Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (7)

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent YA book-related news. I'll post about articles I've read from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. For more information, visit the first CMtBR post.

Publishing Industry:

Rights Report for this week:
  • Undertow by Michael Buckley (YA series - undersea warriors and modern-day Coney Island, spring 2015)
  • Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split by Anica Rissi (MG debut series, summer 2015)
  • Forever Free by Winifred Conkling (MG nonfiction - largest slave escape in U.S. history, spring 2015)
  • The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr (picture book on loss, separation, and learning to heal via pet fish POV, spring 2015)
  • Altered: The Beginning by Jennifer Rush (a digital original prequel to YA Altered series, fall 2013)
  • Finding Winnie by author Lindsay Mattick and illustrator Sophie Blackall (picture book that delivers the true story of the bear that inspired author A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh character, fall 2015)
  • Gilded by Robert Venditti (MG series - alien invasion, May 2015)
  • Dogs Are People Too by Dave Coverly (dog themed cartoon book, fall 2014)

No link to the rights report for this one, but I'd seen a few tweets on it just being added to GR - YA summer 2014 debut from Harper Teen: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley.

YALSA Nominations for 2014 have been posted. Are your favorites there?

NPR: 100 Must Reads for kids 9-14.

The coolest kids bookstore in the world. WHO SAYS THAT'S ONLY FOR KIDS? (Can I go there now?)

If you're eagerly anticipating the City of Bones movie adaptation, School Library Journal has some recommendations of similar books you can read in the meantime.

Speak fans, guess what? The book is being adapted into a graphic novel.

You interested in The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas? The book trailer was recently released.

Excited for The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon? She's doing a Google Hangout on August 29th if you're interested. Also, here's an excerpt.

Throne of Glass fans: there's an exclusive scene, The Assassin and the Princess, out just for you. Part I, Part II, and Part III too. There's also an interactive feature for the world here, and don't forget to turn in your receipt for your Crown of Midnight preorder here.

The title of the fifth Bloodlines book will be revealed as soon as the Facebook page reaches 70,000 likes. Looks like soon. Maybe. Possibly. And while I was sniffing out Richelle Mead and Vampire Academy (movie) news, I learned that the movie trailer will go live this month along with chapter 2 of The Fiery Heart.

Curious about Frozen? Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston on husband and wife collaboration.

And how about the much-hyped All Our Yesterdays? The first webisode was released.

Look! The first eight chapters of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown are now available too.

Cover Reveals:

*Note: the cover for Altered (in the Crewel trilogy) is being revealed today on Xpresso Reads.
*Note: the title and cover for the third Shatter Me book will be revealed tomorrow at the MTV hollywoodcrush blog.

Discussions/Other Fun Blogger Posts:

Some interesting articles I came across this week on diversity: Natalie Whipple on media exposure and diversity, and an older blog post from Ellen Oh on being a POC author. Stormy C. at Book Blog Bake also talks about the need for other perspectives.

Sex in YA fiction--appropriate or no? One mother apparently described a masturbation scene in Diary of a Part-Time Indian as "Fifty Shades of Grey for kids." Meg and Chri at Ink Skies also discussed this very topic with a blogger panel. Meanwhile, Willa at Willa's Ramblings responds to the original PW article on the Diary of a Part-Time Indian by presenting a compelling case against banning books.

Looking for a YA book discussing faith? The Compulsive Reader has compiled a helpful list of recommendations.

How do you think publishers could improve in their interactions with bloggers?

Jen at The Starry-Eyed Revue discusses the problem of her reading schedule and wanting to read everything. Meanwhile, Mel at the Daily Prophecy talks about the problems we readers face: misguided conceptions of us and reading, recommendations, and more, Eve at the Paper Sanctuary expresses her hatred of being interrupted while reading, and Debby at Snuggly Oranges discusses ARC Envy.

Reem of I Read and Tell has categorized us readers into different types. Which do you fall under?

Cayce at Fighting Dreamer wants to know how you came up with your blog name.

Do you have reading or writing quirks? Gillian at Writer of Wrongs wants to know about them. Meanwhile, Leanne at Literary Excursion wants to know whether you have a bedtime reading ritual.

Alise at Readers in Wonderland defends the value of DNF reviews.

Asti at The Bookish Heart is currently having some troubles with second book syndrome. Lauren at Books, Tea, & Me is also having trouble, but instead with her childhood favorites.

Kat at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog wants to know when a YA blogger crosses the line.

Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads discusses the compulsion to buy more books. Lauren at Lose Time Reading instead has the compulsion to borrow too many books from the library. Helen at My Novel Opinion also wants to know how you deal with your TBR pile.

Eve at the Paper Sanctuary is wondering whether zombies are the next big hit in YA lit.

