Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Cover & Movie News!!

Now I have been away from the blogging community for a couple weeks now, so I feel as though I've just been slapped on the face with heart-pumping, fist-pump-worthy news.

Book Cover Reveals

Links go to Goodreads pages.

2011 Debuts



Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez (Fall 2011)
This sounds pretty cool, and the cover is simple yet suitable to its synopsis.

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (March 24, 2011)
How beautiful yet creepy is that cover? Even before the reveal I knew this'd catch my eye.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (April 19, 2011)
After reading the blurb and seeing the cover, I'm sold!



The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (October 1, 2011)
I like the concept design for the cover. Fairies have never been my favourite, but hopefully Hamilton gets it right!

Don't Expect Magic by Kathy MacCullough (November 8, 2011)
Sounds like a lot of fun! Fairy Godmothers!!

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner (May 10, 2011)
Having read Of Mice and Men before, I'm interested to see how this book goes.


The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Steampunk! Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties called it awesome. ;)

Established authors


Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls, #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
What a dark outlook! I expect great things from this new series.

Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston
Haven't read up on this one much, but the cover is the kind that one could just sit and analyse for each minute detail.

Series Additions




So Silver Bright (Eyes Like Stars, #3) by Lisa Mantchev
Another otherworldly beautiful portrait for Mantchev's last installment. Anyone surprised?

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White
You've seen this one around, no doubt. May Evie forever stand behind flowers, and wear irrevocably flowy dresses.


Movie News

There has been a lot of film rights being thrown around with YA books. These are two such books that I have just found out have scored their own movies!

  1. Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
Synopsis: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.


My Thoughts:

I remember right after I finished this book that I roamed Youtube in search for fan-made trailers and the like, and now that a movie is actually happening, I'm cautious in my joy. I want so badly for this movie to be a success and well-liked among even non-readers, because a) Jay Asher is awesome and his novel needs a movie that pays due homage to it, b) There needs to be a bigger movie market for stuff that isn't all just action and gunfire, or romance and falling over the place. I was unsure about Selena Gomez, both in regards to her look and whether she'd be able to pull off Hannah's tortured and lonely, misunderstood personality. Time will only tell whether she's fit to the punch.

Links:

Jay's announcement post
Source
Skeptical about Selena Gomez?
Skeptical about Gomez? #2


  1. Forgotten by Cat Patrick

AU/UK/US Covers

Synopsis:

Past. Present. Future. Which matters most?

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her memory of that day is erased.  In the morning, all London can “remember” are events from her future and the people who will play a part in it.  In order to get by, London relies on reminder notes and a trusted friend to navigate relationships and high school life. Adaptable by nature, she tries to view her memory loss as a fact of life rather than a condition. But when London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flashforwards, as the case may be, she realizes that in order to understand her present and her future, she must solve the mystery of her past.

My Thoughts: I am pleasantly surprised that Cat Patrick has already scored herself a film deal, for her still-unreleased debut novel, Forgotten! I have been in love with the covers and the synopsis of this book for, well, since I saw it for the first time. I can't wait to be wow-ed as other bloggers have been so far. No doubt Patrick has earned herself a great headstart - I haven't seen so many publishing deals for a debut novel, just like that, ever! She's doing something right.

Along with the movie publishing deal, we now know who will be playing the main character, London: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit).

Links:



  1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Steph Chobsky
Synopsis: Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.
My Thoughts: I just saw this over at Roof Beam Reader's blog. Now I haven't read this yet, but I've read the first few chapters and I can't wait until I can get around to reading it. And seeing the movie.

I read somewhere before that Emma Watson, who played as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, was not going to be doing anymore acting. Maybe that was a rumour or something, but anyway, she's going to be in this movie, with Logan Lerman, who played in Jack & Bobby and The Lightning Thief!! It's going to be very strange seeing Watson as anyone other than Miss Granger, but I can't wait to see how she adapts to a new role.

Links:

Emma Watson



Lots of great news. I am once again reminded of how time-consuming all the HTML code proofing and grammar revision can be. I hope you discover a new title or two! I don't plan to make either new book covers or movie deals a meme of sorts, as there are several out there already, but I really do love bringing some good news onto the blog every now and then!
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