Saturday, 27 April 2013

News Round Up! 27th April

This is my weekly post of YA related news stories that have popped up on my radar this week. Enjoy!

The big news came in the first released image from the upcoming Divergent film. It was fans' first sneak peak at the film and featured a picture of Tris during the knife-throwing scene. If you still haven't checked out the image then you can see it over at the reveal post on As well as that, you can read Veronica Roth's account of her recent set visit and her views on the news that Uriah won't be cast for the first film at this link. There were also some photos of houses being built on the set revealed this week which you can see over on Hypable.

This week it was World Book Night, an event where hundreds of volunteers give out free copies of their favourite books in order to encourage more people to read. Representing the YA side of things were the novels Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Find out more about World Book Night right here.

In cover news, the cover for Unhinged, the sequel to Splintered, by A. G. Howard was released this week. Check it out over on the A&C Kids UK Facebook page. And also check out Amy Martin's website  to see the cover reveal for As You Wake. the sequel to In Your Dreams. I think both are absolutely gorgeous!

And finally, more film adaptation news for fans of Graceling by Kristin Cashore. According to this article on Variety, Reliance are developing the trilogy with Deepak Nayar overseeing the project. Have you read the Graceling Realm books? If so I'd love to hear your thoughts as I'm yet to read them myself!

Which news stories grabbed your attention this week? Let me know in the comments!

New book releases:
The Elite by Kiera Cass
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House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
Amazon|Book Depository|Goodreads 
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
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Manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen
Amazon|Book Depository|Goodreads 
The Rules by Stacey Kade
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