Monday, August 31, 2009

Richelle Mead's U.S. BLOOD PROMISE Tour!!!

August 31---Detroit, MI (Birmingham)
7 pm--Borders
34300 Woodward, Birmingham, MI 48009
Reading and signing

September 1---Chicago, IL (Naperville)
7pm--Anderson's Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave Naperville, IL 60540-5310
Reading and signing -- with food and vampire trivia!

September 2---Lexington, KY
7pm--Joseph Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Cir, Lexington, KY 40503-3325
Reading and signing -- with a vampire prom theme in the store!

September 3---Alpharetta, GA
***Note: this is a date change from 9/2
7pm--Barnes and Noble
7660 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Reading and signing

September 4-7---Atlanta, GA

DragonCon & Decatur Book Festival

NOTE: DCon & Decatur are two different cons in Atlanta, so check Richelle's panel locations & their websites for prices

Panel Schedule:

Friday, 9/4:
- 2:30pm (DragonCon)--Vampires are the New Vampires
- 10:00 pm (DragonCon)--Blood and Fur

Saturday, 9/5:
- 11:30am (DragonCon)--What Price Immortality?
- 2:30pm (Decatur Book Festival)--Vampires vs. Werewolves Smackdown (w/Maggie Stiefvater) + signing
- 7:00pm (DragonCon)--Fun with Demonology

Sunday, 9/6:
- 11:30am (DragonCon)--Writing for YA and Children's Market

September 8---Baltimore, MD (Ellicott City)
6pm--Barnes and Noble
4300 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Reading and signing

September 9---Washington, DC (Fairfax, VA)
11054 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030
Reading and signing

September 10---Boston, MA (Burlington)
7pm--Barnes and Noble
98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA 01803
Reading and signing

For more information check out the calendar on Richelle's website:

Have you seen all the great press BLOOD PROMISE has been getting?

We're super excited about all the AMAAAZZZING press that BLOOD PROMISE has been getting since its release on August 25th!!!!

On August 26th, selected BLOOD PROMISE as its book pick for its "Today's Best in Pop Culture" sidebar.

And just today, the Associated Press gave the book, the fourth in the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series, a fangtastic review:

All of which, leaves us to ask: have you read BLOOD PROMISE yet? Let us know what you think!

For those of you born on the last day of August...


Dynamic, Influential, Fun

Just like a reality TV star, your motto is: no press is bad press. Very concerned with being at the center of attention, you're a social butterfly and a blast to be around (no one needs to tell you to get the party started). But although you crave recognition, you're not just about surface. You're extremely perceptive and sensitive to other people's feelings, and the reason you like to be looked at is simple: just like any great leader, you want to be an example.

+/-: If a cell phone rings on a Friday night and there's no one around to answer, is it really ringing? You'd never know, since you've got the thing surgically attached to your ear. Don't let alone time freak you out; turn off your phone (yes, and computer) once in a while and practice some privacy.

Friend Match: You and a Scorpio friend are like fireworks: beautiful, fun to watch, and absolutely not to be played with. Once you guys pair up, the rest of the school had better watch out.

Love Match: You take rejection super hard, which can make you afraid to reach out. You won't have to take a chance on a Taurus: he'll make it clear how he feels from day one (and he's totally here to stay).

Best color: Gold
Best job: Politician
Style icon: Grace Kelly

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hey, August 28thers!

If you're in the New York area like us, then you may have noticed that it's kind of a dreary day outside. Still, knowing that it's somebody's birthday makes us feel all warm and fuzzy!


Convincing, Articulate, Intellectual

If you were a subject in school, you'd definitely be language arts. You've got a way with words, and you know just what to say to get people to see things from your point of view ("Pushing back my curfew to eleven-thirty will only encourage responsibility"). But you're not just about argumentation; you love dishing out advice, too, and you play the personal Dear Abby to all of your friends and family who can always count on your wise words and sympathetic ear.

+/-: Your mind is just like a pie chart, all about facts and figures. But you're often so focused on the details that you miss out on the big picture. Work on your "zoom out" function.

Friend Match: When a Gemini friend needs advice, she comes to you. And when you need to shut off your brain (which runs a mile a minute) and laugh your butt off, you can count on her to throw an impromptu Rihanna dance party in her bedroom.

Love Match: Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. For example: picture yourself with that gorgeous, brooding, sensitive Scorpio. Then shut up and kiss him already! (One word: amazing.)

