Comments off, Intense Debate on

11:27 PM Posted by Ella Preuss

Due to the amount of spam on the blog's posts, I've decided to install ID for those of you who wish to make comments.

However, this blog will be not be as regularly updated as our tumblr,

So, come on over and follow us there!

xo, Ella

Live Chat w/Lauren DeStefano on GR, Tue 19th

9:39 AM Posted by Ella Preuss

Join us on Tuesday, February 19th for a special discussion with author Lauren DeStefano! Lauren will be discussing her work, including her most recent book  Sever (The Chemical Garden #3)! 
[via Goodreads]
If you're a Fever fan and you'd like to chat with Lauren about her books, join the Chat Group on GR and prepare some questions for her! 

Billy Campbell has joined the DELIRIUM Pilot Cast!

5:28 PM Posted by Ella Preuss

According to TVLine.comThe Killing’s star is on board for the pilot, and what will hopefully be the TV Series. 
Campbell will play Thomas Fineman in the project, which is set in a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. 
The pilot’s script was written by Karyn Usher (Prison Break), who will serve as an EP alongside Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.
Remember that in the Pilot alone we’ll have the entire Delirium plot, plus other bits and pieces from Requiem, so we’ll jump straight to the thick of the action! 

I love him as Thomas! What are your thoughts?

xo, Ella

REQUIEM Book Tour Schedule

11:54 AM Posted by Ella Preuss

Here’s Lauren’s complete schedule for the upcoming month. March 6th to 9th are dates from theHarperCollins’ Dark Days Group TourLauren will also be at the LA Times Festival of Books in April. We’ll update on that schedule once we have the definitive info. 

Tuesday, March 5
Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814

Wednesday, March 6 
Provo Library
w/ guest appearance by Brodi Ashton Everbound 
550 N University Ave., Provo, UT 84601
7.00 PM

Thursday, March 7
University Books                     
Seattle, WA
*U District Location
6.30 PM  

Friday, March 8
Barnes & Noble Clackamas
12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97086
6.30 PM

Saturday, March 9
Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062
10.00 AM-12.00 PM

Eugene Public Library
100 West 10th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
4.00 PM-6.00 PM

Sunday, March 10
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
3.00 PM

Sunday, March 11
Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Road Bldg 300 Wylie, TX 75098
3.30 PM

Tuesday, March 12
Hardesty Regional Library
Connor’s Cove Theater
8316 E 93rd St, Tulsa, OK 74133
7.00 PM

xo, Ella

TV Pilot News: Changes to be expected

11:53 AM Posted by Ella Preuss

Thanks to DeliriumFandom, I found this very interesting article about the changes the producers want to make to the Delirium storyline, in order to make it more appealling to viewers: 

1. Julian Fineman. In the novels, Julian is a character introduced in the second book, “Pandemonium.” His father is a public figure, leading the DFA — Deliria-Free America — cause against the Invalids. In the proposed television series, Julian is introduced right off the bat, as a sickly young man who lives next door to Lena’s best friend, Hana, and is confused by his powerful attraction to her, though she’s not particularly interested. Yes — Julian and Hana.

2. Lena’s mother. In the novels, Lena’s mother’s suicide makes Lena long for the cure and fear the dangers of love. In the pilot, it’s actually Lena’s father who she believes died because he was infected with “Deliria.” When she learns some shocking revelations about what actually happened to him, she’s driven to take drastic measures.

3. Ren. The pilot introduces a new character, Ren, another Invalid who is Alex’s best friend. Though Alex falls hard and fast for Lena, he’s oblivious to the fact that Ren’s feelings for him go beyond friendship. She’s a key part of the Invalid’s plan to resist the DFA, and ultimately goes undercover to infiltrate the government she’s planning to revolt against.

4. Pacing. The first episode of the TV series actually covers the entire plot of the first book, in addition to including information about Julian and the DFA that readers didn’t learn until the sequel. Of course, in order to cram all of that into 42 minutes, there are certain moments that are lost — particularly key bonding moments between Alex and Lena, like when he took her to his home in the Wilds, and the first time she was introduced to poetry. We’re hopeful that those things will come into play later.

The entire plot of Delirium into a single pilot sounds like a risky move, but I understand it completely. The producers wouldn’t want to waste any time getting to the thick of the action, and I get the feeling these changes won’t be so bad. 

The Julian plot is what I liked less, but again, it makes sense that they want to introduce him early in the story. 

A little video from Lauren!

9:50 AM Posted by Ella Preuss

The official Facebook page for the Delirium Trilogy posted this little video of Lauren giving us a shout out as we come closer to the release of REQUIEM!

