Saturday, 15 December 2012

Read All About It: News, Deals and Cover Reveals from Kimberly Derting, Katie McGarry, Rachel Hawkins, Becca Fitzpatrick and Many More!

Here's a round up of the latest book news, deals and some cover reveals that I've discovered over the past few weeks!  It's also basically a digest of all the exciting news stories that come my way and which I've mostly already posted on my twitter and Facebook feeds, so if you want up-to-the-minute book news and you don't want to have to wait around for me to type this up, you can follow me on those sites!

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Earlier this week I spied with my little eye the UK cover for Dead Silence, the fourth book in The Body Finder Series by Kimberly Derting.  I loved the twist at the end of The Last Echo, and can't wait to see how things work out for Jay and Vi in this one!


Dead Silence (Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Headline.
Release date: April 2013.

A passionate love story. A deadly hunt. A burden to bear. The next in the gripping BODY FINDER series, for fans of Claudia Gray.

All her life Violet has grappled with her ability to sense the echoes of those who have been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Now that she has an imprint of her own, Violet's "gift" is intolerable. Torn between her desire to lead a normal life and the pressure from the Center to continue her work tracking down killers, Violet's world starts to unravel...and some of her most carefully guarded secrets are exposed.

When she learns that an underground group has been carrying out murders on the orders of their Charles Manson-like leader, Violet is pulled into one final deadly hunt...where her ability may not even be able to save her.
 

Book Deals, Book Deals, Book Deals....
 

Jeyn Roberts Announces The Bodies We Wear: 
 
Pitched as Kill Bill meets The Lovely Bones, The Bodies We Wear is the story of Faye, a girl hellbent on getting revenge against the men who stole her life and murdered the boy she loved.

People say when you take Heam, the body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of Heaven.

I was only nine-years-old.

I saw something else.

I saw Hell. 

Set in a world where a drug called Heam causes worldwide addiction and death, 17-year-old Faye is training so she can be strong enough to seek revenge. Eight years ago, Heam was forced on her and her best friend, Christian. She survived. Christian didn't.

But life never goes according to plan. A mysterious young man named Chael has shown up and suddenly her life has become a lot more complicated. He seems to know everything about her, including her terrible past. As she gets drawn into his world, she starts to realise that things aren't as black and white as she first thought. But too many secrets start tearing her world down. Trouble at school, with the police, and the people she thought might be her friends--even Gazer, her guardian, fears she's become too obsessed with destruction.

Love and death. Will Faye overcome her desires or will revenge destroy her?  
 
 
The Bodies We Wear will release in 2014 from Knopf.  The Dark Inside series is one of my favourites (and I so want a third book!!), so I can't wait to read this new offering from Jeyn.  P.S: Jeyn wants to write a third Dark Inside book, so if you want to read it, drop a note to her publishers and tell them how much you loved the first two books! 
 
 
 
Debut Deals.....
 
Night's Edge by Anne Blankman
 
Kristin Rens at HarperCollins's Balzer + Bray imprint has acquired Night's Edge, a romantic historical YA thriller from debut author Anne Blankman, in a three-book deal at auction. Gretchen, a 17-year-old Nazi who is the darling of Uncle Dolf (aka Adolf Hitler), is told shocking information by a Jewish reporter about the death of her father – information that forces her to question everything she believes. Publication is scheduled for fall 2014. Tracey Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.   

 
 Meet Me Here and Bound by Bryan Bliss

Molly O'Neill at HarperCollins's Katherine Tegen Books imprint has bought two books from debut YA author Bryan Bliss. The first book, Meet Me Here, scheduled for summer 2014, tells of once-inseparable childhood friends Thomas and Mallory, who haven't spoken since high school began, but are brought together by chance on the night of high school graduation. The second book, Bound, scheduled for 2015, is about a girl whose family has recently abandoned all their earthly possessions to join a charismatic preacher who has predicted the date of the apocalypse; when it doesn't come, she must choose between the love for her brother, faith in her parents, and belief in herself. Michael Bourret of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management brokered the deal for North American rights. 
 
Follow Bryan on Twitter: @brainbliss 
 
 
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
 
Arianne Lewin at Putnam has acquired a YA romantic thriller from debut author Kim Liggett, Blood and Salt, in a two-book deal at auction. Pitched as Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn, the story centers on 17-year-old Ash Larkin, who becomes entangled in a centuries-old quest for immortality. Publication is scheduled for fall 2014; Josh Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.  
 
Follow Kim on Twitter: @bloodandsalt 
 
 
More Book Covers of Awesome....
 
I haven't had time to do a cover post in a while, so this post is picture heavy! In this edition you'll find covers from *takes a deep breath* Katie McGarry, Colleen Hoover, Jessica Sorensen, Rachel Hawkins, Anastasia Hopcus and Siobhan Curham....
 
Unless there is a major awesome book cover reveal in the next couple weeks, this will be my last cover post of 2012. Enjoy! 
 
 
   
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release dateMay 2013
Ages: 14+ 
 
"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
 
 
 
 
 Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Release date: December 31st 2012
AgesNew Adult || 17+
 
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder: A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
 
 
 
 
 The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Release date: December 14th 2012
Ages: New Adult || 17+  
 
There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.
 
