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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.

Better Off Friends

I freaking love contemporary YA, which doesn’t make sense, since these are the books that most often let me down. But I keep coming back for more, hoping to find the book that makes my soul sing. Or sings to my soul. Something about singing souls. And, well, this is how I feel about Better Off Friends:

The synopsis asks the question, can guys and girls ever really be just friends? For some reason, I’m obsessed with this idea. In my head, I believe guys and girls can truly be just friends. But my heart tells me that’s never the case. When a book offers to answer this question, I get irrationally excited that it’ll prove my head right. And even more excited when my head is wrong. Because the feels.

So this book is fun. The first two chapters left me stupid confused. At first, I couldn’t tell when I had stopped reading the author’s dedication and started reading the book.

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

Whaaaaaaaaaat just happened? What is this book? It came out of nowhere and my head is still spinning.

The Oversight features elegant prose and the kind deliciously dark and ominous atmosphere that reminds me vaguely of Neil Gaiman. The book drops you into the shadowy supranatural underside of somewhere around turn of the 20th century London (no exact date given, unless I missed something, which I will allow for, there was a lot going on). The world-building is quite complicated, there’s a rich history and lore combined with a sprawling cast of characters who all have their own motives and (often opposing) agendas.

(A startlingly accurate representation of me when I realized what I was in for.)

I was incredibly impressed by the pace and skill with which Charlie Fletcher set the stage. There was a lot of info to be conveyed and processed but I never once felt dumped on.

deep blue

Disney sent me Deep Blue in this super fancy box with a video trailer and a little mini making of movie. I’m going to put those two movies in first so that you can see them and then we can talk about this book.

There have been a ton of mermaid books that have published in the past few years. I don’t really think of mermaids as a MUST READ creature feature but I have read plenty of the offerings. Still, I wasn’t sure what expect from Deep Blue.

Where most of the YA mermaid fiction is more paranormal Deep Blue is contemporary fantasy and focuses a lot on the political and origin stories of the mermaids.

The book starts out with some of this:

Most of the time the book felt like a YA fantasy novel. There were times when the narrators were a bit more immature than the current young adult trending fashions.

best-series_blog-hop

Welcome to the start of the Best Series Blog Hop! We’re excited to kick this off. Consider this an opportunity to meet new bloggers, find new books to read and possibly win big in giveaways!  What’s this giveaway about? It’s about people nominating their favourite series and trying to sell you on it.  You want that series? Enter the giveaway. The participating blog links are below. Check them out for their giveaways and to have more chances to win some books. So let’s kick it off with Cuddlebuggery’s giveaways for the Best Series Blog Hop.

Kat’s Selection:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

 

I love this series because, not only is it beautifully written with stunning cover art, but it’s also an emotionally touching read that pulls me in. The characters are all amazing and installed into this rich, authentic-seeming world that’s magical in setting and feeling. You need this series in your life.
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Glory

Welcome to Hot New Titles! New releases like The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderNearly Gone and Storm. Cover reveals include Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein, Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield, The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon and Glory by Maureen McGowan, our fav of 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.


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