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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shadowhunters TV Series Exclusive: Episode 6: Of Men and Angels, Set Picture #shadowhunters

Who's ready for next week's episode of Shadowhunters? Thank you to Shadowhunters, we've got an exclusive sneak peak from the set of Episode 6, airing on Tuesday, February 16th, at 9/8 CST on Freeform. Check out this set picture of Izzy and Alec!

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We adore these two! I love Izzy's boots! We're looking forward to finding out what happens next with our favorite Shadowhunters. Check out the promo for next week's episode below.

Don't miss the latest Shadowhunters news, promos and more on YouTubeTwitterFacebook and Tune in to Freeform on Tuesday, at 9 pm / 8 pm CST, to watch the next installment of Shadowhunters. Don't forget, you can watch the latest episodes of Shadowhunters, using the Freeform App!

GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard / Blog Tour: Book Review / Giveaway

Hello and welcome to today's stop for the GLASS SWORD blog tour! Along with my review, I've also got an amazing giveaway (at the end of the post), you won't want to miss!


By: Victoria Aveyard
Published by: Harper Teen
Released on: 2/9/2016
Series: Red Queen #2
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Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
Rating: 4.5 stars - I Really Enjoyed It
*I received an arc from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

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?

A riveting sequel! Glass Sword is a fantastic, heart pounding sequel with plenty of action, heartbreak and betrayal. Picking up right where Red Queen left off, Glass Sword thrust readers right back into the heart of the action, and the shock of betrayal both Mare and Cal share. With it's slower pace storyline, which is perfect for this book, Aveyard makes it incredibly easy to connect with the characters, and feel the range of the emotions they do. This book doesn't lack suspense, danger, and the constantly wondering of who's side certain characters are on. I loved the not knowing, though once motives are revealed, everything makes sense. 

I really liked the character journey Mare goes on. She's strong, ruthless, but not without compassion. The recent events and all that's going on in this book have changed her. She's broken, and yet more determined than ever to stop the King, Maven. His betrayal is still hard to swallow. Thankfully for Mare, she's got her brother, Cal, and her close friends to help her in her mission to save those just like her. Together, they can pose a united front and take down the King, though it won't be easy. In the end, it will Mare who will have to stand alone in a sense, in this fight against the King. I admire her willingness to be self sacrificing and save those she loves. 

This sequel was awesome. It contains the character journey I had excepted it would, though not to the gut wrenching degree I got. Victoria Aveyard, what have you done to me!?! This book is one heck of an emotional roller coaster, and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished the book. There are so many new challenges that the characters face, shocking plot twists, new characters, and plenty of heart pounding moments that either broke my heart or had me swooning. This book is a package of raw emotion, and what Aveyard does with Mare's story is awesome! There's so much more to her journey that I first thought there would be. I love the friendships, and romance in this story. With all that's happening, it brings light and hope to an otherwise darkened world. 

Can we just talk about the betrayals for a moment. I love that it was really hard to figure out who could be trusted. When it came down to it, no really could. That is part of what made this story so addicting. I had to know who was playing who, and what was really going on. Mare's brother's advice was right, "Trust no one." Speaking of characters, I have to hand it to Maven. I have completely underestimated his character. His character is something else entirely. His quest to break Mare, and his brother is one that is definitely part of the danger , and suspense of this book. I'm just not sure if what he's doing is out of spite, passion or vengeance. Maybe it's all three. 

What an amazing sequel! There's no shortage of awesome in this book! It's everything I had hoped it would be. Thank you Aveyard for breaking my heart, and leaving me to wait another year to find out what's going to happen next! I need the next book! This sequel is definitely worth picking up! 


Victoria Aveyard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen. Victoria was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She has sold several television pilots and feature­ length screenplays. You can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.comor on Twitterat @VictoriaAveyard


One winner will get a RED QUEEN Prize pack from HarperTeen, which includes: ­

1 Physical Copy of CRUEL CROWN (0.1 & 0.2 Red Queen)
­ 1 Red Queen foam sword that reads “Kneel or Bleed”
­ 1 Scarlet Guard scarf

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February 2nd Once Upon A Twilight
February 3rd Fiktshun
February 4th Fictitious Delicious
February 5th Good Choice Reading

February 8th Novel Novice
February 9th The YA Bookworm Blog
February 10th Mundie Moms
February 11th Glass of Wine
February 12th Me, My Shelf and I

FOXHEART by Claire LeGrand / Cover Reveal

Welcome to today's cover reveal for Claire Legrand upcoming middle grade release, FOXHEART. I am so thrilled to help reveal the cover for this book. It is a stunner! Once you see it, I think you'll agree with us. 

Check out the cover below!

What an fabulous cover! Fans of Legrand's will be happy to know that FOXHEART'S main character is someone they already know. To find out more about who she is, check out my interview with Claire below. First, check out this exclusive first look of the inside artwork of FOXHEART. 

