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Bookish News (#54)

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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New Hot Key Books Covers: 

Say Her Name by James Dawson

Burn by Monica Hesse 
So Hot Key Books shared two awesome new covers this week and I am loving them both. Burn is just as understated as its predecessor, Stray, and intrigues me so much, definitely looking forward to that one! Say Her Name is James Dawsons next one and looks awesome, I always complain that there aren’t enough YA horrors out there that actually terrify me but I think this one might! 
Burn will be released in February 2014 and Say Her Name will follow in May. 

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New Divergent Trilogy Covers
So there are new Divergent Trilogy covers that have been announced. These are UK Covers to coincide with the film I believe… and they also seem to have adopted the ‘adult’ style that Harry Potter and The Hunger Games tried. I don’t like them as much as the others but I think they are still pretty nice and think that they may be quite successful, especially if they are put into the adult fiction section of bookstores. 

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When did You Last Cry? Teardrop trailer
The guys at Random House UK asked some of us bloggers to be a part of this awesome trailer for Lauren Kates new book Teardrop, which hits shelves next Tuesday. I wish I could have been involved but I love the video regardless and tbh, both See You At Harry’s and Second Chance Summer made me cry like a baby too!! 

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So thats pretty much all I have for you at the minute… There’s probably plenty of other news out there but as you may have noticed things have been a little hectic for me lately. I am working two jobs kinda and looking for/applying for new full time jobs as I am desperately trying to better my work life and that takes a lot of time and effort. 

On top of that I’ve been in a bit of a slump reading wise and busy doing other none book related things so things are a bit crazy. I am hoping everythings calmed down a bit now and whilst I am still doing some of the stuff (job related especially) I think I might be back on track. 

So again, sorry for the slight issues and hardly posting anything this past week, I have stuff scheduled and ready to post next week, as well as things I need to write up like the events I went to as part of Manchester Book Festival, in the meantime you should all also read this awesome speech from Neil Gaiman that the Guardian posted the other day! 

  • I’m totally with you on complaining about how there’s not enough YA horrors that actually scare me out there, I think Say Her Name will do the trick!
    I agree, I don’t like the new Divergent covers as much, but definitely think they’ll have more of that ‘adult’ feel that they’re probably going for.
    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Hmm, not a fan of the new Divergent covers; they’re too much like the newer THG ones. Speaking of which have you seen the new gold THG cover? I really dislike it.

  • Oh yes – more YA horrors would be fab!

    I’m also not really a fan of the new Divergent covers. *whispers* Still think the original ones were the best 🙂