She's such a sweetheart!

PS: Have you visited our new tumblr yet? It's still under contruction, but it's coming up nicely!

xo, Ella

Deliriously Falling's got a TUMBLR!

2:13 PM Posted by Ella Preuss

Hey guys!

Second post today, but I just wanted to let you know that we'll be moving the blog to our new (and lovely) tumblr soon!!!

Come check it out! 

xo, Ella

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1), by Rick Riordan

11:50 AM Posted by Ella Preuss

After a long time of not being in the Bloggy World, I decided I would make my return (however brief or extended it may be) now, so we can all wait for REQUIEM together!

Release Date: April 1st, 2006
Age Group: Middle Grade
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Source: Bought
Overall: 5 Monkeys
Interest: Series, Greek Mythology
Categories: Fantasy, 
Greek Mythology
Read in February 2013

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

My Opinion:
Ever since watching the film, I've wanted to read this book. Now I have more bookish friends who love anything Riordan, so I thought it was time for me to read this. I started it yesterday morning and finished it just a little while ago. I haven't read a book that fast in a long while! 

A lot of people compare this book to Harry Potter and I guess now I see why. Percy is a 12-year-old boy who keeps experiencing weird things in his life, and is forced to go to a summer camp for demigods to learn  (among other things) how to stay alive. Another comparison I made was the fact that this book also featured a trio of MC's: Percy, Annabeth and Grover (much like Harry, Hermione and Ron). 

But apart from those little things, TLT is a book that stands on its own, and is packed with excitement, magic and Greek mythology, something a geek like me loves! (I'm placing this book under the MG category, but a YA fan can be just as enthralled by it.)

The first chapter alone is a mind-boggling one, that traps you right into the story. I think that is just what books today are lacking, the ability to grab your attention in just the first chapter; instead, they make you wait until the third, fourth chapter to let you know what's really going on. 

Percy's voice is so rich, and his way of talking to the reader flows beautifully off the pages. I know this is a book I'll be giving to my little brothers in their future birthdays. Every character is as tridimensional as Percy, they all have their quirks, and there are so many of them! I was fascinated by the way Riordan crafted so many people and never once lost me along the way. I knew just who everyone was, and I started feeling different emotions toward each of them.

I especially enjoyed the descriptions in this book, going from the Half-Blood Hill and its Camp for Half-Bloods, to the layout of NYC and Las Vegas, and finally, the Underworld and the Olympus. Everything was beautifully detailed; the film didn't do this book any justice. 

The Lightning Thief is going to my favourites shelf right away! 

$2.99 Today Only! ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins!

10:00 AM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

You may remember the following post. It was one of my first when I became a member of Deliriously Falling, and I'd like to do more in this spirit. Today only, snag ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS for $2.99 on nook, Kindle, etc.! But, shhhh---do it in secret, or the government will be all over you for reading illegal books about the amora deliria nervosa!

To all employees:

We have received word that resister Stephanie Perkins is spreading propaganda against the cure. She is calling it ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and trying to tell teenagers that falling in love is a good thing, treating the warning signs of the deliria as a necessary building block to true love. The tale stirs up too many emotions and will have law-abiding citizens second-guessing the cure. This blatant attack on our regime will not be tolerated.

The pamphlet containing the short story has a modest enough cover. The two teenagers in love remain at a respectable distance, though their hands are too close together and the girl has a lovestruck expression on her face. Unfortunately, the word “Kiss” stands out and lets citizens know what the contents really contain. If you see copies of this lying around, confiscate them immediately. Bring all citizens with the work in their possession to Headquarters immediately.

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS has enough angst that it would make a good candidate for the sanitization process, stripping out certain parts to turn it into a proper cautionary tale. For one thing, Anna pines for a boy at her boarding school named Étienne, who already has a girlfriend. Both characters go through a lot of heartbreak in order to be together, an emotion no teenager should have to experience. By heightening the turmoil and cutting back on the view of love as a good thing, this book will be acceptable for public viewing.

Resister Stephanie Perkins mentions that she will be writing at least two more propaganda-filled tales, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Capture the subject at all costs before she is able to spread her filthy lies about romance and hopes and dreams to the law-abiding masses.

This is a Code Red alert. Destroy memo after reading and memorizing the contents.


....If you're still reading this, you have entered the right password to override the government's system. Congratulations, fellow resisters!

For a more representative review of this fantastic book that our illustrious government doesn't want you to read, check out this top secret review through the proxy channel.

