Monday, October 16, 2017

Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' Roars With A New Theatrical Trailer And Poster, Featuring Chadwick Boseman

The new arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to kickstart with their latest offering, Black Panther. Having been introduced in the hit movie Captain America: Civil War, the titular character will have its own feature-length origins story. And to give you an early taste of the movie before its release early next year, here are its official theatrical trailer and poster.

This Ryan Coogler-directed movie will star Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. It will be loosely based on the original works by by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and was written for screen by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.

Checkout the latest trailer for Marvel Studios' Black Panther.


And here is the full theatrical poster of Black Panther.

Black Panther

Synopsis

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Marvel Studios's Black Panther hits cinemas on February 16, 2018.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

'The Empire Of Ashes' By Anthony Ryan: The Explosive Finale Of The Draconis Memoria Trilogy

I have come to love Anthony Ryan even more. If you have come across his debut novel called Blood Song then you would certainly know what I am talking about. But a few common things that readers found were that the succeeding books in his first trilogy were getting weaker and weaker, especially the finale (The Queen of Fire) which most of the same readers didn't like that much.

I really hope his second trilogy does not suffer the same fate. I have high hopes for his The Draconis Memoria trilogy that I really needed the final book in the series, called The Empire of Ashes, to not suck and be better that its predecessor. We may have to wait for some time before we can know if that's true or I am just day dreaming. It will be released in the middle of next year.

The official cover has not been unveiled yet, but just like the previous unveiling, it may happen early next year six months prior to the publication. But it the meantime here is the placeholder cover, and I am sorry I was not able to make a fan-made cover, just like I did with The Legion of Flame.

The Empire of Ashes by Anthony Ryan

Synopsis

The third book of epic conflicts and arcane intrigue in New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan's Draconis Memoria series.

For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood--and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it.

A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore, spread to disparate corners of the world, must rely upon the new powers and knowledge they have gained at great price to halt its forces--or face the end of all they know.

The Empire of Ashes by Anthony Ryan will be released on July 3, 2018.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Walt Disney And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Fascinates With New And Final Theatrical Trailer And Poster

In two months or so, we will be able to witness in full the eighth episode of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been completely sealed and kept in wraps that we barely get to know juicy details about it. But all of that changed when the final and treathrical trailer was released, offering a lot of explosive plot details and misleading spoilers. Do not be fooled by the trailer, it is meant to confuse you of the original story.

This Rian Johnson-directed movie stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro.

Check out this fantastic and thrilling trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


And of course, oggle over this nostalgia-inducing theatrical poster.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Synopsis

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Warner Bros' Justice League Movie Releases New And Final Theatrical Trailer, And Character Posters

The final trailer for the widely anticipated Justice League movie, a follow to the 2016 blockbuster hit Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The release of the trailer is preempted by the unveiling of fabulous character posters, which until to this point still does not include the Man of Steel (Superman) despite having his logo included in the line up.

This Zack Snyder-directed movie stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons. It is based on a story by Snyder and Chris Terrio, who also wrote the screenplay and produced the movie together with Joss Whedon. This is a Warner Bros. Pictures feature film in association with DC Films, RatPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, and Cruel and Unusual Film..

Watch the new trailer for Justice League movie.


Checkout these character posters:

Justice League Movie: Aquaman

Justice League Movie: Batman

Justice League Movie: Cyborg

Justice League Movie: The Flash

Justice League Movie: Wonder Woman

Synopsis

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The Justice League movie hits cinemas on November 17, 2017.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cover Reveal: 'Restore Me' By Tahereh Mafi Continues The Shatter Me Series

The Past Will Not Forget Me... says the tag line of the first book in the second arc of the Shatter Me series. Tahereh Mafi is back with a bang almost 4 years after we've last read about Juliette and Warner's story. The recent unveiling of the cover art for the fourth book in the series proves that it remains faithful to the ocular theme of the previous three.

The cover, which is almost too color blind since it only features the shade of white and a hue of blue-green, gives off a nostalgic effect of when fans first read Mafi's book. It's simply too good to be true. But at this point you cannot only enjoy the fascinating art of the cover as an excerpt has been unveiled as well. Read a preview of the novel, courtesy of EW.

