Friday, 12 August 2011

UK Book News: Introducing Electric Monkey - a new YA imprint from Egmont!

Exciting news came my way today when I heard about Electric Monkey a new YA imprint from Egmont which is set to launch in February 2012.  Egmont already publish some great YA titles, including Cat Patrick's Forgotten and the upcoming Between by Jessica Warman, so I'm looking forward to seeing what else they have in store with the launch of this new imprint.

Electric Monkey launch titles include:

BZRK from Gone author Michael Grant, described as not only a book, but  a transmedia experience incorporating video games, puzzles and an interactive website.   The story of BZRK centers around a the missing son of a U.N. diplomat, the re-emergence of a strange organisation and a pair of society twins caught in the middle.   I'm intrigued by this one, and will be sharing more info with you soon. Stay tuned! 

Oliver Twisted by J.D Sharpe which sounds like a scary take on Oliver Twist including  Vampyres who 'feed on the defenceless' and orphans who are 'sacrificed to hungry gods'.   

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein a historical fiction set during World War II which is set to release in Spring 2012.

This imprint is set to carry ten titles in its first six months, so watch out of more YA titles from Egmont and Electric Monkey over the coming months!

Additional info: The Bookseller


  1. Ooh, I love Egmont's books, so I'm sure this imprint will be awesome!

  2. This sounds so fascinating! Thank you for the heads up; the Michael Grant story has me quite curious.

  3. I'll have to be on the lookout for these book!

  4. I'll keep alook out! Thanks for the headsup-these books look good!

  5. Cool! I'm definitely adding Oliver Twisted and Code Name Verity to my lists. Thanks for sharing this info!

  6. Ohh that does sound exciting thanks for the heads up :D


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