Jenn at A Glo-Worm Reads wants to know if you cave into hype. Very appropriate, with all the movie adaptations coming up o.O. Here's one response to the hype machine monster: Amanda at On a Book Bender is striking "must-read" from her vocabulary

Christine at Oh, Chrys! names her favorite Shakespeare adaptations and invites you to do the same. Christine also made a really interesting infographic for authors to use when determining whether they are being bullied.

Book Girls Don't Cry: They Vent - Last week, the topic from AmyGiselle, and Jenni was how they read reviews. Leigh at Little Book Star, meanwhile, discussed what she doesn't like to see in a review.

Jenni of Alluring Reads lists the top ten books she should have read by now.

Meanwhile, Lisa at Read.Breathe.Relax wants to see more of these books. Agreed, especially #2 & 6.

Have you considered moving to Wordpress? Ashley at Nose Graze has a great how-to guide and shows you how to track statistics. Trish at Between the Lines has some great tips for marketing your blog and increasing those stats.

Movies/T.V. Shows:

Mireille Enos will play Mia's mom in the If I Stay adaptation.

Susannah Grant has been hired to write the adaptation for The 5th Wave movie adaptation.

Excited for The Mortal Instruments movie? A new clip was recently featured.

Meryl Streep will play the Chief Elder in The Giver adaptation.

For those wondering about The Book Thief adaptation: LA Times is wondering whether the movie will be a sleeper hit with its prime Oscar nomination November 15 release date. But here's a first look at Geoffrey Rush in the movie and at how Sophie Nelisse landed her role.

The Spectacular Now adaptation is the best reviewed movie of the year on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ender's Game fans: a new clip was released.

The Gallagher Girls books were optioned.

As was Artemis Fowl.

And Liv, Forever.

And hey, here's John Green to talk about the latest on The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation.


Celebrate with Judith from Paper Riot: her blog has turned 1-year-old. INT, ends August 31st.

Celebrate with the lovely Chessie Zappia on Ask Again Later German rights being sold: she's giving away some truly awesome ARCs. Enter TODAY before it ends!

Summer Road trip giveaway alert! 35 blogs participating, and the giveaways end August 12th.

The weekly giveaway at Children's Publishing. Ends August 9th at 6:00 p.m.

ARC of Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill. Ends August 31st.

Graceling, Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, and Crewel. Ends August 15th.

For UK readers, Chapter5Books is giving away 50 copies of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Tor's August Grab Bag Sweepstakes.

For those of who you still wanted an ARC of Horde: here. Ends August 11th.

Have you seen all the different Infinityglass release celebratory giveaways? One (Ends August 13), two (August 20), three (August 13), four (August 19), and five (August 21).

Andye at Reading Teen is also hosting a Summer Giveaway of ARCs & non-ARCs. Ends TODAY. 


Most Featured Book: I'm seeing three different books get a lot more attention recently. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (my review coming Friday for those interested!), Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (my review coming Tuesday for those interested!). These three seem to be the big hype-masters of August (besides The Beginning of Everything), and I enjoyed and recommend all three!

Recent Recommended Read: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. There are so many other books to read, but when I got approved for it via Netgalley, I may have #squeed and then read through the night. If any of you have read--would love to discuss. If you haven't, get ready for Ronan's tale! Other than that, the latest book would be The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

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.


  1. Ooh I'd be all over that kid's library! So colorful! And yes. Masturbation in TATDoaPTI. Crazy, right? Because as far as everyone knows, no teen boy ever masturbates. That'd just be SHOCKING! (Whoops, not sure where this sarcasm came from.)

    And you know, people are always talking about how crazy they think my recaps are every week with all my links, but to me THIS is crazy. I can keep up with the blogosphere, but movies/tv shows, cover reveals, and the publishing industry? Dang girl. You got it all!

  2. Those Kids Bookstores are so cool and colorful. Put some YA books on the shelves as well and I'm totally choosing it over any other bookstores. Wow, that All Our Yesterdays is pretty good. I look forward to reading it even more so now!. :)

    And what Asti said, your Bookish Rounds are CRAZY!!! I don't know how you're doing it, but I'm impressed. Seriously impressed!

  3. I don't think I'll read Altered's prequel. As soon as I saw the news, I felt.. icky of sorts. I'm not up to read a romance sizzling between Sam and Anna's sister. Sorry, but it's just wayyy too weird. The mystery of the branch and whatnot may be interesting though. I'm more intrigued about Nick's book which is supposedly published after Erased.

    OOOHHHH shiiiiiizzzz!!!! I so want to see VA's trailer. I didn't know about that! WANT WANT WANT!

    Love the contemporary cover reveals. I'm a contemporary junkie:) Especially New Adult. lollls

    I want to watch the latest clip of TMI so bad, but I think that.. if I watch all the clips as I have done so far, I end up hating the movie because I've seen so much of it already. So I'm staying away. :( booo!

