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New Stephanie Perkins Anthology!

Some of you may know that this past fall, Stephanie Perkins released her first anthology, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Christmas Stories.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

The other day, she came out and said that there will be another anthology like this but set in the summer months! It is projected to be out in Summer 2016 and already has a title! Summer Days & Summer Nights will consist of many of our favorite authors just like last time and their own short romance stories. Here is the list of authors that will be writing a story for this book.

  • Leigh Bardugo- author of the Grisha trilogy Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
  • Francesa Lia Block- author of Witzee Bat
  • Libba Bray- author of the Diviners   The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
  • Cassandra Clare- author of The Mortal instruments and Infernal Devices   Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
  • Brandy Colbert- author of Pointe
  • Tim Federle- author of Tequila Mockingbird and Gone with the GinEverything Leads to You
  • Lev Grossman- author of The Magicians trilogy  Divergent (Divergent, #1)
  • Nina LaCour- author of Everything Leads to You
  • Veronica Roth- author of the Divergent trilogy
  • Jon Skovron- author of Misfit
  • Jennifer E. Smith- author of Statistical Possibility of Love at First Sight
  • Stephanie Perkins– author of Anna and the French Kiss

 

 

This is a very interesting group. I’m not really familiar with half of these authors but I do know Leigh Bardugo, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Nina LaCour, VERONICA ROTH, Jennifer E. Smith, and of course Stephanie Perkins. I think this will be a fun book with cute contemporary reads in it. It will defintiely be great when you just want a good summer romance, that’s for sure.

 

 

 

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Veronica Roth New Series!

Veronica Roth

As many of you know, Veronica Roth is the author of the best-selling Divergent trilogy. She had started the first book while she was in college and since then she has finished the series, wrote the Four stories, and has benn there throughout the movie productions. Now it is time for her to release a new book. Early today HarperCollins announced that Roth was back with a new duology. It is still in the beginning processes so the first book won’t be out until 2017 and the following book in 2018. However, there has been some information given to us. The duology is centered around a male protaganist who allines with an unlikely person. Both are looking to escape, but each have different goals; one of redemption and one of revenge. It is said to be “in the vein of Star Wars.” I know it is a long time to wait, but it is still exciting knowing there will be more Veronica Roth books in the future!

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How my preferred genre changes with my mood…

I’m pretty sure this doesn’t just happen to me. Have you ever read a book that just puts you in this whole new genre mood? For example, you could read a great historical fiction book, and then start looking for more history books to read. Or it could have the opposite effect where you read something, and you just want something completely different.

Right now, I have been on this contemporary book extravaganza (for lack of better word- also extravaganza sounds cool). This of course isn’t the worse thing, it is just very unusual. I do enjoy contemporary books, I really do. But I’m left disappointed a lot with them. Now don’t get me wrong there are some AMAZING contemporary book out there, but some are just kind of flat. That is why I am shocked that I’ve been reading so many of them lately. After some thinking, I came up with the idea that after I read a book I’ve been anticipating forever, I go on this contemporary kick. I specifically remember reading contemporary books after reading Allegiant. One thing about contemporary books, is that you can always find the happy cute ones that can lift your spirit after an author tore your heart out.

However, I have also had this work the other way on me. Of course when I read the Hunger Games for the first time, that just opened my eyes to this whole new genre of dystopian science fiction. After it I was constantly looking for more dystopian fiction . Same with Harry Potter, I wanted more fantasy. I just think it’s interesting how reading one book can spark up a whole new like or dislike. I hope this makes some sense, I couldn’t explain it as well as I wanted too.

So does this happen to you guys? Or am I just crazy with weird explanation for things?