Monday, April 23, 2012

Cool Bookish News

Cassandra Clare
Holly Black
Some cool bookish news has surfaced lately.....
Two of the hottest YA authors out there are teaming up in their first full length collaboration....

Scholastic recently signed Black (Tithe, The Curse Workers Series, The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Clare (The Mortal instruments and The Infernal Devices Series) for a 5 book Middle Grade Series Deal. The First book, entitled The Iron Trial, is due out in 2014.
Here's the synopsis:

In this exciting new series, twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

Woo Hoo for Middle Grade books, and by two of my favorite authors to boot! Check out more info at Scholastic.

Last Friday, Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey Series and The Blood of Eden Series) announced that her upcoming release The Immortal Rules, due to release on April 24, has been optioned for a film by Palomar pictures. Here's a bit of the press release:
Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson was passionate about The Immortal Rules’ film potential and quick to secure film rights for the book and the Blood of Eden series. “It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century. 
     Julie Kagawa felt that Sighvatsson was the right producer to partner with because of his tremendous track record for getting his films made and his passion for her books. "Joni does not take on a project unless he really loves it," Kagawa said. "He's thoughtful and established, and I know he's going to make a great movie that respects my material."
      Natashya Wilson, senior editor for Harlequin TEEN, is thrilled that Kagawa's novels are finally coming to the big screen. "Julie writes in such a cinematic way, I have seen her books as films from day one. Her fans have been clamoring for Julie Kagawa movies for a long time and I am so pleased that they are finally going to get their wish fulfilled!"

I think this is awesome! The book hasn't even released yet and already optioned. Sounds promising...You can read the entire press release at Julie Kagawa's blog.

And from The Huffington Post and fellow YA blogger Lisa at Read, Breathe, Relax this article: 
What's Next After The Hunger Games: 10 Young Adult Dystopias Coming out 2012.

Included on the list:
The Hunt by Andrew Fukada (May 8)
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (August 7)
Beta by Rachel Cohn (October 16)
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Taylor (November 13).

Think these are some good reads for those of us in need of a post Hunger Games fix? Read the article and see the entire list here. 

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten List is out. This years nominations include:

Ashes by Ilsa Bick
Divergent by Veronica Roth 
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman

What do you think of some of the nominations? Check out the complete list here.

AND also from YALSA:

April is National Poetry Month and check out these awesome examples of book spine poetry:

Guess what favorite book of mine is the inspiration for this poem?

Here are a few other book spine poems.

Can you guess what books inspired each of these? Check out the YALSA site for the answers and see more book spine poems:)  I think these are so much fun, I may try a few from my home library! But I get the feeling it is harder than it looks!


  1. Great post!
    I'll try a book poem too. Will get back to you on that...

    1. Yeah. It's HARD. I've been half heartedly trying for a couple of days. Book Spine poet I am not:)

  2. Hi! I just joined Southern Book Bloggers, and I'm trying to connect with the other people on the site. I'm following your blog now—it's really cute! Here's mine if you want to check it out:


    1. Hey Cheyenne, nice to meet a fellow Southern book blogger:) I'm FL, what about you?

  3. Oh yay about the collab MG series! Thanks for all the bookish news. Seems like I miss so much of it, sk thanks for posting about it!


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