Friday, February 15, 2013

The 13th Day: Super-Awesome-Bomb-Diggity News

Some people may think that the number 13 is unlucky, but not those of us at The Lucky 13s!

In fact, we're celebrating the 13th day of each month by featuring all the fabulous stuff that's been happening to The Lucky 13s.

Please raise a glass to our super-awesome-bomb-diggity news.... 

Rachele Alpine got two great blurbs for CANARY :

"The subtle way Rachele Alpine addresses love, loss, popularity, and friendship makes this book a realistic and arresting read. For anyone who ever struggled with frenemies and fitting in, CANARY is an important addition to contemporary YA discussions."
-Jennifer Brown, author of THE HATE LIST

"Rachele Alpine's CANARY sings the truth about what happens when we put our high school heroes on a pedestal and give them the power to act like villains."
~Erin Jade Lange, author of BUTTER

Cat Winters got some fabulous IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS blurbs:

“Words like ‘unputdownable’ and ‘irresistible’ are simply not enough for Cat Winters’s IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS. Days after finishing this story, it remains the first thought I have in the morning, and the thing that haunts me until I sleep.”
—Lauren DeStefano, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy

“Part history, part mystery, part post-apocalyptic paranormal romance, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS bundles everything in a spookily atmospheric and almost otherworldly early-twentieth-century San Diego. From the first page, I was captivated...”

—Katherine Longshore, author of GILT

“Cat Winters deftly captures the darkness and the light of human nature.”

—Saundra Mitchell, Edgar Award-nominated author of SHADOWED SUMMER and The Vespertine series

J.R. Johansson received a new blurb for INSOMNIA:

"Insomnia is the perfect blend of everything I love in a story. Suspense, twists, characters with many levels that make me wonder just how good or just how bad they really are. And I relished the creepiness and intrigue of the dreams. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I hope a sequel comes soon!"

-- James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Maze Runner series.

Sarah Skilton's BRUISED got a starred review from Publishers Weekly this week:

"Offering psychological drama and an introduction to martial-arts code of behavior, the book has a meaningful message about power, control, and the internal bruises carried by victims."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Amanda Sun's INK was chosen as one of Indigo's Top Teen Picks of 2013! And so were DUALED by Elsie Chapman and BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Genevieve Tucholke.  Check it out here!

Amanda Sun's INK will have a prequel, named SHADOW. It's an ebook novella out June 1st.  Add it to your Goodreads' shelf!

Kelsey Sutton’s follow-up to SOME QUIET PLACE (Flux, July, 2013), set in the same world of personified emotions, in which a girl wanting revenge on the man responsible for the death of her family is influenced by both Forgiveness and Revenge and must ultimately choose which path to take, again to Brian Farrey at Flux, for publication in July, 2014, by Beth Miller at Writers House (NA).

Alison Cherry's RED just sold to Quercus Publishing and will be released in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand in January of 2014!

Deb Driza's MILA 2.0 has a new tab on the Pitch Dark Facebook page, complete with free excerpt and is a Spring 2013 Kids’ Indie Next List pick.

Cat Winters launched a website for her YA historical ghost tale, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS

German rights to Emma Trevayne's CODA and its sequel, CHORUS, sold to Baumhaus.

Peggy Eddleman has a new book title! Random House and Peggy both loved her series title--- SKY JUMPERS--- so much, they've decided to title her book that as well.

Tamera Will Wissinger has two bits of good news:

1.  GONE FISHING:  A Novel in Verse (arriving 3/05/13 received a nice review from Kirkus:

"A playful verse narrative of the joys and perils of a family fishing trip...this tender, well-crafted sibling story should hook many readers."

2.  Tamera just sold her first picture book, a counting concept book, to Sky Pony.  It's scheduled to release in 2014.

C.J. Flood's INFINITE SKY is out this week!  She got a new blurb from Terence Blacker, author of BOY 2 GIRL, and Independent columnist.  He said, "INFINITE SKY is terrific - moving, original and heartfelt.  I loved it.  A compelling, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story."

It also received its first reviews in We Love This Books, "A summer of secrets, new discoveries and daring defiance underpins this modern take on family feuds and forbidden love...this is a serious story that asks some brave questions."

And a young reader on the Guardian blog said, "This is like no other book I've read, with a style similar to Michael Morpurgo, but subject matter like Jacqueline Wilson."

Elizabeth Ross has a new website.

Mindy Raf's THE SYMPTOMS OF MY INSANITY sold to Heyne and will be releasing in Germany in the fall of 2013.  It was also reviewed by Voya Magazine February issue:
"A lively look at contemporary digital youth culture...Light and funny yet grounded in the often painful sensibilities of teenagers...A touching look at the confusion bred in the alliances of teens as they find their way in the world."

Emily Murdoch received her third stared review for IF YOU FIND ME, this one from School Library Journal and her book has a new UK cover!  

And we had two great cover reveals:

Woo-hoo, Lucky 13s!
Rachele Alpine is represented by Dystel and Goderich and her young adult comtemporary novel CANARY will be published in August of 2013 by Medallion Press.

She blogs, or you can find her on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

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