7/01/2015

#ReadRiordan: PERCY PACK Exclusive - New Rick Riordan Ebook


We are SUPER excited to be bringing you the 2nd Percy Pack post helping to celebrate 10 years of Percy Jackson. We got this AWESOME Percy Pack full of goodies in the mail the other day and now we bring you a Percy Pack exclusive! 

And now: A PERCY PACK EXCLUSIVE!!!

Title: The Demigods of Olympus: An Interactive Adventure
Pre-order: Barnes & Noble | Amazon
On-Sale: July 14, 2015
Synopsis:
Your quest begins! Use your demigod skills in this interactive and customizable adventure story written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan. Combining four short stories, The Two-Headed Guidance Counselor, The Library of Deadly Weapons, My Demon Satyr Tea Party, and My Personal Zombie Apocalypse, your choices will have consequences in this first interactive demigod adventure.


And in case you missed it, we have your first look at Rick Riordan's new series and the companion to his Greek Gods book. 


Title: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard - cover originally revealed on USA Today
Pre-order: Hard Cover Barnes & Noble | Amazon 
                 Audiobook: Barnes & Noble 
On-Sale: October 6, 2015
Synopsis:
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Title: Greek Heroes
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble| Books-a-Million | Indiebound | Indigo | iBooks
On-Sale: August 18, 2015
Synopsis:
Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

6/30/2015

PTB Exclusive: Experiances The Hunger Games: The Exhibition & Giveaway

Our friend Lee was kind enough to cover the opening of The Hunger Games Exhibition for PTB. She has been around the Hunger Games fandom for a while and we are SUPER excited to be adding her to the PTB team for events like this. You can see more pictures from the from the exhibition HERE. We hope you enjoy her thoughts on the exhibit. 

I had the opportunity to get an early preview of The Hunger Game, The Exhibition at the Discovery Museum in NYC Times Square and it was an extraordinary experience. The exhibition is the artistic vision of Kate McConnell. She is the creative mind that brings the book and film experience from The Hunger Games material into the visual representation of the films we have enjoyed, and make it into a multi-media exhibit.

When you first enter, the exhibition, you walk through a hall with the most beautiful portraits of many of the characters from the films, of Katniss, Peta, Gale, Cinna, Effie, Rue and Haymitch, among others. The impact is stunning and only a small glimpse of the staggeringly astounding collection of artifacts, movie sets, costumes and visual and written details about TheHunger Games.
As you continue on to the main portion of the exhibit, you are brought into a small ampitheater where you are treated to an introduction by Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket); the introduction is performed first as Effie, then as Ms. Banks herself explaining a little about the experience of the exhibition, what to expect; setting the tone of the journey you, as the museum attendee will be taking.

The exhibits themselves are extremely interactive, providing visual static display, written explanation and set decorations from the films. There is a great addition of an audio guide you can take advantage of available to you. The audio guides themselves are interactive. They allow you to chose multiple allies for the Hunger Games, talk about the sections of the exhibits. The audio guide
provides insights to the creative team of artists and craftsmen who designed and produced the Hunger Games films. There audio guide has an available feature that can capture photographs and send them to an email address of your choosing as well as many other features I didn’t have a chance to sample. The exhibit offers something for all ages; interactive and tactile access to activities and information about The Hunger Games movies details.

The sections of the exhibits themselves were amazing and bring you through many of the memorable moments and scenes of the films. The many static displays detail actual costumes, sets, and props from the films, depicting the scenes they were used from. You see the Katniss and Peta Girl on Fire costumes in the chariot as well as get to see the Katniss wedding dress, and many of the costumes used by Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemswoth, Sam Clafin and Jena Malone. You are treated to Beattie’s lab, Plutarch’s console, and full room displays of The Hob, District 12 and District 13. So much detail from the
movies, photos from the films as well as the props and set dressings from all the truly memorable moments from the Hunger Games films 1-3.

The Hunger Games The Exhibition is a full immersive museum experience. It gives you the true feel of what the film going experience is like, as well as provide the interactive experience that a world-class museum like the Discovery Museum can provide. There are sections where you can practice fighting with a screen repeating your movements, as well as the ability to capture your entrance into The Capital where you can purchase a souvenir copy of this home either via video on a memory stick as a great memory of the exhibit experience.



The exhibit runs from July 1st 2015 to January 3, 2016. The museum is located at 244 West 44th Street, NYC, in the Times Square area. I highly recommend the trip to see this extremely special and entertaining exhibit.

See more pics from the exhibitions in our Hunger Games The Exhibition Photo Gallery.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!

Lee picked up three Hunger Games pins at the Exhibition gift shop for us to giveaway here on PTB! (THANKS LEE!!!)

We'll pick three winners, each will get 1 pin pictured to the right. These are pretty epic because they do say Hunger Games the Exhibition on them, so they are exclusive to the exhibit, at least in this format. So good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. This giveaway is US only and all of our other standard rules apply.

Top Ten Tuesday #ttt



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each Tuesday you are given a prompt, then you post your top ten.


This weeks prompt... 
Top ten books we have read so far in 2015


6/29/2015

PTB Exclusive: Pictures from The Hunger Games: The Exhibit


The Hunger Games: The Exhibition opens to the public on July 1st in NYC. We have your first look at this amazing experience no Hunger Games fan will want to miss. Our free Lee was able to attend a fan site preview and here are some of her pics. And be sure to stop back on June 30th at 2 pm Eastern Time to get more pics and to hear what she thought about the experience.

If you want more information, visit TheHungerGamesExhibition.com 



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6/28/2015

A Book of Spirits and Thieves Book Trailer

Title: A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves #1)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Published: June 2015 from Penguin Razorbill
Synopsis:
Modern-day sisters discover deadly ancient magic in book 1 of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series!

Worlds collide in this suspenseful, page-turning Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, which explores a whole new side of Mytica—and an even darker version of its magic.

Crystal Hatcher, Modern-day Toronto: It’s a normal afternoon in her mother’s antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma after becoming mesmerized by a mysterious book written in an unrecognizable language.

Maddox Corso, Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso doesn’t think much of it when he spots an unfamiliar girl in his small village. Until, that is, he realizes that she is a spirit, and he is the only one who can see or hear her. Her name is Becca Hatcher, and she needs Maddox to help get her home.

Farrell Grayson, Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson is thrilled when the mysterious leader of the ultra-secret Hawkspear Society invites him into the fold. But when he learns exactly what he has to do to prove himself, Farrell starts to question everything he thought he knew about family, loyalty, and himself….

Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.


6/24/2015

HALLOWED by Tonya Hurley Pre-Order Reminder & #Giveaway

Hallowed

Books of Wonder and Tonya Hurley are offering a great exclusive for pre-ordering a signed copy of HALLOWED out July 7th!  Each signed copy of HALLOWED will come with a Blessed trilogy book-mark created for each book, and THREE lucky winners will win unique The Blessed trilogy sweaters with their pre-orders. Click the banner above or HERE to pre-order yours NOW!

Want to know more about The Blessed Series? Visit the Official Web and Facebook pages

Add The Blessed Series to your Goodreads!

 
                    Precious Blood                        Passionaries                         Hallowed

About Hallowed: 
Three lost girls, one mysterious boy. They battle for his heart while he struggles for their souls in this gripping conclusion to The Blessed trilogy, from the New York Times bestselling author of the ghostgirl series.

Lucy, Cecelia, and Agnes have sacrificed everything for their belief in a boy who stole their hearts. First in Precious Blood and then in Passionaries, the girls have struggled to reconcile with their destinies. Now, as the world turns against them, will they be able to hold steadfast? Will they survive the final test?
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
Thanks to Tonya, we have a great giveaway to offer you! One winner will get this exclusive The Blessed Prize pack (pictured below left). 

It includes:
  • A signed Hallowed book with special edition bookmark, 
  • AGNES pullover, 
  • rose gold headphones, 
  • rose gold Essie nail polish with a rose gold pouch and
  •  hand painted, stuffed sacred anatomical heart SIGNED by Mexican artist (close up below right)

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The Author is sending out the prize pack, so this is open INTERNATIONALLY with no restrictions, author is paying shipping. All of our other standard rules apply.


6/23/2015

Top Ten Tuesday #ttt

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each Tuesday you are given a prompt, then you post your top ten.
This weeks prompt... 
Our Favorite Top Ten Topics

I went with ones that I enjoyed reading - not necessarily participated in


  • Fictional BFFs
  • Fictional Crushes
  • Books for the upcoming year
  • Books whose Title or Cover made me buy it 
  • Books we want made into movies
  • Beach Reads
  • Kick Ass Heroines
  • Freebies - no one in paticular, just like all the ideas people come up with
  • Popular Authors I have not read
  • Bookish Bucket List




What Top Ten was your favorite?