Thursday, January 18, 2018

#CoverReveal The Trials Of Apollo: 'The Burning Maze' By Rick Riordan

Artist John Rocco has done it again! The official cover of the third The Trials of Apollo novel by Rick Riordan (titled The Burning Maze) has just been released. It is one thing to read an exciting story by Rick Riordan, and it is another, if not entirely better, if the covers are just too good and uniformly satisfying.

The covers of Rick Riordan's serial novels have been very good to my OCD tendencies and this is no small feat. The uniformity of the layout and the typeset just makes me tear up with joy. Entertainment weekly has unveiled one such satisfying official cover and has released a sneak preview as well.

Check out the fantastic cover of The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan.

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Synopsis

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.

With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon....

The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan will be released on May 1, 2018.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Second 'Love, Simon' Official Trailer Released, Starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, And More

Love, Simon, one of the most anticipated YA movie adaptations of the year, is almost coming out! With a few months to go, we will finally witness the movie adaptation of the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Love, Simon

This Greg Berlanti-directed movie stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg, Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, and Tony Hale. It is adapted to screen by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, with Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen serving as producers.

Check out the second trailer of Love, Simon.


Synopsis

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti, written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, 'Love, Simon' is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

Love, Simon hits cinemas on March 16, 2018.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Cover Reveal: "Brief Cases" By Jim Butcher, More Stories From The Dresden Files

Chicago's enigmatic wizard is back in a new collection of short stories previously published, along with some juicy new ones. Following the success of Side Jobs, Jim Butcher outs his new collection titled Brief Cases.

This will definitely keep the rabid and hyperactive fans at bay after waiting for quite some time for the next Dresden Files novel (Peace Talks) or the second book in the Cinder Spires series (The Olympian Affair). Most of the stories included are not new if you have been following Butcher's stories in anthologies, but what is great about this new collection is it will include new ones and commentary for each story from the author himself.

Check out the cover of Brief Cases by Jim Butcher.

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher

Synopsis

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard.

The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue--and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you'll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.

From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day," Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry's funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.

The collection includes:
  • "Curses", from THE NAKED CITY, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • "AAAA Wizardry", from the Dresden Files RPG
  • "Even Hand", from DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS, edited by P. N. Elrod
  • "B is for Bigfoot", from UNDER MY HAT: TALES FROM THE CAULDRON, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT
  • "I was a Teenage Bigfoot", from BLOOD LITE 3: AFTERTASTE, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT.
  • "Bigfoot on Campus", from HEX APPEAL, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT.
  • "Bombshells", from DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • "Jury Duty", from UNBOUND, edited by Shawn Speakman
  • "Cold Case", from SHADOWED SOULS, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes
  • "Day One", from UNFETTERED II, edited by Shawn Speakman
  • "A Fistful of Warlocks", from STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE, edited by David Boop
  • "Zoo Day" - brand-new novella, original to this collection
Brief Cases by Jim Butcher will be released on June 5, 2018.