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Character Interview: Alice Carroll from Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring Alice Carroll from Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!


Alice, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Alice Marie Carroll
Age: 16
Favorite Season: Arizona really only has two: Summer and Not Summer. I prefer the latter.
Favorite Cookie: Oreos
Favorite Hot Beverage: They have those? If I can find a warm soda in a can it’s a good day.


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Character Interview: Phoenyx Blake from Ignite


‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s first festive Character Interview, featuring PHOENYX  BLAKE from Ignite by Tricia Barr. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!

Phoenyx, give us some small deets below!

Full name: Phoenyx Blake
Age: 19
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Cookie: Chocolate chip, of course
Favorite Hot Beverage: Hot chocolate with whip cream!


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Happy Release Day: The Last Goodbye by Amber R. Duell

 


Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: 50~

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 

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500 years before Theo met Cassia, Leander met Lyda.36642361

The Netherworld was never meant for the living. It steals a mortal’s sanity piece-by-piece, day-by-day. No one understands that better than the God of Death. But the chance for even a single day of company is a seductive thing and Leander can’t help looking forward to each sacrifice.

When the last mortal country outlaws human sacrifice, Leander’s new bride becomes his last. Though he knows he should let Lyda continue on to her afterlife, the pair grows closer and the God of Death hesitates in the face of eternal solitude. But soon, Leander must decide between being selfish and selfless.


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Happy Release Day: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

 


Genre: New Adult, Retelling, Fantasy

Pages: 352

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 by Del Ray

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The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.


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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett


Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Comedy

Pages: 259

Published November 28th 2006 by William Morrow

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Synopsis:

 

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes NutterWitch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .


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Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer


Genre: Fairytale retelling, dark fantasy, young adult

Pages: 368

Published April 11th 2017 by HarperTeen

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Synopsis:

A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.

No.

It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape…or the reason for her to stay.


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Starswept by Mary Fan


Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 400

Published August 29th 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing

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Synopsis:

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .


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