Ok, I have a whole load of bookish stuff and news to ramble about now, that you all probably know anyway, but oh well!
I'll start with a trip: I was lucky enough to go to the brilliant HotKey-Templar Blogger's Brunch a little while back. I got to meet up with loads of amazing bloggers, as well as some of the authors, and also got to find out about all the awesome new books the two publishers are bringing out.
I won't go on and on about them all, cause they both have loads coming out - squee!! - but I'll tell you about a few of my favourites (all links lead to Goodreads' Page).
I loved like all of Templar's. Some are out already, like Me, Suzy P by Karen Saunders (perfect for Louise Rennison fans), Deciet by Deborah White (the sequel to the amazing Wickedness) and Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer (sequel to Arcadia Awakens, Valentine's Day release - think Romeo&Juliet, just with a Soprano, mafia, magic twist). Out soon is the amazing Ferryman by Claire McFall - an amazing love story set in the wasteland between life and death. Amazing. Then there's the next in the Medusa Girls series by Tera Lynn Childs - cannot wait for that! - as well as the last in her Fins series, Just For Fins and a hilarious book called Call the Shots by Don Calame (Inbetweeners-style humour). Then there's one of the ones I'm most excited for: Drummer Girl by Bridget Tyler, which is described as "Gossip Girl meets American Idol, meets Glee's evil twin" - could it GET any better?! And finally, Last Chance Angel by Alex Gutteridge, which looks like the kind of book that will destroy me - in the best way!
Ok, I like literally meant every single book.... Let's see if I can't do any better in the HotKey section...
The book I am most excited about is easy: Vortex by S.J. Kincaid, the second in the totally kick-butt Insignia series. Why must July be so far away?!?! My second fave is also not out for a while - but it looks so freaking good that I'm willing to go mad until May to wait to read it. It is called Transparent and is by Natalie Whipple and is described as X-Men meets Sopranos and I could not be more freaking excited for it! Squee! As for all the others, well, there is literally something for everyone. History lover? Try The Quietness by Alison Rattle - historical, action-packed, strong social and female right themes. Like historicals with paranormal twists - check out The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan - gothic romance, 19th century France, plus gargoyles - or The Ghost Bride by Yangze Choo - a sinister, suspenseful ghost-story revolving around the old Malaysian tradition of marrying the dead. How bout just plain old paranomals? Well, look no further than Death & Co by DJ McClane - an epic fantasy with strong modern themes and a boy with a destiny to take dead to the afterlife who just wants to be normal and fall in love. How about contemps? Well, there's a whole bunch for you guys: Red Ink by Julie Mayhew - the things we tell our children and ourselves to survive, an emotional crossover about the stages of grief. Or Friday Brown by Vikkie Wakefield - Australian author, young people on the edge of society, very thought provoking. Or there's the semi autobiography by Dawn O'Porter - Paper Aeroplances - about growing up in Guernsey, poignant, funny and sad. Are you a fan of the just plain wacky? Well, then, The Savages by Matt Whyman is definitely for you - think Addams Family crossed with Sopranos, a black comedy about a family with very different eating habits...
And, dammit, I did it again!! I am no good at controlling myself! Oh well. Onwards and upwards to our next topic:
Lauren Kate's (author of the Fallen series) brand new book's cover - Teardrop. Isn't it just gorgeous? What is it with Lauren and getting the most gorgeous covers in the history of ever??!! Check out the Facebook Page for Lauren! :)
And from one author of an angel series to another: L.A. Weatherly's Angel Fury cover and blurb reveal. Check it out!! Plus, Usborne are throwing an awesome comp to celebrate the series' finale: check it out: here!! To enter, tweet using #IloveAngelTrilogy, and to win, tell Usborne why you love it! Angel Fury is out October this year.
I'm going to be taking part in the awesome Geek Girl blog tour this Feb - tomorrow, actally! - if you haven't heard of it, it's an amazing book by Holly Smales, coming out 28th February (published by HarperCollins) so be on the look out for Geeky going-ons soon - you're all going to love this book, trust me!! :)
Now, I'm sure all VA fans have heard by now, but there the official Vampire Academy movie is FINALLY underway and we have our Rose, Lissa and Dimitri!! It also has a brand spanking new name too: Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. And our leading peeps? Well, Rose is Zoey Deutch (Ringer), Lissa is Lucy Fry (she's Australian and is in a spin-off series of H2O) and Dimitri is Danila Kozlovskiy (he's actually Russian!). I think Rose is perfect and I think it's really cool there's a Russian guy as Dimka and while I'm not 100% about Lissa, I'm sure she wil be brilliant. I'm just so excited we finally have people - it's finally underway!! Excuse me while I go do crazy dancing round my whole freaking house!!!
Ok, I think that's all the gossip I have for now. I'm sure I'll come up with more the second I hit 'Post' but ah well. If you have any tidbits I've missed out, add them in the comments!! I'm always ready to get up to date of bookish news! :D
Until next time, The Book Addicted Gossip Girl, out. :D