So today is the 30th, otherwise known as the end of my "Daughter of Smoke and Bone/The Iron Knight" Giveaway. Two winners have been emailed, so everyone: check your spam folders and EMAIL ME BACK with some addresses. I can't wait to get these two books out to the winners!
Reviews I've Posted:
Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey - 3.5/5, fairytale retelling
Death Watch by Ari Berk - 4/5, supernatural fiction, young-adult
Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh - 3.5/5, supernatural fiction, fairytale retelling
Crave by Melissa Darnell - 2.5/5, supernatural fiction, young-adult fiction
Between the Sea and the Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore - 2/5, mythic fiction, young-adult
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - 4.5/5, young-adult, realistic fiction
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine - 3.5/5, fairytale retelling, young-adult
Tankborn by Karen Sandler - 4/5, dystopia, science fiction, young-adult
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel - 3/5. steampunk, horror, young-adult
Fun Internet-y Stuff:
Have you seen these Save Community posters? You really really should. Know what else you should do? Watch the show. (NY Mag)
Real Woman Have . . . Bodies. (Jezebel)
Tim Burton is going to direct the acclaimed Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children movie. I'm alsready buying my ticket. (The AV Club)
There's a rumour circulating the internet that HBO is going to order seasons 3 and 4 of Game of Thrones and film them back-to-back. (Winteriscoming.net)
THIS is revolting. A teacher writes a novel about a true affair he had with a 17 year-old girl while in Paris. And now he's gathering all kinds of sick praise and hype for his book. (Jezebel)
Bookriot has a fun classic novel jumble up. Can you figure it out?
Also check out their article about seven classics blasted by NYT critics. (BookRiot)
BookRiot also let me know there are 130 million books in the world. I've only managed just over 1,000. Both strangely encouraging, and disheartening at the same time.
You know you want to read this scathing review of the Kardashian sisters' "novel" Dollhouse. My favorite bit: "Kardashi-trash." HA.
The Lovely and hilarious Cleolinda has a Breaking Dawn in 15 Minutes up. If you've read ANY of her hilarious, on-the-nose m15ms, this isn't one to miss.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn or however it is punctuated (I really could not care) made the 5th best opening weekend of all-time.
Author Mark Z.Danielski, of House of Leaves fame, just signed a TWENTY-SEVEN BOOK deal with Pantheon books. That, ladies and gents, is just insane.
I LOVE this! Check it out: steampunk lego inventions. People are just so clever.
Comparing the two Snow White movies due out this year: Mirror, Mirror starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins versus Snow White and the Hunstman with Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth (AND HIS ARMS.) My money is on Charlize alll the way, even with K-Stew dragging her down. (NY Mag)
Ender Wiggin has been cast! Asa Buttterfield, from Hugo and Nanny McPhee has been chosen as the pint-size warrior. That kid has a lot of expectations to live up to! (Tor.com)
And from CRACKED:
- The 5 Most Mind Blowing Acts of Battlefield Mercy
- 5 Soldiers Who Kicked Ass in the Face of Death (and Logic)
- Advanced Batman Theory: Why Nolan Will Kill Bruce Wayne
- 8 Incredible Discoveries That People Just Sort of Stumbled Into
Don't forget to check your email for a giveaway winner!