Leah Cypess brings us the cover for her upcoming companion novel to the excellent Mistwood--Nightspell. This is not a direct sequel but rather a standalone novel set in the same universe. Nightspell, like Mistwood, centers on a strong female lead. Her name is Darri and she's facing down a handful of insanely complex family issues, a land where the dead walk, and a handsome ghost prince. Um, yes please! I honestly can't wait to get my hands on it. Due out May 31st.
Ever since I fell in love with Diana Peterfreund 's Secret Society Girl series last year, I've been hoping I'd get the chance to interview her here. Tomorrow marks the release of her new novel, Rampant , and let me tell you that you have not read a book like this before. You can read my review here , but all you really need to know is that it's a story about killer unicorns and the young women who hunt them. You want to read it now, don't you? Oh, yeah, and it's YA and the first in a series! To celebrate the release, Diana graciously answered a few of my most burning questions. As she is always a delight, I know you'll enjoy them as much as I did. First things first: When did the idea for Rampant first hit you and what (if anything) did you know right off the bat? In early 2005, just after selling Secret Society Girl , I had this dream of being chased by a very dangerous unicorn. I woke up and went to go look it up to see if I could figure out the meani