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  • Buzz Worthy News: Author drama and movie news 11/04/2014 BuzzIcon

    Welcome back to Buzz Worthy News where the stories are awesome and not at all well-written. Need your YA industry news? Never fear, Kat and Kate are here to give it all to you. Just, ya know, not in any kinda sophisticated sense or nothing. Basically: book banning, author plagiarism, Eleanor & Park movie news and authors quitting left and right. All this and more is happening in this week’s Buzz Worthy News.

    Buzz Worthy News is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly news post bringing you all the best information about the book and blogging world, particularly for the venn diagram of people who overlap between the two. For new releases and cover reveals of all the best Young Adult fiction, check out our Sunday post: Hot New Titles.

    One Last April Fools Pranks!

    Lemony Snicket and Malcolm Gladwell go head to head. Lemony Snicket, the author not the candy, claims that Gladwell plagiarised from him.

Latest Hot New Titles

  • Hot New Titles: April 13th 2014 Sabriel

    Welcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like Dreams of Gods and MonstersPlus One and Far From You. Cover reveals include the redesigns for Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages publishing under Tor Teen; the gorgeous cover of debut author Fonda Lee’s Zeroboxer; and the Australian redesigns for Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix. They are stunning and, of course, our fav of the week!

    Did we miss a cover? Want your cover featured on HNT? Email us!

    Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways!

Latest Musings

  • I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

    Hey everybody! How are you fine people doing today?

    ​I want to take a momentary break from reviewing and bookish shenanigans to talk about words. Specifically commonly used words that are also slurs.

    Trigger warning: I’m talking about slurs so assume this post will be full of words you may find offensive. I’m using them in a way I hope is constructive, educational and will ultimately make us all (slightly) better people. However, if you can’t handle that, you may want to click out of this window and go look up kitten videos or whatever floats your boat. You have been warned.

    The intention of this post is not to rehash and complain about known problem words (I mean, we all know that if you call someone retarded/faggot/cunt you’re probably going to cause a problem, right?) Same goes for profanity. I understand that some people find it offensive, but being crass is not the same as being hurtful.

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

I’ll be honest with you guys, when I started writing this review, I wasn’t entirely sure what my final verdict on The Lost Sisterhood would be. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but there were a handful things I wasn’t sold on and I couldn’t make up my mind how much they affected my overall feelings. So, like any responsible reviewer of things, I decided to wing it and see if writing out my thoughts would help me to make up my mind. Fantastic news, it did!

The Lost Sisterhood starts slow, no other way to say it. Granted, it’s long, so it has plenty of room to take its time getting off the ground. I wasn’t bored, exactly, but I was able to put it down and walk away without feeling too angsty over the decision for the first 20% or so. After some leisurely exposition, the plot picks up and while I never really felt desperate to know what happened next (with one massive exception) I definitely found myself wrapped up in the mystery and enjoying myself.

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Welcome to the official cover reveal for Compulsion by Martina Boone! Kat used to be head of the art department for Cuddlebuggery. Those were the good days when her covers could rival such beauties as anyone had made before. But Meg is now in charge of the art department so she decided to give the Compulsion cover designers a run for their money with these three designs!

After you’ve finished gazing at the faux covers, check out the real one and enter to win a personalized ARC and a few other signed books!

Victoria-Scott

As you know we are big fans of Victoria Scott’s books (and Dante), so we were incredibly excited to be a part of the Fire & Flood blog tour. We sent Kat off to seduce some answers out of Victoria and no one can resist Kat on a mission. Read on to learn about Victoria’s process and the recently released Fire & Flood.

 


 

1. Tella is amazing with a strong voice. Makes me recall someone else like that… *dante* What’s your process?
When I develop a new character’s voice, I try to think of someone who has a lot of growing to do, and I weave their weaknesses into their voice and thought patterns. I’m never going to choose the strongest of my characters to be the narrator because, quite frankly, that stronger character already has their crap figured out.

2. Did you watch a lot of The Amazing Race as “research”.

Dove Arising

Welcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like Fire & FloodFaking Normal and Grim. Cover reveals include The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre and Dove Arising by Karen Bao, our fav of the week! 

Did we miss a cover? Want your cover featured on HNT? Email us!

Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways! For all the latest book world news and book blogging gossip, check out our weekly Monday feature, Buzz Worthy News.


opinons

Last month, I had this moment where I realized Cuddlebuggery might have been catering mostly to other bloggers instead of all readers. The comments on that post were so eye opening, that it’s changed the way I blog and review. The great thing about this is that I feel really happy about these changes myself, so it was a step in the right direction. But then I was curious about how non-bloggers and bloggers view Cuddlebuggery and the blogging community as a whole. So I created a quick survey to see the results!

I want to make it clear that this was not created for anyone to second guess their blogging habits or their blogs. I’m a firm believer you should do what’s right for you. I’m just gathering opinions, but if you find anything useful from the survey, awesome. Also, if there is something that I missed in the survey that you would like to add, please feel free to sound off in the comments anonymously.

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