Saturday, July 10, 2010

HPA FTW!!!!!!

So you guys remember that totally awesome charity called the Harry Potter Alliance based on the principles of Harry Potter that did all those awesome things like sending 5 planes to Haiti, Harry, Ron Hermione, SS DFTBA and Dumbledore, got people to donate 41,415 books and other awesome stuff?

Yeah that Harry Potter Alliance.

And now we have a chance to do something awesome for them. The HPA is in a contest to win $25 000 which they can use to do even more awesome stuff. They're currently in first place but voting ends on Monday and alot can change in two days. So they need you to do something for them. Go to and vote, then tell your friends to vote, tell your neighbours to vote, tell everyone to vote. Tweet it, Facebook it, make a video about it, just get the word out. And for more ideas on how to spread the word you can read this message from Paul DeGeorge.

Do as the owl says:

The weapon we have is love.

New Ya-Ya line

Medallion Press is launching a new YA line written by young adults (13-18).

For more information go here, here and here.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm back

Fur realz this time. And I've got presents for you!

1. This site: Too many zombies is a freakin' awesome sit filled with zombies (obviously). There's one for every day.

2. The new Artemis Fowl. It's coming out. Next month.

Synopsis I stole off of Amazon:Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies - not humans - and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind – and the grips of a giant squid – in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

Cover I stole off of
Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

An you can read the first chapter here.

3. ( I just found this out) Apparently another freakin' awesome book is coming out soon too. The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero. It's the next Camp Half-Blood series, it's got some old demigods some new ones.

Another synopsis I stole off of Amazon:After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

And you can read the first two chapters here. The password is newhero.

4. Maureen Johnson is running a YA Lit Day at LeakyCon 2011. In related news, anyone knows where I could find out more about LeakyCon?

5. For my birthday (which was 9 days ago) I bought a huge stack of books. I would show you but my presents did not include a camera. I will be doing reviews of the books later on though.

6.Two Skulduggery Pleasant books. One year. I have neither yet but I will get them. Until then go over to Derek Landy's blog. It has the cover art for Mortal Coil and other cool stuff (plus the more we comment the more he has to blog)

7. My friend started a website reviewing manga. Go check it out.

8. For all member of the UK or the Commonwealth there is competition going on where you can win The Terry Pratchett Prize. For more info go here. I'll be making a list of a bunch of turning points in history and I will include mine, I just won't tell you what it is.

I think that's it, though there's probably something I've forgotten that I will remember much later. Oh well.