Sunday, February 17, 2013

News for Nerds (14)

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:

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke – $2.99 – Amazon
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller – $0.99 – Amazon
Knight Angels: Book of Love by Abra Ebner – $0.99 – Amazon
The Named by Marianne Curley – $1.59 – Amazon
Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen – $1.59 – Amazon
Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley – $1.99 – Amazon
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams – $1.99 – Amazon
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu – $1.99 – Amazon
Breathe by Sarah Crossan – $1.99 – Amazon
The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker – $1.99 – Amazon
Undone by Brooke Taylor – $1.99 – Amazon
Radiate by Marley Gibson – $1.99 – Amazon
Everneath by Brodi Ashton – $2.99 – Amazon
Fated by Alyson Noel – $2.99 – Amazon
Touched by Corrine Jackson – $2.99 – Amazon
Slide by Jill Hathaway – $2.99 – Amazon


Movie/TV news:


You know that awesome trilogy of contemporary young adult books by Jenny Han, the Summer trilogy?  Well, it’s been optioned for a TV show!  According to Hypable, Lionsgate TV has optioned the trilogy.  It looks like Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah could be coming to the small screen!

There has been a lot of casting news for The Book Thief movie lately.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse, Ben Schnetzer, and Nico Liersch are all set to star in the film adaptation. 

Lauren Kate’s Fallen series is one step closer to the big screen!  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fallen might just have a director sometime soon.  Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks is in final negotiations.  It’s about time this series made it to the big screen!

Not only does Julie Kagawa have a new series coming out, that same series has already been picked up by Universal with Chris Morgan set to produce.  The series is untitled as of right now but The Hollywood Reporter has more details about it.

The Maze Runner movie has a release date!  And it’s the same day as another major YA movie.  February 14, 2014 is going to be heaven for book lovers.  Vampire Academy and The Maze Runner?  I won’t be leaving the theater at all that day!  Head over to Hit Fix for all the details.

The Madman’s Daughter is coming to the big screen.  Fake Empire has optioned The Madman’s Daughter and it looks like things are progressing.  Head over to Entertainment Weekly for an interview with Megan Shepherd and get some of your questions answered.

It was recently announced that Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy was being made into a TV show and we now have our Lena!  According to Entertainment Weekly, Emma Roberts (Julia Robert’s niece) has been cast as Lena.  Also, according to Digital Spy, Corey Reynolds has joined Emma Roberts in the cast.  He will be playing Lawrence Task. 

Publishing news:

As mentioned above, Julie Kagawa has a new series coming out!  It’s not set to be published until 2015 but it has to be good if it’s already been optioned for a movie.  Head over to Examiner for more info!

Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series is coming to a close this year but she’s already hard at work on her next series.  The as yet untitled series will take place in Egypt and will hit shelves Spring 2015.  Head over to RT Book Reviews for more info!

Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy just came to a close with the release of Sever on February 12.  Don’t worry though, Lauren also just announced her next series!  Lauren DeStefano’s new utopian series is called The Internment Chronicles and starts off with Perfect Ruin, set to be released in Spring 2014.  Head over to USA Today for all the details.

Veronica Roth is probably having a blast teasing readers right now.  We still don’t have a title or a cover but we do have a release date for the third Divergent book.  You guys might want to ask off the day of October 22 because I doubt anyone will be getting any work/school done.  Head over to Veronica’s blog to congratulate her and beg for more details!

Andrea Cremer has made fans of the Nightshade trilogy very happy this past week.  It seems that the Nightshade series is not quite over.  Snakeroot, set to be published this December, is the first in a new trilogy following Adne, set shortly after Bloodrose.  Head over to Bookish for all the details, including the wonderful cover.

Speaking of Bookish, have you heard of it?  It’s a new site which is a joint project of Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster.  The aim of this new site is to promote books and help improve the discovery of books.  I highly recommend heading over to Bookish and checking it out!  USA Today also has more information about the site.

