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May 6, 2011 / schulerbooks

Another Dark Days Video to Whet the Appetite!

I am getting so excited about our upcoming Dark Days of Supernatural Event (4 p.m. June 11 at our Lansing store)! Divergent by Veronica Roth was finally released this week, and I’m really looking forward to hearing if everyone else loved it as much as we did (we suspect YES!). Still awaiting the release of Vampire Kisses 8 on May 17th and  Starcrossed on May 31st!

In the meantime, check out this teaser trailer for the tour, and details about the authors at our stop after the jump!

Dark Days of Supernatural Tour

4 p.m. Saturday. June 11

2820 Towne Center Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48912

Featuring Ellen Schreiber, Aprilynne Pike, Josephine Angelini and Veronica Roth!


Praise for the VAMPIRE KISSES series:

 “Schreiber weaves a tale that is more about acceptance and friendship than about vampire behavior and culture, and sustains a tone that draws readers to the characters rather than to horrific plot developments that would keep them reading.”— School Library Journal

“Never short on laughs and shudders…Schreiber again concocts a lively and suspenseful story that ends on a tantalizing cliffhanger.”
—(Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) )

VAMPIRE KISSES 8: Cryptic Cravings

In this eighth installment of the New York Times bestselling series, Raven finds that Dullsville is full to the brim with Vampires. What’s a mortal girl to do?

The morbidly monotonous Dullsville has finally become the most exciting place on earth now that Raven is madly in love with her hot vampire boyfriend, Alexander, and a crew of vampires has taken residence in Dullsville’s old mill. Raven discovers Jagger’s plan to open a new club, The Crypt, right here in Dullsville. But is it her dream come true, or her worst nightmare?


Praise for the WINGS series:

  “Remarkable…the ingenuity of the mythology is matched only by the startling loveliness with which the story unfolds.”
—STEPHENIE MEYER, author of the Twilight saga

 “Pike has hit on a winning combination sure to enthrall readers.”
ALA Booklist (starred review)

 “Among the current supernatural romances, this one blooms.”
— Kirkus Reviews

ILLUSIONS: A Wings Novel

The #1 New York Times bestselling Wings series returns with the eagerly awaited third installment, ILLUSIONS. In Wings, Laurel discovers she is a faerie, sent among humans to protect the gateway to Avalon. Thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she’s torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

ILLUSIONS picks up on the first day of Laurel’s senior year of high school. Laurel has accepted her faerie identity and she’s survived a trip to Avalon, her ancestral home. She’s also become hopelessly torn between her human boyfriend, David, and her devastatingly handsome faerie guard, Tamani. When Tamani shows up at her high school as an exchange student, tensions reach a breaking point. And when all signs point to a mysterious faerie posing a threat against Avalon, Laurel’s illusion of control shatters and she must confront a danger greater than anything she’s ever imagined.

With a shocking ending that will leave readers breathless, ILLUSIONS is an epic novel of magic and intrigue, romance and danger. The fourth and final book in the series will be released in 2012.


Advance Praise for STARCROSSED

 “A gorgeous, haunting saga that completely swept me away. I fell for Lucas just as hard as Helen did. OMGods, I can’t wait to read more!”  
— Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of Fallen

“Move over, Romeo and Juliet—Josephine Angelini debuts a dizzying tale of action, drama, and romance with just the right twist of humor and tragedy. Modern mythology has never been sexier!”
— Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy

“One of the most cinematic books I’ve ever read. Dramatic and intense! I can’t tell you how many times I gasped while reading this book. Starcrossed plays out like a movie in your head.
— Sophie Jordan, author of Firelight


From a hot new voice in the young adult world comes STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini, one of the most highly anticipated novels of the season. Pre-empted in a major deal, with rights sold in 20 countries, STARCROSSED already has Hollywood buzzing. Angelini’s managers at Tom Sawyer Entertainment (producers of the Sundance Award Winning happythankyoumoreplease) have partnered with writer/producers Millar Gough Ink (I Am Number Four, Hannah Montana, and Smallville) to develop a film version.

The first of a planned three book series, STARCROSSED is a beautifully realized, impeccably researched debut.  Angelini has created a masterful epic tale, weaving classic Greek mythology with a thoroughly modern storyline set in contemporary Nantucket.  Richly imagined and written with a pitch-perfect sense of urgency, this spectacular debut will have readers flying through the pages.   In its rave review Booklist praised, “The riveting plot twists and turns as the myth’s destiny translates into present-day terrors, dreams, and hopelessness, and its execution is seamless.”

Helen Hamilton has always known she’s different from the other teens on tiny Nantucket, but it’s not until Lucas Delos moves to town that she realizes just how special she is. Facing Lucas in the halls of high school, Helen’s possessed by a powerful need to kill him—and she almost succeeds. But when their mutual hatred of each other transforms into desire, Helen and Lucas discover they are both Scions—descendants of Greek gods—and that their two families have for centuries been engaged in a deadly blood feud. As Lucas teaches Helen to use her powers, which include flying, controlling lightning, and an immunity to weapons (in addition to her gorgeous face, which she’s inherited from a certain namesake whose own face “launched a thousand ships”), the two grow ever closer—but can never be together until they find a way around the curse that’s destined to keep them apart.


Advance Praise for DIVERGENT

 “DIVERGENT is a captivating, fascinating book that kept me in constant suspense and was never short on surprises. It will be a long time before I quit thinking about this haunting vision of the future.”
—James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner

“A taut and shiveringly exciting read! Tris is exactly the sort of unflinching and fierce heroine I love. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”
—Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely


“Well-written and brilliantly executed, DIVERGENT is a heart-pounding debut that cannot be missed. Tris stands out in her action-packed, thrilling, and emotionally honest journey to determine who she wants to be in a society that demands she conform. It’s dystopian fiction at its best!”
—Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy

DIVERGENT is the first novel in a highly anticipated dystopian trilogy that combines the action of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games with the lyricism of Ally Condie’s Matched. It’s the story of Tris, a 16-year-old girl who has spent her life waiting to choose a faction that will decide her friends, define her beliefs, and determine her loyalties. Won in a major pre-empt while the author was still in college, and with foreign rights already sold in 10 countries, DIVERGENT is one of 2011’s most buzzed-about novels.

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is, and she makes a choice that surprises everyone. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences.

As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.


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