Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bookish News (4)

Hey everyone,

This week I've got a plethora of great bookish news I can't wait to share!

The Darkest Minds has TWO fansites! 

This week Katie of Sophistikatied Reviews and KD Designs and Erica of The Book Cellar launched an awesome new fansite for The Darkest Minds and Alexandra Bracken called The Skip Kids! I am so jealous of this wonderful site and the fact they got to read this totally amazing book before release. The site is completely kick-butt. Check it out immediately. If Alex Bracken and The Darkest Minds aren't enough to wet your whistle alone, Katie and Erica are also holding a great contest for a chance to win a pre-order of The Darkest Minds, signed copy of False Memory by Dan Krokos, signed copy of Divergent by Veronica Roth, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass, signed Copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and a medium-sized Skip Kids t-shirt! Believe me, you want to win every single one of those spectacular books!

Earlier this month, Alexandra Bracken launched her own website for The Darkest Minds! You should check it out to learn more about Alex, read teasers for TDM, see playlists, learn about the world, read reviews, look up events and keep on the look-out for even more contests! I really want to read this book!

The trailer for The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin was released!

Ah! Isn't it so amazing? The carnival, the models for Mara and Noah, the music, those steamy beach make outs? I cannot wait to read this phenomenal book! I want October 23rd to be here now. 

You can also see all the trailer stills and book teasers for The Evolution on Michelle's Tumblr.

Blogger News:

In a post on Tuesday (October 16th) Kristi of The Story Siren announced on her blog that she was expecting her first child, due in May of 2013. She had told the twitter-verse the happy news before posting to her blog. I wish a happy and healthy pregnancy for the mom-to-be and baby!

Katie of Sophistikatied Reviews has returned full-force to blogging! I'm so happy she's come back for more reviews. I've missed her adorable fangirling over all the books she loves.

Old news you may have missed:

The first teaser trailer for Beautiful Creatures came out! I love, love, love the Seven Devils song they used and am dying to see Emmy Rossum as Ridley. She looks absolutely gorgeous!

Sweet Peril (formerly Sweet Hope), the sequel to Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins was picked up by HarperTeen due to high fan demand! Fans spoke and the publishers listened! How awesome is that? Sweet Peril is currently slated as a 2013 release. The third and final book Sweet Reckoning was also picked up! 

The film rights for Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo sold to Dreamworks! And, the same producer for the Harry Potter movies will be working on them! Oh, this makes me so excited! Start your dreamcasts now, everyone.

Having completely exceeded my daily quota of exclamation points, I'll leave you here. Feel free to comment with any bookish news you think I've missed or should have covered!

Happy Reading, 

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