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manikinfear:

July Book Photo Challenge  Day 30: New favourite

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manikinfear:

July Book Photo Challenge
Day 30: New favourite

:)

So fucking pleased to see news of kdhart's YA book deal in Publishers Weekly today. Kate is one of the people who keeps yahighway up and running, which is an incredible resource to YA readers and authors alike. I’m a fan of them both. She has been so supportive of my work throughout my career and I am so excited about following hers and making room on my bookshelves for her debut. Which—check out that description—sounds AMAZING.
Congratulations, Kate!!!!

So fucking pleased to see news of kdhart's YA book deal in Publishers Weekly today. Kate is one of the people who keeps yahighway up and running, which is an incredible resource to YA readers and authors alike. I’m a fan of them both. She has been so supportive of my work throughout my career and I am so excited about following hers and making room on my bookshelves for her debut. Which—check out that description—sounds AMAZING.

Congratulations, Kate!!!!

sarahmoon:

#100happybookdays This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. This is not a happy book, but it’s absolutely brilliant. Courtney explores trauma and survival in her books, and this one does that in such a unique way. How do you survive a zombie apocalypse when you don’t have an interest on survival to begin with? #reading #bookstagram #zombies


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sarahmoon:

#100happybookdays This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. This is not a happy book, but it’s absolutely brilliant. Courtney explores trauma and survival in her books, and this one does that in such a unique way. How do you survive a zombie apocalypse when you don’t have an interest on survival to begin with? #reading #bookstagram #zombies

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thatisuncleferdinand:

guys. this book. THESE BOOKS
READ THEM

thank you :)

thatisuncleferdinand:

guys. this book. THESE BOOKS

READ THEM

thank you :)

this is a test

I am trying something new and I hope you will be a part of it? I have a newsletter now! If you’re interested in what’s happening with me and my books, I hope you’ll consider subscribing. I will not be launching it formally until closer to the end of Summer 2014, but you can sign up here http://courtneysummers.ca/newsletter and this is what you can expect when you do:

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While I post these types of updates across several social media platforms, I know it can be easy to miss announcements and giveaways. Sometimes it’s because of when I post, sometimes, certain platforms don’t always let me reach everyone who has expressed interest.

While I will continue to post updates and interact with readers everywhere I am online, I want to eliminate this problem for those who would like to be guaranteed the latest. This is an OPT-IN newsletter, so if it interests you, I hope you’ll subscribe! You will be welcome to unsubscribe at any time.

books:

Big news! In one week we’ll be holding the first-ever books.tumblr.com cover reveal! Check back next Monday, August 4, for the exclusive debut of the cover for Nova Ren Suma’s new YA novel The Walls Around Us. 
We’re hearing lots of great buzz about this new one from the author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone. It’s a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as “Orange Is the New Black Swan.”  

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I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS. I got the privilege of an early read of THE WALLS AROUND US and it is. Stunning. Masterpiece Levels of Stunning. Stunning Levels of Masterpiece. novaren is so talented and I love a world with her books in it. We’re better for it.

books:

Big news! In one week we’ll be holding the first-ever books.tumblr.com cover reveal! Check back next Monday, August 4, for the exclusive debut of the cover for Nova Ren Suma’s new YA novel The Walls Around Us.

We’re hearing lots of great buzz about this new one from the author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone. It’s a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as “Orange Is the New Black Swan.” 

!!!!

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS. I got the privilege of an early read of THE WALLS AROUND US and it is. Stunning. Masterpiece Levels of Stunning. Stunning Levels of Masterpiece. novaren is so talented and I love a world with her books in it. We’re better for it.

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bookmad asked:
if you were to write another paranormal-type book like tinat/prc, what would it be?

I have vague ideas (and I keep ‘em close) but I loveee monsters you can’t reason with so whatever it would be would be gloriously horrible I hope.

