Thursday, August 7, 2014

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (51)

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.

Helloooo! That's right. I'm ALMOST back to normal posting on this blog. Hope you enjoy this week's edition xx.

Rights Report 
+ another
  • Awake - Natasha Preston (YA novel tells the story of Scarlett Garner, who doesn't remember anything before the age of five when her house burned down around her, or know that her biological parents are the leaders of a cult and now want her back. It will pub in fall 2015; Sourcebooks Fire). 
  • After the Fall - Kate Hart (Debut YA tells the story of a girl who refuses to play the damsel in distress, even in the face of sexual assault, and the boy who has always hoped to rescue her, until she seeks comfort in his brother's arms and a terrible accident changes everything. Publication is scheduled for fall 2016; Farrar, Straus, & Giroux). 
  • Rabbit in the Moon - Terry Farish (This tale of first love features Sofie, the 16-year-old daughter of a Cambodian immigrant and a Scottish fisherman, and a young army medic back from Afghanistan, exploring themes of intergenerational trauma and the immigrant experience. Publication is set for fall 2015; Carolrhoda Lab).
Simon & Schuster has acquired Strays from their self-publishing platform.

From Last Week:
  • The Ghost of Goldenrod - Jane O'Reilly (MG debut tells of a girl who moves with her father to a mysterious and remote old house, and finds herself caught up in secrets of the past that are surprisingly the key to her own future. Publication is scheduled for spring 2016; Egmont).
All the others had not yet been posted, and having weeks pass, I’m giving up on looking for them in the next editions. These books, from this week, has not yet been posted either:
  • Burning Midnight - Will McIntosh (In the science fiction YA thriller, four poor urban teens must cross North America and back, locked in a race against a billionaire CEO to puzzle out the location of the “midnight blue” – a rare and powerful collectible. Publication is set for spring 2016; Delacorte).
  • Inventing Mongo - Aaron Reynolds (MG graphic novel series stars a cave-boy inventor entering the awkward stage of early adulthood. Publication is scheduled for summer 2016; Viking).
  • Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell - Toni Gallagher (The debut tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who receives a voodoo doll that’s meant to be used for good, but she figures out a loophole for making bad things happen to others in order to increase her popularity. It’s scheduled for 2015; Random House).
  • Interference - Kay Honeyman (Billed as a cross between Friday Night Lights and Jane Austen's Emma. In the novel, Kate Hamilton, a Congressman's daughter raised on political campaigns and power plays, tries to use her political savvy to right the wrongs she finds in a small West Texas town. Arthur A. Levine Books).
  • Chloe in India - Kate Darnton (A coming-of-age story about 11-year-old Chloe Jones, whose family moves from Boston to Delhi, where Chloe must navigate the waters of her new prep school while India is undergoes its own dramatic social changes. Publication is planned for spring 2016; Delacorte).
  • Chatelaine: The Thirteenth Charm - Janet Fox (MG debut; It's a mystery that asks the question: would you rather spend World War II trapped in an eerie Scottish castle with a ghost or with a Nazi spy? The book is slated for winter 2016; Viking).
    Publisher’s Lunch:
    • Jeff Garvin's SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN, in which a 16-year-old gender fluid teen starts an anonymous blog to deal with hostility from classmates and tension at home; when the blog goes viral, a storm of media attention threatens the protagonist's anonymity, to Balzer & Bray, for publication in Winter 2016.
    Excerpts: Mortal Danger - Ann Aguirre (chpt 1), Short story to accompany it: The Girl in the Gray Sweatshirt - Ann Aguirre, Trial by Fire - Josephine Angelini, The Bridge from Me to You - Lisa Schroeder, I’ll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson

    Book trailers: The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco, Exquisite Captive - Heather Demetrios, The Merciless

    Interviews: The Young World - Chris Weitz, Four: A Divergent Collection - Veronica Roth, The Secret Sky - interview with the editor, Jill Santopolo, Lois Lowry

    Awards: North Carolina School Library Media Association YA book award, Big Library Read (surveymonkey & you can vote for the title), Amazon Best Book of the Month

    John Scalzi does a good analysis of the Amazon/Hachette situation up till July 30 here. And now PW has another: so, over 900 authors have signed an open letter to Amazon. And on that front, Google and Barnes & Noble are now fighting Amazon as a team with a new, speedy delivery system for books. Another article on Amazon and its e-book numbers, and one writer ponders Building a Better Amazon and what that e-book store would look like.

