Sunday, July 19, 2009

Starred Review!!!!!

The title of this blog post was originally "Monday Monday" after a very old song by the Mamas & Papas, but then I got hold of a nice little nugget of news that made my heart soar:

BLUE MOON got a STARRED REVIEW in Publisher's Weekly!!!! It's the first time they honored me with one of those little red stars (which basically means there are no bad parts, no little jabs I want to read around!) and man if it didn't make my day!

Here's the highlight:

"Noël's sequel to the bestselling Evermore is a mesmerizing tale of teenage angst, love and sacrifice with plenty of crossover appeal. . . The startling but satisfying ending shows that Noël knows how to keep her audience hooked. Ever's supernatural struggles are a captivating metaphor for teenage fears about love, relationships and growing up. --Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly

Or click HERE to read it in full:

So, for such an insanely busy weekend--(book signings, house guests, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang--oh my!!)--it was actually pretty productive too as I managed to make some major headway on UNTITLED IMMORTALS #4--headway that obviously does not include coming up with a title--though progress is being made and I may actually have one to share soon!!

But in the meantime, for those of you who didn't make it to Friday's signing, which was awesome by the way (see below!), I signed a ton of stock, including EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SAVING ZOE, CRUEL SUMMER, and even a couple ART GEEKS & PROM QUEENS too! So if you if you want a signed copy, the Barnes & Noble at: 791 S. Main street, #100, Orange, CA (next to the Main Place mall) is your place!

Also, I'm thrilled to announce that EVERMORE was chosen for Teen Survivor--a summer program run by the awesome Orilla public library in Ontario, Canada! To see the full list of potential survivors click HERE.

I also did a fun interview over HERE at the Book Reader Times Forum.

And a reader recently sent me this, along with a really kind and thoughtful letter--I've said it before, but I'll say it again, you guys are The Best!!

And, last night's performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was ah-mazing!!! Great cast, great production, great special effects (LOVED the flying car!), and our friend Molly Mahoney rocked it!!!

Okay, that's it on my end--back to work!!

Have a great day everyone!



Anonymous said...

Hello : )
I think you're an amazing and inspiring writer. I was wondering what inspires you to write?

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Anonymous-Thank you very much! As for inspiration, well I've wanted to write since I was a kid, and mostly my ideas are drawn from things that happen in my own life! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Hi :)
Congratulations on the Starred review on BLUE MOON!
I have EVERMORE and BLUE MOON on my ToBeRead List (to be bought on payday in 2 weeks).
Love & Best Wishes from Canada
PS - I'm glad Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a smashing success.

Siyu:) said...

I had started to write this new story, about shapeshifters and stuff. I only managed the prologue, but if you are free enough to drop by and give me some comments, I would be sooo glad!!!
I'll give you the URL if you want to XDD

EP said...

Just want to say that I liked Evermore very much and when I saw Blue Moon at the bookshop, I screamed (just silently to myself) =D.

That picture that a fan drew at the top was really good too!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey RKCharron- Thanks so much! I hope you like the books!

Hey Deadfish- Well, unfortunately, for legal reasons, I'm not allowed to read unpublished work! I wish you all the best though!

Hey SilverBlueTower- Thank you!! I love that picture too!

Kajikitsune said...

That picture was a really nice gift and thoughful. Loved it.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Kajikitsune- I know, so sweet!

Jessica Brody said...

Congrats on the starred review. Although BLUE MOON was already starred in my mine a LONG time ago. Because the author is such a star! Just finished re-reading Kiss and Blog and although you know I LOVE The Immortals series, Kiss and Blog is still my favorite! Winter is just too cool!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Jessica-- Hmmm, maybe I should've dedicated KISS & BLOG to you instead?!

Chloe0602 said...

Hi, to start I LOVE your books and just finished Blue Moon, and read it in one day! I can't wait for the next book. I did have a question though......I bought m y book at our local Target in Royersford PA, and I was REALLY confused when I got to page, well what should have been page 118, and it goes to what appears to be another book, 'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Its weird, cause the font changes, page numbers change and even the chapter changes. It happens again on what should be page 125, but it again goes back to the title I mentioned above. Atleast thats what was written on the top of the page. I'm assuming this is a mix-up at the printing source, or I am REALLY missing something. It talks about a Boston Red Sox game. I can send you pics if you would like. Thanks and keep up the great work!!!

Alyson Noel said...

Erika-- Definitely a mishap at the printers and my publisher is looking into it! Thanks so much for drawing this to my attention!

cindy said...

HURRAH! collect those stars, alyson! so wonderful! i do hope to see you friday!!! xo

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Many many congrats!! You totally deserve it!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Cindy--Can't wait to meet you!!

Waving to The Green Bean Teen Queen--hope you're enjoying your summer!

Zhanna said...

I just wanted to say I love the immortals series. Some of my favorites.

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks so much, SushiGirl--I'm so glad you're liking it!

Unknown said...

A very amazing series- The Immortals. It's very orginal. I love it! Thanks for writing it!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks for stopping by Tori! I'm so glad you're liking it!

Anonymous said...

My book is missing pages, its talks about running and a boston red sox game? I was wondering if i am actually missing part of the book and if so is there anything that i can to read it those parts? i love the book its great so far im just so confused and upset. i seen that other girl posted the same thing and i also bought my book at a target, but in new jersey. I havent heard of anyone else with the problem yet.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Anonymous-

It was an error at the printer and if you e-mail me at:

And I will fix this for you!

So sorry this happened to you!!


Anonymous said...

Ok i emailed you, thank you. My name is Jamie it will be in my email address so that you know its from me bc i didnt sign on to google! thanks again.... books great btw <3