Did you know that March is National Reading Month across the United States?
To celebrate a full month of literacy awareness, the JJJ Book Club complied a list of our fave new releases this month including Sally Green‘s “Half Bad”, Philip Kerr‘s “The Winter Horses” and Justina Ireland‘s “Promise of Shadows”.
WHAT ARE YOU READING for National Reading Month?
Check out our full list of favorites inside… More Here! »
We’re a little over a month away from Laini Taylor’s “Dreams of Gods & Monsters” hitting shelves and the JJJ Book Club can not wait.
Good thing that EW just debuted the first chapter of the novel to hold us over!
In the final book in the series, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat.
It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing.
Read the first chapter below and be sure to pick up a copy on April 8th!
The JJJ Book Club read a lot of books over the holidays — and not just any books, but real page turners that we had to wait for the hardcovers to come out for.
Want to see some of our faves that we read which come out this month — that include “Cress”, “Ignite Me”, “Tsarina” and “The Well’s End”?
We’ll admit, we loved “Tsarina” and “Cress” a lot and almost couldn’t get through “Insanity” — so many twists and turns!
We’ve got a whole list of them, with descriptions that you can check out inside… More Here! »
Have you all picked up your copy of “Ignite Me” by Tahereh Mafi in stores yet?
No worries if you haven’t — because you can win it from JJJ!
We’ve got our hands on one FULL set of Ms. Mafi‘s book series, starting with “Shatter Me”, “Unravel Me” and the newest in the series, “Ignite Me”, and they’re all signed by her, too!
“Ignite Me” follows Juliette, who now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she’ll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew – about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam – was wrong.
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The JJJ Book Club is having a hard time putting Tahereh Mafi‘s new book “Ignite Me” down.
It’s so hard when the book is so good and you never want to put it down.
We had the opportunity to chat with Ms. Mafi about the newest installment in the series, her plans for the future of it, and more. Check it:
JJJ: Let’s start from the beginning: What initially sparked the idea for Juliette and the Shatter Me series?
TM: An image of a girl. I had been writing (and failing) for a long time before writing Shatter Me; every story I’ve ever written has started with a voice, an image, or both. For Shatter Me, it started with a very clear picture of a girl who, for some reason, appeared in my mind one evening as I sat down to write. I could see her very clearly: alone, terrified, curled into herself in a dark corner. All I knew about her was that she’d been locked up for a crime she didn’t intend to commit. So I opened up a new document and started writing, trying to capture her on paper. I asked questions about who she was, where she came from, and what must’ve happened to get her where she was, and slowly, the story of Juliette came to life.
JJJ: Did you know from the start how it would all come together, or is it something that progressed on it’s own over time?
TM: I don’t outline first books [in a series], because I like them to be fluid, dynamic, and a little unexpected. I like to discover the story as I write it. But once the world is fully established, I have to play within the confines of the world I’ve created, so the second and third books are very plotted-out and roughly outlined. When I finished writing the first book, I’d gotten to really know my characters; I’d gotten a look inside their hearts. It was important for me to know what was most important to each of them — and what would kill them to lose. And that’s when I knew how things would have to end.
(Click inside for the rest of our interview with Tahereh Mafi…) More Here! »
Check out the cover reveal for Kami Garcia‘s upcoming book, “Unmarked”!
Ms. Garcia debuted the cover on her personal website on early Friday morning, giving readers a glimpse at the second book of the Legion Series.
The sequel’s jacket copy:
“He is here… and he could be anyone.
“Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free.
“Now Kennedy and the other Legion members–Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared–have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?”
ARE YOU EXCITED for “Unmarked”?
Jeff Kinney‘s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck” took the top spot on the 2013 Best Selling Books List, according to Publisher’s Weekly.
The book series, which also spawned three movies, follows Greg Heffley, who is on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance.
Check out the full list of Top Children’s and Young Adult Books below!
2. “Divergent” and “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth
3. “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan
4. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
5. “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans” by Rush Limbaugh
6. “I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story” by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, and Laura Park
7. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
8. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
9. “Frozen: The Junior Novelization”
10. “Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends” by Shannon Hale
WHAT WAS YOUR Favorite Book of 2013? More Here! »