Amazon Bargains #3

Amazon Bargains is a new feature here in We Fancy Books. I’m a big fan of Amazon not just because it has a secure way of delivering items to you, it also has Bargain books that I usually order and put up into a giveaway. So every Monday I decided to share them to all of you. Since this is a Book blog ill post Bargain Books but may or may not include other items on bargain. Most books are less than $10 or more.

Christmas Gift Ideas
Fallen
by Lauren Kate [Hardcover] only $7.20
Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl [Hardcover] only $7.20
Review here

Blood Promise
by Richelle Mead [Hardcover] only $6.80

Perfect Chemistry
by Simone Elkeles [Paperback] only $3.78
Note: If you haven’t read the series, I say…  BUY IT NOW!!! 

The Iron Knight
by Julie Kagawa [Paperback] only $9.99
 
Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare [Paperback + Bonus Content Inside]
only $7.45
 Review here
 
Half Blood
by Jennifer Armentrout [Paperback] only $8.39
 

Bookish News #4

Welcome to Bookish News by We Fancy Books. This is a feature where we try to sum up some Book News the whole week. I hope this feature will help you guys be up to date about the latest Book News around the Bookish Community~
Book Release
December 6th

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Hushed by Kelly York
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

December 8th

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Illuminated by Erica Orloff

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

Q&A WITH VERONICA ROSSI AUTHOR OF UNDER THE NEVER SKY
What was your initial inspiration to write Under the Never Sky?There are several sources of inspiration that came up around the same time. I was consciously searching for a way to pit two very different societies together. I noticed how different I felt after an hour in front of the computer compared to an hour outside. I noticed how attached I am to devices. At some point, the images began to appear in my mind: a boy huddled in front of a screen in the safety of his room, tuned into a synthetic world, versus a boy huddled in front of a fire at night, with the scent of smoke clinging to his clothes. From there, it was fun to develop both a primitive and an advanced society, and then explore their differences through two characters.

That was the logical, conscious creation but I think my subconscious was even on board with juxtaposing what is natural with the humanly constructed. I’d wanted to name a character Peregrine well before I started thinking of Under the Never Sky. He was always in the back of my mind, waiting for me to create a world that he could step into. Aria was much the same way. The story line was an outgrowth of the characters and their world.
FULL INTERVIEW HERE

COVER REVEAL!
THE IMMORTAL RULES BY JULIE KAGAWA
If you’ve ever read even one of her bestselling “Iron Fey” fantasy novels, you know that Julie Kagawa is one killer storyteller. And if you’ve been dying for an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the cover of “The Immortal Rules,” the very first book in her brand-new “Blood of Eden” series, well, prepare to be actually dead—because we’ve got it! Fangirls and fanboys, feast your tiny eyeballs on the glorious artwork that will precede your new favorite vampire story of all time.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
CREDITS TO HOLLYWOOD CRUSH
A MILLIONS SUNS UK/AUSTRALIAN COVER
L – US Cover R- UK/Australian Cover
Which do you prefer?
Credits to penguinbtl
Top Teen Books of 2011 by Indigo
10. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts.
9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
8. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr.
7. The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan.
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth.
4. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.
3. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendra Blake.
1. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.
Credits to Indigo Teen Blog
Paramount to Option Laini Taylor’s Daughter Of Smoke and Bone
Paramount Pictures is negotiating a deal in the $700,000 range to acquire screen rights to Daughter Of Smoke and Bone, the Laini Taylor novel that was published late September by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. There has been heightened interest in the book among studios–I’ve heard two others made bids–because of the potential for a big scale, visual effects-driven fantasy film that can connect with a young audience. The protagonist is a 17-year old art student who is sent by her awful father on travels across the globe to collect teeth for an unspecified but creepy purpose. This leads her to an encounter with an angel and revelations about her family that lead her into adventures involving otherworldly beings. The deal’s not done, but the book’s being brokered by Jane Putch (who’s attached as exec producer) and attorney Peter Nelson.
Credits to Deadline
It’s Kate’s Birthday!
December 9th was Kate of Die for Me’s Birthday! Want to know what gift Vincent has for her?
Find out here
I think it’s really sweet of Vincent to do that. I just missed him even more! Until I Die releases May of 2012
Also in the recent YA Scavenger Hunt, Amy Plum Revealed a Deleted Scene from Die for Me! Here is the “THE POSSESSED HUG”
There were a several big changes that were made between the first draft of DIE FOR ME and the final result. This is one of the BIGGIES, which I have never revealed before.

