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Friday, October 17, 2014

UnDivided by Neal Shusterman, Book Trailer & Giveaway!

Happy Friday! I am so thrilled to feature the book trailer for Neal Shusterman's UnDivided today on the blog! Check out the book trailer & enter to win Neal's newest release!!

What did you think? Now I want to go pick up the book and find out what happens. 

About the Book:

Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.

Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.

But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.

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Cassandra Clare Answers Fan Questions about Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy

Cassandra Clare recently answered fan questions about Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy. Here is what she shared via her Tumblr page:
Entertainment Weekly updates on Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and shows the beautiful placeholder cover with an arrow for Simon. Also we can reveal our fourth co-conspirator, Robin Wasserman :)
palace-within-0ur-dreams said: Hey Cassie! When do you think the Shadowhunter Academy bind up will come out? I’m sure you don’t really know yet, but do you think it will be like the long wait we’ve had for the Bane Chronicles, or will it be a bit quicker? Thanks!
I think if my publishers heard it described as “a long wait” for the Bane Chronicles bindup they would rip out all their hair! Yes, TFSA will eventually be a printed, published book just like the Bane Chronicles (which is out November 11.)
its-mrs-t-herondale said: Hi Cassie! I love your books so much! I have a few questions though, Will Jace and Clary get married in TDA or already be married? Will Jem and Tessa appear in TDA? And, do you think you’ll make Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy into a book like you are with The Bane Chorincles? Anyway, I love you so much and hope someday you’ll come to Australia because it would be amazing to meet you!
Jem and Tessa, Jace and Clary, all appear in Shadowhunter Academy and The Dark Artifices. They are not main characters, but they are there enough for you to check in with them, find out what’s going on with them, etc. I’ll make a bigger post about this later, since up until “Will the cast from the movie return for the TV show” unexpectedly became my most asked question (answer: “I do not know!”) that was it. :)
Shadowhunter Academy will definitely be “a book.” I don’t have a publication date for it, but I would guess it would follow roughly the same timeline as the Bane Chronicles since it’s a very similar project. Expect to see Simon and of course Magnus and Alec, Jace and Clary, Izzy and Jem and Will and Tessa... 
I can't wait to read this series. Check out the titles of each book, and their release dates here

Flashback Friday: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg, Book Review

By: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Source: Purchased
Buy: IndieBound | Book Depostory | Barnes and Noble | amazon
Better off Friends

Rating: 4.5 stars - this is one really good story!

Synopsis: For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?

I adore stories that follow characters over a longer timeline, and I absolutely love the entire "can a boy and girl ever be just friends" plotline. So, it's no surprise that I loved Macallan and Levi's story.  Plus, I love seeing the very beginning of a love story, don't you?

Elizabeth gives us this and more. We have dual points-of-view and bonding over an obscure (at least in the U.S.) British TV show. You guys know how much I love BBCAmerica. I immediately related to them. And a quick aside for all of us who like to see parents present in YA stories -- this is a perfect example of how it can be done and done well. I adored how Levi's mom was written. The characters jumped off the page and I felt like they may have been friends or friends-of-friends whose story I overheard and just couldn't stop myself from eavesdropping further.

There is a sweetness to the misunderstandings and a realness to the let's-just-stay-friends, but the very best part was how, in spite of it all, they were just meant to be together. I loved how people assumed that they were together when they weren't.

Elizabeth's done it again. She's written a simply sweet, super believable romance and one that stayed in my heart well after I finished the last page. Pick it up next time you're in a bookstore or library.