30 December, 2012

Jan Events


Happy 2013! Hope that everyone had a fabulous new year celebration. Wow, it's so hard to believe that 2012 is already over. So much has happened in the last year, in life and on the blog, and we'd just like to thank all of our readers for taking the time out of your day to come visit our little piece of the web. We know that there are lots of things you could be doing (like reading) and appreciate you guys. We love interacting with everyone here, on Facebook, and Twitter. We're thinking up more fun things for the blog in 2013 and hope you come with us for more adventures.

The Event Calendar for Jan is pretty sparse. I think everyone is still recovering from the holidays and there aren't a ton of events on the calendar. This may change. I've been looking at my usual sources for events and will update if anything comes up. If you know of a Los Angeles area event that we've missed, please let us know. 


Alexandra Monir
The Timekeeper
Tue Jan 8, 2013 7pm

Barnes & Noble
3rd Street Promenade
1201 3rd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Melissa de la Cruz
Blue Bloods
Wed Jan 16, 2013  6pm

Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Book Shop
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 599-4558
To celebrate the final book in the popular Blue Bloods series, Melissa de la Cruz will be coming to Mrs. Nelson's to talk, meet her fans, and sign books! 
http://www.melissa-delacruz.com


Cindy Pon & Greg Van Eekhout 
Diverse Energies
Sat Jan 19, 2013 230pm - 330pm
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, California 90278
http://cindypon.com/
Greg Van Eekhout
Marie Lu
Prodigy Release Party
Tues Jan 29, 2013 630pm - 730pm

Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, California 90278
http://marielu.org


say "twee!"







23 December, 2012

Who Ate All The Candy Canes?


Hi there! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday break. I am finally getting to enjoy a bit of cold weather and rain.  Wanted to let everyone know that it's probably going to be a bit quiet around here for the next week or so. We're winding down for the year and are taking a much needed break to recharge and enjoy time with our families.  But don't worry, we are gearing up for 2013 with more awesome reviews, giveaways, and author events. Thanks for helping make 2012 a great year.

Happy holidays from all of us at Read Now Sleep Later!

Alethea, Kimberly & Thuy




21 December, 2012

Uncovered (1): The Madman's Daughter


Good morning! Welcome to Uncovered, a feature that was started over on our adult book review site Nite Lite. For me, a cover can often sway me to pick up a book or avoid it like the plague. I just love seeing new covers and it helps me get excited about a book. So Uncovered is just my way of sharing that cover love with the world. It won't be a regular feature over here, but I will be cross posting when I feature a cover on Nite Lite that falls into the YA/MG/children's category. 

Today we are featuring the cover to The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. This is a historical YA novel coming out in Jan 2013. Even though this one does feature a girl in a dress, it's not your typical YA cover. It definitely has a Gothic feel to it. The girl's dress looks fairly plain but broken up with the bright splash of color on her sash. The water looks still but it's dark and the clouds look ominous. I want to know what she's doing by the water. Is she going to jump in? Is something coming out? Plus, the title is great and makes me want to read it right now

Is anyone else as intrigued by this cover as I am? The Madman's Daughter will be released by Balzer + Bray on Jan 29, 2013. 




20 December, 2012

Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop (US ends 12/27)


Hello and welcome to the Third Annual - Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Oasis for YA. This is what you can win today.


A Soldier's Secret (ARC)

The story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers.

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18 December, 2012

Fang Girl: Guest Post + Giveaway (Intl - Ends 12/25)


We are super excited to be a part of the Fang Girl blog blitz today. Thanks to Xpresso Reads for hosting this great tour. Fang Girl has been on my TBR pile for a little while now. I love vampires and can't wait to read it. Today for our stop we have a guest post by author Helen Keeble. Be sure to read all the way to the end of the post where you'll have a chance to win several prizes, including a signed copy of Fang Girl. 


Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
September 11th 2012 / HarperTeen

Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin:
1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie.
2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires.
3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead.
4) Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire she meets.(Sounds cool, but it doesn’t win you many friends.)
5) A pyschotic vampire creator who’s using her to carry out a plan for world domination.

And finally:
6) A seriously ripped vampire hunter who either wants to stake her or make out with her. Not sure which.

Being an undead, eternally pasty fifteen-year-old isn’t quite the sexy, brooding, angst-fest Jane always imagined....

Helen Keeble’s riotous debut novel combines the humor of Vladimir Tod with Ally Carter’s spot-on teen voice. With a one-of-a-kind vampire mythology and an irresistibly relatable undead heroine, this uproarious page-turner will leave readers bloodthirsty for more.

