The Gossip File Cover Reveal and Reading Highlights

Posted by annastan on July 22nd, 2014. Filed under: Announcements, Books, Reviews, The Gossip File, The Prank List.

Since it popped up on Amazon, B&N, etc, I guess it’s okay to share the cover of The Gossip File (the third installment in the Dirt Diary series).

gossip file cover

Isn’t it fun? Look for the book in January 2015!

Speaking of news, I just found out that The Prank List is going to be part of the Scholastic Book Club, along with My Very UnFairy Tale Life and The Dirt Diary. I grew up with the Scholastic Book Club/Book Fairs, so the fact that my books are part of it is just awesome.

And finally, here’s a snippet of a nice review from VOYA Magazine:

“The Prank List hooks readers with snappy dialogue from the beginning… Rachel is a likable character for middle school readers, who will relate to her problems.”

Now, on to some reading highlights! I’ve been in the midst of writing deadlines and book events, but I’ve managed to sneak in some fun reading. Here are my three most recent:

Talker 25 by Joshua McCune

This book was so intriguing, especially in its world building. It read almost like an alien invasion story except with dragons instead of little green men. It was gritty and brutal, and it left me very curious to read the sequel.

Compulsion by Martina Boone

The atmosphere of this story drew me in right away. The story is set on an island in the South, one that’s full of family history and ancient secrets. The characters and setting really drew me in and kept me reading.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

This is basically two books in one: a story about a teen author who gets her first book deal, interspersed with chapters of the novel she’s working on. It was an ambitious project that really could have gone awry, but somehow it all worked. This was one of the most satisfying books I’ve read in a while.

What have you been reading?

3 Responses to The Gossip File Cover Reveal and Reading Highlights

  1. Leandra

    I love the bright colors on this series! And how Rachel’s wearing yellow on all of them. Which speaking of, I want her striped dress, so cute. And Compulsion sounds awesome- I love books set in the South.

  2. Jenni Enzor

    Love your new cover! And congrats on getting in the Scholastic book clubs! Afterworlds sounds really intriguing. I love books about young authors.

  3. Kimberly G. Giarratano

    I love the covers’ typography. I am so into fonts and The Prank List books have the best fonts. I also love Rachel’s expression.