lisa mantchev!

the signs as star quotes
  • Aries: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” —Carl Sagan
  • Taurus: “Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.” —Aberjhani
  • Gemini: "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” —Carl Sagan
  • Cancer: “Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” —e. e. cummings
  • Leo: “There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.” —John Green
  • Virgo: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —Lisa Mantchev
  • Libra: “Stars are the scars of the universe.” —Ricky Maye
  • Scorpio: “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sagittarius: “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” —J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Capricorn: “Non est ad astra mollis e terris via." (”There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.”) —Seneca
  • Aquarius: “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?” —Neil Gaiman
  • Pisces: “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” —Sarah Williams

Supernatural Creations Challenge | octomoosey
↳ prompt: sam + quote:
 “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” (Lisa Mantchev)

“I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend…I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…”
― Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

YA Book Master List

Hi guys! This is the list you need if you’re looking for your next YA book, with some middle grade and adult fiction included. Many books could fit into multiple genres, so I placed them as I saw fit. For the sake of space, more genres (dystopian, contemporary, etc) are below the cut.

Science Fiction/Hybrids:

  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Beta (4) by Rachel Cohn
  • The Fifth Wave (3) by Rick Yancey
  • Gone (6) by Michael Grant
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Across the Universe (3) by Beth Revis
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (5) by Douglas Adams
  • Skinned (3) by Robin Wasserman
  • Mila 2.0 (3) by Debra Driza 
  • Maximum Ride (8) by James Patterson
  • Unwind (4) by Neal Shusterman
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • Uglies (4) by Scott Westerfeld
  • Partials (3) by Dan Wells
  • These Broken Stars (4) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Starglass (3) by Phoebe North
  • Virals (5) by Kathy Reichs
  • What’s Left of Me (3) by Kat Zhang
  • Glitch (3) by Heather Anastasiu
  • The Prophecy of Arcadia (2) by M.H Soars
  • The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

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bookishspacequeen replied to your post: I will forever be bitter about how many of my…

Oh, yes. Please make a list.

I DON’T NEED TO BE ASKED TWICE

I live for recommending books so. Here we go. This is probably going to get really long…..

  • The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon - Okay, listen. This is one of the two series that will always hold a very, very special place in my heart because I read these books when I wrote my first ever book. So they’re packed full of nostalgia and all that good stuff. Also they’re straight up amazing and I don’t understand why no one has read them?
  • The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima - This is the other series that will forever take up space in my heart. I will never forget how I cried myself to sleep after I finished reading the last one in the series (I have a problem with attachments to fictional characters, okay?). I love these books a lot and everyone should go read them right now and then come yell at me about them.
  • The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas - Another super incredible YA high fantasy series that everyone should read right now! The first book has some shaky world building but oh my god, the characters are AMAZING! I just finished the third book earlier this month and I already miss Iolanthe and Titus so much. I screamed at these books a lot and it was a great time.
  • Sekret & Skandal by Lindsay Smith - These psychic teenage Russian spies stole my heart go read these books now. I was so sad when I finished Skandal (still am) because I never wanted to leave these kids.
  • also Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith - Amazing high fantasy espionage. I really need to reread this soon. It was one of my favorite books from last year and I need everyone to read it. Right now.

(while you’re at it just go follow @lindsaysmithdc, she’s amazing and also she has another book coming out in October. I’m dying to read it and everyone else should be too)

