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Top 5 YA Novels About Domestic/Sexual Violence

It is extremely  important that everyone is informed of domestic violence. It happens way too often, and young people need to be aware of the different types of domestic violence. These books explain how abuse is not just physical, but also deeply psychological and emotional, too.

1.) Bitter End by Jennifer Brown

Alex meets and falls for the new boy Cole, who is charming, sweet, and seems to understand her. But as the relationship progresses, Alex starts to notice Cole’s jealousy of her male friends and is having increased trouble ignoring his verbal pinches and put-downs. This book really captures how charming abusive partners can be and just how hard it is to leave an abusive relationship, especially when you believe that, underneath the abuse, the person still loves you.

2.) Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

When Caitlin starts dating Rogerson, it is almost “too good to be true.” Rogerson helps Caitlin forget the other hardships in her life: her neglectful mother, her missing sister. Caitlin soon finds herself dependent on Rogerson, and he takes advantage of her weaknesses. This book paints a portrait of a protagonist who knows she is on a destructive path, but can’t stop herself because she feels trapped.

3.)Breathe My Name by R.A. Nelson


Frances seems to have the perfect life: loving adoptive parents, supportive and great friends, and a wonderful new boyfriend. But when she gets a letter from her birth mother, she can no longer bury her past. Once upon a time, she was not Frances, but Shine, and had two sisters. She lived with her lonely mother. One night, her mother smothered her two sisters, and only Frances escaped. Now, her mother is out of prison and is after Frances. This book paints a frightening portrait of how a dark past can catch up to the present, and how it feels to have an abuser come back for you.

4.)Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Mel no longer has any friends. Her best friend, Rachel, will not talk to her after Mel called the cops at Rachel’s party. But Mel has a secret, a secret she cannot tell Rachel or the other girls who now shun her: she was raped that night. The book follows Mel through her freshman year of high school as she struggles with her classes and the bullying she receives from former friends. The only place she can find solace is in her art class with her quirky art teacher. Anderson narrates with raw and compelling interior dialogue, and shows her audience just how hard it is to speak up.

5.)Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

 

When she was ten, Ray stole Alice from an aquarium and kept her. Her name was not Alice back then, and she had a life. Ray is a pedophile that makes “Alice” perform favors and tries to keep her young. He starves her and endeavors to stop puberty. Now “Alice” is fifteen, and Ray is looking for and stalking another little girl. “Alice” is too old for Ray, and he keeps referencing killing her. But “Alice” does not know Ray is planning something worse. This book is extremely honest and unafraid to go into the details of how Ray threatens and abuses “Alice.” It illustrates the struggle “Alice” goes through not to try and escape, and shows just how docile she has become. Living Dead Girl paints a portrait of a girl who has become completely dependent on her abuser, and how repeated and prolonged mistreatment can affect a human being.

Terry Pratchett Completes Final Novel Before Death …

Terry Pratchett has died aged 66, his publishers have confirmed.The fantasy author, who wrote The Discworld series, had been suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Pratchett sold over 85m books and was knighted in 2009.

After he announced that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s in 2007, Pratchett made a large donation to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and filmed a BBC programme about his experiences with the illness. His final book, a new Discworld novel, was completed last year.

“The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds,” said Transworld Publishers’ Larry Finlay.

“In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: He did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humor and constant invention,” Finlay added.

 His legacy will endure for decadesto come.” His publishers stated that the author had died at home with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family..

Books by Terry Pratchett

Hot Paranormal Romance Novels!!

Paranormal romance includes way more than just fangs and fur. Shapeshifters of all kinds, angels and demons and incubi and succubi, witches, fairies, elves, orcs, aliens from outer space (or just humans living in outer space)—you name it, someone’s written a romance novel about it. Some of these books are dark and angsty, while others are light and fluffy and fun.

Here`s a list of some hot paranormal romance novels that’s definitely a must read!!
The Black Dagger Brother Hood Series by J.R Ward

These books are different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing!!