In this draft, when Kate finds Vincent dead she faints. And then something happens that I call “The Possessed Hugging Scene.” (Which my editor mercifully found too weird and suggested that I change.) During the scene, Vincent’s volant spirit possesses Jules in order to comfort Kate. Here is how it went:

I have only a vague memory of the next few hours, because though I was semi-conscious, I couldn’t see anything. Either my eyes were shut too tightly or I had blacked out, I honestly don’t know.
I felt someone, a male someone, scoop me up in his arms and prop me up into a sitting position. My head lolled backwards. My body had no strength. Holding me steady with strong hands, he settled himself behind me, wrapping his arms around me so that my head rested gently back against his chest.
It was Vincent. Even though the world was pitch black, I could sense that it was him. But how? I had just seen him lying lifeless on his bed.
My bewildered mind grasped for an explanation, but I was too tired to think. If this was just a dream, I didn’t care. I let go and faded into the boy wrapped around me, letting him carry the burden of my fear and confusion. Everything dropped away, and I was floating a few feet above the floor, responsible for nothing but my own breathing. In and out. Softly. Shallowly. I felt my chest move minutely with each breath, and I was at peace.
I felt him lean forward and touch his face to my own, his rough, warm skin rubbing against my cheek’s porcelain chill. And his lips brushed my cheekbone and my body was filled with a fire that ignited every inch of my shock-frozen spirit. I was instantly submerged into a deep, dreamless sleep.

AND THEN…a few chapters later during the Revenant Revelation, Vincent is still volant, so the revenants have to explain what they are to Kate without him:

Charlotte looked at me and said, “You know how I explained that while we’re dormant, our bodies are dead but our minds are alive? Well, during that time our consciousness is kind of…detached from our bodies. We can travel. We can talk to each other.”
 “So it wasn’t a dream,” I said, feeling warmth flood to my face. “I thought I felt Vincent…” I began to blush, “I thought I felt his arms around me earlier tonight.”
“Impossible,” interrupted Gaspard. “Physical interaction between the revenant mind and the human body is quite out of the question.” He stood up and began nervously smoothing down his clothes with his hands.
“Then how…” I looked at Jules and noticed he had turned beet red, and was staring intently at the floor.
“Must have been a dream, Katie-Lou,” Ambrose said, smirking as he clapped me on the shoulder before turning and pacing away. “Time to hit the gym,” he said as he walked through the doorway.

Since Jules feels what Vincent does for Kate during the Possessed Hugging Scene, I used that as the reason he develops an instant soft-spot for Kate. But besides the fact that a possessed hug is bit stalker-creepy, my editor made the very good point that maybe Jules could crush on Kate purely because of who she is. And I agreed!

 Credits here

Nominate Your Favorite Books of 2011 for the Teen Choice Book of the Year

In association with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader (ECAR), Teenreads.com is giving you a very special opportunity to let your voices be heard by telling us your five favorite books of 2011. The five titles that receive the most votes will serve as the finalists for the CBC’s 2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year. Once the five finalists have been determined, we will tell you where you can go vote for them. The winner will be announced in May 2012.

Know the full mechanics on how to nominate here
Credits to TeenReads

Winners of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards

Favorite Book of 2011
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Best Fantasy
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Best Paranormal Fantasy
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Best Romance
Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Best Young Adult Fiction
Where She Wen by Gayle Forman

Best Middle Grade & Children’s
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Best Goodreads Author
Cassandra Clare

Congratulations to the winners! Full list of winners here
Veronica Roth’s message to the fans

Best I’ve Read 2011 opens with an exclusive Cover Reveal of Mirage, sequel of Haven by Kristi Cook!

See the cover and an exclusive excerpt here plus a giveaway of Haven!

COVER REVEAL
EMBRACE BY JESSICA SHIRVINGTON

Synopsis
I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day…
Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body … and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity…


Embrace Cover Shoot from Sourcebooks Inc on Vimeo.

 Clockwork Prince Launch Party!
Ed Westwick introduces Cassandra Clare
Full details of what happened to the signing watch it all here
 Credits to Hypable
Listen to the entire first chapter of CLOCKWORK PRINCE narrated by Ed Westwick!
Listen here
Cassandra Clare talks ‘Clockwork Prince’ and reveals what’s next for her Infernal Devices, Mortal Instruments series

Clockwork Prince, the second book in Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series hit shelves Tuesday. She graciously took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with us and answer a few burning questions about Prince and her popular YA series, Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. If you haven’t had a chance to read the newest installment, there are a few minor plot spoilers ahead. Here, Clare talks about the heart-breaking ending of Clockwork Prince, and gives fans a few clues about what to expect for her next books.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know it’s still early, but what kind of response have you received for Clockwork Prince?
CASSANDRA CLARE: I’ve gotten a great response so far. You always worry because every book is different. People are like, “After your sixth book in print you must be used to it.” But you never get used to it. It’s kind of like having a baby. Every emergence into the world is different and going to be met with a different response. I knew that I put a lot of my heart and soul into this book. I loved writing it, but it has parts of it that are very sad. When you tug on your reader’s heartstrings, sometimes they can get a little upset.


