Saturday, 18 May 2013

News Round Up! 18th May

Every week I recap some of the YA related news stories that have appeared on my radar. So here's what's been grabbing my attention this week!

After last week's reveal for the US cover of  Veronica Roth's Allegiant, UK fans were treated to their own cover reveal this week. You can see the reveal post over at and check out the UK (left) and US (right) covers below. Which do you prefer?

Another still from the Divergent film also appeared online showing Tris preparing for the the iconic jump scene. See the image on Hypable at this link. Also, Shailene Woodley has spoken out about being cast along side Ansel Elgort in both Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. You can read her thoughts over on Hypable as well.

It was also announced that a limited number of audiobooks of The Fault in Our Stars narrated by John Green himself would be made available through DFTBA Records. Read more about this story on

A new poster for Catching Fire was also revealed this week featuring Katniss. You can see the poster here on The Hunger Games UK Facebook page. this week launched a New Adult and College Romance section in the Kindle store - perhaps a sign that New Adult is one step closer to being a dedicated age category in the same way that YA is. At the moment Amazon has it listed under the romance category. What do you think of this move? Are you a fan of NA?

The title for the third book in Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy has been revealed. It will be called Dreams of Gods and Monsters. What do you think of the title? You can read an interview with Laini Taylor about the book on alongside the winning trailer for the Days of Blood and Starlight trailer contest.

Which of these news stories are you excited about? Let me know in the comments! And check out a few of this week's new releases below.

New releases:
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
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Golden by Jessi Kirby
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The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
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