Posts Categorized: emma trevayne

Yallfest, Y’all! event recap + giveaway

Yallfest, Y’all! event recap + giveaway

Hey, y’all. I just got back from a glorious five days in Charleston, South Carolina where I visited friends, basked in the friendliness of the south, and had the BEST TIME EVER at Yallfest–a free festival held every year in Charleston, organized in part by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia. I’ve not been to┬ámany book festivals aside from the bookish panels at SDCC and all its attending craziness, so I was pleasantly surprised by the smaller scope of Yallfest. The panels felt so intimate and unhurried, and gave an insight into the authors and their stories I hadn’t seen in person before. Plus, with signings on such a smaller scale than typical, it gave the authors an opportunity to give each person a moment of personal attention, instead of having to hurry through the line like usual. (Though the lines were very long in some cases.) I was so pleasantly… Read more »

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Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times: exclusive cover reveal + giveaway!

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times: exclusive cover reveal + giveaway!

AHHHH. You guys. YOU. GUYS. We’re so excited to be hosting the exclusive cover reveal for Emma Trevayne’s upcoming Middle Grade release Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, coming from Simon and Schuster BFYR in May 2014. Not only because the book is seriously amazing, but because holy god is this cover BEAUTIFUL. Just look at it. click to see full size This has to be one of the most gorgeous covers I’ve ever seen. It encompasses so much of the story, seeming to reveal it layer by layer as you scroll. Just stunning, and absolutely perfect. Early Synopsis: A boy accidentally travels from his home in Victorian London to an alternate, fairy-populated, steam-clogged version of the city, only to be caught in a web of dangerous politics; his only hope of returning home lies with the legend of an enormous, wish-granting clockwork bird. Add Flights and Chimes and Mysterious… Read more »

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Coda: review

Coda: review

There are some people in the world to whom music is as vital as oxygen. To those–me, and certainly Emma Trevayne, the author of Coda–music has the ability to heighten emotions, to heal, to soothe, to enrige, and excite. To us, music is as potent as any drug, and almost as addicting. To Anthem, and the rest of the citizens in The Web, there is no almost. Music is quite literally a drug, one as addicting as any narcotic. And just as dangerous. In Anthem’s post-war world on the island of Manhattan, the Corp–the nameless, faceless, despotic government–controls everyone through music specially encoded to be as addicting, and mood-altering as possible. It keeps the citizens passive, keeps them dependent–and ensures they don’t live long enough to have time to do anything but survive. But Anthem has a secret. He and four others meet secretly once a week to play music… Read more »

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