    The amazingness that is Maggie Stiefvater! Love her, love The Raven Boys and I want The Dream Thieves so so so bad. Ronan is my favorite out of all four MC-s even though I'm intrigued by Gansey a bunch, Glad you enjoyed it, sweetie!

  4. I really like the premise for Undertow! I added it on Goodreads as soon as I discovered it. I just hope it turns out to be as good as it sounds.

    I also just saw the new covers for Crewel and Altered and I absolutely HATE them. I'm usually not someone who minds cover changes too much (I have far too many mismatched sets for it to really bother me) but I loved the original look and can't stand the new one. It's a shame they had to have a redesign.

    Thanks as always for sharing! I don't know how you keep track of all of these. :)

  5. Lol. I love the sarcasm, Asti. I haven't read TATDoaPTI, but everything you wrote seems quite valid to me :). And it does take awhile, up to four hours or more sometimes, but I do like keeping up with publishing news. The thing I lament most is gathering blogger discussion posts and knowing I won't have the time to comment on them all.

  6. Ha, here's the trick. Since it's so far away, I'll bring my YA books and camp out there until I run out :). And yes! All Our Yesterdays is definitely one of the more hyped titles, and I'm going to feature it and the webisode among other things tomorrow! And and and thank you :).

  7. OOH YEAHH!! I forgot about that part of the book. Lol, spoiler tag Siiri :P. If I hadn't read the book... Ooh, wait, each of the boys gets their own book? So Erased is someone else's besides Sam's?

    YES I KNOW. I SAW THAT AND WAS LIKE WHY. Why, teaser tweets, why!

    lol. Most of the cover reveals I do seem to actually catch are of NA contemps :).

    You'll hate the movie if you see more clips of it? Wait, why???

    Ooh yay! I hope you get to enjoy Ronan's tale then :). He's not my fave of the bunch but I did like his take on things too.

  8. Sam, I saw that and marveled. You always seem to have these books already marked on your TBR before anyone else. I'm in awe o.O. I hope Undertow works out for you!

    Really? You hate the covers? I like the original look more, but I don't know that I hate the new look either :O.

    And thank you :).

  9. I really need to read The Spectacular Now soon before the movie. It sounds fantastic! I had NO IDEA The 5th Wave was being made into a movie... bad ass it will be, definitely. I can't wait to dive into The Dream Thieves. Soon!

  10. I need a trip to that bookstore! Great round up, I'm excited that The 5th Wave will be a movie. Fingers crossed that they do it justice. Enjoy The Dream Thieves, have to admit I'm insanely jealous!!
    Thanks for linking in my marketing post <3

  11. Thank you so much for sharing my cover reveal! <3 It is greatly appreciated. :)

  12. Thanks so much for sharing my discussion post, it's much appreciated :D I love your "wrap ups" because they include the entire "community"... books, movies, EVERYTHING. I missed so many of these posts around the blogosphere in the past few weeks!

  13. Hahahaha, omg, I didn't realize I would have spoiled it. I don't know why I assumed you've read it. Oops, thank goodness I didn't spoil anything O.o Ah, no. Erase is Anna, Sam and the boys. And um.. Afterwards there'll be a book about Nick (I don't know if it'll be before/after Altered/Erased.) The fans all love Nick so Jen decided to write a book about him + she has said that she is also intrigued about him. I'm all 'yayyyy' because I'm one of those.. fangirls of sorts lol

    LOL I haven't even read it. I have heard about Warner's novella so much though that I don't think I need to read it. I just think that.. if it wasn't for that novella, I know for a fact that some people wouldn't have turned all 'oh, Warner is so misunderstood, my poor baby, come, let me make you okay, I love you' --no joke! I've seen in so many reviews that 'I thought he was a massmurderer, but now I understand why he kills people and rules with fear and I just want to hug him' I mean.. If a rapist rapes a person because he/she was raped when younger, is it okay? He/she only did it because one was hurt etc. I know that um.. child molesters usually do things because it was done to them. So does that make it right? Just because Warner is hot and has daddy issues and is emotionally unstable, doesn't mean that it's okay that he freaking kills people. Ahh.. ok, I'm going to stop here, it's just.. I've talked so much about this with co-bloggers and most of the people whom I have the same taste in books with agree that if he turned out to be the second coming of Jesus Christ by the end of the series, he'd still be the person who killed a bunch of other people and tortured them as well. It's.. yeah. lol if you do like him though, that's okay, we all have different tastes, my brain just doesn't ... understand his misunderstood persona lol :D

