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Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
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"...from the creators of Lauren Kate’s Fallen."

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Hayden From the creators of??? :o What??


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Isabelle That was probably not the best thing to put on the blurb.


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Blythe Also, shouldn't the creator of Lauren Kate's Fallen be Lauren Kate?


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Steph Sinclair What does that even mean?? LOL.


Hayden Stephanie wrote: "What does that even mean?? LOL."

I have the same questions as you, Stephanie!

Blythe wrote: "Also, shouldn't the creator of Lauren Kate's Fallen be Lauren Kate?"

Yeah? I was just thinking the same thing!


Hayden I just googled Yelena Black, and it gave me a mug shot of a Yelena Black who was checked into jail. Lol


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Blythe I'm confused! Maybe Yelena Black is a pseudonym for Lauren Kate?


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Blythe Hayden wrote: "http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Ye... Haha."

LOL. Maybe that's the author!


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Blythe She looks... nice....


Hayden Hmmm. I don't think that's the case.

Bloomsbury Gets ‘Diabolical'
In a major three-book acquisition, Melanie Cecka at Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers bought world English and German rights, at auction, to a new trilogy by recent Columbia M.F.A. grad Yelena Black; book one is called Diabolical. Michael Stearns and Ted Malawer, at the Inkhouse, brokered the deal for Black. Bloomsbury calls the trilogy a Black Swan–like (in reference to the film) tale of a 15-year-old who starts witnessing spooky goings-on at her prestigious ballet school. When Vanessa Adler becomes suspicious of the controlling choreographer at her academy, she stumbles upon the fact that he is staging a performance in which "the school's dancers become pawns in a world of demons." The first book in the series will be published internationally in English—in the U.S., U.K., and Australia—in winter 2013.


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Blythe Oh, thanks, Hayden! Still, the plot sounds a little too similar to the movie Black Swan.


Skittles (Skyla) Do you think maybe they meant the publisher's of Lauren Kate's Fallen? Or something like that? Unless the Fallen series was just ghost written by Kate?


Hayden Yes, she does look very . . . nice. (;

I haven't seen Black Swan. Is it worth watching?


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Blythe I actually liked it a lot, so I'd definitely give it a shot. If you end up watching it, tell me how you like it! It's definitely a mindfuck movie.


Hayden Yeah, so I've heard! Didn't her instructor tell her to go touch herself for homework or something? That's all I remember hearing.


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Blythe I don't remember, but he probably did. There are quite a few erotic scenes in the movie.


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Danielle Hayden wrote: "Yeah, so I've heard! Didn't her instructor tell her to go touch herself for homework or something? That's all I remember hearing."

Yeah he did, and she listened to him.


Hayden It's sad that that's the one thing I remember. :P Thanks for your help, Danielle!


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Steph Sinclair Skyla (Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books) wrote: "Do you think maybe they meant the publisher's of Lauren Kate's Fallen? Or something like that? Unless the Fallen series was just ghost written by Kate?"

I thought Fallen was Random House?


Hayden Stephanie wrote: "Skyla (Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books) wrote: "Do you think maybe they meant the publisher's of Lauren Kate's Fallen? Or something like that? Unless the Fallen series was just ghost written by Ka..."

It was! It was Delacorte. This is Bloomsbury. O.o Who knows what they mean.


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Isabelle Stephanie, it is Random House. I did a quick search, and I found the answers here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

In the comments. So yeahhhh...


Hayden Wow. I totally never knew Lauren Kate did that. I lost respect for her. I kind of dislike the whole idea of being paid to write something that's not your idea.


Skittles (Skyla) Stephanie wrote: "Skyla (Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books) wrote: "Do you think maybe they meant the publisher's of Lauren Kate's Fallen? Or something like that? Unless the Fallen series was just ghost written by Ka..."

I was just guessing that is what they meant. But apparently it is one of those ghost writer type things.


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Isabelle I think it's safe to say that if they all sucked then the trend will continue, lol.


Hayden Ashleigh Paige wrote: "I was wondering when you guys would learn this came from the same book packaging company that put out Fallen. :P

Ever since I learned that, I thought about rereading Fallen and actually finishing..."


What else came from book packaging companies? Ugh, I hate this >:(


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Steph Sinclair Wow, I did not know that about the Fallen series. I've heard of book packaging, but didn't realize Fallen was one of them. Eh.


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June Helmsley I wonder if an author can tell the publishing company that s/he doesn't want a blurb by a certain author on the cover. I know if I saw a blurb by a shitty author, it would make me think twice about reading the book.


Skittles (Skyla) Did I miss something? What about the blurbs?


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Blythe NO! NOT VENOM!

*whimpers* But I was looking forward to that book...


Hayden Ashleigh Paige wrote: "Do you really want to know, Hayden? There are a whole lot of books... Well, okay! I'll make a list.

* The Pretty Little Liars series (A)
* I Am Number Four (FFF)
* Venom by Fiona Paul (PLL)
* The ..."


Did The Lying Game come from one? :( Please say no!


Hayden By the way, thanks for the list!


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Hayden NO! Not Fury/Envy! D:


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Isabelle Yes, the Lying Game did come from a packaging company. To add to that amazingly thorough and comprehensive list: http://alloyentertainment.com/books/


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Steph Sinclair Wow, the Luxe series too. Interesting.


Hayden Isabelle wrote: "Yes, the Lying Game did come from a packaging company. To add to that amazingly thorough and comprehensive list: http://alloyentertainment.com/books/"

D:


Hayden EVE?

THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS?

THE ALCHEMY OF FOREVER?!

WTF IS THIS SORCERY?! I feel like my whole life is a lie!

*cries*


Hayden What are the names of the other companies? I have to look into this more.


Hayden What's FFF?


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Blythe I'm guessing FFF is Full Fathom Five.


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Isabelle Oh, wow, we're really spamming your review Blythe. Haha... sorry.


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Blythe Haha, it's okay, I don't mind it.


Hayden I can't find a list of their stuff.


Hayden Ashleigh Paige wrote: "Yep, FFF is Full Fathom Five, aka James Frey's writer's sweatshop. Seriously, look up that company and see what you find. It's not pretty. I listed the names of the four book packaging companies I ..."

I can't find it on goodreads.


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Steph Sinclair Wow Eve?!


Hayden Yeah! I know, right?!


Hayden Ashleigh Paige wrote: "Hayden wrote: "Ashleigh Paige wrote: "Yep, FFF is Full Fathom Five, aka James Frey's writer's sweatshop. Seriously, look up that company and see what you find. It's not pretty. I listed the names o..."

I meant Google. :P I wasn't thinking.


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Oz Hayden wrote: "Wow. I totally never knew Lauren Kate did that. I lost respect for her. I kind of dislike the whole idea of being paid to write something that's not your idea."

No different from what L.J. Smith did, Secret Circle and Vampire Diaries were ideas of a book company she was hired to write them. Sort of don't blame the authors for accepting though, a wage is a wage. Though this new information about Lauren Kate's series is fascinating to me. Makes me wonder about other series.


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Giselle Baha. I wonder why they use books that have so much hate surrounding it as a point of Marketing O.O


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Blythe Giselle wrote: "Baha. I wonder why they use books that have so much hate surrounding it as a point of Marketing O.O"

Because there are, for some unknown reason, a hell of a lot of love to go with that hate. Still, one would think pubs would use books that make readers feel less stabby as a marketing technique.


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