    These romance writers ditched their publishers for ebooks — and made millions. So, indie vs. self vs. traditional. Maybe there won’t be as much of a stigma in the future.

    A really beautiful essay from Nina LaCour on a lot of things, including her inspiration for and struggle with Everything Leads to You, and titled “Love Can Be Simple.”

    Fierce Reads has announced its Fall tour line-up - are any of the authors headed your way?

    #WeNeedDiverseBooks has a new website to accompany its new transition from hashtag to incorporation as a non-profit.

    Author of the Bloody Jack series, L.A. Meyer passed away. Here’s PW’s obituary.

    Have you ever been curious what it’s like for an author to tour? Here’s a blog post to explain.

    Holly Black will be writing the next Doctor Who book.

    The Most Anticipated books of the fall, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Are you planning on reading any of these?

    Did you celebrate #EstherDay on the 3rd?

    Women who have changed the world -- and guess who’s on there?! How COOL.

    Cover Reveals:

    Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling (new UK covers; Sept. 1st)
    The Walls around Us - Nova Ren Suma
    The Way We Bared Our Souls - Willa Strayhorn
    Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy
    The Terrible Two - Mac Barnett & Jory John
    Trylle: The Complete Trilogy - Amanda Hocking
    Paperback Edition of The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
    Kissing Frogs - Alisha Sevigny
    Date with a Rockstar - Sarah Gagnon
    Even When You Lie to Me - Jessica Alcott
    Beastkeeper - Cat Hellisen
    Stone in the Sky (Tin Star Sequel) - Cecil Castellucci
    Shadow Falls The Next Chapter: Includes Taken at Dusk and Whispers at Moonrise - C. C. Hunter
    Spirit Animals #6: Rise & Fall - Eliot Schrefer
    Night Sky, Book 1 by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann
    Earth & Sky - Megan Crewe
    Happenstance - Jamie McGuire
    Breaker - Emma Raveling
    Voices of the Sea - Bethany Masone Harar
    The Body Electric - Beth Revis
    Anywhere but Paradise - Anne Bustard
    Fortune Cookie - Cathy Cassidy
    Made For You UK/Aus cover - Melissa Marr
    The Edge of You - Theresa DaLayne
    Better When He’s Bold - Jay Crownover
    Deception's Pawn - Esther Friesner
    Trashy - Cambria Hebert
    By Way of Accident - Laura Miller
    Duplicity - N.K. Traver
    In the Rearview - Maria Ann Green
    Undeniable Love - Kelly Elliott
    Again - Lisa Burstein
    Cinder & Ella - Kelly Oram
    Within these Walls - J.L. Berg
    Her Destiny - Monica Murphy
    After the Rain - Renee Carlino
    Falling for Fate - Caisey Quinn
    The Upside of Love - Sandi Lynn
    Beautiful Illusions - Addison Moore
    Miles from kara - Melissa West
    Lost to Me - Jamie Blair
    Shelter Me - Kathy Coopmans
    Finding Eden - Mia Sheridan
    Playing by the Rules - D’Ann Burrow

    Forgot to include:
    Heartlines - Nicole Maggi
    Silence - Deborah Lytton

    Discussion/Other Fun Blogger Posts:

    Which Harry Potter Secondary Character Are You? Ah, Buzzfeed quizzes. Haven’t taken this one yet, myself, as I wonder if I’d subconsciously manipulate it to get Hermione? What were your results?