Check out the cover of Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi.

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Synopsis

The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand.

Juliette and Warner’s story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series.

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her.

Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi will hit book stores on March 6, 2018.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dylan O'Brien Returns In New 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Teaser Trailer

After a long hiatus due to the unfortunate on-set accident that injured actor Dylan O'Brien, the movie that brings the Maze Runner franchise to a close is finally back on track. Maze Runner: The Death Cure excites fans once again with a newly released tease trailer -- a new pick-me-up for the series and it's explosive finale early on next year.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

This Wes Ball-directed movie stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, and Patricia Clarkson. It was adapted from the novel by James Dashner and written for the screen by T.S. Nowlin. This 20th Century Fox feature is produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Lee Stollman, and Wes Ball.

Check out this exciting new trailer of Maze Runner: The Death Cure.


Synopsis

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure hits cinemas on January 26, 2018.

Friday, September 22, 2017

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Gets Second Official Trailer And "Head-Surfacing" Poster

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a hardworking one. He is so prolific that he is one of the highest paid actors of the recent years. He keeps evolving, just like the Jumanji game fetaured on his latest flick: from board game to the 90's RPG! Some of us may remember Robin Williams' Jumanji, but this reboot called Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a totally different kind of animal.

This Jake Kasdan-directed movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. The movie's screenplay is written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner, based on the screen story by Chriss McKenna and on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Check out the new trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.


Synopsis

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will hit theaters on December 20, 2017.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Demon Crown (A Sigma Force Novel) By James Rollins

Something huge is about to bring heat on your cold winter days. Yes, the latest installment of the Sigma Force series is about to come our way. The thirteenth book in the series is as diabolical as the number it represents: The Demon Crown.

The official cover and synopsis has been unveiled and in less than a few months every fan would surely devour it like a raging fire. If you are not excited about that, then I am sure nothing will. You may be able to read a synopsis of The Demon Crown on this link.

Check out the cover of The Demon Crown by James Rollins.

 The Demon Crown by James Rollins

Synopsis

To save mankind's future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil's bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.

The Demon Crown

Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.

Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists--led by Alexander Graham Bell--to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death.

Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror--dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones--is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America's front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher this deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.

With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading--adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger . . . and smarter.

Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma's greatest enemy--the newly resurrected Guild--even it if means sacrificing one of his own.

The Demon Crown by James Rollins will be released on December 5, 2017.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Watch Taylor Swift Live With Snakes In New 'Look What You Made Me Do' Music Video

It felt like ages ago since we heard a new song from Taylor Swift. Long months of waiting thinking is she on to something sinister this time again? And just a few days ago fans were shocked when she did a total blackout on all her social media avenues.

reputation by Taylor Swift

As expected by fans, Taylor Swift made her new album announcement in August, giving way to three months of hype to its eventual release date set in November. To fuel her fans' anticipation she has released her first single Look What You Made Me Do, and now its explosive music video just wanna make all Taylor Swift haters cry.

Watch the new music video for Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift.


Look What You Made Me Do is the first single lifted from Taylor Swift's upcoming sixth studio album called reputation.  This 15-track album will be released in its entirety on November 10, 2017. As for the song, it was written together with Jack Antonoff and you if feel like the chorus seems familiar is because it really is. It was sampled from the 1991 hit song I'm Too Sexy, giving a nod and rightful credits to Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, and Rob Manzoli of the band Right Said Fred.

You can preorder the album reputation on this link.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Official Cover Of 'Turtles All the Way Down' by John Green Features No Turtles At All

It would seem that August is indeed the cover revelation month. Left and right from every genre new covers are unveiled to boost the anticipation of each of their respective release dates. One of these cover reveals just happened for John Green's Turtles All the Way Down. But if you are hoping to find the titular reptiles in the cover, you'll just be disappointed.

But the thing is you don't have to see those turtles in the cover to appreciate its beauty. In a way they are represented by a spiral. Or maybe  the spiral could be a string of genetic material as well. We'll never know and that is its own beauty as it keeps us guessing until we finally read the book. Or maybe we do, from the blurb comes this line: "ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts...," but we'll see. Thank Rodrigo Corral, the artist and designer behind this cover and who did the cover for The Fault in Our Stars as well!

