Saturday, 29 January 2011

News: Covers, Trailers and Website Launches

Scorpia Rising, the last book in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, is published in the UK on March 31st, and the cover art was revealed last month. Pretty cool, eh? You can find more information at and


Here is the trailer for House of Night: Awakened by P.C. and Kristin Cast, which is out now!


Mira Ink is a brilliant new imprint in the UK, which publishes YA books by Rachel Vincent, Maria V. Snyder, Gena Showalter and Julie Kagawa. I'm excited about all of their titles (which have previously been published by Harlequin Teen in the US), and am already loving the Soul Screamers series. Check out their new site below!


Walker Books UK have launched their Undercover campaign, which will see 4 lead YA titles chosen over 3 of this year's seasons. These books have all been chosen to cater for different readers with different tastes, and each book tackles issues that teens and adults are dealing with. Long Reach by Peter Cocks is the first book published as part of this campaign, and you can see the trailer at the Undercover website. Enjoy!

From the website:
Every month we'll be publishing a new YA title and talking about it on the Undercover blog. All of the titles we've chosen are thought-provoking, life-changing, controversial and debate-inspiring. They truly capture the moment.

Each book is utterly engaging, keeping you turning the pages whether an action packed thriller, a rip-roaring adventure or a love story of a lifetime.

We'll be making thrilling book trailers for a lot of the books, and you can see them here or on our Walker youtube channel. We'll be posting exclusive behind the scenes content, from book extracts to author interviews and music playlists, and above all want YOU to get involved and tell us what you think about the books.


Rick Riordan's second book in the Kane Chronicles series now has a title: The Throne of Fire. It's published in the UK by Puffin in May 2011, alongside the paperback of book 1, The Red Pyramid. Check out the first preview chapter at!


I think everyone has seen this cover by now, but here is the US cover for Passion by Lauren Kate. I love it!


asamum said...

Thanks for the great round-up.
I also love the cover of Passion but maybe Luce is too thin or I am just jealous :D said...

Wow, the PASSION cover is pretty awesome, it is not as dark as the others, maybe that means something?? Though I do agree with Asamum, the girl is way to thin.