Monday, January 17, 2011

FAKING 19 & SAVING ZOE Redux!!!

As some of you may know, before I wrote The Immortals series and the Riley Bloom series, I wrote seven stand alone novels (six for teens - one for adults)--and so I'm excited to announce that my publisher, St. Martin's Press, is repackaging those novels--two of which will hit stores in February!!

Repacking is basically like a make-over for books. They get a shiny, new. updated cover though the story inside stays the same--and I love, love, love what they've done with mine!




FAKING 19 is my debut novel and the first book I ever wrote. And though the main character, Alex, is fictional, she goes through a lot of the same things I did in high school, which makes her really dear to me, so I'm especially excited about this one!

Here's what people said:

"Noël's debut novel is realistic and convincing. Alex and M are fresh and endearing, and anything but superficial. First-person narration and situations dealing with sex, drugs, and alcohol make this a compelling look at one teen's broken life and how she fixes it. Readers will relate to both characters and their lives." —School Library Journal

"...Alyson Noël still manages to create characters that I can identify with. Underneath the glamorous exterior, Alex is just another girl struggling to get through her high school years. Along the way, she learns an invaluable rule of life: Success is a gift that you give to yourself. 5 Stars." —TeensReadToo

You can read more reviews, along with a summary, HERE!



S
AVING ZOE was my sixth book and one that I'm really proud of. I have a real fondness for the main character, Echo, and I really hope you enjoy reading her story as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Praise for SAVING ZOE:

*National Reader's Choice Award winner for the Young Adult category
*Short Listed for YALSA's 2008 Teens' Top Ten list!
*Nominated for a CYBIL AWARD
*Featured on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment as a book to buy for teens!
*Chosen as one of the "Best Books of 2007" on TeenReads.com
*"Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten List" on TeensReadToo.com
* Junior Advisory Board "Favourite read" for Canada's largest book retailer, Chapter/Indigo/Coles

You can read more about SAVING ZOE and watch the trailer HERE!

The rest of the backlist will be repackaged and released throughout the year--I'll let you know as it happens!!

Happy Monday, Everyone!

A
xoxo

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Looking forward to this!! :) I've been wanting to get these books for quite some time and it's nice to hear that they are getting repackaged to look better!

Alyson, you are the best author ever! :) (Yes, the best.)

Niki Burnham said...

Beautiful new covers...can't wait to see them in stores!

Niki Burnham said...

Great new covers...can't wait to see them on the shelves!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, Sarah and Niki--I'm so glad you like the new covers! The St. Martin's art team always does an amazing job!

Cait said...

Saving Zoe is the first book of yours that I read- I really liked it. It's actually the book that made me start on your Immortals series. Echo and Ever remind me of each other, both having to go through losses. It's something I can relate to, having lost a friend before. Thanks to you (and Echo and Ever), I started working on a novel based of my loss. The main character's name is Hsrmony...I love unique names and like reading them throughout your books.

Victoria said...

That's so wonderful that your first works are being re-packaged for sale. They look great.

Adele said...

I loved Saving Zoe! I did it for Forensics (Competitive Acting) last year! I love the new cover of Faking 19! The new cover of Saving Zoe is cool too! You're a great Author Alyson! Keep up the good work!!

Alyson Noel said...

Cait - I am so very sorry for your loss! Echo and Ever's stories were both inspired by grief. A few years ago I lost three people I loved in five months, and shortly after that I nearly lost my husband to leukemia (he’s in full remission now!). Writing Echo and Ever's stories helped me through those difficult times and I hope that your writing does the same for you. Wishing you much strength and peace!

Victoria - Thanks so much! I'm really excited about it--and I'm glad you like the new covers too!

Adele- Thank you--I appreciate that! I'm thrilled you're enjoying the stories--and the new covers.

Anonymous said...

I love Saving Zoe, the bad news is that not released in Brazil: (

Alyson Noel said...

Anonymous - Thank you! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book. Each country uses a different publisher and, while I'm not sure of the exact release date for Brazil at the moment, I'll be sure to announce as soon as I know. Thanks for your support! :)

Anonymous said...

Oohh! I might have to get these! They sound really good :)

Michele

OrdinaryGirl said...

Hey there! Hope your fine...
I was wondering if any of these book are going to be translated to european portuguese! I'm from Portugal and I'd love to read all of your books besides the Immortals series (that I've already read)(:

Love and kisses from Portugal

AndiPandi said...

Too bad I already bought both the books with the old covers... Now i'm going to have to by them again :)

Alyson Noel said...

OrdinaryGirl - Each country uses a different publisher and, while I'm not sure of all the release dates at the moment, I'll be sure to announce as soon as I know! :)

AndiPandi - Thanks so much for your support--hope you continue to enjoy the books! :)

Kristen said...

I really enjoyed reading your book. I liked it so much, i read it in the matter of two days. I think your a very talented author. I liked this book because it taught me things i never knew. Like two sisters realtionship and how important it actually is. I hope i get to read more of your books :)!