Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bookish News (2)

Hey everyone, it's time for some more bookish news! Some of this information may already be widely known, since it's been a few weeks since I began this post, but I still want to share this information in case anyone has missed it!

Michelle Hodkin has finally released the title for Mara Dyer #2! The book is going to be called...

According to Hodkin, this was the title she wanted for the book from the start, so she's very excited they kept it. The title is very important to the book and the events that occur. Still waiting on a book cover for this one, but at least there is a title and a release date (October 23rd 2012)!

For more information on this title and what it means to Michelle Hodkin, go here.

Alexandra Bracken dazzled quite a few readers (and bloggers) with her debut novel Brightly Woven. Ever since, readers have been itching to find out what Bracken could possibly be writing next. After two full years of torturous waiting, fans can finally rejoice with The Darkest Minds! The cover, synopsis and release date were recently announced, so all fans have to do now is wait.

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have been cursed with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby has spent nearly half her life desperately trying to hide the fact that she’s outwitted the camp’s sorting system—that she isn’t powerless, or safe. She’s one of the dangerous ones… and everyone knows what happens to them.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of teens who escaped their own camp, pursued along the way by terrifying bounty hunters. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close to him. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Before the end, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Release Date: December 18th 2012!

That was one long summary, but it sounds so good! I can't wait to read it. Just look at that awesome cover!

Unfortunately, some book series' are not able to last forever. So, with a bit of reluctance, I give you some series' which are ending this year.

The Dark Divine trilogy ended with The Savage Grace which released on March 13th 2012.

The Hex Hall trilogy was completed with Spellbound which released on March 13th 2012.

The Body Finder trilogy series is going to be wrapped up with The Last Echo which will be released April 17th 2012.

The Hush, Hush series will be completed with Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick which will be released October 23rd 2012.

The Need Series is done with Endure by Carrie Jones which will be released on May 8th 2012.

The Paranormalcy Trilogy will end with Endlessly which will be released July 24th 2012.

Finally, the Maximum Ride series is done with Nevermore by James Patterson which will be released August 6th 2012 (tentatively).

New covers: 

Old news by now: J.K. Rowling is releasing another book, for adults, which will not be a continuation of the Harry Potter series. There's no title, cover, synopsis or even release date, but fans are still rabidly excited over the possibility of getting their hands on another one of J.K. Rowling's works. You can read more about it here.

Cassandra Clare is making a new series! It's going to be another TMI spin-off, set in L.A.! Though there is potential for the characters to possibly overlap in extremely small ways, Clary, Jace, Alec, Simon etc. WILL NOT BE IN THIS SERIES. It stars a whole new cast of teenagers (that were about 11-12 when the events of the TMI original books were going on.) The series is going to be called The Darkest Artifices.

The Washington Post had this to say about the series

The first of “The Dark Artifices” books, currently untitled, will come out in 2015. According to a statement from the publisher, Clare, who placed her previous work in contemporary New York and Victorian England, will continue her tales of the Shadowhunters, a hybrid race “unseen but ever-present, our invisible protectors.”
“The series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma’s sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn,” the statement reads. “Despite Emma’s complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.”
I know that character name is really exciting for some of those who've read the Infernal Devices series. I'm very happy for you all! Plus of course, the mention of Jace probably sent many hands a twittering. 

This week I had the privelege of seeing a conversation between Sophie Mercer (the protagonist in the Hex Hall series) and Emerson Cole (the protagonist of the Hourglass series). It is the best thing since sliced bread  on a sandwich. It is one of the funniest things I've seen this month. You need to read this. Just because they get into boy talk, panty raids, boyfrienemis and sound like the most awesome people on the planet.

Just read it okay? I was cracking up during Game of Thrones it was so funny.

I, like hopefully many others, love the Mercy Thompson series. However, I've wondered how many books were in the sereis for a long time. It's not exactly highly publicized. Therefore, I looked up the information and am passing it on to you. 

The Mercy Thompson series is contracted for 9 books.

The Alpha and Omega/ Anna and Charles series is completed after Fair Game.*

*Patricia is contracted for another "mercy verse" book, which could be an Alpha and Omega book or one about Sam Cornick or one of her other multitudes of characters.**

**Patricia has also said, there will most likely never be a book about Bran because he's mysterious and she likes him that way. Sam might get his own book. Stefan has the possibility of getting a short story.

Other series news....

The House of Night books are contracted for at least 12 books at the moment, but P.C. and Kirstin are always willing to do more.

The Gallagher Girls series is contracted for 6 books at the moment and Ally Carter feels that she can nicely wrap everything up by then.

Happy Reading,

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