Spend no more than five minutes reading or the connection can be traced.

Fox Orders TV Pilot for Lauren Oliver's DELIRIUM!

10:30 PM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

I have some exciting news to share tonight.

DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver was one of my absolute favorite books of 2011, and after blowing through its sequel, PANDEMONIUM, last year, I've been eagerly awaiting the launch of the final book in the trilogy, REQUIEM, which is finally a month away.

Fox just announced that it's optioned a pilot episode based on DELIRIUM for its Fall 2013 season.

Here's the Entertainment Weekly write-up:

Next is Delirium from writer-executive producer Karyn Usher (Bones). Logline: “Based on bestselling trilogy about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love.” Executive producers include Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

TVLine has also confirmed the acquisition.

Now, having an optioned pilot doesn't guarantee that DELIRIUM will be on TV this coming fall.  If Fox likes the pilot, they'll pick up episodes and more filming will ensue.  If not, the pilot will be DOA and not see the light of day, which often happens with TV series.

What's interesting to note is that Fox first optioned to turn DELIRIUM into a movie.  Lauren Oliver has even stated on her personal blog that she's read the first draft of the script and talked about it a little bit.

So, is this TV pilot INSTEAD of a movie script now?  In addition to?  A related spin-off?  Will it become one if the other doesn't succeed/get further in development?

So many questions and so few answers!!!

A Week of Little Red: Jan. 27 ~ Feb. 5, 2013

9:00 AM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

Last year, I had so much fun putting together A Week of Cinder(ella) to promote Marissa Meyer's debut novel CINDER that I'm going nuts and...doing it AGAIN!

I'm so excited to announce that in honor of the upcoming release of SCARLET, next week begins A Week of Little Red!

Last year's event was SO MUCH FUN!
Let's do it again & paint the web RED!
If you missed last year's event, you can still check out all the great author interviews, guest posts, book reviews, and other fabulous features!  We had a great turn-out!

A Week of Little Red will feature guest posts, author visits, book reviews (because, after all, Marissa isn't the ONLY author with a kick-ass Little Red to celebrate!), giveaways, reviews, and more!  It all begins with a special blog tour stop for CINDER and culminates with a release day celebration!

Are you excited?  I know I am!!  

I'd love your help spreading the word to all your fairy tale loving followers!  Please tweet this entry, post it on your Facebook account, blog, etc.  Feel free to snag one of the following buttons to post on your blog as well!

[And if you do, you'll get extra giveaway entry points, oooh!]

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2013 Titles That Should Be On YOUR List!

9:00 AM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

Happy New Year, Bookworms!

With a new year comes new books.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Right now, my 2013 Goodreads list has 125 books on it.  No lie!  I'm going to be a very busy reading bee this year.

I've listed them all by date for in case you want to start making your own list.  All books coded in purple mean I REALLY want them above all others!

(All links go to Goodreads.  Because there are so many titles, I'm just going to run through this really fast and not focus on WHY, etc.)

~[Undated; sometime in 2013 unless they push to 2014...]~

*SORROW'S KNOT by Erin Bow
*EDGLING by Jordan Deen
*DANGEROUS DEPTHS by Karen Amanda Hooper
*DEATHSWORN by Leah Cypess
*SWEET NOTHINGS by Sarah Beth Durst {Likely Fall}
*STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy Whitney {I believe Fall is confirmed}
*Sirenz #3 by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
*Lux #5 by Jennifer L. Armentrout {Likely end of year or early 2014.  I haven't started this series yet because I have first-hand experience with the author's cliffhangers.  Waiting on this one!}
*REBEL SPRING by Morgan Rhodes {Likely Fall/Winter}
*THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin {Likely Fall}
*COLD SPELL by Jackson Pearce {Likely Fall}
*ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA by Diana Peterfreund
*Crewel World #2 by Gennifer Albin {Likely Fall}
*Birthright #3 by Gabrielle Zevin {Likely Fall}
*THE MACKENZIE LEGACY by Derrolyn Anderson
*Untitled by Diane Setterfield {Sold to Orion for a Fall release}
*FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little {Fall}
*SHADOWED by Sarah Alderson
*CONTROL by Sarah Alderson

*ALTERED by Jennifer Rush
*THE ESSENCE by Kimberly Derting
*PROPHECY by Ellen Oh
*SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard
*THE FIRE HORSE GIRL by Kay Honeyman
*THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND by Jennifer McMahon
*DELUSION by Laura L. Sullivan
*WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT by Jacquelyn Mitchard
*LEVEL 2 by Lenore Appelhans
*SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis
*BOUNDLESS by Cynthia Hand
*THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab
*EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton
*NOBODY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
*THE GYPSY KING by Maureen Fergus
*ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows
*PRODIGY by Marie Lu
*JUSTICE by Rhiannon Paille


