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Posts Tagged ‘Maggie Stiefvater’

Maggie Stiefvater Lands Deal for ‘Shiver’ Companion

Young adult author Maggie Stiefvater has written a companion novel set in the universe of her bestselling Shiver trilogy. The new book, Sinner, stars a character first introduced in the original series, Cole St. Clair.

Scholastic has acquired the manuscript and plans to release the finished book in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada on July 1, 2014. Publisher David Levithan negotiated the deal with Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Levithan had this statement in the release:

Legions of fans – myself included – have wanted Maggie to return to the world of Shiver, and now she’s found an ingenious, sexy, utterly compelling way to do it. This isn’t so much a re-visitation as it is a reinvention, with Maggie taking readers to many places they’ve never been with her before.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Fantasy Fiction Writers to Pose for Charity Calendar

Photographer Lauren Zurchin (pictured, via) has lined up fourteen well-known fantasy fiction writers for a charity calendar.

At the moment, Zurchin is fundraising on Kickstarter to cover the cost of producing this calendar. Once the calendar has been assembled and marketed, the proceeds will be donated to First Book and Worldbuilders.

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Maggie Stiefvater & Brandon Mull Write for Middle Grade Fantasy Series

Scholastic’s new seven-book fantasy series, Spirit Animals, will launch alongside an interactive gaming website. This multi-author series is scheduled for an international launch on September 10th.

The first installment will be titled Wild BornFablehaven series author Brandon Mull will write that book. The not-yet-titled second installment will be written by The Raven Boys author Maggie Stiefvater.

This book will be released in January 2014 and marks Stiefvater’s first time writing middle-grade fiction.

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Maggie Stiefvater Inks Deal for 4-Book Epic Fantasy

Author Maggie Stiefvater has landed a deal with Scholastic for a four-book epic fantasy series.

The first book, The Raven Boys, is slated for release in September. The Raven Boys stars Richard Campbell Gansey, III (a boy who “has it all”) and Blue Sargent (daughter of the town psychic).

Stiefvater (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: “I grew up on a diet of exceptional fantasy series for children— The Dark Is Rising, The Black Cauldron, A Wrinkle in Time, The Chronicles of Narnia — and I’ve always wanted to write one of those sprawling epic sagas built from intimate moments. I sat on a draft of The Raven Boys for a decade, but it wasn’t until I had the tools I learned from writing the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races that I knew how to do it.”

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Scholastic Launches ‘this is teen’ Virtual Book Club

Scholastic has partnered with SCVNGR, a location-based mobile gaming application platform, to create this is teen, a smartphone and Facebook-focused program to connect teens with some of their favorite teen fiction writers and books.

SCVNGR will develop book-related challenges at participating bookstores for this is teen users to solve with their smartphones; users will win points  and also enter prize sweepstakes. The Facebook page will launch on April 26th along with Meg Cabot‘s new paranormal trilogy, Abandon. The ‘this is teen Live‘ tour will hit New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Miami with authors Meg CabotLibba Bray, and Maggie Stiefvater starting May 24th.

Vice president of marketing Stacy Lellos had explained: “Our goal with ‘this is teen‘ is to create a destination and a community for readers—a virtual book club experience where the conversation starts with books. ‘this is teen‘ is about going where teens are and harnessing the connectivity of Facebook, the in-world exploration of SCVNGR, and the intensity that exists between readers and their favorite authors in order to create a fully interactive, reader-driven experience.”

Maggie Stiefvater Goes Where Werewolves Linger

Reviewed by Maryan Pelland
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linger.jpgLinger is a young adult novel about werewolves. No surprise, considering the success of properties like Twilight and True Blood. Shape shifting’s commercial appeal makes it logical that publishers are sensitive to the genre. One writer mixed Alcott’s Little Women with werewolves. Why shouldn’t Maggie Stiefvater follow suit?

In Linger, Stiefvater offers readers four post-adolescents–Grace and Sam, Isabel and Cole. The girls are mostly human. They guys are, or have been wolves. There’s background noise about other wolves, but we never meet them. They remain unresolved.

Stiefvater has good ideas. She stages the book from four points-of-view. Each character gives us the story as he or she sees it. The multiple points-of-view device is seldom used, and for good reason. It takes incredible prowess to pull it off–making sure readers don’t feel like the little balls popping around in a toddler push toy.

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