amymcculloch:

Check out the US cover for THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW, revealed yesterday on Tor.com! It’s due out in February 2015 from yaflux 
What do you guys think? Do you prefer the US or the UK/Canadian jacket? 
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/us-cover-reveal-and-excerpt-for-amy-mccullochs-the-oathbreakers-shadow
Let me know…

amymcculloch:

Check out the US cover for THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW, revealed yesterday on Tor.com! It’s due out in February 2015 from yaflux 

What do you guys think? Do you prefer the US or the UK/Canadian jacket? 

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/us-cover-reveal-and-excerpt-for-amy-mccullochs-the-oathbreakers-shadow

Let me know…

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yainterrobang:

Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (13th - 21st July). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 15th
No matter how far she jogs, Annie can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. To honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

Dirty Wings (All Our Pretty Songs #2) by Sarah McCarry
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 15th
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents’ house. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives.

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Del Rey
Release date: July 15th
Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 15th
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s also a thief. After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless.

Innocents (Dusty #1) by Mary Elizabeth & Sarah Elizabeth
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: July 15th
The girl with an innocent heart knows all about bad choices, but has yet to make them for herself. Searching for freedom, she finds it in the delinquent down the hall. The troublemaker with summer-sky blue eyes knows he should stay away, but can’t resist the blissful wonder who makes his house a home.

She Wore Red Trainers by Na’ima B. Robert
Publisher: Kube Publishing
Release date: July 15th
When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her—her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers—in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can’t stop thinking about each other.

Starbreak (Starglass #2) by Phoebe North
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 15th
The Asherah has finally reached Zehava, the long-promised planet. Then Terra finally discovers Vadix. The boy who has haunted her dreams may be their key to survival—but his own dark past has yet to be revealed. And when Aleksandra gets humanity expelled from the planet, it’s up to Terra, with Vadix by her side, to unite her people.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: July 15th
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories following journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

Last Days in Eden by Ann Kelley
Publisher: Luath Press
Release date: July 17th
Alone after the death of her grandparents, Flora is left to survive in a poverty-stricken hamlet, accompanied only be her dog Magna, her friend Kit and an illicit copy of Pride and Prejudice. When Flora is befriended by Li-Li, the daughter of the wealthy and powerful Rice Lord, Mr Lao, she is offered an insight into the lives of those who rule.

The Rain by Virginia Bergin
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: July 17th
People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. Ruby knows she has to get to London to find her dad. She sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country – surviving in the only way she knows how.

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 21st
Cuckoo’s also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves “the Freakshow”) decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques. Not everyone is so willing to join hands, but Cuckoo never stops smiling.

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sheisbooked:

Since my birthday is coming up, I decided I wanted to share the love and host a giveaway for my followers! These are all books that I love for one reason or another - most of them I’ve given five stars or I consider to be a favorite of mine. Hopefully most people see a book they’d be interested in winning/reading. :D

Need to know info:

  • As this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me. I will check before I contact the winner.
  • One winner will receive one book from those shown above. If the book shown above is part of a series, you may select another book in that series. 
  • The book may not exceed $20 (US dollars).
  • Books will be shipped internationally from the Book Depository. Check here if they ship to your country. If the winner resides in the US, the book will likely be shipped from Amazon. (I have free two-day shipping!)
  • You do not need to reblog this post to enter. However, reblogging this post can earn you extra entries if you submit the reblog link to the appropriate option in the Rafflecopter widget.
  • There are multiple opportunities for extra entries. They are all optional; the only mandatory one is following my tumblr!
  • You must be willing to give me your address. It will remain private and will only be used to send you your book, I promise. It will be deleted after I send out the book.
  • You must be 18 or older or have parental/guardian permission to enter. Basically, if you’re under 18, I don’t want your parents thinking some creeper is sending you stuff. That could get weird.
  • This giveaway will end on my birthday, JULY 24, at 11:59PM EDTHere’s a handy time zone map. If you’re confused, EDT is UTC -4 (the green area in the US).
  • Your ask box MUST be open so I can contact you.
  • The winner will have until JULY 29 at 7:00PM EDT to get back to me. If the winner doesn’t respond by then, a new winner will be chosen.
  • No giveaway blogs

If I’ve missed something above or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message!

MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR.

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delilahsdawson:

If you pre-order SERVANTS OF THE STORM before August 5— hardcover or e-book, big box store or indie— and email your name and address to whimsydark (at) gmail (dot) com, I will mail you free SWAG, including a signed bookplate, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, and maybe a four-leaf clover (if I don’t run out). 
Also, the envelopes are decorated with alligators in party hats. And stickers. 
Please spread the word! Pre-orders are a BIG DEAL to authors like me!

delilahsdawson:

If you pre-order SERVANTS OF THE STORM before August 5— hardcover or e-book, big box store or indie— and email your name and address to whimsydark (at) gmail (dot) com, I will mail you free SWAG, including a signed bookplate, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, and maybe a four-leaf clover (if I don’t run out). 

Also, the envelopes are decorated with alligators in party hats. And stickers. 

Please spread the word! Pre-orders are a BIG DEAL to authors like me!

artandcetera:

24-Hour Eslite Bookstore

One of the largest bookstore chains in Taiwan, Eslite was founded in 1989 by Robert Wu and it became the first company to set up a 24-hour bookstore in Taiwan, attracting many night-time readers. When Eslite first opened, it placed emphasis on books in the arts and humanities. Nowadays the company has expanded its range of titles and has opened multiple stores in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The decision to operate a bookshop devoted to Humanities and the Arts was neither an act of impulse nor a brave sense of mission. Rather, it was a commitment that sprang from a heartfelt, personal life experience. After years of being engaged in fiercely competitive business activity, a positive, optimistic, eager and innocent state of mind had become one of cautious and somewhat anxious cynicism. I realized on continued reflection, that I had developed a sense of spiritual lacking and imbalance. Thus, a search to identify a fuller and more complete life began. - Robert Wu

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