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Here’s what Teen Press Corps member Katie has to say about Kendare Blake’s

One Dark Throne: 

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The thrilling sequel of Three Dark Crowns is finally here! Beginning immediately after the events of the first book, One Dark Throne opens with the Ascension Year has officially beginning. The sisters are in a race to kill each other and win the crown, and nothing is what it seems. Arsinoe is hiding a secret, one that could be her key to victory, but for her safety she must not tell anyone. Katharine has become more ruthless since the events of the Quickening. Once the weakest, she is now a great threat to her sisters. Mirabella, once thought to be the most powerful, is in the greatest danger she has ever known. Other characters have also been keeping secrets that could affect the outcome of the Ascension. As the sisters fight, the future of Fennbirn hangs in the balance.

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I absolutely loved this sequel! Whereas Three Dark Crowns began a little on the slower side before picking up speed, One Dark Throne hit the ground running. I was hooked from the first chapter, and read the entire thing in one day. There were so many plot twists and surprises that it kept me guessing until the very last page! It was intriguing to see how the characters grew and changed in this book. Honestly, at this point I have no idea who I’m rooting for to win; I love all three of them! Blake has allowed all the characters to capture my heart with every chapter. I would definitely recommend reading both Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne if you’re in the mood for a darker fantasy story!

 

IT’S LIKE TTBF CAME EARLY! 

NEW RELEASES, LIKE WHOA! 

 

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Yeah this is happening! 

Warcross 

Marie Lu

(AKA TTBF KEYNOTE SPEAKER, MARIE LU)

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game–it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships–only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

 

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You Bring The Distant Near

Mitali Perkins 

Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story. You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse. Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve Bengal tigers and her Bengali identity– award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

*** You can also catch Mitali at TTBF. Start planning out your schedule here!***

 

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Night of Cake & Puppets 

Laini Taylor 

In this stand-alone companion to the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone series comes the story of Mik and Zuzana’s fantastical first date–as a gorgeously illustrated gift edition with bonus content included.
Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her “rabid fairy,” her “voodoo eyes” are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or “Violin Boy,” her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to make the first move, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It’s a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter’s night before leading him to the treasure: herself Violin Boy is not going to know what hit him.
New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy–the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Originally published as an ebook, this new print edition will include breathtaking black and white illustrations, plus bonus content in a gorgeous package perfect for new and current fans of the series.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS…

YOU KNOW YOU’LL HATE IF YOU MISS THESE! 

 

PATRICK NESS

Patrick Ness 

Speaking & Signing Release

Saturday, September 23  

6 pm 

ABOUT RELEASE

Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life.

Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?), and his best friend, Angela.

But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.

This incredible story, in part an homage to Judy Blume’s revolutionary novel Forever, takes its place as a new classic about the intensity of teenage relationships and all the strength it takes to find yourself.

 

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