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inkpop Fundamentals: August 19, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 19, 2010

‘The Vampire Diaries’…the prequel The love triangle between the beautiful Elena, and bloodsucking creature-of-the-night brothers Damon and Stefan has been leaving readers on the edge of their seats since The Vampire Diaries books first debuted back in 1991 via L.J. Smith’s hand, causing curiosity over which brother Elena would choose; publishers, however, have obviously selected their frontrunner – at least for the moment. Come November 2010, HarperCollins Children’s Books and Alloy Entertainment will release Stefan’s Diaries # 1: Origins. The first in a proposed trilogy, Stefan’s Diaries will provide a glimpse at Stefan and Damon’s history – including scenes which take the reader back to Civil War-era and the romance that began their feud with one another. Entertainment Weekly.

What’s cool? Adam Rex’s ‘Fat Vampire’! It was just a little over a month ago that Fat Vampire author Adam Rex was in the inkpop forums, giving us advice about writing parodies; and already his YA effort, which was officially released on July 27, 2010, is receiving praise and being called “cool.” Whitney Matheson, of USA Today’s Pop Candy said “Rex manages to satirize the current vampire craze while at the same time craft a thoughtful and honest teen tale. Along with a thirst for blood, the book has heart.” Here’s to hoping a book tour isn’t far off! Pop Candy.

Girl power – paranormal style! Empowering female protagonists are oftentimes overlooked in the world of fiction, finding themselves overpowered by heroic males whom step in to save the day in the nick of time. Nevertheless, avid readers know that there are plenty of heroine’s on bookshelves, and the authors know it too; thus the reason eighteen of literature’s feistiest female writers have banned together to participate in the Smart Chicks Kick It! Book Tour. Set to launch in Austin, Texas on September 13th; the Smart Chicks Kick It! Book Tour will feature Wicked Lovely author Melissa Marr, The Immortals author Alyson Noel, and Darkest Powers author Kelley Armstrong in person on each of the twelve stops; with special appearances by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kimberly Derting, Jeri Smith-Ready, Holly Black, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Jessica Verday, Sarah Reese Brennan, Jackson Pearce, Rachel Vincent, Rachel Caine, Melissa de la Cruz, Mary Pearson, Cassandra Clare, and Carrie Ryan. Publisher’s Weekly.

Over to you…are you a fan of The Vampire Diaries series? Will you be buying Stefan’s Diaries, or are you holding out hope for a spin-off series told from Damon’s point of view? Have you red Adam Rex’s Fat Vampire? What do you think of the Smart Chicks Kick It! Book Tour? Will you be attending the Smart Chicks Kick It! Book Tour if it makes a stop near you?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

2 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: August 19, 2010”

  1. Nella said

    L.J. Smith just won’t let it go, will she?
    ;-; Oh HC…stop disappointing me but woo for Fat Vampire!

    Empowering females are actually satured in the YA Market, there are nearly no books with GUYs POV and if there are, they are alternating POVS.

  2. Driaday said

    If the tour comes near with Cassie Clare, I’m there!

    And I have to agree with Nella, females DO dominate the YA market. It’s rare you find a male POV full out.

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