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    Bookish and Blogish News (#30)

    Bookish and Bloggish 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! *** Cover Reveal: Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne This is the fantastic cover for Tanya Byrne’s new book Follow Me Down. I LOVED Tanya’s Heart Shaped Bruise and I really can’t wait to see what she has it store for us next. This was revealed on the UKYA site last week, if you don’t know about that site and you are interested in UK young adult fiction,…

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    Bookish and Bloggish News (#29)

    Bookish and Bloggish 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! Cover Reveal: Darren Shan – Zom-B Angels (Zom-B #4) I loved the first book in this series, Zom-B, and am planning on reading the second and third very soon.  Zom-B Angels is the fourth and will be published on June 20th 2013! I’m not sharing the blurb with you becuase I don’t want to read it in case it contains spoilers for the other books in the series…

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    Fallen In Love (Fallen 3.5) – Lauren Kate

    ***Whilst I have taken great care not to spoil any of the story in this review please take note that this is book 3.5 of the Fallen series so therefore will contain spoilers for the earlier books*** Unexpected. Unrequited. Forbidden. Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories combine over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in Medieval England. Miles and Shelby find love where they  least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding-and losing love. Arianne pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the first -and last- time, Daniel and Luce  will…

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    Lauren Kate at Preston City Hall

    So a few weeks ago I went to see Lauren Kate have a chat at Preston City Hall. The event was arranged by SilverDell Books who are a local indie bookseller in my area.  I was lucky this time though and my and my sister set off to the City Hall. Lauren Kate seemed really at ease and dived straight into an extract from Rapture, the fourth and final book in the Fallen series. Following that Lauren talked a little about the series and how Rapture is the conclusion to it. I was worried that there would be too much given away about Rapture as I had only just finished…

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    Passion (Fallen #3) – Lauren Kate

    ***Passion is the third in the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Whilst I have taken care not to give too much away; if you have not read the first two books, Fallen and Torment, then this review will contain spoilers.*** “A shot rang out. A broad gate banged open. A pounding of horses’ hooves echoed around the track like a massive clap of thunder.  ‘And they’re off!’ Sophia Bliss adjusted the wide brim of her feathered hat. It was a muted shade of mauve, twenty seven inches in diameter, with a drop-down chiffon veil. Large enough to make her look like a proper horseracing enthusiast, not so gaudy as to…

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    Torment – Lauren Kate

    ***Torment is the second in the fallen series by Lauren Kate. Whilst I have taken care not to, if you have not read the first, Fallen, then this review may contain spoilers.*** “Daniel stared out at the bay. His eyes were as grey as the thick fog enveloping the Sausalito shoreline, as the choppy water lapping the pebble beach beneath his feet. There was no violet to his eyes now at all; he could feel it. She was too far away.” Luce and Daniel are forced apart as the danger to Luce is increased. Whisked away to another strange school Luce is angry that Daniel cant stay with her, wontexplain…

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    Fallen – Lauren Kate

    “Around midnight, her eyes at last took shape. The look in them was feline, half determined and half tentative – all trouble. Yes, they were just right, those eyes. Rising up to her fine, elegant brow, inches from the dark cascade of hair.” Luce was so far out of her comfort range in was unreal. Her parents having just dropped her off at Sword and Cross reform school and this was unlike any other school she’d ever seen. With high security fencing, a no mobile phone policy and CCTV everywhere you look Luce knew this wasn’t just a school – it was a prison. However since her boyfriend mysteriously died…