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La belleza tras la industria del libro.

¿Qué fuerza, qué atracción, puede tener un texto sobre una persona, el cual provoque que esta decida ignorar sus responsabilidades; amanecerse y exponerse a que su cuerpo y mente simplemente decidan irse a modo de avión por falta de descanso adecuado, con tal de terminarlo?

Algunos fanáticos coinciden en que una buena historia, un giro inesperado de sucesos, y unos personajes intrigantes, son la clave de un éxito literario.  Pero, ¿Es acaso la imaginación del autor lo que crea la belleza detrás de la palabra? ¿O será más bien una estrategia de redacción dirigida a cautivar a los lectores lo que convierte un texto en una necesidad vital del que lo adquiere?

 

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Milena Busquets hablando de la superación del duelo en el conversatorio de su libro, También esto pasará.

Según la novelista española Milena Busquets, la clave para redactar un buen relato se encuentra en la lectura constante. “No hay ningún escritor bueno que no haya leído, no existe”, indicó Milena durante su visita a la isla para el Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española el pasado 14 de marzo.

Cuando Busquets se presentó en las facilidades de The Bookmark en San Patricio Plaza, para el conversatorio con relación a su novela También esto pasará (TEP), esta comentó el que jamás esperaba que su novela tuviera el éxito que ha tenido, mucho menos que el interés por la misma fuera a nivel internacional, resultando en la traducción del mismo a treinta-y-tres idiomas. “Me parece increíble que la gente le guste y lo compren, sigo siendo una persona normal, lavo mi ropa,  tengo que sacarle el sucio al filtro de la secadora, dejo de pagar mis multas…”, añadió.

Busquets, quien pertenece al ambiente literario desde una perspectiva europea, reconoce que, a pesar de que a nivel mundial hay una gran comunidad apasionada por el arte escrita, el amor por la palabra cada vez es menor.  “El mundo del libro está en crisis en España”, añadió.  Sin embargo, si hay algo en lo que esta coincide con sus contrapartes de la industria norteamericana es el hecho de que una buena historia siempre tendrá algo de ti cuando lees entre líneas.  A la hora de escribir TEP, Busquets explicó que ella no escribió el relato buscando el éxito, sino porque sintió que tenía que hacerlo.

Por su parte, la escritora americana Amber Smith, quien recientemente debutó en la industria con su novela The Way I Used to Be (La forma en que solía ser), indicó en una entrevista con esta servidora para un artículo de The Bookmark, que su interés era el de desarrollar algo constructivo basado en un tema destructivo. “Cuando comencé a escribir este libro, era simplemente una forma de tratar de trabajar con mis pensamientos y emociones relacionadas a este tema, una forma de tomar mis sentimientos de frustración, confusión, ira y miedo, y convertirlos en algo constructivo”, dijo sobre su relato que narra la historia de una joven que es víctima de abuso sexual por un amigo cercano de la familia.  Smith también expresó que, a su juicio, la honestidad es el elemento clave de la belleza literaria, ya que ese sentido de honestidad es el que hace que uno se sienta conectado a la historia, independiente del tema, estilo o genero de la misma.

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La idea del proyecto Book it Forward consiste en compartir un libro entre seis personas y todos aporten a la lectura con sus comentarios.

Una realidad de la belleza del libro es el cómo la literatura es capaz de unir personas de maneras inesperadas.  Ya sean amigos, conocidos o extraños, cuando encuentras a una persona que muestra el mismo amor por una pieza literaria que sientes tú, la conexión que se forma es increíble.   Un ejemplo de esto es el proyecto literario Book it Forward, creado por las estudiantes de la  Recinto de Arecibo de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Nathalie Reyes y Ninoshka Méndez.

El proyecto consiste en compartir un libro entre seis personas máximo cada mes, y cada persona escoge un color distinto para añadir marcas y escribir comentarios, que luego serán releídos y compartidos por la persona que donó el mismo.  “Book it Forward funciona porque, aunque la lectura es algo que casi siempre haces cuando estás solo, es una forma de compartir con tus amigos aunque no estén ahí. Es como si mezclaras el tiempo para ti con el tiempo de compartir con tus amigos,” indicó Reyes. “Es interesante porque, a veces tu mente funciona diferente de la de tus compañeros, y esta práctica te prepara para poder ver las cosas desde otra perspectiva a la vez que expones tu pensar para el análisis de otros.

