30 June, 2013

Bloglovin' Love


Hello lovely people!

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Stacked (12)



Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature.
In My Mailbox is now hosted at The Mod Podge Bookshelf!

I got quite a few adult titles this week so you'll probably see them over at Nite Lite sometime soon.

New books:

A totally awesome cookbook you'll find if you read all the way through the post

Netgalley:

Opera A to Z by Liddy Lindsay
More than This by Patrick Ness
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond, illus. Oliver Jeffers

Here's the rest of my week in photos. It was quite eventful!

Wednesday


Kurt Mattila from The Big Pull Podcast moderated the
Power of Fandom panel at Barnes & Noble at The Grove

It was so much fun and we had a lot of laughs. 
We even got MDM to write "Secret Tunnel!" in one of our Avatar graphic novels.
Then we sang the song on Instagram. Haha!


Marie Lu, author of The Legend Trilogy


Leigh Bardugo, author of The Grisha Trilogy


Seth Hoffman, writer and co-executive producer, The Walking Dead


Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator and executive producer of 
Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra


Signed copies -- including Shadow & Bone for contest winner Donna



Thursday

As if that wasn't enough, the following evening we saw Neil Gaiman.

NEIL. GAIMAN.


Geoff Boucher of EW interviewed him in front of over 1000 fans at The Alex Theatre in Glendale on Thursday, June 27, 2013 for LiveTalks LA.


He broke the great news about The Ocean at the End of the Lane debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list (knocking Dan Brown's Inferno down to #2!). He gave a great talk, read to us from Fortunately, the Milk (Bloomsbury, due out Sept 9, 2013), and then signed for 5.5 hours with only a couple of 5-minute breaks in between. We were like, #950 in line it seemed. He signed the last book at 2:40 am, reportedly (we got out at 1:10 am!). 


He signed my copy of Chu's Day and I barely had 2 seconds to say "Thank you!"... it was totally worth the almost 7 hours waiting for that moment. 

Saturday


After my friend's play reading at East West Players on Saturday (refreshments by Cake Girl!), I headed over to Ikea with my husband and our pal Kate and found this gem! It's Ikea's baking cookbook. For more about Fika, check out HuffPost and FastCoDesign. And stay tuned, since I'll be blogging about this here and on Nite Lite


Sunday


Finally on Sunday, it was over 100 degrees in our apartment... I didn't do much. I couldn't even really focus long enough to read something. But I did snap this photo of my cat. I pretty much took a similar position on the couch for a few hours.

That's it for me!

What books did you get this week?

26 June, 2013

Quarantine by Lex Thomas - Giveaway (US ends 7/9)


Thanks to Egmont USA, we are giving away a set of Quarantine--The Loners (paperback) & The Saints (hardcover) by Lex Thomas.


Quarantine: The Loners eBook is on sale for only $1.99 from June 24-July 22, 2013


About Quarantine: The Loners:

It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning. 
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.

About the authors:

Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies. Their first novel, QUARANTINE: THE LONERS, earned a starred review from Booklist, and Huffington Post Books called it "one of the best books that I have ever read."

Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worked as an actor, director and writer. Thomas graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and now writes, and exhibits his realist oil paintings in Los Angeles.

Lex and Thomas met in a writers' group in Los Angeles. Their friendship developed as they tried to blow each other's minds with clips from bizarre movies. In 2005, they became a screenwriting team, and found that writing with a friend is much more fun than doing it alone. Visit them at www.lex-thomas.com.


If you are in Los Angeles, you can meet the authors!
Tuesday, July 9th at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble
The Grove in West Hollywood
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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22 June, 2013

The Wig In The Window Release Party


Hi, everyone! This week the whole RNSL team was lucky enough to be able to make the release party for Kirsten Kittscher's debut middle grade mystery novel, The Wig In The Window at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. We here at RNSL are big fans of Kristen's and are so excited that her book is finally out in the wild. 

