YA WATCH (12/11-1/5)


Title: Chosen Ones
Author: Tiffany Truitt
Release Date: April 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: --
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link
Note: This sounds pretty awesome!

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Title: The Girl In The Clockwork Collar
Author: Kady Cross
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 304
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link
Note: I really liked The Girl In The Steel Corset so i'm excited for part two!

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous.

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.

They changed the covers of Holly Black's Curseworkers Trilogy and they are so awesome! They're very simply and classic and AWESOME.

On the left, you see the cover that was released for Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe a week or two ago. But as you can see, it's pretty awful! So the publisher took in all of the comments and decided to redesign the cover! And now it's SO PRETTY. I like the pink and the goggles and the girl! 

Title: If I Lie
Author: Corrine Jackson
Release Date: August 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 288
Edition: Hardcover
Goodreads: Link
Note: Very excited for this one!

A powerful debut novel about the gray space between truth and perception.

Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.

Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise. 


HarperCollins Publishers announced today that it has preempted rights to a three-book middle-grade series, House of Secrets by iconic Hollywood director and producer Chris Columbus, co-authored by acclaimed young adult novelist Ned Vizzini. This is Columbus's debut series for young readers with the first book slated for global publication in Spring 2013. 


Ilsa Bick's WHITE SPACE, pitched as The Matrix meets Inkheart, about a seventeen-year-old girl who jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed - but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe, to Egmont, in a two-book deal, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA).

all news comes from Page To Premiere

Independent financier and production company Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack has acquired rights to Keary Taylor's novel "Eden," a dystopian thriller described as a cross between "The Hunger Games" and "The Terminator." Story follows Eve, a teenage girl living in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction and robots that were created to serve humans have turned against them. As Eve struggles to fight the Fallen and help her friends find safety, she must choose between a boy she has always trusted and one who holds the secrets to her past.


Interesting news has been released via TheFabLife today regarding the Mortal Instruments movie. The two leads were chosen around six months ago — Lily Collins as Clary, and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace. So why haven’t we gotten any more casting news? Turns out there have been major script issues! Marlene King, screenwriter of the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, was brought on for rewrites, and the script is awaiting approval from the studio. The original script was deemed ‘not close enough to the book.’

In the original script, the pivotal character later in the series, Magnus, was left out entirely. The warlock is important because he becomes the boyfriend of another central character, Alec. Cassandra Clare, author of the series, adds, “I feel like the whole twist with Jace and Clary and their relationship was really important and guides the next two books, and you can’t really take it out. It’s so taboo at the same time, but they’re just going with it. That’s what makes these books.” What would you have thought if they had left out Magnus? Are you happy with Lily and Jamie as Clary and Jace?


The adaptation of Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison will be directed by Kat Coiro, according to Deadline. The story is about a narcissistic high school student named Bridget, who dies in a car crash and must confront all the people she belittled, or was mean to, to in a ‘limbo.’ This collection of people will ultimately decide if she goes to heaven or hell. The director says, “Here Lies Bridget is a profound coming of age story wrapped in the glossy packaging of a teen comedy -– think an edgy It’s A Wonderful Life meets Mean Girls.” The script was written by Leah Rachel, and casting is underway.

"Eden" will be produced by Mark Morgan ("The Twilight Saga"), Kami Garcia (the "Beautiful Creatures" series), Brett Hudson ("Fast Flash to Bang Time") and Michael Pollack ("Black Forest").“Infinity Ring,” a seven-book series on time travel with an online game component, will begin its rollout in September, the publisher plans to announce officially on Tuesday. The first book, “A Mutiny in Time,” will be written by James Dashner, the best-selling author of “The Maze Runner.” Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter novels, is set to introduce another major successor to that blockbuster franchise by J. K. Rowling.



Rae Carson, in an interview with the lovely Mundie Moms, revealed the flap summary of Crown Of Embers, book two in the Girl Of Fire and Thorns Trilogy!
Hero, foreigner, queen. At the age of 17, Elisa is all three. And all three draw enemies.Faced with assassins, court politics, and the threat of civil war, Elisa despairs of being the ruler her people need, for she is too young, she thinks. Too inexperienced. Her only hope is the Godstone. She has no choice but to master its power once and for all.Accompanied by a one-eyed warrior, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa takes a leap of faith and crosses an ocean in search of the ultimate source of the Godstone’s power.But her faith has always had a price, and doing the right thing might mean giving up the power she desperately needs. And it might mean giving up the man she desperately loves.

And then Cassandra Clare posted her fair share of teasers these past weeks for YA Tourney so here's the Clockwork Princess One:

And the gold of her ruined wedding dress.

And then the City of Lost Souls One:

Clary looked at Alec steadily. She remembered what Isabelle had told her earlier, about knowing whether Jace was dead or not, and what she had said back. “Alec,” she said. “Don’t you feel anything?”
Alec’s eyes flew open, their blue darkening, and for a moment, Clary remembered the boy who had hated her when she first arrived at the Institute, the boy with bitten nails and holes in his sweaters and a chip on his shoulder that seemed immovable. “I know you’re upset, Clary,” he said, his voice sharp, “but if you’re suggesting that Iz and I care less about Jace than you do —”
“I’m not,” Clary said. “I’m talking about your parabatai connection.”

Happy Reading!


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