Welcome to the first Weekly Roundup, a weekly event I am starting where each week I do a recap of what's happened on the blog this week, giveaways that are going on on here currently, bookish news (cover reveals, series news, movie adaptations, ect), and much, much more. Here we go!
The Previous Week on the Blog!
On Monday we started the week off right with my review of Fever by Lauren Destefano! I loved this book to bits! Read that review here.
On Tuesday, two posts went up. One of them was a giveaway for a ARC of Slide by Jill Hathaway + signed Slide bookmarks! Enter here. The other post that went up Tuesday was the weekly Top Ten Tuesday, this week's subject was books I would hand to someone who said they didn't like to read. Read my list here.
On Wednesday, The Non Reluctant Reader got witchy with a review of Scott Tracey's Witch Eyes, read that here.
On Thursday, we were inspired to steal something with a guest post from A.C. Gaughen author of the upcoming release, Scarlet (2/14). Read that here.
On Friday, I posted some bookish news that deserved it's own post! MTV and Lauren Oliver are posting Oliver's new short story, Hana free if enough preorder Pandemonium. Read about how to take advantage of that here.
On Saturday, as usual, I shared the books I had gotten this week with In my Mailbox! See the goodies I got here.
Bookish News That Makes Me Squeal!
This week we heard a LOT from Cassandra Clare! One of them was a guide to all the City of Lost Souls, the 5th book in her Mortal Instruments series!
IN THE US:
BARNES AND NOBLE will be carrying their own special edition. It will contain a letter from Stephen Herondale (Jace’s real father) to Jace, written before he died. It will be detachable and affixed to the back of the book.
WALMART will be carrying its own special edition. It will contain the short story “A Dark Transformation” about how Jonathan Morgenstern took over the identity of Sebastian Verlac.
COSTCO will be carrying its own special edition. It will contain “The Act of Falling”: the “alleyway kiss” from City of Fallen Angels from Jace’s perspective.
TARGET will be carrying its own special edition: the short story “A Question of Power in which Alec and Camille talk about Magnus and his father.
INDIGO/CHAPTERS will be carrying the same special edition as BARNES AND NOBLE in the US. COSTCO CANADA will be carrying the same edition as COSTCO US.
In Australia/In the UK:
Still waiting on this info.
(copied from Cassandra Clare's blog)
Isn't that exciting! I'm not sure what edition I'm going to die, but the Barnes and Noble and Target editions look the most appealing!
On to the other big news from Cassie! This one involves the movie adaptation of City of Bones.
In this case, I will say:
1) The movie isn’t “cancelled.” This really doesn’t make much of any difference at all except in who distributes it.
2) Lily and Jamie are still attached. I mean, it’s been months since Screen Gems was connected with the project, and L&J are still attached, so I’m fairly confident they’ll be attached for the foreseeable future. Will they be attached forever? NO idea. But nothing about this makes it any more or less likely. And this isn’t news to them.
3) Really, this makes no difference to anything. I know words like “dropped” sound shocking and horrifying but in this context, it doesn’t mean much. I talked to Constantin last week and actually gave them a list of actors I liked for Simon (because why not?), and they gave me a schedule they expected to start filming by (August.)
No movie is going to be made until it’s greenlit. The movie was in development. It’s still in development. That said, Hollywood is like a big pinball machine. Projects bounce up, they roll around, they go this way, they go that way. This is (was) a bounce.
(copied from Cassandra's blog)
That news wasn't necessarily good news, but at least it gives us an idea of where they're at in the movie adaptation!
Another big thing we heard this week was from Maggie Stiefvatar. Stiefvater shared with us a longer, more detailed description of her upcoming release, The Raven Boys!
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.
(copied from Maggie's blog)
This book sounds GREAT! I can not wait for more awesomeness from this women!
We also heard some news that will make some people cheer and some people dance (it depends on how eager you are to read Shatter Me #2) from Tahereh Mafi! She revealed the book two title and more in this youtube video:
Isn't this exciting!? Though I'm sad we'll have to wait longer for Unravel Me apparently we'll be able to get a fuller reading experience! I can't wait to find out what that might include!
And we also heard some rather exciting news about the casting for Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures movie adaptation!
We just found out who will be playing Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes in the Beautiful Creatures movie, and wanted you to be the first to know!
* Cue Drum Roll *
“Ethan” – Jack O’Connell
“Lena” – Alice Englert
Tell us what you think…
But we are over the moon! We love them so much!!!
(copied from Kami and Margaret's blog)
I need to start this series soon!
And for all you Twihards (Twilight fans) out there, Breaking Dawn, Part 1 was released on DVD and Blue-Ray disc Saturday at Midnight. And Target rewarded their customers with an exclusive clip from Breaking Dawn, Part 2 to all those Twilight fans that were there at Midnight to buy the movie. Since it was exclusive to Target, there is no official clip, but here is a couple videos uploaded by Twilight fans who were at the screening of the clip.
Sorry you had to listen to the fans, but I couldn't find any videos that didn't have talking from the viewers in it.
The official Breaking Dawn was released this week...
And for you Hunger Games and Twilight fans: it has been announced that the Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer will premier on The Hunger Games theatrical release.
And finally, The Iron King is out in hardcover (it was released February 2010, directly in paperback) by Julie Kagawa. I think a trip to the bookstore is in order ;)
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