Tuesday 16 August 2011

Really Random Tuesday

Really Random Tuesday is a meme created by Suko at Suko's Notebook which is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of.
You may have noticed a new side picture introducing a read along of The Passage which is a joint feature with Elle and Kate over at The Book Memoirs. Come back tomorrow to find out more and enter a little giveaway. 
Announcing the winner of A Tangle of Magicks by Stephanie Burgis is:

Congratulations Susan. An email will be with you shortly to get your address.

I thought you might like to see the 1st UK trailer of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This book is creating quite a stir and has already received some AMAZING reviews.

Doesn't it look fabulous?

Mary Hooper has a new book coming out in September called Velvet. I absolutely adored Fallen Grace, so I am extremely excited by her latest book. Mary Hooper will be making two public appearances in the UK during September and I have listed them below in case anyone would like to attend. 

6pm, Tuesday 20th September
Just Imagine Story Centre, 64-68 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0PD
Tel 01245 267748
Tickets: £5

2pm, Sunday 25th September
Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 4BX
Tel: 01225 463 362
Tickets: £5

Some exciting news about Marcus Sedgwick too from the lovely ladies at Orion. If you haven't read White Crow yet, then you MUST!

Marcus Sedgwick’s sales reach half a million copies

Orion Children’s Books is delighted to announce that Marcus Sedgwick’s sales across his titles to date have now passed over half a million copies in the UK.

First published by Orion Children’s Books in 2000, Marcus’s books have consistently garnered awards, nominations and high acclaim. His most recent novel, White Crow, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and long listed for the Guardian Prize.

In October, Marcus’ novels for YA readers will move onto the newly formed Indigo list at Orion whilst his younger series, The Raven Mysteries, will remain on the Orion Children’s Books list.

Fiona Kennedy, Publisher of Orion Children’s Books and Indigo says:

“I’m proud of all of Marcus’s books and to publish them at Orion and now, Indigo. He is an extraordinarily gifted and truly talented author, whose writing is more accomplished with every new book. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with him.”
Indigo announces THE SEVEN EVENT with Marcus Sedgwick:

To celebrate publication of his forthcoming novel, Midwinterblood, Marcus Sedgwick will be undertaking THE SEVEN EVENT on Wednesday 5th October 2011.

THE SEVEN EVENT will see Marcus Sedgwick doing seven different events to seven different audiences in one day. From Seven Stories in Newcastle at 7am to Foyles near Seven Dials in London at 7pm, Marcus will travel the length of the country meeting audiences and talking about Midwinterblood.

THE SEVEN EVENT celebrates the seven part structure and central themes of Midwinterblood: an epic tale of love, loss and sacrifice as two souls seek each other in different ways over seven incarnations.

THE SEVEN EVENT will be accompanied by a full programme of online activity and one of the special ‘SEVEN EVENT’ events will be hosted by Guardian Children’s Books online. Watch Fierce Fiction on Facebook for announcements and further news.
And for those of you who have been living in complete silence and with blinkers on all week.

Coming to London! Next Spring! Yippee!
That is all my news for this week. I hope you found something to intrigue you a little. 


  1. How cool I won. The book sounds great, thank you. I love the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trailer it looks amazing. Another must read book. x

  2. Congrats to Susan! Vivienne, thank you for doing this meme--I will link to your post the next time I do it. I haven't been blogging much lately, but will be back to it soon. :)

  3. I definitely will have to come to England for the new HP thing. I haven't been over there in 5 years and I miss it.
    Velvet sounds like a great book.

  4. I love the Daughter of smoke and bone trailer and I'm looking forward to the making of Harry Potter - not long to wait :D

  5. eeeeeeeeee

    sorry.. got excited about the Making of Harry Potter...

    Ill stop now! *cant wait!!!*


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