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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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Remember you can get these and many more titles at The Bookmark!
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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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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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Top 5 Contemporary Picks

I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary literature recently. And yet, I realized I have never picked my top 5 books of this genre.  From the terminally ill, to those outcasts who just want to get out of their comfort zone and do something great, each one of these stories have two things in common with one another; they’re as real and relatable as it can get, and they all revolve around love. So now, without further ado, here are my top 5 contemporary reads up to this date:

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No. 5: Extraordinary Means

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Lane and Sadie are quarantined in a Tuberculosis sanatorium on the brink of a cure.  Sadie can barely remember her life outside Latham House, not that there’s much she’d like to remember anyway; while Lane can’t wait for the moment to get out and get his life back on track.  The two will soon learn there’s more to life than what it seems, and between loss and love, and friends that come and go, they’ll have to understand that life goes on until it doesn’t.

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No. 4: I’ll Meet You There

Skylar can’t wait to get out of her small town life for art school, but her mother’s financial state and drunken new man are in the way of it.  Josh just came back from the Marines, missing a leg and wanting his military life back, and all he seems to find is pity and awkwardness from everyone back home; everyone except for Skylar.  Their part-time jobs at The Paradise Motel will bring them together, but what if something else can break them apart?

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No. 3: My Heart and Other Black Holes

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Sixteen-year-old Aysel Seran is severely depressed, and she’s obsessed with planning her own death.  Fearing not being able to follow through with it, she goes on a website to find a suitable suicide partner to support her in the process. When Roman A.K.A. FrozenRobot, comes into what’s left of both their lives, will the spark that’s lit between them be enough to prevent their potential death? This book isn’t higher in my list because it’s classified Young Adult but I feel it should be targeted towards a more mature audience.

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No. 2: Looking for Alaska

This wouldn’t be a contemporary literature list without a John Green Title in it. Miles “Pudge” Halter is going to boarding school in Alabama.  Before meeting the beautiful and fascinating Alaska Young, his life was all about famous last words and seeking the “great perhaps.”  After she makes her appearance, nothing will ever be the same. This story is the one John Green title I love the most because it shows how fragile life can truly be, even when there aren’t any terminal illnesses to worry about.

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No. 1: Attachments

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It’s 1999, the internet is basically new and the new millennium is almost here.  Lincoln was hired to monitor the company emails of a newspaper and report employees that send dirty jokes to one another.  When he comes across Beth & Jennifer’s emails, he can’t help but to not report them, while he starts falling for Beth.  She, with her rock star boyfriend and her movie critiques, knows someone is reading her emails but doesn’t care. Will Lincoln be able to introduce himself and tell her how he feels before it’s too late?

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Happy reading!

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When Claudia Gray Made Me Experience A Thousand Dimensions of Anxiety

by Mónica González

(@TheLiteraryMomo)

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The novel follows Marguerite Caine, the artsy daughter of a couple of theoretical physicists, who’s decided to travel across dimensions with her friend Theo, in order to seek vengeance on her father’s murderer.  Travel across dimensions, you say? Yes, all of this is possible, thanks to her parents’ newest invention, a device called The Firebird, which enables the user to materialize in different dimensions as alternate versions of themselves. Soon enough, Marguerite will realize she can’t trust anyone and that she is playing a bigger part in this than she ever dreamed of.

Before my nerdy self takes control, let me make sure that my bookish self gets a chance to explain itself. My emotions regarding this novel are really hard to describe.  There were so many times that I thought of Paul and/or Theo as loyal, then traitors, then loyal and traitors again, I thought I was losing my mind. Marguerite’s grief was her anchor. It was what kept her steady and set, and it didn’t stop her from seeing things clearer. In every dimension that she goes to, Marguerite manages to learn more, not only about her friends and her father’s murder, but about herself as well. A-Thousand-Pieces-of-You-Claudia-Gray-Quote

This was the kind of book that kept me analyzing and reanalyzing every step of the way.  All of the physics references, like Schrödinger’s cat for example, made me flashback to when I went to an AP Boarding school where I had to take up to thirteen classes at once per semester and all my classmates would also take college courses for credit.  While that might sound like torture, my friends at CROEM will agree with me when I say it was the time of our lives.