The Black Dagger Brotherhood is an ongoing series of paranormal romance books by author J. R. Ward. The series focuses on a society of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against de-souled humans called lessers.

The Immortals after Dark Series by Kresley Cole

Every creature or being that was thoughtto be mythical . . . isn’t.

They all secretly exist alongside humans and enjoy the gift of immortality. There are hundreds of different kinds: from Vampires to Lykae, from Furies to Shifters, from the Fey to Valkyries.

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Two races of vampires walk our world. One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil–feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway–a half-vampire with poor impulse control–is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…

Please feel free to add to this list as there are many many more awesome paranormal series out there:)

Marvel to Give Groot his own standalone comic-book.

Following the astonishing success of “Rocket Raccoon,” whose issue #1 was the bestselling comic last July, a record-setting month for comic-book publishing, Marvel Comics is set to publish his partner in pulp’s very own ongoing series, which will find the two briefly separated — but also explain how they came together in the first place.

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“When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic roadtrip and calamity strikes, the two get separated — and for the first time in years, Groot’s on his own! Written by comedic ace Jeff Loveness (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”) and drawn by Marvel Comics newcomer Brian Kesinger .Whatever may be coming Groot’s way, one thing’s for sure — it’s going to be a GROOT adventure! ” reads Marvels Logline.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Is a ‘new Harry Potter book’ about to be discovered?

If publishers can turn Harper Lee’s original manuscript into a new novel, could the same happen to J.K Rowling’s early drafts?

In February, the literary world was astounded by the news that Harper Lee, the famously reclusive writer of just one novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, was to publish another book.

According to our source ‘The Telegraph’ A bibliography of JK Rowling’s work between 1997 and 2013 has shed light on the way in which her record-breaking Harry Potter series came to be published, including information on edits, drafts and earlier manuscripts.

Rowling has said in the past that “the first few pages” she ever wrote of her debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, “bear no resemblance to anything in the finished book.”

The Complete Harry Potter Collection

Pharrell Williams to Release Children`s Book ‘Happy’..

He scored an Oscar nomination and topped several charts with his hit single “Happy” and now Pharrell Williams is turning the ditty into a book for children.

Happy by Pharrell Williams

According to a Billboard report, the “Get Lucky” singer will release “Happy” on September 22nd and Putnam Publishers has ordered an initial run of 250,000 for the books.

Adding to the excitement, the new project is the first of a four-book deal between Pharrell and Putnam, so Williams will pen at least three subsequent installments for kids in the years to come.

He previously told Oprah, “It’s overwhelming because it’s like, I love what I do and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point to feel that.”

 

Melissa Rivers Announces New Book About Late Mother Joan Rivers..

The death of famed comedienne Joan Rivers rocked the entertainment industry last year, and now her daughter Melissa Rivers has written a book in her honor.

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Melissa told People, “In our family we always believed that laughter was the best medicine. I wanted to write a book that would make my mother laugh. I hope it makes you laugh, too.”

Joan Rivers was known all over the world—from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows.

But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand.  Her daughter and best friend, Melissa.


The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time.  If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private.

Her love for her daughter knew no bounds—or boundaries, apparently. (“Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries.In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, 

Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.

Celebrity Memoirs 2015 – List Of 8 Of Your Favorite Stars Releasing Books This Year..

According to the IB Times reports, the year 2015 will be chock-full of delicious,celebrity-written books. Check out the eight memoirs and novels written by your favorite stars that will be making their debut this year. Happy reading!

1. Burt Reynolds

The 78-year-old actor with the iconic mustache and legendary sex life is ready to tell all in his memoir, “But Enough About Me,” which is set for release in the fall of 2015.

2. Laverne Cox

“The Orange is the New Black” star will be sharing her own story in 2015 with the release of her tell-all memoir.

