Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (52)

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.

Rights Report:

There are no new books on that rights report as of this moment and no new rights reports for me to link to either. And, unfortunately, the books last week that were not up still aren’t:
  • 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).
*If I come across a new rights report by tomorrow and some books to add, I’ll edit the post.

Also, if you’re a GR librarian, perhaps you can add Jodi Meadow’s new novellas? I am one, but I’ve never added a book before so I’d probably mess it up somehow.

Patrick Ness announced the title of his new book, The Rest of Us Just Live Here. You can find more details about it here.

Awards: Holly Black’s Doll Bones won the Mythopoeic Award.

Book trailers: In a Handful of Dust - Mindy McGinnis, Exquisite Captive - Heather Demetrios, Just a Drop of Water - Kerry Cerra, Compulsion - Martina Boone

Interviews: Rainbow Rowell part 1 and 2, Adrianne Strick, Romina Russell, Francesca Lia Block, and Katie Hill and Arin Andrews.

Excerpts: Crewel, The Styclar Saga

So apparently there was this event, Gishwishes, hosted by Misha Collins every year, and one scavenger hunt item was to contact an NYT Bestselling author to write a story. Didn’t know about Gishwishes, but here’s a summary of the drama that occurred.

Amazon-Hachette: It’s a never ending list of links! Lol, I’m also pretty amused by how Amazon has linked to a favorable article, which calls the company “the devil.” Anywho, 900 writers took on an ad in the NYT Times calling out Amazon, Amazon replied with a letter on its site, Readers United, and Amazon has also taken the muppets off their shelves. The Hachette deal with Perseus has fallen through and James Patterson imagines what it would be like if he were Jeff Bezos. Also, if you have no idea what any of this refers to, this is a good recap of the last few weeks.

On crowd-sourcing from Jean Feiwel and Swoon Reads.

Children’s book output dipped slightly in 2013. And woah, I really want to know why 2004 was such a boom in the market o.O.

HarperCollins has the worldwide success of Divergent to thank for its revenue increase.

On Macmillan and Fierce Reads.

Have you seen the NY Public Library’s #IReadEverywhere campaign? Here’s a recap too.

Pushkin is launching its children’s imprint in the U.S.

Cool recap of various author signings and events.

Cover Reveals:

X - Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
Let It Snow - John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
The Remedy - Suzanne Young
Be Not Afraid - Cecilia Galante
Betrayed - Jennifer Rush
The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek - Seth Rudetsky
Trust Me, I’m a Ninja - Natalie Whipple
Cold Burn of Magic - Jennifer Estep
Bone Deep - Kim O’Brien
Snark and Stage Fright - Stephanie Wardrop
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
The Ruby Airship - Sharon Gosling
Mechanica - Betsy Cornwell
Hold You Close - Christina Lee
Dragons Beware - Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre
Unspeakable - Michelle Pickett
The Scars That Define Us - M.N. Forgy
Stepbrother Dearest - Penelope Ward
Stan - C.J. Duggan
Inevitable Detour - S.R. Grey
The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon
The Seeker Star - Susan Jane Bigelow
When We Collide - A. L. Jackson

Discussion/Other Bloggers Posts:

The cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has scandalized some and Penguin has defended its choice against those who hate the new cover (see above). Personally I think that is a really creepy cover. Sorry, y’all.

Buzzfeed went around asking people at LeakyCon who they ship… and omg I want that older Sherlock Holmes x older Hermione pair now!

Really cool article from Gayle Forman on how her own grief found its way into If I Stay. (Hmm, that wasn’t a very good summary. Please read the article anyway lol.)

Book nerd problems: disagreeing with BFF. This happens on a daily basis for me and now especially at work, where no one reads YA :(.

21 YA Covers with Gorgeous Handwritten Typography. Yes, and I love that this is becoming a cover trend thanks to the popularity of TFiOS.

15 Quotes for when you need a good cry.

Epic Reads needs your help to create one of their awesome infographics. What are your favorite YA graphic novels? I think I’ve read like two total, so I can’t help much, but maybe y’all can?

Why The Hunger games killer Katniss Is a Great Female Role Model. There was some question last week on the opposite side, and needing more role models besides Katniss like characters, and so now we have this.

What job would you have in the Harry Potter World? I’m apparently a wandmaker because I have a passion for history and am a perfectionist. The latter, yes. The former… debatable.

10 Best Opening Lines in Children’s and Teen’s books. The best thing about these articles is that they always change. People love such different opening lines.

50 Excellent Novels by Women Under 50 That Everyone Should Read. This article puts me to shame. I think I’ve read so books by women authors because YA is heavily populated that way - or at least the YA I choose to read - and then bam! I haven’t read very many at all on that list o.o.

From Road Trips to Pop Punk Hits: Eight Young Adult Novels That Rock.

Girls Ruin Everything: Stephenie Meyer, Lois Duncan, and Childhood Nostalgia. YES YES YES YES. If there is one article to read in this entire bookish rounds, it’s this one.

Fantasy stories set in prep school? Sounds like a good idea to me. I had great luck there ;) and I bet most of you did too.

Reading at 25: Learning to Less Judgmental. Omg, yes, to this post. If I ever get around to it, I’ll do a booktube on the things I’ve heard about YA / reactions to YA at my new job. Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, people.

Have you read Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s trilogy? Because apparently it is magic.

Romance Novels for craft materials? Hey, Asti (Oh, the Books). This reminds me of your old feature, Bookish Finds. But also, I want these dresses.

Which Hogwarts Professor are you? Oh, Buzzfeed quizzes. Sometimes I wonder how your algorithms work. Because apparently I’m Dumbledore (You’re the wisest and most intelligent person in your group. You always have an answer for everything, and have a great moral compass. You’re fair and reliable though you have a tendency of sometimes being a know it all. Just be wary of anyone named Gellert, even if he’s hot.) Brb, loling at “the wisest” descriptor.

For whatever reason, there's not a lot of blogger discussion posts this week that I didn't already link to in last week's post (a lot of Thursday discussions; and this week I was on time with bookish rounds!). So I didn't bother to organize the posts even further than blogging v. reading.

** Lyn at Great Imaginations: If the Dream Comes True
** Debby at Snuggly Oranges: How to Manage a Blog (& Reading) Schedule
** Ashley at Nose Graze: Add an About the Author below Your Posts in WordPress
** Ashley at Nose Graze: When It’s Okay to Start Requesting ARCs from Publishers
** Ashley at Nose Graze: How to Use Font Awesome in Lists
** Christine at Oh, Chrys!: Being an Inactive Book Blogger
** Ana at Read Me Away: Warnings in Your Review Policy
** Asti at Oh, The Books!: Breaking Up with Features
** Stephanie at These Paper Hearts:: Add Images to Sidebar Headlines
** Sheri at [YA]Escape From Reality: Help! Which Festival to Attend?
** Alexa at Alexa Loves Books: On Blog Events and Collaborations
** Lisa at Lisa is Busy Nerding: You guys, I've been sucking at blogging lately...
** Rainy Day Ramblings: Blog Tours: Are they still effective?

** Jamie at the Perpetual Page-Turner: The Best Medicine When I’m Feeling Down
** Kelly at Stacked Books: (Guest Post) On Researching Rape Culture for Some Boys
** Trish at Between My Lines: How Many Books Is Too Many?
** Kristilyn at Reader in Winter: #OutlanderWeek: What is Outlander and why should I read it?
** Kristilyn at Reader in Winter: #OutlanderWeek: The TV Show!
** Rinn at Rinn Reads: Looking Back On My Bookish Resolutions
** Amber at The Mile Long Bookshelf: 4 Ways to Spot an SEO Scammer
** Cayce at Fighting Dreamer: 6 LGBT Covers That Already Look Like the Rainbow
** Emz at Icy Cold Reads: Have you ever read only part of a series? Why?
** Cait at Notebooks Sisters: Do You Compare Books Written by the Same Author?
** Chiara at Books for a Delicate Eternity: 5 Reasons to Watch Merlin
** Mitchii at Aeropapers: Some of my favorite shuojo series
** Josephine at Word Revel: Why I’m Thankful for My Local Library
** Sandra at Tea Between Books: On Illustrations in Books
** Kelley at Oh, The Books!: Writing in the Margins
** Laura at The Leading Librarian: High School Library Must-Haves: Student Aides
** Ruby at Feed Me Books Now: 10 Reasons to Read Mistborn

Movies/T.V. Shows:

The director of Frozen has been tapped to write Disney’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.

A sequel to Lizzie Bennett Diaries will be released next year.

And the new Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 posters have been revealed. What do you think? I think the Effie one might be my favorite.

So apparently the Circle is a YA book being adapted outside the U.S.? Don’t quote me on that, but the trailer was revealed and you can look at the Facebook page for more info.

The Fault in Our Stars is getting a Bollywood adaptation...

Maika Monroe has been cast as Ringer in the 5th Wave adaptation.

If I Stay makes it to the #1 spot on the NYT bestsellers list probably because of the adaptation news… but who cares? Celebrate with some new clips from the movie: I Want What You Have, We’re Moving in Different Directions, You’re Mia, It’s An Audition, I Watched Your Audition.

If I Stay is not the only one with new clips. Check out “Meet the Gladers” from The Maze Runner (which played as a preview before Guardians of the Galaxy, btw, and I actually got excited for the film… now about reading that book o.O).

Liam Neeson has been cast as the Monster in the adaptation of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Jeff Bridges on the Giver with the Today show. And more new clips! Rescue Gabe, Lose Him, The Girl Has a Name, and Something More.

So when I saw Guardians of the Galaxy this past weekend, I also saw a trailer for an upcoming film, The Box Trolls. Apparently this is actually based on a book (Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow)! Watch the trailer and look at the poster here.

Are you curious how the Frostbite Indiegogo campaign is coming along? Well, looks like more material is being released to entice fans. Another snapshot of the script.

