MDP Chats to Bloggers

Marianne’s been talking to some excellent bloggers. You can read her interviews at:

Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic

Alpha Reader Blogspot

And there’s currently a Burn Bright giveaway going on at King Rolen’s Kin

Marianne was interviewed by The Courier Mail newspaper.

To add to these are some fab reviews:

“Burn Bright is a decidedly dark and decadent story of a utopian paradise layered over a richly delicate and dangerous world of secrets, pirates and dark creatures. A provocative and intoxicating story of a girl breaking through the naivety of childhood and entering the seductive world of adulthood, a world filled with ***, drugs, music and of cause night creatures. An Enthralling read that questions societies morals and individuals actions wrapped in a beguiling cover.” Larissa Book Girl

“Burn Bright is an epic and mystifying new novel from Australian writer, Marianne de Pierres. The novel is a cross between ‘Logan’s Run’, ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘The Beach’ with a healthy dose of sci-fi steampunk thrown in for good measure. It is incredible, and should most certainly be appearing on everyone’s ‘Must Read’ list for 2011!” Read the rest of ALPHA Reader’s review here.

‘Burn Bright introduces one of the most exciting worlds I’ve encountered since Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series, or Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn, and it will surely appeal to fans of both. Ixion is such an easy place to get lost in, helped along by strange, wonderful characters and Marianne de Pierres’s lush writing, which at times feels like you’re floating through a dark dream. This is the first YA book from the Australian author, who has previously written crime under the name Marianne Delacourt, and I for one feel so lucky she’s ventured into this genre because Burn Bright really is a book that takes your breath away.’ Holly Harper – Readings Books.

‘This is a truly stunning book. Burn Bright treats the Young Adult reader with respect, does not over-explain trivial matters and moves at break-neck pace. It is provocative and dangerous, and de Pierres does not shy from difficult subjects such as drugs and sex. The writing style is clear, concise and beautiful.’ Book Lovers Club.

‘Easily one of the best YA books that I’ve read this year. I loved it! … this kind of dystopian setting blew me away. Marianne de Pierres is one creative author!’ The Small Town Blog.

And we’re pleased to say we’ve added the new bookmark images to the Extras page. But here they are anyway.

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