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For more recent cover releases, visit our cover releases tag. Click the covers to enlarge.Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann
Release date: September 23rd 2014
A powerful and provocative collection of poems that bring classic fairytale characters and themes into the modern teenage girl’s life.
The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: September 30th 2014
Alice ‘Ali’ Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers; until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters; and the worst has only begun. As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies and she isn’t the girl she thought she was. She’s connected to the woman responsible for killing and turning Cole’s mother. How can their relationship endure?
Rebellion (Tankborn #3) by Karen Sandler
Publisher: Lee and Low/Tu Books
Release date: Spring 2014
In the wake of a devastating bomb blast, severely injured Kayla has been brought to the headquarters of the organization that planted the bomb—and many others like it in GEN food warehouses and homes. Her biological mother tells her that Devak is dead and that Kayla must join her in the terrorist group, which is ramping up for something big. Now Kayla must pretend that she embraces this new role in an underground compound full of paranoia as she plots a way to escape and save her friends.
Rebels: The Story of Lex and Livia (City of Indra #1) by Kendall Jenner & Kylie Jenner
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release date: June 3rd 2014
Lex lives down below, close to rock bottom. She grew up in the orphanage, alone, and now is training to be a Special Op so she can finally destroy the rebels with her own hands. She needs no one. Livia lives miles above everything on a floating island in the city of Indra. She is training too, but for a life that she doesn’t want. She wants to be free, to finally leave her floating island, and to run with her beloved horse until she can’t run any longer.
Remember Me (Find Me #2) by Romily Bernard
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Wick Tate, a teenage hacker and former foster child, is back in action in this sequel to FIND ME. As a new murder case unravels, a new badass hacker love interest arrives on the scene, and long-buried secrets start to shake loose. But this time, Wick’s not so sure she can win.
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: June 17th 2014
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeleine Roux
Release date: August 26th 2014
The sequel to New York Times bestseller Asylum, Sanctum follows Dan and his friends back to Brookline, where they are determined to find closure from their haunted past. With more mind-bending revelations, thrilling action, and creepy found photographs.
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: Summer 2014
There is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sarah Raasch
Release date: October 14th 2014
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
I’ve shared individual ones before, but I’m not sure which ones. So here’s a collection of the first 10 Like—>Try—>Why reader’s advisory graphics I’ve made for the library.
thank you this was super helpful
We’ve probably shared this before, but it’s worth sharing again - there are some great book recommendations on this list!
That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.
All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.
I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE
Reblogging for the greater good.
I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.
oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP
Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!
The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!
Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.
Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (09/02 - 15/02)The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons ✤ February 13th
Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West ✤ February 11th
The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson ✤ February 11th
White Space (Dark Passages #1) by Ilsa J. Bick ✤ February 11th
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith ✤ February 11th
Pieces of Me by Amber Kizer ✤ February 4th
Three (Article 5 #3) by Kristen Simmons ✤ February 11th
The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman ✤ February 11th
Fates by Lanie Bross ✤ February 4th
Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!
“I can no longer type, so I use TalkingPoint and Dragon Dictate,” Pratchett says, as Rob drives us to the café in a rather unexpected large gold Jaguar. “It’s a speech-to-text program,” he explains, “and there’s an add-on for talking which some guys came up with.”
So, how does that differ from using his hands to write?
“Actually, it’s much, much better,” he says. I hesitate, and he senses scepticism.
“Think about it! We are monkeys,” says Pratchett. “We talk. We like talking. We are not born to go …” He turns and makes click-clack motions, like somebody’s fusty grandfather disapproving of the internet. Indeed, Pratchett is as passionate about technology as any fantasy writer should be.
Huh, I imagined him being antipathetic towards it. Anything to keep him writing - we must benefit from his brain waves for as long as we can.