Otro detalle que aporta a la belleza de la letra impresa, es el proceso creativo de cada autor.  Todo profesional de la industria creativa tiene su propia forma de encontrar esa musa que le da vida a sus obras.  Autores como Amy Zhang, Amber Smith, Colleen Hoover y Stephanie Meyer crean los llamados playlists con música que las inspire.  Otras autoras como Susan Dennard y Heather Demetrios crean tablas en Pinterest y tablas físicas en las que pegan todo lo que les recuerde a sus personajes o les inspire durante el proceso de redacción.

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Susan Dennard desarrolla sus ideas utilizando la plataforma Pinterest.

Sea a nivel local o internacional, la idea recurrente es la cantidad de alma que se derrama en el proceso de escritura y reescritura.  Un verdadero profesional de la palabra debe ser un amante de la lectura para el alcanzar su éxito, sin importar su continente de residencia.  Cuando escribes para ti, o por el amor al arte, esa pasión será transferida a los lectores, los cuales, a su vez, compartirán esa parte de tu alma con sus seres queridos, creando así una red de lectura en la que todos salen beneficiados de una manera u otra.  He aquí la verdadera belleza de la lectura, en la pasión.  Sin esta, tu novela dormirá en las tablillas de una librería por el fin de los tiempos.

 

Mónica G. González

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Mayo 2016.

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Book Club Shenanigans with Kate Scelsa at The Bookmark!

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Kate Scelsa, author of Fans of the Impossible Life

Last month, the bookmark kicked off the year with their very first book club autor, Amy Ewing discussing her newest novel The White Rose, which follows the struggles of Violet Lasting after the events in The Jewel. This time around, we welcomed a brand new author to the scene, Fans of the Impossible Life (FOTIL) creator, Kate Scelsa.

The night began with a round of the game that’s becoming viral all over the BookTuber universe, Ship it or Rip it. The attendant who suggested it, a frequent Bookmark customer, customised it so that the characters were either from classic YA, recent adaptations or recent book club picks.

 

The results are in:

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As you can see, there were too little ships and a lot of drowners, it’s a good thing they all live in separate universes! In their defence, I kind of ship Fourven, it seems very plausible to me.

During the discussion and the Q&A round with Kate Scelsa herself via Skype, there was a lot of mixed feelings regarding the written format of the novel, aspect that Scelsa explained that came clear to her during the rewriting process. “It was through the rewriting process when I realised it needed to be Jeremy on first person, Sebby on second person & Mira on third person.” Developing the story in that way was inspired by some of the plays that Sclera’s theatre group have performed, especially when they did The Great Gatsby. She described parts of the play where Jay Gatsby would “tell you a story about some very interesting people” but stating that he himself was not interesting, just the people in the story itself.

Scelsa also stated that although her life experiences are not particularly what inspired the story, the people in her life and her friendships are.

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Kate Scelsa discussing her novel with the readers from The Bookmark.

“I’ve had friendships that have felt like these friendships but these events didn’t happen in my life. Real life doesn’t always make sense, if i try to write real stories about the people I based these characters from, it will not have a good narrative. I’ll usually write stories around the feeling of those friendships instead.” – Scelsa on her writing process.

Another twist on the events was the fact that she was interested in the thoughts of the readers regarding the more ambiguous parts of the novel. “Usually readers have better answers to these questions than I do so I’m interested to hear what you have to say,” Said Scelsa when asked about the events at the end of the book.

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Unveiling next book club pick: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Did you make it to #BookClupPR this month? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us for next month’s event where Becky Albertalli will be discussing with readers via Skype her YA debut and NY Times best-selling novel Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The event will take place on Wednesday, march 30th, 6:30 p.m. at The Bookmark. See you there!

Happy Reading!

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Glass Sword Official Blog Tour Review

Note: Originally written for Thursday, February 11, 2016.

 

Synopsis:

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
 

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In Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard’s newest installment of the Red Queen series, Mare finds herself struggling with the realization that no one is who she thought they were and her trust and loyalties will be put to the ultimate test.
 

