An excerpt:

A sin itself has no classification; it depends on the religion. Certain acts are known as sins in certain religions. Maybe what Islam declares as a sin, Christianity or Judaism doesn’t declare it as a sin. What is a sin then? A sin is a legislation of the religious law – it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad act. If God doesn’t want you to do certain things and you do it, it’s a sin. Sitting down or standing up is not a sin; but if God says, ‘Sit down,’ don’t stand. If you stand up, it’s a sin. In other words a sin is an act of disobedience. If someone is a sinner, it does not mean he is a bad person because not all sins are bad.

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I am giving away three Sinner advanced review copies to Tumblr people, and because I dislike complicated rules, all you have to do is reblog these two images with the following text or some version of it that doesn’t hurt your soul:

"Sinner, the standalone companion to the #1 NYT Bestselling Shiver series, coming July 1. Custom book wrapper if you pre-order from Fountain Bookstore.”

and you’re entered. International is fine. Only one reblog counts, so if you fall asleep on your keyboard and accidentally reblog it fourteen times, that is still one entry. “Likes” don’t count. It’s running from today until May 31st, when I’ll pick three random reblogs to win.

mylovelysummergirl’s summer reading list 2014

I really cannot wait to read them, every book promises so much. Have you read one of them? Which is your favourite? 

The Museum Of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Last Chance by Sarah Dessen

It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (not in the picture)

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Kirkus Reviews just reviewed SINNER and called it “A spectacularly messy, emotionally oh-so-human romance.” (full review here)

Publishers Weekly also reviewed it and said: “… Stiefvater’s talent for wordcraft and her powers of observation are as sharp as ever, and the L.A. setting gives her even more cause than usual to treat cars like characters.

I feel deeply understood.

And first three chapters here. The rest on July 1. Also, I just got the final proofs in for the custom book wrappers (that you can get at any of the tour stops or if you pre-order from Fountain Bookstore) and they are looking pretty great.

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