Saturday, December 29, 2012

My First Trade Review!

I got my first Kirkus review for Prophecy a while ago but wasn't allowed to share it. I was really nervous about Kirkus so it was a relief to finally see their review. As you can see, not too bad! ;o)
PROPHECY (reviewed on November 15, 2012)

In a magical ancient Korea, a demon-slaying princess defends her family and her kingdom.

Kira may be the king's own niece and Hansong's lone female warrior, but that doesn't make her popular. Her yellow eyes and demon-hunting abilities make the citizenry fear her; her male clothing and fighting skills make the nobility loathe her. At least in her role as bodyguard to the heir, her young cousin Taejo, she has a purpose in the court. Hopefully that purpose will be enough to convince her parents not to marry her off to the attractive but vicious nephew of the king's advisor, Lord Shin. Despite all her suspicions, which are aided by prophetic visions, Kira doesn't foresee treachery soon enough. Lord Shin lets Yamato soldiers into the castle—many of whom are possessed by demons only Kira can see. She flees with Taejo, and thus begins a prophecy-driven quest to take back their kingdom from the Yamato and avenge their lost. Muddling through on equal parts martial arts and stubbornness, Kira finds new allies and gains desperately needed magical skills.

Fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling (2008) will be drawn to the despised warrior princess; fans of Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) will love the setting. (Fantasy. 13-16)

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-209109-3
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online: Oct. 31st, 2012
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

PROPHECY Book - Trailer!

I'm so excited to be able to share with you the animated trailer for PROPHECY! I got to work with my wonderful, fantastic, amazing, super intelligent and highly talented animator, Elise Fachon. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and I need to put a shout out to Virginia Allyn, my awesome friend who also illustrated the beautiful Prophecy map, because she's the one that told me to contact RISD. And I have to put a shout out to RISD because the faculty and the students are all amazing and the talent coming out of that school is ridiculous! But most especially, I'm grateful to have met and worked with Elise. Not only did I love working with her, but I think she is an incredibly talented animator. Thank you Elise for everything!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Badass Bookie - Prophecy giveaway!

Hey guys! So today is a big day! Shelf Awareness is exclusively promoting my book trailer for Prophecy as their book trailer of the day

Book Trailer of the Day: Prophecy

I have my NPR radio show appearance at 1pm today.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

And finally, Badass Bookie has had me there for 2 days promoting Prophecy. And today she has a giveaway for a signed HARDBACK copy of PROPHECY!! Woo hoooooo! Also, I'll throw in a little SWAG for the winner! So if you want one of these hot off the press babies, go enter!!

Badass Bookie: Day 13 All about Prophecy and Giveaway

Badass Bookie: Day 12 All about Ellen Oh

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Kojo Nnamdi Show...

Hey guys!  I'm very excited to announce that I will be on the Kojo Nnamdi show this Thursday, December 13th, 2012, at 1pm to 2pm for their Kids' and Young Adult Winter Reading Show. I will get to talk about some of my new favorite books and even mention a little bit about PROPHECY. Although they limited me to books published in the last 6 months and books coming out in the next 3, it was still really hard to keep my list to a reasonable number. But had I given them the real list of books that I wanted to talk about, they would have had to schedule me for the entire afternoon!

So if you have a moment and want to listen to the soothing sounds of my voice, check out the WAMU website to listen to the show live or a podcast of it later on. Here's a link to the show page.

And please cross your fingers for me that I won't make a fool of myself!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Today I am posting over at Friday the Thirteeners so I hope you will go and take a look over there. Because I talk about how I felt when I received the following:

Why yes, that is a box filled with hardcover copies of Prophecy. Why yes, I will be doing a giveaway or several of these beauties!

Not long after I got my box of awesomeness, I came across this post from the Life in Publishing tumblr: 

Why yes, I will be doing angel wings as I dance around my box of Prophecy. And I won't even feel silly doing it. Cause that's how much I want my book to do well! ;o)

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