Sunday, January 13, 2013

News for Nerds (12)

Woot woot!  New year, more blogging time, more News for Nerds posts!

News For Nerds is a feature here on Katie’s Book Blog to help catch you up on all the bookish news you might have missed. Check back every other Sunday to find out about cover reveals, book deals, movie news, and more.

Ebook steals:


Crash by Nicole Williams – $1.99 – Amazon
Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – $2.99 – Amazon
Wake (Watersong #1) by Amanda Hocking – $2.99 – Amazon
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) by Melissa de la Cruz – $3.99 – Amazon
Ruined by Paula Morris – $2.51 – Amazon
Not That Kind of Girl by Siobahn Vivian – $2.51 – Amazon
Jane by April Lindner – $2.99 – Amazon
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg – $2.51 – Amazon
Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne – $1.99 – Amazon
Infinite Days (Vampire Queen #1) by Rebecca Maizel – $2.99 – Amazon
Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark – $1.99 – Amazon
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen – $0.99 – Amazon
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon – $1.99 – Amazon
Beastly by Alex Flinn – $1.99 – Amazon
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker – $1.99 – Amazon
Lies That Bind (Liar Society #2) by Lisa and Laura Roecker – $1.99 – Amazon
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – $2.99 – Amazon
None of the Regular Rules by Erin Downing – $2.99 – Amazon

Movie news:

This week Entertainment Weekly released some brand new photos that Hunger Games fans will adore.  First they posted EW’s Catching Fire cover here and as if that wasn’t enough they followed it up with some new photos here!  Head on over and check out Finnick (you know you want to!)

It looks like the Divergent movie could have a Four very soon.  According to Variety, Lucas Till, Alex Pettyfer, and Jeremy Irvine are three front-runners for the role.  Personally I don’t see any of them as Four but what can you do?

The Host movie has a ton of new posters and pictures.  Head over to Alice Marvels to check them all out!

Publishing news:

All you Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie fans should be happy.  Megan McCafferty announced her new book,JESSICA DARLING’S IT LIST: THE (TOTALLY NOT) GUARANTEED GUIDE TO POPULARITY, PRETTINESS AND PERFECTION, which will be released in September of this year.  The book will follow middle school age Jessica, Marcus, Hope, and the Clueless Crew.

MacMillan Children’s is following the herd and creating Swoon Reads, a website where authors can upload their work, readers can read it and rate it, and the highest rating books will get published by MacMillan.  Head over to MacTeen Books site for more info!

Book trailer of the week:


Noteworthy blog posts/articles:

Nicole over at Word For Teens posted a really thought provoking discussion about labeling YA books.  Head over to Word For Teens to read!  You should also check out Nicole’s discussion about New Adult books.  

Renae over at Respiring Thoughts posted a lovely discussion about books that stick with you and those that don’t.  Head over to Respiring Thoughts to read!

April over at Good Books and Good Wine posted about the age old questions that bloggers get “how do you find time to read?”  Head over to Good Books and Good Wine to check out what she has to say about that question!

Bekka over at Pretty Deadly Reviews posted about a very serious issue for bloggers.  How do you pick your next book?  Head over to Pretty Deadly Reviews to read her methods and offer up your own!

Giveaways:
Win a copy of Nobody and Every Other Day from Sarah’s Random Musings! 
Win a copy of The Pledge and The Essence from Finding Bliss in Books!
Win an ARC of Unravel Me from Novel Sounds!
Win a copy of Opal from The Readers Den!
Win a copy of Lies Beneath from Book Snob!
Win a copy of The Cadet of Tildor from Jessabella Reads!
Win a copy of Dust Girl from Rainy Day Ramblings!

Cover reveals:

21 Comments

  1. Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews

    Oh wow, thank you for the mention Katie!

    I personally don’t see any of those as Four either. If they cast Alex Pettyfer though, I probably won’t even see it. I all ready really dislike Shailene Woodley for Tris, so I’m the opposite of excited right now.

  2. Sierra

    Yay!!! Please do more of these posts because I LOVE them!!! I can kinda see Lucas Till/Alex Pettyfer making an okay Tobias. I really don’t think anyone could play him perfectly though. Is there anyone else who thinks Alex should have been cast as Jace? Because I hate the casting… Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

  3. Aneeqah

    How I love these posts! They’re always SO happy. I’m totally unhappy with the Divergent casting, and I don’t plan to watch the movie. The book is perfect in my head, and that’s how I want it to stay. That may change later on though. ;) Anyways, there are some really awesome cover reveals too! I especially like Mistwalker’s, and I can’t believe how I haven’t heard of it before.

    Thanks for sharing Katie! <3

  4. Michelle

    Wow Pushing the Limits for 2.99!! That is a steal! I’ve been so excited for the Jessica Darling Prequel, and now there’s a date!!! SO excited! Thanks for sharing, I love this feature :)

  5. Maji Bookshelf

    i agree with you.. I am not liking who they cast as Tris, and now the top runners for Four are NOT impressive whatsoever.. divergent is one of my all time favorite books but now I’m not excited ONE BIT for the movie =(

    as for The Host, i feel the actors playing melanie/wanda and jared fit the part but the guy playing Ian? where did HE COME FROM? :S

    great post Katie!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  6. Audris

    Thanks for sharing all of this. I love these posts! Currently reading The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden and I’m so happy I got it. It’s a great contemporary. All those cover reveals are so pretty! Can’t wait for them to be on my shelves :)

  7. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    News for Nerds is back! Yay, this is my favorite meme.
    You should try The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen. I really love that book. But above all I recommend Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. That book is a MUST read. My heart still hurts just thinking about that one…

  8. Annie

    These are one of my favorite posts from you! It’s so nice having bookish news in one place. I love seeing the pretty collage of cover reveals; my favorite is The Morning Star.

    Annie :)

  9. Gaby S

    WOW. Katie, this is AMAZING. I mean, I love the concept in general, but all of the information you’ve managed to compile is incredible. Thanks so much for taking the time!

    Gaby :)

  10. Christina Kit.

    The Lonely Hearts Club was such a good, meaningful book and I’m so happy even today it’s on sale at times :)

    It’s so cool to see how wary people were about the Divergent movie, wondering about the casting choices, and now most people love it :)

    Did you enjoy it ?

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