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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer; Blog Tour: Enter To WIN!

Hello and welcome to today's, The Cemetery Boys blog tour stop. I'm thrilled to spot light Heather's newest release on my blog, which is OUT TODAY!! Here's a little bit about her book:


Published by: Harper Teen
Released on: March 31st, 2015
Purchase it From: Harper TeenAmazon | B&N
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When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly the kind of people Stephen’s dad wants him hanging out with–but they’re a breath of fresh air in this backward town. The only problem is, Cara and Devon don’t always get along, and as Stephen forms a friendship with the charismatic Devon and something more with the troubled Cara, he starts to feel like he’s getting caught in the middle of a conflict he doesn’t fully understand. And as Devon’s group of friends, who hang out in a cemetery they call The Playground, get up to increasingly reckless activities to pass the summer days, Stephen worries he may be in over his head.

Stephen’s fears prove well-founded when he learns of Spencer’s dark past. It seems the poor factory town has a history of “bad times,” and many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them. Maybe even enough to kill for them.

Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.

Want to read more? You can read an snippet here. I think this a book Heather's minions are going to love. If you're wondering why I'm calling her fans minions, you'll need to follow Heather on Twitter. Today I've got a copy of The Cemetery Boys to giveaway! This means if you've already pre-ordered or picked up your own copy today, and you win today's giveaway, then you can give a copy to a friend. Book gifts make the best gifts. You can enter to win by filling out the form below:

To enter to win a copy of The Cemetery Boys, just fill out the form below. 


Heather Brewer grew up on a diet of Twilight Zone and books by Stephen King. She chased them down with every drop of horror she could find—in books, movie theaters, on television. The most delicious parts of her banquet, however, she found lurking in the shadowed corners of her dark imagination. When she’s not writing books, she’s skittering down your wall and lurking underneath your bed. Heather doesn’t believe in happy endings . . . unless they involve blood. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two children.

Find Heather: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Cassandra Clare Shares A Snippet from the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

As promised yesterday, Cassandra Clare treated fans to a snippet from the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

Snippet: james herondale

James could not bear to thing how Mother would feel, if she thought she had hurt him in any way. If he could get through the Academy, if he could make her believe there was no real difference to him, that would spare her pain.

He wanted to go home. He did not want to face anybody at the academy. He was a coward. But he was not enough of a coward that he would run away from his own suffering, and let his mother suffer for him.

You are not a coward at all, said Uncle Jem. I remember a time, when I was still James Carstairs, when your mother learned-as she thought then- that she could not have children. She was so hurt by that. She thought herself so changed, from all she had thought she was. I told her the right man would not care, and of course your father, the best of men, the only one fit for her, did not. I did not tell her... I was a boy and did not know how to tell her, how her courage is bearing uncertainty of her very self touched me. She doubted herself, but I could never doubt her. I could never doubt you now. I see the same courage in you now, as I saw in her then. 

James wept, scrubbing his face against Uncle Jem's robes as if he was littler than Lucie. He knew Mother was brave, but surely courage did not feel like this: he had thought it would be something fine, not a feeling that could tear you in pieces.

If you saw humanity as I can see it, Uncle Jem said, a whisper in his mind, a lifeline. There is very little brightness and warmth in the world for me. I am very distant from you all. There are only four points of warmth and brightness, in the whole world, which burn fiercely enough for me to feel something like the person I was. Your mother, your father, Lucie and you. You love, and tremble, and burn. Do not let any of them tell you who you are.

Okay that is a heart breaker. I love that this snippet features Jem and James. I'm looking forward to reading more of this scene, and getting to see their relationship. I for one know Sophie will love reading more about her Jem. *coughs*

TMI TV News: The Official Press Release About The Series

Yesterday we learned that ABC Family is will be the network to air the Shadowhunters Series. While I featured the news from Cassandra Clare, and The Hollywood Reporter here, I wanted to share ABC's official press release. Here is the official press release on the exciting news,

Series Is Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series 
The Mortal Instruments by Author Cassandra Clare
Burbank, CA (March 30, 2015) – ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga-to-series, “Shadowhunters,” from The Mortal Instruments franchise, announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. The series will go into production this May in Toronto.
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
“’Shadowhunters’ is a big epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Hunger Games,’ and ‘Twilight’ franchises,” said Ascheim. “A New York Times bestseller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, ‘Shadowhunters’ is the perfect story to share with our audience.”
Burke continued, “Clary is a strong, dynamic and captivating character that our audience will immediately identify with. They will want her to succeed and will root for her on her journey to become who she was always meant to be. The series has a passionate fan base and an expansive universe that can sustain multiple seasons to come.”
“I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the Shadowhunters to life. As a huge fan of long-form television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters,” added book author, Cassandra Clare.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film, and Ed Decter serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Fans may also enjoy reading articles from the following news/media outlets who also shared in the Shadowhunters TV series news; EW, MTV News, Deadline, as well as The Hollywood Reporter, who's article I shared yesterday here on the blog.

