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Introducing Graphic Novels (1)
May 27, 2012 posted by Nichole

Introducing Graphic Novels (1)

This quarter I am taking a women’s studies class at my University.  Now, my school is a bit different than most. It’s a Liberal Arts school, so it”s more….flexible/unique? For example, you don’t earn grades. Instead, the professors can either give you the full credit amount or take away credits. Also, you can negotiate, with your professors, what your credits will be called. So, I’m taking a feminist class, but I’m receiving credits in Multicultural Literature for my English endorsement. As some of you may know, my goal is to become a high school English teacher. I also am working on an endorsement for elementary education.

So, while the other students in my class are working on final projects that revolve around feminism, my teacher and I worked it out so that my research project revolves around education. My topic? Graphic novels. I have never had a desire to read graphic novels; I prefer to have the actual book in hand. What I didn’t know, though, is that graphic novels are extremely popular amongst the youth of today. I was also unaware that they are very educational and that schools are incorporating them into their curriculum.

After doing this research project, I made a decision. Every once in awhile I am going to introduce you guys to some graphic novels. There is no set time that these posts will be released. Every once in awhile one will just pop up. My goal is to have maybe one or two posts about graphic novels a month. There will be at least one a month. Below are some titles I want to introduce to you guys. I hope you enjoy!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead:

After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and even romance.
Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one by Leigh Dragoon and overseen by Richelle Mead, while the beautiful art of acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli brings the story to life.






 House of Night by P.C. Cast:

Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you are Marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood.


Kin (The Good Neighbors) by Holly Black:

Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her.  But it’s not as straightforward as that.  Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was.  And her father didn’t kill her mother — instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world.  Now Rue must go to save her — and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world. 









Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to Write Book Together
May 7, 2012 posted by Nichole

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to Write Book Together

Cassandra Clare (author of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices) and Holly Black (author of The Curse Workers series and The Spiderwick Chronicles) have teamed up together to write a new, fantasy middle grade series. The series will consist of five books. The first book, The Iron Trial  will release in 2014.

Do. Not. Be. Alarmed. This new series will not affect any of Cassandra Clare’s current projects. None of her work will be moved back. That means that all of Cassandra Clare’s books are still set to release on their current release dates.

What do you guys think about this? I, for one, am a little nervous. I loveeeee Cassandra Clare. I think that Holly Black is just ok. Love and ok mixed toghether? ehhh. I don’t know how that’s going to turn out. Plus, it’s going to be a middle grade book. I’m 21. I don’t really read middle grade books. What do you guys think?

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time.

White Cat Cover & Release Date
December 8, 2009 posted by Nikki

White Cat Cover & Release Date

The cover of Holly Black’s new novel, White Cat, now officially has a cover. Take a look:

Pretty spesh, huh? Here’s the blurb as it appears on the back of the cover:

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail—he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to out-con the con men.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love—or death–and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

White Cat is scheduled for release on May 4, 2010.

Holly Black Appearance
June 21, 2009 posted by Nikki

Holly Black Appearance

Holly Black, author of the Spiderwick Chronicles and Tithe: A Modern Faery Tale , is appearing at Amherst as part of the Juniper Festival. She’ll be reading from her upcoming book The White Cat at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The reading starts at 7.30pm in the Benzanson Recital Hall and is open to all members of the public.

The White Cat is scheduled for release in 2010 through Simon & Schuster. Stay tuned for more White Cat news as it comes to press!

June 6, 2009 posted by Nikki

Holly Black Book Signing

If you’re in New York City tomorrow (that’s Sunday June 7, 2009) head on down to Books of Wonder. Holly Black is doing a book signing for Troll’s Eye View with Ellen Datlow, Ellen Kushner, and Delia Sherman. The event is scheduled to run from 1-3pm.

January 22, 2009 posted by Nikki

Author Appearances

On February 25, 2009 a whole bunch of authors will be appearing at the Westport, CT Public Library in Connecticut. Authors on the line up include: Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Libba Bray, Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare. At the moment, this is all the information we have regarding this event. As soon as more comes in, we’ll post it here!

What an awesome line-up!