Monday, July 2, 2012

(!!) Cover reveal for my most anticipated book of 2012


I have been waiting for this novel for what seems like FOREVER.


It is blurbed by Markus Zusak

'Perfectly strange, and absolutely comical and heartfelt... Jaclyn Moriarty is one of the most original writers we have.' Markus Zusak

Isn't that cover quote perfectly brilliant and EXACTLY what you would expect from a Jaclyn Moriarty novel?

On to the cover:

I love it. I like how it matches the Aussie cover of Dreaming of Amelia (even though that is a different series). It's intriguing and classy and has oodles of crossover appeal (perfect for Jaclyn, as one is never to old to delight in her stuff).

For those who don't know, Jaclyn Moriarty is my absolute favourite author. I also have this thing for her sisters, Liane Moriarty and Nicola Moriarty, who are both equally as brilliant and whimsical. Those Moriarty girls are bigger than the Bronte sisters (haha).

My favourite book of the 2012 so far is Free Falling by Nicola Moriarty (check my review). (in fact, my sister messaged me an hour ago to say she just read Free Falling this weekend in less than 24 hours and thought is was deliciously brilliant and wonderful). 

Back to Corner of White, this gorgeous novel is due for Australian release on the 18th of September 2012

More about the novel (courtesy of Pan Macmillan):
Some books defy description. Some authors make us feel as though we are discovering stories for the very first time, and seem to be choosing their words from a secret stash. 

A Corner of White (the first book in The Colours of Madeleine trilogy) is one of these books. Jaclyn Moriarty is one of these authors.

A Corner of White is a book that evokes superlatives: 
the vision is extraordinary
the writing is poetic
the characterisation deeply moving. 

Check out the blurby/jacket/synopsis:

Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, 
Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop. 
Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where 
seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of 
attacks from dangerous Colours. 
They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of 
white – the slim seam of a letter.
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science 
that binds them and the colours that infuse them. 

If any YA novel is going to blow me out my mind this year, it'll be the latest Jaclyn Moriarty xoxo

[apologies for wonky formatting. Blogger, eh? haha]


  1. Oh my gosh, this is so exciting. I had NO idea she had a new book coming out. Love her stuff. I still need to read the Nicola Moriarty book since you loved it so much. I'm also excited for JM to be starting a new series for me to get addicted to. Must preorder this from Aus so I can get it!

  2. Uh, wow... you're making me kind of ashamed I've read NOTHING by Jaclyn Moriaty... err... or that I kind of maybe didn't know who she was until now -___-

    Uh... this sounds AMAZING :O

    *scuttles off to find out more*

  3. omg omg omg omg OMG !!!!!
    This is SO exciting she is one of my favourite authors too!!! omg and markus zusak, ee(!)
    Is this the book that's suppose to be about the kingdom of cello? because if it has crossover stuff then I thought maybe that was a different thing, but it must be the same one Jaclyn was talking about in her blog because obviously it's her next release!!
    And it sounds so awesome and fantastical, so combined with her humour and style of writing I am just SO SO EXCITED. WHEEE!!

  4. Squee!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. I love it and the new title. I must go and look up if Fishpond world will let me roder it - fingers crossed!

    Nice to see you back blogging too :)

  5. or even order it, I am so excited I can't type properly!

  6. AHHHHHHHH!! I already feared this day would never come! Need to check her US release date, hope I won't have to wait too long ...

  7. The cover is pretty awesome
    I think I got one book of Lianne Moriarty somewhere in my TBR pile - though I had never read any of the sisters' books - so I'm going to try to check it out soon.
    And find something of Jaclyn to read too.

    I've been trying to get Free Faling - 'cause I do remember your awesome review - but no luck so far.

  8. Oh, yum yum yum. I'm glad she's writing another YA series. But dang, it is soooo unfair that you get it there in Australia first!!! Don't these publishers know that it's a small world and they should just make it available everywhere? :)

  9. I must not be thinking straight because I read "blurbed by markus zusak" I somehow thought it was a new markus zusak book and nearly died :p

    I know how much you love this author, so that makes me excited for this book too!! I like the cover and how it doesn't scream YA for me

  10. Ahhhhh we have a cover and a description for this one finally!!! It sounds fantastic — I may not be able to wait for this one to release internationally before attempting to get my hands on it!


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