    The two books every Harry Potter fan should read. Makes a good case for why we should read the Cormoran Strike novels, and I have to admit, I am curious.

    YA authors sort their characters into Hogwarts houses! I must admit, I was actually surprised by a few which just goes to show author v. reader interpretations don’t always line up :).

    An inspiring, heartfelt piece from the winner of the Penguin Teen Summer Reading Contest.

    12 Quotes to describe you and your BFF. Yes.

    When Life Gets in the Way of Reading. Oh, you mean, something like this? You could be like me, and pretend you’re working while you’re actually reading Outlander. Whoops. Don’t tell anyone. ;)

    12 YA Books for the Open Road -- I actually thought there were a lot more road trip YA books than this. Although maybe there are and this just doesn’t mention them.

    What are YA books? And who is reading them? Sometimes I forget that some people don’t even know what YA means (some people have read my blog title as ‘ya’ instead of Young Adult). But then I also remember that I met a BEA reader who didn’t know what “shipping” meant, so…

    3 Ways to Choose What YA Novel to Read Next.

    I probably posted this last time but the most anticipated books of August! I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO ISLA. I have been waiting for this book for a while. *insert dreamy sigh*

    Kids Books Would Clearly Be Better with Guns in Them, claims … guess who.

    10 Things I’ve Learned from Being the New Kid in High School -- you think this is adequately covered in YA novels?

    The 10 Most Fashionable Literary Characters. Which YA characters make the list?

    And this is why J.K. Rowling will always be the best. The Dumbledore letter.

    Lionsgate finds a new young adult novel to split into two movies. I was trying to convince my roommate to listen to the Hunger Games & Divergent - see what he thought, so I could recommend him other books - and mentioned the last movies of each. “Oh, is that a new thing?” he asked re: the last book being split in two. Probably.

    Groundbreaking Young Adult Novel Features Protagonist Who’s a Bit of a Loner. Lol. Oh, The Onion.

    Things Book Addicts Say. This is life.

    62 of the world’s most beautiful libraries and the world’s coolest bookstores - please take me there kthx.

    ** Rachel at Parajunkee: Blogging Platforms Pros and Cons
    ** Ashley at Nose Graze: How to Use Font Awesome in Lists
    ** Ashley at Nose Graze: The Best Way to Sort Review Archives
    ** Ashley at Nose Graze: 3 Useful Tools for Choosing Your Blog Name

    Blogging & Bloggers:
    ** Trish at Between My Lines: Why Memes Are Not Evil Incarnate
    ** Rinn at Rinn Reads: Scheduling Posts
    ** Genevieve at The Reading Shelf: The Pros and Cons of Scheduling Posts
    ** Cassie at Books with Cass: On Being Meticulous with Time
    ** Mel at The Daily Prophecy: Do You Comment on Older Posts?
    ** Ashley at Nose Graze: Which Do You Love More: Reading or Blogging?
    ** Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide: Balancing Dual Lives

    Recommendations, Reviews, Authors, Ratings, ARCs, Covers:
    ** Angie at Angela’s Anxious Life: Harry Potter UK Covers
    ** Emz at Icy Cold Reads: Cover Quotes / Blurbs
    ** Stephanie at These Paper Hearts: Authors Who Venture into Other Age Groups

    ** Bec at Readers in Wonderland: When I’m Not Reading: Gaming Edition
    ** Nuzaifa at Say It With Books: You, me, and a cup of coffee
    ** Cayce at Fighting Dreamer: Come with me to K-Drama Land
    ** Charlotte at Gypsy Reviews: You Don’t Speak for Me - The Ban on Books
    ** Alice-Jane at Crazy Red Pen: Lessons Learned from a Stink Eye