Find the author: Author's Website | Goodreads | Twitter.



Fandom, Family, and FANG GIRL 
Guest Post by Helen Keeble

FANG GIRL is about two things: fandom and family.

…Okay, so it's also about a lot of other things, like undead goldfish, vampiric retail empires, and hot boys in tight leather trousers, but mostly it's about fandom and family. Let me explain.

I started writing FANG GIRL because I was immensely irritated (I suspect irritation is the major cause of novels, actually). It was at the height of Twilight fever, and it seemed like every day there was a new article in the newspapers or blogosphere about it. You couldn't click a link or turn on the radio without finding someone either dismissing all YA paranormal romance fans as utterly stupid for liking "that trash", or alternatively getting into a moral panic that these girls were being fundamentally damaged by reading it.

As I rather enjoy a good paranormal romance myself, this was irritating. Really irritating. So irritating I had to spend a year writing a novel to fully express my irritation.

See, personally I think that teenagers are a lot smarter and more discriminating than adults assume. I certainly read an awful lot of fantasy schlock as a teen, and enjoyed it immensely without ever thinking I was actually going to fall through a portal and meet the perfect knight-protector, so I don't believe that all teenage girls are having their relationship expectations warped for life by Robert Patterson's hair. And in my experience, teen paranormal fans can be hugely clever and creative -- they dissect their favorite books like ruthless surgeons, they write their own fanfic versions, they make amazing music videos with footage from movies or tv shows… it's a far cry from the stereotype of a wide-eyed, ditzy girl uncritically consuming anything packaged with a black-and-red cover.

So I decided to write a paranormal romance about a girl who's a vampire fangirl, and who is also practical, snarky, and intelligent -- so when she wakes up one night and discovers she's now a vampire herself, she's got the knowledge and wits to deal with it.

But of course, vampires are rather ridiculous creatures -- seriously, you're angsty because you're eternally young and beautiful? Seriously? I mean, the first thing I'd do is camp out in New York Public Library and read every book ever -- so I also wanted to poke fun at some paranormal romance cliches. The much older vampire hero who inexplicably falls in love with the heroine, eternal angst-filled passion, the inevitable brooding rival, the terribly glamorous vampire lifestyle… in my book, the vampires are quite aware of all these tropes, and are willing to use them to try to influence my heroine Jane. But the vampires are -- like all those columnists and bloggers -- assuming that teenage vampire fangirls actually believe all this stuff… which turns out to be a big mistake.

The other trend I'd noticed in paranormal romances is that usually the heroine's family are barely present (especially not both parents). She might have endless conversations with vampires and werewolves and bears, oh my, but parents seem to stay mostly off-page. Now, I'm not saying that I never fought with my parents when I was a teen, but mostly we got along, and my family were definitely a big influence in my life. And I think that's true for a lot of teens. So I wanted my protagonist's family to be a major part of the story. And really, if you're a girl who wakes up unexpectedly dead one night, what are you going to do? Run off alone and try to survive on the contents of your pockets (most people don't get buried with credit cards, you know), or go back home where there's bed, broadband, and people who love you even if you do now seem to have fangs? No contest!

So that's FANG GIRL: one part fandom, one part family, blended together with creamy comedy goodness and baked in the oven of righteous irritation. Can I tempt you to a bite?

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16 December, 2012

Morganville Vampires - Giveaway (INTL ends 12/24)


Penguin has been so awesome at sending us books from Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series this year that I thought, hey! Why not do a giveaway?

You know what that means?! It's open internationally!

The latest installment in this series is Bitter Blood (Morganville, Book 13) 


For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.

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15 December, 2012

Princess of the Silver Woods - Review


Publication Date: 11 December 2012 by Bloomsbury
ISBN 10/13: 1599906465 | 9781599906461
Category: Young Adult Fantasy/Fairytale Retelling
Keywords: Robin Hood, Fairy Tales, Myths
Formats: Hardcover
Source: NetGalley


Kimberly's review:

This is the third book in the series, the last one, the story to tie up all loose ends. Seeing as I haven't read any of the other ones before, I was afraid I might get lost. Thankfully, the history and mythology is carefully explained and it's a twisted history indeed!

Petunia, the youngest of the twelve dancing sisters, is abducted by a "wolf" in the forest, a young man with the mask of a wolf. She finds him to be Oliver, an earl who has lost his land, and has been reduced to robbing passing coaches. Oliver swears to get her to her destination, but when he drops her off at the gates, he realizes that something is wrong and Petunia is in more danger than she realizes. Fairy tales and myths combine for a very cute story.