 
I'm not done yet.  Coming up - A Hex Hall spin-off, A Shadow Hills novella and a book described as Gossip Girl meets Lost! How cool does that sound?! 
 
 
 
 
 School Spirits (Hex Hall Spin-Off #1) by Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date:   May 2013
Ages: 12+
 
Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt?

Rachel Hawkins' delightful spin-off brings the same wit and charm as the New York Times best-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!
 
 
Shadow Hills author Anastasia Hopcus has released Holiday Spirits (a Shadow Hills novella) just in time for the holidays! This one is available to buy on Amazon
 
 
 
 
 Winter break is fast approaching, and Persephone Archer is looking forward to one weekend at Devenish Prep where she doesn’t have to worry about her new supernatural powers or the mysterious affliction that plagues her boyfriend Zach. All she wants is to lounge around with her friends, and, even more tempting, spend some alone time in front of the fire with Zach. 

So when the friends are forced to work as stagehands by the school’s drama department, the group concocts a prank to convince the Devenish Players that the theater is haunted. The thing they didn’t count on was that the ghost stories might actually be true…
  
 
 
Author Siobhan Curham revealed the book jacket for her upcoming release Shipwrecked on her blog. Pitched as Gossip Girl meets Lost, I can't wait to read this one when it releases from Electric Monkey in June 2013. 
 
 
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This is the first book in a major new series. "Lost" meets "Gossip Girl". It is the newest guilty pleasure!
 
 I jump at the sound of a whispered voice over my shoulder. But when I turn round all I see is sand, and the towering, green wall of the rainforest. I guess it must have been the breeze, but I can't help shivering. I have the weirdest feeling that we're being watched. Grace Delaney and her fellow dance students are en route to perform on a South Pacific cruise-ship when a freak storm hits and they find themselves stranded on a deserted island. With the tropical heat rising, passions and tensions swell to breaking point. And the island itself is quietly steaming with a terrible secret... 
 
 
And, Finally, Book to Movie News...
 
 
Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush Saga Optioned for Film:  
 
I mean, with the Twilight movies wrapping up, this was almost inevitable. 
 
Can't wait to see Patch on the big screen! ;)
 
From EW.com:
 
Forget vampires; these days, angels are where it’s at. EW can exclusively reveal that Becca Fitzpatrick’s bestselling Hush, Hush Saga is heading for the big screen. LD Entertainment has optioned the film rights to the four-book YA series, with Greek creator Patrick Sean Smith set to write the screenplay for the first installment.
 
 
 
 
That's it for the round-up! Let me know your thoughts!



 
 
Additional info was sourced from: Publishers Weekly, PW Children's Bookshelf,  Goodreads, Amazon and EW.com.
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing all the news and covers. I love learning about debut author deals as I hope to be one some day. Love the cover for Dead Silence.

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  2. Thanks for the post. I added some of these to my TBR list on Goodreads. Just what I needed, more books to read. :-)

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  3. Carol Arsenault16 December 2012 12:09

    That's a lot of news :) Is the Kim Derting cover a US or UK one.  I kind of liked the old ones.

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  4. Stina Lindenblatt16 December 2012 15:38

    Yay, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden was released earlier than planned. I've just downloaded it and it has jumped to the top of my very large TBR pile. Thanks for letting us know. :D

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  5. Phew what an amazing lot of books. Good job I don't sleep much ;)

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  6. ChristinaBookAddict17 December 2012 14:59

    Thanks for sharing all of this exciting news with us. I love the new covers, especially Dare You To.  I am soooo looking forward to Hush, Hush on the big screen...like you said...Patch up close... Yes, please! :)

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  7. I don't like our new UK covers for The Body Finder series :| I'm really looking forward to reading it though! And Dare You To and the Hex Hall spin off! :)

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  8. daisychainbooks17 December 2012 18:14

     Me too! Always like to keep track of the debut deals! :)

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  9. daisychainbooks17 December 2012 18:15

     That's the UK cover for Dead Silence. The US covers still look the same! They decided to go for a change of cover with the 3rd book in the UK.

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  10. daisychainbooks17 December 2012 18:16

    Sounds like a really good one, doesn't it? I'm looking forward to reading! :)

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  11. daisychainbooks17 December 2012 18:16

     Haha! I've just seen on twitter that you've been buying already! ;)

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  12. daisychainbooks17 December 2012 18:17

     Can't wait to see who they pick to play Patch! I'm really looking forward to reading Dare You To! Pushing The Limits was a real favourite of mine this year! :)

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  13. daisychainbooks17 December 2012 18:17

     I'm with you - I prefer the US covers for The Body Finder series.

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  14. There's a Hex Hall spinoff? WHERE HAVE I BEEN LEANNA?! I can't believe I didn't know that. SO EXCITED! And don't even get me started on Dare to You. I'm DYING for that book. I did kind of hope Beth would be with Isaiah, but maybe he's getting his own book next:)

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  15. daisychainbooks19 December 2012 17:24

     I was kind of hoping that too! I can't wait to read Dare to You! :)

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