Sunday, December 2, 2012

Things of Awesome: December Edition

Hey everyone!

I've done a couple posts here and there pulling together the few bits of bookish news that have either been sent to me or that I've stumbled upon, and I've decided I'm going to try and turn it into a mini-feature here on the blog. I'm going to attempt to do a post the first Sunday of each month, but sometimes I make plans like this and then manage to catch a rather brutal strain of laziness, something that results in the death of any sort of follow through. I love me. You'll know this has happened if you see this feature once more in January and then never again ;-) For now though, I've got some fun things to share with you, some of which you may already be aware because I'm often late to the party, but some you may not so I'm going to post all I know anyway!

1. HARPERTEEN IMPULSE

From their press release:

HarperCollins Publishers announced today (November 26th) the launch of HarperTeen Impulse, a digital imprint focusing on Young Adult short stories and novellas. The new imprint will publish short-form works from new and established authors, providing original and exciting new teen ebooks across a wide variety of genres.

HarperTeen Impulse will publish between one and four titles a month, all of which will go on sale the first Tuesday of that month, branded “Impulse Tuesday.” Impulse titles will benefit from dedicated program marketing, including extensive social media outreach, monthly newsletters, cross-promotion in HarperTeen print books, and strategic sales promotions.


Who else is excited about this? HarperTeen never fails to have an absolutely amazing lineup of books throughout the year, and the fact that we're going to be getting even more from them each month with this new imprint is enough to have me embarrassing myself by doing a happy dance in my living room despite the threat of neighbors seeing me through our curtain-less windows. I don't even care if they do though because I'm going to get to read books like the below starting this Tuesday, December 4th:



Sophie Jordan's breathtaking digital original novella set in the world of Firelight.

For Az, it's supposed to be a fun summer vacation with her family. Nothing complicated. Just a quick trip to test the waters as she prepares for a year on her own. That all changes when she rescues a drowning girl and meets Tate—the most gorgeous human boy she's ever seen. Tate throws her heart, her plans, and her life into upheaval, but the closer she gets to him, the harder it is to hide the secret of what she is. With no hope for a future together, the last thing that can ever happen . . . is love.

This stand-alone digital original is perfect for those new to the Firelight series as well as veteran fans.




From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a riveting original novella (available only as an ebook) set in the world of the Unearthly series.

Clara is desperate to get away—from the memories that haunt her in Wyoming and the visions of a future she isn't ready to face—and spending the summer in Italy with her best friend, Angela, should be the perfect escape. . . .

For as long as she can remember, Angela has been told that love is dangerous, that she must always guard her heart. But when she met a mysterious guy in Italy two years ago she was determined to be with him, no matter the costs. Now she must decide whether she can trust Clara with her secret, or if telling her the truth will risk everything she cares about.

Alternating between Angela and Clara's perspectives,
Radiant chronicles the unforgettable summer that will test the bounds of their friendship and change their lives forever.

Also releasing December 4th:
STUPID PERFECT WORLD by Scott Westerfeld
CRUISIN' by Sarah Mlynowski

Upcoming Impulse titles include:
THE PRINCE by Kiera Cass
TAGS by Walter Dean Myers
ONE DAY MORE by Aprilynne Pike.

More information on what you can expect from HarperTeen's new imprint can be found here.

2. SIMON TEEN'S 31 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS


Thank you SimonTEEN! *commences finger crossing for every day of December*

3.  READ EVERY DAY

The awesome people over at Scholastic have launched a holiday campaign called Read Every Day. For every Storia ebook purchased, Scholastic will donate a book to a child in need, with special attention paid to those kids who lost their home libraries in Hurricane Sandy. You can find all the details HERE.

4. SOURCEBOOKS 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS



From Sourcebooks:

Get daily eBook deals delivered straight to your inbox and be entered for a chance to win eBooks, candy, print books, and an eReader for you—and one for a friend or family member!

Sourcebooks is feeling the spirit of the holiday season and we want to share it with you! We’re running our biggest promotion yet—daily discounts on our most popular eBooks—throughout the month of December. If you sign up to receive our daily email notifications, you’ll automatically be entered to win two eReaders: one for you, and one for a friend or family member. In addition, we’ll also be giving away more fun prizes every single week, from candy to gift baskets to books. Sign up today!


5. SCARLET TRILOGY


One of my favorite reads this year was SCARLET by A.C. Gaughen (if you haven't read it, I HIGHLY recommend picking it up). It was another one of those unexpectedly amazing stories where I immediately fell in love with the characters upon meeting them. As per usual, when I finished I ran to the internet to find any information I could with regards to a sequel given events were left fairly open-ended, though not frustratingly so. Imagine my anxiety when I discovered there was no information to be had. No mention of a sequel anywhere. *sobs in remembrance*

Well, friends, Friday was my lucky day. On Friday, A.C. announced on her blog some very, very exciting news. As you may have guessed from the above #5 title, SCARLET is not simply going to have one sequel, but two. YES! You can read all the details on A.C.'s blog here, and she is running a couple of giveaways to celebrate as well, so be sure and check them out.