Best accessory: This month’s issue of the New Yorker
Best job: Film critic
Star match: LeAnn Rimes

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ALL ABOUT VEE Getting Great Press!

We're so excited at about all the awesome press that Leigh Purtill's ALL ABOUT VEE has been getting!

Check out this article about teen books with plus-size characters:

Click here for a list of teen books with plus-size characters:

To all you August 27thers out there...


Caring, Idealistic, Passionate

If life was like a wiener, you'd be the bun: all about the underdog. When your school's soccer team is kicking serious butt on the field you can't help but root for the losing team, and in general you stay away from competition because you don't like anyone to go home upset. Whether you're raising money for the local soup kitchen or protesting the use of animal fur in clothing, your strong ideals and sense of fairness means you're always trying to do the right thing.

+/-: It's great that you hold such strong beliefs about right and wrong, but keep in mind that opinions are just like first-draft essays: most of the time, they're meant to be revised. Listen to what other people are saying and keep an open mind.

Friend Match: Whenever your friends get depressed or discouraged you're ready to play cheerleader so fast you should keep a pair of emergency pom-poms in your locker. You and a Libra have that in common, which makes you perfect co-captains of your own private squad.

Love Match: A fellow Virgo is perfect: he's cool, smart, sensitive, and never steps on the little people. Basically, he's you in boy form (without the fabulous clothes and hair, natch, but you'll have to forgive his ratty baseball hat).

Best job: Children’s book author
Best hobby: Baking (nothing cheers people up like homemade Snickerdoodles!)
Star match: Sarah Chalke

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

If you were born on August 26th...

You may not share a birthday with Richelle Mead's BLOOD PROMISE, the fourth book in the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series, but we love you anyway... at least enough to tell you what your special day says about you :)


Self-Contained, Accepting, Cooperative

You're just like ballroom dancing: all about partnering. When you play basketball in gym (blech) you’d much rather set your pal up for the winning basket than lead the team in scoring, and even off the court you prefer to keep a low profile. Private and independent, you occasionally get the reputation of standoffish, when in reality you just like to work your magic behind the scenes. Just make sure you don't get stepped on in the process--your efforts need to be appreciated.

+/-: You’re used to playing a supporting role while your best friends hog the spotlight. Don't let them upstage you; you're a superstar, too, and sometimes you’ve got to take the lead and show everyone what you can do.

Friend Match: Friendship is probably the most important thing in your life, and you don't like to roll anywhere without a solid crew of friends. Not everyone can get down with your stick-to-me-like-peanut-butter style, but a totally devoted Leo BFF will be into playing jelly.

Love Match: Anyone who knows you will say you’re a total sweetheart, but because you're shy you can come off as kind of aloof. Thankfully, a Taurus will set his eyes on you--and be unstoppable on his mission to get to know you better.

Best color: Hazel
Best hobby: Stage crew
Best pet: Hamster

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BLOOD PROMISE in Stores Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now Rose must journey to the ends of the earth to find--and kill--her one true love...
Or has the time come to join him?
My heart shattered. My world shattered.
You will lose what you value most....
It wasn't my life. It wasn't even Dimitri's life.
What you value most.
It was his soul.

To all August 25thers--You and BLOOD PROMISE Share the Same B-day! Oh Yeah!

Flamboyant, Energetic, Social

Your motto is: if you’ve got it, flaunt it, and you strut your stuff so hard you make Naomi Campbell look like a slouch. Blessed with brains and beauty, and determined to be appreciated for both, you're the life of the party and are always seeking the spotlight. Though naturally gifted at school your true passion is in one subject and one subject alone: fun! You love to blast music and dance around with your BFFs or scope cute boys at the mall, and being around you is like having the ultimate VIP pass to a 24-hour party.

+/-: You’re one of those girls who makes popularity look totally effortless--people just like you. But do you like yourself? Don’t feel like every spare second has to become a social hour. Find things that you enjoy doing on your own.

Friend Match: Your biggest secret? Though you seem to have it all (and have more Myspace friends than a Claire's boutique has rhinestones), you're prone to moments of feeling alone and misunderstood. An intuitive Pisces will always make you feel appreciated, even when the rest of the world seems to have turned its back.

Love Match: If flirting was an Olympic sport, you’d take home the gold. But don't be surprised if an adorable, quirky Gemini suddenly gets you tongue-tied. He's too confident--and clever--to fall for your usual tricks (and you love it).

