Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bookish News (3)

Recently, a plethora of new bookish information hit the web. I've been trying to catch up on everything that's being posted, but man it's so hard! Here's what I've gotten so far.

Divergent Fans! 

Bloody Book-a-holic reviewed and posted a link to, a free short story called Free Four, which has the teensiest bit of Four's back story and a little on the Dauntless faction when it was more humane. But, the main kicker for this story is that it's the knife throwing scene from Dauntless initiation from Four's perspective! You get to see what was really going on behind his "I'm so bored" demeanor.
New Covers:

Oh yes, they're sexy and they know it.

From top left to right: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #3), Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #3), Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #3) and The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

From bottom left to right: Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath #2), Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky #2), Iron's Prophecy (The Iron Fey #4.5 e-novella) and Rise by Anna Carey (Eve #3)
Series Re-desings:
Okay, so a lot of people have expressed differing opinions of the new Shatter Me series covers. Here are my two cents, take it or leave it. To be honest, I never really liked the first edition of Shatter Me. I mean it's an epic, awesome story. There should have been more than just a pretty girl in a somewhat nice/ kinda floofy dress with (cracked glass?) behind her. That being said, while I LOVE the new covers, with the nature and the eyes since it's an incredibly new and awesome idea. They're focusing too hard on the "dystopian" side of Juliette's world. I really don't see how the new covers relate to her story at all. So, design win, but sort of advertising what the book is about, fail.
Series Order: Shatter Me, Destroy Me (Novella from Warner's perspective) and Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)

Book Trailers:

This week, a trailer for The Forsaken (originally titled The Wheel) by Lisa M. Stasse was released. Doesn't the book look super amazing? It also sounds a little like The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken which will be released in December. I can't wait to get my hands on that, and this, book!

Jennifer L. Armentrout also released a precious tid-bit of information on the Obsidian/Onyx/Opal trailers yesterday!

Obsidian trailer will premiere Friday July 6th on USA Today HEA!
The behind the scenes footage and interviews (you'll get a sneak peek at the other trailers) will premier on Friday July 13th, on USA Today. 

Book to Movie News:

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, which is being adapted by Richard LaGravenese to film, wrapped up shooting this week. The movie is set to release February 2013 and will star Alice Englert as Lena Duchaness and Alden Ehrenreich as Ethan Wate.

Something you might have missed:

A few weeks ago, Sarah Dessen's books got totally redesigned to appeal to a fresh audience of contemporary YA fans. The new covers look absolutely awesome! They make me yearn for the beach, a cool drink and one good book.

My favorites are That Summer, Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, This Lullaby, Just Listen and Along for the Ride.

Happy Reading,


  1. Daamn, that's a good information filled post :D Thank you for including a link to my review <3

    -Bloody Bookaholic

  2. Thank you! And no problem, you did the work you deserve all the credit. :)


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