Saturday, 30 March 2013

News Round Up! 30th March

It's been another amazing week for news so let's get cracking! Firstly, Laini Taylor revealed the UK paperback cover for Days of Blood and Starlight on her blog this week. I have the paperback of Daughter of Smoke and Bone which is gorgeous, and think I love this cover just as much! Check it out on her blog at this link.

Also in cover news, Patrick Ness has announced that there'll be new covers for his Chaos Walking series. These new versions of the books will also contain bonus short stories, which include the previously published The New World and two brand new stories. You can find the new cover art and more about these new editions on Patrick's Facebook page. Do you own these books already? If not, do the new covers make you want to buy them?

I'm a huge fan of the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie and now that's finished I've been waiting to hear news of future projects, and there was good news this week as it's been announced that Condie has landed a deal for two new books. You can read more about the book deal and what these books have in store in this article at Media Bistro. The summary sounds great! The first book is due to be released in 2014. Will you be reading it?

Because you can't have a week without Divergent news, here's some Divergent news! The cast have started heading to Chicago to begin filming. You can read more about that story here on Hypable. And there's been some extra casting news regarding the characters of Will, Edward and Al. Again you can read about that on Hypable.

As I menioned in last week's news post, Lauren Oliver visited the UK recently to mark the release of Requiem. Excitingly has a video on their site which you can watch at this link!

With all the buzz about Clockwork Princess at the moment it will come as good news to some that a screenplay is in the works for the Infernal Devices trilogy. With the first Mortal Instruments film City of Bones due out later this year, it's really exciting to hear news about possible future projects! Read more about this story over on

There was sad news for Harry Potter fans this week after Richard Griffiths, known to Potter fans as Vernon Dursley, passed away after complications from heart surgery. He was well known to many as a star of both stage and screen and also starred with Daniel Radcliffe in the stage play Equus. Read more about Richard's life and work in here on the Guardian website. 

And finally, it was announced on Thursday that Goodreads has been bought by Amazon. As you'll know if you read this blog I use Goodreads an awful lot so I'm interested to see if there'll be any changes. It seems Goodreads want to bring in some kind of Kindle integration to the service which does sound useful, but I'll be waiting anxiously on other changes. What do you think of the Amazon Goodreads take over? Good news or bad news? You can read more about this story in the official blog post over on Goodreads.

Which of these news stories had grabbed your attention this week? As always I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

New book releases:
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
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  1. I am one of those people that isn't big on change so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope that there won't be many on goodreads. It took me forever to figure it all out :S I had no idea that amazon had bought goodreads so thanks for keeping me informed.

    1. I'm the same! Like when Facebook and Twitter change I just get lost and end up hating everything, so I'd hate to see Goodreads go that way. I've seen some people say they're deleting their accounts but I'm not that worried. Fingers crossed it's nothing too drastic though. I think it'll be more subtle things behind the scenes but whether that'll be anything I end up objecting to I don't know :/ Glad I managed to bring it to your attention! Thanks so much for reading and commenting - it makes my day :)


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