23 October, 2012

New and/or Interesting Tid-bits:

Fans of Divergent!…
     Veronica Roth (the author of Divergent) recently posted some interesting details about the upcoming Divergent movie!  The movie now officially has a director, Neil Burger.  Also, the most likely and almost definite actress that will be playing Tris is Shailene Woodley!
Here is a picture of Shailene (Tris!):  

What do you think?  Good fit??  I’m unsure…I think I’m going to have to watch something that she was already in, so I can get a better idea of her acting.

How cool is this?
     I may be a bit of a book nerd, but I think this is really cool.  Click here to see what I’m talking about.  It’s a freaking book on a bookmark!  I super duper want one, but it doesn’t say where a person can purchase this wonderful bookish invention.  I also like the quote: “I’m so bookish, my bookmarks are smaller books”.  Don’t you other book lovers out there want one?!
Looking forward to the soon-to-be-released Valkyrie Rising?
     If you are and just cannot wait to read it, you’re in luck.  The author, Ingrid Paulson, wrote a prequel to the novel!  Click here to read it and gain some insight to what’s coming in Valkyrie Rising.
Next Week’s Book Releases (my picks):

The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanani


Pub Date: Oct. 25, 2012
Find this book on: Goodreads

Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and insults that come her way. Wary of all things beautiful, Rae instantly distrusts their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. Further, his presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local townspeople show up demanding his blood, Rae must find a way to protect both her sister’s secret and their guest. Even if that means risking herself.







Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace

Pub Date: Oct. 30, 2012
Find this book on: Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like a jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White… living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live.



When We Collide by A.L. Jackson

Pub Date: Nov. 2, 2012
Find this book on: Goodreads | Amazon

From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.

William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.

Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.

When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return again.

In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have.

Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before. But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.




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