* Let’s start with the news we were most excited about … so excited, we didn’t even wait until today to share it. The Hunger Games movie has been given a release date of March 23, 2012. Let the countdown begin!
* Fallen Archangel this week revealed the title & a brief synopsis for book 3 in Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series. Book 3 (originally titled Tempest) will now be called Silence and it’ll be in stores on October 19th!
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone in this book. They’ve overcome the secrets riddled in Patch’s dark past…bridged two irreconcilable worlds…faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust…and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they’ve worked for—and their love—forever.
* Myra McIntire unveiled the cover of her upcoming debut novel, Hourglass. We are SO excited to read this book:
Since the age of fourteen, Emerson Cole has seen strange things – dead things – swooning Southern Belles, soldiers, and other eerie apparitions of the past. She’s tried everything to get rid of the visions: medication, counseling, asylums. Nothing’s worked.
So when Emerson’s well-meaning brother calls in yet another consultant from a mysterious organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to give it one last try.
Michael Weaver is no ordinary consultant. He’s barely older than she is; he listens like no one she’s ever met before; and he doesn’t make her feel the least bit crazy. As Emerson ventures deeper into the world of the Hourglass, she begins to learn the truth about her past, her future–and her very life.
A seductive time-slip novel that merges the very best of the paranormal and science fiction genres, Myra McEntire’s Hourglass is a stunning debut from an author to watch.
* Speaking of books we can’t wait to read … Cassandra Clare has revealed the “placeholder” cover for Clockwork Prince and a quote. (A “placeholder” cover is just that … it holds the place of the REAL cover, which will be revealed later this year):
“What desperation drove you to me, in the middle of the night, in a rainstorm? What has changed at the Institute? I can only think of one thing…”
* Speaking of Cassie Clare’s books … Lots of rumors going around about Alex Pettyfer and whether he will or won’t be in the City of Bones movie. Truth: we don’t know! But our friends at Mundie Moms have compiled all of the news and separate fact from fiction about what we DO know. The Mortal Instruments Examiner also has a good break-down.
* Oh? And more for you Alex Pettyfer fans … he was on Ellen yesterday to promote his upcoming YA book to movie adaptation, I Am Number Four. Here is the delicious, delightful eye-candy:
* Did you see the haunting new book trailer for Afterlife by Claudia Gray? It’s the final book in her Evernight series: