Monday 22 October 2012

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Weekly Gossip

Here's your bookish new from the past week.

A number of cover reveals this week. First up, those for the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi.

With the release of Through the Ever Night coming up, the series covers have had a redesign - and there's news that there will be a novella too!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

I love these covers! They're so pretty! But I did really like the original cover, it was very different. Oh well. And Roar and Liv! A novella! Yes, you can read more about it here. Looking forward to reading it! Roar and Liv is being released on 30th October 2012, and the rejacketed Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night are both being released on 8th January 2013.

And here is the cover for Sara Grant's new book, Half Lives:

Half Lives by Sara Grant

Isn't it super awesome! I really love it! Half Lives is being released 2nd May 2013.

And The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg is being released in paperback next year with this cover:

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Isn't it just so pretty! I much prefer it to the original cover. The paperback is being released in February 2013.

And here's the preliminary artwork for The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke:

The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

More of the stunning, right? I looove all these covers!


There's another cover reveal for you, but I'm grouping it separate as there is more news to go with it.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern is having a Halloween edition released, and this is the gorgeous new cover:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern Halloween edition

Isn't it beautiful? I love how they have switched the black and white from the original cover! This edition was released on 11th October 2012! Read on for new of an Erin Morgernstern Halloween event!

Halloween event

Erin Morgenstern & Audrey Niffenegger

How better to spend Halloween than in the company of two bestselling writers whose gothic imaginations have thrilled millions of readers? Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, joins with Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry for an evening of uncanny tales, chaired by Viv Groskop, Literary Editor of Red. Come dressed in something dark and decadent for a chance to win £100 of chilling stories on the evening.

Wednesday 31st October at 7pm
In association with Vintage Books and Waterstones
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
Tickets £8 available from the Box Office 020 7494 3654

Find out more here.


Webcast news from Puffin:

Puffin Virtually Live webcast with Michelle Paver

Puffin is to host Michelle Paver Puffin Virtually Live, an interactive webcast streamed live from the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, on Monday 5th November, 2pm. Michelle Paver will be talking about the first book in her brand new Mediterranean Bronze-Age adventure series for children, Gods and Warriors, and will be in conversation with Guardian and Stylist columnist Lucy Mangan.

Viewers will have the opportunity to put their questions to Michelle and interact with the author on specific elements of her work by submitting thoughts and suggestions. Exclusive pre-recorded footage of Michelle learning falconry and visiting the Bronze Age rooms of The British Museum - all part of her in-depth research for the Gods and Warriors series - will feature in the broadcast making it an unmissable event.

Registration is now open at and Michelle Paver’s fans from across the globe are invited to join in this exclusive webcast.

Please see the press release for further information.


Strange Chemistry have announced the acquisition of Cracked by Eliza Crewe, which will be published in November 2013.

Meet Meda. She eats people.

Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up.

They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her “kind” is.

Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and avoiding a bad-ass cripple that doesn’t trust her are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

The more she learns, the worse it gets. And when Meda uncovers a shocking secret about her mother, her past, and her destiny… she may finally give into it.

Wow, how AMAZING does that sound? I am so looking forward to reading it! You cna find out more by reading the press release.


  1. I REALLY love the new covers for the UtNS series. They're so STRIKING and pretty and and and ♥

    Uhh... and Cracked? This sounds GOOOOOD :O
    Omnomnomnom. Soulalicious :D

    1. I knooow! They are really, really pretty, but the original cover was so different. But I love these covers too!

      I actually checked with the publicist for the UK editions of Catastrophic History. I don't know about anywhere else, but this is the UK paperback cover. I actually wasn't the biggest fan of Catastrophic History. I found the main character, who's name I have forgotten, quite annoying.

      Hahaha, you are funny, Sarah! Soulalicious! :D It does sound awesome, so looking forward to reading it! :)

    SO. SO. SO. SO.
    UTNS is one of my favourite books! And ROOOOAARR. I can't wait for his novella. Except I KNOW I will want more afterward. The UK/AUS covers are gorgeous. I do still prefer the US, but at least we're given a visually beautiful alternative.

    Oooh, cool how they switched the black to white for The Night Circus! Either way, it STILL looks gorgeous!

    And Soul eaters? I AM SO THERE.

    1. See, I think of UtNS now, and I think "Ooooh, it was good!" Yet I seem to remember not being completely wowed at the time, and I can't remember why? Lol. Shall have to look up my review. But that makes me slightly worried for Roar and Liv and TtEN, even though I am excited! The covers are gorgeous, though, as pretty as they are, I'm not the biggest fan of the US ones. I don't know, covers just aren't too different these days. Le sigh.

      It does! I do LOVE The Night Circus, and this cover is gorgeous! It's one of those books I just want to buy every edition of. It's ridiculous. Lol.

  3. Some awesome covers here! I especially like the one for THE PIRATE'S WISH. Though I do think I liked the old cover for UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

    1. The Pirate's Wish is beautiful, isn't it? I love it! I also really liked the old UK cover for Under the Never Sky, but I think these are pretty too!

  4. I like the new covers for Under the never sky. Sadly I didn't really like the book. And isn't the the cover for The Catastrophic History of You and Me anyway :S love that book.

    1. I didn't LOVE Under the Never Sky, but I enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next books. The cover I have the Catastrophic History was of a girl falling through the sky upside down, but her body was kind of scattered across the cover.