We are so honored to work with you, Natalie! 💗📚 #Repost@natchristinerod (@get_repost)
After eight years of rejection letters by literary agents and publishing houses (I lost count after 200 lol it happens), I can finally say -- just signed with a publishing house who will publish my young adult/commercial novel, "Elephant," in 2020. My eleven-year old self is screaming with joy. ”Elephant” was once a fifth grade children’s story. Seriously, never give up. Thank you, Sarah Fader (@thesarahfader) for inviting me to the Eliezer Tristan Publishing (@eliezertristanp) family! I cannot post much yet so here are some #elephantintheroom 🐘 pics 😬
Synopsis: ELEPHANT is a story about four childhood best friends who uncover a family secret when one of them is hospitalized on the night of his fourteenth birthday after a random encounter with a stranger--a face they never saw. Ultimately, MATTHEW 'Matty' SMITH discovers the true whereabouts of his family, after living in a state of wishful thinking, while dealing with his grandmother, LUCIA'S, drinking addiction.
Meet the Smith family next spring 2020. Book jacket coming later this year. Stay tuned for updates on the project. #youngadultbooks#elephant #YAnovel#booksofinstagram#booksofig#booklover#amreading#amwriting#newbook#newrelease#writerscommunity#writersofinstagram
Have you ventured into the world of Young Adult novels? We have an awesome YA collection and it's enjoyed by teens AND adults. If you don't believe us, try one from this stack! Or tag a teen in your life that needs a good read! #youngadultbooks
После трагической смерти сестры Вайолет переезжает в небольшой провинциальный городок, затерявшийся среди лесов. Однако это место полно таинственных загадок. И знакомство с жителями только усиливает подозрения Вайолет: здесь каждый что-то скрывает. В городе то и дело пропадают люди, а девушку начинают мучить необъяснимые видения и пугающие сны. Что за сила, которая держит в постоянном страхе всех обитателей? Семья Вайолет - одна из четырех семей-основательниц этого странного места, а значит ответы на все вопросы стоит искать в прошлом... 💖И да - обрез закрашиваем
Writing to Reach You! 🤞🏻 Cheesy 90s Music reference there! 😊 Who knows the Scottish band I’m referring to?
If you've got a spare moment and have read REACH you'd make this writer so happy if you could write a short review
on Amazon. It's easy and won't take more than 3 minutes but it would make the world of difference to me.
Link in my bio 📚
❝I want to say yes, but I don't want to be with a boy whose heart belongs to somebody else. Just once, I want to be somebody else's first choice.❞
Hi, bookish sibs!🤗
It's been hell'a busy month, I've just squeezed in 2 books so far, Five feet apart which I finished in one sitting(all because of the movie adaptation🙈) and Skyward, which I'm still stuck at Chapter 18. Huhu I feel like March has really gotten the laziest part of me. Oh well, that happens right?
THIS WAS FUN! The twists and turns in the storyline was enjoyable to follow, even if some of them might be a bit predictable. Can't wait to read/listen to the next one in the series, and hopefully there will be more than just the 2 books so far. 🤓
Listened to this for the @popsugar reading challenge, prompt #39 , a book revolving around a puzzle or game. 🧩
On a different note, I'm really enjoying seeing Asian authors getting more and more popular and international acclaim lately. And hearing Asian voice actors as narrators of audiobooks, too! Growing up, the only one I really knew of was Amy Tan (whom I still absolutely adore), so seeing more representation out there is encouraging and inspiring. ♥️
Instagram ate my post, but it’s #worldpoetryday so I’m going to try again. I just finished Kwame Alexander’s “Rebound”, the prequel follow-up to his Newbery medal winner, “The Crossover” which I read in 2015. After my 8th grade son, 9th and 10th grade daughters, and I listened to it (again) over Christmas break while working on a puzzle, and we all loved it, I decided I should read some more of his books in verse.
“The Crossover” is a middle grade book that everyone I know has loved, even people who don’t love sports. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Rebound” takes us back to the father, Charlie (Chuck) Bell’s, middle grade years where he learns “You’re not always gonna swish. . . . You gonna miss some. Heck, you gonna miss a lot. That’s the way the real world works. But you gotta grab the ball and keep shooting. You understand?” I loved the nostalgic 80’s feel and the strength of his family in it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
“Booked” is another MG book in verse with a fantastic librarian, booklist, blackout poetry and evident love of words. I’m really surprised I haven’t seen more of it on #bookstagram with its #bookish appeal. “Books are fun, Nicholas, he says / they’re like / amusement parks / for readers.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I listened to his rock n roll YA “Solo” as an audiobook and I liked it, but felt there were too many tropes. “Life is a mountain youngblood. Nobody said the climb was going to be easy.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
His 2018 YA book, “Swing” knocked it out of the park for me. I loved the characters, the blackout poetry / art, and the message. “If you’d rather focus on the / No, that’s on you. I choose / Yes.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Mr. Mac, the librarian from “Booked” asked Nick if he had a favorite book. “I’m talking about a book that wows you. Just totally rips your heart out of your chest and then brutally stomps on it.” Kwame Alexander writes those kinds of books. Do you have a favorite?
