Tuesday 24 January 2012

Read All About It #4 - Recent Exciting Book News & Deals!

I just took a look at my 'Book Deals etc.' folder and saw that it was bursting at the seams, so I reckon it's high time I did another 'Read All About It' post. So much book news to get through!

You can see previous Read All About It posts: here.

Strange Chemistry Reveals First Acquisitions!

Strange Chemistry the new YA imprint from Angry Robot books, launches in September 2012 and has just announced two exciting additions to its launch list!

Shift by Kim Curran

About the book:

When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he’s not quite so average after all. He’s a ‘Shifter’. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he’s ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world quickly starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands.

Find out more about about Kim on her website

 Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings

 About the Book: 

Julie is an apprentice witch – or so she believes. When a dark power comes stalking out of the past to haunt her and her mother, Julie learns that she is far more than just a witch. With the help of her best friend Marcus and a rather unusual Great Dane, Julie has to race against time to ensure she can defeat the bad guy, save her mother and avoid being grounded – again!

Find out more about Sean on his website

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

A contemporary fantasy described as Paranormalcy meet Hex Hall this is one book I can't wait to get my hands on. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett releases Winter 2013

About the book:

16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues--both within Eli’s dreams and out of them--to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target. 

Find out more about Mindee: 

Twitter: @Mindeearnett

Add The Nightmare Affair on Goodreads

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

About the book:

Headline Review has acquired a new title by the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

Headline senior commissioning editor Hannah Sheppard bought This is What Happy Looks Like, the fifth novel by YA author Jennifer E Smith, for publication in spring 2013.

The title begins with a misdirected email which sparks an "unlikely and irresistible romance" between two 17-year-olds on opposite sides of the US.

What the publishers are saying:

"It has been fantastic to watch the love pour in from readers of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight so I'm thrilled that Jennifer is writing another gorgeous contemporary romance. Jennifer's skill at developing the romantic relationship through dialogue and banter make her books an absolute joy and a luxury to read. I know her fans will love This is What Happy Looks Like."  - Hannah Sheppard, Senior Commissioning Editor, Headline.

Dead Blue by Elle Cosimano

About the book:

DEAD BLUE is a rollercoaster ride of a novel, guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seat, and stars a wonderful protagonist called Nearly Boswell, a math-genius from a suburban Washington DC trailer park. With the body count rising, Nearly realizes that she is the only student able to decipher the complex clues left for her by a serial killer who has every intention of framing her for murder. With mysterious blue-inked symbols turning up on every body, can Nearly find the real perp in time to save her own life? 

Publishing Fall 2013 from Dial, an imprint of  Penguin USA.

Find out more about Elle:

Facebook: ellecosimano

Add Dead Blue on Goodreads

Grotesque by Page Morgan

OK, so there's not a whole lot of info about this one yet, but guys!! A gothic thriller...set in PARIS!! Sign me up for that! We have a wait though. Grotesque, the first in a trilogy isn't out until Spring 2013 (Delacorte). I want it NOW!!!!

OK, so....

About the book:

Page Morgan’s GROTESQUE, a new gothic thriller series set in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, about two sisters on a search for their missing brother and the deadly and otherworldly truths that they discover.

Additional info & quotes

Please note:  Release dates and book titles may not be final and may be subject to change.


  1. This is all completely new to me, so thanks for the heads up! New book news always gets me a little too excited. I'm showing my geekyness here! lol.

  2. All of these books sound great- especially Grotesque. Definitely excited for a gothic thriller in Paris! Thanks for sharing these!

  3. Wow terrific books I cannot believe I have a 2013 wish-list already

  4. So, so fun! I still need to read books from 2010.. ;)

  5. I'm really looking forward to the Nightmare Affair! Blue and Grotesque sound awesome, too! They've been added to my Goodreads.

  6. Wow, so many awesome books releasing! Poltergeeks and The Nightmare Affair both sound amazing, and I'm really looking forward to Jennifer E. Smith's new books too! Thanks so much for sharing these with us :).

  7. I LOVE THIS FEATURE!!(And no, my caps key is not stuck:) I just really, really do! I feel all superior and in the know after I read about these upcoming titles!! Thanks Leanna:)

  8. Thanks for collecting and sharing the news! I'll add Jennifer E Smith's new book to my wishlist. Can't wait!


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