Time and again I would share about my OCD and OCPD tendencies and this book tackles about the first one. If John Green felt it was deeply personal writing it, then reading would be the same in my case. Read on for the synopsis below to know more about the story.

Check out the official cover of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Synopsis

#1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since The Fault in Our Stars! 
 


Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. 
   


Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 


In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and  The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green will hit bookstores on October 10, 2017.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Official Cover Of Bradley P. Beaulieu's 'A Veil Of Spears' (The Song Of The Shattered Sands #3) Revealed

I was just talking about the cover reveal of Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence and--oh boy--when good things rain, they do pour a lot. Here I am, still enraptured by this stoked feeling and still overflowing with excitement, when the cover and synopsis for A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu is also unveiled. The said book is the third in The Song of the Shattered Sands series (and be prepared for books 4, 5, and 6 as well).

This time seems to be a high time for publishing revelations! The synopsis has been posted earlier in some seller sites, but I am adding it below if you haven't read it yet... I am just wowed because I preordered these two books together (along with Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff). Is it just coincidence or what?

This cover bursting with bright color somehow abated my dismay for the transition of designs between the first and second book. DAW has been known to do that to me and it is hurting my OCD. But if you would like to see the process on how this cover was made, you can read about it here. We should all thank Donato Giancola for this mouth-watering cover.

Check out the cover of A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu.

A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu

Synopsis

The third book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

Since the Night of Endless Swords, a bloody battle the Kings of Sharakhai narrowly won, the kings have been hounding the rebels known as the Moonless Host. Many have been forced to flee the city, including Çeda, who discovers that the King of Sloth is raising his army to challenge the other kings' rule.

When Çeda finds the remaining members of the Moonless Host, now known as the thirteenth tribe, she sees a tenuous existence. Çeda hatches a plan to return to Sharakhai and free the asirim, the kings' powerful, immortal slaves. The kings, however, have sent their greatest tactician, the King of Swords, to bring Çeda to justice for her crimes.

But the once-unified front of the kings is crumbling. The surviving kings vie quietly against one another, maneuvering for control over Sharakhai. Çeda hopes to use that to her advantage, but whom to trust? Any of them might betray her.

As Çeda works to lift the shackles from the asirim and save the thirteenth tribe, the kings of Sharakhai, the scheming queen of Qaimir, the ruthless blood mage, Hamzakiir, and King of Swords all prepare for a grand clash that may decide the fate of all.

A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu will be released on March 20, 2018.

#CoverReveal Second Book Of The Ancestor: 'Grey Sister' By Mark Lawrence (US Edition)

A few days ago, I found the Amazon US listing for Mark Lawrence's Grey Sister, the second Book of the Ancestor. As a good and obedient fan of Mark Lawrence it is a no-brainer that I preorder the said much-awaited sequel... and so I did with great joy.

One thing I noticed by that time is that it does not have a cover yet. We do get an icy placeholder cover with title and author typeset consistent to the first book. Now I am ecstatic because I just found out the official cover of Grey Sister has been unveiled, plus its exciting synopsis.

Check out the cover of Grey Sister (US Edition) by Mark Lawrence.

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

The art is once again crafted by Bastien Lecouffe-Deharme, as commissioned by ACE publishing house. The cover was designed by Judith Lagerman, who also designed the previous book in the series. This cover is miles far better than I expected and kudos to the team behind this fantastic visuals. If I were Mark Lawrence, I would be very proud.

And if you are into uniformity and structure, look how good it will look with the first book's cover!

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a blade, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord.

As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she has sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pull of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.

And in all this only one thing is certain.

There will be blood.

Grey Sister (US Edition) by Mark Lawrence will be released on April 3, 2018.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Title And Synopsis Of The New Legal Thriller By John Grisham Revealed: 'The Rooster Bar'

Here it is finally! The 31st novel for adults (or the 25th legal thriller for adults -- obviously the Theodore Boone series in not included here) by John Grisham has finally been unveiled. Its predecessor, Camino Island, left me wanting more and this new book will hopefully help fill in that void.

