Friday, November 23, 2012

8 New YALit in Stores 11/24-11/30 Plus Giveaway of Christopher Paolini's INHERITANCE Deluxe Ed

Happy Black Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I am extremely thankful for all of you, and for all the readers and writers who make the world of young adult literature an amazing place.

Happy reading,




Inheritance (Deluxe Edition)
by Christopher Paolini

This deluxe edition of the spellbinding conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle includes:

A glimpse at life in Alagaësia after the final scene of the series
Never-before-seen art by the author
A new scene within the story
A note to readers from the author
An exclusive full-color foldout poster by award-winning artist John Jude Palencar

Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king Galbatorix and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

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by Antony John
Signed Hardcover


A mysterious and powerful fantasy adventure from a Schneider Award winner

In the near future, most of the population of the United States has been destroyed by the plague. The few remaining survivors live in colonies on the barrier islands off the East Coast. In one colony near Cape Hatteras, almost all the members have elemental powers and can control wind, water, earth, and fire. All but sixteen-year-old Thomas. When the Guardians, the powerful adult leaders, are kidnapped by pirates seeking to take over their colony, it is up to Thomas and a small group of teens to save them and preserve the mysteries of the island.

Fast action, strategy, and mystery churn together into a bold and fresh fantasy from an award-winning author.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Elemental?

More than any book I've written, ELEMENTAL is the novel I want to give to teen me. Until time travel happens, I guess that's not really feasible, which is a shame. Teen me had a short concentration span and was scared of long books. Teen me craved adventure and a healthy dose of suspense. Teen me wasn't terribly special in most of the ways that teen boys wish they were special. And it's exactly these ingredients that I threw into the mix of ELEMENTAL: a main character who is an outsider faces a dangerous situation and must work out what's going on, even though it seems he is the least suited to do so. And all of this is packaged in a book that is fast-moving and suspenseful. What I love about this is that even though I won't get to enjoy ELEMENTAL as a teen, I know plenty of teen boys who are the same as I used to be. This is my book for them.

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The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things)
by Anna Godbersen

In 1929, the Bright Young Things escape Manhattan's heat for the lush lawns and sparkling bays of White Cove, looking for leisure, love, and luck.
New York City's latest It Girl, Cordelia Grey, is flying high with celebrity pilot Max Darby. But Max is a private person with a reputation to uphold—and a secret to hide. A public romance with a bootlegger's daughter could cost him more than just his good name. . . .
Aspiring triple threat Letty Larkspur has finally gotten her big break, but will her talent—and special bond with the married silver-screen star Valentine O'Dell—make her a target in the cutthroat world of Hollywood? Perhaps the ingenue knows how to play the leading lady after all.
Newly married to her longtime sweetheart, socialite Astrid Donal finds herself spending more time with one of her husband's henchmen than with him. With so many secrets between man and wife, is the honeymoon already coming to an end?
As summer reaches its hottest peak, these sun-kissed girls will find out if their luck can last . . . or if dark surprises are on the horizon.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes the riveting conclusion to the one summer these Bright Young Things will never forget.

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  1. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! Great choices to giveaway. Spread the word for you.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing all your advice and these awesome giveaways.

  3. Black Friday! I would so much rather be on here trying to win then out in that chaos! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

    I can't believe there's only one new book release next week. Some weeks there are just too many to comprehend. :D

  5. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

    Wait...does that say I WON?!?!

    OMG. Thank you so much! This is sooo awesome!

    *happy dance*

    I can't wait to read it!

    (Yes, all those exclamation points are necessary.)

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  7. Love being able to see what you are posting. I gained so much from working with you on the First 5 Pages in Sept. Keep up the good work!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway.


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