That’s not the only new book related site out there though.  Novl from Little, Brown is a new community for young adult book lovers.  The goal of Novl is to bring readers together and create fun new content to share.  Head over to Novl and start exploring.

Stephenie Meyer is on tour for the Host movie.  Sadly she won’t be coming anywhere near me but some of you might get the chance to meet her.  Twilight Lexicon has all the details about the signings.

There’s a new young readers imprint out there: Alonquin Young Readers.  Alonquin Young Readers has been in the works for quite some time but it’s finally here.  The first line up of books will be released this fall.  Head over to Publishers Weekly for all the details about the new imprint and some of the books they’ll be publishing.

Book trailer of the week:

Noteworthy blog posts/articles:

I tend to steer clear of any posts that could get me in trouble.  Megan over at Book Brats does not.  Recently she posted one of the most honest, most awesome discussions I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.  Want to know the confessions of a jealous blogger?  Head over to Book Brats!

Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner posted a super fun discussion about used books (and some of the crazy things she has found in them.)  Head over to The Perpetual Page-Turner and add your two cents about used books!

Bookshelves and book organizing are really important things to book lovers.  It’s an art form to some of us.  Shanyn over at Chick Loves Lit wants to know how you organize your bookshelves.  Head over to Chick Loves Lit and let her know!

Renae over at Respiring Thoughts clearly has a lot on her mind.  Recently she posted two wonderful discussions.  The first is her UnValentine list of unpopular opinions regarding some YA couples that most bloggers adore.  She also posted about mid-series novellas and what she thinks of them.  Head over to Respiring Thoughts to leave your comments!

Clearly Valentine’s Day brought out all the romance posts. Bekka over at Pretty Deadly Reviews voiced her opinion on the romances in YA novels today, specifically the male love interests.  Head over to Pretty Deadly Reviews to see what Bekka thinks about the state of romance in YA.

John over at Dreaming In Books posted a wonderful discussion highlighting some LGBTQ books for young adult readers.  These books have been nominated for some awesome awards and John takes the time to really share why he thinks readers should check them out.  Head over to Dreaming In Books and add some new reads to your TBR. 

Giveaways:
Win an ARC of Unremembered from The Hollow Cupboards
Win ARCs of The Elite and Mila 2.0 from Through The Looking Glass
Win a copy of Pivot Point from Hopeful Happiness
Win The Way We Fall and The Lives We Lost from The Book Monsters
Win Notes from Ghost Town and The Butterfly Clues from Bumbles & Fairy-Tales
Win a copy of Midwinterblood from Novel Sounds

Cover reveals:

15th Anniversary Edition!

18 Comments

  1. Rachelia G

    Wow, quite the round-up Katie! So many beautiful covers have been released lately.

    NOVL looks pretty cute — I’m following it now, and I’m excited to see what they come up with next!

    Oh & I purchased the Kindle edition of Violins of Autumn! I didn’t even know it was on sale and have wanted to read it since I first heard about it. Thanks!

  2. Sierra

    Wowza that was a lot of news! So excited about new cover, new movies, new series and etc. I’ll have to check out those sites. Thanks for collecting all that and then letting us know :) Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

  3. Rachel R.

    So many pretty and dark covers! I’m so excited for Delirium to be made into a tv show and for the Maze Runner, because it was such a good book, although I haven’t read the second one yet. I’m also excited for Sever, because the cover is beautiful and want to know what will happen to Rhine!

  4. Sana

    I can always count on you for the best in bookish news! This post is awesome and has made me realize of all the books I must read before they get turned into movies or TV shows and I start having a good time reading it afraid of any spoilers. Ah, the life of a bookworm.

    Also, that Bookish website is pretty cool. And I love the new Harry Potter book cover, it’s Hagrid! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  5. Christina Kit.

    I really loved Fated by Alyson Noel! I don’t understand why it’s not more popular. The characters and Native American context were awesome!

    James Dashner’s novels are perfect for the big screen I think! The trailer they released lately was awesome!

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