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Preorder Sarah J. Maas’s A COURT OF MIST AND FURY to receive a series tote bag!!! Submit your proof of preorder here by May 2, 2016 to get this awesome bag while supplies last. Offer open to USA, Canada, UK, AU, and NZ.

Got questions? We’ve got answers below! And for more details, check out our terms & conditions.

ACOMAF Preorder Offer FAQ!

1. Does it matter what retailer I preorder from or what version of the book I choose?

Nope! This offer applies to preorders from any and all retailers and both print and ebooks.

2. What counts as “proof of preorder”?

You can upload your confirmation email, a screenshot of your order confirmation, or even a photo of the order confirmation on your phone or computer.

3. How will I know if you received my submission?

When you submit at the site linked above, you’ll see a screen that says “submission was successful.” If you don’t see this screen, try again. Due to the volume of submissions, we can’t confirm receipt of individual submissions.

4. I preordered a book for my friend too. Can we each get a tote?

Yes. Be sure to either upload each proof of preorder separately and with the address that the tote should be sent to.

5. When will I receive my tote?

We will start sending the totes out at on-sale. Please allow at least 4 weeks for delivery. If it’s June and you haven’t received your tote, contact @bloomsburykids on twitter. (Note that if it hasn’t been four weeks, we’ll just ask you to check in again in June. Also note that due to the volume, the mailing process takes several days, so people will receive their totes in waves. Don’t panic if you see a friend with a tote and yours hasn’t come yet!)

 IGer @divergentbibliophile46:

‘She is oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. The same elements that are inside the rest of us, but I can’t help thinking she’s more than that and she’s got other elements going on that no one’s ever heard of, ones that make her stand apart from everybody else.’ - Theodore Finch 

💖 The Periodic Table of Violet and Finch 💖 #Finlet #AllTheBrightPlaces

anonymous asked:

Hello can you suggest us books featuring a professional (hunter/time traveller/wizard/detective/anything) and his/her companion as main characters? Thank you (:

Hi there, lovely!

We aren’t sure if we’re on the right path with these books, but hopefully! *fingers crossed* 

We came up with some characters who are professionals in certain fields and they usually have either one or more companions. We hope this still suits to your criteria? Anyhow, we hope this helps and happy reading! (✿◠‿◠)

Love,
Fizzle Reads family

Can we get some models with acne please?? Everyone’s on about diversity of sizes and skin colour (which is fab) but I’ve never seen a model with acne. Everybody views acne as a negative thing, when really it’s just another part of puberty; there’s nothing wrong or scary about it, so many people have it and yet there’s a lack of representation of it.

THE RULE OF MIRRORS Blog Tour Schedule

Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’Brien

The fast-paced, psychologically thrilling sequel to The Vault of Dreamers follows Rosie after her consciousness has been split in two.

The entire country was watching when Rosie Sinclair was expelled from Forge, the prestigious arts school that doubles as a reality TV show. But few know how Dean Berg was mining students’ dreams in laboratories deep below the school. And no one, least of all the Dean himself, knows that when Rosie’s dreams were seeded into the mind of another patient, Rosie’s consciousness woke up in that body–a girl far from Forge, a girl with a completely different life from Rosie, a girl who is pregnant.

Told from alternating points of view between Rosie as she makes sense of her new identity and the shattered subconscious that still exists in her old body, The Rule of Mirrors will keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them hungry for more.

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Dope (2015) 

The fourth feature film from director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope tells the story of a Los Angeles teenage geek growing up in a tough neighborhood. Amidst applying to college, he and his two best friends are embroiled in a drug deal gone wrong.

Dope is essentially a Tarantino film crossed with a quirky young adult film, yet it more than manages to present itself as hip and remarkably fresh. Throughout the hip hop culture references and quirky storytelling devices, there are genuine character moments and original, provocative messages. At its heart, Dope is a wacky feel-good comedy, but at no point does it attempt to present itself as something it’s not - it’s surprisingly real.

