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September 16th 2014 2 notes
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literarycarrie:

Had such a fun time at the wedding last weekend! It was wonderful to see Laura and Marco get married and also spend time with friends from home. John and I even went on a hike the next day with a couple of our other friends and ran into people that I haven’t seen since middle school.
 
In…


September 16th 2014
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Book Talk: Recommend Your Favorites!

Book Talk: Recommend Your YA Historicals Favorites To Me!

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Hey all! So, I’ve been more and more interested in historical fiction lately — particularly YA historical fiction (extra points if it’s creepy and/or dark).

For example, I really enjoyed REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donelly (even if I disliked the main character). It was so intriguing and I’ve always been fascinated by French history. Of course, I was in love with IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat…

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September 15th 2014 198 notes
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summerscourtney:

summerscourtney
http://courtneysummers.ca/novels/all-the-rage/
cover to be revealed September 16th at MTV.com

I LOVE COURTNEY SUMMERS!! I LOVED THIS IS NOT A TEST. I CANNOT WAIT. 



September 15th 2014 644,114 notes
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fuck-kirk:

sunsdown:

THIS IS SO CUTE OH MY GOSH IT’S SO HAPPY AND THERE ARE SO MANY BALLS TO CHOOSE FROM AND THEN IN THE END IT’S JUST SO OVERWHELMED WITH HAPPINESS IT HAS TO LEAVE

i dont have to say it we’re all thinking the same thing

This will cheer up ANYONE’S day! So cute. So frekain’ cute. OMG.

(Source: puppygifs, via vellichord)



September 15th 2014
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Wrap-Up: New Deals, Books, & Posts

Wrap-Up: New Deals, Books, & Posts #writertip #pubtip

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Back by popular demand! My weekly round-up post that includes the latest book deal news from Publisher’s Marketplace. I was so, so surprised by how many people approached me telling me they missed these posts. They take a lot of effort to put together, so I stopped. But since you lovelies keep asking for it back, I’ll be doing it on Monday from now on.

dividerLast Week Posts:

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September 14th 2014
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Cover Reveal: CLAIMING ATARIS

Cover Reveal: Claiming Ataris by @rubewrites #IReadYa

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Seventeen year old Quincy learns she is the heir to a royal kingdom. To claim her place in the Thalassic, she must allow the ocean to claim her, as a mermaid.

Thalassa means of the sea. Every single important moment in Quincy’s life has to do with water. She sits now at the bottom of the pool at her new school, drowning. Feeling like someone was holding her there. She was about to die in the…

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September 14th 2014 5,860 notes
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epicreads:

paperlanternlit:

This is beautiful cover art

~Intern Tori~

SO COOL.

(Source: neitherheavenorhell, via mostlyyabookobsessed)



September 14th 2014
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The Book Blogger Test Tag

The Book Blogger Test Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Ashley over at Words We Heart for the Book Blogger Test tag – thank you so much! :) Questions and answers are below (plus, Kim might be joining me for this later on as well! Yay!).

What are your top three book pet hates?

1. Too many typos in books – it just takes away from the story and makes the experience so much less enjoyable.

2. When the book is paced ridiculously…

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September 13th 2014 1,498 notes
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Mads Mikkelsen for Flaunt Magazine

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September 12th 2014 12,135 notes
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"Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. You pass him nothing but soft paper. No pencils or pens. No staples or paperclips in his paper. Use the sliding food carrier, no exceptions. If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it."

"And you are to tell him nothing personal, Starling. Believe me you don’t want Hannibal Lecter inside your head."

(Source: charlesdances, via lecterings)



September 12th 2014
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Query Critique: PAWN OF THE GODS

Query Critique: PAWN OF THE GODS (example of a well structured, engaging query) #querytip

If you’ve checked out the Query Critique page you’ll see that it’s currently closed because I’m so behind. I was going through some, and came across this gem. I told the author that I thought it was great, and asked if I could share it to show an example of a well structured, interesting query. She agreed.

Dear Agent,

Soledad Mendoza is destined to stop an ancient evil, according to the winged…

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September 10th 2014
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What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday: Montreal, Elizabeth Bathory, Dark Fantasy WIP & More

What’s Up Wednesday is hosted by Jaime Morrow Erin L Funk.

What I’m Reading:

I’m reading four things right now. My fabulous CP’s contemporary YA manuscript, which is adorable.

Also reading The Infamous Lady: The Truth Story of Countness Erzsebet Bathory by Kimbelry Craft (I’ve read this before, but I”m re-reading it now), The Countess: A Novel of Elizabeth Bathory by Rebecca Johns, and The…

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September 09th 2014
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Query Critique: THE RAVEN

Query Critique: THE RAVEN

Query Critiques:

Before I really understood the purpose of a query letter or how to write one, I hated query letters. Most authors hate them. But after I started to research them, write them, learn what works and what doesn’t, I fell in love with query letters. I know, crazy, isn’t it? But there’s something really remarkable — to me — about being able to entice someone to read a 80K word book…

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September 09th 2014 2 notes
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Homebody »

literarycarrie:

This was a shorter week than normal, but it felt even more so because my work week was squished in between CT visits. I went home for Labor Day and then circled around and traveled back this past weekend for a family party. I do feel like I got a lot done in that short period of time, though,…


September 09th 2014
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Guest Review: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Guest Review: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (reviewed by @TimonSkees!)

Kim: We have a guest reviewer today here on YA Asylum, Timon! He reviewed for us previously. He’s our resident horror buff. Take it away, Timon. 

The Real Housewives of Scooby-doo

My first review here at YA Asylum was my own personal Halloween. I was Michael Meyers, relentlessly pursuing The Merciless as I was—ahem—merciless in dismembering that book. Today, we’re stalking Kami Garcia’s Unbreakab…

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