Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In Other News...

In Other News shows book news recently released. For this post I have a few book covers, a chapter preview, and a Deathly Hallows sneak peak.

To start off, Sarah Beth Durst released the cover of Drink, Slay, Love last night and it looks awesome!

What happens when a vampire is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn? She suddenly develops a very inconvenient conscience. Oops.

Next, James Dashner blogged today and released the German cover of The Maze Runner which is being published by Chicken House (same as UK pub) in April this year. It's pretty intense, I must say.

Thirdly, many of you contemporary readers are a huge fan of Sarah Dessen's books and recently she posted the entire first chapter of What Happened to Goodbye on her blog! Check it out HERE if you want to read it!

Finally, Warner Brothers released this first official image from Deathly Hallows: Part 2 featuring Matt Lewis as Neville Longbottom standing covered in blood. Check it out:
Taken from Moviephone:
As you can see, that's a bloody determined (not to mention just simply bloody) Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom. Bellatrix Lestrange lingers behind him, backed by a horde of sinister Deatheaters.

Neville's grown up a lot over the years. In the first books and films, he was the really awkward and gentle kid who hung around in the background. Now he's morphed into the daring man who not only stood up to Voldemort's evildoers in Part One, but takes over for Harry at Hogwarts in Part Two. And when the battle commences, he gets to face one of Voldemort's closest allies. It looks like the above image could be that very moment, and it's nice to see Longbottom getting a bigger taste of the action.


  1. Wow. You just totally ruined my vow NOT to look at anything related to DH Part 2 before release... Including trailers, behind the scenes clips, and PHOTOS. Still, this is some exciting stuff. I can't wait.

  2. Matthew Lewis seems a *lot* older than in the last few movies. (Though they're all looking very mature now) Great pic, and it's nice to see Bella in the background looking all ominous and crazy evil. :)

  3. How kick ass is that cover of The Maze Runner? Very is my answer! Seemed the US version was little safe....

    Thx for the post


  4. Yay for Neville! I can't wait to see his badassery in DH pt. 2.

    I've never heard of Drink, Slay, Love, but I going to look it up right now because it sounds kinda awesome.

  5. I thought I was excited about Sarah Dessen's new book, and then I saw that picture of Neville and almost did a happy dance! I can't wait for the movie!

  6. homg, Neville! I can't wait to see him kick ass in the last movie.

    And Drink, Slay, Love sounds amazingly awesome. I'm adding it to my tbr list immediately.

  7. The cover for Drink, Slay, Love is amazing!! I've never heard of it before, but I'll have to look it up because what in the world is a were-unicorn?!

    And ohmygosh I'm so ready for Deathly Hallows part 2!

  8. ooooooooooh Im trying so hard not to read the Sarah Dessen Newest's exerpt, but it's popping everywhere I look!...

    me wants *reaches out and strokes the screen softly*