Shameik Moore delivers what may prove to be a career-defining performance in his first lead role as Malcolm, the aforementioned aspirational geek. His two best friends are Jib (played excellently by Tony Revolori, who you may recognize from The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Diggy (played very believably by Kiersey Clemons, who you may recognize from TV shows Transparent and Extant). The stellar cast is rounded off by Zoë Kravitz (of Mad Max: Fury Road fame), Blake Anderson (of Workaholics fame), Rakim Mayers (as A$AP Rocky), Quincy Brown, Chanel Iman, Kimberly Elise, and a host of others. Rick Fox even makes a glorious cameo, and Forest Whitaker himself narrates (he also produced alongside Pharrell Williams).

The music consists of pre-existing hip hop pieces combined with original tracks from Pharrell himself. It’s a Tarantino-esque blend that is masterfully wrung for its full potential. Not only does the film sound great, it looks great, too. The movie has a lovely color palette, and the cinematography perfectly accentuates the action onscreen.

Personally, I loved this movie, but it may not be for everyone. Those expecting a light-hearted comedy might be surprised by the higher levels of violence and exorbitant amount of foul language, though I think it fits the movie’s tone and style quite well (and those expecting a hardcore crime story were most likely sorely mislead by someone). Despite the real portrayals of crime, drugs, and tough neighborhoods, Dope is a confident, optimistic look at racial tensions and coming-of-age stories in general. Watch Dope. You may be pleasantly surprised, or even blown away.

- T. Malcolm

Formation

The Importance of Representation

I know this is a book blog and Beyoncé dropping new song Formation may not be directly related to books or The #DiverseBooks2k16 Project, but the representation that comes from the song very much ties in. Whether you like the song or not, you can’t deny it’s important message, especially when paired with the video that highlights so much more.

I was truly shown how important it was when I listened to the latest episode of podcast The Read (@thisistheread). It’s hosted by two black american’s who love Beyoncé and they spent a good amount of time dissecting the Formation video by sharing what they loved about it. It gave me a warm feeling listening to it because they weren’t just stanning out, but also overjoyed at being represented for who they are. As a white male I have zero chance of feeling racially underrepresented. I only have to turn on the TV for two seconds to prove that. So it was great hearing two people that have been racially underrepresented all their lives feel what I take, racially, for granted.

My favourite part is when one of the hosts, Crissle, says how good it feels to have someone of Beyoncé’s status representing who Crissle is as a person. Crissle grew up in one of the states Beyoncé is representing and expresses how great it is to feel valued when black girls from the middle-of-nowhere are often written off and assumed not to achieve much.

I urge you to listen to the episode because it really shows why every single person, no matter who you are or where you are from, deserves to be represented. Hearing someone underrepresented feel properly and fully represented will make you smile.

Listen on soundcloud here.

The #DiverseBooks2k16 Project is about highlighting underrepresentation in young adult literature and with February in the project being about People of Colour, this is a great example of how good being racially represented can make people feel.

Flash Snark: The 5th Wave — Part Two

Last time, we opened this book on fear-mongering, reactionary quotes, a shitload of arrogance on the book’s part, obnoxious backstory and we still have no idea what the book’s world is like. We did leave on one genuine moment of the character crying for the loss of her innocence, because she is now a killer. Well, time to elaborate on that.

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There is this lady on the train - I see her most mornings, who is almost always with a book in her hand. She’s around…40 years old, maybe? The really cool thing is that she reads YA (this morning, she was reading a book in the Septimus Heap series, I saw her reading Holes a while ago).  And she is so chill about it, just enjoying her book, reading literally until the train has stopped in the station. And I think that’s fantastic, because we’re so hell bent on labeling everything in our lives, including things related to reading (you’re an adult, so you should read only adult books, you should be reading more classics, you should not read things that are simpler), that we’re forgetting that we’re supposed to do whatever makes us happy. And if reading YA/children’s literature/middle grade makes us happy, we should just do it.

And when you see those good things—and I promise you, there are so many good things—they’re going to be so much brighter for you than they are for other people, just like the abyss always seems deeper and bigger when you stare at it. If you stick it out, it’s all going to feel worth it in the end. Every moment you live, every darkness you face, they’ll all feel worth it when you’re staring light in the face.
—  Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World