The adaptation for Monument 14 is in development.

Veronica Mars will be returning for a webseries.


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

Adventures in Children's Publishing giveaways: 08/18 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}.

The Midnight Queen - Sylvia Izzo Hunter, US only, ends 08/26.

August giveaways from Scholastic.

The MEGA END of Summer Giveaway from the Fearless Fifteeners. Ends 08/21.

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.

Copy of Ghost House - Alexandra Adornetto + $100 giftcard, US/CA only, ends 09/05.

ARC of Lailah - Nikki Kelly, US/CA, ends 08/15.

Gift cards and tote bags, INT + US/CA, ends 10/10.

The Cursed, The Hexed, or The Betrayed, US/CA, ends 08/18.

Servants of the Storm, ends 08/18.

Storm Siren - Mary Weber, US only, ends 08/24.

The Aftermath + Harlequin grand prize package, US/CA only, ends 08/21.

Gates of Thread and Stone - Lori Lee, US only, ends 08/20.

VA cosmetic and pens, ends 08/30.

$25 Amazon gift card, INT, ends 08/26.

$10 TBD + 2 books, INT or US, ends 08/21.

ARC of Between the Spark and the Burn - April Tucholke, US, ends 08/26.


New Releases: Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Sisters' Fate (Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood, The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin, Random by Tom Leveen, Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke, Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen.

Recent Recommended Reads: You can read my mini reviews of The Queen of Tearling, Quiet, Sisters Red, Feed, The Night Circus, Between Shades of Gray, and Silver Shadows. I would like to say that my opinion of one of these books has now changed because I read a spoiler on future books and *nerd rage*. I’m not going to say what my issue was because that’ll ruin it for you, but GODDAMN. *deep breath*

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 would be Dumbledore too and I would be a professor, which is hilarious. If I don't want to be one thing in my life it would be a teacher. I'm horrible in front of crowds, haha. I love the sound from The rest of us just live here. The new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate factory is so ugly. Those covers with handwritten font are pretty.

  2. Lol, let's switch :P because I want to be a professor someday (though I'm also horrible giving speeches/in front of crowds). The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover... I just can't.

  3. Ok, when I saw the Veronica Mars webseries I thought it was really Veronica Mars! But I guess I'll have to take what I can get.

    Would love to see a Booktube about reactions to YA…definitely do that!!

    Don't tell me what the issue was but what series did you get a spoiler for future books????? And how awful is that? Was it something you read out there or someone told you? I am being so nosy, sorry!! :) ~Pam

  4. So, somehow, I ended up being an Auror. Which is kind of ridiculous cause... well, I may become an auror. But not for long, cause in one assignment I'll probably be a DEAD auror. So NOT the job for me...

    But I also got Dumbledore, which - by the way they explain it - is actually quite accurate! (Though I'm not sure about the "wisest" part, either)

    Err, I hate all the hate toward Stephanie Meyer. She gets so much hate, for doing something so good. One might argue on how good of a literary piece Twilight is, but one cannot argue on the huge and important impact it's had on reading and YA, so it's really painful to see all that hate. Personally, I owe Meyer a lot since she's the one who reignited my reading bug after a few rough high school years.

    As usual, thank you for the amazing list! It's been a while since I've last had a chance to properly look through one of your rounds, and I missed it! <3

  5. No problem~! I've missed out on our chats and :( :( *still* need to catch up with your blog/comment/etc.. One day this will actually happen...

  6. Hahah, sorry about that. I'll make sure, if any Veronica Mars news comes in the future, to temper it immediately so expectations are not raised :D. And yess, I want so badly to start booktubing. I've had ideas about it for over a year now. I'm thinking about not reviewing as often and in place of that, making some videos... don't know yet.

    And I guess it wasn't even for future books, the spoiler. Just a different way of looking at something in Feed. I read it in a review for why someone stopped reading the book - and you are not being nosy, not at all! It was pretty awful. I don't get reactions like that often because I don't know that I care enough but then having just posted the review... I don't know. Glad the nerd rage is gone though. Did you end up picking up the book? Glancing over reviews, I don't see a lot of commentary on the spoiler I'd read, so I might've just been particularly oblivious.

  7. You'd be a dead auror with lots of integrity who others would mourn fiercely though, if that makes it any better? hahaha, what do you mean you may become an auror? As in a police officer or in Pottermore?

    Yes: "One might argue on how good of a literary piece Twilight is, but one cannot argue on the huge and important impact it's had on reading and YA, so it's really painful to see all that hate."

    I'm sorry - that's partially me too, but bookish rounds are a regular feature again! Glad to chat with you again :).

  8. I mean that, yeah, if such a think existed, maybe I'll become one. But not for long, as we've already established I will die on first mission and then be mourned fiercely for the amazing auror I could've been with all my amazingballs integrity ;)

    No, you're amazing and great. It's really all me, I had no time to see the few you DID post. And those are such long and detailed posts it's no surprise you sometimes struggle and can't post these, so never feel sorry for that!

    Happy to chat with you again too Christina! :D


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