After Maven, once an ally and beloved Prince, is now an infamous ruler whose sole purpose is to get rid of those who represent a threat to his rule.  Unfortunately for Mare, that means herself, Prince Cal, The Scarlet Guard, and any other red with unusual abilities out there.  Those who are now being called Newbloods pose as a danger to Maven’s rule, but also to themselves if caught.
 

CWNtYMdUEAA-XWWThe plan is to find all the newbloods, to protect them and teach them how to harness their abilities, to try to get there before Maven finds them and kills them all.  But the plan might be harder to achieve than expected, and they will all have to give anything and everything to make it happen, even if it means losing themselves in the process.
 

If I may be honest, this is one of the books I’ve been waiting for the most out of the 2016 releases.  Luckily enough, it was one of the earliest releases of the year and even luckier, I was asked to join the official blog tour.  I have to say, the book did not disappoint.
 

The story begins right at the end of the previous book, so you get the feel of the last one right away.  Although at times it felt slow, during training sessions for example (I’m not too big on those),  all the action packed scenes that were spread throughout the story made up for it. Aveyard’s background on screenwriting is an incredible asset when it comes to her world building and storytelling process, you really get the feel of how Norta is geographically designed, you feel like if you are actually there with everyone.
 

My favorite scenes from the book were all involving a certain newblood speedster and his very intriguing… let’s call it “missions” for the sake of a spoiler-free review.  Getting to know more about this character up close, rather than in not-so-random mentions, was both refreshing and well adapted into the story.
 

The ending left me breathless.
This is not the first time this happens to me with this series.
I can’t talk about it.
So please… just read it so you understand my pain!
 

No, seriously, the ending was that good, it left me crushed but also wanting more, from one book junkie to another, I will be not-so-patiently awaiting for the next installment until it’s finally on my hands.
 

Happy Reading!

 

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Live with Colleen Hoover at The Bookmark!

By Mónica González

(@The LiteraryMomo)

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Colleen Hoover

Some people call her the queen of romance, other know her as the mastermind behind the soon-to-be-motion-picture Ugly Love Featuring this magnificent specimen on the lead role; however you choose to acknowledge her, Colleen Hoover is an author that demands being read.

After the success of her latest novel November 9, which was released last month and was sold out in print nationwide on its first week, Hoover sat down for a virtual Q&A session with her fans, arranged by our friends at The Bookmark. Said event took place last Thursday at The Bookmark and we have the scoop on everything we learned during the live chat!

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Throughout the evening, Hoover spoiled us with information on the Ugly Love movie, like the fact that they are still working on the screenplay and casting. Hoover also stated that she believes that “the goal is to start filming in May.” The author described Nick Bateman, the movie’s male lead as really passionate about the book and someone who gets Miles Archer’s character.

“He’s just a really good guy, he’s had the same girlfriend for like eight or nine years, y’all would love him,” – Colleen Hoover on Nick Bateman

Hoover got the idea for the book when she realized she never wrote about the typical bad boy, choosing do it for the first time by giving him a very good reason to act the way he does by making him go through the worst possible thing she believed could happen to a human being.

N9CRegarding her writing process for November 9, Hoover said through chuckles that she avoids using people she knows for inspiration because she doesn’t “want anyone mad at [her],” and that she spent two years working on the idea before she actually sat down to write the novel. November 9, now available for purchase at The Bookmark and through daily interactive snippets on an app called Crave, follows the story of Ben, a writer on the quest for the story of his first novel, and Fallon, a girl with big acting dreams that seemed to be crushed after she was almost burned alive in a fire.

About selling out worldwide, Hoover stated the following: “That was amazing, it was the first time that it’s ever happened.  It was the first time that the book hit the print list on the New York Times, it’s always the e-book or the e-book and print combined, it was crazy just to know that in the first week they had to do another print run, that was amazing.”

One of the most memorable moments of the night was when one of the guests shared with Hoover and everyone in attendance that she wrote a review that Hoover herself liked on Goodreads and her boyfriend framed it for her. “A lot of people think authors don’t read their reviews but, before and after one of my books comes out, I stalk Goodreads like crazy; I read every review, I love doing that. I love seeing what people are going to think about my books. So, if you’re on the fence about writing a review and if it really matters to you then do it, because a lot of authors really appreciate it,” said Hoover after her fan showed her the framed review.

