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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Saturday Spotlight: News/Trailers/Cover Love

So many things have being happening lately that I wanted to put on my blog so I thought I would do a random post and put it all in together.

In Boys Don't Cry, bestselling author Malorie Blackman explores the uncharted territory of teenage fatherhood.
You’re waiting for the postman--he’s bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist--a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it’s your old girlfriend; and she’s carrying a baby. You’re fine to look after it, for an hour or two, while she does some shopping. Then she doesn’t come back and your future suddenly looks very different.
Malorie’s dramatic new novel will take you on a journey from tears to laughter and back again.

Malorie Blackmans My CriBaby – is the official iPhone App for her book Boys Don’t Cry
Available to purchase from the iTunes App Store.

My CriBaby is a virtual baby that lives inside your phone. You’ll need to look after him/her for a month, and the happier your baby is, the higher your score.
The app also contains a sneak preview of Boys Don’t Cry.
- Name your baby
- Choose a boy or girl
- 8 ways to interact with your baby: including feeding, playing, putting to sleep and changing dirty nappies. Gesture controls, too:
- tap the screen to burp your baby after a meal
- rock the phone to show baby how much you care
- Babysitter—take a well-earned break
- Post your scores to Facebook
- Read the first chapter of Malorie Blackman’s novel Boys Don’t Cry

'The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there.
As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?
Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?
A story of dangerous secrets, intense friendships and electrifying attraction.

UK cover reveals:

That's what they call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood at Ironbridge High School. A horrific fey attack that killed her father when she was just a child left Donna branded with iron tattoos that cover her hands and arms - and magically enhanced strength, that she now does all she can to hide.
Now, after ten years of wishing for a normal life, Donna finally accepts her role in the centuries-old war against the darkest outcasts of Faerie - the dark elves. Aided by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout, Donna must save her best friend's life - and that means betraying one of the world's greatest secrets and confronting the very thing that destroyed her family.

A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake

Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school’s Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn’t share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie’s nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the church after a party—when they arrive the next morning, Justin is dead.
From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds, Natalie unravels. She never should’ve messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.
Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth in this seductive, riveting tale of conscience and consequence.

I cant tell you how excited I am about all of these. *SWOON*


  1. They all look fab books. I own Boys Dont Cry but I don't know about the app. The memories of sleepless nights and puke covered clothes are still too vivid in my memory from the real thing 4 years ago lol.

    I have entangled on pre-order! Can't wait!

  2. Funny, I was just talking to someone on Twitter and I told her my favourite two books that I'd read over the last two weeks were Boys Don't Cry and Entangled :) I'm definitely looking forward to reading the other two though!


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