a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

01 Apr

Event Tonight at the 92nd Street Y!

Explore the worlds of YA romance, fantasy and dystopia as Melissa de la Cruz (author of the bestselling The Au PairsBlue Bloods and Ashleys series) launches her new book The Ring and the Crown.

Susan Ee (Angelfall and World After), Alexandra Bracken (Never Fade) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds and The Heartland Trilogy) join her to discuss new projects.

Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 8:15 pm

Location: 92nd Street Y Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Venue: Warburg Lounge

Price: from $22.00 (PSST Use the promo code YALIT for free tickets!)

Please come if you’re in the area!  I’ll give you some good tidbits from TDM3 if you do!! :)

31 Mar

strandbooks:

These are pretty sweet.

fer1972
:

Handmade Brooches made from the original Book Pages by House of Iismay

08 Feb

alelea:

The Darkest Minds: 8 quotes

I think maybe the most frustrating feeling in the world is to have something to say buy not know how to ut it into words. To have lived through something but not be able to get it out of you before it festers.

05 Feb

The Journey from Manuscript to Book

What happens to a manuscript after it leaves an editor’s desk? This video explores the next critical steps in the pre-publishing process, from copy editing the text to designing and coding each interior page so the book renders beautifully in print and digital formats. Watch the video and go behind the scenes of preparing a manuscript for print and eBook production.

Love this!

14 Jan
09 Jan

What does the books say?!

27 Dec

moiyoko:

Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.

I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs. 

Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.

So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.

19 Nov shaloway:

YA MEME:  [6/10] series or books

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: The Darkest Minds, Never Fade

shaloway:

YA MEME:  [6/10] series or books

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: The Darkest Minds, Never Fade

13 Nov

ba-in-bs:

Click through to awesome photo array at: http://www.buzzfeed.com/doree/quotes-about-writing

12 Nov

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction 2013 — Goodreads Choice Awards

nanderan:

Vote for “The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken for the Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction novel!

Please be sure to vote again and help it advance to the final round!  Thank you to everyone who voted it into the semifinals!

11 Nov
I just want to write someone’s favorite book.

Markus Zusak (Goodreads Livestream, November 5, 2013)

(Source: raisingareader)

03 Nov Yay!  Found a Sunday NYT in the airport!

Yay! Found a Sunday NYT in the airport!

15 Oct Happy birthday, NEVER FADE! I’m so excited US/Canada residents are finally able to start reading today! I don’t have release information on foreign editions, but each publisher might have the dates up on their website.
It should be in a good number of B&Ns and Walmarts, but you might want to call ahead and make sure they’ve stocked it. If you have an ereader, you can obviously download it instantly. :) 
More good news: THE DARKEST MINDS is still 99 cents to download on your Kindle, iPad, and Nook.
Let me know what you think of NEVER FADE, but please be sure to mark your spoilers!  
Thank you all SO much again for your excitement and patience over the past few months!!  I wish I had some words of wisdom to say on this occasion, but, really, I just hope you guys enjoy it!

Happy birthday, NEVER FADE! I’m so excited US/Canada residents are finally able to start reading today! I don’t have release information on foreign editions, but each publisher might have the dates up on their website.

It should be in a good number of B&Ns and Walmarts, but you might want to call ahead and make sure they’ve stocked it. If you have an ereader, you can obviously download it instantly. :) 

More good news: THE DARKEST MINDS is still 99 cents to download on your Kindle, iPad, and Nook.

Let me know what you think of NEVER FADE, but please be sure to mark your spoilers! 

Thank you all SO much again for your excitement and patience over the past few months!!  I wish I had some words of wisdom to say on this occasion, but, really, I just hope you guys enjoy it!

12 Oct

The Darkest Minds for 99 cents!

Hey, good news! For a limited time (I’m not sure how long) you can download THE DARKEST MINDS for 99 cents if you’re in the US/Canada!  Or, if you already own a digital copy, you can gift it to a friend or family member you think will be into it.

Amazon/Kindle

B&N/Nook

iBookstore/iPad

If you’re outside of the US, you can try changing the settings on your reading device to say you’re in the US—some people have had luck downloading IN TIME that way, too. Likewise, both Nook and Kindle have program you can download onto your computer and read that way.

Book 2, NEVER FADE, comes out on Tuesday the 15th!  Now’s a great time to read—you’ll be able to immediately jump into the next part!

Enjoy!

10 Oct nprfreshair:

Meet Ben’s Sister, Jane, History’s Forgotten Franklin
Maureen Corrigan reviews Book of Ages by Jill Lepore, a gripping biography about Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister Jane who lived her life in poverty with 12 children:

Book of Ages is the name of Lepore’s extraordinary new book about Jane Franklin, but to call it simply a biography would be like calling Ben’s experiments with electricity mere kite flying.  Lepore says that, in addition to telling Jane’s story, she’s also meditating here on the limits of traditional genres like biography and history, which, by necessity, still favor the lives of public figures.  Jane Franklin’s life was mostly lived in the shadows; so to read its traces, Lepore augments her own training as a historian with literary criticism, archeology, sociology, and even some of the techniques of fiction.

Read the full review here

I’m so excited to read this!  I’m in the middle of re-reading 1776, but this will make for a great companion.

nprfreshair:

Meet Ben’s Sister, Jane, History’s Forgotten Franklin

Maureen Corrigan reviews Book of Ages by Jill Lepore, a gripping biography about Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister Jane who lived her life in poverty with 12 children:

Book of Ages is the name of Lepore’s extraordinary new book about Jane Franklin, but to call it simply a biography would be like calling Ben’s experiments with electricity mere kite flying.  Lepore says that, in addition to telling Jane’s story, she’s also meditating here on the limits of traditional genres like biography and history, which, by necessity, still favor the lives of public figures.  Jane Franklin’s life was mostly lived in the shadows; so to read its traces, Lepore augments her own training as a historian with literary criticism, archeology, sociology, and even some of the techniques of fiction.

Read the full review here

I’m so excited to read this!  I’m in the middle of re-reading 1776, but this will make for a great companion.