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Giveaway: P.C. and Kristin Cast Redeemed Gift Bundle

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

P.C. and Kristin Cast's hit House of Night series is, woefully, coming to an end with Redeemed, the twelfth and final installment, which released this week. As we bid adieu to Zoey Redbird, PC and Kristin are hosting an exciting giveaway that includes a bundle of goodies fit for a goddess — and copies of the book!

The cover of Redeemed

Two lucky winners will each win one gift bundle and one hardcover copy of Redeemed. The gift bundle includes:

-Sinful Colors nail polish trio (3-piece set)

-An aromatherapy oil sample from 21 Drops

-Jamberry nail wraps

-A Baby Blue Designs handmade choker

-A solid perfume sample from For Strange Women

This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and will conclude next Friday. To enter, fill out the widget below! Good luck and happy reading!


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Tags: Paranormal, Young Adult, RT Daily Blog, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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Girl Power: Sara Raasch and the Strength of a YA Heroine

BY DJ DeSmyter, OCTOBER 16, 2014 | PERMALINK

There's an undeniable need for strong heroines in books, particularly in YA lit. But what makes a heroine strong? Is she witty and blunt? Can she wield a sword? Or is it her intelligence and ability to level the playing field, so to speak? In Sara Raasch's debut, Snow Like Ashes, Meira must prove her worth in order to help save her people and her kingdom. And while Meira is strong, she's also equal to her peers, which elevates her to a new level. Today, Sara discusses her heroine and what makes her an equal player.

In Snow Like Ashes, one of the things my main character, Meira, desperately wants is to matter.

She’s spent her entire life in a refugee camp, one of a handful of survivors who escaped the brutal takeover that enslaved the rest of the Kingdom of Winter 16 years ago. This upbringing planted a powerful desire in Meira: to rescue her people. And while everyone else in her life works relentlessly to do just that, she is constantly told she isn’t needed to help. There are stronger fighters; there are quicker spies; there are safer tasks for her to do. She’s young, and she isn’t the most skilled soldier — but she is fiercely dedicated to the cause, despite the constant barrage of rejection.


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Cover Trend: YA Goes Instagram

BY Elissa Petruzzi, OCTOBER 15, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's no secret YA covers try and reflect the latest trends. Just look at these recent YA covers, with their bright pictures and fuzzy filters, they could've been pulled right off of Instagram. Here are a few of the most Instagram-y covers we've noticed as of late! 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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Who Will You Choose?: Jennifer L. Armentrout and Margo Lipschultz Dish on The Dark Elements Contest

BY DJ DeSmyter, OCTOBER 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

When Harlequin Teen and Jennifer L. Armentrout announced readers will get to vote on which guy Layla ends up with — Zayne or Roth — in the last Dark Elements book, Every Last Breath, fans eagerly began counting down the days until they could put their passion to good use. Starting on Tuesday, October 21, which is when the second book, Stone Cold Touch, releases, fans can begin voting on the official Dark Elements site. We wanted to know more about this unique opportunity and who better to ask than Jennifer herself and her editor, Margo Lipschultz? Let’s get started!

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How did you both decide to let readers vote on the romantic outcome of the series?


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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up — Adult-turned-YA Authors You Need to Read

BY Elissa Petruzzi, OCTOBER 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

This week Meg Wolitzer — of the blockbuster mainstream fiction novel The Interestings — turns to YA fiction with her new novel Belzhar. Which got us thinking about other adult-genre authors who have made the leap to YA. Here are a few of our favorites, whom you might not have tried yet! Won’t you let us add to your TBR pile?

Cover of Indestructible

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Tags: RT Daily Blog, Romance, Young Adult
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