Saturday, 15 June 2013

News Round Up! 15th June

It's Saturday which means it must be time for another news post! Here's my latest recap of YA related stories that caught my eye this week.

Paramount have acquired the film rights to The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. The book is published in the UK in August by Templar, and having just finished it I can guarantee it's one not to miss if you're a fan of dystopia! You can read more about the book and the acquisition on Deadline.

The paperback edition of Tethers by Jack Croxall is now available. Half of the royalties made from the sales of the paperback edition will be going to M.E Research UK. You can read more about the decision to raise money for an M.E charity over on Jack Croxall's website. As an M.E sufferer myself I'm really excited to see an author supporting such a worthy cause! You can check out my review of Tethers right here.

The schedule for Leakycon Portland was revealed this week! The Harry Potter conference takes place at the end of June and will feature several YA authors contributing to panels and signings as part of Leakycon Lit. You can check out the schedule at this link.

A character poster featuring Percy from the upcoming adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters has been released. Check out the poster over on

The trailer from the second part of The Hobbit film adaptiation - The Desolation of Smaug - was revealed this week. Watch the trailer below!

British Mortal Instruments fans will be happy to learn that the release date of City of Bones has been moved forwards to the 21st August, which matches the new U.S release date.

And the cover of the third installment in the Bane Chronicles has been unveiled. See the cover for Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale over on

Which of these news stories has got you excited? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I'm excited about The Testing news. Although I know it doesn't necessarily mean there will be a film, the book looks really good, and always nice to know they are promoting YA fiction.
    The Hobbit also looks awesome. Amazing graphics.
    Thanks for the roundup!

    1. Me too! I'm keeping my fingers crossed we do get a film out of the aquisition. The book did feel very visual so I think it would translate really well, and hopefully with the success/hype around The Hunger Games and Divergent films it's something that will help The Testing out :) I really enjoyed the first Hobbit film so can't wait for this one. Thanks so much for your comment! :)

  2. So pleased the City of Bones release date has been moved forward. I couldn't wait those extra days!

    1. Me too! :D would have been torture reading about the US release and having to wait. Must try and squeeze in a re-read now I have slightly less time! Thanks for your comment Lucy :D


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