Saturday 15 June 2013

Read All About It: News, Deals and Cover Reveals from Katie McGarry, Imogen Howson, James Dawson, Nova Ren Suma & 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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Crash into You (PTL #3) by Katie McGarry || Release date: November 2013.

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.


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

Say Her Name by James Dawson 

Hot Key Books has acquired world rights in a YA psychological thriller by James Dawson, whose debut novel was published last year.

Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson bought Say Her Name and one other title from Jo Williamson at Antony Harwood.

Dawson's Hollow Pike was published last year, and his first non-fiction book Being a Boy, a guide to puberty for boys, is publishing in September 2013 by Hot Key Books' sister imprint Red Lemon Press. Say Her Name will be published in May 2014.

Matthewson said: "James Dawson has already proven himself to be the ultimate king of chills and his first book for Hot Key Books, Say Her Name, is a richly layered psychological thriller that more than lives up to his reputation of being a fantastic writer for teens.

"Inspired by the urban myth of Bloody Mary, it is a tale that will have readers thinking very hard before looking into a mirror again."

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma 

Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers has bought world rights to two new YA novels from Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone. The Walls Around Us, the first book, is the story of girls bound by fate and coincidence, one living and one dead. In two voices, they tell of haunting and being haunted by ghosts both real and imagined. It's scheduled for spring 2015; Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management brokered the deal. 

 After the Woods by Kim Savage

Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus and Giroux acquired a debut YA novel, After the Woods by former journalist Kim Savage, in a pre-empt. It’s a psychological thriller about two friends in the aftermath of an abduction, where one risked her life to save the other and spent a night in the woods she wants to forget. Now, nearly a year later, a girl’s body is found, and dark secrets are tearing the best friends apart. Publication is scheduled for 2015; Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger did the two-book deal for world English rights.

 The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Jen Besser at Putnam has bought world rights to a new series by Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy. The new series, called The Young Elites, is set in a Renaissance-like world where magic is new, chaotic, and misunderstood, and three rival societies with supernatural abilities battle for power. One girl transforms from an unwanted daughter into a fearsome leader, igniting panic and sparking war between seven nations. The first book is set for fall 2014; Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary did the three-book deal. 


More Book Covers of Awesome....

Little White Lies by Katie Dale || Release date: August 2013

Lucy can't help but be drawn to the mysterious Christian, but the more time they spend together the more she realises that Christian has a secret past that he's not keen to share, clamming up every time she tries to get him to talk to her. Lucy isn't someone who takes no for an answer, and as the two grow closer she's determined to find out the truth about Christian and the past he wants to keep hidden ...but even if she does, will Lucy like what she discovers? And with secrets of her own to hide, is Lucy playing a dangerous game...Full of family secrets, surprising twists and unexpected revelations, Katie Dale's second novel will have readers on the edge of their seats.


Linked by Imogen Howson  || Release date: August 2013.

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.

Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.

Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.

Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.

Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human.

US Cover

Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess || Release date: July 2013.

Pia is living the dream: fresh out of college and sharing a house in Brooklyn with her best friends. So why is everything so complicated?

A drunken indiscretion has led to the loss of her boring office job, while her love life is a dizzy mess of accidental hook-ups and heartbreak...

Her parents don't trust her and, if she doesn't sort her life out soon, they're going to make her move back in with them...

But all that's nothing compared to the kind of trouble she's about to face.

At least she can rely on her friends - Coco, Angie, Julia and Madeleine. But how much can she really expect them to put up with?

US Cover

Into the Deep by Samantha Young || Release date: August 2013.

Live young. Live hard. Love deep. 

 Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.

 Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.

 As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another. And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep… 

Read Chapter 1 & 2 of Into the Deep:


Finally, here are the very pretty new UK paperback covers for Time Between Us and Time after Time by Tamara Ireland Stone:

The paperback of Time Between Us will release in July, with Time after Time following in October 2013.


That's it for the latest round-up. I'm excited for a lot of the books in this round up especially Linked and the new Samantha Young which is her first New Adult offering. I've already read Brooklyn Girls and that one was a whole lot of fun! It's definitely a series I'll be continuing. 

Also, how awesome does the new James Dawson book sound. Same goes for the new book from Nova Ren Suma - I can't wait to read that one.  

Let me know your thoughts in comments!

Please note that book covers may not be final and may be subject to change.  Additional sources:  PW Children's Bookshelf,  Book Trade.Info,  Goodreads and The Bookseller.


  1. Natalie Aguirre15 June 2013 at 12:33

    Thanks for sharing all the news. I can't wait for Marie Lu's new book.

  2. popprincess567815 June 2013 at 17:13

    I always really look forward to this post seeing and hearing about all the new books, I have only read Hollow Pike by James Dawson but I am so excited for this new book and also his other new book Cruel Summer out this August. Linked sounds really good and I actually prefer the UK cover for it which makes a change.

  3. In the Hammock15 June 2013 at 18:50

    I'll have to check out brooklyn girls!! i like your cover better than the US one though. I would never have noticed the US cover. I also like the crash cover!

  4. The cover for Crash Into You is amazing! I wasn't a big fan of Dare You To's cover but this has to be the best of the series. It's so strong! Perfect.

  5. Jess Hearts Books16 June 2013 at 11:34

    I absolutely can't wait for Crash Into You so thrilled we don't have long to wait! Really looking forward to the new Katie Dale and Time After Time! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Ooh, After the Woods sounds like something I'd enjoy. When you say world English rights, does that mean the rights to published it in English around the world? Basically--will we get to read it in the States?

  7. i'm really interested in the gemma burgess book. i liked another book of hers i read.

    i also love marie lu's legend series, and had no idea about the new one. sounds intriguing.

    that crash into you cover is so trippy to look at for some reason! i have not tried that series yet. i am scared it will be too... trashy for me? or something? then again, some bloggers i admire really loved it so i really should give it a go

    nomes x

  8. Wow there are some amazing looking covers here I love the new paperback covers for Tamara Ireland Stone's books. I really like the sound of Brooklyn Girls too. Thanks for sharing an insightful post with us Leanna! :)

  9. daisychainbooks17 June 2013 at 18:06

    I like the UK cover for Linked too and I'm really looking forward to Cruel Summer. Sounds like a good one! :)

  10. daisychainbooks17 June 2013 at 18:06

    I read Brooklyn Girls last week - it's a lot of fun! It's on Netgalley at the moment. :)

  11. daisychainbooks17 June 2013 at 18:06

    I'm looking forward to the new Katie Dale too. Sounds like a good one! :)

  12. daisychainbooks17 June 2013 at 18:10

    ^ Yes, that one is a US deal, so you'll get it. I haven't heard of the rights being sold in the UK as yet but hopefully it'll be picked up over here too as it sounds like a good one!

  13. daisychainbooks17 June 2013 at 18:11

    ^ I think the covers give the Pushing the Limits series a slightly trashy feel! ha! It's not trashy, though - well, at least that first book isn't. That's the only one I've read so far and I loved it! Also Brooklyn Girls is a lot of fun - I read it last week. It's on Netgalley at the moment. x

  14. daisychainbooks17 June 2013 at 18:11

    Brooklyn Girls is a lot of fun! :) Love those new covers for the TIME books too.

  15. Can't wait for Crash into You. And Brooklyn Girls sounds fun too. Nice round up to whet my appetite for what is coming up soon!


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