Bookish News #4

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~
Book Release
December 6th

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Hushed by Kelly York
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

December 8th

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Illuminated by Erica Orloff

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What was your initial inspiration to write Under the Never Sky?There are several sources of inspiration that came up around the same time. I was consciously searching for a way to pit two very different societies together. I noticed how different I felt after an hour in front of the computer compared to an hour outside. I noticed how attached I am to devices. At some point, the images began to appear in my mind: a boy huddled in front of a screen in the safety of his room, tuned into a synthetic world, versus a boy huddled in front of a fire at night, with the scent of smoke clinging to his clothes. From there, it was fun to develop both a primitive and an advanced society, and then explore their differences through two characters.

That was the logical, conscious creation but I think my subconscious was even on board with juxtaposing what is natural with the humanly constructed. I’d wanted to name a character Peregrine well before I started thinking of Under the Never Sky. He was always in the back of my mind, waiting for me to create a world that he could step into. Aria was much the same way. The story line was an outgrowth of the characters and their world.

If you’ve ever read even one of her bestselling “Iron Fey” fantasy novels, you know that Julie Kagawa is one killer storyteller. And if you’ve been dying for an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the cover of “The Immortal Rules,” the very first book in her brand-new “Blood of Eden” series, well, prepare to be actually dead—because we’ve got it! Fangirls and fanboys, feast your tiny eyeballs on the glorious artwork that will precede your new favorite vampire story of all time.
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Which do you prefer?
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Top Teen Books of 2011 by Indigo
10. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts.
9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
8. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr.
7. The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan.
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth.
4. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.
3. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendra Blake.
1. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.
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Paramount to Option Laini Taylor’s Daughter Of Smoke and Bone
Paramount Pictures is negotiating a deal in the $700,000 range to acquire screen rights to Daughter Of Smoke and Bone, the Laini Taylor novel that was published late September by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. There has been heightened interest in the book among studios–I’ve heard two others made bids–because of the potential for a big scale, visual effects-driven fantasy film that can connect with a young audience. The protagonist is a 17-year old art student who is sent by her awful father on travels across the globe to collect teeth for an unspecified but creepy purpose. This leads her to an encounter with an angel and revelations about her family that lead her into adventures involving otherworldly beings. The deal’s not done, but the book’s being brokered by Jane Putch (who’s attached as exec producer) and attorney Peter Nelson.
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It’s Kate’s Birthday!
December 9th was Kate of Die for Me’s Birthday! Want to know what gift Vincent has for her?
Find out here
I think it’s really sweet of Vincent to do that. I just missed him even more! Until I Die releases May of 2012
Also in the recent YA Scavenger Hunt, Amy Plum Revealed a Deleted Scene from Die for Me! Here is the “THE POSSESSED HUG”
There were a several big changes that were made between the first draft of DIE FOR ME and the final result. This is one of the BIGGIES, which I have never revealed before.

In this draft, when Kate finds Vincent dead she faints. And then something happens that I call “The Possessed Hugging Scene.” (Which my editor mercifully found too weird and suggested that I change.) During the scene, Vincent’s volant spirit possesses Jules in order to comfort Kate. Here is how it went:

I have only a vague memory of the next few hours, because though I was semi-conscious, I couldn’t see anything. Either my eyes were shut too tightly or I had blacked out, I honestly don’t know.
I felt someone, a male someone, scoop me up in his arms and prop me up into a sitting position. My head lolled backwards. My body had no strength. Holding me steady with strong hands, he settled himself behind me, wrapping his arms around me so that my head rested gently back against his chest.
It was Vincent. Even though the world was pitch black, I could sense that it was him. But how? I had just seen him lying lifeless on his bed.
My bewildered mind grasped for an explanation, but I was too tired to think. If this was just a dream, I didn’t care. I let go and faded into the boy wrapped around me, letting him carry the burden of my fear and confusion. Everything dropped away, and I was floating a few feet above the floor, responsible for nothing but my own breathing. In and out. Softly. Shallowly. I felt my chest move minutely with each breath, and I was at peace.
I felt him lean forward and touch his face to my own, his rough, warm skin rubbing against my cheek’s porcelain chill. And his lips brushed my cheekbone and my body was filled with a fire that ignited every inch of my shock-frozen spirit. I was instantly submerged into a deep, dreamless sleep.