*SEVER by Lauren DeStefano
*SCARLET by Marissa Meyer
*REVEL by Maurissa Guibord
*THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult

*OBSESSION by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson
*REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
*RAVEN by Lauren Oliver
*DELIRIUM STORIES Omnibus: Hana, Annabel, Raven by Lauren Oliver
*UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody
*POISON by Bridget Zinn
*NAMELESS by Lili St. Crow

*DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers
*STORY'S END by Marissa Burt
*VENGEANCE BOUND by Justina Ireland
*SUMMERKIN by Sarah Prineas
*ARCLIGHT by Josin McQuein
*FURIOUS by Jill Wolfson
*MAID OF SECRETS by Jennifer McGowan
*APOLLYON by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*TAKEN by Erin Bowman
*BREATH by Jackie Morse Kessler
*TIDAL by Amanda Hocking
*FROGGED by Vivian Vande Velde
*PRICKLE MOON by Juliet Marillier
*RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
*THE ELITE by Kiera Cass

*SPIRIT by Brigid Kemmerer
*BREATHLESS by Brigid Kemmerer
*DARE YOU TO by Katie McGarry
*SCHOOL SPIRITS by Rachel Hawkins
*OF TRITON by Anna Banks
*AWAKEN by Meg Cabot
*THE ORIGINALS by Cat Patrick
*THE SAVAGE BLUE by Zoraida Córdova

*INK by Amanda Sun
*WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney
*INTUITION by C.J. Omololu
*ABANDON by Elana Johnson
*SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo
*DAISY DANGER by Shannon Hale
*INVISIBLE by Marni Bates
*BLOOD AND GOLD by Rhiannon Paille
*DEFY THE DARK Anthology from HarperTeen


*ORIGIN by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*THE NIGHT ITSELF by Zoë Marriott
*THE TWICE LOST by Sarah Porter
*WHO NEEDS MAGIC? by Kathy McCullough
*Girl of Fire and Thorns Novella #2 by Rae Carson
*RAVEN FLIGHT by Juliet Marillier

*Throne of Glass #2 by Sarah J. Maas
*DECEPTION by C.J. Redwine
*THE SOUND by Sarah Alderson
*THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Carolyn Turgeon
*ONCE WE WERE by Kat Zhang
*MIDNIGHT FROST by Jennifer Estep
*THE GODDESS CHRONICLE by Natsuo Kirino, translated by Rebecca Copeland


*VICIOUS by Victoria Schwab
*ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake
*Divergent #3 by Veronica Roth


*THE HOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan
*BATTLE MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
*PREMEDITATED by Josin L. McQuein
*HORDE by Ann Aguirre
*RED by Alison Cherry

*MASKED by Aimee Carter
*SENTINEL by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*The Darkest Minds #2 by Alexandra Bracken

Bring YA to YOUR Hometown & Enter to WIN 10 Autographed Books!

2:04 PM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here's your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy--and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)--and the book contest is open internationally!

And they want to have an event in your home town! To participate, just got to the YA2U website and let them know what city you want them to come to. And while you're there, help spread the word about the contest and you can be entered to win all of their books--TEN signed books in total! 

Here's why the YA2U Team should come to MY hometown! 
Most of the time, I wind up driving into NJ and taking the train to NYC for a majority of book signings, or wishing I lived in the mid-west, which seems to attract a lot of signings.  It has been rare for groups of authors to come to PA for signings, though we finally received a couple in 2012. 

It would be especially nice to see them come to Phialdelphia and give inner-city students a chance to meet authors. Usually when authors do come to PA, they come to the suburbs, which, while more practical for myself, doesn't give opportunities to much of the youth in Philadelphia.  With the City threatening to close many schools looming above us, we need more opportunities to get books into the hands of teens than ever before.

It would be lovely to see more authors come to PA, and I've read four of these five authors!  I've been fans of both Marissa Meyer and Victoria Schwab before either had published works, and would love to have them visit PA.

Why should the YA2U Team come to your hometown? Why not join in the fun today and share with others about this program and your hometown. The more votes your town gets, the closer you are to having your very own personal tour stop! Vote for YOUR town here!

And if you help spread the word, you can also participate in the book giveaway. Tell them that you learned about YA2U from me and we both get extra entries in the contest!

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