Today in the UK it’s the book birthday for The Book of Doom by one of my absolute favourite authors, Barry Hutchison. Sadly we have to wait until 21 March to get it here in NZ, but it’s well worth the wait. I was lucky enough to be one of the very first people to read The Book of Doom back in September last year, when Barry was fine-tuning the story. Not only did I get to read the book early, but Barry also named the main character in the book after me! As you can imagine, I was incredibly excited about this (lots of jumping around the room and telling everyone I knew).
The Book of Doom is a hilarious story that takes you from Heaven to Hell. I’ll be reviewing it here on the blog very soon and you’ll also have a chance to win a copy. In the mean time, check out these wonderful videos that Barry made to promote The Book of Doom.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis is the funniest book you’ll read this year. With its mix of text and hilarious cartoons it’s sure to be a hit with Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. This book should come with a guarantee – “If you don’t laugh out loud at least once we’ll give you your money back!” It’s due out in March and you can watch these very funny videos below to meet Timmy Failure, his friends and his enemies. There is also a really cool Timmy Failure website you can visit to find out more about the book and the author – www.timmyfailure.com
In an unforgiving future, two warring factions – the MILLENNIALS and the GUARDIANS – are locked in a brutal battle over control of an online virtual world called the Metasphere.
Jonah Delacroix has always known which side he’s on – the same side as his dead father. But when he assumes his father’s avatar, he learns that things aren’t as black and white as he once believed. He’s catapulted into a full-throttle race through both worlds – but can he find the truth?
Metawars is a great new futuristic Young Adult novel by Jeff Norton. It’s a very cool, action-packed story, kind of like Alex Rider meets The Matrix. Metawars is out now in NZ from Hachette NZ.
Check out these great videos from the two factions of the story.