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Pubsicle #11 + Giveaway
Contests
March 22, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #11 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the upcoming prom. Scholarship student, Lizzie Bennett, can neither afford nor is interested in designer dresses and shoes, but her best friend Jane is; especially as her crush, Charles Bingley, is returning from a semester in the UK.

Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend Will Darcy, who’d snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie, either, and she assumes it is because her family has no money. But if Will Darcy is such a jerk, why does Lizzie find herself so drawn to him?

Will Lizzie’s pride and Darcy’s prejudice keep them apart, or will they overcome their mutual distrust and accept their attraction? Elizabeth Eulberg has created a delightful modern-day romp through the well known parlour rooms of Jane Austen’s world, it is a love story to entertain and engage as much now as then.

Australian Release Date: March 2011

Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college in Syracuse and making a career in the New York City book biz. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick. In researching the book (The Lonely Hearts Club), she tried swearing off boys forever. It didn’t work.

Website:

www.elizabetheulberg.com

Reviews:

by Words on Paper

by He Followed Me Home

by Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf


The Queen’s Lady by Eve Edwards

1584 – Surrey, England
When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court’s newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey.
Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot deny his fascination with her. However, James is setting sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins.
But when Lady Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, there is only one man to save her. Will Master James return to his lady ¬- before it’s too late?

Release date: March 2011

Eve Edwards has a doctorate from Oxford University and thinks researching a large part of the fun for writing historical fiction. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds and tastes right for this book. And, yes, she can testify that it is possible to eat neatly without the modern invention of the fork. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children.

Website:

www.eve-edwards.com

Reviews:

by Alpha Reader

by Rebecca’s Book Blog


Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

IN HER DREAMS HE’S SEDUCTIVE, CHARMING AND UNDOUBTEBLY DANGEROUS . . .

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, but when a devastatingly handsome boy appears at her school, she feels every urge she’s ever denied burning through her at his slightest glance.

Theia does not understand why she dreamed of Haden Black before they met, by as the Haden of both the day and the night beckons her forward, Theia knows she cannot resist him – even when she discovers what he truly is; and even if the cost of that knowledge is her soul.

. . . IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO FALL

Australian Release date: March 2011

Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their children, and the pets that own them. Baffled by the fact that not everyone has people talking to each other in their head all the time, Gwen decided maybe she should start writing down what they say. She told her family she wanted to be a writer in 2007, they all nodded, and the adventures began.

She writes books for teen readers about love, angst, and saving the world,  FALLING UNDER is her debut novel.

You can also find Gwen every other Friday at The Fictionistas, the coolest YA blog in the whole universe, and just about every day she’s tweeting something nonsensical on her Twitter page. She also keeps her blog updated with the latest news.

Website:

www.gwenhayes.com

Reviews:

by Christina



Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin Australia, we have 3 prize packs to giveaway!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of  Prom & Prejudice, The Queen’s Lady, Falling Under.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Giveaway is open  worldwide
  • Ends on April 12, 2011.


Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.

Pubsicle #7 and Giveaway
Contests
December 21, 2010 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #7 and Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap

The Romanov family have been ousted from the imperial palace by the Bolsheviks and exiled to Siberia. Life as a privileged member of the Russian Royalty has come to a shattering end.

As the debate about their future rages within the ranks of the newly empowered, Anastasia, youngest daughter of the Tsar Nicholas, discovers love – and with it all the secrets and danger this brings into her strange new life.

Will the strength of that love be enough to save Anastasia from her tragic fate? What happened in the last days of the Romanov family? And did Russia’s last princess live in love after all?

Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap’s new novel is a haunting vision of the life – and imagined love story – of Russia’s last princess.

Australian Release Date: Oct. 29, 2010

Susanne Dunlap is an American author well known for her historical fiction. She is a graduate of Smith College and Yale University where she majored in music history, and happily confesses to using music as her escape mechanism when times got tough; and at one point had her sights set on a career as a professional musician.

The musical world’s loss is the literary world’s gain. Susanne weaves a compelling and fascinating story which clearly mirrors her love for the craft of writing as well as all things historical. Her first foray into writing for the young adult market was The Musician’s Daughter, a story that combines her deep depth of knowledge of music with her love of conveying another world to the reader.

Anastasia’s Secret is her second novel for the YA audience and transports the reader into the time of the Russian revolution; and the mystery of the Romanov family and their demise.

Susanne divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and Northampton, MA.

Website:

www.susannedunlap.com

Reviews:

by Rebecca

by Bookfoolery and Babble

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6) by Richelle Mead

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.

She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come.

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?

Release date: Dec. 12, 2010


Richelle Mead lives in Seattle and is the author of the bestselling Vampire Academy series which includes Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise and Spirit Bound. The sixth and final book, Last Sacrifice, is due for release in December 2010. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses.

Website:

www.richellemead.com

www.penguin.com.au/vampireacademy

Reviews:

by Christina

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Matched by Ally Condie

ON HER SEVENTEENTH BIRTHDAY,
CASSIA MEETS HER MATCH.  SOCIETY DICTATES
HE IS HER PERFECT PARTNER FOR LIFE.

EXCEPT HE’S NOT.

In Cassia’s society, Officials decide who people love.
How many children they have.
Where they work.
When they die.

But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own.

And that’s when her whole world begins to unravel . . .

Australian Release date: December 7, 2010

American Release date: November 30, 2010

Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Website:

www.allysoncondie.com

matched-book.com

Reviews:

by Christina

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin Australia, we’re giving away 3 prize packs!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of Anastasia’s Secret, Last Sacrifice, and Matched.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Two winners from Australia and one international winner.
  • Ends on January 03, 2011.


Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.

Pubsicle #4
Pubsicle
October 19, 2010 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #4

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, Book 2) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same.
Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war: full of darkness and demons. On her sixteenth birthday Lena made a terrifying choice, which now haunts her day and night.
And as her seventeenth birthday approaches Lena and Ethan face even greater danger. A Caster and a Mortal can never truly be together.
Every kiss is a curse.
Ethan’s next heartbeat could be his last.
It is their curse now . . .

Release Date: Oct. 12, 2010

Kami Garcia

I grew up outside of Washington DC, but it always felt like I had one foot in the South. By the time I was thirteen, my family moved in with my grandmother and great-grandmother, and we had four generations of women living under the same roof – two born and bred in North Carolina. I grew up drinking sweet tea, eating vegetables cooked with a little bacon grease, and biscuits made from scratch. I mean, didn’t everyone’s great-grandma know how to skin a chicken, tat lace, and make dresses without a pattern?

I wasn’t exactly like either of them. I wore a lot of black, a lot of rings, and spent hours writing in my journals. By the time I graduated high school, I had probably filled a hundred of them and gotten my friends more than a few dates with my poems. That was the beginning of writing for me.

I have an MA in education, and taught in the DC area until I moved to Los Angeles ten years ago. In addition to writing YA fiction, I am a Reading Specialist and continue to teach and lead book groups for children and teens, part-time. I have learned more from my students than I ever learned in school. I still live in LA, with my husband, son, and daughter. I’m very superstitious and have lots of charms. I love disaster movies, and I could easily live on pizza and Diet Coke.

Margaret Stohl

Writing has gotten me in and out of trouble since I was 15 (back then, mostly just in trouble.) I have written everything from video games and video game manuals to live action screenplays, as well as poetry in the UK & the US. For 10 years, I designed &/or wrote for lots of video games, one of which was nominated for ‘Most Innovative Game Design,’ but I lost to a rapping onion. If you know games you get why my two bad beagles are named Zelda and Kirby.

School; I spent more years in it than a person ever should, because let’s face it, reading books is so much better than having a job. I fell in love with American literature at Amherst and Yale, earned an MA in English from Stanford, and studied creative writing under the late great poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. I taught Intro to Film as a TA at Yale and Romantic Poetry as a TA at Stanford. Don’t tell the people at Yale, but sometimes I taught the section before I’d seen the movie it was about…

I live in Santa Monica, CA, with my family, most of whom were enslaved into working with me in one form or another on my forthcoming YA book for Little, Brown. I’m not kidding; when my daughters wanted to go to school I said ‘Why are you so selfish? Get back in there and edit,’ and by said I mean yelled and maybe threw things, it’s all a haze. I have a writing partner named Kami and she is why we ever get anything done. (Well, K and the daughter-slaves…)

And so we wrote a book this year, and it’s going to come out in lots and lots of countries in a few months. And I am really, really hoping there is no hot title about a rapping onion coming out at the same time.

Website:

www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com – Official website of the Caster Chronicles.

www.castergirls.com – Fan site of the series.

More Info:

Amma’s Coca Cola Cake Recipe

More Beautiful Darkness Videos

Reviews:

by Book Crazy

by Alpha Reader

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

The year is 1929.
New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things:
Flappers and socialities seeking thrills and chasing dreams
In the anything-goes ear of the roaring twenties

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town for New York’s glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is gilled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star . . .

Cordelia is searching for the father she’s never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamours than she could have imagined-and more dangerous. It’s a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia’s brother, Charlie. But Astrid’s perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls’ fortunes will rise and fall-together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of THE LUXE come an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.

Release date: Oct. 12, 2010

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is at work on the sequel to Bright Young Things.

Website: www.bytseries.com

More Info:

Excerpt of Bright Young Things

Reviews:

by Literary Life

by Katie’s Book Blog

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


The Dead by Charlie Higson

A terrible disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen. Death walks the streets. Nowhere is safe.

Maxie, Blue and the rest of the Holloway crew aren’t the only kids trying to escape the ferocious adults who prey on them.

Jack and Ed are best friends, but their battle to stay alive tests their friendship to the limit as they go on the run with a mismatched group of other kids – nerds, fighters, misfits. And one adult. Greg, a butcher, who claims he’s immune to the disease.

They must work together if they want to make it in this terrifying new world. But as a fresh disaster threatens to overwhelm London, they realize they won’t all survive.

Release date: Sept. 27, 2010

Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and novels, and is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series. He is also a performer and co-creator of The Fast Show and Radio Four’s award-winning Down the Line series, which was recently made into a popular BBC2 sketch show, Bellamy’s People. Charlie is a big fan of horror films and is now hoping to give a great many children sleepless nights with this series.

Website:

www.the-enemy.co.uk

www.charliehigson.co.uk

More Info:

Excerpt of The Dead

Reviews:

by Antony Simpson

by So Many Books, So Little Time

Where to buy:

Fishpond for Aussies

Book Depository


Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.

News
February 24, 2010 posted by Katie

Penguin Presents Melina Marchetta

Hi yaReaders!

Some of you may know, that in March Melina Marchetta’s new novel The Piper’s Son will be released in Australia on March 1, 2010. Melina Marchetta is the author of YA novels such as Saving Franchesca, Looking for Alibrandi and Along the Jellicoe Road.

In anticipation of this release, Penguin Australia has kindly given us permission to post an exclusive mini-documentary into the world of Melina Marchetta.

Enjoy! And keep an eye out for our review of The Piper’s Son coming soon.

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