Posts Tagged: little brown
Book Review- The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
YA Book Review- I Hunt Killers
About the Author: Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek. When he was a kid, everyone told him that comic books were garbage and would rot his brain, but he had the last laugh. Raised on a steady diet of comics, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years, but now writes full-time because, well, wouldn’t you? The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl was his first novel.
Learn more at http://www.barrylyga.com/
YA Book Review- Revived
A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times infifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined
Content: One scene of underage drinking, brief sexual situation.
Patrick’s second (unrelated) novel, REVIVED, is about a girl who’s part of a secret government program to test a drug that brings people back from the dead. REVIVED will be available in the US May 2012, and in the UK and Australia Summer 2012.
Patrick lives near Seattle with her husband and twin 3-year-olds, and is afraid of zombies, planes, and zombies on planes.
Book Review- Belles by Jen Calonita
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Review and ARC Giveaway
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published September 27th 2011
by Little, Brown & Company
Book Source: publisher
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When one of the strangers–beautiful, haunted Akiva–fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
Last night at 3 Am when I couldn’t sleep I was up finishing the last few chapters of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. It’s been a long time since I’ve read something so truly unique. Taylor has fashioned worlds and characters the likes of which you’ve never seen. Let’s start with Karou, a blue haired teenager living in Prague and living a double life as an art student/errand runner for Brimstone- a wishmonger Chimaera. Her time is spent fetching human teeth from all over the world while on the side she’s fighting off the unwelcome sneak entrances of her ex-boyfriend, vampire actor Kaz. Not only is Karou a master with her pencil and paper, but she can handle old weapons with skill. Yet something fundamental is missing. She is lonely, empty and longs to be filled.
Akiva is a hardened warrior stolen form his mother at age 5 and raised to fight a war that is still raging between the Chimaeara and Seraphim. Across his fingers are the tally marks of the sacrifices he has made and in his heart is the brokenness of a forbidden love. When Karou and Akiva cross paths in a busy marketplace sparks and swords will fly.
A well spun fantasy with paranormal elements, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is incredibly rich in description and history. I will admit I was a bit lost for the first 95 pages with all the talk of teeth and little context to put things in to, but once I got used to the names and places it all started to fall together in one well orchestrated tale. It’s a story of holding on to hope when all else fails and believing in the possibility of a seemingly impossible future. Guaranteed this book is unlike anything you’ve ever read before! With side characters full of personality and so many multi layered elements Laini Taylor has an amazing imagination. Thanks so much to LBC for letting us be swept away into the world of Karou.
Content: moderate swearing, mention of sex with mature undertones through out the book, moderate violence. Not recommended for readers under age 16. Adult crossover title.
The Giveaway: Fire and Ice is giving away two advanced reading copies of Daughter of Smoke and Bone courtesy of Little Brown publishing. To enter to win fill out this form. Must be 16 or older and have a US mailing address.
Circle of Fire Trailer Behind the Scenes Part II
Lia and Dimitri
To view all of the COF trailer photos taken by Heather Gardner Photography visit my Smug Mug Galleries. Learn more about the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy on Michelle Zink’s website. Circle of Fire is currently number 20 on the Goodreads most popular books of August. Congrats Michelle! And be sure to check out the teaser and full length COF trailers now on You Tube.
Circle of Fire Trailer Unveil
A Very Happy Book Birthday to
Circle of Fire
Prophecy of the Sisters #3
by Michelle Zink
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 3, 2011
by Little Brown and Company
With time dwindling but her will to end the Prophecy stronger than ever, Lia sets out on a journey to find the remaining keys, locate the missing pages of the Prophecy, and convince her sister Alice to help–or risk her life trying. Lia has her beloved Dimitri by her side, but Alice has James, the man who once loved her sister–and maybe still does. James doesn’t know the truth about either sister, or the prophecy that divides them. And Alice intends to keep it that way.There are some secrets sisters aren’t meant to share. Because when they do, it destroys them. This stunning conclusion to Michelle Zink’s Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy will make saying good-bye bittersweet for readers
I have been waiting forever for this release so I can finally unveil the custom photos I took for author Michelle Zink. So without further ado…
Head on over to my site at Heather Gardner Photography for a look at all the photos taken for Circle of Fire .
Then be sure to stop by Michelle Zink’s site .
Special thanks to Michelle and her family for all of their hard work and for letting me have so much fun with some amazing models and wardrobes!
Trailer Thursday- Circle Of Fire Teaser
Michelle Zink is only three weeks away from the release of the third book in her Prophecy of The Sisters trilogy, and the reveal of the full length Circle of Fire book trailer. We’re anxiously waiting to see all the custom photos I shot in motion. But in the mean time, our Trailer Thursday is the COF teaser produced by Little Z…
Circle of Fire Teaser Trailer
A full trailer will be released August 2nd, the day before the book, the third in her Prophecy of the Sisters series hits shelves. So stay tuned! A huge thanks to Michelle and her children for all the work they put into this project, to my amazing models and to Little Brown publishing.
To celebrate the teaser trailer release I’m giving away an exclusive Michelle Zink Prophecy of the Sisters wristband and 8×12 signed trailer still photo of your choice from the four in the collage below. Simply comment on this post to enter. Giveaway ends July 5, 2011.