Ok, so this isn't a review or a haul or anything but I absolutely HAD to share this with you guys! If you didn't already know, I'm a HUGE HUGE fan of the GONE series by Michael Grant, I mean, I love this series astronomically! And if you are a fan of this series also, you probably already know that the final book in the series LIGHT is coming out in April 2013 and if you aren't already a fan of this series well then... the final book in the series LIGHT is coming out in April 2013 AND ALL US FANS ARE SO EXCITED! After years of reading and loving this series and connecting with characters and losing them, the end is finally right around the corner.
Anyway, not only the content of this series is epic but also, the UK covers (no no, not the US covers with the people on them, I personally think they suck) are completely AMAZING! They're plain, simple but so interesting and breathtaking that you just want to pick the series right up! ANYWAY, on top of the UK covers being amazing, the edges of the pages (yes I can rhyme) match the neon colour that surrounds the book title on the front of the cover, so each book has both a coloured title, and pages to match. So, when it was announced that the colour used for LIGHT is white my initial reaction was: wait, does that mean that the pages are going to be just plain white? And I believed this right up until today! Waterstones, which, if you're American and don't already know, is a bookstore chain here in the UK that can usually be pretty pricey but they have come in extremely successful in what has been announced that is being sold exclusively at Waterstones and it is this:
Yup, that my friends, is a first look at the edition of LIGHT that Waterstones is exclusively selling online and in stores. As you can see, they have the black edges around the sides of the pages, but wait, what's that down the side? You bet it is! It's a white lightning strike/crack that is printed on the sides of the pages! WHAT?! I personally have never seen a book with a page edge design as incredibly beautiful as this one! If you're in the UK, you can pre-order this exclusive copy of LIGHT from Waterstones TODAY FOR ONLY £10.39! I'll leave a link below so you can check it out if you wish!
So yeah, sorry to anyone who has absolutely no interest in either the GONE series or this post whatsoever, but I just had to let out my excitement for this somewhere and you just happened to be the unfortunate victim of my excitement overload! :D
If you are completely and totally unsure of or have never even heard of the GONE series, I'll give you the description of the first book in this epic 6 part series here:
[In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents--unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers--that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...]
Light Waterstones Exclusive - http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/michael+grant/light+-+waterstones+exclusive/9471828/