Pick Two: Geek Meets Geek

Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. They fall in love and it all ends “happily ever after” … after enough misunderstandings and miscommunications to make things interesting, that is. It’s the basic formula, right? But what about when our hero is a total cape-wearing geek, or our heroine is a total fangirl? And the setting? Comic Con. Then things get interesting.

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by Ashley Poston

Elle Wittimer has a plan: Win the cosplay contest, meet the Federation Prince Carmindor (OK, the actor playing him in the reboot of Starfield, but still), and leave her life of slaving away for her stepmother in the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind. Darien Freeman is thrilled to be playing Federation Prince Carmindor in the Starfield reboot. But he’s less than thrilled about ExcelsiCon, where he’ll be fawned over at meet and greets by rabid Starfield fans, especially the girls, who have already decided he’s just the new heartthrob. But, as a closet nerd, Darien can’t help but hold out hope that he may meet someone who will share his love of Starfield and see him as more than just a handsome face.

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love

by Sarvenaz Tash
Eight years ago, Harry Potter brought Graham and Roxy together, and they’ve been best friends ever since, though Graham has secretly been in love with Roxy the whole time. Now, eight years later, they aren’t little kids anymore. Instead of sharing a love for Harry, they love The Chronicles of Althena comics. When the creator of Althena is set to make an appearance at the New York Comic Con, Graham hatches an elaborate plan to finally tell Roxy how he feels. Nothing can go wrong when you’re wearing a cape, right?

Series Alert: New Release!

A Court of Wings and Ruin, the third installment of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series, hits shelves Tuesday, May 2. Fans of the series can barely contain their excitement!

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A Court of Wings and Ruin

by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit, and one slip may spell doom —  not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust among the dazzling and lethal High Lords — and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

 

 

 

 

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Books With Buzz: The Hate U Give

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The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Every day, Starr Carter feels like she’s being torn in two. At home, she’s one person, at school she’s another. But really, she doesn’t feel like she fits in either place. She can’t be herself at the private prep school she attends because she is one of just a few black students. And she doesn’t fit in with her poor neighborhood because she attends a private prep school rather than the nearby public high school. It’s not easy, but she manages.

But then one day, she accepts a ride home from a party from a neighborhood friend, Khalil.

They get pulled over by the police.

Khalil is shot and killed.

Khalil is black.

The officer is white.

Khalil was unarmed.

As the only witness, Starr is suddenly in the middle of a national media frenzy.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas explores race with an emphatic, approachable voice. The book’s not even out yet, but there is already talk about a movie adaptation. Rumor has it Amandla Stenberg, who you’d recognize as Rue from The Hunger Games, will star as Starr. Get your name on the hold list now.

Series Alert: Crystal Storm

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The fifth book in Morgan RhodesFalling Kingdoms series hits the shelves on December 13.

Request a copy today!

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An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart … and prove that not even the purest love stands a chance against the strongest magic.

 

Haven’t read the first four books in Falling Kingdoms? Make sure you check them out!

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Swoon Reads

sandyhallAttention all YA writers: Have you heard of the awesome website Swoon Reads?

I just finished the first book it published, A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. It is a sweet and unique romance story told with 14 different perspectives. At the end of the book there is an author interview, where Sandy Hall talks about getting her book published through Swoon Reads. I looked up this website and it is a great resource for anyone interested in writing a book or reading new books. Here is some info excerpted from Swoon Reads’ FAQs page.

What is Swoon Reads?

Swoon Reads publishes young adult and new adult novels. Writers can submit their original, unpublished manuscript to the Swoon Reads website, and readers who sign up can rate and comment on manuscripts to help choose which titles are published. Swoon Reads is an imprint of Macmillan publishing under Feiwel & Friends and was founded by Jean Feiwel. For more information, please see the site’s About page.

How does the site work?

Writers can upload their unpublished, original young adult or new adult manuscript and community members are able to read, rate and comment on those submissions. The Swoon Reads staff uses community reviews and ratings to help choose which books to publish. Chosen manuscripts are published in both print and e-book formats.

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