Last week I told you about the adventurous new MG book coming out on November 13, HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN. This week, we had the privilege of talking to its author, Helen Phillips! I loved embarking on this book’s exciting quest. I enjoyed the poetic, lush, and visual writing. And I was delighted […]
Month: October 2012
It is one thing to wake up from the Society’s dream of a “perfect” civilization, but it is another thing altogether to cross the boundary from your safe and sound world into new and dangerous territory. Follow and help Cassia through her journey into the Outer Provinces to reunite with Ky and ultimately discover herself. […]
In honor of “Haunted Reads” this month at Novel Novice, we talked to a few of our favorite authors to find out what their favorite scary stories are. Here are their picks if you’re in the mood for something spooky! Books don’t really scare me–not when I grew up with an older brother who regularly […]
Today, we’re announcing the winners of the YA Pumpkin Contest! Kenia is the winner of the Divergent pumpkin and Abby is the winner of the Paper Towns pumpkin Congrats! Stop by Christie’s blog here to get tips on carving your own YA pumpkin, and be sure to share any photos with us!
“Jeepers creepers” would probably be the easiest way to describe The Diviners by Libba Bray, the spooky new 1920s-era paranormal thriller from the bestselling author of Beauty Queens, Going Bovine, and the Gemma Doyle trilogy. This period piece is a moody read — especially fitting for this month’s Haunted Reads theme. Evie O’Neill has been […]
Kenneth Oppel follows-up his masterful prequel to Frankenstein, This Dark Endeavor, with the wickedly delightful Such Wicked Intent. Written for modern readers, but harkening back to the writing style and horror genre that were so popular when Frankenstein was first published, Oppel delivers another masterpiece. Such Wicked Intent picks up following the shocking and tragic […]
Here’s a look at some of today’s new YA releases: Beta by Rachel Cohn Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had […]
It’s almost time for me to start working on the desktop wallpaper calendars for 2013. These wallpapers take a long time to make and are quite a bit of work, but they are also very fun to make — and I know you guys love them! (See the 2012 calendar here!) While I have some […]
“Mad’s dad is the Bird Guy. He’ll go anywhere to study birds. So when he’s offered a bird-tracking job in Central America, his bags are packed and he’s jungle bound. But going bird tracking in the jungle and disappearing completely are very different things, and when the Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter arrives, Mad […]
The countdown to Reached by Ally Condie continues — and this week, the Rising needs new recruits. We need YOU to visit the Matched Trilogy Facebook fan page to help build up the rebel forces!