First up, the cover reveal for ZOM-B by Darren Shan:
Creeptastic or what?! That is one freaky cover!
Now the trailer for Breking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf! Not heard of it? Well here's what it's about:
Breking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf - Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness. From Amazon US
Author Mary Pauline Lowry has written a really fascinating article about YA bloggers and our reactions to covers in the Huffington Post. She says despite being happy to read about challenging topics that get us think, we still want covers that show the images of unattainable beauty. With criticism of her original cover of her book, she had it changed to fit the YA market's likes and the result is on the left. With YA bloggers posting cover reveals of the new cover, the number of people who marked The Earthquake Machine as to-read on Goodreads doubled. It's fascinating and thought provoking - especially to me as I held Body Image and Self-Perception Month. Check the article out, it's a little eye opening!
News from the Scottish Book Trust:
You have seen him on your TV, now watch him on your computer! Multi-talented funny man David Walliams will be talking about his hilarious new book Gangsta Granny. Guaranteed to cause an epidemic of smiles to breakout across the UK.
The event will be streamed live to audiences across the UK at 11am on Thursday, 10th May. It will then become available to watch again for free by Thursday, 17th May for everyone worldwide!
You can join tens of thousands of pupils across the UK watching the event live.
Parents, readers and fans of David can watch the event by going directly to the BBC website at 11am on Thursday, 10th May here.
Or, if you are a teacher, you can register your entire class by clicking here.
If you can’t make the live broadcast the entire event can be downloaded or streamed for free from Thursday, 17th May here.
We are really looking forward to this event: David Walliams is a brilliant entertainer and this promises to be a fantastic event.