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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN. 2ND: NEW EVERNIGHT AND PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, AND DOOMED EARTH

by Dawn, January 2, 2010

New Evernight Book: Hourglass preview
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Love the Evernight series? The third book, Hourglass, comes out March 9th, but you can read the first 15 pages right now.

Here’s the summary from Claudia Gray’s site: “After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, an elite group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend–the vampire Balthazar–all her secrets threaten to come out.

Soon, Bianca and Lucas have orchestrated Balthazar’s escape and are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they run, Bianca can’t escape her destiny.”

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via David Hayles at Times Online: Spotlight: Doomed Earth book adaptations
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In John Hillcoat’s The Road, based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, a man (played by Viggo Mortensen) and his son wander an America ravaged by an unknown disaster. It’s not the first time that a sci-fi novel has been used as a basis for a bleak movie meditation on Man’s possible fate.

No Blade of Grass (1970) A disappointing adaptation of John Christopher’s superb novel The Death of Grass, a story in which the world is in ruin after a virus wipes out all vegetation. Like John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids, it takes place in a beleaguered Great Britain. The film starred Nigel Davenport as a man hoping to find a safe haven in Scotland.

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from Uncle Creepy at Dread Central: More Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Coming in March
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Are you a fan of the really unique undead spin put on the Jane Austen literary masterpiece via Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? If so, then get ready for some really good news to kick off the new year!

Quirk Books, the publisher of the recent cult classic tale of 19th Century living dead, is getting set to release another installment in the series entitled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.

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