Claps for Jackson Pearce’s Cold Spell
Weaving a masterful spell over the reader, author Jackson Pearce has outdone herself. The novel takes place in present day but there’s a beautiful quality to the writing style that is strongly reminiscent of a olden day classic novel.
- Karen, 22
"The characterization in this one was fabulous. I adored Ginny and Kai. Ginny was willing to fight tooth and nail until the very end to win Kai back. She would not allow someone who meant so much to her to disappear out of her life. It’s incredibly easy to respect her and love her for it. She’s the kind of friend you’d kill for. Kai was rather amazing as well. You could tell his love for Ginny was genuine—the way a romantic bond really should be.
This might be one of my favorite “retelling” books that I’ve ever read. It was my first time reading Jackson Pearce and now, it won’t be the last.
Such a wonderful book full of sinister secrets. Jackson Pearce takes an old classic and twists it around into something beautiful and new.
- Bhairavi, 17
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The Coldest GIrl in Coldtown | Holly Black (via book-blogandquotes)
"…boiled down like a sauce."
Source: Blogging about Books
Bookstore Bucket List is an ongoing series in which we’ll feature NYC bookshops we really, really love. Stay tuned for more. [Illustration by Delaney Gibbons.]
What: “A neighborhood independent bookstore in glorious Greenpoint, Brooklyn.”
Where: Greenpoint, Brooklyn (take the G)
It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that any bookish person within one G stop of Greenpoint must be in pursuit of a visit to WORD. The staff picks! The events! The abundance of stationary featuring food products! We love this place (mean it).
Jenn was willing to share a bit of insight into to what goes on behind the books at WORD.
What is your all-time favorite YA book?
Naming one favorite in any genre is an impossible task, so I’ll give you a recent favorite instead: Bitterblue, by Kristin Cashore. I’ve been a fan of her books since the first one in the series, Graceling, and this third book is just magnificent. It’s political, it’s smart, it’s got action and first love and moral crises — it’s a great example of complex storytelling in the teen market.
The book I’m asked about most is_______?
I have staff picks all over the store, so I get asked about a lot of books. Lately I’ve talked a lot about Seraphina by Rachel Hartmann and Every Day by David Levithan, and people are perpetually wanting to know what age group Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials series is good for. (The answer I usually give is, Have they read the Harry Potter books? If they’ve read all the way through those, they’re more than ready!)
What’s your most memorable story from an author event?
We had a dancer do a special routine at Alaya Dawn Johnson’s launch party for The Summer Prince — that’s definitely the first time we’ve had an event feature a headdress!
Favorite place to grab food/lounge/seek out caffeine nearby WORD?
If the weather is nice, I like to head over to Transmitter Park on my break to read — there’s a gorgeous view of the skyline. And since it’s on the way, I often end up stopping at Ovenly for coffee and pastries.They make this salted granola bar that is unreal.
Do check them out:
YA? Not Book Group run by Molly Templeton