$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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