Speaking of, that was a pretty sad ending! How have people reacted to the Jem/Tessa/Will storyline?
Heartbreak. There have been a lot of sensitive and thoughtful responses that have been very interesting to read…. You must subsist on the tears of your readers! It was interesting because I knew that this is where these characters were going. That was always the conception for this book. I really wanted to write a love triangle that was a perfect triangle. Most love triangles are really sort of a love “V.” Point A and point B and a girl or boy who’s beloved by those two people. But I wanted to do something that was a real triangle where every point has a relationship. So, you know, Will and Jem’s blood brother relationship was as important as their love for Tessa and her love for them. So no part of this triangle could be broken without heartbreak. And that is what I think makes it difficult to read because you can’t conceive of how you could get out of this situation without smashing one point of that triangle. And smashing any point is going to bring pain to everybody else.

  Read Full Article here

[Giveaway] Help Me Pick a Book to Pre-Order

I have 4 books anticipating to be released this year! and I really can’t choose what to pre-order first cause all of them are good!

So I say, Help me pick a book to pre-order and ill pre-order it for you!

Expected Publication Dates:
Cloclwork Prince – December 6th 2011
Lola and The Boy Next Door – September 29th 2011
Chain Reaction – August 16th 2011
The Iron Knight – October 25th 2011


RULES:
-Must be 13 yrs old or over
MUST be a follower
-Open Internationally as long as Book Depository ships to your country.
Check here if Book Depository ships to your country.
-Book which has the most number of votes wins!
Mandatory Entry leave reason why you want me to pre-order it.
-Winner will be chosen by our random name generator program
know more about it here
-Ends 8/10/11

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A BIG THANKS TO JOY BANGSAL FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN ❤

[Interview] Julie Kagawa Author of The Iron Fey Series


As we celebrate the cover reveal of The Iron Knight the 4th Installment of The Iron Fey Series which will be released October 25th, 2011

Julie Kagawa was generous enough to allow us to have an Interview!




What book(s) influenced you on writing The Iron Fey series?

While writing the Iron King, I deliberately avoided reading any books that were fey related; I didn’t want to unconsciously copy them.  But I will say that fantasy books like Lord of the Rings and The Sword of Shannara did shape my early teenage years, and made me want to write like them.

Can you do spoilers for The Iron Knight? Pretty please. If not then it’s ok. At least give me a Puck teaser instead for Summer’s Crossing? 😀

Lol, my editor would kill me if I gave away anything about the Iron Knight.  How about a Summer’s Crossing snippet instead?

“Once upon a time, I had two close friends.  Shocking, I know, given my natural charm, but there are those who just don’t appreciate my brilliance.  We weren’t supposed to be friends, the three of us, or even friendly with each other.  I was part of the Seelie Court, and they…weren’t.  But I’d never been one for following the rules, and who knew Queen Mab’s youngest son could be such a rebel as well?  And Ariella… I’d known Ash a long time before Ariella came into the picture, but I never begrudged her presence.  She was the buffer between us; the one who could calm Ash when he slipped too far toward his ruthless Unseelie nature, or advised caution when one of my plans seemed a little…impulsive.  Once upon a time, we were inseparable.
  

Once upon a time, I did something stupid.  And lost them both in the process.”

How do you plan to end the series? Is The Iron Knight the last book?

That, unfortunately, is spoiler talk, which I’ve been threatened under punishment of…something nasty…not to reveal.  😉  As for Knight being the last book, I might return to the world of the Iron Fey sometime in the future.  As of now, however, I have a new series I’m working on.

What are your future plans after writing The Iron Fey Series?

How wonderful of you to ask! 😀 Right now I’m working on a new YA series set in a post-apocalyptic world. With vampires.

What is the best thing that has happened to you since becoming a published author?

Well, twice now, a perfect stranger has come up to me and said “OMG, you’re Julie Kagawa! I love your books!” We authors live for those moments.

Personally, who’s your most favorite character in the book? How about the least favorite?

My favorite would have to be Ash, because I love dark, broody bad boys who can wield pointy objects. I don’t really think I have a least favorite. I love all my characters, in one way or another.

 Can you list down at least 5 Random Facts about You, your characters or anything about writing the book?

  • I grew up on a farm. With dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, ducks, chickens, geese, pigs, and a horse.
  • That farm was only one acre.
  • Ash is partly based on several anime and video game characters. Squall Leonhart and Heero Yuy being the two most prominent. (Yes, I am a geek.)
  • My favorite food is sushi.
  • I was a dog trainer before I became a full-time writer.
Make sure to download Summerss Crossing for a limited time at: Harlequin Teen


Also check out our review of The Iron Queen here
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