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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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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 3: BEAUTIFUL CHAOS COVER REVEAL, WIN THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, THE TIGER’S WIFE, AND ELVISH VS IRISH

Get An EXCLUSIVE First Look At The ‘Beautiful Chaos’ Cover (And Mark The Release Date)! via MTV News What do you think of the cover? have you read Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness? What do you hope happens in this one? Win It! Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Box Set via Word … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR JAN 7TH: TRUE BLOOD COMIC, HUGO AWARDS VOTING, HARRY POTTER PLAGARISM CASE, AND MORE

New ‘True Blood’ Comic Series On the Way via The Flick Cast Hey, almost in time for Valentine’s Day! Will you read these while you wait for the new season to start? Potter plagiarism case dismissed in U.S., on in UK via Reuters I’m glad it was thrown out here, … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR DECEMBER 9TH: YA TRENDS, VAMPIRE ACADEMY VS TWILIGHT, CONTEST, SCIENCE IN SCI FI, AND MUCH MORE

Scholastic Experts Issue List of ‘Ten Trends in Children’s Books from 2010’ via PR News Wire Scholastic, the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, today released a list of 10 Trends in Children’s Books from 2010. The list was compiled by editors from Scholastic, including children’s literature experts from … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 5TH: THE FALL, HUGO AWARD WINNERS, AND YA VS CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Book Review: The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan By Lisa Damian at Seattle Pi The Fall is the second installment in the vampire trilogy by Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro and bestselling thriller novelist Chuck Hogan. The two authors had readers on the edge of … Continue reading

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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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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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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN. 12TH: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES AND FIREFLY

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss at MTV: ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Puts The Goth In Southern Gothic: The Book Report So many of us who’ve grown up in small towns can relate to Ethan Wate, the narrator of “Beautiful Creatures.” He’s lived his whole life in Gatlin, South Carolina, as have generations of … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BECCA FITZPATRICK

Becca Fitzpatrick is the New York Times bestselling author of HUSH, HUSH. She grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers, and at one point, dreamed of becoming a spy, thinking it would be thrilling and sexy. Then she read BLOWING MY COVER: MY … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV 18TH

thanks to Liviu Suciu at fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com “Leviathan” By Scott Westerfeld Introduction: I have read about this book somewhere online some months ago and it strongly intrigued me despite its YA bent. When its trailer linked above appeared, I got hooked and once I read an excerpt and found the prose … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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OBS PRESENTS: BOOKS YOU SHOULD BUY NOW!

HUSH HUSH BY BECCA FITZPATRICK Reviewed by Cheryl Vanatti at www.examiner.com: Part mystery thriller, part romance, part paranormal-fantasy, Hush, Hush from debut author Becca Fitzpatrick, is going to be snatched up by the Twilight-styled girls of middle and high school and might well fall into the hands of more than … Continue reading

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MARYLAND AUTHOR TELLS US WHY YA BOOKS ARE THE NEW HOTNESS

examiner.com: The publishing industry, searching for the next big thing, has hooked on to young adult (YA) novels as a savior of the bottom line. Much has happened since the Seattle Post-Intelligencer crowed in 21007 that a “new golden age of youth adult literature” had dawned. Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has … Continue reading

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