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What are you reading today?

What are you reading today?

It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.
- C.J. Redwine, Defiance 

We’re incredibly excited for you to read these August releases! 

Transcendent / The Revenge of Seven / Sanctum / Deliverance / Don’t Let Go / Positive / The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories / Undead With Benefits / Feral

A new paperback edition of The Beginning of Everything by realrobynschneider is coming our way next week. To celebrate the awesomeness of this book, we decided to revisit some of our favourite quotes. (There were a lot to pick from)
 
“I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.” 
 
“The world tends toward chaos, you know,” Cassidy said. “I’m just helping it along.”
 
“The way I figured it, keeping quiet was safe. Words could betray you if you choose the wrong ones, or mean less if you used too many.” 
 
“It was as though my brain was suddenly capable of considering the world with far more complexity, as though there was so much more to see and learn.”
 
“I wondered if I’d really been looking for Cassidy after all, or if I’d been hoping to find myself.”
 
“Life is the tragedy,” she said bitterly. “You know how they categorize Shakespeare’s plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it’s a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it’s a tragedy. So we’re all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn’t with a goddamn wedding.” 
 
“They were filled with pictures of a world that reminded me of her, a place brimming with unknowable possibility and almost certain adventure.”
 
“We had plenty of time for youthful indecision, both apart and together, for limping into the future past the unforgettable ash heaps of our histories.”
 
“Everyone’s life, no matter how unremarkable, has a moment when it will become extraordinary - a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.” 
 
The Beginning of Everything by realrobynschneider is available wherever books are sold. Get a head start reading it here! 
For those who’ve already read it, what quotes would you add to this list?

A new paperback edition of The Beginning of Everything by realrobynschneider is coming our way next week. To celebrate the awesomeness of this book, we decided to revisit some of our favourite quotes. (There were a lot to pick from)

 

“I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.” 

 

The world tends toward chaos, you know, Cassidy said. “I’m just helping it along.

 

“The way I figured it, keeping quiet was safe. Words could betray you if you choose the wrong ones, or mean less if you used too many.” 

 

It was as though my brain was suddenly capable of considering the world with far more complexity, as though there was so much more to see and learn.

 

“I wondered if I’d really been looking for Cassidy after all, or if I’d been hoping to find myself.”

 

“Life is the tragedy,” she said bitterly. “You know how they categorize Shakespeare’s plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it’s a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it’s a tragedy. So we’re all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn’t with a goddamn wedding.” 

 

“They were filled with pictures of a world that reminded me of her, a place brimming with unknowable possibility and almost certain adventure.”

 

“We had plenty of time for youthful indecision, both apart and together, for limping into the future past the unforgettable ash heaps of our histories.”

 

“Everyone’s life, no matter how unremarkable, has a moment when it will become extraordinary - a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.” 

 

The Beginning of Everything by realrobynschneider is available wherever books are sold. Get a head start reading it here! 

For those who’ve already read it, what quotes would you add to this list?

Ask Lauren Oliver, Episode 43!

Susan Dennard’s Something Strange and Deadly trilogy comes to a close this week with Strange and Ever After!

The official book trailer for Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant was revealed today! Find out more about the book here

emmasbookshelf:

YA Lit Meme // Ten Series or Books {6/10}: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Do you guys know of any book festivals/events im Canada? Or a place we could look for some- particularly in Western Canada? Thanks!

Hi there! 

Here are a few festivals in Western Canada you might be interested in:

You also might want to try your local bookstore’s website to see if they have any event listings or author signing info available. Feel free to email us at hccfrenzy@harpercollins.com if you need more help! 

The Frenzy Five is a reoccurring Q&A series where we ask YA authors the kind of things you really want to know! This week Sara Shepard, author of the bestsellingPretty Little Liars series, is up to the challenge! 

1. If you could have coffee with any author who would it be? Ernest Hemingway, though I doubt we would be having coffee.

2. What are the top three most-played songs in your home? Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend, Everything Is Awesome from the Lego Movie, and The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums

3. What was your favourite book as a teenager? She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I read a lot of adult fiction at a young age, but this one really stuck with me.  

4. What is your favourite way to waste time? Instagram

5. Describe your book in five words. Sneaky, investigative, suspenseful, tense, Ali.

Thanks Sara!

Toxicthe fifteenth—and second-to-last—volume in the Pretty Little Liars series is now available in bookstores. You can start reading it here