March 16, 2013

Book Promo [#3]: Noble Conflict

Thanks to fellow participant Char who reviews from the Shadows for allowing me use of this!
Malorie Blackman (who wanted to be an English teacher when she was growing up) writes books (her children/crossover books win awards) and scripts- 70+ of her books have been published... And here's one of them... You'll have to wait though, it's the book next to be published by her!

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Do you like the sound of some of the books I've reviewed so far here? Well you might like this book! Here's the blurb:

Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.

When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories - memories that could only belong to Rhea - he realises he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.

~Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

As of yet it has a goodreads page and its clear a hardcover is coming but what formats will it be in? No other formats are on Amazon yet so you'll have to pre-order for £9.74 (which is the same at Waterstones) or hope NetGalley gets it! Even though I've not all the same amount of keenness on ebooks after a pavala yesterday! Obviously the pro's of ebooks (little mini-topic here) are the cheap price, the amount you can have easily & the speed they are available to read at... But all of those are only in most cases.
The issue involved a library ebook (Dead Gorgeous). It came in ePub. That was OK but then I discovered it couldn't be converted using calibre because of DRM (a tweet at that moment). Then I downloaded the  OverDrive app that means Kindle Fires can support EPUB & MP3. But was that helpful? No. Just a big issue with adobe IDs & the library.
Do you think its the library? Or the publisher? Do you think either are just a tiny bit biased & dislike ebooks compared to physical books? Is that why they make it awkward for us Calibre?
I suppose if somebody did want to be a book pirate ebooks would be easier... But there are plenty of great free ebooks NOT to pirate! Publishers, you don't have to give your away for free. We might buy them anyway or get them from the library.
The bottom line is this: There are definitely cons to e-books.

Oh, and... Support Malorie Blackman! (Even more, please XD)


Trish Hannon said...

You and Char have convinced me, I need to check Marorie out!

Sorry about your ebook problem, that's annoying. I love ebooks so far, so much easier (too much easier!) to buy what you want immediately! And perfect for reading on the go. I have to go to the bank everyday as part of my job and I love waiting in line as it gives me time to read! I'm the only one sighing when it moves too fast :D

Trish Hannon said...

*Malorie, arrgh wish you could edit comments.

Readiculously-Peachy said...

This sounds pretty interesting! I will definitely have a look on goodreads :)

Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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