Best job: Stylist
Best date: Club opening
Star match: Blake Lively

Monday, August 24, 2009

If August 24th is Your Birthday...

Then you are:

Observant, Investigative, Thorough

You should be a comb, because you're always untangling knots and problems. Naturally gifted in math and science, you can knock out a Sudoku puzzle in under five minutes and don't read mysteries because you always predict the ending. But your skills extend far beyond school: thoughtful and perceptive, you're totally clued in to how your friends are feeling and can always help them find solutions to their problems.

+/-: You like sniffing out the truth but leave your own thoughts and feelings totally hidden--and since not everyone's as good at playing Sherlock as you, your friends and family often feel like you're one giant mystery. Clue them in.

Friend Match: You're picky about everything, from fabric (cashmere and cotton only) to food (nothing spicy!). But nothing compares to how selective you can be when it comes to picking a BFF. A creative and sweet-tempered Gemini is just as curious as you are, but with a slightly more social side to keep you from going hermit.

Love Match: You're harder to decode than a Rubik's Cube, so you need a guy with the patience to take it slow (and keep at it when the going gets tough), like a steadfast and determined Taurus.

Best job: Pediatrician
Best style: Seven, Citizen, Rock & Republic—you’re all about designer jeans
Best vacation spot: Oceanfront villa in Mykonos

Friday, August 21, 2009

Is Today Your Birthday?

We always feel like our birthdays should be national holidays because... you know, that's when we were born! While it doesn't seem likely they'll be closing school and work to celebrate the awesomeness that it is you, it turns out that your special day can reveal a lot about who you are. Read on to find out more and be sure to look for THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRTHDAYS, on sale July 22nd, 2010!


Composed, Supportive, Protective

You're just like a fugitive, because no matter where you run to or how much you hide, the spotlight is always tracking you down. You don't try to court attention--you prefer a quiet movie with some bfs to a big blow out party with the whole school--but somehow you always seem to end up center stage. Individualistic and confident, just like a pair of strappy gold stilettos in a sea of Birkenstocks, you always stand out from the crowd (plus, you've got great style).

+/-: You’re pretty self-sufficient, which means you never sweat the small stuff. There’s no reason for you to go it alone, though. Trust other people, and they’ll lighten your load!

Friend Match: One thing you can't stand? When people are afraid to be different. You and a radically confident Scorpio BFF will bond over the fact that you're always blazing your own trails.

Love Match: Guys are always trying to show off for you, but you are not looking for someone who can burp the whole alphabet. You prefer the sensitive, artist type. Take heart: a Venus-ruled Romeo with a talent for guitar is headed your way.

Best hobby: Musical theater
Star match: Hayden Panettiere
Best syle: Chic

Don't forget to check back to find out more information about upcoming birthdays!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Get your fashion tips here!

Oh my gosh, we just got our hands on Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist (the book, not the blog, obvs), and we can't get enough of it! It's like Influence and Teen Vogue Handbook but with less words and more yummy pictures! Yeah, some of the pics are of old people (not like nursing home old, but like.... mature), but it'll definitely make you think twice before stepping outside in that same ratty old sweatshirt and ripped jeans -- that is, unless you're attempting to make a fashion statement with that look, in which case: GO FOR IT!

Schuman's all about letting your personality shine through your clothes, but what's awesome is that he isn't like, "You're a rocker/ You're a jock. End of story." Instead, he recognizes that we ladies (and men) love to mix and match our identities as much as we love to change up our hairstyles and nail polish. Now that's something we can try on for size.

Get insider tips on how to succeed in a career in fashion!

If you haven't seen this clip on YouTube of Amy Astley, the Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, talking about the upcoming Teen Vogue Handbook, you should definitely check it out:

If you're interested in pursuing a career in fashion (and let's face, don't we all want to be the next great fashion sensation?), then this is the book for you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome to the Razorblog!

We at Razorbill are so excited to be beginning our newest venture—blogging! We’re going to use this space to get the word out about our books. We’ll have postings from our authors. We’ll direct you to the latest reviews, book trailers, and events. We’ll let you know what your birthday says about you. Most of all, we’ll continue to bring you diverse, compelling literature—everything from award-winning books like Jay Asher’s THIRTEEN REASONS WHY to riveting series like Richelle Mead’s VAMPIRE ACADEMY to non-fiction titles like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s INFLUENCE.

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