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It’s a Hush, Hush Valentine’s Day Contest!

It’s a Hush, Hush Valentine’s Day Contest!

Our friends at Fallen Archangel are running an AWESOME contest for Valentine’s Day featuring Patch & Nora from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick: A dozen red roses? Nope.  A box of chocolates? No way. A stuffed teddy bear. Never. Here at Fallen Archangel we think Patch is a little too dark and brooding for the […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Do Twilight fans score higher on standardized tests?

Do Twilight fans score higher on standardized tests?

Do Twilight fans score higher on standardized tests like the SATs and ACTs? If they’re using Brian Leaf’s books Defining Twilight and Defining New Moon, then the answer is probably YES! See how Leaf’s clever idea — vocabulary workbooks that use Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga books to help teens study — is paying off big-time: […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Diary of a Writer

Diary of a Writer

As many of you know, I have been busy querying agents in regards to my YA novel, Sublime. But while I wait patiently, I have begun work on a new novel, Go. Gently. Here is the pitch: The story follows two teenagers, Brett and Ed, as they deal with the tragic death of someone extremely […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Form and Function: Poetic License

Form and Function: Poetic License

In the introduction to Poems of Paul Celan, the translator Michael Hamburger writes: Many of these persons may have no existence or significance outside the poem. It is the poem that creates them or discovers them. My happy interpretation of that? You can make stuff up if you want to. Poetic license. Create new words. […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 1 Comment
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Learn about My Soul to Save & win!

Learn about My Soul to Save & win!

Right now, we’re giving you lots of chances to win a free copy of Rachel Vincent’s My Soul to Save, the second book in her Soul Screamers series. Learn how to win a free copy HERE. Meanwhile, we want to tell you a little more about the book. Here is the official synopsis & the […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 25 Comments
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New YA book releases: Feb. 1, 2010

New YA book releases: Feb. 1, 2010

Lots of new releases today in the world of YA lit … here’s a look: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined… Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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February Book of the Month: Beautiful Creatures

February Book of the Month: Beautiful Creatures

Today, we’re kicking off our new feature here at Novel Novice — Book of the Month. Every month, we’ll feature a new or recently released YA book and its author(s). To kick things off, we’re starting with Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. We have some exciting goodies planned for February featuring Beautiful […]

Posted February 1, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Book trailer: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book trailer: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (which was just recently published) — but I hadn’t gotten a chance to really look into it. Now, after seeing this trailer, I’m definitely adding it to my reading list: Here is the official synopsis for The Iron King: Meghan Chase […]

Posted January 31, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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