Shortly after the news broke, official media sites for ShadowhuntersTV were up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I've linked their accounts below. 

Twitter: @ShadowhuntersTV
Facebook: Shadowhunters
Instagram: ShadowhuntersTV
Be sure to follow these accounts to stay up with the latest news and more about the TV series!

Ten Books I've Recently Added To My TBR List; Top Ten Tuesday #26

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

Hello & welcome to this week's Top Ten Tuesday. Today's topic is, Ten Books I've Recently Added To My TBR List. Last week's topic was, Ten Books from My Childhood/Teen Years I'd Like To Revisit.  

The following are ten of my most recently added books to my To Be Read List on Goodreads. While many of these are YA books, there are is a mix of MG, NA and A books in here. 

  1. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott, TBR on 8/18/15 from Little Brown
  2. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, TBR on 9/1/15 from HMH Books
  3. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman, TBR on 8/25/15 from Harlequin Teen
  4. Soundless by Richelle Mead, TBR on 11/17/15, Razorbill
  5. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows, TBR on 3/2016 from Katherine Tegen Books
  6. All Played Out by Cara Carmack, TBR on 5/12/15 from William Morrow Books
  7. Seaborne: The Lost Prince by Matt Myklusch, TBR on 5/26/15 from Egmont
  8. Pull by Anne Riley, TBR on 12/8/15 from Spencer Hill Press
  9. Mechanica by Besty Cornwell, TBR on 8/4/15 from Clairon Books
  10. Fire In You by J. Lynn, expected release date in 2016
There are so many great books coming out this year and next year. Which ten books have you recently added books to your TBR list?

Out Today!

Happy Book Birthday to the following YA books, which hit book store shelves today!

  1. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, 3/31/15, Bloomsbury
  2. Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein, 3/31/15, Disney Hyperion 
  3. The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer, 3/30/15, Harper Teen
  4. Solitaire by Alice Osman, 3/30/15, Harper Teen
  5. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige, 3/30/15, Harper Teen 
  6. King by Ellen Oh, 3/30/15, Harper Teen
  7. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige, 3/31/15, Harper Teen
  8. Ether World by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam, 3/31/15, Katherine Tegen Books
  9. What's In The Woods by Kieran Scott, 3/31/15, Point
  10. Gods of Chaos by Jen McConnel, 3/31/15, Month9Books
Which books are you looking forward to picking up today?

Monday, March 30, 2015

TMI TV Series News: 'Mortal Instruments' Drama 'Shadowhunters' Goes Straight to Series at ABC Family!

(Image via @ShadowhuntersTV)

It is official! Cassandra Clare just shared the news from The Hollywood Reporter, that the TMI TV series is going straight to ABC Family! You can check out her video of the announcement via ShadowhuntersTV here.  

Cassandra Clare also took to Tumblr to share the news via The Hollywood Reporter. Here's what Cassandra Clare had to say:

Read the rest here! All the info there is about the Shadowhunters TV series right now, for those interested.

This is exciting news! Here's what The Hollywood Reporter reported:

ABC Family is getting into The Mortal Instruments business.
The youth-skewing cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for Shadowhunters, a drama based on author Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments book series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Constantin Film will produce, and Ed Decter (Helix, Unforgettable, The Client List) is on board to serve as showrunner and executive producer. The drama is being eyed as a 13 episode drama with a premiere date not yet determined; casting is expected to be announced at a later date. Production will begin in May in Toronto.
The news comes months after Constantin announced that Clare's franchise will relaunch as a high-end drama series. Shadowhunters becomes the latest adaptation of the franchise.
“Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises,” ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said. “A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience."
For ABC Family, Shadowhunters comes as the Disney-owned cable network is plotting a rebranding to target older viewers and families alike. It joins a scripted drama roster that also includes Chasing Life, The Fosters, Pretty Little Liars as well as upcoming entries Stitchers and Recovery Road.
This is exciting! Not only do we finally have some official news, we know more about the series, such as it is being eyed as a 13 episode drama and filming is set to start in a couple months. Head over to HERE to read the entire article. Be sure to follow ShadowhuntersTV on Twitter to stay up with all the latest series news. This is the official series Twitter handler. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Recent Book News

Happy Weekend! Here are some of this week's news I found around the YA world aka various social media sites. 

Online Chats (happening on Monday 3/30/15)

YA fans, don't miss Monday's author chat happening on Goodreads with authors, Sophie Jordan and Colleen Houck! Head over to here to join the chat!

For all you Jamie, I mean Outlander fans, don't miss Monday afternoon's chat with Sam Heughan! This is happening on Outlander's Facebook page. Get all the details here

Book Tour

Check out who's hitting the road for EPIC READS's Spring Book Tour!! I'm so thrilled to announce that I'll be moderating the tour stop in Austin, TX at Book People. I'm looking forward to seeing y'all there. If you can't make the event, Book People ships world wide! Get more info about the tour stops via Epic Reads

Bookish News

I'm so excited about this news! Check out what Leigh Bardugo tweeted to her fans about Six of Crows:

Looks like will be arriving a week earlier than expected. Mark 9/29 on your calendars, Grisha peoples!

