Thursday, June 7, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Beloved Children’s Classics as Minimalist Posters

I saw these hyper-minimalist takes on beloved children’s classics by designer Christian Jackson and fell in love. I'm posting an example here but follow this link here to see the rest. They are amazing.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth - Review

I LOVED absolutely LOVED Divergent and couldn't get my hands on Insurgent fast enough. But not fast enough to read it before Antonia, it seems. So I'm posting her review first, although we both loved it. I'll post my review too but I'll just say that I couldn't put it down. After the catastrophic events of Divergent, Triss and Tobias find themselves on the run with friends and family. Abnegation and Dauntless have been destroyed and they must now seek amnesty with rival factions. But the hijacking of Dauntless has deeper roots than they previously anticipated and there is only so far they can trust anyone. This highly anticipated follow-up to the much loved Divergent is as powerful as it is exhilarating. I can't wait for book three.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fierce Reads tour - details

You've heard about it, I know. This great tour of amazing debut authors. Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth, Emmy Laybourne, and Marissa Meyer All at Kepler's June 8th Want to know a little about the books? Anna Banks, OF POSEIDON An action-packed novel about a teenage girl who learns she has the gift of Poseidon and can communicate with fish—and gorgeous mermen. Leigh Bardugo, SHADOW AND BONE A magical tale of a refugee girl thrust into the magical elite when she learns that she has a dormant power that may be the only thing that can destroy the Shadow Fold, a swath of darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Jennifer Bosworth, STRUCK A girl who is struck by lightning hundreds of times discovers that she holds the fate of the world in her hands. Emmy Laybourne, MONUMENT 14 A group of students are trapped together in a chain superstore and must face life, death, love and hate, while the world as they know it ends around them. Marissa Meyer, CINDER Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But after she meets Prince Kai, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle and a forbidden attraction. Can she protect her world’s future? Awesome, right? So far I've read Cinder (review posted), Struck (review to come), and Monumnet 14 (review to come too). Looking forward to of Poseidon and Shadow and Bone. CAN'T WAIT!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sh*t Book Reviewers Say

Saw this, fell about laughing, then wondered whether I could go back and edit my reviews without anyone noticing!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Slide by Jill Hathaway - Review

Oh this one looks good. And creepy. Here's Antonia's review Sylvia (Vee) Bell is cursed with a gift. She can "slide" into other people if she touches something they have touched. Passing out while she sees the world through their eyes, she is something of a social outcast - that girl with narcolepsy - you know the one. As if that wasn't bad enough she slides into the body of a murderer - and witnesses the best friend of her sister being killed. Vee is the only person who knows it isn't suicide but how can she possibly tell people how she knows? And now the killer is after other cheerleaders, including Vee's little sister, and Vee is the only one who knows crimes are being committed - it is up to her to figure out who is responsible.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fierce Reads Trailer!

As you all know we are hosting the fabulous Fierce Reads tour on Friday June 8th and here is the first glimpse of their trailer. Fierce Reads includes Struck by Jennifer Bosworth, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo And Cinder by Marissa Meyer (although she won't be at every stop of the tour). Each page more fierce than the last! Download the song at and where you can read chapter excerpts, and more! The song is: Turning the Page by Jessica Drake What do you think?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour - Review

It's senior year and everyone is making plans about where to go to college and what to study. But Colby and Bev have always agreed that they would go on the road with Bev's band and then explore Europe. They've been saving and planning for years. But just as they leave San Francisco in a van named Melinda, Bev tells her friends that she has changed her mind - she is forsaking Colby and Europe for art school. Which leave Colby where exactly? He has to come to terms with why Bev hadn't told him long ago and what to do now. The Disenchantments is an unexpected delight, full of music and small towns, art and the meaning of friendship, about love and whether it can last, about accepting who you are and finding what is right.