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A INTERROBANG: ISSUE #9 (OCTOBER 13)
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- Author Diana Peterfreund is back with Across A Star-Swept Sea.
- What will the new Swoon Reads offer young adult romance fans?
- C.J. Redwine revealed a new novella in her Defiance series.
- Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles) is hosting an insignia design contest.
- Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown) and Sarah Rees Brennan (Lyburn Legacy) announced their U.K. tour.
- Keep up with this week’s new YA releases!
- Keep up with recent cover reveals!
- What’s on our list this week? Ten fascinating YA dystopians!
- Writer Harmony Beaufort discusses the YA purity myth.

YA Interrobang is hosting its first Reader’s Choice poll! We want to know: what do you think is the creepiest YA novel? What book sends shivers down your spine? Winners will be announced on October 27th. Vote here!

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Okay, so I was marking releases I was excited for on my calendar, and I was about to mark this one. It’s the sequel to For Darkness Shows the Stars which I TOTALLY loved. And duh, I was going to read the next one, but I hadn’t looked at the summary carefully. And LOOK:

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

“inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel”  - I HADN’T NOTICED THIS. THIS IS MY SECOND FAVORITE CLASSIC. I CAN’T EVEN EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT. So I needed to share.

It comes out October 15th, 2013, HERE is more information. Go read the first one, if you haven’t yet. It’s Persuasion by Jane Austen in dystopian form (SO COOL). 

PS. THE COVERS AND TITLES ARE SO PRETTY OMG

Fic: Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

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Persis was sprawled on her stomach, her long, tanned legs crossed in the air. Her hair was hanging down, making her look softer, and her clothing was light and simple. Everything about her seemed at peace now that the turmoil of the Poppy had finally passed.

Except, now, her forehead was wrinkled in concentration and she was reading off her little e-tablet, mouthing the words. Justen had no idea what she was reading so ravenously, but he supposed it was important from the way she was focused. He walked across the grassy lawn, enjoying the sunlight hitting his back, before joining her on the large blanket.

“What are you reading?” His voice disturbed her maniacal concentration and she lowered the screen.

“Politics and the English Language by George Orwell. It’s an essay about language and how its usage has changed. It’s from the ancients and it’s fascinating.”

 Justen raised his eyebrows in amusement. After so long of seeing only the fake outer shell of idiocy Persis had created, being treated to this massively intelligent and ambitious woman was still shocking. He still couldn’t believe how she’d misled him, and fooled him. But he loved watching her read and argue with others now that her identity had been exposed.

“How much are you planning to devour? You’ve read and crammed nearly five different novels and texts in the past few days.”

She rolled her eyes at him and rolled over, flopping onto her back. “Playing stupid had made me lose my edge. I need to study and pull my dusty brain out of the box I trapped it in.”

Justen laughed. “Being the Wild Poppy didn’t stimulate that wonderfully brilliant brain?”

Persis smiled ruefully, “Not in the same way.”   

I was tagged by @goodnitedodger <3 Thanks!

Rules: List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

  1. When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
  2. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  3. Crusade - Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
  4. The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
  5. The Foxhole Court - Nora Sakavic
  6. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  7. Across A Star-Swept Sea -  Diana Peterfreund
  8. Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
  9. Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard
  10. George - Alex Gino

I tag: @kk-sis, @julianajeanne, @lady-gryffindor, @iloveyouolllie, & anyone else who wants to give me book recs!