Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy!
Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff Trailer
The guys over at Hatchette released this pretty darn cool trailer for the new novel Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff. It looks like a TV series trailer and makes me even more excited for the book!
The School for Good and Evil Trailer
How amazing is this trailer, so spellbinding and just incredible. I cannot wait to read The School and Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, published this past week by HarperCollins
Mayhew’s Month of Monsters
To Celebrate the launch of Jon Mayhew’s Monster’s Odyssey: The Eye of Neptune Bloomsbury Children’s books has created an interactive calendar to run the who of May with a different monster behind each door.
The calendar will be hosted via Jon’s website, and every day a new door will be activated, featuring a monster drawn by talented artist, Mike Love, and comes with a bio by Jon Mayhew. Head on over to the site today to view the first 4 monsters and keep checking in throughout the month of May!
Inkslingers Blog from Walker books
The wonderful folks at Walker Children’s books have launched a new blog called Inkslingers, which is another word for author and sounds pretty cool. At the minute there’s guest posts and info about the upcoming Mortal Instruments movie. Check it out here.
Strange Chemistry Sign new author MG Buehrlen
Strange Chemistry have signed up new author MG Buehrlen, who also happens to be the mastermind behind YAbookscentral.com! The announcement came through this week that SC have sign MG up for a two-book deal, the first of which is entitled The Fifty-seven lives of Alex Wayfare and will be published in March 2014. The second book will follow early in 2015. You can read the blurb for The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare below and the full release about the deal here.
For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she’s really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World’s Fair.
But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can’t explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal’s office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.
It isn’t until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren’t really visions. Alex is a Descender – capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories.
Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want Alex to travel again. Ever.
And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.