inkpop Fundamentals: January 4, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on January 4, 2011
★ Sneak peek of Cassandra Clare’s ‘City of Fallen Angels’ Cassandra Clare has proved herself to be a force to be reckoned with in the YA writing world since the release of her very first installment in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, back in 2007. Now, though the release of City of Fallen Angels (the fourth title to be released in the six-book series) isn’t slated to hit bookstores until April 5, 2011, Entertainment Weekly has obtained an exclusive (yet small!) sneak peek of the highly-anticipated novel. Check it out here. Entertainment Weekly.
★ ‘Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick’ to hit the bookstore and the big screen! Joe Schreiber’s YA novel Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick – the first in a two-book series – has yet to hit bookstores, but already it has been scooped up by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (the brains behind hit shows The O.C. and Gossip Girl) for a feature film rumored to be a cross between the programs Chuck and Gossip Girl. According to reports, “The novel follows a high school kid whose family takes in a seemingly ordinary and homely Eastern European exchange student, who reveals herself as a beautiful assassin after five targets when she convinced him to join her in New York City after prom night.” Hollywood Crush.
★ Must-read YA novels of 2011 With 2010 nothing more than a distant memory, the time has come to look towards the future – and the upcoming YA book releases that lie within. MTV has compiled a list of the eleven YA books they are most looking forward to in 2011 – including Gayle Forman’s Where She Went (the sequel to the highly popular If I Stay); Awakened by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (the eighth book in the House of Night series); and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (the first title in a spin-off series based from Mead’s bestselling Vampire Academy). Check the list out here. MTV.
Over to you…what do you think of City of Fallen Angels so far? On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for Cassandra Clare’s upcoming release? Are you looking forward to the book and/or film releases of Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick – why or why not? What YA book releases are you most looking forward to in 2011? Did any of your must-reads make it onto the list made by MTV?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)