    The Experience:
    ** Sarah at Workaday Reads: Do Reading Challenges Make You Feel More Productive?
    ** Pamela at Reading Is Fun Again: Reading Slumps
    ** Mitchii at Aeropapers: Here I Go! Operation: Rekindle
    ** Cait at Notebooks Sisters: What If Book Genres Were Pizza?
    ** Rachel at Parajunkee: How to Spot an Illiterate...
    ** Josephine at Word Revel: Never Without a Book, Always a Book in My Bag
    ** Jennifer at Live to Read, Love to Read: A Book for Every Occasion

    The TBR & Bookshelves:
    ** Annie at the Runaway Reader: Interrogating My Bookshelf
    ** Bekka at Great Imaginations: TBR Management
    ** Terri at Starlight Book Reviews: Keeping a Tidy TBR

    Trends & Terms:
    ** Jen at YA Romantics: A Whole Lot of Witches
    ** Hannah at the Irish Banana Review: What is a serial?
    ** Christina at A Reader of Fictions: Is This Real Life or Is This Just Fantasy?
    ** Charlotte at Thoughts and Pens: Princesses

    Specific Books & Series:
    ** Jamie at the Perpetual Page-Turner: The Summer I Fell Head Over Heels in Love with Fantasy Because of One Series
    ** Jamie at the Perpetual Page-Turner: Operation Make Myself Suck Less at Series
    ** Shannelle at The Art of Escapism: Ten Reasons to Read Stephanie Perkins’s Books

    Books IRL:
    ** Becca at Pivot Book Reviews: Is Bullying in Books Unrealistic to You?
    ** Lesley Marie at Books and Beautiful: Fictional Worlds Enhance Our World

    ** Lauren at Love Is Not a Triangle: Things I Don’t Like about Love Triangles (6)
    ** Lauren at Love Is Not a Triangle: The Standard Romance Plot
    ** Ana at Read Me Away: Love Interests in Dreams
    ** Pam at [YA]Escape From Reality: What Do You Consider Instalove?

    Book to Movie Adaptations:
    ** Debby at Snuggly Oranges: No, I Don’t Have to Go See That YA Movie Adaptation
    ** Lisa at Read. Breathe. Relax.: 2015 Young Adult Book to Movie Adaptations to Watch Out For 

    Movies/T.V. Shows/Adaptations:

    Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to “The Day the Crayons Quit,” a bestselling picture book.

    And the director of Frozen is now helping with the A Wrinkle in Time adaptation.

    And Lionsgate will be adapting Down a Dark Hill, with Stephenie Meyer's company set to produce.

    Are you headed to see the Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief musical this summer?

    Paper Towns has been moved up to July 2015, Miss Peregrine back to 2016. Miss Peregrine’s also may have some big talent coming in: Eva Green is in talks to star in the film.

    Now’s the time to start seeing t.v. clips for our upcoming YA adaptations! From the Maze Runner, we have: “Let Me Show You.”

    From If I Stay, we also have a new intimate still of Adam & Mia, and three new t.v. spots: 1, 2, 3.

    Shailene and Theo would like you to buy the Divergent DvD because…. *this video* Also Kate Winslet and Theo talk about what makes Divergent different here.

    You may have heard the news, but: VA producers are launching an IndieGogo campaign to demonstrate that fans want them to produce Frostbite. And as a part of the promotion, they’ve released a bit of the Frostbite script: aka Adrian’s Introduction.

    Oh, look: the teaser trailer for the Morganville Vampires web series has been posted. Will you be watching it on Geek & Sundry’s YT Channel?

    Debut title, All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven, is not out just yet, but it’s already been optioned, and with Elle Fanning attached to star.

    Lorde is curating the soundtrack for Mockingjay Part I.


    Signed Copy of Wordless + $25 B&N giftcard + swag pack, US only, 8/19.

    Adventures in Children's Publishing giveaways: 08/10 08/18, 08/18, 08/30.

    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}.

    Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou & illustrated by Keione, US only, ends this week.

    The Memory of After - Lenore Appelhans, US/CA only, ends 08/15.

    Signed ARC of Rain Reign - Ann Martin, INT, ends 08/30.