 Pre-Order Promos

Bloomsbury book fans, check out this exciting Spring promo! Don't miss out on how you can get some fabulous Boldly Bookish swag, and find out more about their upcoming Boldly Bookish Book Tour, HERE

Have you pre-ordered your copy of Miranda Kenneally's JESSE'S GIRL? 
If so, check out you can receive and be entered to win HERE. If not, you've still got time! Get all the details about the pre-order promo here

Can't make it to one of Sarah J. Maas's upcoming signings? Good Choice Reading has you covered! They've teamed up with their local book store to get signed copies to Sarah's fans. Pre-order your signed copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and any of Sarah's other books and find out more HERE.


If you can't make it to YALLWEST, which is happening the second weekend in April out in California, you can  get to win some awesome books from authors attending this year's event. Get all the details about the giveaway and find out how you can enter to win here

Did y'all know there is a YASH (YA Scavenger Hunt) going on? Yeah, I didn't either. Head over here to check out the fun, and join the hunt. I hear there are giveaways happening with this. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cassandra Clare Discusses The Mortal Instruments Series With Constantin Films & The Network

TMI TV series discussions are under way in LA. Oh to be a fly on the wall during this meeting. Martin Moszkowicz (from Constantin Films) tweeted this picture earlier today. Cassandra Clare posted it on her Tumblr. She said,"Me visiting the Shadowhunters writing room in Los Angeles. You can see the back of the show runner Ed Dexter’s head.

I'm thrilled to see Cassie here with the film studio and network discussing the Shadowhunters Series. Seeing Cassandra Clare talking about the series, gives me a lot of hope that things will be improve given the rumors that have been circulating. Last night Cassandra took to Twitter to discuss rumors and answer questions about the series, which I shared here. Hopefully we'll hear about the cast soon.

TMI TV Series News: Cassandra Clare Confirms Many of the Rumors UNTRUE!

Cassandra Clare is in LA meeting with the writers for the Shadowhunters TV show and the network! I couldn't be happier about this news. I hope that means that now she'll have some sort of involvement with the series. Cassandra took to Twitter last night and confirmed that many of the TMI TV series floating around were untrue, including the one about Simon's girlfriend, Natalie. Here's what she said:

I can say that the scripts etc that have been floating around are not real, there's no Natalie either. :)

That is the best news ever that there is no Natalie! Cassandra Clare went on to answer fan questions about the TV series. She also confirmed news related to the TMI TV series, and addressed why there were so many rumors. Here's a series of tweets she shared last night.

I met with the writers for the Shadowhunters show, and the network.

I have more meetings tomorrow and right now I can't say too much, but everything went well.

Soon I'll be able to tell you when they start filming, and when they will start airing.

I can say that the scripts etc that have been floating around are not real, there's no Natalie either. :)

The show is not yet cast. They are having auditions now.

I watched a few. :)

: " are you pleased with the people auditioning?” I don't know who will be picked, but there's some great people!

: " any word on if they will start the show on book one or after the movie?” It starts from the beginning.

: " do you think it will be transmitted worldwide?” I'll try to find out what countries.

I haven't read a final script. (I mean, as much as final scripts even exist.)

Oh, and there will definite be Magnus and Alec romance. That was a promise. :)

: do you think it will take long until we know more about the script, cast, etc ?” Not long.

: " what about clary and simon's friendship?? Im so worried about that :(” It seems included.

: " any plans for TID to be included in the shadowhunters tv show? Or just TMI at this point?” I think that would be separate?

: ' anything to say about that Natalie girl?”
: " The age stuff, is it true? Are the characters going to be older? xx” Yes.

: " Can you tell us something you really would like to see in the series (and not be changed or cut out)?.” Jace's humor.

: "why dont authors have a say on what happens to the show/movie even if it's their story???” 

And just to say — please don't be mad at anyone who responded to/read the pilot script(s) floating around the internet.

Lots of things called "Shadowhunters Pilot Script" were out there, and downloadable. They still are.

There is no way for anyone to know what exactly is final, and I would also have assumed that the script being used for casting was the rea

thing, and indeed, it was probably just an early draft. So be nice to each other! You all want the same thing: a good show.

Now admire hot Jem cover model and be at peace.

Thank you Cassie for sharing this news and clearing the air. It's nice to know that the  Shadowhunter TV scripts etc that have been floating around are not real. It's no wonder why the rumors went crazy. This is why I don't post about everything little thing I hear. I don't feel bad for posting about the news I did share. Some of what I shared was confirmed, and the other few things I shared were quoted from reliable sources, or a source who had seen the script. I impinge it's hard knowing whether the script that people read was real or not. I'm happy knowing there isn't a real script yet. I'm looking forward to hearing more Shadowhunter TV series news from Cassie soon.