Monday, 5 August 2013

Read All About It: News, Deals and Cover Reveals from Lauren Oliver, Michelle Krys, Gemma Burgess, Holly Black & 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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Panic by Lauren Oliver || Release date: March 2014

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.


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

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse has acquired Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten (Wherever Nina Lies) in a two-book, six-figure auction. In this YA suspense novel, pitched as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why, June has barely had time to mourn the death of her best friend, Delia, before Delia's ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy. Publication is scheduled for spring 2015; Jenny Bent of the Bent Agency brokered the deal. 

Those Girls by Lauren Saft 

Farrin Jacobs at Little, Brown's Poppy imprint has acquired Those Girls, a debut novel by Lauren Saft, plus an untitled novel. Those Girls tells the story of three friends at an all-girls prep school and their junior year filled with secret crushes, best-friend rivalry, lying, cheating, sex, and betrayal. Publication is planned for spring 2015. Kirby Kim at WME did the deal for North American rights. 

The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman 

Donna Bray at HarperCollins's Balzer + Bray imprint has acquired The Cost of All Things, the debut novel of Abrams senior editor Maggie Lehrman, in a two-book deal. In the story, when her boyfriend dies, grief-stricken Ari buys a spell to erase all memory of him – which has disastrous consequences for her dance career. And she's not the only one looking for shortcuts. A publication date has not yet been set; Tina Wexler at ICM sold world English rights at auction. 

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Pam Gruber at Little, Brown has bought world English rights to a debut novel by Virginia Boecker called The Witch Hunter, set in an alternative 16th-century London. In the story, pitched as Shadow and Bone meets The Tudors, the only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters is framed for being a witch herself, finding freedom at the hands of the world's most wanted wizard. Publication is set for spring 2015; Kathleen Ortiz at New Leaf Literary & Media held the auction for the three-book deal.


More Book Covers of Awesome in YA....

Hexed by Michelle Krys || Release date: June 2014

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.


Fates by Lanie Bross || Release date: February 2014

What if your destiny was to kill the one you love?

One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.

She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people’s fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.

But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she’s falling all over again—this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die.

In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?


 When The World Was Flat... by Ingrid Jonach || Release date: Sept. 2013

Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general.

But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love.

When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again.

An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.


Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle || Release date: Sept. 2013

A chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives. Our cynical protagonist, seventeen-­year-­old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated 'Rapture' -­ or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church's thrall for too long, and she's looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed 'Rapture', her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling...

Viv is determined to carry on as normal, but when she starts to suspect that her parents might still be alive, she realises she must uncover the truth. Joined by Peter, a boy claiming to know the real whereabouts of the Church, and Edie, a heavily pregnant Believer who has been 'left behind', they embark on a road trip across America. Encountering freak weather, roving 'Believer' gangs and a strange teenage group calling themselves the 'New Orphans', Viv soon begins to realise that the Rapture was just the beginning.


A Little NA Cover Love... 

Love and Chaos (Brooklyn Girls #2) by Gemma Burgess

*Synopsis not Available* 


Undeniable by Liz Bankes || Release date: August 2013

 Frank, funny and fabulous the new romantic novel from Liz Bankes Gabi is so excited she's spending the summer working as a runner on her favourite TV show. It's a dream come true! Plus it's perfect for for distracting her from The Break-Up especially with all those gorgeous actors around. And then there's Spencer Black: student, extra, expert flirt. Everything with him is fun, intoxicating and uncertain. Things between them are hotting up when he lands a minor role on the show. So is it make or break for them? Is Spencer undeniably the one for Gabi?


And an Awesome Book Trailer...


Isn't that an AWESOME book trailer?! And what about the covers in this edition of the round-up? Amazing! I can't wait to read Panic by Lauren Oliver and I'm in cover love with Hexed by Michelle Krys.  The second book in the Brooklyn Girls series also looks great. There are some great book deals to check out this time round too!

Please note that book covers may not be final and may be subject to change.  Additional sources:  PW Children's Bookshelf, Goodreads, Amazon UK. 


  1. ChristinaBookAddict5 August 2013 at 15:33

    Ohhh. I like the sound of all of these books especially The Witch Hunter and When The World Was Flat...adding both to my TBR list. Love that book trailer too! I've been hearing good things about Holly Black's new book. Thanks for sharing all the latest with us!

  2. Jenny @ Supernatural Snark5 August 2013 at 15:48

    Love these covers Leanna, the first three in particular! I love the simplicity of them, there's just a gorgeous image and a big, bold font and nothing else going on to distract from what I'm supposed to be looking at. Can't wait to read all of these, I need them all in my hands asap:)

  3. Love all the book deal news, Leanna! Now all we have to do is push the publication dates up a bit! ;)

  4. Natalie Aguirre5 August 2013 at 17:26

    Thanks for sharing all the news. Awesome that Lauren Oliver has a new book coming out.

  5. Ohhh so many good things! First off Panic, *high pitched fan girl squell* am so excited! And YA books have the best covers, I heart them. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls sounds so good too. Actually they all sound amazing, as always I want ALL the books!

  6. Ah I so love these posts where I can catch up and get excited about the upcoming years of bookish awesomness!!! Lovely covers you posted and I am heavily excited about Panic!

    Oh and the Book Trailer?? LOVE it!!! but then.. I also loved the book so freaking much!

  7. daisychainbooks6 August 2013 at 08:51

    Me too! I especially love the cover for Hexed. That's a favourite! :)

  8. daisychainbooks6 August 2013 at 08:51

    Ha! I know! They are all so far away!

  9. daisychainbooks6 August 2013 at 08:51

    I can't wait to read that one!

  10. daisychainbooks6 August 2013 at 08:53

    I know, I know! I want all the books too! I requested Panic on Edelweiss ages ago, but haven't heard back yet. :( I have bad look with Lauren Oliver books on there. I was approved for Requiem when it first went up and then they expired it after a day?!! (and before I had a chance to download). Boo!

  11. daisychainbooks6 August 2013 at 08:53

    I'm looking forward to reading that one - the trailer is one of the best I've seen in a while!


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