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BOGUS TO BUBBLY!!!!!!!!!

Bogus to bubbly came out yesterday (pause for WOOT!). And I just got it today!

So incredibly fawesome!!!! I love the maps, and all the slang definitions. plus the whole section on NANOS.

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

AND I’M ON THE FRIGGIN’ DEDICATION! IS THAT NOT COOL?

number 24, right between Fallen and courtney-wa. see? it says LOTTI-WA, in black and white. and there is no one else called lotti-wa on Scott’s blog. So that’s ME!!!!!!

quick! wrap the book in cellophane, and store it upright on the shelf!

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Infected (ooh)

So I’m reading this new book. It’s called Infected, and it’s by someone called Scott Sigler. The blurb goes somewhat like this:

Across America, an mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

The book screams Scott Westerfeld in so many ways. The storyline is so Peeps that it’s scary, but the way it’s written reminds me of The Risen Empire. And while it is a lot more gory (and has way more dirty words) than Scott’s YA books, this is an adult novel, you know. Plus, the author’s name is Scott? Why are they all named Scott?

*Conspiracy theory time*

This is one of the books that Scott ghost-wrote! It’s even got hooptedoodle about trematodes and parasitic wasps, just like Peeps!

Go read it and see

UPDATE: Okay, I just read the end of the book, and I have decided there is no way Scott-la ghost-wrote it, because the ending is really lame, and all of Scott’s books end really well, even if they are sad-making, like the end of Blue Noon and Specials. Especially Specials. WHY OH WHY DID YOU KILL ZANE, SCOTT-LA?


Stalking the Warlock

Cassandra Clare has posted an excerpt from her new book, The Clockwork Princess. And guess who pops up in it?

“And that there,” Magnus said, looking across the room at Will. “The boy with the angry looks and the eyes like twilight in Hell. That’s Will?”
“That is unfortunately Will,” Tessa acknowledged.
“He’ll be in demand tonight,” Magnus predicted. “He’s very pretty, and vampires like that.” He narrowed his eyes. “Black hair and blue eyes,” he added, with a sort of drawl. “My favorite.”

oooh…


Banned Books Week!

This week is Banned Books Week over at YA for Obama. So here are Maureen Johnson’s thoughts on the matter:

http://yaforobama.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2246335%3ABlogPost%3A10875

Also, there’s this fawesome post (http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/?p=195#comments) in the Westerblog archives (no, I do not spend all my free time going through them) with Scott’s thoughts on The Evil Book Banners. Plus, it contains the best description of Tally Youngblood I’ve ever read.

Bomb-throwing, eco-terrorist, self-harming, champagne-drinking, tattooed heroine…

So go and read some banned books! C’mon. You know you want to.


So… Many… New… Books…

So many new books!

– City of Ashes, the second book in The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare just came out over here in NZ, and City of Glass comes  out March 25th 2009 in the US of A

-Bogus to Bubbly (The Official Giude to the Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld)  comes out on October 21st

-Leviathan, Scott Westefeld’s new book, comes out next year

-How to Ditch your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier has just been released

-Double Cross, the fourth book in the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman comes out this November

And lastly, Cassandra Clare has revealed that The Infernal Devices, a new Shadowhunter series set in Victorian England, will probably be released around 2010. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :mrgreen: