Bookish and Blogish News (#39)


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!

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If You Find Me by Emily MurdochTrailer



The trailer for the immensely incredible If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, published by Indigo, was revealed this week over at the Dark Readers blog. It is brilliant and makes me what to read the book all over again. Check out the trailer above, the blurb below and my review of the book here

Goodreads Summary:
THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND …

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and the girls are found by their father, a stranger, and taken to re-enter the “normal” life of school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must come to terms with the truth of why their mother spirited them away ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go … a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

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New Indigo Cover Reveals: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher & Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

These new covers have recently been annouced by Indigo, and I really love them both! The Ketchup Clouds one is pretty striking and whilst I prefer the Hardback edition (here) I do like this one too. The original Midwinterblood cover which I have and read (here) was pretty cool but gave across a different feel than the new cover and I think I prefer the new one a lot. 
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Patrick Ness Announced as the Fifth Doctor! 
Ok so this isn’t as exciting as that headline made it out to be… however it was announced this week that Patrick Ness is the author of the fifth book in the new short stories Dr Who books which are being published to mark the 50th anniversary of the show! 

There hasn’t been too much announced as of yet but you can read what has been here, where you can find links to preorder the e-book. 

The stories will be published as a paperback anthology in November to coincide with the 50th anniversary and I personally will be waiting for that! 
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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo UK Cover Reveal
This is the incredible new cover for the second book in the Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo and I cannot wait to read it. I got a copy of the special omnibus edition of the Grisha series but you can buy the second book, Siege and Storm separately from June 6th. 
If you were a fan of book one Shadow and Bone (also known as The Gathering Dark) you can also join in with the #GrishaArmy over on the Fierce Fiction Tumblr page… Head on over there to find out more! 
Check out the blurb for Siege and Storm below, but be warned, it may contain spoilers for the first book! 
Goodreads summary:
Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
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Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin cover reveal
Those guys over at Indigo really have been busy this week as the have also released the cover for the second in the Bethany Griffin series, The Masque of the Red Death. I loved the first book and especially its cover so I am glad they have followed it up with this stunner. The blurb can be read below, but again it is the second in the series so careful for spoilers! 
Goodreads Summary: 
In Dance of the Red Death, Araby’s world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she finds herself and discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her city.

Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball, though it could destroy her and everyone she loves…or it could turn her into a hero.

With a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, Bethany Griffin concludes her tragic and mysterious Red Death series with a heroine that young adult readers will never forget.
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Blog Tour News

I will be taking part in two blog tours in the upcoming weeks. 

The first will mark the publication of The Drowning by Rachel Ward. Rachel will be on Readaraptor on Thursday 16th May talking about growing up and writing. It’s a great post and my review of the book is due to publish on Wednesday too! 

The second will be for Cat Patrick’s new book The originals. I’m not sure what Cat will be talking about yet but be sure to visit on the 28th May to find out! 
I am really intrigued by The Originals as it sounds very different to Cat’s other two novels but I am really looking forward to reading it and sharing my thoughts with you guys!