3. Kim Kardashian

Kim’s ready for her close up! The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”star will be putting her best cheek forward in 2015 with a sultry, selfie-ridden book, titled “Kim Kardashian Selfish.” The idea for the book, set to be released in April, came to her while making a sexy gift for her husband, Kanye West.

4. J. Ivy

The HBO Def Poet and Grammy-award winning rapper will be releasing his memoir, “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain,” on Jan. 27

5. Mary-Louise Parker

The “Weeds” actress will be releasing her autobiography, “Dear Mr.You,” in fall 2015. The memoir will discuss her experiences, letter by letter, as Parker writes notes to the significant men in her life.

6. Nick Cannon

If you love poetry and Nick Cannon, this is the book for you! According to reports, the artist will be releasing a book of poems for children, “Neon Aliens,” which will be published by Scholastic in March 2015.

7. Aziz Ansari 

The “Parks and Recreation” star and comedian will be bringing the laughs in 2015 with his book.
“The untitled book will provide an investigation into what Ansari argues is an entirely new era for singles, in which the basic issues facing a single person — whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next

8. Jon Cryer

The actor, best known for his role on the long-running CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” will be releasing a memoir in spring 2015 through publishing company New American Library. Cryer told the Hollywood Reporter what fans can anticipate from his book.

5 Dark Must Reads if you Loved ‘Gone Girl’..

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was released in paperback last week nearly two years after its initial release. In publishing terms that means it’s a monster, gigantic hit, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to the numbers of people who’ve read it.

But once you’ve read Flynn’s Gone Girl, and her other books, Dark Places and Sharp Objects,  you`re probably looking for similar books featuring complicated females and irresistible mystery.

Books by Gillian Flynn

Here are 5 books that will definitely scratch that itch :)

1.) A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an “electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller.”

Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet

Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is
working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she’s running toward. Layla Elshere is a
goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand and doesn’t trust.

2.) A darkly compelling novel that explores the taboo subject of pupil/teacher relationships, obsession and betrayal

What Was She Thinking? by Zoe Heller

From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St George’s history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced she has found a kindred spirit. Barbara’s loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered having an illicit affair with one of her pupils, Barbara quickly elects herself as Sheba’s chief defender. But all is not as it first seems in this dark story and, as Sheba will soon discover, a friend can be just as treacherous as any lover.

3.) A powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

In the comfortable suburb where she lives, Heloise is just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses her son’s soccer games or school plays.

But in discrete hotel rooms throughout the area, she’s the woman of your dreams – if you can afford her hourly fee.

For more than a decade, Heloise has believed her unorthodox life to be a safe one; rigidly compartmentalized, maintaining no real friendships and trusting very few people. But now this secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions about her business. Her longtime protector is hinting at new, mysterious dangers. Her employees can no longer be trusted. Her ex, the one who doesn’t know he’s the father of her son, is appealing his life sentence. And, one county over, another so-called ‘suburban madam’ has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide…

4.) A book about “total authority and an almost desperate intensity,”

 Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy’s best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they’re seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls — until the young new coach arrives.

5.) A Riveting Literary Mystery

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.

And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds.
This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, hopes that his shop will be the place to share neighborhood news and troll for information about June’s disappearance. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his father’s murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect, but an enigmatic and elusive guardian is determined to keep him safe.

Girl with Dragon Tattoo series sequel to hit bookstores in August..

The adventures of Stieg Larsson’s cyberpunk hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander will continue this summer.

The first sequel to Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy, which began with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has been completed by fellow Swedish author David Lagercrantz and is slated to hit bookstore shelves on August 27.

Lagercrantz took over the saga after Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004 at age 50. The fast-paced crime/thriller novels are hugely popular and inspired several critically acclaimed film adaptations by both Swedish and American studios.

Lagercrantz’s first foray into the series is called That Which Does Not Kill, and will go on sale in at least 35 countries. The books have sold nearly 80 million copies, according to publisher Norstedts.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson