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Meet Your Kindred Spirits At BookPeople during Independent Bookstore Day!
10am-1pm: Come find your Kindred Spirit during Independent Bookstore Day. Show up in a costume representing your Fandom and take a picture in our Kindred Spirits photo booth! This is your chance to find your fellow whovians, shadowhunters, potter heads, and more! Plus we will be giving away 5 copies of Rainbow Rowell’s Kindred Spirits each hour the booth is open.
10am-1pm: Fanfic Station: Have you ever wanted to help your ship sail? Do you hate the ending of that trilogy that you dedicated your life to? Did your favorite book, TV show, movie leave you with too many unresolved feels? Well, now you can let them out. During Independent Bookstore Day we will have a Fanfic table in the Teen Lit section where you can write your own 1 page one-shot for the world to read!
Alex & Eliza: A Love Story by: Melissa De La Cruz
1777. Albany, New York.
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters–Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck–as an orphan, and a bastard one at that–to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
Given to the Sea by: Mindy McGinnis
Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising–and cannot be escaped.
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy–she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.
Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.
Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra–fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before–are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.
Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land–and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.
The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given.
Literally by Lucy Keating
From the author of Dreamology comes a young adult love story that blurs the line between reality and fiction…
Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel–and Annabelle is the heroine.
It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.
But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story–or will Lucy Keating have the last word?
News from the Bookosphere!
We Have a Dumbledore!!!!
Academy Award Nominee and BAFTA winner, Jude Law (AKA John Watson, AKA Lemony Snickett, AKA a lot of other amazing things) will be taking on the role of young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts movies. The next Fantastic Beasts movie is set to release November 18, 2018, but you can check out the latest edition of the Fantastic Beasts Library book here: http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9781338132311 or pick up the Original Screenplay here: http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9781338132311.
3 Books Added to The 5th Wave Series
Penguin Young Readers has acquired three more novels in The 5th Wave series! “The fates of all the characters introduced in the first three books will be resolved,” the author said in a release. “New characters, surprising twists, non-stop action, and the ultimate battle for the planet – all await fans as The 5th Wave roars on!” Check out The 5th Wave now to get ready for the new adventures: http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9780142425831