Saturday, 25 May 2013

News Round Up! 25th May

Here's another recap of the latest news stories that have been catching my eye this week. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Exciting news for attendees of Leakycon Portland. It was revealed this week that a sneak peak of City of Bones would preview at the con with a live chat from Cassandra Clare. Read about it on the Leakycon website here.

The cover for the upcoming debut YA novel The Elites by Natasha Ngan was revlaled this week. You can see the gorgeous cover over and find out more about the book over on Natasha's website or add the book to Goodreads right here.

The opening chapters of Altered, the sequel to Crewel, have been featured in a series of blog posts this week. Check out this sneak peak over on Bewitched Bookworms. I adored Crewel so I can't wait to read the rest of Altered!

An official Divergent Instagram was launched this week as a way of revealing the faction symbols. Check out the page and the awesome faction images at this link.

An annotated first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was auctioned this week. The book which contained notes and drawings from J. K. Rowling herself was sold for £150,000 to raise money for the English Pen writer's association. Read more about this story over on the Guardian website.

Amazon has made a controversial move this week by announcing plans to publish fanfiction. Writers taking part in the Kindle Worlds program will be able to make royalites from their fanfiction. What do you make of this move? Read more over on Publishers Weekly.

Which of these news stories are you most excited about? Don't forget to check out some of this week's new releases below!

New releases:
The Runaway Queen by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

Transparent by Natalie Whipple

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

September Girls by Bennet Madison


  1. I really enjoy your news round up Sarah, it where I get all my new book info :-) I'm too lazy to look that stuff up lol. I look forward to next weeks post.


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