If you were into Ella Enchanted as a kid chances are you’ve already read this, but just in case: Katie HIGHLY recommends Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.
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Dear Martin by Nic Stone. You guys. I thought I knew. But I didn’t know.
I read a whole bunch of amazing books last year, written by Black authors, that spoke candidly about the unique struggles that Black people experience in America in the 21st century. But it’s a whole new level when the reader gets to be inside the mind of a Black teenager as he works through these struggles in real time.
Justyce McAllister is just trying to make it through his senior year at an almost-all-white prep school, but his excellent grades and acceptance to an Ivy League school don’t prevent him from being the victim of racial profiling by a couple of cops. He’s also faces casual racism and micro-aggressions from his so-called friends, and has a too-close encounter with police brutality.
As he attempts to process all of this, he decides to keep a diary of sorts, where he writes letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; hence the title, Dear Martin.
Nic Stone really brings his thoughts and emotions to life in a powerful way. The reader is right there with him, right in the middle of it. Because I am white, I will never truly know. But reading this book gave me a deeper understanding. My eyes are a bit more open than they were before.
Whether or not YA is a genre you normally pick up, I strongly encourage EVERYONE to read this book.
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😃 📚 Aujourd'hui c'est #Fantasy#médiévale avec Alécanthia de la jeune auteure Sophie Owl ! .
« Xortius ne fut repoussé qu’après beaucoup de morts et de disparitions inexpliquées. Qui aurait cru que, des décennies plus tard, le monde réussirait peu à peu à se reconstruire. Mais sans l’harmonie des temps passés. Plus rien ne serait jamais comme avant.
Sauf si… »
Eïmina n’a que 18 ans lorsqu’elle apprend qu’elle est promise à un destin bien plus grand qu’elle ne l’avait imaginé. Devenue l’Élue, c’est sur ses épaules que repose à présent la vie de son peuple.
Face aux dangers et à l’armée de Xortius, un magicien banni, elle devra parcourir les terres de ses ancêtres et obtenir l’aide des elfes, des nains et des autres communautés magiques.
Parviendra-t-elle à sauver son peuple de la menace qui pèse sur lui ?
PRIX PAPIER : 20€
what’s your favorite classic, or classic adaptation?
I hiiighly enjoy contemporary takes on classic books, and this one was no exception! from the very beginning I loved Zuri’s character...her voice and the poems throughout made her really stand out as a protagonist. since this is a Pride and Prejudice remix I expected to fall for the romance, but it ended up being so much more! ✨
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have you ever reached the end of a book and immediately wanted to reread it?! I hope it’s not just me 😂
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Good morning 😊
I got this pretty in the mail last week and it’s so gorgeous and signed and the art 😍
At the moment I’m reading The Shadowglass by Run Chupeco and I love it! It’s the third in the trilogy and I’m so excited to see how it all ends and how everything comes together at the end because the books are always told in 2 time lines.
Have you read books like that before? Did you like it?
Have a wonderful Wednesday and smile a little ☺️💛
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Who’s excited for another @seananmcguire book? 🤚🏼I sure am!! I can’t wait to pick this up! Hopefully very soon. I love the wayward children series and also if you didn’t know it’s being adapted!!! 😱
Summary from amazon:
Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.
Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.
Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.
Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.
Good morning 😊
I adore this trilogy so much! I’m not even half way through The Shadowglass but it’s so good and I love the characters and if you haven’t picked up The Bone Witch yet you should definitely do so! Plus these books have the most gorgeous covers 😍
I hope you’re all going to have a wonderful day and hopefully you’ll smile a little ☺️
If you take breakfast or lunch to work/school/uni/etc do you prepare something or do you go out and buy something to eat? I’m curious 🤔
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Remember that last bound manuscript of THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK that I said I’m giving away? It’s going out to a newsletter subscriber with the March Newsletter this week! Click the link in my profile to subscribe if you haven’t already & then open the newsletter when it comes in a few days to see if you won! ALSO...if you’re an aspiring author, I’m sharing something special for you in this issue. I’ll be talking more about it in the next couple of days so stay tuned.🖤
It’s been SO FUN seeing these copies of TGTSGB pop up online from all the Goodreads Giveaways winners! Official ARCs are coming soon and they are SO pretty. Can’t wait to show them to you! 🌊
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happy first day of spring🌻
today I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some book covers with flowers on them! I honestly don’t like spring very much just because I don’t like warm weather but I will admit that I love flowers and this is the time of year that everything starts blooming 💐 well maybe not necessarily right now since there’s still snow, but hopefully soon!
qotd: what’s your favorite flower? I looove sunflowers but I also really like roses and rhododendrons 🌸