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[REVIEW] Katana – Cole Gibsen

Cole Gibsen
Katana
Llewellyn Flux (US: 8th March 2012)
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Cole Gibsen keeps the spirit of samurai well and truly alive in this contemporary American tale with warrior heart. Rileigh Martin learns that it’s possible to integrate a past life into the present, and still retain one’s current personality. Bonus points to Katana for containing a love interest that I actually approve of. Fingers crossed this novel has a sequel in the works – fiction needs more samurai.

March 2012 Releases

Done with February 2012 Releases? Here are March 2012 Releases. To see future titles, check Reading Wishlist.

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5 New Covers: Clare, Clifford, Gibsen, Harrison & Jones

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Jennifer Bosworth, Cole Gibsen, Tara Hudson, Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel, Bethany Wiggins, Cherry Cheva

Here’re some things I’ve added to my wishlist recently. Perhaps you’ll add them to yours, too 😉

Jennifer Bosworth’s debut YA, Struck, to Janine O’Malley at Farrar, Straus & Giroux (World English). After Los Angeles is devastated by an earthquake, Mia finds herself in the middle of a power struggle between 2 fanatical doomsday cults: 1 that wants to save the world & another that wants to destroy it.

Cole Gibsen‘s debut Katana to Brian Farrey at Flux, in a 2-book deal (NA). The captain of the pom squad learns she is a reincarnated samurai, meets a boy claiming to be her soul mate from another life, & must chose between continuing as the girl she’s always been & embracing the warrior inside her.

Tara Hudson‘s Hereafter trilogy to Barbara Lalicki at Harper Children’s for publication in 2011. 18-year-old Amelia’s afterlife is forever altered the night she saves a boy from drowning & suddenly finds herself haunting the all-too-willing boy, who not only sees her but is determined to reintroduce her to the world of the living.

Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel‘s Ghost Sickness (tentatively titled) to Michelle Nagler at Bloomsbury (World English) for publication in 2011. In the book, Aimee turns to the new kid in town (and romantic interest), Alan, for help in battling the evils of an ancient spirit.

Bethany Wiggins‘s The Hunted to Emily Easton at Walker, for publication in 2011 (World). A 17-year-old shapeshifter is being hunted by supernatural creatures, & her only hope for survival is found in Navajo legend.

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FILM/TV

From Variety: Fox 2000 has optioned Cherry Cheva‘s (a.k.a. Cherry Chevapravatdumrong) 2nd young adult novel, DupliKate, for Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy to produce. In the story, Kate Larson creates an avatar named Rina for a computer game, only Rina springs to life & demands equal time in the real world.