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Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Trailer For Alexandra Bracken's New Book Passenger, Debuts Friday! #Passenger

Hello Alexandra Bracken fans! Don't miss TOMORROW's huge reveal! The book trailer for her upcoming release, PASSENGER will debut at 3 pm EST! Find out more about the book, and read an excerpt here


By: Alexandra Bracken
Published by: Disney Hyperion
To Be Released on: January 5th, 2016

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods–a powerful family in the Colonies–and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them–whether she wants to or not. 

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home... forever.



AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White / Cover Reveal via Bustle! #AndIDarken

It's HERE!!!! The cover for Kiersten White's upcoming release, AND I DARKEN was released yesterday on Bustle! I don't know if I'm more excited over the fact that one of my favorite YA authors has a new book coming out, or for this cover! Wow! What a striking cover. Yes, if I knew nothing about Kiersten White, I would totally pick up this book based on the cover alone. 

Here's a quote about the book from the publisher, Random House Children's / Delacorte Press:

This sharp, thrilling crossover novel is a
mash-up of Game Of Thrones meets An Ember in the Ashes,”
and is inspired by the historical events behind the real Dracula—
Vlad the Impaler—with a dark, sensual twist:
Vlad is now Princess Lada.

SOLD! I am totally sold on this book! Now all we have to do is impatiently wait for it's release, which is June 28th, 2016. 

While we wait for June, and it's glorious warm weather, and this book to be out, head over to Bustle to read their interview with Kiersten. Per their article, here's a little bit more about the book:
And I Darken centers on Lada Dragwyla, a deposed princess who waits for her chance to escape the Ottoman court and return to claim her birthright: the throne of Wallachia. Mehmet, her ally and the Ottoman heir, has sworn his sword against his homeland. Meanwhile, Lada's younger brother, Radu, feels at home with their surrogate family. It's been called a squee-worthy "mash-up of Game Of Thrones meets An Ember in the Ashes," so you know And I Darken will be a tangled triangle of emotions and fates.
If this all sounds the eensiest bit familiar, it's because the Darken trilogy is loosely based on the story of Vlad the Impaler, the man who would later be known as Count Dracula. In And I Darken, however, Vlad Dracul has become Lada Dragwyla, and it examines the atrocities she and others are willing to commit under the name of country, passion, and religion. Trust me, heads will roll.