA so strong is that there’s a longstanding conversation between and within genres. You have sci-fi books and fantasy books interacting with and responding to realistic fiction and mysteries, and one of the things I really love about YA is all that stuff sharing a shelf.

I try really hard to talk about that in interviews, to talk about the way that it looks very different to us from inside the world of YA, that it isn’t about one book or one story, and that there’s hundreds and hundreds of books every year that are read by at least 10,000 teenagers. And that, to me, is the real story about YA, is its diversity and breadth, and finding way to preserve and grow that diversity rather than celebrating single titles.

But, right now there’s going to be a lot of attention on my work in association with the movie. And I’m trying to answer the questions as best I can, but there is a story that people want to tell. And they’re going to tell that story, a lot of times regardless of what I say.

What Green can say is how excited he is for fans to see TFIOS hit the big screen. The Fault in Our Stars opens nationwide on June 6th. See more highlights from our blogger interview with Green below:

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A Fault In Our StarsJamie (Perpetual Page Turner): I know you were nervous to give over the rights to the film because the book was just so personal to you. What was your biggest fear in doing so?

Mr. John Green: Well, I think it’s really hard to make a movie that’s serious or about serious topics without sentimentalizing it. And so, I guess my fear was that it would become a sentimental story, which is what I most didn’t want. I was trying really hard to write as unsentimental and straightforward a story as I could.

I was also worried that the characters would be defined by their disability, instead of having disability be part of their lives but not the defining feature of their lives.

But, the people who ended up getting the rights at Fox 2000 and the producers, Wyck Godfrey and Isaac Klausner, they just promised me that they wouldn’t do that. That was the first thing they said to me when we met, and I believed them. I took it seriously, and they kept every promise. They really did.

A Fault In Our StarsKatie (Mundie Moms): Where there any passages that you were adamant about staying in for the movie?

Mr. John Green: No. I was so lucky. Mike Weber and Scott Neustadter, who wrote the script, have such a deep love for the book. They were really passionate about the book. They wanted to preserve not just the tone and themes of the book but as much of the actual words of the book as possible, and I think they did an amazing job.

Almost every line of dialogue is from the book. If anything, I was like, “Guys, don’t feel so married to the book.” But, they were. They were also very conscious of what lines were important to readers, thanks to the gifts of Tumblr and Twitter and everything else. They saw what people were responding to, making art about, and it was important to them to keep it in.

There were a lot of lines I wanted to preserve if we could make them sound movie-ish and, you know, normal. But I think they did an amazing job. I think everything that fans want to hear they’re going to hear.

Katie: Okay. That makes me happy to hear that, ’cause I’m excited to see the movie.

Mr. John Green: Yeah. I mean, I genuinely–you know, you don’t have to do this stuff. So, if I didn’t like the movie, I wouldn’t be talking about it. You know what I mean? I genuinely love the movie. I feel so grateful to the people who made it, because it’s one of the most faithful adaptations I’ve ever seen.

Katie: Well, I’m excited to hear that. That makes me feel way better going to watch the movie now. Thank you.

Mr. John Green: Well, now if you don’t like it you can be personally mad at me.

Katie: I’m sure I’ll love it. If they kept true to that, I’m sure I’ll love it.

Sarah (Forever Young Adult): Was there anything in the book, like a character or a scene, that the film adaptation made you see in a different light?

A Fault In Our StarsMr. John Green: Yeah, that’s a great question. There was a lot, really.

When I was writing the book, I saw the world through Hazel’s eyes. I didn’t imagine the world through Gus’s eyes or the world through Hazel’s parents’ eyes as much. I mean, I guess I connected a lot to Hazel’s dad, so maybe there was some empathy there. But, I was trying to stay narrowly in Hazel’s mind and seeing the world as Hazel would see it.

And so, seeing the movie, I thought very differently about Augustus and about Hazel’s parents, and even about Van Houten. Each of those actors brings to their performance a realness, a sense that they are the center of their own story, just as anyone is.

It helped me to think differently and I guess more broadly about Gus, the challenges that he’s been through before the story begins, how that’s given him confidence but how also that confidence is real and it’s earned because he has integrated this disability into his life. But, it’s also a way of protecting himself. It’s also a way of protecting himself against the things that are harder for him now, or the way that his life has been changed, physically and emotionally by his disability.

TFiOS official movie posterStacy (Tree, Root & Twig): I’m wondering at what point during The Fault in Our Stars did you allow yourself to think, “This might really happen. This is going to really happen” because I know you’d been through this with some of your other books. Was there a point at which it just felt different and you really knew that it was going to all come together?

