Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (47)

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent MG/YA/NA book related news. I'll post about articles from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. If you would like to follow along with cover reveals during the week, see my Pinterest.

This week's is much shorter since I'm on vacation! No cover reveals or blogger discussion posts listed. Both will be covered in edition 48/next week's rounds.



Publishing:
Rights Report:
(there is another rights report, but since today's bookish rounds will be shorter...)

** MG nonfiction series - Kathleen Krull (exploring various topics in American history. It was pitched as children's guides to the First Ladies, Supreme Court, and more, to follow the publication of a revised and updated edition of her A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights. HarperCollins, winter 2017).

** Enter Title Here - Rahul Kanakia (Pitched as Gossip Girl meets House of Cards, the debut YA story follows over-achiever Reshma Kapoor as she launches a Machiavellian campaign to reclaim her valedictorian status after being caught plagiarizing. Disney-Hyperion, fall 2015).

** Uncommon Magic - R.J. Anderson (...plus an untitled sequel. They star a Veronica Mars-type girl who joins forces with a mystery-loving street boy to solve a murder in a 1930s-style city driven by spell power. Atheneum, fall 2015).

** Save Me, Kurt Kobain - Jenny Manzer (pitched as Where'd You Go, Bernadette for teens. In the debut story, a chance discovery makes a teenage girl believe that not only is Kurt Cobain alive, but that he might be her real father. Delacorte, 2016).

** All We Left Behind -- Ingrid Sundberg (YA debut - For teen couple Marion and Kurt, every kiss unravels memories they would both rather forget, and long-buried secrets threaten to tear them apart. Simon Pulse, spring 2016).

** Cross My Heart - Mari Mancusi (Debut MG - tells the story of an eighth-grade snowboarder who returns to her elite mountain boarding school after an accident nearly destroys her dreams of Olympic gold, and finds herself faced with pressuring parents, frenemies, and first love. Aladdin, late 2015/early 2016).

From Lunch Weekly:

** Stacey Kade's NA debut 738 DAYS, about an abducted teen who, at nineteen, two years after her return home, is still suffering from anxiety and agoraphobia when a publicity stunt throws her together with the former TV heartthrob whose poster was her only friend in captivity, raising the possibility that they might be the only ones who can save each other, to Tor.

** Kate DiCamillo's fourth title in the Tales from Deckawoo Drive series, an older spin off of the Mercy Watson series, featuring the much reviled neighbor as she comes to terms with a surprise gift, that at once maddens and challenges her, and to her chagrin, the gift is nonreturnable, to Candlewick.

** The final installment in the NYT bestselling Sea Breeze series, Abbi Glines' saga with Southern spunk and charm to spare will revisit each of the seven couples featured in previous books and wrap up all those loose ends readers have been puzzling over, to Simon Pulse.

From Last Week:
** Fuzzy Mud - Louis Sachar (In the novel, two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the world. Delacorte Press, July 2015).

** Untitled - Kathy MacMillan (Debut; The first book, which is scheduled for winter 2016, is described as "a sweeping fantasy in the tradition of Megan Whalen Turner and Diana Wynne Jones." It follows a girl from the underclass who is chosen to be one of four in the kingdom to learn the language of the gods, and unwittingly uncovers a secret that goes back to ancient times. HarperTeen).

** Vassa in the Night - Sarah Porter (The first book is a magical, modern-day retelling of the Russian folktale "Vassilisa the Beautiful" that, which according to the publisher, "does for Brooklyn what Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat did for Hollywood." Tor Teen, winter/spring 2016).

** The Shadow Behind the Stars - Rebecca Hahn (in which the youngest of the three Fates tells of the events that lead her and her sisters to leave their isolated island in aid of a mortal girl, only to discover that their quest to save the girl could bring about the end of the world. Atheneum, fall 2015).

** Untitled - Sharon Biggs Waller (A follow-up to her debut YA novel, A Mad, Wicked Folly. This story, set in mid-Victorian England after the Opium Wars, follows 17-year-old Elodie as she travels to the mountains of China seeking a rare orchid to save her family from debtors' prison. Viking, winter 2016).

Not Up Yet:

** Rebecca Podos's debut THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES, pitched as PICTURE ME GONE meets PAPER TOWNS, about the daughter of a bestselling mystery writer, who sets out to find her missing father using the skills she has learned from his books, and -- along the way -- uncovers truths hidden in the loneliness that has marked the family since her mother abandoned them years before, to Balzer & Bray for publication in Spring 2016. <-- From Lunch Weekly.

** Dreama's Worst Nightmare - Trudi Trueit (When an 11-year-old genius gets bumped up two grades into her sister's middle school, the bonds of sisterhood are pushed to their limits. Aladdin's tween imprint, M!X, fall 2015 ).

** How to Capture an Invisible Cat - Paul Tobin (5 book MG series; socially awkward fifth-grade genius Nate Bannister recruits his classmate Delphine to help him reverse one of his many experiments (in this case, a dinosaur-sized, invisible cat) while foiling the schemes of the world's most dastardly organization, The Red Death Tea Society. Bloomsbury, winter 2016; further books will follow every nine-months).

