Changes Happening at Literary Lushes

Hi all! Firstly, thank you to everyone who’s made Literary Lushes such a success so far! I know we’ve had a few issues with the post office (*glares at PO*) but the ARC tours are so much fun and we have an absolute BLAST with the Twitter chats!

Just wanted to make everyone aware of some changes that are going down as we speak!

Firstly, we’re scrapping the Literary Lushes blog page. DON’T PANIC. We’ll still be around doing ARC Tours but under a different name — On the Same Page.

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On the Same Page is a brand-new feature hosted by Alyssa from Books Take You Places, Amy from Tripping Over Books, and of course The Book Addict’s Guide! It started off Alyssa and Amy reading a few books together, then Alyssa and I reading a few books together and we decided to all get on the same page (ha, get it?) and read a book all three of us at the same time! We have a lot of similar tastes and at the same time, we also push each other to read outside of our typical genres. We decided to make it an official thing and thus, On the Same Page was born!

So what do we do? Besides reading a book together, we’re bringing you different aspects about the book that we feel are important. Whether we were inspired to create a playlist, digging a little deeper into the history of that particular setting, or pulling our favorite quotes, each of us will be bringing a different side of the book to share!

We’re also doing a bit of a merge between Literary Lushes and On the Same Page!

We have a blast with the Twitter chats, so don’t worry, they aren’t going anywhere, but we WILL have Amy joining us as another chat host! So what happened to the ARC tours? Well they’ll still be around too, but the amount of ARCs that we have available at the moment has drastically decreased. We were using a lot of our personal copies from BEA and we’ve run out of BEA books! We still have the occasional fabulous ARC and some awesome donations, but until BEA rolls around again, we’ll probably be hosting tours less frequently. The biggest change for Literary Lushes will be the website and the Twitter account. We’re scrapping the site, updating the Twitter handle for On the Same Page, and moving all ARC tour sign-ups to our On the Same Page blog pages or directly through Twitter! You can check our pages any time for ARC tour info and Twitter chat updates!

We’ll still be using the #LitLush hashtag for the chats (because we kind of love it) but we’ll be hosting either from our blog’s Twitter account or from the newly re-named On the Same Page Twitter account (like we were doing with @LitLushes). Any ARC tours that we have will be announced with the Twitter account and sign ups will be located directly on our “On the Same Page” pages on our blogs instead of having a new blog post with announcements and sign-up posts.

If you ever have any qiestions, please let us know and bear with us as we make this new and exciting change!

We have a few posts up TODAY for our On the Same Page feature where we talk about Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor so don’t miss those! Please visit the On the Same Page tab on our blogs for any more info as well as ARC tours and upcoming Twitter chat topics! Looking forward to sharing this exciting new venture with you guys!

xoxo,
Brittany, Alyssa, and Amy
The Book Addict’s Guide, Books Take You Places, Tripping Over Books  

THE BREAK-UP ARTIST: ARC Tour Sign-Ups

Sign up now to read this fun contemporary, coming spring 2014 from Harlequin Teen!

Title: The Break-Up Artist
Author: Philip Siegel

Publishing Info: April 29th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Series?: No
Donated by: The author! Thank you, Phil!!!The Break-Up Artist

   “Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples.
After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.
One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she’ll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.
No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Want to know more about the book? Brittany has an early review!
Review: The Break-Up Artist

SIGN UPS CLOSED!

Title Announcement: 1/3 for 1/6

Come back Monday 1/6/14 to sign up to read THE BREAK-UP ARTIST!

Title: The Break-Up Artist
Author: Philip Siegel

Publishing Info: April 29th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
Series?: No
Donated by: The author! Thank you, Phil!!!The Break-Up Artist

   “Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples.
After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.
One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she’ll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.
No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 Check back on Monday 1/6 to sign up for this title!

Want to know more about the book? Brittany has an early review!
Review: The Break-Up Artist

ARC Tour Sign-Ups: CRESS

IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR CRESS!!!!

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer

Publishing Info: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Series?: Yes – The Lunar Chronicles #3
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)CRESS

   Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 Please note that we are expecting a large number of responses so we MAY have to limit the number of people on this tour. If that ends up being the case, we will have to fill the tour based on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t miss your change to sign up for this one!!!

SIGN UPS CLOSED 12/16/13 1PM EST/12PM CST

Title Announcement: 12/12 for 12/13

Oh boy…. it’s an exciting one! Come back tomorrow to sign up to read…

CRESS!!!!

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer

Publishing Info: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
Series?: Yes – The Lunar Chronicles #3
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)CRESS

   Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 Check back TOMORROW to sign up to read CRESS!
Please note that we are expecting a large number of responses so we MAY have to limit the number of people on this tour. If that ends up being the case, we will have to fill the tour based on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t miss your change to sign up for this one!!!

ARC Tour Sign-Ups: AVALON

SIGN UP TO READ AVALON (AVALON #1) BY MINDEE ARNETT!

Title: Avalon
Author: Mindee Arnett

Publishing Info: January 21st 2014 by Balzer & Bray
Series?: Yes – Avalon #1
Donated by: Josie (All Booked Up YA)Avalon

   A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.
Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they’re damn good at it. Jeth doesn’t care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents’ ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he’ll go to get the freedom he’s wanted for so long.
Avalon is the perfect fit for teens new to sci-fi as well as seasoned sci-fi readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for fans of Joss Whedon’s cult hit show Firefly.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 A BIG thanks to Josie for the donation!!! Fill out the form below to sign up to read this exciting new sci-fi novel from Mindee Arnett!

SIGN UPS CLOSED

Title Announcement: 12/9 for 12/10

AVALON (AVALON #1) BY MINDEE ARNETT

Title: Avalon
Author: Mindee Arnett

Publishing Info: January 21st 2014 by Balzer & Bray
Series?: Yes – Avalon #1
Donated by: Josie (All Booked Up YA)Avalon

   A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.
Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they’re damn good at it. Jeth doesn’t care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents’ ship, Avalon, from his crime-boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he’ll go to get the freedom he’s wanted for so long.
Avalon is the perfect fit for teens new to sci-fi as well as seasoned sci-fi readers looking for more books in the YA space-and a great match for fans of Joss Whedon’s cult hit show Firefly.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 Check back tomorrow to sign up for this exciting new Sci-Fi title from Mindy Arnett!

A BIG thanks to Josie for the donation!!!