I really liked the mythology and the history. I think it would have been better to follow the journey from book one, but I didn't have any problems following the thread. It was interesting and imaginative, these interwoven fairy tales. I like Petunia, but she is sixteen so a couple times I rolled my eyes at her. A lot of the book is spent with her eleven sisters, all named after flowers. I'm sure it is hard to write a story about the twelve dancing princesses, but honestly, most of the time I was confused by them. None of them really stood out with a distinct personality. They all blended together.

This goes the same way for Oliver, his band of thieves, and the sisters' husbands. I didn't feel a real connection to any of them. I may have had a different experience if I had read the series from book one.

Overall, The Princess of the Silver Woods is fun and a clever twist on the stories of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, Robin Hood and Little Red Riding Hood. Fans of fairy tale retellings will enjoy this romp through the forest.

*I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.


Find out more about the author at www.jessicadaygeorge.com and follow her @JessDayGeorge

Find more reviews by Kimberly at The Windy Pages

Update: Win one of the Princess books here! (Intl ends 12/25)

14 December, 2012

Jessica Day George - Giveaway (Intl ends 12/25)

Hi everyone! Kimberly read and gave a less than stellar review to Jessica Day George's Princess of the Silver Woods, however as I like to say, variety exists so that there is a book for every different kind of reader. I happen to love the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale and love reading retellings of that story.

I bought the first two books of this series for myself on Kindle, and now you have the chance to win them, too!

To enter, comment with an answer to this question: Which book below sounds like it's one you would like?



A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above. 

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other's countries in the name of better political alliances--and potential marriages. It's got the makings of a fairy tale--until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.


When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse.  
The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

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Book Lover's Gift Guide (3)




It's Kimberly's turn to suggest some great gifts for booklovers. Take it away, Kimberlybuggie!

- - -

Here it is! The holiday guide. 'Tis the season for Christmas shopping. I'm almost done (thankfully) but I am sure some of you are just starting out! (I know this, because it has not yet crossed my dear husband's mind.)

Here are some suggestions for the book lovers in your life!

Must have books for the year:


I loved Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - I love a good Robin Hood story and this one has just enough twists to keep it fresh. Scarlet is a modern girl in a long ago time, and her strength and fearlessness is something to be admired.




Another wonderful book is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo--YA fantasy at its finest! *Alethea's note: Yep, we all three picked Shadow and Bone for our top of 2012 lists, so I had Kimberly recommend some more books too.





New Girl by Paige Harbison - It's a dark and gothic retelling of the classic book Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier. More suitable for older readers, the story takes place in a boarding school, and the author isn't afraid to shy away from sensitive topics. Delicious, creepy and a solid retelling for fans of the original. Couldn't put it down.



Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead--a book that is thought provoking days after finishing. I can't really explain why I love this book without giving anything away. Stead is a superb storyteller whose characters really evolve through the book. You know them them by the end, these complicated and flawed kids.



Wonder by RJ Palacio - A beautiful tale of Auggie, a young boy who is physically deformed. Auggie sees life and love more clearly then others around him, and this loving book is filled with heart. You won't want to miss this well written contemporary story.



Food for my belly? Yes please!


A friend of mine is in love with a beautiful tea company from Canada called David's Tea. And with good reason. Their large selection of fine teas are well made and heaven in a cup. Check them out! They ship to the US.


Also, I was in NYC last week and got to try the most delicious chocolate! No Chewing Allowed offers truffles and hot chocolate packets. NOT TO BE MISSED. I might have ordered some for myself as a gift. Just saying.


You can find more reviews from Kimberly at The Windy Pages. This list is cross-posted there.

So are our lists good for figuring out what to give other people, or are they better for figuring out what you want to get for yourself? Answer in the comments on any of the three posts and you might win a set of Alethea's book geek buttons!

13 December, 2012

Warm Bodies and Popcorn Dinner


Guess what I just got back from seeing? Thanks to Bookyurt, I got to go to an advanced screening of Warm Bodies tonight. Even though not all of us agree with author Isaac Marion's views on YA lit (discussion here), that doesn't mean we won't give his book or the movie based on his book a chance. I haven't read Warm Bodies yet but Alethea loved it. And I love zombies so I was totally stoked to be able to see this movie before its national release.