Excerpts: Forget Me - K.A. Harrington, Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins (SO CUTE!), Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas (Creepy!), Caged Warrior - Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Book Trailers: The Girl Who Never Was - Skylar Dorset

AwardsLocus Award Finalists have been announced (Zombie Baseball Beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi // The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black // Homeland, Cory Doctorow // The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson // The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente)

Have you been trying to order a book from Amazon published by Hachette and been dismayed by the shipping estimates? Something unusual may be going on... And in other Amazon news, you can now add books to your cart via a twitter hashtag.

Legend is getting a graphic novel.


If you haven't already heard, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign generated enough response that BookCon has now added a panel to address the issues raised by the campaignCheck out the official press release from the campaign leaders!

If you're interested in a brief recap of some author tours including James Dashner's and Marcus Sedgwick's, see PW's summary here.

Readers have been talking about what the potential results will be of HarperCollins/NewsCorp's acquisition of Harlequin most of the day. What does it mean for libraries, digital readership, international romance readers, and the people who work at both companies?

Oyster Adds 500 Publishers (Subscription e-book service Oyster has announced the addition of about 500 new publisher partners, bringing its library of e-books to more than 500,000 titles. ).

Eoin Colfer, the writer of Artemis Fowl, is the new Children's Laureate.

Cover Reveals:

This week, I am on vacation so I won't be posting cover reveals! Some are up on my Pinterest right now and I'll get more there sometime tomorrow possibly?

My favorites from this week, though, are the redesigned Internment Chronicles covers!


Discussion/Other Blogger Posts:

Entertainment Weekly announced its 5 YA titles to watch out for (and claims that dystopia's over, that the next blockbuster follows in the veins of John Green and Judy Blume).

Beyond "Green" Lit: Books for Fans of John Green.

If you're looking to diversify your shelves with a 2014 debut, here's a list that will help.

The Fault in Our Stars is the most liked trailer in YouTube history.

YA Books on Death: Is young adult fiction becoming too dark? There's an article like this every year...

Epic Reads is asking for your help in making this list: what books changed the way you see the world?

14 YA Survivors We Admire.

Shaq's written a children's book and so have these 6 celebrity authors. I wonder what motivated Shaq to write a children's book? Seems so random...

Study: The Number of Teens Reading for Fun Keeps Declining. And in response to this study, Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used to? and Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books.

Discussion section will not include blogger posts as I've not had much time to myself this week to compile them! Sorry! Check back next week for twice the amount (I'll include this week's in with next week's!). Or also check out the recap post from Oh, The Books! Kelley, Asti, and Leanne are really good at compiling a variety of posts :).

Movies/TV Shows:

Warner Brothers has optioned Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan.

Mae Whitman has been cast as Bianca in Kody Keplinger's THE DUFF and Bella Thorne has been cast as Madison. Ken Jeong has also joined the cast. The movie may be shooting this summer.

Liam Neeson is joining Felicity Jones in Patrick Ness's adaptation of A Monster Calls.

Lots of new The Fault in Our Stars clips! Here's one, a behind the scenes featurette, another, another, and another. Are you excited for the movie?

The Harry Potter spin-off will be released November 18, 2016!

The Riot Club trailer was recently released! I'm surprised sometimes by how many books I hadn't heard of before get made into movies.

Octavia Spencer will be playing Johanna in Insurgent. If you're curious about the reasoning behind splitting Allegiant into two movies, Lionsgate has released a statement.

Eugenie Bondurant joins the cast of Mockingjay Part II as Tigris.

Another Maze Runner promotional image!

Some more Giver stills, including the first look at Taylor Swift in the movie.

Giveaways:

ARC of Second Star - Alyssa Sheinmel. INT, ends 05/18.

ARC of Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend - Katie Finn, INT, 05/29.

Adventures in Children's Publishing giveaways: 05/15, 05/20, 06/01.

Congratulate Jen & April at The Starry-Eyed Revue for the blog turning 3 years old! Prize pack 1 and prize pack 2 and prize pack 3 and prize pack 4 and prize pack 5, US only, 05/30.

Giveaways listed at Saturday Situation by Lori of Pure Imagination and Candace of Candace's Book Blog.

Don't forget to enter YABC's giveaways for the month.

Sci-fi and Fantasy Friday {SF/F Reviews and Giveaways}.

May YA Lit new releases, INT, ends 05/31.

May giveaways from Scholastic.

Several prize packs to celebrate Candace's new site. US only, 05/22.

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart, CA only, 05/16.

Compulsion - Martina Boone + YA book, US/CA only, 06/01.

#DiversifyYourShelves from a select list by Gillian of Writer of Wrongs, US only.

