Monday, 11 May 2009

News: Thirteen Reasons Why & Prophecy of the Sisters in the UK

There's more good publishing news for UK readers! Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why (which is amazing) will be published on August 6th by Puffin, and features an entirely new cover. I'm not as enamoured with it as I was with the US cover, but oh well.

Clay Jensen returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box, with his name on it, lying on the porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she did what she did - and Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list - and it'll change Clay's life forever.


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As if that's not enough, Little, Brown are publishing Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters on the same day. This one is a hardcover, and will be supported by a newly developed microsite. Sounds cool, eh?

Without the Keys, something terrible will happen. Something that cannot be undone. And with them, I might bring an end to the riddle of the Prophecy and my strange part in it. If Alice and I are on conflicting sides of the Prophecy, the Keys would be dangerous in her hands. Which means I have to find them. And I have to do it before my sister. This is the story of sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe's quest to discover her role and her twin sister's in a powerful prophecy that has affected twin sisters for generations. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers - about herself, about her family, and about the danger that goes from haunting her dreams to becoming her reality.

11 comments:

Chicklish said...

Oh, fantastic, I really want to read 13 Reasons Why. Thanks for bearing good news! :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm so excited to read 13 Reasons Why. I agree with you about the cover though.

Kate said...

Great news. These two books look amazing.

Kimberly Derting said...

I loved 13 Reasons, and can't wait for Prophecy!!! I'm with you, though, I like the US cover of 13 Reasons better!

Chicklish said...

I don't know what the US cover is like. Jenny, I'll await one of your fantastic posts on the subject! ;)

(Or I could just stop being lazy and look it up on Amazon!)

Thao said...

I love the new cover of 13RW, wish I lived in UK to snatch a copy when it comes out : (

Michelle Zink said...

Thank you SO much for including my book, Prophecy of the Sisters, in your post!

I'm so excited that it's going to be published in the UK, and I was just speaking to a bookseller there about ways to reach out to UK bloggers. Perfect timing!
:D

I'm dying for a British tour so I can, er, do some "research" for book three. Fingers crossed!

MZ

prophecygirl said...

You're welcome, Michelle!

And Luisa - the US cover is linked in the post. Just click 'US cover' in red :)

Book Monster said...

It sounds really interesting, the bio enough makes me want to read it XD

Chicklish said...

Doh! Thank you. Well, I do like the swing...

Luisa
x

Michelle said...

I really like the UK cover for 13 Reasons Why. It's a great book.