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Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived

Hi there!

Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine) is a weekly meme where I  get to share an upcoming title that I’m waiting on to be released. This week I’m interested in The Archived by Victoria Schwab.The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive. Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous – it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

This book has been incredibly popular on book blogs for a while now. It seems everyone is eagerly anticipating it! I’m really fond of the idea of librarians having special powers or abilities that no one else does. I think its pretty close to reality and it sounds like Victoria Schwab is a fan of librarians!

The Archived is scheduled to be released next week January 22 so we don’t have long to wait.

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Bringing YA 2 You: Vote for Orlando!

YA TO YOU

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy–and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)–and the book contest is open internationally!

The authors in the program are:

ya2u books

And they want to have an event in your home town! To participate, just go to the YA2U website and let them know what city you want them to come to. And while you’re there, help spread the word about the contest and you can be entered to win all of their books–TEN signed books in total!

Here’s why the YA2U Team should
come to MY hometown…ORLANDO, FLORIDA!
Okay Orlando and Central Florida peeps! Let’s get these amazing authors to our City Beautiful! My feelings about Orlando would be best expressed in a list!
1. Fun in the Sun! The weather in Orlando is pretty much awesome. It’s almost always warm and sunny which is why people CinderellasCastlefrom all over the world come to spend their vacations here- GREAT POOL WEATHER!
2. Mickey! Yes, we are home to the most famous mouse in the world. Mickey can be seen frolicking in the warm Florida sun (see #1) at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom or any of the other smaller Disney attractions.
HarryPotter3. Harry Potter! In addition to that cute little mouse, Orlando also hosts the one and only Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios! The only place that you can get your own wand, down a mug of butter beer and fly on a hippogriff!
4. Shamu! Another famous creature whose residence is in Orlando? Shamu the whale! Shamu and her friends can be seen every day at Sea World! Plus there are penguins, dolphins and even a narwhal or two!
5. The Magic! Do you fancy basketball?! Orlando is home to the NBA team The Orlando Magic!
6. Boy Bands! Both N’Sync and The Backstreet Boys were formed in Orlando. Also, Matchbox 20 and Mandy Moore are from the area too! Yay for 90s music!NSYNC
7. Readers! Orlando is home to many readers! We’re also home to tons of librarians who jump at the chance to get their students to meet authors! Also, because Orlando is in Florida, and Florida is a little out-of-the-way, we’re not often a tour stop for authors…so we’re a littler author starved and would FREAK to have such amazing authors visit our city!
Why should the YA2U Team come to
your hometown?
Why not join in the fun today and share with others about this program and your hometown. The more votes your town gets, the closer you are to having your very own personal tour stop! Vote for YOUR town here!

And if you help spread the word, you can also participate in the book giveaway. Tell them that you learned about YA2U from me and we both get extra entries in the contest!

Click Here to Enter the Contests!

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Top Ten Tuesday: January New Releases

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fun, safe and happy New Years Eve! It is a brand new year full of hope and newness, and with a new year comes a new month and…new books!

Every Tuesday I participate in The Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday.  This week the theme is Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013, but I like to spend the start of each month focusing on new releases. It’s only the first day of 2013 and I’m already going my own way!

So, let’s go ahead and take a peek at ten books that will be released in January.

The Fire Horse Girl by Victoria SchwabThe Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman (Jan. 1)

Casualties of War by Chris LynchCasualties of War (Vietnam #4) by Chris Lynch (Jan. 1)

Crash by Lisa McMannCrash by Lisa McMann (Jan. 8)

Just One Day by Gayle FormanJust One Day by Gayle Forman (Jan. 8)

Road Trip by Gary PaulsenRoad Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen (Jan. 8)

Shades of Earth by Beth RevisShades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis (Jan. 15)

The Archived by Victoria SchwabThe Archived by Victoria Schwab (Jan. 22)

Prodigy by Marie LuProdigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu (Jan. 29)

The Prey by Andrew FukudaThe Prey by Andrew Fukuda (Jan. 29)

What the Spell by  Brittany GeragotillisWhat the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis (Jan. 29)

So there you have it!  Brand new delicious looking books to help ring in the new year!