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    Bookish and Blogish News (#31)

    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! *** New Signing: Amalie Howard signed to Strange Chemistry Strange Cheimstry have signed up author Amazlie Howard for two books, the first will be called The Almost Girl. The Almost Girl will be released in early 2014 and sounds like a must read for anyone out there who loves their dystopian/fantasy novels to have a hint of romance:  Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from…

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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…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Pantomime – Laura Lam

    R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide. Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star. But…

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    The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke

    “I ain’t ever been one to trust beautiful people, and Tarrin of the Hariri was the most beautiful man I ever saw. You know how in the temples they got those paintings of all the gods and goddesses hanging on the wall above the row of prayer-candles? And you’re supposed to meditate on them so as the gods can hear your request better? Tarrin of the Hariri looked jut like one of those paintings. Golden skin and huge black eyes and this smile that probably worked on every girl from here to the ice-islands. I hated him on sight.” Ananna of the Tanarau clan flees when her parents try to…

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    Poltergeeks – Sean Cummings

    “Mrs Gilbert literally flew out the front door of her house. I should add that Marcus Guffman and I had absolutely nothing to do with it because frankly, I’ve had it with the whole irresponsible teenager thing.” When Julie’s neighbour is thrown from her house by a poltergeist witch in training Julie knows something strange is going on. She traps the spirit but then another attacks her best friend Marcus and that’s not normal. Taking the spirit to her mother the three are attacked again when an exorcism is undertaken. Investigating further it would appear that something is trying to lure Julie in, especially when a large scale paranormal assault…

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    Blog Tour: The Assassin’s Curse and Competition!

    Today I have Cassandra Rose Clarke on the blog talkiang about her wonderful new book, The Assassin’s Curse, and how the idea of pirates came about as one of the main topics within it!  *** I sat down to write The Assassin’s Curse more or less as an experiment: I wanted to both start and finish a secondary-world fantasy novel. In the original story idea, Ananna was a completely different character. She was someone more like Leila, older, more worldly and sophisticated. And a witch, not a pirate at all. The story was going to revolve around her and Naji (who was a little more sinister at this point as…