33 comments:

  1. Let the season of giving begin (though giving should happen all the time :)

    I'm really excited for the new imprint but I can't wait to read Breathless! I love Scholastic and everything they're doing to help with the Sandy relief and well, helping needy children in general!

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    1. I can't wait to read Breathless either. It's so much fun to get these little novellas set in the world of series I already love!

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  2. I had no idea Scarlet was that good! I'll have to move it up on my tbr... somehow. And I'm so happy you're getting two more books! I know how exciting that must be.
    HarperTeen Impulse is something to be thrilled about for sure. People are very excited about Radiant (I never made it past book 1, I'm afraid), and I'm sure there'll be many more fantastic novellas to come. :)

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    1. I ADORED Scarlet Maja! Her dialect took a little getting used to at first, but I just fell in love with her. I was so disappointed to reach the end and not know if that was it or if there would be more.

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  3. Oh I really like this idea of a mini-feature Jenny, it will totally keep me in the know how of whats going on! I'm super excited about Harper Teen's novellas this month, so much awesomeness to look forward to I can't wait for Radiant! Thank you for sharing these lovelies with us Jenny! :)

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    1. Thanks! I've been thinking about doing it for a while, but I get ridiculously lazy on the weekends when it comes to the blog, so I've been putting it off again and again. Dedicated blogger, party of one ;-)

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  4. Love these info posts, Jenny! I'm glad to hear that you're making them a semi-regular thing. I'm really excited to read Radiant by Cynthia Hand. I was hoping we'd get to take an Italian trip with that series. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be releasing digitally or otherwise over here at the moment, but I'm hoping that changes in the future!

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    1. Thanks Leanna! I'm dying to read Radiant as well. Really anything that tides me over until Boundless works for me! I hope they make the imprint available overseas soon, I imagine they will:)

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  5. Love this idea, Jenny! I'm hoping you keep it up. ;)

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    1. I'm going to give it a whirl. I battle daily with laziness though, so it may get the better of me at some point. Hopefully not for a while though, I plan to be a fighter ;-)

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  6. Oooh, thanks for sharing, Jenny! I'm off to try my luck in these giveaways! :D

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    1. You're welcome! I've been trying my luck with all the giveaways too. I love being book obsessed:)

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  7. Sequels for Scarlet! That's brilliant! I enjoyed the first book a lot so I'm beyond thrilled to hear there is more to come. :) Thanks for sharing Jenny!

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    1. RIGHT?! I was insanely excited when I saw her blog post on Friday. Now I just need a release date and life will be good:)

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  8. O thanks for all the wonderful info sweetie :)

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  9. i have been doing the Simon teen giveaway..like i need more books in my tbr pile..pfft! I am excited about Impulse. I love this new feature and look forward to it :)

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    1. I know, I have a ridiculous number of books in my TBR pile too but I just can't pass up a giveaway:)

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  10. Love this new meme of yours, Jenny!
    I saw the the HarperTeen impulse logo, but couldn't figure out what it was, so thank you for teaching me something! :)
    It's great that they are releasing novellas, but I honestly never read them because they are too short and make me want to read the sequels even more!
    The Simon Teen giveaway is pretty cool I think!
    I haven't read Scarlet yet, but I've heard fabulous things about it. I also heard that some people were not very satisfied with the romance since they wanted more. I guess it's a good thing that there's going to be 2 more books in the series!
    Thanks for sharing all these bookish news with us, Jenny! :) You're awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much Nick! I have fun pulling together all the bookish tidbits:) Normally novellas aren't so much my thing either, but since so many of these are related to full length books and series I've read and loved, I can't miss out on them! And I hope you get a chance to read Scarlet, I just loved it:)

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  11. I was just thinking about Scarlet yesterday and went on the author's site. I was soooo excited to see there are going to be two more books. Yea!!!

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  12. I love this feature, Jenny! Thanks for all this bookish news. I checked out the Simon Teen and Sourcebooks giveaways. How fun! I will have to check out Scarlet too!

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    1. I hope you do check Scarlet out Christina! It was such a fun book, and I'm so thankful we're going to get more of Scarlet and Rob's story now:)

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  13. I'm so excited about the Sophie Jordan novella. I loved the Firelight books (still need to read book 3). I'm also excited about the Unearthly novella. What amazing news you've shared with us, Jenny. Thank you! :)

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    1. Oh yes, me too. I'm dying for that one and Radiant. And pretty much all the ones they've said they have coming out in the not-too distant future too:)

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  14. I did notice a high number of novellas when I did Friday Forecast last week. I am looking forward to Radiant and novellas are always fun! I signed up for the Sourcebook thing on Friday and now I must check out Simon Pulse. I love you too even if you do flake out on this post in the future!

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    1. Normally novellas are not my thing, but I've read quite a few lately and they are really growing on me. It's fun to combine them and just do a series of mini reviews:)

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  15. So many great and exciting things going on!

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  16. Oh yay that Scarlet will be a trilogy! I really enjoyed it so that is great news! I also didn't know about the Impulse imprint. I saw the novellas and was wondering what the Implulse stuff was, so that's great! Thanks for sharing the news. I have been so busy I don't have a clue what's going on these days.

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