  • The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore - Achingly beautiful YA magical realism. This book. I will never be able to accurately sum up how good it so so just read it. 
  • The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin - I’ve actually only read the first two books in this series but they are AMAZING and obviously the third one will be too because, duh, it’s N. K. Jemisin.
  • The Mapmakers Trilogy by S. E. Grove - MG fantasy. These books remind me a little bit of His Dark Materials (which everyone should also go read if you haven’t already). Anyway. The world building is incredible and the main characters Sophia and Theo are the cutest ever. I want to live inside these books.
  • The Monstrumologist Series by Rick Yancey - I LOVE THESE BOOKS. SO MUCH!!! They’re dark and horrible and twisted and I have never been so delighted. The writing, the setting, the characters - it’s all incredible. Also I cried a lot while reading these and that’s always good.
  • An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet - Technically this is dystopia but it reads more like fantasy. This weird, wonderful book broke my heart. I’m overwhelmingly in love with all the characters and still weeping about everything.
  • A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston - Beautiful retelling of One Thousand and One Nights. I don’t have words for this stunning book. I never wanted it to end.
  • A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz - Yeah I’m still crying over this one. This book was so strange and haunting and gritty and just downright gorgeous. I’m probably never going to get over it.
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - This book is a weird, sad, beautiful little treasure. I don’t know what else to say about it? Just read it and come cry with me.
  • In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo - This is one of the most beautiful books I own. Half of the story is written by Kiersten White (everyone go read her newest book And I Darken it’s phenomenal and I’m marrying it) and half of the story is illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo and it’s dark and creepy and sad and beautiful.
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea & Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke - I LOVE. THESE BOOKS. SO. MUCH. Please read them. They’re really weird but… that’s what makes them so incredible? I read the second book in one sitting and I am greatly looking forward to rereading them someday.
  • Wink, Poppy, Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke - Again, really weird but really brilliant. 
  • The Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld - Super incredible steampunk/alternate history of WWI. It’s been a long time since I’ve read these books but I love them a lot. Also Keith Thompson illustrated them and wow I could look at those illustrations for days. The characters in this series are some of my favorites ever and everything is just really, really delightful.
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow - So I’m not really a huge fan of dystopia, but I loved this. A lot. It’s quite unlike other dystopia and also involves a ridiculous AI. Honestly the whole cast of characters is brilliant. Also minor spoiler (I guess??) Happy bisexual girls!!!!! (Everyone should also read her debut Plain Kate. I’m still crying.)
  • Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey - This is another really dark and twisted book and it messed me up. I’m dying for the second one.
  • The Abarat Series by Clive Barker - These books are WEIRD and I love them so, so much. I think I read the first one when I was like… 11 or 12? I have no idea when the fourth one is going to be published so that kind of sucks and I believe there is also supposed to be a fifth one? But oh man. These books are a trip. Also the villain!!! Like everything in this series he’s really freaking weird and I love him a lot. (He looks like a corpse, his grandmother stitched his lips shut with he was young, and his nightmares swim around in this weird collar thing he wears. And… I don’t want to say he’s the LI, because he’s not but… idk, it’s hard to talk about without being spoilery so everyone should just go read the books.) The illustrations are also great and sometimes a bit demented.
  • Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev - I haven’t read the rest of this series but I’m sure the other books will be equally charming. The theatre geek in me was absolutely thrilled by this. I practically lived in my community theatre growing up (I mean… not to the extent of Bertie, who actually does live in the theatre, but you know) but trust me this book is still charming even if you have no knowledge of theatre whatsoever.
  • Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee - YA historical fiction about a Chinese-American girl during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Yeah, this broke my heart and I might have sent it back to the library with tear stains…. (It also made me smile a lot, too, and is just really touching and beautiful.)

All right. I’m probably missing lots of wonderful books and I could go on for ages because books are my life but this is getting really long so we’ll stop here. I hope everyone finds new amazing books to cry about read!

(also I realize that a lot of this is just me saying GO READ IT NOW because I am not good at talking about books I love. Either I scream a lot, or I write like 15 page love letters and since no one actually wants to hear that I settled for lots of demanding)

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Looking for a new book to read? 

We’ve got suggestions based on genre and books you may have already loved. 

If you’re into fantasy…

Readers who loved Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black should check out Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev for more witty and romantic stories set in worlds where fairies are real. 

Fans of The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey, check out Indelible by Dawn Metcalf for more stories of girls who can see magical creatures, go on adventures, and fall in love. 

Looking for books set in the sky? Perfect Ruin by Lauren Stefano is set in a magical floating city that is the utopia it is supposed to be.  In Magonia by Marla Headley the city in the sky is where the main character can finally breathe. 

If you’re into contemporary YA…

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley are both stories of artists falling in love and finding themselves told from multiple perspectives and bursting with lyrical prose. 

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr and Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia both deal with mother-daughter relationships and teenage pregnancy in a compelling and realistic way. 

Great by Sara Benincasa riffs on The Great Gatsby, while the protagonist in Solitaire by Alice Oseman is a Holden Caulfield for the digital age. Both present smart and edgy stories about how social media effects the lives of teens. 

If you like mysteries or thrillers…

Fans of Pretty Little Liars series should check out They All Fall Down by Roxane St. Claire. Murder? Check. High school drama? Check. 

The Rules of Disappearing by Ashley Elston and Fake ID by Lamar Giles are both about teens in the witness protection program, but Rules has a side of romance and Fake ID is heavy on the conspiracy. 

I’d Tell You I Love You, But then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter is a fun mystery with spies – fans will find the same in Robin Benway’s Also Known As.

We’ve got more new Like–>Try–>Whys coming your way, and you can find the archive of our booklists here

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A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in December 2014.  Check out this month’s new releases below.  Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases, but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere.  If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!

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anonymous asked:

Do you know a good Fantasy book with Faeries, Faeries and Faeries ? (Pixies, unicorns and pegasus' are allowed )I've already read The Iron fey, Creepy Hollow and Wings yayy

Here are some that we are obsessed with!

- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

- All That Glows by Ryan Graudin

- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

- Tithe by Holly Black

- Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

- The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones

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Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (10/11 - 16/11)

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer ✤ November 10th

Soundless by Richelle Mead ✤ November 10th

Sugar Skulls by Lisa Mantchev & Glenn Dallas ✤ November 10th

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott ✤ November 10th

Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts ✤ November 10th

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick ✤ November 10th

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

ahprodithe-archive  asked:

Gimme some book recommendations that have fantasy, love, badass female characters but aren't nesecarilly anti-love/anti-man, with a deep and interesting storyline (pretty please? c:)

I most certainly can! What you’re asking for is basically a well-rounded lady character with a well-rounded story and a love interest that treats her with respect in a fantasy setting, which happens to be my favorite kinds of story!

I’m including sci-fi in this because fantasy and sci-fi go hand in hand and also I really, really love these books.

- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (fantasy world, with two loves on opposite sides of a political war, both of whom respect the political cunning of the other)
- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner (two people stranded on a planet must find a way to survive and learn to respect each other)
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (a fantasy with a light romance, where a girl goes to recuse her love interest’s cousin from an evil man)
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (their planet blows up and two people who broke up that morning are stranded on two different spaceships and I’m not joking when I say this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and it comes out in October and you should buy it when it does)
- Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood (also sci-fi about a girl who marries herself to a rival house to try and save her sister - comes out in December and was really interesting to read and I love the relationships within the story)
- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (Bertie lives in a Theatre where every character in a story comes to life and it has a love triangle but Bertie’s like I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR LOVE TRIANGLES I NEED TO FIND OUT WHO I AM and it’s great and also very funny)
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (alina can summon the sun and the darkling wants to use her power for himself and there’s lots of sexy romance options but mostly it’s about alina determining whether she wants to be a queen or a saint or the ultimate ruler and her relationship with power)
- Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell (girl with a god in her head is also a thief - really awesome fantasy with a light romance element and i loved this book)

And some adult titles with hella crossover appeal
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik (girl is taken to the lair of a supposedly evil man and he teaches her how to use magic as the evil in the world moves closer to her hometown and those she loves)
- Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold (girl who was raised with magical wolves discovers that she’s royalty and is taken back to her human home but is still HELLA MAGIC and nobody really knows how to handle her and it’s great; one of my favorite fantasy novels with a really really light romance element)
- Soulless by Gail Carriger (paranormal steampunk fantasy with some of the funniest writing I’ve ever read - so so so much fun)

These are all ones I’ve read and enjoyed and there are a lot more I can recommend (see also: my recommendations page on my personal Tumblr) but that should start you out!