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  • Movie Thoughts: If I Stay

    August 20, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Movie Thoughts: If I Stay
    Gayle Forman’s If I Stay has been one of my favorite books since I first read it in 2010. It’s actually one of the few books that have made me bawl my eyes out. And I’ve been following the movie adaptation since the rights were first sold. Now, after a change of studios, directors and actors, the movie is a real, live thing. On Monday, I was fortunate enough to see the film at a special advance screening hosted by Refinery29.For those unfamiliar with the book, If I Stay tells the haunting story of Mia, a young cellist who finds herself existing in a sort of limbo state following a fatal car crash that kills her immediate family and leaves her in a coma. She must decide whether to live or to die.

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    By: DJ DeSmyter  |  Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
  • Cover Breakdown: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

    August 20, 2014 - 10:48am

    Cover Breakdown: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
    It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Lauren Oliver's work. With lyrical and evocative prose, intriguing characters and always refreshing premises, it's no wonder she's a bestselling author with a legion of fans. Next year, Lauren returns to her YA roots with Vanishing Girls and while we have to suffer the wait for the book, we at least have the pretty cover to tide us over. Let's take a look! Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged.When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around.

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    By: DJ DeSmyter  |  Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
  • Very Short Reviews Of Difficult Books

    August 20, 2014 - 10:36am

    Very Short Reviews Of Difficult Books
    Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.Short Stories by H.P. Lovecraft.  If every rational man had an unshakable, irrational faith, Lovecraft's faith would be in the truth that comes from dreams.

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    By: RT BOOK REVIEWS  |  Tags: RT Daily Blog
  • Author Interview & Giveaway: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki Talk Branded

    August 19, 2014 - 2:08pm

    Author Interview & Giveaway: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki Talk Branded
    The Seven Deadly Sins take an even deadlier turn in Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki's Branded, an exciting new dystopian YA novel in which people are punished according to the sin they're deemed guilty of committing. The book's heroine, Lexi, is determined to survive and clear her name of a crime she didn't commit. Today, Abi and Missy dish on their partnership, the book's intriguing premise and which sin they'd be accused of committing! And stay tuned to the end for an exciting giveaway. Take a look: IHow did you two meet and how did your writing partnership come together? Abi and Missy: We met in college in 1999 and have been best friends ever since. We used to get together every month and go over books that we both had read.

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    By: RT BOOK REVIEWS  |  Tags: RT Daily Blog, Young Adult
  • Win Crimson Romance's August Releases

    August 19, 2014 - 11:00am

    Win Crimson Romance's August Releases
    This month the folks at Crimson Romance are offering up all six of their August ebook releases to one lucky reader, because your ereader obviously needs more books on it after your one-click buying binge last week, right? It totally does. Below are the titles up for grabs. The ebooks are available in whatever format the winner prefers, and this giveaway is open to all readers of the world! You can enter by filling out the widget below, a winner will be announced Friday, August 22. Good luck!Marriage by Design by Elley Arden  As spirited carpenter Angie Corcarelli faces off with stuffy engineer Stuart Perault over a highway construction project, sparks fly. Can these two opposites build a strong foundation for a relationship?

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    By: RT BOOK REVIEWS  |  Tags: RT Daily Blog, E-Book, Romance
  • Ellora's Cave Announces Changes

    August 19, 2014 - 10:52am

    Ellora's Cave Announces Changes
    The rumor mill has been running rampant around Ellora’s Cave, leading many to speculate what the future does or doesn’t hold for the erotica publisher. But the rumors can finally be put to rest thanks to an email originally sent to EC authors from the company’s CEO, Patricia L. Marks.In the email, which was posted on Absolute Write’s forums yesterday and has since been removed, Marks states Ellora’s Cave has been suffering a “sharp decline of ebook sales via Amazon” and that the publisher is now having to make quick changes to avoid losing further money. The most drastic change is a shake-up in their editorial line-up. Ellora’s Cave has let go all of its freelance editors and cover artists.

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    By: RT BOOK REVIEWS  |  Tags: Publishing Industry News, RT Daily Blog, Erotica
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