Book News from Across the Web

I don't typically post book news, but there was so much in my email and in my reader I felt I needed to put it all together for you!

"Kiss & Make Up stars Emerson Taylor, a 16-year-old lip gloss addict with a secret gift: she can read the mind of anyone who kisses her. Though puckering up with brainy boys to get test answers helps her grades, a scholarship competition and a new crush compel Emerson to stifle her gift and study the honest -- if old-fashioned -- way. With support from her family, including her aunt/guardian who is in the cosmetics business,Emerson discovers that true beauty always wins out."

The author will be attending BEA but no other publicity plans have been made as of yet.

If you are a fan of Shannon Hale like I am- then you will be very excited to hear this news:

"From Newbery Honor winner and Eisner nominated authors Shannon and Dean Hale, a young chapter book series following the brave and exciting adventures of Princess Magnolia, a perfectly proper princess by day, but when trouble raises its ugly, monster-shaped head, she ditches her flouncy dresses and glass slippers and becomes THE PRINCESS IN BLACK! Sold at auction to Sarah Ketchersid at Candlewick Press."

Simon and Shuster released this week that they have signed Cassie on for another 3 book series in the same world as the Mortal Instruments.  The Dark Arifices will deal with shadow hunters who come after the ending of The Mortal Instruments series.  The first book is set to be released in 2015.

“The series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma’s sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn,” the statement reads. “Despite Emma’s complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.”

 Julie Kagawa is releasing one final book to the Iron Fey series, called "Iron Legends" in August.  Iron Legends will include Kagawa's 3 novellas:  Winter's Passing, Summer's Crossing, and a new novella set in the Iron Fey world.  She will be making a full post on her blog Friday about the news.

The teen thriller by Austrian author Ursula Poznanski, with a solid red cover featuring a single, sinister-looking eye, had just been released by the German publisher. That edition has since sold more than 170,000 copies in Germany, and won the German Children’s Literature Prize (Jugendliteraturpreis) at last year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, among other awards. In addition, the German film company, All In Production, has bought the film rights, and together with Studio Babelsberg is in early negotiations with U.S. film studios for a movie adaptation.

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