I am not going to go into a full review or anything but I did want to say that Warm Bodies, the movie, is pretty awesome. It's go that great mix of comedy and horror and  has a sweet romance as well. Nicholas Hoult is fantastic as the zombie R. I think he gives a really nuanced performance. At times really awkward and stiff and totally believable as a zombie, but also funny and sweet. I've never been a huge Rob Corddry fan, but he's great in this. He has some really good lines and his delivery is perfect. Julie is played by Teresa Palmer, a new to me actress.  I really enjoyed her as Julie. She was a good blend of tough and vulnerable.

Of course a zombie movie is never really about zombies. This movie asks the question: what does it mean to be human? Are you human because you are alive and have a heartbeat or is it something more? While technology connects us more than ever, it also isolates.  Maybe it's just me but I saw a lot of myself in R.  It's easy to get caught up in life and lose sight of those connections that make us human. In Warm Bodies, the zombies have forgotten how to live, but the humans have forgotten as well. R and Julie's unlikely friendship sparks a change in both groups.

I am probably not explaining myself very well because it's late and I had popcorn for dinner. It was good popcorn but still, this girl needs real food. What I am really trying to say is, go see this movie. It doesn't come out until Feb 1, but definitely see it when it comes out. Then come back and tell me if you liked it. In the meantime, here's the newest trailer for Warm Bodies. :)





12 December, 2012

Author Interview with Maria V. Snyder - Giveaway (Intl ends 12/19)



Welcome to the Scent of Magic Blog Tour!

Dec 10 - Parajunkee
Dec 12 - Read Now Sleep Later - that's us!
Press PLAY on the widget below to hear our interview. A transcript will be available soon.
If you use iTunes, you can stream our podcast. Just look for Read Now Sleep Later!

Dec 19 - A Great Read
Dec 20 - YA Reads
Dec 21 - The Book Hookup

Maria V. Snyder





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Due out December 18 in the US/Canada, Jan 4 elsewhere

Thanks to Maria, there will be 5 International winners on the tour, one of whom will be picked from our Rafflecopter. There are also 5 US/Can only giveaways, so make sure you visit all the tour stops linked above for more exclusive content and chances to win!


A Scentsy starter pack (winner's choice)

Up to $35 worth

I don't have a photo of the Harlequin Teen Prize Pack that is the grand prize for the blog tour, but it sounds uh-may-zing. It's a pile of Harlequin Teen and Mira titles! Squee! (US/Canada only - 2nd Rafflecopter widget)
Giveaway Rules:
  1. The Scent of Magic book prize is open Internationally. Maria will send the prize directly to the winner. The Grand Prize pack from Harlequin Teen is open to US/Canada only. The Scentsy Starter pack (up to $35 worth of items from Scentsy) is open to US only. (So on the first widget, anyone can enter, the second one is for US/Canada only).
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11 December, 2012

Zinio Magazine Giveaway (ends 12/16)


Thanks to Zinio for offering up 10 free magazine subscriptions to share with our readers! Living in an apartment and being a total magazine junkie--I used to have more than 30 magazine subscriptions--some of them weeklies! eek! not to mention all the books--does not bode well for a clean and happy home. I still have several boxes of magazines I can't bear to get rid of (since I do re-read them or use them for reference), but now that digital subscriptions exist, I'm having an easier time converting and letting the paper copies go.

Use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of my post to enter the giveaway. I'll randomly pick 9 winners--I get to keep 1 for myself! (Definitely getting Interweave Knits :D)

Good luck!

Zinio has 300 magazine titles available at up to 50% off already-discounted prices.

Here are some of my favorites:


American Craft
Brain World
Poets & Writers

Dwell

Interweave Knits

Knitscene

 
Go to http://www.zinio-deals.com/december12/ to get 50% off select digital subscriptions (ends Dec 20). Magazines with the additional discount will have a note in red (see an example here).

Better Homes & Gardens has also put out some fantastic special holiday issues at 30% off: Food Gifts, Party Food, and even an entire issue devoted to Christmas Cookies. You can find them at http://www.zinio.com/holiday2012

Did you know? On Zinio you can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like. The Explore section lets you read--even without a subscription--thousands of articles from your favorite magazines and share them with friends.

Thanks again to Zinio for sponsoring this post, and for giving away some freebie subscriptions!

(If you are not in the United States I recommend going to the site first--see if you are able to view magazines and articles. Some countries have more restrictive digital copyright rules, so check to see if the service is available to you before entering the contest. You can view their Terms of Service here.)



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