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SHIVER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie. Shiver is the love story of Grace and Sam. Sam is a werewolf, and Grace is a human. As you can tell, this love story is not going to be a smooth one. However, it’s going to be heartbreakingly beautiful and precious. United … Continue reading

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FOOD IN FICTION: SHIVER

Winter is about comfort food, so of course a book about the chill would have great food. Grace is the primary cook in her house, so food is mentioned quite a bit. These are the three that I thought are the most important to the plot. Cranberry Scones Grace and … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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ERIN’S MAY READING LOUNGE: WHAT SHE’S READING NOW

I’m still in the middle of my re-reading kick. So right now I’m reading a bunch of sequels: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, book 2)by Douglas Adams; Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games book 2. I’m just over halfway through it, … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB 14TH: FOREVER EXCERPT, E-BOOKS, VAMPIRE FICTION GAME, TOLKIEN, AND MORE

Maggie Stiefvater reads from FOREVER via Maggie Stiefvater Forever is the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series (after Shiver and Linger) and will be out July 12th. I cannot recommend Shiver enough. The Pitfalls of E-Book Buying: What to Look Out for Before You Purchase via PC … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 21ST: HISTORICAL FANTASY, 99 CENT E-BOOKS, AND AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

A blurring of fact and fiction By David Larsen the New Zealand Herald Having received his professional education from Tolkien, Kay decided to make his first work of fiction – his graduate project, so to speak – a tribute to the master: a heroic fantasy trilogy very much in the … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK REVIEW: LINGER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Linger (Book 2, The Wolves of Mercy Falls) Maggie Stiefvater “This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one. Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. But now it is spring. With the … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS TOP 5/10: SUMMMER READING EDITION

TOP 10 YA Reads THIS summer: by Chris 1. Dark Flame by Alyson Noel – 4th installment of the Immortals Series 2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – 3rd and final book of The Hunger Games Series (August 24th) 3. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer – … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘WEREWOLVES’

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Staar84 Werewolves: the Basics The name “werewolf” comes from the Germanic/Old English “were” meaning “man” and “wolf” meaning…wolf. A werewolf then, is a man who can change into wolf form, most commonly once a month during the full moon. The moon has been … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 13TH: LINGER RELEASE TOUR AND HUNGER GAMES BOARD GAME

Linger Playlist, Texas Dates & Happy Germans via Maggie Stiefvater’s Blog Okay, it’s Friday, and it’s before Linger’s coming out, so more Linger music (are you guys tired of this yet?) It’s now five-ish weeks until Linger’s release and it’s starting to feel really close. As such, I now have … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 10TH: LINGER TRAILER, BLOOD GROOVE, AND INTERNATIONAL BOOK COVERS

Trailer for Linger Linger, the sequel to the Bestselling Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater comes out July 20th. Check out the trailer below (created by the author)! In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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VOTING REMINDER FOR FEBRUARY BOOK FACE OFF: MOST ROMANTIC

Today’s the last day to vote for the most romantic book. Let us know which book you picked and why, and you could win a copy of Twilight or The Time Traveler’s Wife! The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater The Princess Bride by William Goldman The … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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VOTING REMINDER: FEBRUARY BOOK FACE OFF: MOST ROMANTIC

Don’t forget that if you tell us why the book you voted for is the most romantic, and you could win a copy of Twilight or The Time Traveler’s Wife! The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater The Princess Bride by William Goldman The Time Traveler’s Wife … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 12TH: SHIVER AND UGLIES MOVIES, HUNGER GAMES 3, AND YA GENRES

By Dave McNary at Variety: Nick Pustay hired to write ‘Shiver’ Former New Line toppers Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye are moving ahead on supernatural romance “Shiver,” hiring Nick Pustay (“Ramona and Beezus”) to adapt for their Unique Features shingle. “Shiver,” penned by Maggie Stiefvater, centers on a bittersweet romance … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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FEBRUARY BOOK FACE OFF: MOST ROMANTIC

It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day; so this month’s face off is for the most romantic Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Supernatural book! Let us know what you think! The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer: When Bella Swan moves from sunny Phoenix to Forks, Washington, a damp and dreary town known … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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CONTESTS: JANUARY 28TH

Random Chalk Talk is having a Sing Me to Sleep Giveaway: THE TRANSFORMATION Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR 12-08-09

Fiction, paperbacks, book boxes for kids this year www.duluthnewstribune.com: Box sets of popular series, off-kilter encyclopedias and beloved classics in special editions make books a good way to take the edge off all the electronic games and plastic toys that wash ashore for kids at the holidays. And there’s the … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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WEREWOLVES INVADING TV & MOVIES

FOX DEVELOPING WEREWOLF SERIES via atvnews Fox is developing a new werewolf based drama titled Howl, according to Variety. The series is being co-written by Joshua Miller and is set in a small Alaskan town. The series will be an ‘epic family saga’ about warring werewolf families in the small Alaskan town … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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MAGGIE STIEFVATER CHAT TRANSCRIPT

Last Friday night we, OBS, had the opportunity to chat with Maggie Stiefvater. It was a rousing success. Many of you showed up and had great questions. Thanks for your participation. Here are a few highlight from Maggie: Krystal: How does it feel having a hit book on the bookshelves? … Continue reading

Author : Dawn
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MAGGIE STIEFVATER GIVES US LINGER!

Author Maggie Stiefvater creator of  “Shiver” has some exciting news for all her fans today, she has posted the cover and first paragraph of “Linger,” enjoy! m-stiefvater.livejournal.com: As promised, I’m revealing the cover and first paragraph of LINGER today. A little bit about LINGER, for starters — it’s the sequel … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Maggie Stiefvater’s SHIVER May Turn Out to Be Another Twilight or Harry Potter Franchise www.iesb.net: Maggie Stiefvater always knew that she was going to be a professional author, but she never could have imagined the level of success that she’s already experiencing in her career. Her debut novel, Lament, is … Continue reading

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OBS YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER BOOK PICK – SHIVER BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Open Book Society’s Young Adult Book Club has chosen SHIVER by Maggie Shiefvater as its November Book Pick. Spread the word.  If you are a fan of fantasy, romance, and wolves you won’t want to miss this discussion. For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her … Continue reading

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OBS YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB – WE WANT YOU!

Open Book Society is proud to announce the creation of a permanent Young Adult Book Club team.  The key to success is a strong and consistent presence.  So, what does that mean for you?  It means, if you are a lover of young adult paranormal fantasy we need you.  Starting … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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shapeshifterromance: INTERVIEW WITH MAGGIE STIEFVATER, YA AUTHOR

shapeshifterromance.wordpress.com has an interview with Maggie Stiefvater who has a new take on werewolves: Maggie Stiefvater has a new release! I discovered Maggie not long after her first book, Lament came out. I loved it, my mom loved it, you would probably love it too. It’s YA, as is her … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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