Saturday, December 1, 2012

Level 2 News - Finished Hardcover + More!

Not an hour after I arrived home from my trip to the US, the doorbell rang.  It was a delivery man with my LEVEL 2 hardcover - hot off the presses! (I would have documented this event, but PJs + jetlag + suitcase unpacking explosion = hot mess).

So once I slept a few hours, I took this photo:



That was yesterday. Today, now that the light is better, I took a bunch more photos so I can show off the PRETTY.

Shiny!

Back, including blurbs from Megan McCafferty, Jess Rothenberg and Mary E. Pearson

LEVEL 2 gets its day in the sun

LEVEL 2 undressed: the spine is silver foil.


LEVEL 2 on my dystopian fiction shelf!

"There must be more to [a cat's life] than this." Lu shuns the tagline.

Also, in review news, VOYA calls LEVEL 2 "Immensly layered", and Romantic Times says: "The way Appelhans mixes memory with plot is exceptional."

And now for some links!

Jacqueline Trotter recaps the Drama & Dystopia library panel in Kansas City from Tuesday.  We raffled copies of the LEVEL 2 arc as well as chocolate from Germany and the audience actually chose the book over the chocolate!

Novel Sounds invited me to soundtrack my life and I reveal the theme songs for LEVEL 2 and the sequel.

So thrilled that so many bloggers chose LEVEL 2 as one of their most anticipated reads for 2013. Thank you!

I'll be over at Badass Bookie on December 4th and 5th for her awesome 2013 Debutante event.

A chance to win a LEVEL 2 arc over at A New Kind of Ordinary!

The winner of the LEVEL 2 UK version is Carina Olsen.

44 more days!

25 comments:

Daisy said...

So pretty! I can't wait till my shiny copy gets here! :) And it's cat-approved, so it should be fantastic :)

Linda said...

How exciting!! So happy for you!

Lenore Appelhans said...

That's right, Daisy. 100% cat approved! I took a bunch of photos combining book + cats, but that's the only one that made the final post ;)

Beth Kephart said...

congratulations, Lenore!

bermudaonion said...

How exciting! I can't wait to get my copy!

Carina Olsen said...

Ah! Congrats sweetie :D Ohhh. It looks so so pretty. <3 Can't wait to get my hardcover ;) And omg.. I WON! :D:D So so so excited. <3 Thank you so much :D The UK edition is amazing. So pretty. Super excited to get it :) <3 Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures ;)
Love, Carina

Peggy Eddleman said...

Oh my gosh-- that's SO EXCITING! I'm so happy for you!!

LinWash said...

Congratulations!!! This is so cool!

Christina Farley said...

Congratulations! Love the pictures!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

oh so pretty :) Congrats again

Melody Simpson said...

So happy for you! Looks gorgeous!!!

Megan Shepherd said...

How exciting!!! It is gorgeous, and I love seeing it on your bookshelf with all the other great titles. I am DYING to read it!

A Backwards Story said...

I'm so excited for you and really looking forward to this!!
I can't wait to see it in person! *anxious*

Beth S. said...

So bright and shiny! :)

Staci said...

I love the hardcover!! It looks great and I'm so excited for my copy to show up on my Kindle!! I gave away your postcards to some of my mature 8th graders and they were all googling your book and going to Amazon.com to see if their parents would buy it for them!!! I also saw an awesome review of it in my RT Review Magazine!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Better than Ezra song you picked. I still listen to them quite a bit, even if I haven't gone to a concert in a while. My BTE concert buddy lives in Germany now! Great song choices overall.
Rachelle

Kelly TheWellReadRedhead said...

PRETTY!! Exciting stuff!

April (BooksandWine) said...

Hello pretty hardcover! I can't wait to order one of those ha ha.

Anna said...

Helloo0ooooOOoOoOoooo pretty author AND pretty book! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

Mindy Raf said...

So awesome! it looks great!!! congrats!!

Becky Juett Miller said...

Great cover! I am going to have to get one when they are out. I am so proud of you and your mom would have been too. Simon and Shuster!! Get outta here. This is fantabulous!

Maji Bookshelf said...

Yay! Thats fantastic! Congratulations Lenore!! Cant wait to read this one!
- Farah @ MajiBookshelf

Tamara Ireland Stone said...

It's so beautiful, Lenore! Congratulations! I can't wait for the whole world to read this fantastic book!

Sarah said...

Congrats! I've got it on order for my library. And I saw an audio version of it on Listening Library too! wow.

Wrighty said...

Woo hoo! Congrats - it looks beautiful! All of your hard work will soon be shared with the world and I can't wait! I really look forward to reading it. Love the photos! :)