Monday 3 September 2012

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Weekly Gossip

Here's your bookish news from the past week.

First up, anthology news!

Foretold anthology edited by carrie ryan

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Predicition edited by Carrie Ryan was released on 28th August, and is full of shirt stories from some of the greatest authors going. (Isn't the cover GORGEOUS?!)

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?

From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.
From Amazon UK

The anthology includes the following stories:

Gentlemen Send Phantoms by Laini Taylor
Burned Bright by Diana Peterfreund
The Angriest Man by Lisa McMann
Out of the Blue by Meg Cabot
One True Love by Malinda Lo
This Is a Mortal Wound by Michael Grant
Misery by Heather Brewer
The Mind is a Powerful Thing by Matt de la Pena
The Chosen One by Saundra Mitchell
Improbable Futures by Kami Garcia
Death for the Deathless by Margaret Stohl
Fate by Simone Elkeles
The Killing Garden by Carrie Ryan
Homecoming by Richelle Mead

Is anyone else as excited about this as I am? I WANT THIS BOOK!


And now for the trailer for Spark by Brigid Kemmerer - which was released on 28th August 2012!

You can read my rave review here!


The Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Facebook Page has a challenge for us! Watch the video below to find out more!

So what are you waiting for? If you haven't already Liked the page, do so now! Or recommend it to your friends! Go go go!


News from Hot Key Books about their latest release:

Maggot Moon by Sally GardnerMaggot Moon by Sally Gardner

50% Friendship, 20% Dangerous, 20% Rebellion, 10% Conspiracy

A starkly original and heartbreaking tale of friendship and rebellion

“Dazzling, chilling, breathtaking. A perfect book” Meg Rosoff

Narrated against the backdrop of a ruthless regime determined to beat its enemies in the race to the moon, MAGGOT MOON is the stunning new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner, illustrated by renowned artist Julian Crouch.

When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland.

Utterly original and stunning, it is impossible not to be moved by MAGGOT MOON's powerful story and the unforgettable heroism of Standish.

Sally Gardner said: “Maggot Moon is the book I’ve always wanted to write and Standish has been waiting to be written for years.” She has dedicated the book “For you the dreamers, Overlooked at school, Never won prizes, You who will own tomorrow.”

Look out for Maggot Moon Multi-touch iBook available from the Apple iBook store in September. Packed full of interactive content including video interviews with Sally, extracts from the audio book, animated page sequences (see what a page looks like to some dyslexics), dyslexia examples, political talking points and much, much more, this edition is perfect for anyone who wants to ask questions about the world around them.

For more information about the book and the iBook and to view some of the interactive content go to

Sally Gardner grew up amongst the drama of London’s law courts, as both her parents were lawyers. Having been branded ‘unteachable’ by some and sent to various schools, Sally was eventually diagnosed at the age of twelve as being severely dyslexic. Sally is now an avid spokesperson for dyslexia; she sees it a gift, not a disability, and is passionately trying to change how dyslexics are perceived by society.
Fromt he press release.

Videos from the Maggot Moon Multi-touch iBook:

Sally's iBook intro:

Animated page showing what Dyslexia is like:

Welcome to Juniper:


  1. I want that anthology so bad! If only for the Rose and Dimitri story!

    1. I knooow! I need more Rose and Dimitri in my life! :D

  2. I don't read many short stories, but damn... the line up of authors!!!! I'm especially eager for the Rose/Dimka story and anything Laini Taylor writes is gold <3

    SPAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKK!!! Loving the trailer. Loving the book. Loving me some xxx pages of Gabriel Merrick (I wrote xxx in place of page numbers because my copy isn't nearby, but now I suddenly acknowledge the appropriateness in XXX rating Gabriel).

    I am LOVING their casting choice for Adrian! He's got the right attitude going on and I'm so, so, so excited to see the chemistry between Nic and Daisy in whatever scene we get! Just need those Likes to hurry the hell up :D

    1. I knooow! I really need to get my hands on Lips Touch: Three Times, I just want more of Taylor's writing! And the VA story! I neeeed it! :D

      Hahahaha! Brodie, you're hilarious! I did see "xxx" and thought you meant it was x rated, ha! But no, I have no idea how many pages Spark is either! Lol.

      I am really looking forward to the scene they film too! Though Nic doesn't really look like the Adrian in my head. Unfortunately, he isn't really my cup of tea - no offence to him. But he definitely has the right attitude! :)