Posted in Beth Revis, Kate Karyus Quinn, Megan Hart, Parker Peevyhouse, Samantha Hayes
Tagged Another Little Piece, Date Night, Some Marketing Advice, Some Publishing Advice, Tell Me a Secret, The Echo Room, The Liar's Wife, Womb
Long time, no blog! I’ve been active daily on Twitter, though, as well as regularly posting on Facebook and Goodreads. I did have a backlog of covers to post, but I ended up deleting them, because I just could not summon up the energy to blog.
However, here I am with a backlog of pre-orders – 20 of them. They’ll have cover art when you visit the links, so consider that to make up for what I’ve lacked. Also, my Reading Wishlist will have a complete list of releases (past, present, and future) that I hope to read at some stage.
Tara Altebrando: TAKE ME WITH YOU: 23rd June 2020: Buy (US)
V. C. Andrews: OUT OF THE ATTIC: 4th February 2020: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: WOLF’S BANE: 15th October 2019: Buy (US)
Keri Arthur: WICKED WINGS: 8th October 2019: Buy (US)
Chris Beckett: BENEATH THE WORLD, A SEA (paperback): 1st April 2020: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Sky Without Stars (paperback): 24th March 2020: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Between Burning Worlds: 24th March 2020: Buy (US)
Suzanne Collins: untitled Panem novel: 19th May 2020: Buy (US)
Christina Dalcher: MASTER CLASS: 21st April 2020: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: DEFY THE FATES (paperback): 3rd March 2020: Buy (US)
S. F. Henson: DEVILS WITHIN (paperback): 4th February 2020: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: COUNT THE SAINTS: 26th May 2020: Buy (US)
Laura Lam: GOLDILOCKS: 30 April 2020: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta, Kate Karyus Quinn (eds.): Betty Bites Back: 16th September 2019: Buy (US)
Kate McLaughlin: WHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE: 23rd June 2020: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: WINTER TALES: 19th November 2019: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: ARK: 17th September 2019: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: CHOSEN ONES: 6th April 2020: Buy (US)
Paul Tremblay: THE LAST CONVERSATION: 17th September 2019: Buy (US)
Andy Weir: RANDOMIZE: 17th September 2019: Buy (US)
Posted in Alaya Dawn Johnson, Andy Weir, Chris Beckett, Christina Dalcher, Claudia Gray, Demitria Lunetta, Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell, Kate Karyus Quinn, Kate McLaughlin, Kelley Armstrong, Keri Arthur, Laura Lam, Mindy McGinnis, Paul Tremblay, S. F. Henson, Suzanne Collins, Tara Altebrando, Tiffany Reisz, V. C. Andrews, Veronica Roth
Tagged Ark, Beneath the World a Sea, Betty Bites Back, Between Burning Worlds, Chosen Ones, Count the Saints, Defy the Fates, Devils Within, Goldilocks, Master Class, Out of the Attic, Randomize, Sky Without Stars, Take Me with You, The Last Conversation, What Unbreakable Looks Like, Wicked Wings, Winter Tales, Wolf's Bane
Happy Release Day to:
Demitria Lunetta et al
Among the Shadows (Anthology of short stories)
Demitria Lunetta (US: 14th September 2015)
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Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts that come at night. Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places that others prefer to leave among the shadows. You’ve been there. It’s dark and you’re comfortable. You’re just about to fall asleep when you can’t help but wonder if maybe tonight the thing you’ve always been sure exists will finally find you. The best short stories stick with you, and the stories in this book especially, are meant to cast long shadows. The authors who contributed to this anthology are not only familiar with what lurks among the shadows; we choose to spend time there. Our monsters all live in different places – under beds, beside peaceful streams, inside ourselves, down mine shafts, in the sky. The darkness you’ll find in these pages knows no boundaries, so it’s only fitting that these stories cover many genres. Reality can be just as terrifying as anything our imaginations conjure, which is why the darkness in these pages isn’t relegated just to flights of fancy or the paranormal. In choosing such a wide range of stories, our hope is that everyone will find something to make them clutch their bedcovers a little closer. In realistic contemporary stories from Joelle Charbonneau and Kelly Fiore, depression, addiction, obsession, and isolation are all the stuff of nightmares. Other stories by Justina Ireland, Phoebe North, and Geoffrey Girard straddle the line, making us question what is real and what is false. Mindy McGinnis explores the question of not knowing yourself, while Kate Karyus Quinn speculates on the effect of learning that every terrible thing that’s ever happened to you has been manufactured for the entertainment of others. Demitria Lunetta and Gretchen McNeil each take a closer, horrific look at human nature. Lenore Applehans delves into a post-apocalyptic future, while R.C. Lewis discovers the darkness that lurks on another planet in her science fiction narrative. Then of course there are the paranormal stories from Beth Revis and Lydia Kang, each digging into the many types of monsters that might wait for us in the dark. Overall, you’ll find a wide range of horrors represented, including demons, aliens, and one of the most frightening creatures ever – human beings. So set aside an hour or two, switch on some lights, and come join us…among the shadows.
