A bit of an update first:
The past week was the first week that I did not have anything posted on everyday from Monday to Friday. I feel like I have failed in attempting to schedule, to be prepared, to be organised. It was one of my goals for the new year. But I guess I can blame my choice to change a few things and what I post on the blog.
I have decided to not participate or post an Owl Post/In My Mailbox/Haul yadda yadda… anymore. It’s a personal decision to change the way I blog. I see no reason for me to do them anymore. I know they’re basically the most popular posts and readers such as yourself love to see what books I get, and I’m sorry that I won’t be sharing on the blog, but I will still be posting a photo on the Facebook page of what I get. Hauls were also really the only thing I have been posting on my YouTube channel and it sucks to upload anything less and less as my priorities change. I will try to videos of other things though.
In addition to the Haul meme, I have cut out some other memes/features I had begun this year such as the tumblr one. There was no reason for that either. I want to give you quality content and I believe half the features and memes make it easier on blogging but also poorer in content.
BEEPnews will be posted every Sunday now to fill that empty void where the Haul posts would have been.
Thanks for understanding.
CLOCKWORK PRINCESS TRAILER REVEAL!
Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Princess releases in twenty-three days time on the 19th of March, 2013, and so many readers are anticipating this beauty of a book – proof was in my Anticipating 2013 event where Clockwork Princess was the most anticipated book from all the guests I had on the blog.
To entice fans that little bit more before the book is available, Simon & Schuster via Entertainment Weekly revealed the trailer for Clockwork Princess and I LOVED it! Cassandra Clare wrote the script for the trailer herself and I thought it worked perfectly. Also the girl who plays Tessa in the trailer is also the one on the cover of the book.
Click on the image below to be directed to the Clockwork Princess trailer on Entertainment Weekly (there was no embed thingie ).
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ALLY CARTER TALKS ON PODCAST
Ally Carter, the author of The Gallagher Girls series, discusses her latest novel Perfect Scoundrels, the third in the Heist Society books, as well as what Gallagher Girls fans can expect next in the series. Listen to the podcast here.
Perfect Scoundrels was published on February 5th, 2013 from Hyperion Books for Children. Visit the Goodreads page here.
I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about these books and I need to push these books up my reading pile.
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TRAILER FOR TOM CLEMPSON’S SECOND BOOK
I saw Tom Clempson tweet the trailer for his new book One Seriously Messed Up Weekend and it’s pretty funny. It doesn’t involve anything about what the book is about but rather what’s in the book. Haha!
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Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson are two acclaimed fantasy authors who seem to get along with each other very well as most authors usually do. But what made my week was seeing a signature/inscription brawl between these two grown men, more so about their books, and since they’re fantasy there’s quite a bit to push and shove over. Who’s the better writer, the better world builder, the better creator? Well, it’s your decision to answer these if you’ve read both authors’ works. Who’s better? Maybe we can answer that with their inscriptions that have been produced from this literary brawl.
Check out the short article here. Image from there.
In The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss wrote:
More majestic than The Way of Kings.
Brandon Sanderson then signed The Way of Kings with:
1000% less sex with random goddesses than Wise Man’s Fear.
Then more of a scribble.
It continued until Patrick Rothfuss decided enough was enough by posting on Facebook:
Well played, Sanderson… Well played…
It’s my dream to be in a literary brawl someday. Someday…
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WHICH JAZZA KAGS FANS ARE HAPPY NOW?
I was on NetGalley days ago and noticed that Harlequin Teen Australia replaced the uncorrected proof cover of Julie Kagawa’s The Eternity Cure with the official cover that they will be using. At first I was all excited because they’ve kept with the same design as the original cover for The Immortal Rules, but thought crept over as well as that critic side of me and although I like how Harlequin Teen Australia kept with the previous cover I just don’t like the purple colours used – and also the model is a bit… odd-looking. Comparing the two I would go with the American cover since I like simplicity and cleanliness.
What are your thoughts? Which cover would you get for your shelf?
Now there is an advantage with the Australian cover. A lot of readers dislike when covers are changed as the next books won’t match the covers they have. So what I believe will happen is that readers outside of Australia will try to get their hands on an Australian edition just to have at least something to match, even if they have pay so many dollars in shipping and postage. Therefore, the sales of the Australian edition may be greater than the American one if readers want to keep their book OCD from going rampant and wild (like many have with that recent cover change for Beth Revis Across the Universe books, in particular with Shades of Earth).
There are definitely pros and cons with this cover. Do you agree?
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LORIEN LEGACIES BOOK FOUR TITLE
HarperTeen revealed the title for the fourth book in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore, coming out on August 27th, 2013. This book is within my top 5 most anticipated books of 2013 and I can’t wait for it to come out. Ahhhhh! The title is pretty unnerving.
