September 23, 2014
UNMADE REQUEST DAY NO. 2

Nick meets Angela. Crossover between the Demon’s Lexicon and Lynburn Legacy serieses, set before either of them. I am gold at this no spoilers thing!

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September 23, 2014
walkingnorth-art:

So Unmade was awesome and heartbreaking and triumphant and pretty much everything I was hoping for <3I have a lot of Kami Glass feels right now.
Kami is from The Lynburn Legacy by sarahreesbrennan

My magical girl. She’s the first protagonist I ever had for a whole series, and well, I wanted her to be a HEROINE, and someone I loved. And I hoped other people would feel the way I do about her.
And this looks the way I feel about her, and is SO BEAUTIFUL!

walkingnorth-art:

So Unmade was awesome and heartbreaking and triumphant and pretty much everything I was hoping for <3
I have a lot of Kami Glass feels right now.

Kami is from The Lynburn Legacy by sarahreesbrennan

My magical girl. She’s the first protagonist I ever had for a whole series, and well, I wanted her to be a HEROINE, and someone I loved. And I hoped other people would feel the way I do about her.

And this looks the way I feel about her, and is SO BEAUTIFUL!

September 23, 2014
UNMADE REQUEST DAY

For the first offering in Unmade Request Day, I wrote a weird Demon’s Lexicon AU! So… no spoilers, kind of? Some nasty demonic stuff however! Demons, they do not treat humans well, OVERALL.

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September 23, 2014
HAPPY UNMADE DAY

echoes-underwater:

sarahreesbrennan:

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To celebrate, the beautiful Cassandra Jean drew me an amazing poster of Team Goodish and Highly Endangered, with an ominous tag line and all!

(From front left: Jared Lynburn, Kami Glass, Ash Lynburn, Holly Prescott, Ten Glass, Tomo Glass, Angela Montgomery, Rusty Montgomery, Lillian Lynburn…

i hate you Sarah… and everyone knows that’s not true. but you still crushed my heart and soul.

also: is Jon Glass really that hot?

I mean there’s a reason Lillian is hanging onto him. ;)

'You are an insolent creature devoid of magic and unworthy of my time… but DAMN.'

September 23, 2014
HAPPY UNMADE DAY

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To celebrate, the beautiful Cassandra Jean drew me an amazing poster of Team Goodish and Highly Endangered, with an ominous tag line and all!

(From front left: Jared Lynburn, Kami Glass, Ash Lynburn, Holly Prescott, Ten Glass, Tomo Glass, Angela Montgomery, Rusty Montgomery, Lillian Lynburn and Jon Glass.)

Meanwhile… Have you ever wanted me to do your bidding?

Maybe I should rephrase that… to celebrate Unmade Day on my blog, I’m taking requests for wee short stories about ANY CHARACTERS OF MINE you like!

Go here to request:

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/217940.html

I hope you enjoy Unmade. I talked about you guys in it. ;)

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September 23, 2014
Henry James and the Great Y.A. Debate - The New Yorker

gwendabond:

I shouldn’t even be taking the time to do this, because books to finish. So instead of a proper response to this latest essay in this the summer of discontent about YA, a comment I dashed off in a Facebook discussion about it:

I’ll admit I read some of this more carefully than the rest… BUT it’s hard for me not to notice that of the works mentioned by women in this piece, we have Harry Potter and the Hunger Games (not that their authors are worth mentioning by name! but tellingly the author of TFiOS is) and The Goldfinch, none treated particularly well here. Oh, and a glancing namecheck of Edith Wharton.

Intended or not, it implies a certain type of work gets the literary stamp of approval and, oh well, it just happens to often be by men — and actually, while I thought AO Scott went a little crazy with his “the patriarchy is dead” point (really? tell that to Congress), at least he acknowledged that there is a gender component here. YA is still primarily written and read by women and girls. And so, it’s ruining the culture, making adults into babies, etc. It’s the under-symphony of all these pieces that I can’t mute. Perhaps, perhaps, it actually is providing something that is harder to find in other areas of the market and that’s one of the reasons it’s gotten so popular.

It’s also noteworthy to me that most of the spirited and more convincing essays I’ve seen on this topic this year are by female critics. It doesn’t hurt that most of them also seem to read the stuff.

But really: Go read The Rejectionist on this, because she did have time for an essay and it made me stand on my effing desk.

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September 22, 2014
http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/98183455176/ive-been-going-through-my-physical-reader-letters

maggie-stiefvater:

I’ve been going through my physical reader letters slowly this week, trying to diminish the pile (guiltily: I am answering letters mailed to me back in November), and I noticed that a lot of them said “PLEASE never stop writing!” I always sort of smiled and thought, yay that’s nice but also why…

Maggie Stiefvater lays down some reality of publishing and writing truth. Publishing: terrifying and chancy!

September 22, 2014

diversityinya:

Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]

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September 22, 2014
yabooknook:

Don’t forget about the UNTOLD twitter chat going on today on Twitter! Come cry with us as we wait (impatiently) for UNMADE’s release ;)

yabooknook:

Don’t forget about the UNTOLD twitter chat going on today on Twitter! Come cry with us as we wait (impatiently) for UNMADE’s release ;)

September 20, 2014

shiibaru:

(warning: SPOILERS for The Turn of the Story AND Wings in the Morning by Sarah Rees Brennan)

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Aw, this is lovely fanart (LOVE THE WINGS!), and we were just talking about who I shipped yesterday. ;) Thank you for making a beauteous creation!

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