Friday, 9 December 2011

FRIDAY FIVE

Hi everyone! Happy Friday. I hope you've all managed to get through the week without too much of a struggle. And if you did, please tell me how?

Today I bring you a heaping postful of randomosity with a side of cool sauce. Enjoy!

1) I got a cover flat of the FrostFire cover in the post yesterday, so now you can see how gorgeous the entire book really will be. The lettering is in shiny red foil just like on the cover of Shadows on the Moon. Icy fires and swirly bits? Wolf eyes? YES PLEASE.


2) A big thank you to everyone who responded to Monday's somewhat controversial post about the Dead Girl cover trend. Many people disagreed with me, either that there was a problem or that the problem was what I thought it was - but the discussion stayed both civil and informative, and no one can ask for more than that.

3) It looks like the U.S. hardcover version of Daughter of the Flames has gone or is going out of print (no one's informed me of this officially, but the publisher's website no longer lists it and it's not available to buy new anywhere anymore). Frankly, this is one of the most beautiful hardcovers I've ever seen, with copper foiling on the bindings to match the flaming phoenixes on the dustcover, so if anyone else is a book junkie and likes to collect them for their beauty - now is the time to snap up a copy.

4) This picture, which is from my inspiration file for an upcoming project I've mentioned a few times. Love it!


5) This album from the band Sleeping At Last. I'm ashamed to say that I'd never even heard of these guys until their song 'Turning Page' started turning up everywhere as a result of being on the latest Twilight soundtrack. But their music is just GORGEOUS. Lush and sweeping and romantic and playful. I adore it, and have been listening non-stop since I downloaded yesterday.

6) Unexpected-extra-list-item-no-jutsu! Guys, do you have any suggestions for topics you'd like me to blog on in the future? Are there things you'd like to ask about? A particular kind of post that you really enjoy? Let me know! I can't promise that I'll be able to create a scintillating response to everything you ask for, but I'd love your input, and I'll do my best.

Have a great weekend, my duckies!

19 comments:

Elizabeth May said...

Oooh, they did such a great job on the cover. I can't wait until I get to put it on mah shelf. :D

Zoë Marriott said...

Elizabeth: That makes two of us! I love how different it is in terms of theme and colour palatte - not to mention that a certain cover model looks like she's ready to kick some ass.

Amanda said...

I absolutely LOVE the FrostFire cover!!!!! :D (I'm guessing that's the UK cover... any idea what the US cover will be like?) And I already have the US hardback of Daughter of the Flames, so I'm safe :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Amanda: Thank you - and yes, it is the UK one. The US one isn't even a twinkling in the designer's eye yet, I don't think.

Megha said...

I love the cover! (Now I'm going to run off and read the synopsis.)

Zoë Marriott said...

Megha: Looking at this, I realise my photography is seriously not doing the cover justice - it makes it look very dark, when actually it's incredibly vibrant. I can't wait to see it on shelves!

Megha said...

Ooh, I love it even more now! (Although the Only one love can set her free... makes it sound like a love story.)

Vivienne said...

Just loving the Frostfire cover!

Zoë Marriott said...

Viv: Thanks. It's really not shown at its best there, though - the picture is pretty rubbish. *Is depressed about lack of photography skills*

Rebecca Lindsay said...

It's so pretty! I can't wait to read it :)

The_Book_Queen said...

I thought the cover was goregous already when you showed us just the front picture, but WOW! Okay, now I know that I going to buy a copy as soon as it comes out, no doubt about it--and I don't care where I have to order it from to get the UK version, I want that cover! :D

Enjoy!
TBQ

Zoë Marriott said...

Rebecca: I honestly can't wait to see what you all think of it!

TBQ: Heee! That's the kind of attitude that I love to see :)

Isabel said...

That cover is so beautiful. Any idea when you might be receiving some ARCs?

A Backwards Story said...

It's even more beautiful now! *covets*

Hopefully the US is just going to bring it out in PB in 2012 since the HC is going away :(

I want the redesign. Book Depo, do you hear?? I hope they allow that and don't send the old design...

Zoë Marriott said...

Isabel: I don't know! They haven't mentioned ARCs to me this time around, so I don't know if FF is even getting any.

Zoë Marriott said...

Backwards: Well, they might not bring out a pb at all - despite getting onto the YALSA Teens Top Ten longlist the book didn't really do that brilliantly over there, which is why they didn't bring out a pb the next year as they did for TSK. If the Candlewick version of Shadows is popular that might change things, but in the meantime you can still get the UK paperback of DotF quite easily.

Megha said...

Zoe: Yes, it *does* look very dark. But I love it anyway, so I'm guessing I'll love the actual thing even more.

WHAT?! I MUST get an ARC!

Zoë Marriott said...

Megha: Sorry, Kiddo - it's not up to me. If they do produce any, you know I'll be here giving them away, but if not there's really nothing I can do. Sorry!

Isabel said...

Zoe - hopefully there will be, but if not, I'll buy it as soon as it comes out!

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