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SAY YAY TO YA GENRE (YOUNG ADULT): AN OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Say Yay To YA Once upon a time, or rather, once upon the 1990s, the young adult genre was being born. Fast forward to 2014, and now the new adult genre is being born. However, instead of embarrassment due to the new adult … Continue reading

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THE SHADOW PRINCE (MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, BOOK #0.5) BY STACEY O’NEALE: BOOK REVIEW

The Shadow Prince Mortal Enchantment, Book #0.5 By Stacey O’Neale ISBN#1496193091 Author’s Website: http://staceyoneale.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar The Shadow Prince tells the story of Rowan, the heir of the Fire Court of Avalon. In this world, the elements are controlled by elementals (beings that can control one … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE EASY BY RUTA SEPETYS: OBS PLAYLIST

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie I love Ruta Sepetys- her writing is phenomenal and superb. I’m a sucker for anything that she writes, so that’s why I felt I had to do a playlist. Sometimes reviews just aren’t enough. It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF LOVE (KISSED BY AN ANGEL, BOOK #2) BY ELIZABETH CHANDLER: BOOK REVIEW

The Power of Love Kissed by an Angel, Book #2 By Elizabeth Chandler ISBN# 9780671891466 Author’s Website:  http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Elizabeth-Chandler/706206 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi The Power of Love picks up where Kissed by an Angel left off.  Tristan has been killed in a car accident and is now an angel.  … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: ANNE RICE & WEREWOLVES, KIM HARRISON, ‘LEGEND’, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND CHOOSING YA

SDCC 2011: Anne Rice Talks About Her New Book, ‘The Wolf Gift’ via MTV Geek MTV Geek had the pleasure of chatting with acclaimed author Anne Rice recently at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. She’s…excited about a werewolf-themed new book she’s working on, “The Wolf Gift” — Get More: Geek: Event … Continue reading

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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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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR MARCH 2ND: WIN ‘IRON WITCH’, FREE HP LOVECRAFT, IRON FEY SERIES, AMERICAN GODS, PHILIP K. DICK, AND MUCH MORE

WIN! Copy of The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney via Sugar Scape They’re giving away 20 copies, so your chances are pretty good 🙂 H.P. Lovecraft’s 10 Favorite Words and a Free Lovecraft eBook via Tor “Last December, I became frustrated when attempting to find an Nook-compatible eBook, free or … Continue reading

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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB 21ST: KIM HARRISON, I AM NUMBER 4, GIRLS LOVE SCI FI, VAMPIRES, AND MUCH MORE

Six Questions with Kim Harrison via Borders Are you excited about the newest book? What did you think of the interview? Family Film Guide: How to Read ‘I Am Number Four’ With Your Kids via MovieFone Did you read I Am Number Four? Are you looking forward to the movie? … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV 22: UNFILMABLE BOOKS, ROMANCE AUTHORS GOING PG, DIVERGENT, AND MORE

Source: Huffington Post The Most Unfilmable Books Book adaptations are always an engaging subject. Last week, we posted a slide show of ‘unfilmable books”: texts that simply would not adapt well to the silver screen. We asked: Is it true that some books tell a story that no matter which … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: MUSEUM OF THIEVES BY LIAN TANNER

Museum of Thieves (The Keepers, Book 1) Lian Tanner Summary “Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK REVIEW: INK EXCHANGE BY MELISSA MARR

brought to you by OBS Staffer kpic724 Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely Series – 2: Ink Exchange Summary Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance between the Faerie Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: JR WARD, AND HUNGER GAMES, PART 2

Today’s lists feature moments and quotes from our Mature Book Club, and our YA Book Club: The Hunger Games. Top 5 favorite moments from JR Ward novel (Deanne) 1. When John finds Xhex 2. When Blay and Qhuinn kiss 3. When John realizes what happen to Xhex 4. When Xhex … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: SURVIVAL EDITION

Today we bring you our top books about survival and dystopian societies. Enjoy! Top 5 favorite books about survival – Chris & Dawn 1. The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan– In Mary’s world, there are simple truths. Now she must choose between her village and her future, … Continue reading

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FALLEN YA BOOK CLUB PROLOGUE

“In the Beginning” – Prologue by chris Summary: We meet gentlemen in his study drawing. He is contemplating the eyes of his inspiration. He concluded that he got them right, wondrous mischievous beautiful eyes. The man recalls the past few days that this woman has come to him, he has … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 22ND: FAIRY TALES VS YA, POSITIVE FUTURES, AND MORE

The dark forest of childhood By Laurel Snyder at The Boston Globe Recently, on a visit home, I was rifling through a box of old books in my mother’s dank basement when I came across a childhood edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. I hadn’t thought about the book … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS BOOK COVER CLUSTERS: GREEN

In honor of St. Patrick’s day on Wednesday, our cover cluster theme this month is green! Enjoy! American Gods by Neil Gaiman: Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAR. 13TH: INTERNATIONAL SCI FI AND FANTASY, COMING OF AGE NOVELS, BEST DYSTOPIAN NOVELS, AND MORE

An Overview of International Science Fiction/Fantasy in 2009 Compiled by Jeff VanderMeer at Locus Magazine Although my year’s best selections included some international fiction, I thought it would be of use to compile a few “core samples” of work mostly in other languages that my contacts found of particular interest … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB 16TH: DEMONS, ROBERT JORDAN, AND DYSTOPIAN YA

Local author wins top prize in publishing contest By Tim Linn at Leavenworth Times With stories about demons, ghosts and werewolves, Sara Lunsford, 32, a longtime Leavenworth County resident currently living in Easton, said she has always been a bit fascinated with things outside the realm of possibility. Under the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 15TH: WEREWORLD, STEAMPUNK, AND INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING

via Book Trade: Two-Book World Rights Deal For YA Fantasy Novelist Puffin are very excited to announce that we have acquired two fantasy novels in a new series entitled Wereworld by British author and artist Curtis Jobling. Shannon Park, Executive Editor at Puffin secured world rights for the series from … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR DEC. 7TH: LOOKING AT SCI-FI , VAMPIRES, AND FREE BOOKS

from Visions of Paradise: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction I read a headline recently that declared science fiction is dying, being replaced by fantasy. This spurred several thoughts in my overactive brain. It is undoubtedly true that fantasy dominates the genre these days. Locus reports in their November issue that as … Continue reading

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