    Signed UK Hardback of Landline - Rainbow Rowell, INT, ends 08/27.

    Cassandra Clare books, INT, ends 09/07.


    New Releases: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre, Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine, Forget Me by K.A. Harrington, Blind by Rachel DeWoskin, Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer Armentrout, Deadly Little Sins by Kara Taylor, Just Call My Name (I'll Be There #2) by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Fragile Destiny (Aether Chronicles #3) by Suzanne Lazear, Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee, Wordless by Adrianne Strickland, Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2) by Chloe Jacobs, Some Boys by Patty Blount, Servants of the Storm by Delilah Dawson, The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco, Magnolia by Kristi Cook, The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan, Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank, I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amelie Sarn.

    Recent Recommended Reads: Y'all can see what I've been reading lately here. I need to be a tad more vigilant about getting my review posts & round-ups up sooner, but this weekend I'll catch up and you'll see more of my reviews. What's on my mind still? Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. *sigh*


    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. I just bought the complete The Giver Quartet and am currently rereading THE GIVER so I enjoyed the interview with Lois Lowry. Some of the other articles were cute, too.

      Honestly, I thought they did a horrible job with the VAMPIRE ACADEMY adaption. I watched it a month or so ago and I was so disappointed.

    2. After the Fall sounds really good. I read some of the Amazon stuff…I feel a bit guilty for loving my Kindle so much!!

      To be honest, I wasn't that impressed with Outlander, but I'm excited about the series.

      So many great links! (And thanks for including mine). Great post!

    3. I'm curious what you think of The Giver. Sometimes I think I'm the only one who kinda dislikes it, but interviews with her are really interesting.

      Ah, you're not the only one. I've seen quite a few of those comments across the blogosphere, so it'll be a question of this 1.5 million mark for Frostbite. Will pple actually donate?

    4. No need to feel guilty - just conscious of what they're doing right now. I have a lot of books on Kindle myself, but haven't gotten anything from them since all that happened. If they have it their way...

      Ah, yeah. The book is a little overindulgent with all the details. Super, super long book when it could've definitely been tightened, but it had a strange addictive quality for me. I'm excited for the series too :D.

      And of course! I'll always include your discussion posts if I see them! I wanted to comment on yours too - at the very least, plan to, but I keep falling behind... :O

    5. I think I actually liked it a lot more this go around. The first time I read it I didn't dislike it, but I didn't super love it like a lot of people do. Now, I'm excited to read the rest. However, I'm switching back and forth between The Giver Quartet and The Chronicles of Narnia. Gotta read THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW before I can get to CATCHING BLUE.

    6. Ah, this is a bit more manageable. :) I love those Buzz Feed quizzes. If that's the one I'm thinking of, I got Professor McGonnagall. Pfft. Whatevs...I'm definitely a Hermione who wishes she were a Luna. :) Loved the interview with Lois Lowry...I just finished The Giver and I'm more excited for the film now. Also, I just love Jeff Bridges. :) I'm almost 100% convinced I'm not going to read Outlander now. I just don't think I have the time to fit it in and I have a feeling the show is going to do it serious justice. So far so good, anyway.

    7. Hahaha I like that description. Hermione who wishes she were a Luna. Me too! Let's see... I'm going to take it now. "Bill Weasley: There’s only one word that can describe you: HARDCORE. Nothing
      scares you. You are a thrill-seeker through and through. Yeah, you may
      be a bit of a wild child, but at the end of the day, your fearlessness

      Ahh, you going to see The Giver this Friday? And yeah, definitely just watch the show. I'm struggling. Mostly skimming the books (2 & 3 now) after all because they're just tooooo lengthy for me o.o.

    8. There are so many books on here! I would get overtaken by my tbr pile...I will have to check back and add a few at a time! I just finished a great YA novel that I recommend, Blood Orange Soda by James Michael Larranaga. I don't usually read the YA unless my daughter recs it to me. This one she loved and I had to read it and agreed with her review! Good stuff here, Thank You!


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