So, did you come to the event? Did any of your questions get answered? Please let us know in the comments section below and remember to like and share with all your friends. For more on Colleen Hoover and all of your favorite authors, remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Happy Reading!

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Claudia Gray Book Club Recap at The Bookmark!

By Mónica González

(@TheLiteraryMomo)

 

  Last Wednesday night, the folks at The Bookmark hosted their monthly book club, this time bringing back another previously featured author, the mastermind behind A Thousand Pieces of You, Claudia Gray. If you haven’t read her books and love sci-fi, you don’t know what you’re missing! This time around, we sat down to discuss and ask about her most recent installment of the Firebird series, Ten Thousand Skies Above You.

 

The discussion began with everyone fangirling (is that term even accepted nowadays with these modern gender equality rules? Maybe fanning? No, fanning just sounds like you’re going through heatstroke, I’ll keep on fangirling then) over the Russianverse and Lieutenant Paul Markov. Everyone agrees that it would be great to see some sort of spin-off story about what happens to the Grand Duchess Margarita after Marguerite’s consciousness leaves her body, or even what her thoughts are when she’s invaded by our Marguerite.

 

Regarding these thoughts, Gray indicated that there’s a chance that a novella like that could be done and she hopes to have time to write it sometime next year since 2015 has been a busy one for her because, in case you didn’t know, Gray had a chance to write the most recent star wars novel called Lost Stars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released last September by Disney LucasFilm Press.

 

Another aspect of the discussion was that everyone seemed to agree on the fact that it was great that we could see the repercussions of Marguerite’s actions and constant travels, her being the “perfect traveler” of her dimension. It was even stated by guests that Marguerite’s behavior could be described with the quote “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

 

  During the Q&A, Gray stated that if she “had to describe a theme for each book, the first one would be of the dark side of Theo, the second about the dark side of Paul, and the next one about the dark side of Marguerite.” At some point, there was also a very confusing revelation regarding the next book. When gray was asked if we would ever see Vladimir again and if Marguerite would keep her promise or break it and go back to the Russianverse once more, Gray said “The answers are yes and yes,” which implies we will be seeing more of the Russianverse.

 

One of the attendants asked if every Marguerite from every dimension that was visited by our Marguerite was receiving psychiatric treatment like the Grand Duchess, fact that was denied by Gray, explaining that since some of the other Marguerites live in universes where firebird technology might’ve not be in development but given that her parents are scientifically inclined in most, they would’ve managed to figure out what happened.

 

The idea for the ‘Firebird’ Series came to Gray when she was on a book tour with authors Dan Wells and Lauren Oliver when discussing about how they felt like they would wake up in different worlds (or countries) with the same people. Speaking of different worlds, Gray also stated that by the end of next book, which is to be released November 2017, Marguerite will have visited every continent on earth except Antarctica.

 

Did you enjoy the Q&A?

 

Do you have questions that have been left unanswered?

 

Let us know in the comments section below.

 

Remember you can get these and many more titles at The Bookmark!

 

Happy Reading!

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Brief Hiatus Notice

Hello literary enthusiasts out there! 

This post is to let you know that due to the large amounts of work I’m getting from college, Junkies Literarios will go on a brief hiatus for a few weeks until the semester is over. But don’t fret! This will not affect book club and event recaps from our friends at The Bookmark, those events will still be covered and published as scheduled. We will return to regular posting after  finals.
Happy reading!

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The CoHo Effect on November 9

By Mónica González

(@TheLiteraryMomo)

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Colleen Hoover

Mondays are days where I usually go with some sort of book recommendation or a list of sorts. Today I’d like to do something a bit different. I want to talk about what I call in my head, the CoHo effect.

What’s the CoHo effect, you may be asking yourself? It’s the massive amount of feels that you’re bound to experience when you grab any novel written by Colleen Hoover.

Hoover is an American YA and New Adult romance author who lives in Texas, and she’s the mastermind behind stories like Ugly Love and the Never Never series.  Her books are always very touching, with strong themes and well developed characters, and they always seem to leave you in many levels of broken inside. Yes, that sounds terrible but we all know it’s also how you know that a book is amazing.