91-bJJug5XLI loved that it was such a complex and enthralling story, one of those that could change at any moment’s notice. This was a book that I enjoyed from start to finish and will be on my top ten list probably forever. All I can say now is that the sequel can’t come fast enough. November 3rd, I’m waiting for you.

Happy Reading!

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Things You Should Know About Paula Stokes

By Mónica González

(@TheLiteraryMomo)

PaulaStokes1-332x500Even when it’s 99% impossible that you don’t know who Paula Stokes is, or for some reason you just couldn’t attend the Skype Q&A event at The Bookmark (I’m so sorry you had to miss all the awesome), I strongly encourage you to read her Young Adult psychological thriller Liars, Inc. which follows the struggles of Max Cantrell as he seeks out the truth about his best friend’s murder and about who’s framing him for the murder. So, what are you waiting for? Go check out the funfacts below!

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Whether that happens to be Melissa Benoist or not in the cover remains to be determined.

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  • She’s also a Registered Nurse (RN)

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It’s not as glamorous as you might think.

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  • She started out writing historical fiction under the pen name “Fiona Paul”

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More P. Stokes bookish goodness for all!

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  • She likes kayaking and hiking

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Couldn’t help getting my Gandalf on!

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  • Has interacted with several wild animals, including tigers, snakes, stingrays and elephants

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Oh yes! That’s the spot!

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I don’t think I have the upper body strength for that…

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  • Her next book, Vicarious, is part of a duology featuring a Korean Main Character and will be out next year!

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Will you be reading Paula’s next book? Anything I might’ve left out? Let me know in the comments section below.

Happy Reading!

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Upcoming Releases in September

By @TheLiteraryMomo

So, since September is just around the corner, that can only mean one thing… There are some new books coming out! In case you are lost about what to get, or just don’t know what the hottest new releases are, I’m always here to lend a hand.  Here are 10 of the upcoming books that will be released Starting September first:

1. Infinite in Between by Caroline Mackler

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Five teenagers who meet on the first day of their Freshman year of high school make a promise of having a reunion at the end of their senior year but seem to drift apart for better or, most likely, for worse. On Sale from HarperTeen on September 1st.

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2. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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This is the story of a girl who has a very rare allergy that prevents her from ever walking outside her house and how she falls in love with her new next door neighbor Ollie. On Sale from Delacorte Books for Young Readers on September 1st.

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3. Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

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A couple about to go their separate ways for college retrace their steps for an entire night to figure out if they should stay together long distance or break up in the morning. On sale by Poppy on September 1st.

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4. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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This is the fourth installment on the Throne of Glass series. On sale from Bloomsbury USA on September 1st.

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5. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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A teenage girl disguises herself as a boy to seek revenge and answers upon the murder of her father. On sale from HMH Books on September 1st.

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6. Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

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This story is about the complicated love triangle between a teenage girl suffering from clinical depression, her gay best friend, and a teenage boy who seems to be in love with both of them. On Sale from Balzer+Bray on September 8th.

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7. Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

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A girl who’s sick of people taking advantage of her kindness decides to go on a road trip to meet a blogger she follows on a night where nearly anything can happen and everything does. On sale from BYR on September 15th.

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8. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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A Self proclaimed “fat-girl” who’s always been confident in her own skin decides to sign up for a beauty pageant to show everyone how she deserves to compete for that crown just as much as any other “twiggy” girl out there. On sale from Balzer+Bray on September 15th.

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9. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

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Inspired by true events, Kate Weston sets up to find out the truth of a crime that happened during a party she attended but barely remembers the next day.  On sale from HarperTeen on September 22nd.

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10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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A Criminal prodigy forms a team to pull off a heist that will make them all rich beyond their wildest dreams, if they don’t kill each other first.  On Sale from Henry Holt & Co. on September 29th.

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Bonus: Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raasch

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Now, this book is supposed to come out officially on October 13th, but our friends at The Bookmark will be hosting a special pre-release sale event on September 30th.  Said event will be hosted prior to October’s book club and Q&A Skype session with Sarah Raasch herself!  The only way to get an early copy will be by attending the event.

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Which books are you most excited about? Will you be attending the Ice Like Fire pre-release event? Let us know in the comments section below!

Happy Reading!