Thursday, January 10, 2019

City Of Ghosts Book 2: 'Tunnel Of Bones' By Victoria "V.E." Schwab Gets Official Cover, Synopsis, and Release Date

I really loved Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood and Co. series. That is why when the series ended I was clamoring to find some similar books to fill in the void it left me. I tested some waters on select titles and City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, also known as V.E. Schwab for adult readers, definitely hit the mark and was exactly what I was looking for.

Thankfully it's not a stand alone book, and the second book in the series is about to hit bookstores this year. This second book is called Tunnel of Bones -- you can see below its official cover and you can read on for its synopsis.

Check out the cover of Tunnel of Bones by Victoria "V.E." Schwab.

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Synopsis

Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter -- and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

And if Cass fails, the force she's unleashed could haunt the city forever.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab returns to the spooky and heart-pounding world of City of Ghosts, delivering thrilling new adventures and an unforgettable spin on friendship. (Because sometimes, even psychic ghost best friends have secrets. . .)

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria "V.E." Schwab will be released on September 3, 2019.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Step Aside Greg Heffley -- "Diary Of An Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal" By Jeff Kinney Is Coming

In an unexpected twist of fate author Jeff Kinney has surpassed mine and every one's expectations. When we hear the name Jeff Kinney we always remember Greg Heffley in his widely popular comic book (aka journal) series called Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This series shows no sign of stopping and there's already a dozen of these enjoyable books that brought smiles to my every year, and probably yours too.

This year he is breaking this pattern and come summer he will be releasing another Diary or Journal with a simple twist. Instead of focusing on the perspective of the beloved Greg Heffley we will be getting (probably a series) one in the perspective of Rowley Jefferson, who is Greg innocently adorable best friend. The book is called Diary Of An Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal.

Checkout the cover of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal by Jeff Kinney.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal by Jeff Kinney

Synopsis

Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his “biography” of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal by Jeff Kinney will be released on April 9, 2019.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

'Bloodchild' By Anna Stephens Gets Official Synopsis, Plus Updates On UK Edition Books I Look Forward To

Here is to kicking off the new year!

As mentioned on one of my old blog posts, I do collect UK edition books but rarely. Examples of the books that belong in this category are Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard series, Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season series, and a select signed limited hardcover editions only sold at Anderida Books.

This year of 2019, I have already bought a signed limited hardcover edition of King of Assassins by RJ Barker (thanks, Anderida), preordered The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, posted some cover and other details for Crowfall by Ed McDonald, and soon Anna Stephens' Bloodchild will have it's official cover revealed as well. I have preordered a copy along with a few other interesting titles. You should do the same.

So for those of you wondering where I get my UK edition books, and/or hardcovers that are not available in most bookstores: Anderida Books is the answer.

Anderida Books

For now, read on for the synopsis of Bloodchild by Anna Stephens that I was able to get from Goodreads.

In this epic grimdark conclusion to the Godblind Trilogy, heroes, armies, and gods both good and evil will battle one last time, with the fate of the world itself at stake... The great city of Rilpor has fallen. Its walls have crumbled under the siege by the savage Mireces; its defenders have scattered, fleeing for their lives; its new rulers plot to revive the evil Red Gods using the city's captured, soon-to-be-sacrificed citizens. Now, with the Fox God leading the shattered remnants of the Rilporian defence and the Mireces consolidating their claim on the rest of the country, it's up to Crys, Tara, Mace, Dom and the rest to end the Red Gods' scourge once and for all. While the Rilporians plan and prepare for one final, cataclysmic battle to defeat their enemies, the Blessed One and the king of the Mireces have plans of their own: dark plans that will see gods resurrected and the annihilation of the Dancer for all time. Key to their plan is Rillirin, King Corvus's sister, and the baby--the Bloodchild--she carries. As both sides face their destinies and their gods, only one thing is clear: death waits for them all.

Bloodchild by Anna Stephens will be released on August 22, 2019.