Mr. John Green: When they hired Josh to direct it, people said to me, “They don’t hire a director unless they’re going to make the movie.”

But I still–I didn’t believe that, because people in Hollywood say a lot of things. To be honest with you, I flew out to Pittsburgh thinking that they might pull the plug at the last second.

I remember asking the producer of the movie, “What is technically the commencement of principal photography,” because that’s when it gets very, very, very expensive not to make the movie.

And he was like, “We’re going to make the movie. It starts filming tomorrow.” And I was like, “But, this is not technically the commencement of principal photography?” And he was like, “No, that’s tomorrow.” And I was like, “Well, we’ll see.”

So, I mean, I did not let myself believe that it was going to happen until I was on set that morning, that first morning. I saw Hazel and her parents walk out of their house together and the cameras were rolling, and then I knew. And that was a great.

Stacey: What a moment.

Mr. John Green: It was a very special moment. It was almost like they designed that whole first day to be metaphorically resonant for me, to have them walking out of this house that looked so much like the Hazel’s house of my imagination and these people who looked so much like I’d dreamt of. It was like having a hallucination but that happens two or three years after you think the thing. It was very, very weird.

Stacey: That’s great, though. Congratulations that this all came to be. That’s wonderful.

Mr. John Green: Yeah, I just feel so lucky.

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Here’s more information about The Fault in Our Stars, in theaters June 6th:

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey

Directed by Josh Boone

Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, based on the book by John Green

Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey

The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky: Exclusive Illustration Reveal & Giveaway

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Today, I am pleased to share an exclusive reveal of an illustration from the gorgeous new middle grade novel, The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky. Be sure to keep reading below for more about the book, and your chance to win a signed copy!

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Beautiful, no? There are even more stunning illustrations like this woven throughout The Dyerville Tales,which really help bring the magical story to life.

Dyerville hc cThe Dyerville Talesis in stores now. Here is the official synopsis:

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline meets Anne Ursu’s Breadcrumbs in M. P. Kozlowsky’s The Dyerville Tales, a powerfully imaginative middle-grade novel that blurs the line between fantasy and reality, from the author of Juniper Berry.

Vince Elgin is an orphan, having lost his mother and father in a fire when he was young. With only a senile grandfather he barely knows to call family, Vince was interned in a group home, dreaming that his father, whose body was never found, might one day return for him. When a letter arrives telling Vince his grandfather has passed away, he is convinced that if his father is still alive, he’ll find him at the funeral. He strikes out for the small town of Dyerville carrying only one thing with him: his grandfather’s journal. The journal tells a fantastical story of witches and giants and magic, one that can’t be true. But as Vince reads on, he finds that his very real adventure may have more in common with his grandfather’s than he ever could have known.

Its unique voice and ability to combine creepiness with great story and character development make The Dyerville Tales a real standout middle-grade novel.

About the Author:

M. P. Kozlowsky is also the author of Juniper Berry. A former schoolteacher, he lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. Visit him online at mpkozlowsky.com

Learn more about The Dyerville Talesand other excellent middle grade books from Walden Pond Press online:

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Now enter for your chance to win a signed copy of The Dyerville Tales. Just submit your entries using the Rafflecopter form here. U.S. only. Entries are due by midnight (PT) on May 15th.

See more exclusive content from The Dyerville Talesand get more chances to win by visiting the other stops on the blog tour:

Read an exclusive sneak peek from The Taking by Kimberly Derting

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Today, we are super excited to share an exclusive sneak peek at The Taking by Kimberly Derting. We’re one of several blogs revealing an excerpt from Kim’s new book, which hits store shelves on April 29th.

taking, theCheck out the excerpt below, then keep reading to learn more about The Taking, where you can pre-order it, and where you’ll find the next excerpt tomorrow!

I popped the candies into my mouth, letting the sour jolt of them awaken my saliva glands and wash away the tang of dirt that seemed to cling to my tongue.

As always, I got impatient and bit down on one of the candies. Despite their gooey outer shell, inside they were rock hard, something I discovered the moment I felt a chunk of my right-side molar chip away.

Cursing, I spit the rest of the candies in a messy wad onto the ground and ran my tongue over the new, rough edge of my tooth. I’d just been to the dentist last week, something I hated doing, and now this would mean I’d be forced to see him again.

Fishing my cell phone from the front pocket of my uniform pants, I decided it was time to call for backup. I still couldn’t believe I’d ended up behind the Dumpster of a gas station last night. My parents were probably freaking the hell out. I was freaking the hell out.

