Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week's selection is ILLYRIA by Elizabeth Hand. The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is making me want it now.


ILLYRIA


Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other's first love. Even within their large, disorderly family - all descendants of a famous actress - their intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their school's production of Twelfth Night, they are forced to face their separate talents and futures, and their future together.
This stunning short novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award, is the perfect introduction to Elizabeth Hand's singular voice. Her many novels offer a window into what it means to create art, to experience it, to feel passionately about the world. Illyria throws her talent into high relief - it is magic on paper.

8 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: ILLYRIA by Elizabeth Hand"

8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

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  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

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  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

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  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

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  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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brizmus wrote:
March 17, 2010 at 9:20 AM

ohla, this looks fantastic!


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

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  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

bookaholic wrote:
March 17, 2010 at 9:45 AM

A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

GMR wrote:
March 17, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Miss Remmers wrote:
March 17, 2010 at 6:29 PM

I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Ladybug wrote:
March 18, 2010 at 1:29 AM

I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Jessica wrote:
March 18, 2010 at 10:08 AM

I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

GreenBeanTeenQueen wrote:
March 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM

This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.


8 comments:

  1. A different type of YA...very intriguing! I love the cover too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds intriguing! (..and the cover is definitely an eye catcher!) Might have to take a look into this one for myself! Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the cover. But I'm a little weirded out with the first cousins falling in love and what not....I'm just saying.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the cover on this one, not sure if the story is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I gave your blog an award over at my blog!

    http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Dwayne wrote:
March 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Sounds great!


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SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

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Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

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Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

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LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
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ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 7pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

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SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

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Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
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