Bookish and Blogish News (#40)

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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Allegiant UK Cover Reveal 

This will be the third book in the Divergent trilogy, coming from Harper Collins in October. The cover fits well with the other UK covers but I’m afraid I do not like them. I think the three uk covers are really generic and I much prefer the US covers. The US Allegiant cover was revealed just a few days before the UK one and can be seen below.
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Strange Chemistry sign up a new debut author
Strange Chemistry are a relatively new YA imprint and I think they are doing a great job of signing up amazing new authors. This week they announced that they were signing Danielle Jenson up for a three book deal, the first of which will be called Stolen Songbird and will be published in early 2014. The book sounds like an incredible epic fantasy and I am definitely looking forward to hearing more. You can visit Danielle at her website here and read the blurb to Stolen Songbird below. 
Trolls are said to love gold. They are said to live underground and hate humans. They are said to be evil.  When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and sold to the trolls, she finds out that there is truth in the rumours, but there is also so much more to trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus, the city she hadn’t even known existed under Forsaken Mountain: escape. But the trolls are inhumanly strong. And fast. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something strange happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall in love with the handsome, thoughtful troll prince that she has been bonded and married to. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll/part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter from Goshawk’s Hollow. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch.
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Readaraptor is A Daydreamer’s Thoughts’ Blogger Spotlight!

I am over on Faye’s blog, A Daydreamer’s Thoughts, today as part of her monthly blogger spotlight. The post involves a lovely Q&A between me and Faye and I just want to say a huge thank you to Faye for having Readaraptor as her monthly blogger spotlight! 
You can read the post here. 

  • So looking forward to Allegiant!

  • I’m like you and prefer the US covers. The UK ones are too boring, in my opinion. 🙂