Not to mention Austin . . .

I dialed him first, not caring that my decision was sure to set off another round of arguments when I got home.

I held the phone to my ear and waited. After a moment I pulled the phone away and inspected it.

no service, the screen read.

No service—how was that even possible? I knew exactly where I was. I’d been at this gas station hundreds of times; it was maybe a mile from my house—well within our coverage map.

Whatever, I thought, getting tentatively to my feet and waiting till my legs felt steady. I did my best to ignore the headache that continued to pulse behind my eyes. The walk would probably do me good.

Read more from The Takingtomorrow at Paranormal Book Club!

Here is the full synopsis for The Taking:

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

Pre-Order The Taking:

Or call one of the following stores to request a signed copy:

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  • Mysterious Galaxy
  • The King’s English
  • Blue Willow

Blog Tour: Read an exclusive excerpt from White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Today, we are thrilled to be hosting an official stop on the blog tour for White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the sexy and exciting first book in a brand-new series.

white hot kissAnd to whet your whistle, we have an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the book (which is now in stores).

Read the excerpt from White Hot Kiss HERE!

Meanwhile, here’s more about the book:

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Exclusive Chapter Preview: Steadfast by Claudia Gray

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I am a huge, huge, HUGE fan of Claudia Gray’s books — and next week, we kick off a whole month featuring Steadfast, the second book in the Spellcaster series. But before that happens, we are thrilled to be exclusively revealing the fourth chapter in the book!

SteadfastAll this week, other bloggers have been revealing the first three chapters from Steadfast and we’ve got your FINAL sneak peek right here!

Steadfast by Claudia Gray – Chapter 4

Be sure to check out Steadfast in stores March 4th. Here is the official synopsis:

Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine have saved Captive’s Sound from the dark Sorceress Elizabeth…or so they thought. Despite their best efforts, a crack opened and a new, greater evil seeped through. With Mateo as her Steadfast, Nadia’s magic is magnified and she is more powerful than ever. But there is still so much she doesn’t know about the craft, leaving her open and vulnerable to a darker magic…which has begun to call Nadia’s name.

Coming This Week: Read the first 4 chapters of Steadfast by Claudia Gray

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This week, we are one of four blogs to be exclusively revealing the first four chapters of Steadfast by Claudia Gray, the second book in the Spellcasters series.

SteadfastWe’ll have chapter 4 on Friday, but starting tomorrow, you can find chapters 1-3 at:

Steadfast is in stores March 4th. Here is the official synopsis:

Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine have saved Captive’s Sound from the dark Sorceress Elizabeth…or so they thought. Despite their best efforts, a crack opened and a new, greater evil seeped through. With Mateo as her Steadfast, Nadia’s magic is magnified and she is more powerful than ever. But there is still so much she doesn’t know about the craft, leaving her open and vulnerable to a darker magic…which has begun to call Nadia’s name.

2014 YA Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

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The time has come for the 2014 YA Desktop Wallpaper Calendar! This tradition is a yearly occurrence here at Novel Novice. We create the desktop wallpaper calendar as our year-end gift to YOU, the readers, who come back week after week, day after day, to support all that we do.

This year, we picked 12 YA books or franchises to feature during each month of the year, based – in part – on your feedback. For a few select series, we’ve offered additional single-year desktop wallpaper calendars, too!

As always, click to view full-size, then right-click to save. But please, DO NOT repost the full-size wallpapers on other websites — rather, link back here. Thanks & enjoy!!

January2014_Dangerous CreaturesFebruary2014_Vampire Academy March2014_DivergentApril2014_Daughter of Smoke and Bone May2014_MortalInstrumentsJune2014_TFiOS_finalJuly2014_Grisha TrilogyAugust2014_Percy Jackson Sept2014_Maze RunnerOct2014_Vampire DiariesNovember2014_MockingjayDecember2014_Harry Potter

And for some of your favorite series, here are individual wallpapers good for the entirety of 2014:

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For the comments: Which of the calendars are your favorites?

YA Snowmen 2013: Part 2

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Today, we bring you part 2 of our 2013 collection of original YA-inspired snowmen drawings. My mom is the talented artist behind these illustrations. Each year, she creates a set of snowmen illustrations that recreate some of our favorite YA books of the year. See all of the previous drawings HERE, and check out the final batch for 2013 below:

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Please be sure to link back here if you decide to share these!

For the comments: Which of this year’s snowmen drawings is your favorite?