Tara Altebrando: THE LEAVING: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Lenore Appelhans, Lydia Kang, R. C. Lewis, Demitria Lunetta, Mindy McGinnis, Phoebe North, Kate Karyus Quinn, Beth Revis et al: AMONG THE SHADOWS: 14th September 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: CITY OF THE LOST: 10th May 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE LONG GAME: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: SISTERS OF BLOOD AND SPIRIT (paperback): 29th March 2016: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: SISTERS OF SALT AND IRON: 29th March 2016: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE (mass market paperback): 31st May 2016: Buy (US)
Jenny Martin: MARKED: 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Katie McGarry: WALK THE EDGE: 29th March 2016: Buy (US)
Amanda Panitch: DAMAGE DONE (paperback): 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Veronica Roth: FOUR (paperback): 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Madeleine Roux: THE WARDEN: 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Holly Schindler: SPARK: 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Amanda Sun: HEIR TO THE SKY: 26th April 2016: Buy (US)
Paul Tremblay: A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS (paperback): 10th May 2016: Buy (US)
Alison Umminger: MY FAVORITE MANSON GIRL: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Posted in Alison Umminger, Amanda Panitch, Amanda Sun, Beth Revis, Darynda Jones, Demitria Lunetta, Holly Schindler, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jenny Martin, Kady Cross, Kate Karyus Quinn, Katie McGarry, Kelley Armstrong, Lenore Appelhans, Lydia Kang, Madeleine Roux, Mindy McGinnis, Paul Tremblay, Phoebe North, R. C. Lewis, Tara Altebrando, Veronica Roth
Tagged A Head Full of Ghosts, Among the Shadows, City of the Lost, Damage Done, Four, Heir to the Sky, Marked, My Favorite Manson Girl, Sisters of Blood and Spirit, Sisters of Salt and Iron, Spark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave, The Leaving, The Long Game, The Warden, Walk the Edge
Kate Karyus Quinn
(Don’t You) Forget About Me
HarperCollins Teen (CA: 2nd June 2014; US & AU: 10th June 2014)
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For most of this novel, I had no idea what happened and how everything fit together. The flashbacks confuse. The regular pill-popping seems a device for Skylar to conveniently enter an altered state of consciousness, and thus the reader not know what occurs before Skylar passes out and wakes up in a random place.
Admittedly, this novel is horror, or at the very least there’s supernatural stuff, so my logical brain couldn’t quite comprehend. By the last third of the book, I started to get it, but it’s kind of a case of too little too late.
This may be the kind of the story that improves the more times you read it. I only read a book once, but you may vary. It has a creepy town and a “reformatory” (not quite an asylum, but close enough for me), which are definitely in its favour. But I struggled with the illusions and wishes.
P.S. I’m totally adding A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran (So Far Away)” to my playlist.