Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Girlfriend could SO take honey badger in a fight.
Remember our book from last December, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas?  (Remember when we got to skype with her last April?!)  Well, the sequel to Throne of Glass, which is called Crown of Midnight, is out August 27th, aka ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.  Srrsly, just one more week! Are you excited yet?

But it gets better:  if you're like me and you JUST CAN'T WAIT, I found a ton of online prequels and previews for Crown of Midnight that you can read RIGHT NOW    FOR FREE!!  Keep reading - I'll get you hooked up with all the goodies (there are a lot!).


Sarah Maas has written two prequel short stories, which you can read online NOW!  These are "bridge" stories, meaning they take place after Throne of Glass  and before Crown of Midnight. 

The first is titled "The Assassin and the Princess", and it's been posted in little pieces on different book blogs, a.k.a. a blog tour.  You can read each part by clicking on the links below:
Part 1                    Part 7
Part 2                    Part 8
Part 3                    Part 9
Part 4                    Part 10
Part 5                    Part 11
Part 6                    Part 12

But that's not all!  Sarah's got another short story for us:  "The Assassin and the Captain".  This one isn't exactly a "bridge" story; instead, it takes place right at the beginning of Crown of Midnight, though it's not included in the book, making it more of a spoiler-free deleted scene! You can read this scene in pieces across several book blogs, or just use the links below:
Part 1                    Part 3 
Part 2                    Part 4

Be sure to snoop around these blogs once you finish reading the short stories     you might find a review for a new book to read!


Bloomsbury, the publisher for Crown of Midnight, has created an AWESOME Throne of Glass story generator which lets you become a character in the series!  There are four scenes (three from Throne of Glass, one from Crown of Midnight); choose one, then answer the fill-in-the-blank questions the site asks you, and shaZAM! you're a character in the scene!  In a way, it's like fantasy-assassin-themed Mad Libs.  You can try filling in the blanks in a serious, fantasy-story-appropriate way; I had fun putting in really stupid answers (name:  Millicent Snarkface de Whifflington).

Have fun playing around with it!  Click on the examples below for ideas, and be sure to share the answers you put in the story in the comments.  You can even share your entire story with us: once your generated your story, click the "permanent link" button, then copy and paste the link into the comment section below!

Fill in the blanks; try to make your
answers super awesome, like mine
Share on facebook or tumblr,
or save as a pdf FOREVAR

Generate your story


If you've clicked on the link for the story generator above, you may have noticed that there's also an EXCERPT FROM THE NEW BOOK on that same website!  You'll have access to the link for the excerpt only after you've used the story generator, but if you just can't wait, click here to read the excerpt from Crown of Midnight!

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Hhhhhhawesommme.  What did you think of the short stories and excerpt?  Are you as excited as I am about this book?!!  Don't forget to share your thoughts (and your answers/results from the story generator) in the comment section!    

Oh     here, have a book trailer.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy New Year!!

That's right, I'm not just reading my calender wrong; break out the confetti and party hats - it's time for NEW YEAR!!! A new year of book club, that is.  Sign-ups have begun for our first meeting in September, and the free books are going fast!  Get down to the teen room, put your name on the sign-up list ASAP and recieve your free copy of our book pick for September, Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough!

Check out the synopsis and book trailer below:

Long Lankin  by Lindsey Barraclough

Beware of Long Lankin, that lives in the moss...  When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Byers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome. Auntie Ida is eccentric and rigid, and the girls are desperate to go back to London. But what they don't know is that their aunt's life was devastated the last time two young sisters were at Guerdon Hall, and she is determined to protect her nieces from an evil that has lain hidden for years. Along with Roger and Peter, two village boys, Cora must uncover the horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries -- before it's too late for little Mimi. 

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Sounds spooooooky.  Yum.  We also have this book as an audiobook here at the library, so click here to see if it's checked in or to put it on hold!

And keep checking back here on the blog - we'll have more special content coming your way soon!