12th June, 2012 – Lauren Kate Vs. Richelle Mead : A One-Off YA Heavy-Weight Bout

by |May 30, 2012

This is the biggest event of the YA year. The two toughest competitors in the YA world will come head to head in a one-off heavy-weight bout on 12th June, 2012. In red corner, Lauren Kate, author of The Fallen Series, one of the highest selling YA series ever, the darling of Random House Australia, and in the white corner, Richelle Mead, author of The Vampire Academy novels, the biggest thing in Vampires since Twilight, Penguin Australia’s golden girl.

Each come to the ring with a new book. Lauren Kate is championing Rapture, fhe fourth Book in the Fallen Series while Richelle Mead comes to the fight with The Golden Lily, the second book in her Bloodlines Series. The fans of both books are already buying up seats. Pre-orders for both books have gone completely crazy.

Luck are those who go to the match with a love for both competitors. They are sure come come out with a win and a smile.

A Fallen Novel
by Lauren Kate

Fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen Series have been becoming steadily more desperate as the release date of the fourth book in the series, Rapture approaches. Talking about her fans, there is a good chance that you are one of them, she has 160,000 fans on the Official Australian page for Fallen. Who knows how many worldwide? I can’t count that high.

If you’ve read this far you probably already know everything there is to know about Rapture, but are reading here in the desperate hope I will let some tiny piece of ‘never before heard’ information slip. But I can’t tell you anything new, at all. Apart from this – Booktopia is accepting pre-orders now. Here’s the blurb…

The sky is dark with wings. . . .

In Rapture, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel in the Fallen series, Luce and Daniel are together. . . but for how long?

Can history be rewritten?

Or are some punishments eternal?

Click here to order Rapture
Click here for The Fallen Series

A Bloodlines Novel
by Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

Click here to read an extract from this book.

Click here to order The Golden Lily
Click here for The Bloodlines Series

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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  • Aimz

    June 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Richelle Mead all the way…….

  • Jamie

    June 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I can’t pick just one, because I love both. xD I’ve been reading Mead’s stories longer but I fell in love with the Fallen series as well. xD

  • Ashley Baker

    June 13, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Richelle Mead.. I like the Fallen Series, but I absolutely LOVE anything by Richelle Mead.. Georgina Kincaid series, The Dark Swan series, Vampire Academy Series, and now Bloodlines series.. <3

  • Dan

    June 14, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Richelle is the best! <3

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