Thoughts? It sure does keep in line with the ‘number in the title’ thing. Would book six be called “One on One”? We’ll just have to see…
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There has been A LOT more cover reveals in the past week and I guess it’s that time of year where publishers are promoting the new books that will be coming out in say Fall and Spring in the US. HarperTeen’s Pitch Dark blog has shared some covers on their reveal roundup here but I will share those among others below. Click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page for you to add it to your shelves.
I’ll quickly highlight a few exciting events that have been announced in which I have come across recently:
• On the day Clockwork Princess goes on sale is the day Cassandra Clare will hop on a bus for her first bus tour. Entertainment Weekly says: “…if you happen to see a fancy bus wrapped in graphics from Princess and the City of Bones movie, it’s not just an evil act of Sebastian. It’s definitely Cassandra Clare.” For a list of tour dates and locations check out CC’s site here.
• For the release of Requiem Lauren Oliver will be touring and you can check out where she will be heading to for signings on her tumblr page here.
SEASON 3 IS NEARLY HERE! AHHHHHHH!
Season 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones hits TV on March 31st. As a teaser – and it’s a HUGE teaser, those bastards – HBO has revealed the trailer for the season and I am jumping up and down in anticipation because it looks extraordinary already.
JELLICOE FILM NEWS
A blogger friend Danielle Binks from Alpha Reader recently interviewed Melina Marchetta about the film adaptation of On the Jellicoe Road on the blog Kill Your Darlings Journals here. A few important snippets are below:
We’ve also got US producers involved so it’s definitely happening, but there’s a lot of waiting for the right people and we’re not interested in making this film without the right people.
What will be unavoidable is disappointing readers who have a set idea of what Taylor and Jonah and everyone look like. What I discovered from Alibrandi was that it didn’t matter what I imagined everyone looking like. It mattered that we cast the right actors and in Alibrandi, we certainly did. Nothing is certain in the casting of this film except that Chaz Santangelo who is Italian and indigenous will be played by an indigenous actor.
I think an On The Jellicoe Road reread is in order.
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THE STARS OF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Well, it’s not in concrete yet but Shailene Woodly, who will be gracing the big screen as Tris Prior in the Divergent film adaptation in 2014, is under consideration to play Hazel in the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Read the article here.
In other related news, Josh Boone will be directing The Fault in Out Stars. Josh Boone tells The Hollywood Reporter:
“John’s book came along just when I needed it … It pierced my heart and helped me deal with my grief. I laughed and cried and was left with an overwhelming feeling of hope. That our lives matter, that the love and kindness we share with others reverberates long after we’re gone. ”
Read the rest of the article here.
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NEW HOST TRAILER
The second trailer for Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, which is in cinemas at the end of March, was made available and it makes the film that much more exciting – and even I haven’t even read the book.
FLASH FILM NEWS
I say flash because this is going to move fast…
• Lily Collins is interviewed by Hollywood.com about the City of Bones film.
• DELIRIUM TV NEWS: Gregg Sulkin (of Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as Julian. Corey Reynolds (of The Closer) has been cast as Lawrence Task, who is the leader of the Resistance movement against The Cure (this character is not in the book… but I haven’t yet read Requiem so he could be in there.)
• The whole cast of the CW’s The Selection is going to be recast – all except one. Another hit for the producers of the show. Another win to me since I love CW and they don’t need The Selection as a show to grace its screen (my opinion talking here).
• Danny Strong has been given permission from Lionsgate to begin work on the script for Mockingjay – Part 2.
• Lionsgate attempts to make distinguishable differences between The Hunger Games and Divergent.
• James Dashner’s The Maze Runner has a release date for the film adaptation: February 14th, 2014. The same day as Blood Sisters, the film adaptation of Vampire Academy.
• Universal picked up Josin L McQuein’s debut science fiction novel Arclight, out on April 23rd, 2013 from Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins).
• The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd has been optioned by Fake Empire and things seems to be coming along quite nicely in production. Megan Shepherd answer some questions on Entertainment Weekly.
• Jenny Han’s contemporary YA Summer trilogy has been optioned as a TV show by Lionsgate TV.
In final film news, Beautiful Creatures had struck cinemas all over the world. I LOVED it! Have you seen it yet? Do you love it as much as I did?
Image courtesy of Penguin Teen Australia.
As an extra, I will shared some posts that I’ve come across that deserve to be read:
• David James, author of The Light of the Moon, wrote a post on the multiculturalism and diversity that is evident in Marie Lu’s Legend and Prodigy. Read that post here. It’s fantastic written with great words.
• Julie Kagawa was interviewed by RT Book Reviews about movie news, new book deal, and the next book she’s writing. Read that here.
That wraps up this week’s BEEPnews.