24
Jun

Congratulations Stacey Kade! 


Christian Trimmer at Simon & Schuster has bought world English rights to After Life, a contemporary novel by Stacey Kade, in a preempt. It’s the story of the teenage son of a mega-church pastor who survives a car accident that kills his twin, and the mysterious girl who turns out to be only one of his brother’s secrets. Publication is scheduled for spring 2016; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media was the agent. 

 

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Jun
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To enter, simply pre-order JUST LIKE THE MOVIES in any format, from Amazon, Barnes and Noble,IndieBound, or anywhere else books are sold. Email your proof of purchase tojustlikethemovies2014@gmail.com and you’ll receive:
A JUST LIKE THE MOVIES pendent or keychain
One entry into the weekly beauty haul drawing
One entry into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire

More details can be found here and you can check out the JUST LIKE THE MOVIES TRAILER here. It’s a fun read that’s perfect for summer

To enter, simply pre-order JUST LIKE THE MOVIES in any format, from AmazonBarnes and Noble,IndieBound, or anywhere else books are sold. Email your proof of purchase tojustlikethemovies2014@gmail.com and you’ll receive:

  • A JUST LIKE THE MOVIES pendent or keychain
  • One entry into the weekly beauty haul drawing
  • One entry into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire
More details can be found here and you can check out the JUST LIKE THE MOVIES TRAILER here. It’s a fun read that’s perfect for summer
22
May
socially-awkward-bookworm:

Book Info
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
More about the book: GoodReads | WorldCat | Amazon
Author Info: Website |  Facebook
Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Cleo Berry has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Flipping through Famous American Women: Vignettes from the Past and Present hasn’t been offering much inspiration. When the Spanish flu pandemic finally arrives in Portland, Oregon, thoughts of the future don’t seem very important as the body count rises by the day. In an attempt to slow the spread of the illness, her boarding school is quarantined and anyone who leaves will not be allowed back on the premises. But when Cleo sees a Red Cross ad begging for volunteers, she can’t ignore it. In the days after her headstrong decision, Cleo risks her life for strangers, wondering when her luck will finally run out.
Thoughts
A Death-Struck Year is the second book I’ve read recently about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic (In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters was another awesome title with a paranormal twist). This topic is so fascinating and terrifying. The speed at which the flu ripped through cities and the number of deaths within days of it arriving are difficult to fathom. Lucier’s story does a great job of capturing the confusion and fear of the time as well as the emotional toll.
I throughly enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down until I found out what was going to happen. The historical aspects were woven in seamlessly. The romance is lovely, but far from the center of the story. And for those in search of stories that pass the Bechdel test, this one passes it many times over. This story is full of characters with aspirations and rich back stories that make the events they face even more tragic and inspiring.
Awkward Bookworm Rating: ★★★★

socially-awkward-bookworm:

Book Info

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Cleo Berry has no idea what she wants to do with her life. Flipping through Famous American Women: Vignettes from the Past and Present hasn’t been offering much inspiration. When the Spanish flu pandemic finally arrives in Portland, Oregon, thoughts of the future don’t seem very important as the body count rises by the day. In an attempt to slow the spread of the illness, her boarding school is quarantined and anyone who leaves will not be allowed back on the premises. But when Cleo sees a Red Cross ad begging for volunteers, she can’t ignore it. In the days after her headstrong decision, Cleo risks her life for strangers, wondering when her luck will finally run out.

Thoughts

A Death-Struck Year is the second book I’ve read recently about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic (In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters was another awesome title with a paranormal twist). This topic is so fascinating and terrifying. The speed at which the flu ripped through cities and the number of deaths within days of it arriving are difficult to fathom. Lucier’s story does a great job of capturing the confusion and fear of the time as well as the emotional toll.

I throughly enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put it down until I found out what was going to happen. The historical aspects were woven in seamlessly. The romance is lovely, but far from the center of the story. And for those in search of stories that pass the Bechdel test, this one passes it many times over. This story is full of characters with aspirations and rich back stories that make the events they face even more tragic and inspiring.

Awkward Bookworm Rating: ★★★★

6
May
Please write a fourth book for the G&G! It was absolutely amazing!
— Anonymous

staceykade:

Hey, thank you so much! :) I’m so glad you enjoyed the books. I loved writing them.

Sadly, a fourth book just isn’t a possibility. I wrote a little more about why here.

But truly, nothing makes me happier than to hear that people would like to have another one! I loved writing Will and Alona. I had a blast writing a new scene with the two of them for a giveaway earlier this year. I would love to revisit them again someday.

Thank you for reading the G&G books and wanting more. That means a lot to me! :)

(P.S. I hope you’ll give my new series, Project Paper Doll, a try as well! Ariane and Zane are very different from Alona and Will, but hopefully still fun. :D THE RULES, book one, is out in paperback now and book two, THE HUNT, just came out last week. I’m working on book three now…)

6
May
Congrats to Kelly Fiore and a great PW review for Just Like the Movies!
Marijke and Lily don’t have a lot in common. Pretty, popular Marjke is a star athlete whose boyfriend has a band; Lily’s a textbook overachiever and nerd (and she’s single). But when they meet cute at a screening of Titanic, a friendship is born—both girls are frustrated with their current romantic situations. Lily may have a crush on the unattainable Joe Lombardi, but Marijke’s boyfriend is a cavalier flirt who can’t say, “I love you.” And so is born an idea, that, as they say in the movies, “might be just crazy enough to work.” To get the love they want, Lily and Marijke recreate moments from the rom-coms they’ve watched over and over—which is how Marijke ends up on Tommy’s lawn in the middle of the night, blasting Peter Gabriel à la John Cusack in Say Anything. Watching these two high school seniors help each other move out of their respective safety zones is a lot of fun, and Fiore (Taste Test) also works in some girl-power advice about not letting a boy become one’s whole life. Ages 12–up. (July)

Congrats to Kelly Fiore and a great PW review for Just Like the Movies!

Marijke and Lily don’t have a lot in common. Pretty, popular Marjke is a star athlete whose boyfriend has a band; Lily’s a textbook overachiever and nerd (and she’s single). But when they meet cute at a screening of Titanic, a friendship is born—both girls are frustrated with their current romantic situations. Lily may have a crush on the unattainable Joe Lombardi, but Marijke’s boyfriend is a cavalier flirt who can’t say, “I love you.” And so is born an idea, that, as they say in the movies, “might be just crazy enough to work.” To get the love they want, Lily and Marijke recreate moments from the rom-coms they’ve watched over and over—which is how Marijke ends up on Tommy’s lawn in the middle of the night, blasting Peter Gabriel à la John Cusack in Say Anything. Watching these two high school seniors help each other move out of their respective safety zones is a lot of fun, and Fiore (Taste Test) also works in some girl-power advice about not letting a boy become one’s whole life. Ages 12–up. (July)

(Source: publishersweekly.com)