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November 9 will be on sale as of Tuesday November 10th.

My first experience with a CoHo novel was Ugly Love, soon to be adapted on the big screen featuring Nick Bateman as the main character (yum!). I usually take my time with books, the shortest time for me to finish a book before CoHo was two to three days. With Ugly Love, I started reading it at seven o’clock at night on a weeknight, and I couldn’t stop reading until I was done, at eight in the morning the next day.  It was that good.  and from my experience I warn you, DO NOT TOUCH A COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK WHEN YOU’RE ON A TIGHT DEADLINE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO YOUR WORK UNTIL YOU FINISH HER BOOKS!

Anyway, back to my CoHo experience.  I’ve only read Ugly Love, and I have Confess, I haven’t started it yet because of midterms, but I will as soon as college stops getting in the way and I have time for another CoHo sitting.  I don’t doubt that Confess will have the same effects as Ugly Love because what I’ve noticed that makes CoHo stand out from other authors of her genre is that every single person that I know who has read her books feels what my good friend Deyshareé calls “being Hoovered”.  I haven’t met a person who hasn’t felt this way after reading a novel of hers.

So, if you haven’t been properly Hoovered yet, or want to get even more so, I’m happy to tell you that today is a very special day in the universe that is Colleen Hoover’s brain, and I’m sure it’ll become an annual holiday for fans all over the globe.  November 9 is the day when the events of her newest book, also titled November 9 (to be released tomorrow), begin to take place. So, I invite you to get sucked into what undoubtedly will become another soulcrushing CoHo hit.

Happy Reading!

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99 Reasons to Love 99 Days

 By Mónica González

 (@TheLiteraryMomo)

 

99Days99 Days is the story of how Molly Barlow’s life got turned upside down after her mother published a book about the real life love triangle between her and brothers Patrick and Gabe Donnelly. Forced to run away to Bristol Academy for her senior year after the social persecution lead by Patrick’s twin sister Julia, Molly is back home for the summer. Ninety-nine more days of summer until she can leave again for vacation, and nothing has changed in town; Julia still wants her head, Molly is still trying to hide in her room with popcorn and Netflix; nothing has changed except for her newfound affection towards Gabe.

Molly knows that getting involved with the Donellys again is just asking for trouble, but her connection to Gabe, who seems to be the only human being on the planet happy to see her again, is not something she can just ignore. Will their relationship survive the ninety-nine days of car-keying, egging and drink tossing, or will it fall to the ground along with her reputation? Only one way to find out!

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Katie Cotugno

Before I go on, I have to admit, this novel was my second attempt at reading Katie Cotugno. My opinion of her writing has turned upside down in a completely opposite way from how Molly’s life got turned after Driftwood (a.k.a. the Molly-inspired novel). I didn’t really like her other book, How To Love, but 99 Days was simply magical.

I loved how her emotional struggles between the how boys was displayed in a very realistic way. Most people will say that Molly’s behavior was unreasonable and unacceptable, but the truth is that it might not be morally correct, but let’s face it, she grew up with these guys! She couldn’t have been more emotionally attached to them, even if she had lived to them under the same roof! You can’t get rid of that sort of attachment and love, even. She might have dated Patrick first, got involved with Gabe after, but that never meant she ever stopped caring about either one of them.

Which brings me to the boys. I felt a dislike towards Patrick from the start; partly from his irrationally controlling behavior, partly for his indecisiveness and impulsiveness. I don’t want to make it sound like Gabe was any better, but he didn’t try to control the situation to his favor, or it didn’t feel like it at least. Tess, Patrick’s girlfriend, had some very open-minded reactions from the start and I feel that her final reactions were very understandable.

I gave this book five solid and bright stars, on account that it exceeded my expectations, it didn’t end up having a “…we all lived happily ever after…” cliché ending, and because it had a reasonable approach to the events at hand.

And before I head out, let’s see if you’re up for this challenge. Below this article you will find the Emojireads summary of 99 days by our friends at Epic Reads.  See if you can figure it out and then read the book to see if you were right. Remember you can get this and many more titles, as always, at The Bookmark.

