Saturday, 20 July 2013

News Round Up! 20th July

This is my latest round up of bookish news that's popped up on my radar over the week. As always, I love hearing your thoughts on the news stories I feature!

The UK and US covers for Panic by Lauren Oliver were revealed this week over on Goodreads. See the UK cover below and read Lauren Oliver's Tumblr post about it at this link.

And in more cover news, the brand new US cover for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been revealed. See it below and read the story on Mugglenet.

Veronica Roth revealed at Comic Con that Allegiant will be written from both Tris and Four's point of view. You can see the announcement she tweeted below. Comic Con takes place in San Diego this week and will feature panels from many YA fandoms. Hypable recaps the YA author events at this link.

USA Today has revealed the first look at Kate Winslet from Divergent. Winslet will be appearing as Jeanine in the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's book. See the image over on You can see more images from Divergent, including a look at Maggie Q as Tory, on Hypable too.

Melissa Anelli, author of Harry, a History, has revealed she is working on a fiction book. Anelli announced the news via a Reddit AMA and then shared it with Twitter followers. The book is being cowritten with Julia Albain, author of A Glamorously Unglamorous Life. As a huge fan of Harry, a History, and Anelli's work in the Harry Potter fandom, I'm very excited by this news!

The Cuckoo's Calling has been given a second print run to meet the demands of book shops who are struggling to cope with the announcement that the pen name Robert Galbraith belonged to J. K. Rowling. Will you be reading it? I love crime so I can't wait to check it out! I'm currently 4th in my library queue which doesn't seem too bad considering. Read more on Publishers Weekly. It was also revealed how the leak of Robert Galbraith's real identity came about. Law firm Russel's owned up to the indiscretion. Read about that story over on the Bookseller.

New character posters for the upcoming Catching Fire adaptation have been released. See them over on

Details of The Mortal Instruments mall tour were revealed this week. The tour will be visiting four cities across the US. The tour will give fans to meet the actors before the film releases in August. Find out more and read the dates over on PageToPremiere.

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