Title: Fade Out
Author: Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 5th, 2012
Note: This is a book that's already released under the name
Dani Noir but is being repackaged and released to reach a more
Young Adult Audience!
If this were a movie, you'd open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world. Everything would be in black and white, except maybe for the girl in pink polka-dot tights, and this really great music would start to swell in the background. All of a sudden, you wouldn't be able to help it--you'd be a part of the story, you'd be totally sucked in. You'd be in this place, filled with big lies, mysterious secrets, and a tween girl turned sleuth....
Zoom in on thirteen-year-old Dani Callanzano. It's the summer before eighth grade, and Dani is stuck in her nothing-ever-happens town with only her favorite noir mysteries at the Little Art movie theater to keep her company.
But one day, a real-life mystery begins to unravel--at the Little Art! And it all has something to do with a girl in polka-dot tights.... Armed with a vivid imagination, a flair for the dramatic, and her knowledge of all things Rita Hayworth, Dani sets out to solve the mystery, and she learns more about herself than she ever thought she could.
Title: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
Note: I AM SO EXCITED. I love Julie's Iron Fey series so i'm
excited to see her take on vampires, especially since she says it's darker than Iron Fey!
You will kill. The only question is when.
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.
Title: Touching The Surface
Author: Kimberly Sabatini
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: September 4th, 2012
Note: I like the title BUT her neck is freaking me out...it seems like it's cracked.
Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives…
When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.
As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 1st, 2012
Note: It's been a while since i've read an Angel book!
Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?
After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.
Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.
As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...
all this news comes from Publisher's Weekly.
National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart signed with Philomel’s Tamra Tuller in a two-book deal brokered by Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency. Both titles will be YA novels and will follow Kephart’s Small Damages, about a teenager who goes to Spain to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, which Philomel is publishing in July 2012. The books in the new deal are currently untitled, and the first work is about a teenage graffiti artist in Berlin during the 1980s. Kephart has written over a dozen books—her latest YA novel, You Are My Only, was published by Egmont in October.
Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner's WREAKED, pitched as Titanic in outer space, in which a wealthy teen socialite and a young war hero crash land on an uncharted planet after their flagship spaceliner goes down mid-voyage, forcing them to confront harsh conditions, otherworldly incidents, and their own mutual attraction, to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, in a significant deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, for publication in Summer 2013, by Josh Adam and Tracey Adams at Adams Literary (World English)
all this news comes from Page To Premiere
"William Hurt is in talks to join the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host‘ as Jeb, according to EW. The movie already has Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, and Max Irons attached to star. It tells the story of a future where a race called ‘Souls’ have taken over the bodies of humankind, and almost everyone has succumbed. However, Melanie Stryder (Ronan) won’t let go and ‘The Host,’ tells the story of Melanie and ‘Wanderer’ (the soul trying to inhabit her body, also to be portrayed by Ronan) throughout their struggle. The character Hurt would play, Jebediah or just “Jeb,” is Melanie and Jamie’s eccentric uncle, who some believe is crazy. He was one of the first humans to suspect an alien invasion, and thus constructed an elaborate hide-out in caves beneath the Arizona desert. ‘The Host‘ will be directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time), and will hit theaters March 29, 2013. "
"Gabriel Hugoboom posted today that he has read for the role of Ethan Wate in the Beautiful Creaturesadaptation. Hugoboom is the same actor who auditioned for the role of Jace in City of Bones. With casting beginning for the main character, Beautiful Creatures could be on the fast track to becoming a movie."
"Hailee Steinfeld, an Oscar nominee for her role in ‘True Grit,’ is in negotiations to join the adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel ‘Ender’s Game.’ The novel is about a future where the brightest young kids are brought together to fight an alien invasion. If everything works out, she’ll be playing Petra, “the lone female in the child army who develops a relationship with the lead character,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Asa Butterfield recently confirmed that he is officially cast in the lead role, Ender Wiggin, while Harrison Ford is reportedly among a list of choices to join the cast as Colonel Hyrum Graff. "
"The screenwriter of ‘X-Men: First Class,’ Jane Goldman, has signed on to script ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,’ according to Deadline. Another notable adaptation that she’s scripted, is ‘Woman in Black,’ the dark horror flick headlined by Daniel Radcliffe. Tim Burton has been showing interest in directing ‘Miss Peregrine,’ so it is shaping up to be quite a high profile project. The novel by Ransom Riggs tells the story of 16-year-old Jacob, whose childhood was filled with stories his grandfather told him about an orphanage for unusual children. Among the residents: a girl who could hold fire in her hands, another whose feet never touched the ground, and twins who communicated without speaking. When his beloved grandfather dies unexpectedly but leaves a message behind for his grandson, the teen heads off to his grandfather’s home on an isolated island off Wales. There he discovers the abandoned remains of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children."
And that's all for today, see you next time!