Other:

New ReleasesEverything Leads to You - Nina LaCourBloodwitch (Maev'ra Trilogy #1) - Amelia Atwater-RhodesRebel (Reboot #2) - Amy TinteraSecond Star - Alyssa B. SheinmelThe Secrets of Lily Graves - Sarah StrohmeyerBroken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts #1) - Katie FinnRaging Star (Dust Lands #3) - Moira YoungSearching for Sky - Jillian CantorWe Were Liars - e. lockhartOf Neptune (Syrena Legacy #3) - Anna BanksSigned, Skye Harper - Carol Lynch WilliamsNantucket Red (Nantucket #2) - Leila HowlandRenegade (MILA 2.0 #2) - Debra DrizaGirl in Reverse - Barbara StuberFree to Fall - Lauren MillerThe Lovely and the Lost (Dispossessed #2) - Page MorganThe Sound - Sarah AldersonThe A-Word - Joy PrebleLife by Committee - Corey Ann HayduSubway Love - Nora Raliegh Baskin

Recent Recommended Reads: You can read my mini review of We Were Liars - E. Lockhart (I can see why everyone is raving about this novel. I'll do my best to talk about it without spoiling any of the elements crucial to maintaining the suspense.). I'm on vacation right now so I actually haven't read anything else! I hope y'all have been having a good reading week though :).

Which articles did you like best? Did I miss any news? Did you host a cover reveal or discussion that I should have posted about? A giveaway? Leave the links, and I'll either edit this post or post about 'em next week.

15 comments:

  1. I really liked A Mad, Wicked Folly so I'll definitely be reading the author's next book (and it sounds really interesting). And Stacey Kade's NA debut has piqued my interest. Great post, as usual! ~Pam

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    1. I've heard such great things about that book! It's on my wishlist for that reason :O. I hope you enjoy her next book as well as Stacey Kade's NA book!

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  2. I'm still five installments of Bookish Rounds behind, but I had to say: more R.J. Anderson! Yipee! I fell in love with her in Ultraviolet and Quicksilver.

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    1. I'm behind on comments. Very, very behind. And AHHH I still need to read Ultraviolet - I remember a lot of bloggers raving over Anderson's work... now you too :O :O

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  3. Shopping by hashtag? DANGEROUS!!

    FUCK ME Sedgwick is going to HOUSTON but not DALLAS? Oh, I am rage.

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    1. So dangerous. As if I don't already buy enough books.

      And ahhh, maybe you'll be able to drive over? :(

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  4. Oh my gosh! New R.J. Anderson?!? Very excited for that.
    Those newly redesigned Lauren DeStefano covers are fantastic.
    Gosh, Entertainment Weekly, I sure hope dystopia fiction isn't over. lol It's my favorite!
    I have been living under a rock. An adaptation of A Monster Calls is happening? WOW. This is why I love these posts of yours. <3

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    1. You too, eh? Man I need to get on reading Ultraviolet...

      YES, aren't they? I don't think I've seen a single cover of hers that has turned me away... Love them all!

      Hahahah, really? Dystopian fiction is probably only slightly above science fiction for me - tend to have bad luck with both :P. But I hope you'll still have your steady stream!

      Yes, potentially! Lots of adaptations have started to spring up, probably because Divergent showed YA can get another franchise...

      :) I'm glad you like them! They take so long o.o

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  5. So you like the redesigns from Internment chronicles? I really don't care about it..

    Vassa In The Night; ohhhhhhh *adds*

    I'm so excited for the Harry Potter spin-off <3

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    1. really??? I haven't read those books so I don't care too much, but I love the colors. I love their symbolic simplicity, the stark black and white paired with the colored design in the back, matched the color. The easy to read title and author name. How *different* these look from other YA titles and how this would definitely catch my eye in a bookstore.

      ME TOO ME TOO ME TOO. I'm going to read the book it's based off soon... can't wait to return to HP world :)

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  6. I've heard such great things about that book! It's on my wishlist for that reason :O. I hope you enjoy her next book as well as Stacey Kade's NA book!

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  7. I'm behind on comments. Very, very behind. And AHHH I still need to read Ultraviolet - I remember a lot of bloggers raving over Anderson's work... now you too :O :O

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  8. So dangerous. As if I don't already buy enough books.

    And ahhh, maybe you'll be able to drive over? :(

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  9. You too, eh? Man I need to get on reading Ultraviolet...

    YES, aren't they? I don't think I've seen a single cover of hers that has turned me away... Love them all!

    Hahahah, really? Dystopian fiction is probably only slightly above science fiction for me - tend to have bad luck with both :P. But I hope you'll still have your steady stream!

    Yes, potentially! Lots of adaptations have started to spring up, probably because Divergent showed YA can get another franchise...

    :) I'm glad you like them! They take so long o.o

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  10. really??? I haven't read those books so I don't care too much, but I love the colors. I love their symbolic simplicity, the stark black and white paired with the colored design in the back, matched the color. The easy to read title and author name. How *different* these look from other YA titles and how this would definitely catch my eye in a bookstore.

    ME TOO ME TOO ME TOO. I'm going to read the book it's based off soon... can't wait to return to HP world :)

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