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Waiting On Wednesday: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

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By Marissa Meyer

The enchantment continues…

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.

The short stories included are:

The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.

Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….

The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.

Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.

The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.

After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.

The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess

The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.

Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century.

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 2, 2016.

Share in the comments below which books you’re most excited to read next or awaiting to arrive in bookstores. What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

 

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Book Haul: Winter Releases 2015

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Snow has finally arrived in my part of the neighbourhood! While it would have been wonderful to have snow on Christmas day, it’s better late than never. Living in Canada, I, as well as other Canadians, love their seasons and I was starting to miss the snow. Winter isn’t really winter without a little white on the ground. Now is the best time to curl up on the couch, sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows alongside a good book. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Winter by Marissa Meyer

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

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Winter
(The Lunar Chronicles #4)
By Marissa Meyer

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publication Date: November 10, 2015.

Share in the comments below which books you’re most excited to read next or awaiting to arrive in bookstores. What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

Birthday Girl & her Birthday Book Haul

 

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It’s my party and I’ll…buy books if I want to! That’s right—it’s my birthday!

As I get older, I’m a lot more into low key celebrating, but I still have my own fun. Of course, as a blogger, I figured I’d document what I did and share it with you. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

Fairest-book-coverFairest
(the Lunar Chronicles: Levana’s Story, Book 0.1)
By Marissa Meyer

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

Share in the comments below which books you’re most excited to read next or awaiting to arrive in bookstores. What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

Contest & Event: Bringing YA to You

YA2UlogoHave you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy–and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter to win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)–and the book contest is open internationally!

AUTHORS INVOLVED:

Marie Lu, the New York Times best-selling author of Legend and the upcoming Prodigy
Marissa Meyer, the New York Times best-selling author of Cinder and the upcoming Scarlet
Beth Revis, the New York Times best-selling author of Across the UniverseA Million Suns, and the upcoming Shades of Earth
Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch and the highly-anticipated upcoming The Archived
Megan Shepherd, author of the debut novel The Madman’s Daughter

AND YOU COULD WIN…

ALL 10 BOOKS & SIGNED!

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And if you mention that you learned about YA2U from me, we both get extra entries in the contest!

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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder-coverForget the ashes.

Forget the ugly and evil (well, at least one of them is) stepsisters.

There’s no fairy godmother either in this new twist to the classic fairytale Cinderella.

There’s a new fad in town: Science Fiction. Young adult novels seem to be taking form in dystopian stories like The Hunger Games series or Divergent. But, reading Cinder is a breath of fresh air. The story doesn’t take place in a ruined world, but one that has developed technologies and has relationships with other planets (and even the Moon!)

Take a look at Cinder’s gorgeous cover. It’s definitely art candy, but its insides are worth devouring too. The first chapter was a little slow moving for me, but once I got going, I got addicted. The story follows the story of Cinder, a young mechanic, who is our sci-fi Cinderella. She has a secret she doesn’t want most people knowing. She’s a cyborg. Cyborgs are treated as low class citizens in futuristic Beijing. Yet, Cinder has an even bigger secret that she didn’t even know she had. Continue reading