Upon arrival, we found a lot of fun things set up for the guests, including awesome yin & yang cookies (main characters in her book are Young & Yang) as well as a really fun photo booth (which we did use and which I will show you later). Luckily we got there a little early and had a friend (thanks, Aly!) who was able to save us some seats. The event was very, very well attended and all of the seats were filled as well as the standing room in the back and even down the stairs. There were a lot of local YA authors in attendance as well including Helen Stringer, Lisa Yee, Gretchen McNeil, Amy Tintera, Jenn Bosworth, Lissa Price and Sara Wilson Etienne.

19 June, 2013

The Testing - Review


The Testing (The Testing, Book 1) by Joelle Charbonneau
Publication date: 4 June 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN 10/13: 0547959109 | 9780547959108



Category: Young Adult Dystopian
Keywords: Futuristic, survivalism, young love
Format: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Source: e-ARC received from Netgalley




Synopsis:
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?
The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.
Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one. 
But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.
Review:

You won't be able to help but think about The Hunger Games and constantly compare The Testing against it as you read, assuming you are one of the millions of people who have read the book and/or seen the movie. This really worried me as I scanned the first few pages. Could this new novel even hold a candle to Suzanne Collins's heart-wrenching runaway hit?

There are a few notable differences between the two series which I appreciate very much. As brutal as the tests may get, there is an inherent hopefulness in The Testing, brought forth by Cia's loving upbringing and her desire to help others despite her father's whispered warnings. Indeed, the secondary characters are complex--revealing new facets at every turn and sure to provoke conversation about heroes, villains, and the gray area in between that most humans occupy. Finally, and most important of all, the parts of this trilogy are spaced six months apart. No more waiting years to finish a series--we'll get it all in one, this time!

Though Charbonneau drags her heroine feet-first through Mary Sue territory, Cia can still give The Girl on Fire a run for her money. She's likable and tough, practical and smart. There's no love triangle, unless you can count the niggling feeling that clever, handsome Tomas isn't all he seems to be. I'm not sure whether it's the straightforward language or Cia's level-headedness which stops this book from being too maudlin. Something utilitarian about this book's tone stops me just short of tears; that, I'd have to say, is its biggest weakness.

*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.



Visit the author online at www.joellecharbonneau.com and follow her on Twitter @jcharbonneau

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Spotted: The Mortal Instruments Parallel Worlds Collection by NYX

Like any good fangirl, I am a total sucker for any kind of movie, television or book tie-in. I am especially weak when it comes to beauty collection since I am a makeup junkie. This weekend I popped over to my local Ulta to see if they had the new NYX Parallel Worlds collection that was inspired by the new The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film. Lo and behold, there was a whole end cap dedicated to the collection.

The Mortal Instruments Parallel Worlds by NYX

The collection retails for $24.99 and comes in a really cool looking box. The official blurb on the collection is as follows:

The NYX Parallel Worlds Box is Dark, Mysterious, and Dangerous. Venture into this new collection inspired by The Mortal Instruments. Everything you need to create an innocent day look inspired by Clary or a sultry night look inspired by Isabel.
Includes:
  • NYX Smoky Palette
  • NYX Blush in Pinched
  • NYX Matte Lip Cream in Instanbul
  • NYX Black Liquid Liner Extreme Black
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cashmere
  • NYX Boudoir Collection Mascara in Le Frou Frou
Get ready for a bunch of pictures!

18 June, 2013

July Kindle Fire Giveaway Sign-ups


Sign-ups are now open for our Kindle Fire Giveaway Hop. Book bloggers and Authors can sign up for $10 per Rafflecopter spot. The funds collected will pay for the prizes; there may be more in addition to the Kindle Fire if we exceed the cost of a Kindle Fire HD.

