Monday, September 24, 2012

SHADOWS Book Birthday!

Wow, can you believe it's been a year since ASHES?  Nope, me neither.  Well, your wait is over. SHADOWS hits 9/25 (9/27, for those of you in the UK). 

If it's been a while since you've read the first book, I'd suggest dropping by my website for a recap: SO YOU READ ASHES A YEAR AGOSHADOWS picks up where ASHES left off; it's a bigger, broader story with multiple storylines and new characters.  No wash-rinse-repeat here, and no recap in the book.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

A ton of blog stops and giveaways, too, both here and in the UK.  For the first half of the month, they are:

9/26: Bookspark (Live Author Chat & Giveaway, 7 p.m.)
         The Book Smugglers (Giveaway)

9/27: Teen Librarian Toolbook

10/02: Books and Bling

10/03: Hoobitsies

10/04: Emily's Reading Room

10/05: Hope, Faith, and Books
           Behind A Million and One Pages (Giveaway)

10/06: The Write Path Blog (Giveaway)

10/07: Karin's Book Nook

10/08: Always YA at Heart (Giveaway)

10/09: I Blog, You Read

10/10: The Librarian Reads

10/11: Guilded Earlobe

10/12: ParaJunkee

10/13: Novel Novice (Giveaway)

10/14: Book Sweets Book Review (Giveaway and Recipe O.o)

10/15: Just Bookin Around


10/13: Sheboygan Children's Book Festival (Sheboygan, WI)

10/19: Chippewa Valley Book Festival (Eau Claire, WI)

10/20: STEMfest (DeKalb, IL)


Donna (Bites) said...

Yes! I can't wait to start reading it and I'm itching to find out what the rest of my YAckers think of it. I'm glad you didn't head down the route to recap within the book. While it's nice when you haven't read the previous installments in a while it takes up a lot of room and essentially wastes time in the plot. Hooray for getting right down to it!

Ilsa said...

Thanks, Donna! Enjoy :-)

Ilsa said...

Of course, Donna, if no one enjoys . . . don't tell me ;-)

Hey, it's 42 here. Bet it's sunny there. Hmmm... so how's life in Arizona?

Jordan Dane said...


That recap thing is tricky. I don't explain much in my series work either, but in the context of the current story, bits can be peppered in through new events where they don't slow the pace, yet fill in the story for a first time reader.

Can't wait to read Shadows. Happy book birthday!