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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jamie Has His Book From The #JamieIsJace Project

Yesterday I mentioned in my TMI Mall Tour: Miami recap post that Jamie was given a book that Erin from Fangirlish put together from ALL the awesome artwork and photos TMI fans from across the globe sent in for the #JamieIsJace project known at the time as the Secret Shadowhunter Project. A couple months back Erin approach myself, Page to Premiere, Hyable and TMI Source about helping her with the #JamieIsJace project, which we of course all agreed to do. Due to the high volume of support we received, Erin in turn launched the site, so that all the fan art and pictures could be displayed.

We received so many pictures and wanted to do more so Jamie could see how much the TMI fandom loves him, so Erin (Fangirlish) complied all the pictures and MADE Jamie a BOOK! I know, isn't that the coolest thing. We think she's amazing. Erin and I told Jamie about the project and the book when we were talking to him at Comic Con a couple weeks and mentioned he'd get the book at the Miami mall tour stop. In talking to him then he seemed really touched that fans would do something like this. Well last night TMI Source presented him with the book. 

Here's her picture of Jamie with the book:

This morning Erin shared with me the video of Jamie received his book! This is the video that Red Carpet Endings captured of Jamie being given his book:

THANK YOU to ERIN (Fangirlish) for having us fansites, and fans be apart of this amazing project for Jamie! 

UK Shadowhunters, Enter for a Chance to Interview Jamie Campbell Bower!

Check it out UK shadowhunters! OMG! from Yahoo UK & Ireleand is hosting a contest and the winner will have the chance to interview Jamie! Here's what they said:

We've given up our only opportunity to flirt our way through an interview with him just so one of you guys can get to chat to him instead.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of interviewing Jamie for Yahoo! omg! is tweet us (@yahooomgUK) the one question you would ask him using #MortalOMG.

The writer of our favourite question will get to put their question to him IN PERSON, along with the questions of our four runners-up

Check out Jamie's message below:


Good luck UK fans!

Source: TMI Source / Yahoo

Behind the Scenes with InStyle UK Magazine Photo Shoot with Jamie & Robert

InStyle UK has posted their exclusive via from their behind the scenes photo shoot with Jamie Campbell Bower & Robert Sheehan for their September issue.

September's issue is OUT in stores now!

YA Book News / Cover Reveals

I know I've failed big time at keeping up with the latest YA book news/cover reveals here on MM's during the Summer, but today I'm making up for it, hopefully. ;)

I am normally not a fan of cover redesigns, but I am SO EXCITED about Scholastic's cover redesigns for the Harry Potter books! Check out these covers, the last one being revealed yesterday.

The front of the box set
The back of the box set

This is what the complete box set looks like. Yes, it screams MUST HAVE!

Fierce Reads revealed two exciting covers yesterday for

Is it just me, or do Marissa Meyer's covers get more and more stunning? 
Check out EW's interview with Marissa and an excerpt from CRESS, here.

After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend her. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.

Kimberly Derting revealed her cover for The Offering!

I love this series, and am digging this cover Kimberly Derting revealed of The Offering, the 3rd book in her Pledge series. 

Thanks to our friends over at Fangirlish, we have no read the official synopsis to ALLEGIANT!

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Thoughtful Thursdays: Gayle Forman on "ARCs and Spoilers and Early Reviews"

Gayle Forman wrote a post that Katie and I have discussed over the years and she wrote it as only she can -- straight to the point. Here's a brief quote from the post:

Unlike with If I Stay and Where She Went, Just One Day and Just One Year were conceived together. They are very much inter-connected and part of the challenge of writing them was twisting the threads that run between each book together so that two very distinct stories weave together, tell their own tales, and then, at last, tell a much larger one. This was the challenge of these two books, the reason I wanted to write them in the first place. Whether I succeeded or not, well, that part’s up to you.

But that is why I write

So much of what I hope Just One Day/Just One Year’s pleasure and satisfaction derive from is the discovery of that overlap, the discovery of that larger story that only comes after reading Willem’s story. It’s the kind of experience that is best had in ignorance. I know that’s impossible. And, really, I hope it’s impossible because I know that in the best of worlds, people talk about books they like. And I absolutely want you to do that.

So all I can ask now is that those of you who have early access to Just One Year recognize your position and, whether you hate the book, love the book, or somewhere in between, please don’t spoil the experience for everyone who won’t have the book for several more months. I’m not saying don’t review it early, but if you do, can you try to keep your reviews unspoilery, keep a bit of the book’s secrets? It can be done.
Here's my issue, I've had series-ending books spoiled for me. The spoilery people didn't mean to do it, not really. And it was my fault that I was on twitter/facebook and following all these individuals at once when they finished reading their ARCs. I meant to look away, but I didn't. I think some of you have experienced the same. So guess what happened? Yeah, I saw who died/ended up with whom/how the BIG issue was solved. But, I also didn't finish those series. I was at first mad, and then just plain tired of it all. I was simply too exhausted by the frenzy to care anymore. As a result, my kids' high school library got a nice donation of a few complete series.

I'm one of those readers who have fallen in love (understatement) with Gayle's writing (my reviews of If I Stay/Where She Went and Just One Day). I am dying to see how she will tell Willem's side of the story. But, please, please, please (with a macaron on top) if you've read an early copy of it, do not spoil it for other readers who will run out on October 15th with me and buy our copies of Just One Year. Please, no subtle tweets of "I just hate/love/am indifferent about...". Please, no facebook updates to fellow bookworms that start off with "I cannot believe Allyson ....". Or worse yet, "Willem did....! I knew it!" Because these kind of tweets/updates/tumblr posts start conversations with other early readers and then before you know it, BAM!, you've posted spoilers.

Instead after the release date, let a couple of weeks pass before chatting openly about it or use DM/email/other means where people can't see your spoilery thoughts. I know it's SOOOOOO hard to not talk about a book that makes you feel all those feels at once. And Gayle is THE BEST at doing just that -- encouraging bookish conversations/debates.

Let's remember to be kind to one another and let each other discover the ups and downs of a great series-ending book. This is a reminder for me and Katie, too, because while we're very careful about not spoiling books on the blog or for one another, on occasion we have slipped. Especially when the books have been out for years. Katie knows Dumbledore's fate and I know that Katniss ends up with...ugh, I think everyone knows which boy, but for the sake of this post, I won't say it here. Instead, let me go pick up Mockingjay and read it for myself.

I think we can all agree, series-ending books are hard not to spoil. Many thanks to Gayle for reminding all of us not to do just that.