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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 10TH: LINGER TRAILER, BLOOD GROOVE, AND INTERNATIONAL BOOK COVERS

by Dawn, May 10, 2010

Trailer for Linger

Linger, the sequel to the Bestselling Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater comes out July 20th. Check out the trailer below (created by the author)!

In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole. (description via amazon.com)

Check out Maggie Stiefvater’s site here

Author Alex Bledsoe resurrects his vampire in Memphis

by Raelynn Coombs at The Examiner
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Author Alex Bledsoe grew up in Tennessee just an hour north of Memphis. He  is a stay at home dad and has been a reporter, editor, photographer and a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman.  Although he now lives in Wisconsin, his vampire novel Blood Groove resurrects his Memphis roots. If you love all things vampire, read Blood Groove and its soon to be released sequel, The Girls with Games of Blood.

What is Blood Groove about?

It’s about Baron Rudolfo Zginski, a Continental vampire who’s staked in 1915 Wales and resurrects in 1975 Memphis.  The book also deals with race and gender issues of its time, as manifested in both the humans and vampires.

Read More here

Design: Don’t judge a book by its cover, particularly in France

Tom Lamont at The Observer
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Albums are sold across the world inside a universal sleeve, blockbuster films branded in a singular style. But novels, by a convention that nobody in the publishing industry seems fully able to explain, must be re-jacketed from territory to territory. It inspires all kinds of illustrative madness, and makes browsing foreign bookshelves a fascinating – often bewildering – experience.

“What you are trying to get across on a cover is the essence of a book, quite an ambiguous thing,” says Nathan Burton, a British designer who created the striking cover for Ali Smith’s The Accidental, based on an image of a dead woman. “Designers in different countries read and interpret the fiction in different ways.”

Read More here

I am SO excited for Linger. Shiver is one of my favorite books, Young Adult or otherwise. I’ve always wondered why book covers change when they go over seas, since movie posters usually don’t. But they change the covers when they reprint books into paperback too, so who knows.

What did you think of the trailer? Do you agree that book covers should change by country?

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