I can't believe it's almost mid-February already. That means it's… *counts on fingers* TEN WEEKS AND THREE DAYS until ACID comes out.
And even though the year is only young, tons of exciting things have already been happening. I can hardly keep up. Phew!
First up, fellow Lucky 13 Elsie Chapman had the trailer for her forthcoming YA debut DUALED featured on MTV! I know, how cool is that? You can view it here, and preorder DUALED, out 26th Feb from Random House Kids, here. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book, and if you love kick-ass heroines and gritty dystopian settings (which I really, really do), I can't recommend it enough!
Second up, several more Lucky 13s are now published! Huge congrats to Ellen Oh (PROPHECY, Harperteen), Alex Lidell (THE CADET OF TILDOR, Penguin), Lenore Appelhans (LEVEL 2, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), Erica Lorraine Scheidt (USES FOR BOYS, St. Martin's Press), Kristin Halbrook (NOBODY BUT US, Harperteen), Megan Shepherd (THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER, Balzer & Bray/Harpercollins), Liz Fichera (HOOKED, HarlequinTEEN), Laurie Boyle Crompton (BLAZE, Sourcebooks Fire), Tim Federle (BETTER NATE THAN EVER, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), Miriam Forster (CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS, Harperteen) and Kasie West (PIVOT POINT, Harperteen - out today!).
Plus!! CJ Flood's INFINITE SKY, a book I'm very excited about, is out from Simon & Schuster on Thursday. Hooray!
Third up, Twitter friend and fellow canine minion Kate Ormand has got an agent - she's now represented by Isobel Atherton at Creative Authors. Kate is so lovely and supportive of her fellow writers, and I couldn't be more thrilled for her. I really hope I'll be getting to celebrate her book deal soon!
Fourth up, Dan Smith has got a cover for his forthcoming children's novel MY FRIEND THE ENEMY, out from Chicken House in July. I'm stealing it and putting it up here 'cause it looks so awesome. I can't wait to read it!
And fifthly and finally, ACID has had its first full-length review on book blogger Bertass's World of Children's Books (click for link). And what a review! They coined the term 'page-turner' specifically for books like this… a book that I couldn't wait to pick up again every time I had to put it down… I'm so thrilled!
So, lovely blog readers, how about you? Is there any good news or exciting book releases that I've missed? Shout about them in the comments below!