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!
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson & Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
The wonderful people at Hatchette Children’s books have acquired two awesome books from the states. I mentioned in a previous news post that they would be publishing Peter Pan inspired Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Hatchette however recently announced that the publication date for the book will be October 3rd. Also, Antigoddess, a new series from Kendare Blake, will be published by the house on September 10th – to coincide with the US release. I am very excited for both of these, especially Antigoddess as I LOVED Anna Dressed in Blood.
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
The cover reveal for Neil Gaiman’s new book, Fortunately, the Milk, happened last week and it has a dinosaur on it… do I need to say more?
To find out more about this amazing sounding book, which will be released by Bloomsbury on Septemebr 17th, head on over to Neil Gaiman’s website.
Michael Grant in the UK
Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, BZRK and co-author of Eve and Adam, is visiting the UK in the upcoming weeks. If you are a fan and are in London, Plymouth or Dublin you may want to try and catch him at the dates below.
6.30pm Wednesday 24 April
In conversation with journalist Lucy Mangan
4pm- 5pm Saturday 27 April
Signing at Muswell Hill bookshop
72 Fortis Green Rd London, Greater London N10 3HN
6.30 – 7.30pm Monday 29 April
Waterstones Plymouth (65-69 George Street, PL1 1RJ)
6pm Thursday 2nd May
Eason O’Connell, Dublin
Talk and Q&A
4pm Friday 3rd May
Eason Dundrum, Dublin
Strange Chemistry signs up for more Cassandra Rose Clarke books and debut novel from Sarah Raughtley
Strange Chemistry will be publishing two new novels from Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of two of the publishers other titles; The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish. The two novels will be set in the same world as the authors first two titles from Strange Chemistry and will be called The Wizard’s Promise and The Nobleman’s Revenge.
Feather Bound is the debut novel of Sarah Raughtley and will be published in May 2014. The story follows Deanna who’s missing friend, Hyde, reappears to claim a wealthy inheritance and causes problems for Deanna who has a secret she wants no one to know. The Strange Chemistry blurb reads:
When Deanna’s missing friend Hyde turns up at his father’s funeral to claim his corporate empire and inheritance, she is swept into his glittering world of paparazzi and wealth.
But re-kindling her friendship and the dizzying new emotions along for the ride are the least of her concerns. Because Deanna has a secret – and somebody knows. Someone who is out to get Hyde. And if she doesn’t play along, and help the enemy destroy him…she will be sold to the highest bidder in the black market for human swans.
Now Deanna is struggling to break free from the gilded cage that would trap her forever…
Feather Bound is a dark debut reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez’s A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, and the twisted truth behind the fairy tale of Cinderella.
The Ghosting of Gods by Cricket Baker
The Ghosting of Gods by Cricket Baker will be published on May 31st through John Hunt Publishing. It follows the story of an exorcist, Jesse, who is banished to a haunted world when he defies the ruling of his priests. With an interesting blurb and a creepy trailer I may just have to check this one out myself!
Heroic by Phil Earle
I am currently reading this one and I am really enjoying it. Its emotional and powerful and the writing is fantastic, just what I expect from the exceptional Phil Earle. Due to my excitement over the book, which publishes from Penguin next Thursday, I wanted to share the simple yet wonderful trailer with you all.
Thats all from me this week. I hope I haven’t bored you all too much with news that is a little older than usual. You will be happy to know that things should be pretty much back to normal on the blog form today on. Thanks for staying with me after my little break!