Guidelines:

  • This is for juvenile to YA book blogs and authors (PB: Picture Book, MG: Middle Grade, YA: Young Adult, NA: New Adult). 
  • The cost for each Rafflecopter slot (Follow me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter, Follow my blog, Add my book to Goodreads, etc.) is $10, payable on Paypal or Amazon (US) gift certificates. We will send more info to all the qualifying sponsors by July 2, 2013.
  • We will be offering raffle items to bloggers as well as blog readers if the funds exceed the cost of a Kindle Fire. (Final prizes TBD)
  • The hop will start sometime in July (TBD when all sponsors have signed up). 
  • The deadline to sign up is June 30, 2013
  • There will be a lot of kid-lit type blogs on this hop, so please no 18+, mature blogs on this hop* although we will allow upper YA and new adult authors to join. 
  • Signing up also means you will be posting about the giveaway on your blog or website. We would also appreciate if you would post the sign-up information. Please link to this page with the image above or the text "July Kindle Fire Giveaway Hop". 
  • Sponsors can also add books or swag to the giveaway as long as they are in keeping with the rest of the rules.
  • If you are not sure if your blog or book qualifies, please sign up anyway and we'll get back to you after we check it out.

Credits:

This is the type of hop that you may have seen on the book blog iamareader.com -- Thanks to Kathy H for the idea. She also holds her own hops so check them out at her site.

This hop will be hosted by 

*Our adult blog, Nite Lite Book Reviews, will eventually host a blog hop for 18+/mature content blogs so if your book blog is more for romance/adult fiction, please email frootjoos@gmail.com with the subject "Hot Books Blog Hop". We'll get back to you with more info!

Siege & Storm - Review


Publication date: 4 June 2013 by Henry Holt & Co.
ISBN 10/13: 0805094601 | 9780805094602



Category: Young Adult Fantasy
Keywords: Magic, war, loyalty, power
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Source: ARC


May contain spoilers for those who have not yet read Shadow & Bone


Synopsis:

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
Review:

The sequel to last year's Shadow & Bone does not disappoint. Siege & Storm follows Alina and Mal as they try to flee The Darkling's grasp, but it's not much more than an exercise in fleeing your own shadow. The Darkling's spies and purse strings stretch well beyond the borders of Ravka and very soon our heroes find themselves in the hands of the privateer Sturmhond and his crew, on the way to seize yet another powerful amplifier from a creature of legend.

I was a little worried initially at the introduction of a huge secondary character right smack in the middle of a trilogy, but whoa! What a character! He is like something out of mythology himself; in his different guises Sturmhond commands fierce loyalty from his crew as easily as The Darkling commands the volcra. Alina finds herself caught in the wake of his political machinations, at the same time finding that she herself elicits such blind devotion: "Sankta Alina,"cry the peasants beyond the gates. Pilgrims begin to flock to her like moths to a flame.

As the pressure starts to build up to a final fight with The Darkling's forces, Alina tries to rally her defenses, but everything else begins to fall apart. Leigh Bardugo delivers a sweeping, powerful sophomore novel that will leave fans squealing for The Grisha's conclusion.

Don't miss the companion folk tales, "The Witch of Duva" and "The Too-Clever Fox".



*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.




Visit the author online at www.leighbardugo.com and follow her on Twitter @lbardugo

 
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16 June, 2013

Impostor - Giveaway (US ends 6/24)


Impostor (Variants, Book 1) by Susanne Winnacker
Publication date: 28 May 2013 by Razorbill
ISBN 10/13: 1595146547 | 9781595146540

From Goodreads:
Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late?  
Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. 
Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

Thanks to Razorbill for offering a giveaway copy of Susanne Winnacker's new YA thriller Impostor! If you are in the US, use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. We appreciate comments, but please do not leave your email address (the Rafflecopter widget will keep that info private). You can view our contest policy here.

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Stacked (11)


Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature.
In My Mailbox is now hosted at The Mod Podge Bookshelf!

Click on the text links to view the books' descriptions on Goodreads.

Purchased:

I went to the Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Warehouse sale this week and picked up quite a stack! It's their annual event where they give 40-70% off everything in stock. If you're in the SoCal area, definitely sign up for their newsletter to get an alert for the next one! You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Picture books:
Someone pointed out that some of my purchases make a book spine poem. Totally by accident! (Try it out; but read the last 3 lines as questions.)


