BEEPnews is a feature I post ever Sunday to keep you up to date on any book, event, entertainment, publishing, or other news that you may have missed in the past week.
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CLOCKWORK PRINCESS FIRST CHAPTER PEAK
The past few weeks saw Cassandra Clare and The Infernal Devices fans tweeting, posting, and sharing via various social medias to reveal the complete first chapter of the third and final book of the Infernal Devices, Clockwork Princess. Clockwork Princess comes out on March 19th, so there’s not much more time until we get to see how this prequel trilogy to the Mortal Instruments series concludes, and if Tessa, Will, and Jem make it out alive.
There was a total of 569, 117 tweets with the hashtag #ClockworkPrincess to help with this chapter reveal.
To read the first chapter of Clockwork Princess visit here.
BURN BRIGHT AMAZON PRICES
Recently it has been announced that Marianne de Pierre’s young adult Burn Bright trilogy, originally published by Random House Australia, will be having an international release through Amazon. On Friday I helped Marianne reveal the new covers and you can check them out here.
There has been mixed responses to the new covers and their comparison to the original covers. I have to agree that the original covers are incredibly beautiful and some of the best. But Marianne says that “the Australian covers were truly magnificent but the cost of re-using them was way out of my price range. The new covers might not be as amazing but they do speak to the content.” But it doesn’t quite matter on the cover, right, if you’re purchasing it in ebook form? The new covers still suit the books, possibly more in the gothic-sense.
Marianne has also said that ebooks will be priced at $3.99 and $8.99 for paperback.
Release date at end of March will be confirmed soon.
MUSICIANS AND AUTHORS AT ONE PLACE?
If you’re a Dallas resident or live in Texas or surrounding states, why don’t you go to the 23rd Edgefest on the 27th of April (buy tickets)? A number of young adult/teen authors will be vacating the author tent for the day including Brigid Kemmerer, Kendare Blake, Brodi Ashton, Mary Lindsey, Erin Bowman, Rachel Vincent, Susan Dennard, Victoria Scott, C.C. Hunter, and Mindee Arnett. So why don’t you go along and meet your favourite author? An extensive lineup of musicians, singers, and bands will be performing as well.
MEET MAGNUS BANE a.k.a GODFREY GAO
MTV.com and Joshua Horowitz meets Godfrey Gao on the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as he answers some questions and discusses the film, his first American film role, and his first scene wearing no pants in the freezing cold.
TEEN WOLF‘S DEREK HALE: A DISTRICT 3 HUNGER GAMES TRIBUTE IN THE PAST
Ian Nelson, best known for his role as the district 3 male tribute in the Hunger Games film who had his neck/spine snapped by Alexander Ludwig’s Cato, has nabbed a role in MTV’s Teen Wolf as Young Derek Hale in the tv show’s third season. This role may just make him even more well known within the Teen Wolf fandom, even it is only for one episode. Ian Nelson will portray Young Derek Hale in the flashback episode, which is the eighth episode of the season.
The article on E Online says:
…don’t expect to see the same intense and broody Derek we all know and love today as Nelson plays Derek at 15 years old, when he was a popular and charming star athlete; this is Derek before disaster struck his family, turning him into a lone werewolf always in search of a new pack.
In the same episode, viewers will also be meeting Derek’s mother Talia, who is a strong and deadly alpha werewolf, and his older sister Laura, a beautiful beta who has the potential to become an alpha.
That flashback episode is one to definitely be excited for. It’s about time we get flashback episodes or scenes in the season sharing events from the characters’ pasts. But I know that it was impossible to do that in addition to telling the story plot in 12 episodes. Now that the new season is 24 episodes we can hopefully expect more backstory and flashbacks for each of the characters.
Derek Hale is played by Tyler Hoechlin – do you see a resemblance between the two actors?
Photo Credit: Collin Stark // article source
PERSONAL DEMONS BEING ADAPTED FOR TV
Lisa Desrochers’s YA paranormal trilogy including Personal Demons, Original Sin and Last Rite has been optioned by Ineffable Pictures to adapt for television. John Travis, who wrote The Haunting of Molly Hartley and The New Daughter, will be adapting.
This trilogy centres on a teen girl with a special ability, and is caught between an angel and a demon, each of whom are competing to “tag” her soul for heaven and hell, respectively.
It doesn’t quite entice me with the basic description and since there’s a love triangle between an angel and a demon, I don’t know what to make of it. We don’t need anymore love triangles on our screens to be honest.
If Personal Demons succeeds it will be competing against another angel TV adaptation of Jessica Shirvington’s Embrace, which will be on the CW channel.
EXCITING NEW DEALS AND ACQUISITIONS
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has acquired A.S. King’s Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future…
…in which a graduating senior struggles with growing apart from her two best friends as all three of them begin having strange and powerful visions of divergent, infinite futures.
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future has been schedule for fall of 2014. A.S. King is a Printz Honouree and author of Ask the Passengers, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, and Everybody Sees the Ants. Source.
Lee & Low Books has acquired rights to the YA fantasy Drift by debut author M.K. Hutchins.
Tenjat decides to save his family from poverty by joining the island’s Handlers, who have the dangerous job of protecting their island – a giant turtle – from the “naga” monsters that surround them.
Publication is set for spring 2014. This sounds like something inspired from World of Warcraft with the nagas and Terry Brooks’s Discworld books with the giant title island. Sounds fun though. Source.
Penguin’s Kathy Dawson Books has bought rights to Django Wexler’s The Forbidden Library. It’s the first in a three-book children’s fantasy series…
…in which books open new worlds for Alice – literally – when she enters her uncle’s off-limits library.
Publication is scheduled for winter 2014. This sounds like an adventurous read. Source.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has acquired two middle grade books by Emma Trevayne, author of the upcoming young adult science fiction novels Coda and Chorus, which were recently given deals as well. In the first book, Gearwing…
…a boy accidentally travels from his home in Victorian London to an alternate, fairy-populated, steam-clogged version of the city, and is caught in a web of dangerous politics; his only hope of returning home lies with the legend of an enormous, wish-granting clockwork bird.
Gearwing is being published in summer 2014. Source.
Scholastic Press has the rights to debut author Sara B. Larson’s Defy, a YA adventure romance pitched as in the vein of Kristin Cashore and Leigh Bardugo.
…the fiercest member of a prince’s elite guard is actually a girl disguised as a boy, who gets embroiled in a deadly game of thrones while keeping her secret, and realizes she has far deeper feelings for the prince than she thought.
Spring 2014 is Defy‘s publication date. Source.
And that’s the end of this week’s BEEPnews. Return next Sunday and every Sunday after that for more bookish news!