Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Exciting Book Stuff! #2

So two AMAZING bookish announcements happened yesterday, and I just about fainted from all the excitement (the fact the I read them within an hour of each other didn't help). (Okay, I didn't come close to fainting, but I was a little lightheaded from squeeeeing.) On to the news!

For the past couple weeks Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare, and Sarah Rees Brennan have tweeting about a secret they had. Well, yesterday their secret was FINALLY revealed on EW's Shelf Life. Cassie, along with Maureen and Sarah, will be writing The Bane Chronicles, an e-serialization about Magnus Bane from Cassie's The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Starting in February '13 one story a month will be released for ten months, and in 2014 all of the parts will be compiled into one print edition. Sarah talks more in-depth about it here.

Now that the important details are out of the way, I can get on with the fangirling. Magnus is my absolute favorite character ever, so I'm beyond excited that this is happening (like, he's my imaginary BFF, that's how much I love him).

Next, the reason I'm posting this today, and not yesterday when everything was announced. Hollywood Crush unveiled the cover for, and details of, Ally Carter's new novella "Double Crossed." The cover reveal's exclusivity ended at midnight, so here it is:

In "Double Crossed," when Macey McHenry (glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?) and W.W. Hale V (heir to an American dynasty or master thief?) meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they're at the center of a hostage situation, and it's up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey's spy skills and Hale's con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?

YES, Ally is coming out with a Heist Society and Gallagher Girls crossover story! The ebook-only novella comes out on January 22, and takes place in between GG 5 & GG 6. Not sure where it takes place in Heist, but I'm assuming in between books 2 & 3.

I love the cover, I think it's a PERFECT combo of GG's cover design and Heist's cover design. Below are the covers of GG 1 and Heist 1, for comparison.

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