I can't wait for this book to be out! I love artwork in middle grade books. 


Hi Claire! I love the cover for Foxheart! What was your first impression when you saw the cover?

COMPLETE AND ALL-CONSUMING LOVE. I know, all caps, it's like I'm screaming at you, but seriously--from the very first mock-up, the Greenwillow team's vision for this cover--and illustrator Jaime Zollars's talent--blew me away. There are so many important details in this cover! And I love how the design makes it feel like you're peering out of a dark, dreary world into a world bright with magic and possibilities. Very fitting for Quicksilver's story. (Also, isn't Quicksilver's hair rad? I wants it.)

I love the title of this book! How did you go about coming up with the title Foxheart?

The original title was Quicksilver, but given that Marvel comics movie adaptations aren't going anywhere anytime soon, we needed to change the title so people wouldn't confuse it with the superhero of the same name. We threw around a few ideas, but Foxheart stuck. Quicksilver has a dog named Fox, who is also her best friend. And Quicksilver herself--a thief and a pretty good liar, too--is clever and swift, just like a fox. So the title worked well for a lot of reasons.

Quicksilver is a character fans of your short story "Quicksilver and the Stranger" from The Cabinet of Curiosities will recognize. What was it about this spunky character that made you want to give her her own book? 

I had no idea what I was going to do when I sat down to write the Cabinet story that month. Our theme was "tricks", so I thought, "Okay, tricks...maybe I'll write about a thief who plays tricks on people," and that was that. But I had no idea how deeply I would fall in love with my little thief. One moment in the story particularly struck me: Quicksilver doesn't feel remorse when she steals things--except for when she stole a statue of Saint Agatha from the convent where she was raised. The story says, "She had run away from the silent, stern Sisters as soon as she was strong enough, but one thing the Sisters had taught her was the beauty of prayer and faith, and she had never forgotten it." So here's this pretty ruthless, rebellious thief who treasures a statue of a saint. She stole it because she loves beauty and the idea of faith, of belief, and wanted a talisman to remind her of those things. That character trait of hers just came out of nowhere and fascinated me. I thought, "Who is this fierce, strange little bean?!" I had to know more about her. And I'm so glad my editor wanted to know more, too!

What is something you have come to admire about Quicksilver?

What don't I admire about her? She's resilient and witty. She's stubborn and rash and a liar. Sometimes she's a little bit heartless--and other times she feels and loves so deeply that she makes me cry. She's incredibly brave--not because she's fearless (although she'd never admit she's ever frightened of anything, ever) but because she keeps going even when every instinct screams at her to run away and give up. 

What are three things fans can expect to find in Foxheart

Witches (obviously). People with awesomely colored hair (#hairenvy). Bloodthirsty unicorns (YES).

Aside from Quicksilver, which character did you enjoy getting to know? Who surprised you in this story?

I typed like three different answers to this question, all full of spoilers. Eep! I'll just say that I loved getting to know Quicksilver's older self. She's like Quicksilver, and yet so different. Exploring different aspects of Quicksilver's personality by getting to know an older version of her was constantly surprising--not to mention wicked fun.

Can fans expect more middle grade books from you in the near future? 

Absolutely! Nothing I can talk about yet, but I deeply love middle grade and never plan to stop writing it. :)


By: Claire Legrand
Illustrated by: Jaime Zollars
Published by: Greenwillow Books
To Be Released on: October 4th, 2016
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Find out more about the book here 

Hundreds of years ago, the Wolf King united the seven kingdoms of the Star Lands and began his Hunt, endeavoring to kill all the witches in the land. With seven enchanted wolves by his side, he has nearly eradicated witchcraft from the Star Lands, and the people worship him as a kind savior.

But when a man matching the Wolf King’s description attacks the convent where twelve-year-old Quicksilver has been raised, she quickly realizes the king is not who they thought he was. 

Now running for her life, Quicksilver finds herself face to face with an older version of herself named Anastazia. Together with a young thief-in-training named Sly Boots and her dog, Fox, Quicksilver hurtles back through time in an attempt to dethrone the Wolf King before his Hunt is complete. 

Full of magic, adventure, and an original and compelling cast of characters, FOXHEART is a fast-paced fantasy reminiscent of HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE.

Cassandra Clare To Attend BookCon 2016 #BookCon2016

Yesterday BookCon announced that Cassandra Clare was going to be attending this year's festivities in Chicago! Cassandra Clare is part of a stellar line up of guests who will also be in attendance, like The Property Brothers, authors Meg Cabot, Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, Marissa Meyer, Susan Dennard, Sabaa Tahir, Melissa de la Cruz, Sarah J. Maas, and others. Check out the full list here

BookCon will be on Saturday May 14th, 2016, at the end of BEA. BookCon goers will need to purchase tickets to this event. This includes those attending BEA. Though BookCon happens at the end of BEA, this is separate event than BEA. Find out more about BookCon here.