News Roundup – ALL THE EXTRACTS! Veronica Roth and Jennifer Niven – PLUS there’s a new Sarah J Maas cover? Whaaat?

It’s one of those weeks that is just the gift that keeps on giving.


Here’s what we have so far… because who knows what the weekend might bring, eh? Have news. Be happy. TGIF!

carve the mark

HarperCollins UK have released an extract from ‘Carve the Mark’ by Veronica Roth.

Take deep, calming breaths. You can read some of chapter 7 online at The Guardian.

holding up the universe

Jennifer Niven’s new book, ‘Holding Up the Universe’, is out in the Autumn. But you can read the first two chapters here.

The author also writes a moving letter to accompany it too. You won’t wanna stop reading this… for anything. Even food.

harry potter

And finally, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for… The cover for ‘Empire of Storms’ by Sarah J Maas:

ICYMI, we revealed the covers of EMPIRE OF STORMS! Comment for the chance to win a TOG or ACOMAF tote bag!

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Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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