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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome, Libba Bray!


We are thrilled to welcome Libba Bray to readergirlz. Her third novel in the Gemma Doyle trilogy, The Sweet Far Thing, is our October pick! Check out the our interview with Libba, book party ideas themed around The Sweet Far Thing, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Libba's chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about the book: It's been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy and discovered her ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs deep. Now, enemies old and new will stop at nothing to take the magical power bound to her. With the fate of realms and her Victorian world hanging in the balance, her London debut approaching, her friendships on the line, and her relationship with the mysterious Kartik taking a new, forbidden turn, Gemma will face her greatest - and most dangerous - trial yet, one with consequences beyond imagining.

And the buzz...

"A huge work of massive ambition." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A rare treat that offers...romance, magic, history, Gothic intrigue..." - People

A #1 Book Sense bestseller

A New York Times bestseller

A 2008 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

"Boy, it's really long." - Libba's mom

We are psyched to have this fabulous (and, uh, ridiculously funny) author with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, October 28th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy October, readergirlz!


8 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

I'm beyond excited. Seriously.

Beth Kephart said...

What a completely fantastic choice! Can't wait.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Libba rocks! Honestly. You sit down with her, and it's like you've known each other forever. What a generous, welcoming spirit. AND hilarious.

Dia Calhoun said...

I've been looking forward to this month for months. Welcome, Libba!

Little Willow said...

Libba's here! Everybody, cheer!

Shelf Elf said...

Hi Libba! Cannot wait for October 28th. We are dizzy/happy you are here!

Libba Bray said...

Hey gang! Aw, shucks. Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope I'm in the right spot. I'm often not in the right spot. But I usually carry snacks, so there's that. Looking forward to spending spooky October together! xo Lib

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Snacks!