Friday, April 1, 2011

Bookish news

I love finding out about the latest book deals, cover releases, and the like. Here are some tidbits of news that I've come across in the past few days. These are the only ones that I'm aware of at the moment so if you have any other cool news to share, I'd love to know!

Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Proctorate series, announced on her blog that she's releasing a new YA series: "The Finishing School Series is set in the same world as The Parasol Protectorate series, only 25 years earlier, and features a finishing academy located in a giant caterpillar-like dirigible floating over Dartmoor in which young ladies are taught to . . . finish . . . everything . . . and everyone . . . as needed. There will be steampunk etiquette! There will be well-dressed espionage! There will be Victorian fake food. There will be flying mechanical sausage dogs named Bumbersnoot. I am excited. The first book will come out in 2012. And I am writing it . . . next." (Steampunk! YA! I like this!)

And since we're on the subject of new series.... Sarah Rees Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon trilogy had a similar announcement: "Author of the Demon's Lexicon Series Sarah Rees Brennan's YA gothic romance trilogy beginning with LISTEN FOR A WHISPER, about a budding journalist who investigates when she realizes the town she has lived in all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets and a murderer, and the truth may lie with the ruling family who have just returned to the manor on the hill and in the whispers she hears in her head from a boy who may not be imaginary after all."

Oh, but it gets better! Read on!

Similar awesomeness from Victoria Schwab:
"Author of THE NEAR WITCH Victoria Schwab’s THE ARCHIVED, about a teenage girl who must return the restless, ghost-like Histories of the dead to their rightful place in a labyrinthine supernatural library known as the Archive; when more Histories begin to wake and escape, she must stop the doors between the worlds of the living and dead from breaking open, all without falling victim to a beguiling History who is more human – and more disarmingly attractive – than the others, to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (World English)."

Lots of goodness yes?! But I'm not finished, not yet.

Susan Dennard's debut (which will be available in 2012) which was originally known as The Spirit-Hunters has a new and official name! It's now called Something Strange and Deadly. Go on and congratulate her ;)

 And last but certainly not least...Miranda Kenneally has a cover for her book!

Isn't it pretty? I would totally pick that up.  You can read an excerpt of SCORE on Miranda's site.

Synopsis:  "What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though—she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there’s a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team…and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate."

A world of football and boys seen through a girl's eyes? I iz interested.

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