Welcome to Bookish News by We Fancy Books. This is a feature where we try to sum up some Book News the whole week. I hope this feature will help you guys be up to date about the latest Book News around the Bookish Community~
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Released Nov. 21st
It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.
Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.
Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.
Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Released Nov. 22nd
‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’
Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.
When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going California.
Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.
Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
Released Nov. 22nd
The signs are everywhere…disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there…but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday…or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.
I’m currently reading this book and I’m totally squealing over this one! This is actually the second book of the series, the first book is Immortal Rider here’s my review. If you haven’t started the series I really suggest you do! CAUTION: This book is NOT Young Adult. But if you loved the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series I believe you won’t have a problem with this. I totally recommend it. It’s really really good.
Here’s a preview of the Winter 2011 – 2012 Children’s Indie Next List flier, which will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.
Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Girls Don’t Fly by Kristen Chandler
Incarnate by Jodi Meadow
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
The New York Times has released it’s list of Notable Children’s Books of 2011.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
See full list of Young Adult and Middle Grade here
Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures Still Alive After All This Time
are reporting that casting for the film is now pressing ahead, somewhat belatedly. Nice to know that there’s renewed excitement and energy.
I really can’t hide my excitement for this movie adaptation! I totally love the series and I can’t wait to know who will play Lena and Ethan.
Tahereh Mafi author of Shatter Me talks about her debut dystopian novel on EW.com
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you come up with the idea for Shatter Me?
TAHEREH MAFI: I didn’t, actually. [Laughs] That sounds kind of strange, but the truth is I just heard the voice of a girl in my head one day. I didn’t know much about her except that she was locked in a dark corner and afraid to speak. I couldn’t stop thinking about who she was and why I was able to imagine her so clearly. So I just opened a blank document one day and tried to capture her voice on paper. She led the story, and told me where to go from there.
What inspired the story? I see some X-Men influence.
Shatter Me is, at its core, a story about a girl trying to find herself — trying to understand herself — in a society trying to tell her who to be. She has a lethal touch. She’s been branded a monster. The government wants to use her as a weapon in their war. But ultimately, Juliette is just a teenager trying to find a way to live. My only real inspiration for this book is an interest in human nature and our ability to overcome great obstacles.
Cassandra Clare discusses Clockwork Prince!
Review of Clockwork Angel here
The Infernal Devices Manga is meant to be published on 2012 said Author Cassandra Clare on a tweet
We all know that Ed Westick has recorded City of Fallen Angel Audiobook and last week it was announced that he is back to record Clockwork Prince. Listen to Ed Westwick & Cassandra talk for the first time!
November 22nd, Birthday of Jamie Campbell Bower a.k.a Jace Wayland! ♥
Leigh Fallon author of Carrier of The Mark has tweeted that she is finished writing the sequel for her debut novel and is starting revisions this December. It is stated to release 2012 or early 2013 and has a working title of Dawn of The Knights.
Review of Carrier of The Mark here
YA Sister Hood Tournament of Heroines is ON!
Tournament will start on December 1!
Make sure to vote for your favorite YA Heroines.
First Match is Clary of The Mortal Instruments and Kate of Die For Me