Anonymous asked:
I finally read the synopsis for All The Rage and I'm super super super excited! I'm just wondering, I remember reading a synopsis when it first announced on goodreads about a girl waking up with amnesia and a bunch of money? Why did you make the change?

Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re excited for it.

& yeah. You have a good memory. :) A blackmail thread was a small part of the original plot of ALL THE RAGE. The rest of it was reaching toward what it eventually turned out to be. I’ve been working on ALL THE RAGE since the days of SOME GIRLS ARE and it (like its author!) has changed a lot since then. The heart of the story has always been a response to rape culture and it took a long time to figure out how I wanted to frame it. The blackmail thread disappeared about three or four revisions in, if I remember correctly. And happy to report the book is so much better for it.

(And I might save the blackmail for something else!)

I hope that answers your question!

Anonymous asked:
dear courtney summers, from where do you derive your powers? you are nice to your fans, you are friendly and charismatic, you are encouraging and positive, and your books are always stunning. my conclusion is that you might be unreal. are you real?

Well, that is incredibly kind and sweet of you to say and I’m glad I haven’t given you the impression that I am an evil hell-beast (FOOLED ANOTHER ONE HAHAHA).

You know, I have stunningly nice readers who are friendly and charismatic and encouraging and positive toward me and my work. It means a lot to me that you feel I give back what I’ve been fortunate enough to receive.

I just spent a bunch of time looking for a gif where Dean grabs Sam’s hand and tries to convince him he is real to convince YOU that I am real but I couldn’t find it so maybe I AM unreal, but regardless, THANK YOU so much <3

bookmad asked:
YO! how did you like the experience of writing an e-novella vs writing a full length novel?

HELLO THERE!  :D  Well. I am not done yet! (My critique partner read the first 50 pages & I think that tweet gave the impression it was entirely done.) But so far it has been interesting! I thought it would be harder because it would be more condensed, but dispensing with the set-up and working with already established the characters has made that transition a little less impossible than I thought it would be. Also it has been exciting working WITHIN the set-up of THIS IS NOT A TEST. I started with an idea that was a little outside of Rhys, but when I re-read TINAT, I realized all the possibilities I’d inadvertently set-up with him and came up with something that I think is better. I’m just really enjoying myself.

Um, that said… my “novella” keeps getting longer and longer so… oops. :)

the anti love triangle ya book masterpost

herhmione:

are you done with reading a young adult book that springs a love triangle upon you and you HATE IT SO MUCH (i might be a little more passionate about my hatred than is healthy…) and you just wish you could find good books that incorporate romance without love triangles??? your wish is my command :-) to make it easier for you, i’ve organized the list by genre under the cut  (and yes i realize there are more books than this but i’m lazy and it’s hard to find these bc honestly i think love triangles are like the annoying fad)

* all books with series are followed by the number of books in the series in parenthesis and are listed by the name of the first book, which is guaranteed love triangle free. i tried my best to only pick series where the entirety is free of love triangles, but i may have slipped up and made a mistake here and there

** this list was, sadly, hard to put together :-(

*** i am extremely apologetic for the lack of science fiction books. blame authors

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Signal-boosting this! I am going to give a look at my bookshelf and see if I can add some—because I am sure there are more—but here are some no-love triangle YA recs from herhmione for those of you who aren’t as into that in yr YAs.

(Of my own books, THIS IS NOT A TEST is a zombie novel with no love triangle and SOME GIRLS ARE is a realistic YA with no love triangle!)

bookmad:

i think summerscourtney is not-so-secretly fueled by the tears of her readers

I see no lie >:)

Your uplifting PLEASE REMAIN CALM teaser for today.
Too bad no one can run forever, huh.

Your uplifting PLEASE REMAIN CALM teaser for today.

Too bad no one can run forever, huh.

bluestockingbookworm:

reviewthisbook:

This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers. Designed for senior thesis.

Stunning. summerscourtney find the thing!

Wow, reviewthisbook. This is just incredible looking and so sleek and it was so neat to see while writing a tricky scene for the sequel. So so awesome.