    Um.. let's put it this way. I went to see Now You See Me (I kinda figured out who the main magician was though :D LOL I had my doubts, but that person was my first guess) and I had just seen the trailer that morning 2 times in a row and later that day my best friend asked me to go to movies and see it. It was awesome, but if I hadn't seen the trailer, I would have liked it more because I saw so many things in that trailer and I felt like I had already seen when I was watching the movie and it wasn't so exciting. I don't think I'll hate the movie, but I'll definitely not enjoy myself that much if I watch all the clips beforehand. + I've seen the original trailers a thousand times so I don't want to risk seeing that much a few weeks before the movie comes out :D

    Ronan's awesome! We don't know that much about him so I hope to see something new and understand him a little better. What he did for Adam just made me like him even more. I can't wait to read The Dream Thieves:)

  14. Forever Free sounds interesting, but isn't on GR yet. Not sold on the others on brief synopsis alone, though some could potentially be great!

    UGH, NO. I hate when novels are adapted into graphic novels. I love graphic novels, but making your book into one is a huge sign of selling out. Doing a graphic novel prequel, sequel or companion is fine, but doing the exact same story but a graphic novel never turns out well. I mean, just look at the authors who have done that: James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, Melissa de la Cruz, Cecily Von Ziegesar, whoever wrote Hush, Hush...

  15. These posts are amazing! Ooh, gotta go check out the Crewel/Altered covers. I really liked the old Crewel cover, so I hope I like them….

  16. I had no idea The Spectacular Now was a book until I saw all the buzz for the movie. You and I should do a read-along for the book :). I hope the 5th Wave will be an awesome movie--maybe that will get me to actually read the copy by my bed o.O. YAY, hope you enjoy the Dream Thieves!!

  17. Definitely. The book trailers were pretty cool, so hopefully the 5th Wave movie will be just as awesome :). (And hopefully I'll get around to reading the book before then o.O). TDT is almost out! Not for long :). And of course!!

  18. No problem! It's a beautiful cover :). Thanks for stopping by my blog too--that is also appreciated!

  19. We should, that'd be fun!

  20. Thank you, Lauren! I try to include the entire community, even if it takes longer to post. What I lament most is that I don't get a chance to comment on everything here due to time constraints o.O. Hope you enjoyed the links!

  21. Right?? I think that's what I dislike most about these round-up posts. Those books have been announced for maybe 5 days? but they still don't have GR links. The few ones that do are usually YA (GR's YA community, I suppose) or *really* huge titles. Even the ones with established authors and illustrators are a bit late in coming up.

    Lol. Becca FItzpatrick wrote Hush, Hush ;P. I'm surprised you don't remember just because she seems to be on a lot of blurbs. Graphic novels can be cool mediums for people who wouldn't normally read the book, though. I sent my friend a graphic novel of one of the ones that got adapted - VA - and she really liked the book and wanted more. She finds it hard to concentrate on regular novels, so it was good to have an alternative. But for the rest of us who've already read the books, meh...

  22. Woot, woot! Thanks, Jen :). Hope you liked the new covers. They're interesting, if not my favorites. The colors are really great.

  23. Nope, but I've scoped it out and my library has a copy at least.

  24. Lol, I did read it. Reviewed it too, somewhere. It's really awesome when authors are receptive to fans like that. I hope the Nick book lives up to your expectations and theirs :).

    Ah, Warner. I think he's a seriously screwed up person, and it's definitely okay what he's done, and he and Juliette should not end up together, but I do like him as a villain or antihero. I don't have the same reactions as those people but I do understand the wanting of redemption for certain people. For them to be better people, though Warner's list of crimes is huge... It'll be interesting to see where the author takes him in IM.

    Oh, yeahhh. Trailer clips can take away some of the power of when you're actually watching them in the movie. They make the scenes purposefully look awesome and then sometimes they just don't live up to expectation in reality.

    YAY!! TDT is coming soon for youuuu and TBD :).

  25. Do you want to read it soon? Let me know a date, and let's become GR friends so we can work it out there :).

  26. Gosh I'm super behind so August might not work... would you be cool waiting till September? I should be caught up by then. :)

  27. Yes!! September definitely works :).

  28. Awesome! It's a date. :D

  29. Thanks for the shoutout!! Love this feature :)

  30. Thanks for linking to me! :) I just saw that The Burning Sky trailer, and if I wasn't excited before, I totally am now. I know I just said that they're useless as promotional material, but there are exceptions. :P Oh, I just DL'd the audio for The Spectacular Now based on a review I saw of the movie and book...can't wait to start that one.

  31. You make me want to watch it now and I already read the book. Okay, I just did, and that was a good trailer. I love the music and that they presented the characters as being in a partnership. Plus the script for it was good.

    Wait, when are you listening to The Spectacular Now? Soon? Bonnie and I are going to do a read-along in September for it--you should join!


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