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My Maximum Ride shelf is a thing of beauty!

at-the-turning-of-a-page:

My Maximum Ride shelf is a thing of beauty!

July 2014
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marishapessl:

The Making of Night Film: Research and inspiration.

July 2014
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''This is a good story. A heroine falls from grace. A once-grateful town turns its back. The final clue is found...''
July 2014
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nancy-drew-belongs-in-a-zoo:

BEST NANCY LINE EVER

nancy-drew-belongs-in-a-zoo:

BEST NANCY LINE EVER

July 2014
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Listening to The Mysterious World of Bartho Lore again. Why can’t it be a real book? I’d read it in a heartbeat! Night Film and it’s decoder app are insanely awesome guys, you need to look into them! I haven’t seen much discussion on Night Film here and I think a lot of you would like it…

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July 2014
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Treesofreverie’s Read-a-thon Update
Completed:
Forbidden By: Tabitha Suzuma Night Film By: Marisha Pessl {Review Here}
Currently Reading:

Dark Places By: Gillian Flynn

Books Read: 2
Pages Read: 1,056

Treesofreverie’s Read-a-thon Update

Completed:

Forbidden By: Tabitha Suzuma
Night Film By: Marisha Pessl {Review Here}

Currently Reading:

Dark Places By: Gillian Flynn

Books Read: 2

Pages Read: 1,056

July 2014
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Book Review: Night Film

Author: Marisha Pessl

Pages: 602

Everybody has a Cordova story. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1977. To his fans he is an engima. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he was a father.

On a damp October night the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Her suicide appears to be the latest tragedy to hit a severely cursed dynasty.

For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world, where almost everyone seems afraid. The last time McGrath got close to exposing Cordova, he lost his marriage and his career. This time he could lost his grip on reality.

Once we face our deepest fears, what lies on the other side?

Review:

Night Film is an interactive mystery story that you should totally look into. This book has one of the coolest concepts I’ve come across in a while. Stanislas Cordova is an elusive horror film director with a something of a cult following. Scott McGrath is a journalist who’s career was destroyed due to his obsession with Cordova. When Cordova’s daughter supposedly commits suicide, Scott can’t stay away. Night Film is a multimedia book similar to Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Cat Winter’s In The Shadow Of Blackbirds told through photographs, secret webpages, and police reports. But that’s not all, Night Film has a Decoder App with bonus content. When you come across a certain symbol (pictured in the second row on the right), you can open the app and scan the page to dive even deeper into the story. Bonus content includes audio recordings, posters for Cordova’s films, a syllabus for a college class on Cordova’s work, an audiobook of a children’s story (my personal favorite), and more. I really enjoyed all of the ‘Blackboards’ pages- a secret website for Cordova’s fans. Because it’s rich in detail and like nothing I’ve ever read before, I’d definitely recommend giving Night Film a shot. Also, the hardcover is gorgeous and totally worth a few extra dollars!  

Rating: ★★★★

ISBN For My Copy: 9781400067886  

Night Film On: Goodreads / Amazon / The Book Depository

July 2014
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Game of Thrones for teens

amymcculloch:

With all the success of fantasy fiction recently, we’ve all heard the ‘Game of Thrones for teens’ marketing line applied to YA epic fantasy. But which books really stand up to that marker? The truth is, most books can’t match the complete depth and breadth of A Song of Ice and Fire but many do have elements that will appeal to lovers of GRRM. Here’s my take on the best ‘Game of Thrones for teens’ books and who they’d appeal to:

If you love… Tyrion Lannister. A flawed hero who steals every scene he’s in.

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You’ll want to read… HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie

Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand.

If you love… The Westerosi political intrigue. The battle between the houses in a rich and engrossing medieval Europe-esque world.

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You’ll want to read… FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering.

If you love… the Khaleesi and the Dothraki. Swords and sorcery in a medieval Mongolian-inspired setting.

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You’ll want to read… THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW and THE SHADOW’s CURSE by Amy McCulloch

When a young warrior is wrongfully accused of treachery against the heir to the khan, he is exiled into the desert where he must learn how to survive - and clear his name. 

If you love… Arya Stark. Kick-ass young female assassin on a journey all of her own.

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You’ll want to read… THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J Maas

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince.

If you love… beyond the Wall. Icy intrigue and mysterious supernatural creatures lurking in the woods.

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You’ll want to read… SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. A lavish world, with a Russian-inspired setting.

If you love… Brienne. A fiercely talented female warrior trapped in a man’s world, with her own twisted sense of honour

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You’ll want to read… GRACELING by Kristin Cashore

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

If you love… dragons. Just give me more and more dragons.

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You’ll want to read… Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The kingdom of Goredd is populated by humans and by dragons who fold themselves into a human form. Though they live alongside each other, the peace between them is uneasy. But when a member of the royal family is murdered, and the crime appears to have been committed by a dragon the peace and treaty between both worlds is seriously threatened …

If you want… George to explore the rest of the world he’s created and learn more about Yi Ti, the Jade Sea and Essos

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You’ll want to read… PROPHECY by Ellen Oh

A superb YA epic fantasy inspired by ancient Korea. Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.

If you want… to read a fantasy that tackles a subject even George hasn’t addressed (yet)

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You’ll want to read… PANTOMIME by Laura Lam

The heartachingly beautiful tale of intersex youth Micah and his struggle for identity and love, set within the confines of a magical travelling circus. 

Perfect, perfect, perfect. 

July 2014
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aegisdea:

Vented out on Mara. 
Mara (c) michellehodkin

aegisdea:

Vented out on Mara. 

Mara (c) michellehodkin

July 2014
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GUYS.  

michellehodkin:

maradyerandtheasylum:

So my friend’s uncle is a critic for the NY Times. His job is to read books before they come out so he can predict whether it will be on the Bestseller list. And guess what book he jut read to review? THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER. I told my friend to ask him what he thought in a very vague way,…

You can rest eas(ier), because this isn’t true.

I confirmed with my editor that the manuscript hasn’t been sent to anyone, not even reviewers. I’m still working on it!

Keep calm and carry on.

By the way, when it comes to unreleased books, please don’t do this, whether it’s true or not. It can ruin the reading experience for people and that’s no fun!

July 2014
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This story is about the Baudelaires. And they are the sort of people who know that there’s always something. Something to invent, something to read, something to bite, and something to do, to make a sanctuary, no matter how small. And for this reason, I am happy to say, the Baudelaires were very fortunate indeed.

July 2014
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kokokringlesandsonnyjoon:

andielollo:

New Nancy Drew hardbacks coming in September

These are so lovely looking. I’m thinking about buying them, but I already own three of these books…….

kokokringlesandsonnyjoon:

andielollo:

New Nancy Drew hardbacks coming in September

These are so lovely looking. I’m thinking about buying them, but I already own three of these books…….

July 2014
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epilepticnarcolepticgiraffe:

Anyone else go through those periods where you realize you haven’t been reading enough so suddenly you binge read at a rate of at least 1.5 books a day and can’t stop and will stay up til 4 am just to finish a book

This is basically me always