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maggie-stiefvater:

I have done my best to sum up The Dream Thieves for readers wanting a refresher before Blue Lily, Lily Blue comes out on 10/21.

in short

The Dream Thieves is the second book in the four-book Raven Cycle. The sequel follows four private school boys (Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah), three professional psychics (Calla, Maura, and Persephone), two cars (an elderly but powerful Camaro named the Pig and a brutish but nuanced Mitsubishi named the Mitsubishi), and one clever and judgmental girl who is shorter than the author (Blue). Gansey still searches the mountains of Virginia for the legendary Welsh king Glendower, a quest made more plausible by the group’s discovery of a creepy, gorgeous, sentient, magical, adjective, adjective forest called Cabeswater. In The Dream Thieves, however, all of this takes a back seat to Ronan’s confession on the last page of The Raven Boys: he can take things out of his dreams.

Read it all on Recaptains.

Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock

Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock

The concluding volume of The Skyscraper Throne series will not disappoint fans! Our Lady of the Streets brings Beth and Pen together to take on the Mirror-Goddess and save London from an imaginable fate.

This series is the story of two best friends who take on an urban goddess. Beth and Pen have gone through so much since we met them, but the hardest part of their journey is yet to come. Beth has…

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Lois Lane YA Novel Due for January

gwendabond:

dcwomenkickingass:

Lois Lane will be getting the YA novel treatment come January from author Gwenda Bond. The book, titled Fallout, is from Capstone/Switch will focus on young Lois Lane just starting out in Metropolis. The 304 page book will be released in January. Will Superman appear? Check out the blurb below to see.

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Well, that didn’t take long and I’m honored to see it on dcwomenkickingass (Lois would be proud). The release date may be a little later, but otherwise (!!!!) and more news on the way from the switchpresspub team very soon — including more gorgeous teasers!

I’m thrilled that everyone is so excited about this. I felt exactly the same when the possibility of writing it came up. I love Lois.

Of course, I love Lois.

Who doesn’t?

And I think you’ll all be very happy. Much more soon! After a little chair-dancing.

Out of Control by Sarah Alderson

Out of Control by Sarah Alderson

Out of Control is a heart-stopping adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat from the first chapter. It includes Alderson’s trademark action and amazing characters and takes on an issue rarely seen in YA fiction.

I love how realistic the characters are. On the surface Liva’s a spoilt girl and Jay is a street-thug, but both defy expectations and grow into amazing, dimensional…

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[Mark] Latham suggested that Australia adopt voluntary voting because then “parties would have to come up with genuine policies that matter to people to encourage them to go out and vote” and it would “make parties more courageous and genuine”.

But the political science research strongly shows the opposite, with the United States the classic case of a voluntary voting system where the parties are anything but responsive or courageous. They pander to sectional interests because in voluntary voting systems turnout is heavily skewed in favour of the well-off and politicians are keenly aware of their constituency.

No US president has ever been elected by a majority of eligible voters and, in the last US presidential election in 2012, only 54 per cent of the voting age population voted. As in other voluntary systems, people with high incomes, education and occupation dominate voting.

American politics only makes sense when viewed through this prism of politicians who can disregard the needs of non-voters — including the poor, the working poor and the marginalised — without fear of strong electoral consequences.

The abominable US healthcare system, their deregulated, expensive university education system and their harsh and leaky welfare safety net that contributes to high crime rates and entrenched poverty are all the result of politicians knowing they can pretty safely ignore the needs of all but those who vote — and who donate.

This is why I support compulsory voting.

It’s not perfect by any stretch, but it’s infinitely better than the alternative.

(via themyskira)

It’s just not democratic if you’re not having everyone vote.

(via dukenarrativium)

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

I read this in one sitting! It was gorgeous and beautiful and Stephanie Perkins writes the best books!

It’s been so long since I read Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door that I forgot that we’ve already met Josh and Isla. I forgot!! It was great to be reminded that I already knew both of them from the other books :)

Isla and the Happily Ever Afteris a book of exquisite,…

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Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

It’s been ages since I read Unravelling! So long, in fact, that all I could remember about it was that I really liked it, and I was desperate to read a sequel.

My experience of reading Unbreakablehas undoubtably been hampered by the long time I’ve spent away from this world and its characters. When I jumped into the book I couldn’t remember who most of the characters were, and had basically…

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Cover Reveal: Hellish Haven by L.K. Below

Cover Reveal: Hellish Haven by L.K. Below

I have a super-awesome cover reveal to share with you today! Hellish Haven, a dystopian multicultural romance, is belong published in November by Lyrical Press (Kensington Publishing), and the author approached me to do a cover reveal. And when you see the cover and read the synopsis, you’ll see why I jumped at the opportunity! I’m also sharing an exclusive excerpt, so make sure you stick around…

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