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The Inspiration behind SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard

So, many of you know about the very original retelling of Alice in Wonderland titled Splintered by A. G. Howard.


And I'm sure by now you've seen the cover to the very cool sequel: Unhinged. If you haven't, here it is:





But what you might not know is the inspiration behind the story.

While I was attending the International Reading Association conference in San Antonio last month, I had the pleasure of meeting A.G. Howard. Of course, I totally geeked out when I saw Splintered in person and then realized the author was signing! So I grabbed my posse of book nerd teachers, and jumped across the aisle to meet her. I gushed over the cover. She said I looked familiar, which totally made me giddy for reasons I do not fully understand.

But then I had to ask, "Where did you come up with this story?" If you've read Splintered, you know how different it is. It's like nothing you know, I promise. I went on to mention all of the crazy details that caught me by surpri…

Allegiant (Divergent #3) cover reveal!

Be still my heart....

The time has finally come! There is a cover for Allegiant, book 3 in the Divergent series. I am so excited for this book! I can hardly contain myself. I just want to jump up and down and fan myself, but I will save that for when my pre-order arrives.


I am pretty surprised by this cover, actually. I was really expecting the erudite eye symbol, but it appears that there is a new symbol all together. What does that mean, eh? My brain is working overtime thinking of the possibilities.

I should also point out how fantastic the colors are. I love how vibrant it is. A complete change from the subtle shades of Divergent and Insurgent.


Here it is, folks:



Review: the s-word (Chelsea Pitcher)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
genre: contemporary
pages: 304
publisher: May 7th 2013 by Gallery Books
ISBN: 9781451695168
source: eARC from Netgalley


First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker.

But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie's looping scrawl.


Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she's caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. But someone isn’t letting her go quietly. As graffiti and photocopies of Lizzie’s diary plaster the school, Angie begins a relentless investigation into who, exactly, made Lizzie feel she didn’t deserve to keep living. And while she claims she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, Angie's own anguish over abandoning her best friend will drive her deep into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out.

Wellllll.... It had pr…

ARC Giveaway for The Caged Graves

ARC Giveaway for The Caged Graves! Release date: May 14, 2013


17-year-old Verity Boone expects a warm homecoming when she returns to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867, pledged to marry a man she has never met. Instead, she finds a father she barely knows and a future husband with whom she apparently has nothing in common. One truly horrifying surprise awaits her: the graves of her mother and aunt are enclosed in iron cages outside the local cemetery. Nobody in town will explain why, but Verity hears rumors of buried treasure and witchcraft. Perhaps the cages were built to keep grave robbers out . . . or to keep the women in. Determined to understand, Verity finds herself in a life-and-death struggle with people she trusted.

Inspired by a pair of real caged graves in present-day Catawissa, this historical YA novel weaves mystery, romance, and action into a suspenseful drama with human greed and passion at its core.




If you're interested in grabbing a copy of this book, just enter th…