SHADOW AND BONE Author Leigh Bardugo Talks Fierce Reads Spring Tour and RUIN AND RISING

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Leigh Bardugo just recently finished up the Fierce Reads Spring Tour with a handful of other writers, and in the video, she talks about what her favorite parts of the tour was as well as what we can expect to read about in the third and final book of the Grisha series, Ruin and Rising.

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Exclusive Comic-Con Interview with SHADOW AND BONE Author Leigh Bardugo

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My fourth and final interview of the Comic-Con weekend was with Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo, who was there to talk Siege and Storm, the sequel to Shadow and Bone and, of course, to be a fangirl just like everyone else there!

Like The Maze Runner author James Dashner, this was her 2nd visit to Comic-Con, and she finds it as enjoyable as everyone else, especially getting to meet other authors that she adores as well as the chance to “get exposed to things that are out of the YA world.” 

Warning: mild *spoilers* below

This time, I got to chat with her a little more about Siege and Storm, and then about the third book, Ruin and Rising.  One of the first questions that came to mind was about Sturmhond and what we can expect to see in regards to his role in the Big Palace.  Of course, she was quick to remind me that we don’t know what his situation is at this point, stating “Well, we don’t know if he is still alive.  He could be alive, he could be dead, he could be held prisoner.  We don’t know.”  I paused for a moment, realizing my faux pas and told her that I am just assuming he is (basically because how could you get rid of such a wonderful character, right?)

Read the rest of this very intriguing interview after the jump.

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Vote for The Darkling in the 2013 YA Crush Tourney

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(credit: Sabra)

The Darkling will be representing the Shadow and Bone series in the YA Crush Tourney, so it’s time to show our support and vote for him!  He’s up against Dante from The Collector.

Emily from Falling for YA will be giving the argument in favor of The Darkling and why we should vote for  him.  Here’s some of what she points out:

The Darkling is the ultimate bad boy

 “He had a sharp beautiful face, a shock of thick black hair, and clear gray eyes that glimmered like quartz. I knew that the more powerful Grisha were said to live long lives, and Darklings were the most powerful of them all. But I felt the wrongness of it and I remembered Eva’s words: He’s not natural. None of them are”

We see something in him that is reflected in ourselves. Those dark thoughts that creep in to your soul at night, the loneliness that overtakes when we are truly alone, the longing to change the world for good or better, to leave a mark. The Darkling feels those same things.

The Darkling is:
♥ Powerful
♥ Complex
♥ Lonely
♥ Sexy
♥ Deep
♥ Charming
♥ He is the villain we love to love!
To read the whole article on The Darkling and to VOTE, click here!

Leigh Bardugo Invites You To Siege and Storm Launch Party, and Tour News

Siege and Storm comes out in less than a month, and now we have news from author Leigh Bardugo on the official launch party of the release of the sequel to Shadow and Bone!

The party will be held at Hemingway’s Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, June 3rd at 7pm.  So, if you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend going as there will be “Champagne! Savories! Exclusive swag and giveaways! And of course, boooooks (provided by the marvelous Mysterious Galaxy).

Teens welcome. Tsarpunk attire encouraged and REWARDED.”

She stated there will be more information to come as we draw even closer to the release date, so check back with us!

Of course, not all her fans will be able to attend, but she will be doing some major touring upon the release, and here’s what we have so far:

The Fierce Reads Tour

(with Anna Banks, Emmy Laybourne, Jessica Brody, and Gennifer Albin)

  • June 4 @ 7pm
    Powell’s Books, Beaverton, OR
  • June 5 @ 7pm EDT
    TBD, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 6 @ 7pm MDT
    Tattered Cover, Littleton, CO
  • June 7 @ 6:30pm MDT
    Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO
  • June 8 @ 12pm CDT
    The Bookworm Omaha, Omaha, NE
  • June 9 @ TBD
    TBD, Dallas, TX
  • June 10 @ 2pm CDT
    Best of Books, Edmond, OK
  • June 11 @ 6pm CDT
    The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN
  • June 12 @ 7pm EDT
    Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL 
  • June 13 @ 7pm EDT
    TBD, Tampa, FL
  • June 14 @ 7pm EDT
    Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC
  • June 15 @ 2pm EDT
    Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA
  • June 16 @ 4pm EDT
    RJ Julia Bookstores, Madison, CT
  • June 18 @ 7pm EDT
    McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY
  • June 19 @ 7pm EDT
    Indigo Yorkdale, Toronto, Canada

After Fierce Reads Tour

  • June 21 @ 7pm PDT
    Mysterious Galaxy Books, Redondo Beach, CA
  • June 26 @ 7pm PDT
    Barnes & Noble at the Grove, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 27-30
    LeakyCon at Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Leigh will have more tour dates in the summer and fall, so check back!