Middle Grade and Young Adult*:
I also attended Elizabeth Ross's Belle Epoque launch party at Skylight Books, so I came away with a copy of that and also the picture book The Mighty Lalouche. The party was great and they served delectable chocolate and strawberry macarons from McCall's on Hillhurst. I didn't take a photo of the strawberry macarons; I was too busy eating them! And Aly was nervous about mispronouncing "macaron".

How to pronounce macaron:


Just kidding! Here's the real one, though they give the English pronunciation and not the French:



And just because it's beautiful, the Belle Epoque trailer.


For review:

The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
The Scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones
Thanks to Delacorte BFYR

Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
I actually got an extra one from Berkley, so I'll be running another giveaway!

Special announcement:

If you're in Los Angeles, remember to stop by Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena around 7 pm on Thursday, June 20 for The Wig in the Window launch party! Kristen Kittscher has an especially fun program planned and I am so excited to see her book finally come out. And for those of you following the blog tour, catch up with recent posts (now linked directly!) here.


What's in your mailbox?

09 June, 2013

The Knit Spot (7)


The Knit Spot features characters spotted knitting in books.

This week we feature Emily Gravett's The Rabbit Problem!


This book is hysterical! Not only does it teach Fibonacci's sequence, it amuses the eye and tickles the funnybone with funny little motifs for each month. It's an unusual but effective bit of visual storytelling. I love February the most because they bunnies are shown knitting "Fibonacci's Wools!" and there is a cute but fake knitting pattern that will have knowledgeable knitters in stitches.

The abbreviations for the pattern include the usual (k.=knit; p.=purl) as well as the unexpected (sa.=start again; gl.=good luck!) Come to think of it, in actual knitting those are pretty unexpected and often unwritten instructions, haha!






Stacked (10)


Stacked is our sister site's mailbox sharing weekly feature.

Click on the image to view the book's description on Goodreads.

For review:


A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
Publication date: 18 June 2013 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN 10/13: 006213308X | 9780062133083

Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.


The Glass Puzzle by Christine Brodien-Jones
Publication date: 9 July 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10/13: 0385742975 | 9780385742979

Eleven-year-old Zoé Badger, imaginative, carefree and adventurous, lives a transient life, moving with her mother from one town to the next-except for summers, when she stays with her granddad in Tenby, Wales. But when she and her cousin Ian discover a glass puzzle that's been hidden away for decades, ancient forces are unleashed that threaten to change their safe-haven summer town in sinister ways.
Netgalley:


This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Publication date: 17 Sept 2013 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN 10/13: 0374351384 | 9780374351380

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, This Song Will Save Your Life is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.


Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Publication date: 17 Sept 2013 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN 10/13: 0374378614 | 9780374378615

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Alexandra Coutts's Tumble & Fall is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.
Can't wait to crack these open! What's in your mailbox?



06 June, 2013

Belle Epoque - Review

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Publication date: 11 June 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10/13: 0385741464 | 9780385741460


Category: Young Adult Historical
Keywords: Historical, romance, beauty, pride
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Source: e-ARC received from Netgalley, with thanks to the author




Synopsis:

When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive.

Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the perfect foil.
But Isabelle has no idea her new "friend" is the hired help, and Maude's very existence among the aristocracy hinges on her keeping the truth a secret. Yet the more she learns about Isabelle, the more her loyalty is tested. And the longer her deception continues, the more she has to lose.

Review:

Attitudes mingle and clash in Belle Epoque, which follows a destitute young woman as she seeks her fortune in late 19th-century Paris. Mousy country girl Maude Pichon finds city life every bit as dismal and even more precarious as the life she wished to escape--an arranged marriage to the town butcher, twice her age. Desperate to afford food and lodging, she decides to accept a well-paying but ultimately demeaning job, posing as a homely friend to make society girls look more beautiful and desirable in comparison.

