bookish and bloggish news (#20)

Hey guys, some very exciting news for you this week and I dont want to bore you so I’m just gunna jump straight in.
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Emilie and the Hollow World – Martha Wells cover reveal
This is due for release early next year from the lovely guys at Strange Chemistry. It sounds fantastic and the cover and blurb have me intrigued, I cant wait to find out more and give it a read. 
Goodreads Summary:
While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie’s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure. Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende’s missing father. With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.

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Hidden – Marianne Curley 
This is Marianne Curley’s return to writing book after an eight year break. Unfortunately Marianne was diagnosed with a condition which she very nearly died from, its awful but thankfully Marianne was lucky and recovered. I had heard of Marianne before her break but I hadn’t read anything by her. This book was announced via the Bloomsbury Facebook page this week. Hidden is the first in a new trilogy and it has a beautiful cover and blurb:
Ebony has always known that she is different. Her violet eyes mark her out, and her protective parents have kept her in a gorgeous valley, home-schooled, safe from everything – almost as if she’s being hidden. But she’s changing: glowing, getting more and more beautiful, and stronger than anyone knows. Ebony can’t stay hidden for ever, and when she meets complicated, intense Jordan, something explodes inside her – something that can be seen from the heavens; something that changes everything. Ebony is a stolen angel, concealed on Earth. Now the heavens have found her, they want her back.
Fans of Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush Saga and L.A. Weatherly’s Angel series will adore Hidden. Full of irresistible romance and breath-taking suspense, this is a sensational start to a brilliant new series. Get ready to be swept away by this spellbinding story of eternal love.
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Neil Gaiman and friends celebrate 10 years of Coraline 
so Coraline by Neil Gaiman is 10 years old. Not content with just giving it a ten year anniversary cover Neil decided her would do a series of videos, each a reading of each chapter. Not only is Neil taking part himself but he’s asked his friends to help out too and there are readings from Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Lemony Snicket and Cassandra Clare, among others. If you want to find out more or watch the videos please visit this site. 
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Blogink competition 
MIRAInk have announced the details of a fantastic competition to become their new regular blogger. This competition is open to all bloggers and the result will be a paid blogger position working for MIRAInk. You can find out more information by visiting their facebook app all about the competition. 
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Thanks for reading guys. I hope you have an awesome weekend! 
  • Hidden sounds so good! Can’t believe we have to wait till June though 🙁