AND THEN…a few chapters later during the Revenant Revelation, Vincent is still volant, so the revenants have to explain what they are to Kate without him:

Charlotte looked at me and said, “You know how I explained that while we’re dormant, our bodies are dead but our minds are alive? Well, during that time our consciousness is kind of…detached from our bodies. We can travel. We can talk to each other.”
 “So it wasn’t a dream,” I said, feeling warmth flood to my face. “I thought I felt Vincent…” I began to blush, “I thought I felt his arms around me earlier tonight.”
“Impossible,” interrupted Gaspard. “Physical interaction between the revenant mind and the human body is quite out of the question.” He stood up and began nervously smoothing down his clothes with his hands.
“Then how…” I looked at Jules and noticed he had turned beet red, and was staring intently at the floor.
“Must have been a dream, Katie-Lou,” Ambrose said, smirking as he clapped me on the shoulder before turning and pacing away. “Time to hit the gym,” he said as he walked through the doorway.

Since Jules feels what Vincent does for Kate during the Possessed Hugging Scene, I used that as the reason he develops an instant soft-spot for Kate. But besides the fact that a possessed hug is bit stalker-creepy, my editor made the very good point that maybe Jules could crush on Kate purely because of who she is. And I agreed!

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Nominate Your Favorite Books of 2011 for the Teen Choice Book of the Year

In association with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader (ECAR), is giving you a very special opportunity to let your voices be heard by telling us your five favorite books of 2011. The five titles that receive the most votes will serve as the finalists for the CBC’s 2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year. Once the five finalists have been determined, we will tell you where you can go vote for them. The winner will be announced in May 2012.

Know the full mechanics on how to nominate here
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Winners of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards

Favorite Book of 2011
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Best Fantasy
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Best Paranormal Fantasy
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Best Romance
Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Best Young Adult Fiction
Where She Wen by Gayle Forman

Best Middle Grade & Children’s
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Best Goodreads Author
Cassandra Clare

Congratulations to the winners! Full list of winners here
Veronica Roth’s message to the fans

Best I’ve Read 2011 opens with an exclusive Cover Reveal of Mirage, sequel of Haven by Kristi Cook!

See the cover and an exclusive excerpt here plus a giveaway of Haven!


I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day…
Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body … and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity…

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 Clockwork Prince Launch Party!
Ed Westwick introduces Cassandra Clare
Full details of what happened to the signing watch it all here
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Listen to the entire first chapter of CLOCKWORK PRINCE narrated by Ed Westwick!
Listen here
Cassandra Clare talks ‘Clockwork Prince’ and reveals what’s next for her Infernal Devices, Mortal Instruments series

Clockwork Prince, the second book in Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series hit shelves Tuesday. She graciously took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with us and answer a few burning questions about Prince and her popular YA series, Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. If you haven’t had a chance to read the newest installment, there are a few minor plot spoilers ahead. Here, Clare talks about the heart-breaking ending of Clockwork Prince, and gives fans a few clues about what to expect for her next books.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know it’s still early, but what kind of response have you received for Clockwork Prince?
CASSANDRA CLARE: I’ve gotten a great response so far. You always worry because every book is different. People are like, “After your sixth book in print you must be used to it.” But you never get used to it. It’s kind of like having a baby. Every emergence into the world is different and going to be met with a different response. I knew that I put a lot of my heart and soul into this book. I loved writing it, but it has parts of it that are very sad. When you tug on your reader’s heartstrings, sometimes they can get a little upset.

Speaking of, that was a pretty sad ending! How have people reacted to the Jem/Tessa/Will storyline?
Heartbreak. There have been a lot of sensitive and thoughtful responses that have been very interesting to read…. You must subsist on the tears of your readers! It was interesting because I knew that this is where these characters were going. That was always the conception for this book. I really wanted to write a love triangle that was a perfect triangle. Most love triangles are really sort of a love “V.” Point A and point B and a girl or boy who’s beloved by those two people. But I wanted to do something that was a real triangle where every point has a relationship. So, you know, Will and Jem’s blood brother relationship was as important as their love for Tessa and her love for them. So no part of this triangle could be broken without heartbreak. And that is what I think makes it difficult to read because you can’t conceive of how you could get out of this situation without smashing one point of that triangle. And smashing any point is going to bring pain to everybody else.