Elizabeth Ross's impressionistic touch paints a gay metropolis populated by ambitious artistes and forward-thinking intellectuals as well as self-involved socialites and wastrels. Drawing inspiration from a story by Émile Zola, she juxtaposes not just beauty and ugliness but also wealth with poverty, compassion with cruelty. While the level of intrigue never really reaches a climax, and instead drifts into a quiet and sensible resolution, readers will be captivated by the possibilities presented to Maude by her employment at the Durandeau Agency. As she struggles to reconcile her aspirations for a better life with the harsh realities of her situation, Maude changes and grows; she stumbles and pulls herself up yet again. Though she makes some terrible mistakes, her resilience and integrity help her (as well as the reader) through the rough patches.

I especially liked the ebb and flow of Maude's relationships, not necessarily with male characters (who collectively form the tertiary characters of the tale), but with the women who become her friends and foes throughout the book. Careful observation shows both good and bad sides to each character: the haughty Isabelle, the amiable Marie-Josée, Maude herself who is often laid low by her own presumptiousness; not even the City of Lights escapes this treatment. Throughout the novel Maude rejoices in its opulent salons and lush life, but she goes home to her colorfully squalid neighborhood at day's end. The only woman who can be taken at face value is the Countess, Isabelle's mother, although she serves to make the younger women seem more real and well-rounded.

Belle Epoque is a study in contrasts. A gentle, elegantly-worded read, this would be appropriate for classroom libraries and is sure to provide plenty of discussion points for book clubs. I will definitely pick up a copy of this at Elizabeth's launch party on June 15th!

*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.elizabethrossbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @RossElizabeth.

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03 June, 2013

The Best Book Ever Giveaway Hop (US ends 6/10)




My most favorite books ever are High Fantasy. If you check out this list from The Best Books Ever, you'll see my favorite at the top. (Remember to come back and enter the giveaway!)


Poison Study is full of action, magic, and romance. It's a strangely hopeful story of a young woman discovering her strength and identity. And let's face it, Maria V. Snyder is my favorite author--she's the first one I really made friends with and I'm so excited whenever she releases a new book!

The winner can also pick from my other favorite high fantasy books (Book 1 is listed first):

Magic Study or Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
Shadow & Bone or Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Graceling or Fire by Kristin Cashore
Incarceron or Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
The Name of the Wind or The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The winner can choose 1 book of up to $15 in value from the titles above. US only. Ends 6/10/2013.

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02 June, 2013

June 2013 Events


Happy June, all. Yup, it's June already. How this happened I have no idea. But it's here. Below is a list of some local author events happening this month. If you know of any we've missed, please let us know. We will be at the Leigh Bardugo launch party (I have my Siege and Storm nails all set) as well as Richelle Mead and Kirsten Kittscher. We may make it to some other events as well if we can get to them. If you're there and see us, please say hi. There's even a bookmark in it for you if you do. Thanks and hope your summer is off to a great start!

Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm Launch Party
Monday, June 3, 2013
Hemingway's Lounge
6356 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
event Facebook page

Richelle Mead (!!)
Gameboard of the Gods
Wednesday June 5, 2013 7pm
Barnes & Noble Third Street
3rd Street Promenade
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 
90401, 310-260-9110
event page - wristband event

Lauren Conrad
Infamous
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7pm
Barnes & Noble
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be available after 9:00 am on June 11 at Barnes & Noble at The Grove with the purchase of Infamous. Please check back soon for complete guidelines.

Ransom Riggs & Tahereh Mafi
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
event page

Elizabeth Ross
Belle Epoque
Saturday June 15, 2013 5pm
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA
event page

Kristen Kittscher
Wig in the Window
Thursday June 20, 2013 7pm
Vroman's
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, California 91101

Leigh Bardugo & Robin Lafevers
Siege and Storm/Dark Triumph
Friday, June 21, 2013 7:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA

Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7pm
Barnes & Noble at the Grove
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270
event page

Special Instructions
Tonight's event is not wristbanded. Books must be purchased at Barnes & Noble prior to autographing.