Bookish News

Bookish News (#47)

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!


Geek Girl: Model Misfit cover revealed

The cover for Model Misfit, the second in the Geek Girl series by Holly Smale, has been revealed and just how awesome is that.. I love the cheekiness of it and it fits so well with the first book. Below you can read the blurb for the book which will be published on September 26th. 
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”
Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.
What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.
With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes.
Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like.
Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?
Write For The Gods Competition
The wonderful folks over at Pufin/Penguin are currently running a Write for the Gods competition. Read on for more info! 
Write for the Gods’ short story contest
·         Offering young people the chance to show off their storytelling skills for money-can’t-buy prizes
·         Michelle Paver is calling on young wannabe writers to take inspiration from her books and adventures and submit their own original tale of up to 450 words
·         The ten most imaginative and exciting stories – as selected by Michelle herself – will be published online as part of an official Write for the Gods page on social media platform Tumblr, and appear on the new Gods and Warriors website.
·         Winning entrants will also receive signed copies of The Burning Shadow, as well as the original Gods and Warriors book and other titles from the writer’s back catalogue.
·         Taking part is simple. Just visit where you will find some opening lines written by Michelle to get your entry started, along with step by step instructions for sending in your finished story.
·         The first two winners will be revealed on 26 July, with two more unveiled every week until 23 August 2013.
·         Gods and Warriors: The Burning Shadow is published in Puffin hardback on 1st August 2013. Visit or follow on Twitter @PuffinBooks.
Murder on The Beach Blog Tour 
The #MurderontheBeach blog tour from James Dawson and Kate Harrison kicked off on Thursday. It should be a great set of posts and I’m delighted to be a part of it. Come back here on Thursday 8th August to read James’ and Kate’s top five goodbyes!
Thats all from me this week, I am having a bit of a crazy time of things at the minute with working and trying to fit life in around two jobs so I am struggling to read blog posts and things like that, I’m so sorry. I want to say a huge thank you to people who take the time to read mine though, I really appreciate all of you! x


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