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Bookish News #2

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~
Book Release 

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Released Nov. 21st

Goodreads Summary

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

Goodreads Summary

‘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

Goodreads Summary

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.

For Teens

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

Complete list here

The New York Times has released it’s list of Notable Children’s Books of 2011.

Young Adult

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
 Bloody Disgusting are reporting that casting for the film is now pressing ahead, somewhat belatedly. Nice to know that there’s renewed excitement and energy.
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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

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.
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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

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

1. Clockwork Angel by Cassadra Clare2. Die For Me by Amy Plum3. Firelight by Sophie Jordan4. Angelfall by Susan Ee5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare6. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz7. Across the Universe by Beth Revis8. Ashfall by Mike Mullin9. Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Aren’t they just swoon worthy cover? Who would resist buying this titles? I think it’s a must that a great book has a great cover too. To be honest I look at book covers before I buy a book. It makes me buy a book if it has a book cover.
What are your Top Ten Books That Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy It. Tell us about on the comments! 🙂


Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

    1. Variant – Robison Wells
    2. City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare
    3. Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
    4. Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick
    5. Wither – Lauren DeStefano
    6. Divergent – Veronica Roth
    7. The Iron Queen – Julie Kagawa
    8. Demon Glass – Rachel Hawkins
    9. Beautiful Creature – Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
    10. City of Fallen Angels – Cassandra Clare
This is has been a tough pick for me, but overall I want to award Cassandra Clare as the Cliffhanger queen! I think everybody who have read The Mortal Instruments Series can agree to this one. I also want to award Robison Wells for the EPIC CLIFFHANGER to Variant. It’s an awesome read! haven’t had a chance to review it cause it’s just kept me staring at a wall for about a week. I literally can’t recover from that cliffhanger *gasp* make sure to get a copy it will be release on October 4th so check it out.
What are your top ten book endings that left you with a mouth hanging open? let us know in the comments 🙂
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[Thoughts & Rants] JACE WAYLAND IS CASTED!


After all the BUZZ and talk of who will play as Jace Wayland in the movie adaptation of a popular book of Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It’s been a long wait and now they just announced who will play the most coveted role of Jace Wayland. Jamie Bower is now officially will play Jace Wayland!
Ohh my! I can’t believe this news as of this very moment! Jace Wayland is CASTED in the persona of Jamie Bower so far I really haven’t watch any of his movie/s but all I can say is that if the producers thinks that he fits the role of Jace Wayland I’m so up for it! I believe he has the skills and the angst to pull up the role of Jace! I’m excited for the movie and looking forward for the movie to get rolling!
Disappointed for Alex Pettyfer not being Jace Wayland? well I would definitely say YES but then there’s nothing I can really do about it, the fact that the producers thinks that Jamie is a good Jace I’m totally freaking about it! for Alex passing the role of Jace Wayland? fuck him haha no joke I love Alex so much! sorry for the profanity there but thats my initial reaction he just passed the opportunity of playing this awesome character. he chooses another project over TMI well too bad people are actually rooting for him to play the role.
Cassie Clare likes Jamie Bower as Jace? Yes she likes Jamie as Jace and I think that once an author acknowledges an actor that would play the character that she wrote, it’s like a sign for the fans to stop the hate messages LOL. I mean HELLO fans, I know you have your own actor you’re rooting for the character of Jace but then even the author have no say for who will play as her character. So I suggest to stop all the hate messages/tweets and just embrace who Jace is!



Waiting On Wednesday #1 by TheJay2xA

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare
Expected publication: December 16th 2011

Description from Goodreads:

 In Clockwork Prince, with Mortmain vanished and the clock counting down on how long Charlotte can keep control of the Institute away from Benedict Lightwood, Will, Jem and Tessa must dig into Mortmain’s past to predict what he will do in the future, But secrets about Mortmain aren’t all they find buried — Tessa begins to uncover the truth about her own birth, and the ghosts of Will’s past return to haunt him. As Tessa grows closer to Jem, and Will is driven further toward the brink of madness by jealousy and guilt, will they discover the truth in time to halt the next phase of Mortmain’s evil plan?

Why I’m waiting for it?
Cause I totally want to know if Will is Gay LOL! joking well this book was expected to be release on September this year but unfortunately it was pushed back to December! I love Clockwork Angel and I really can’t wait for the sequel.


It’s up till the May 15th