Happy Reading!

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Spoilers Like Crazy… See What I Did There?

Why, Hello there literary junkies!  As you may have noticed, the book of the weekend has been Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, after the Skype Q&A chat she had with our friends at The Bookmark last Wednesday.  In case you missed it, go check out my recap right here! If you missed it, read it, and you’re dying for more, here are eight spoilerful details Sarah Raasch told us about her upcoming work:

1. If you didn’t know, there is a companion story on Wattpad called Flames Like Vines that chronologically happens between books 1 and 2, featuring Ceridwen Preben, Princess of the Summer Kingdom.

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2. The title and cover art for book 3 are ready to be released!

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3. The Title will be released in December and the cover art in February.

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She did say that the second word will be “Like” for sure. *laughs*

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4. Book 3 will begin with Meira learning to control her ice powers.

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So no more accidental ice shooting people off carriages, phew!

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5. Lekam and his husband will have a very touching and romantic moment in book 3!

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6. There will be more action and more battle scenes in the next book.

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7. There’s a reason why there isn’t much known about Paisley, and it will be revealed in the next installment.

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8. Raasch is currently working on more projects on YA Fantasy.

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So, did you read Ice Like Fire? Are you Pumped for the next book in the story? Let us know in the comments section below and remember you can get these and many more titles at The Bookmark!

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Let your obsession loose in Danielle Paige’s Heart of Tin

By Mónica González

(@TheLiteraryMomo)

91y3vITteZLHappy HalloWicked Book nerds!

I hope you’re having a great time tonight dressed as your favorite lit-folk! I for one would like to talk about my favorite man-machine hybrid, Oz’s very own Tin Woodman and his adventure throughout Danielle Paige’s prequel novella Heart of Tin.

In Heart of Tin, we meet our favorite man of steel (pun absolutely intended, but hey, it’s Halloween, it wouldn’t surprise me if Tin put on a red cape and drew an T on his silver chest just for fun tonight) as he’s spent what seems like decades as the King of the Winkie country after Dorothy and the Wizard’s departure. He’s been relatively happy, the Winkies aren’t troublesome people and they seem to get along with everyone despite their oddness, but he’s always felt as something has been missing.  You see, after Dorothy won him a heart, Tin fell head over heels for Dorothy and has thought about her with every heartbeat of his plush heart.

7d64eac8b9f8702ec7f3a80adea3e9d6After Dorothy’s arrival, she and Glinda the “good” Witch of the North, tell Tin, the Scarecrow and the Lion a tale about how Queen Ozma was abusing her power and how Dorothy stopped her and is now a temporary ruler of Oz until a suitable replacement is found, and they assign each of them a series of tasks within Dorothy’s government.  Tin is appointed as head of security so he decides to form an army as his gift to Dorothy.

Of course he’d be ecstatic about her return, despite how long it’s been, he’s never found someone to love in his kingdom, what he didn’t count on, was the rage and jealousy that would suddenly grow within himself because of his love for her, and her sudden rise to power.

11169168_489176714571894_1681841265564999651_nTin isn’t the friendly character that wanted nothing more than a heart anymore.  This is the Tin Woodman that you would find if there was a horror movie adaptation from L. Frank Baum’s classic.  He’ll do anything for love, to win her heart, even harm the innocent and he’ll justify it saying he did it out of love. In a way, his devotion is understandable, he’s very gullible when it comes to Dorothy, he’ll choose to believe she loves him even when she’ll treat him like a piece of garbage, and that’s what people usually do when they’re in love, but that doesn’t mean that he should act the way he does.  Either way, with Tin’s story, Paige has shown once again what a master she is at morphing a classic “happily ever after tale” into a nightmare that not even Michael Myers himself would like to dream about.

With the most horrific and spooktacular of the Dorothy Must Die Novellas to the date, the HalloWicked series has come to an end! Remember to stay tuned on November 10th, when her next novella, The Straw King, will be released and to catch up with all the Dorothy goodness before Yellow Brick War hits shelves next spring. Thank you so much for reading and have a great time!

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“Somewhere in the back of my mind, I had the vaguest notion that I was the one being wicked. But I found that I didn’t care. In fact, I almost enjoyed it.”
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