Wednesday, March 31, 2010
After a lot of planning by the fabulous folks at Simon & Schuster, we are excited to announce that Becca Fitzpatrick will be revealing the cover of CRESCENDO, the highly anticipated follow-up to New York Times Bestselling HUSH HUSH, here on FallenArchangel.com, live from the Denver Teen Lit Festival on Saturday April 10! The cover reveal will take place over the course of several hours as Laurie Maves, a chalk artist from Denver CO, will be drawing the Crescendo cover live!
The streaming video of this event will begin around 11 am EST / 9 am MDT. Plan to stop by throughout the day to see the cover art as it gradually comes to life and for occasional visits from Becca.
We will be posting more exciting stuff about the cover reveal in the coming days!!
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Friday, March 26, 2010
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Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
SO, what do you think about the synopsis??? Is it what you were expecting? What part sounds the most interesting to you?? Dish in the comments.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Teens are dealing with more crap than ever these days. They know and understand harsh realities that even those of us who were teenagers half a decade ago didn't have to go through. The world is rapidly changing, and teens are rapidly adjusting. They're smart. They're savvy. And they are tough cookies. And if they want to read a book--any book--that is fantastic. Because reading rocks.
Most teens know the difference between a normal relationship and an extremely unhealthy one, which yes- it does often gets glorified and depicted in paranormal romance. And if there are teens or adults reading a book along those lines, believing it's sexy to threaten violence, believing its healthy for a person to want to kill themselves over you, dreaming of a guy who stalks you...I have a hard time believing that those thoughts and desires stemmed from the reading of a book. Unhealthy ideas about relationships stem from a deeper source than that and are often the fault of other factors, not a story.
It’s no secret that YA books have grown in popularity with teens, tweens and adults of all ages. With that popularity comes more scrutiny – it has been said that some YA contains immoral themes that could negatively influence young readers. We want to hear from YOU young and old, YA Lovers, Readers, Writers, Editors (etc). Are you influenced by the storylines and relationships you read about? Join us on Thursday night at 9 pm to discuss this on FallenArchangel.com
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Monday, March 8, 2010
If fallen angels are the next big thing in urban fantasy, then Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush sets an impressive benchmark in the sub-genre.
As a first-time novelist, Fitzpatrick absolutely nails the right mix of suspense, romance, action and killer dialogue in this fast-paced page-turner.
- Paula Weston, Other Worlds
You don't know who Nora should trust, who's good, who's bad, what's real?
It's the mystery, the style, the voice, the Patch that keeps you reading. I look forward to reading more from Fitzpatrick.
- Kristen, Kristen Creative
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
A. If you’ve ever had a family member leave – through death, addiction, mental illness – your family still remembers them, still feels them, as if they’re a ghost moving through the house. The ghost is someone you can’t see, but you can feel, and who’s still in your heart.
A. As I mentioned above, I’ve always had an interest in the paranormal. Street Pharm and Snitch were written while I was teaching at a Brooklyn high school, so naturally that dominated my creativity at the time. If you think Raven is different from my first two books, wait till you see my next two, The Oracle of Dating and The Oracle Rebounds. They represent my lighter side (believe me, I do have one!)
A. I don’t know if there’s going to be a sequel, but if so, Josh would be an important character in it. Though Josh has so much love and beauty in him, he’s prone to getting caught up in things that aren’t healthy. I could see him getting involved with some Jiang Shi who don’t care whether the humans they’re taking souls from are dying or not…
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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Christopher Pike wrote about a vampire that walked the earth for 5,000 years. She witnessed the pyramids being built, hung out with philosophers in ancient Greece, lived in a medieval castle.
If you had the chance to live for thousands of years what time period would you most want to experience. Why?
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