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Currently reading: Vulture by Bex Hogan.

Saturday 29 October 2011

News: Title for Third Lorien Legacies

Now regular readers will no doubt know that I am in love with Pittacus Lore's alien saga featuring I Am Number Four and one of my favourite books this year, The Power of Six...

Well now the title for the third book has been released! :D It's called...


Argh! Exciting. Sadly for me it's not out till August 2012 but that's great for you as it gives you plenty of times to read the first 2 instalments and check out the film for the first book!

Already 2012 is shaping up to be all shades of amazing book wise!!

Sunday 16 October 2011

In My Postbox #46

So it's been nearly a month since I last did an In My Postbox! Lots of amazing books received from some amazing publishers. Lots of reading done this month too! Reviews are coming! I just need to sit down and get them written. Things should be a bit better here from now on though as, after 11 months, 5 extensions and a lot of hair pulling I finally passed my probation at work (they're a hard bunch to please) and have been offered a full time contract one which isn't now on a month to month basis! Yay! Means I should, in theory be able to blog more... We'll see... Anyway, some books I received aren't here as I boxed them up to keep them safe and I can't remember which ones I haven't posted yet. Oops! All these ones have been received since the boxing and some of them before but ones I kept out to read! 

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (I was sent the first shiny beaut from S&S themselves, and the second one, with a sticker on it is the exclusive signed editition exclusive to Waterstones!).

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (ARGH! I am so excited for this! Reading it now and it is so good!).
The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen.
Advent by James Treadwell (This book looks and sounds freaking amazing. Paperback proof with a beautiful slip-jacket with gold writing. I cannot wait to read this one!)
Sea of Tears by Floella Benjamin (I remember Floella from Children's TV when I was younger and this sounds so good! Can't wait to read it!).
Blood Runner by James Riordan.
Torn by Cat Clarke (been waiting for this for a while! So excited! Love Cat and think her first book, Entangled was one of the best books I read last year. Can't wait for this! And I'm mentioned in the acknowledgements! :D Thanks Cat!!).

And I forgot to take a pic of this... Oops! 

The Death Cure by James Dashner (ARGH! UBER EXCITED! Loved the first two books in this trilogy and cannot wait to get started on this one. Artwork is stunning in the flesh!).

And finally... something uber amazing. Thanks to the amazing Jenny over at Wondrous Reads, I am now the proud owner of a signed copy of Eragon by Christopher Paolini! :D NO FREAKING WAY!! YES WAY! I was so excited and  touched that someone would go through so much effort for me. Thank you so much Jenny! :D Cannot thank you enough!

Well that's your lot... Hope everyone has a great week! :)

News: Marcus Sedgwick's White Crow to be made into a movie!!!

Whoa whoa whoa! Stop. What?! This amazing book that gave me bare chills in the middle of Summer, made me feel like I was on the windy cliffs, the sea spray hitting my face along with Rebecca and Ferelith is about to be made into a film that I can go and see in an actual cinema, with my own actual eyes?! Well colour me excited!! This is by far my favourite book Marcus has written yet so I cannot wait to see this! He's a fantastic writer and you should all go and check him out. Notably, White Crow, and his new book, Midwinterblood, which I am actually in the middle of reading (and it's ace - if slightly weird!)

Check out the press release below! (And for those interested, my review of White Crow can be found here!)

Independent financier and production company Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack (KK&P) has secured the rights and will co-finance and co-produce the novel WHITE CROW, written by Marcus Sedgwick. The film will be produced and/or executive produced by Kami Garcia, NYT bestselling co-author of The Beautiful Creatures Series, Mark Morgan (The Twilight Saga), Michael Pollack (Quattrocento) & Brett Hudson (Cloud 9).
WHITE CROW is a psychological thriller that centers on a 16 year-old girl who moves to a sleepy seaside town with a deadly past, and discovers what’s on the other side of death.
KK&P plans to shoot the film in the fall of 2012 on Isle of Man, located within the British Isles.
The author, Marcus Sedgwick, has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Edgar Allan Poe, and the Guardian Children’s Book Prize.
WHITE CROW marks Kami Garcia’s entrance into the world of film and television production. While some Young Adult and Adult authors are currently producing their own novels, Garcia is not only producing her upcoming solo novel Unbreakable: Book 1 in The Legion Series from Little, Brown (also with Mark Morgan and KK&P), but other film and television properties as well.

News: Hunger Games to launch for the adult market in UK!!

Now those who follow me on Twitter will notice that a few weeks ago now, I found some new listings for The Hunger Games trilogy on The Book Depository. Initially I thought they were just going to be the US covers re-launched or something as they had the American look of the previous books (the birds...). Done some snooping (Amazon really...) and found that they were indeed for the UK! And on Friday Scholastic took to Twitter to announce that these are the adult editions set to be released on 1st December. Now I for one love them and shall probably be investing in them... (They'll be my fourth copies as I have the UK ones already out, the US editions in lovely stunning hardback and also have all 3 books on my Kindle... Obsessed much? No!). Check them out in all their stunning glory, below...

Saturday 1 October 2011

Competition: Finished copy of A Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

Competition time folks! This time you can win a stunning hardback copy of Lani Taylor's new book, A Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It was published earlier this weekend has been the subject of some pretty huge and exciting buzz! I have, sitting on my bookcase at present, the lovely said copy of A Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and it is currently looking for a loving home! If you want to be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is fill out the form below, to make sure this copy is loved forever and ever! Isn't it perdy?

Competition closes Friday 7th October, after which the winner will be announced!!