I have pre-ordered both books months ago, so I am happy to see that we have some details regarding the book already: including the official cover and the synopsis. October won't be a bore because of this (along with other numerous book releases during that book-flood season) and I am simply overjoyed. Head over to EW for some more juicy tidbits.

Check out the official cover of The Rooster Bar by John Grisham.

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .

Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham will be released on October 24, 2017.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Official Cover For The Illuminae Files 03: 'Obsidio' By Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff Released

The sequel to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's Illuminae and Gemina is not coming any sooner than anticipated. Lucky for us we do have here the official cover for Obsidio, the third book in the The Illuminae Files series, to satiate that longing. If you are not still satisfied, you insatiable soul, head over to EW to read some Obsidio excerpts.

In this generation, where almost every story feels repetitive and derivative, some authors try breakout from this stereotypes and bring us something fresh, something just like the authors gave us here in this series - telling the story through redacted official documents, emails, etc.

The books is to be released next year, and this will the longest that we have to wait, considering the previous two books were released one year apart (every October) and this one will have an extra six months to control our wandering and anxious minds. I don't mind the extra months since this is the closing chapter in the series and we all need a satisfying ending!

Check out the cover of The Illuminae Files 03: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

The Illuminae Files 03: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Synopsis

From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome."

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza--but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys--an old flame from Asha's past--reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

The Illuminae Files 03: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff will be released on March 13, 2018.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

#CoverReveal: 'Age Of War' (Book Three Of The Legends Of The First Empire) By Michael J. Sullivan

Having written all the books in his Legends Of The First Empire series, Michael J. Sullivan assures us that we won't have to wait long in between books. The second book in the series, Age of Swords, isn't even out yet (to be released on the 25th of July this year) and we already have an early taste of the third book in the series.

Yes, you heard that right. The third book in The Legends Of The First Empire series titled Age of War will be released seven (7) months after said predecessor and we have here the official cover for your eyes to feast upon. What a lovely! Thank you, Michael J. Sullivan, for not letting us wait for too long whilst enjoying a very good story.

Check out the cover of Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan.

Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan

Synopsis

What does it mean if the gods can be killed? The epic fantasy series that started with Age of Myth and Age of Swords continues.

In Age of War, the battle between humankind and the cruel, god-like beings who once ruled them finally ignites. And it will be up to Persephone--the first woman to lead her tribe--to become the hero that the world needs.

--

They came with hardly a warning, thousands beautiful and terrible; They came across bridges of stone wearing shining gold and shimmering blue; They came with powerful whirlwinds, and giants, fire, and death; They came and nothing could stop them, save honorable men. — the Book of Brin

War arrives as the Battle of Grandford begins. The full force of the Fhrey army arrives and is seemingly invincible. As the fane’s forces prepare to overwhelm the hastily prepared human defense, the fate of mankind depends on the birth of a butterfly, the speed of a cripple, and the courage of a coward.

Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan will be released on February 20, 2018.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

'Origin' By Dan Brown Gets Tremendously Underwhelming Official Cover, Synopsis, And Teaser Trailer

I am not bitter because I joined the Origin Cover Contest and didn't make it to the final or top six designs... but after getting all those hype and marketing for Dan Brown's next explosive novel I feel so tremendously underwhelmed after seeing the official cover. The contestants were given a few weeks to do a fan art cover, and I think most of them could take a run from Doubleday's art department. That's just my opinion, though.

As a redeeming factor we got a very twisty official synopsis for Origin and we are journeying to Spain among many other riddle-ridden locations. A new teaser trailer has also been released and I just can wait for the October release anymore.

Check out the cover of Origin by Dan Brown.

Origin by Dan Brown

You could watch the book's teaser trailer below.


Here are a few international covers as well, especially for Uk and Spain.


Synopsis

WHERE DO WE COME FROM?
WHERE ARE WE GOING?

The stunningly inventive new novel from the world’s most popular thriller writer

Bilbao, Spain

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origin is Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

Origin by Dan brown will be released on October 3, 2017.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

'Turtles All the Way Down' Marks Author John Green's Return, To Be Published This October

It's been five years since the release of Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Five long years of anguish-filled and angst-driven wait before we could finally read the next of the author's novel. He'd been busy... what with the movie adaptations of at least two of his books and... he has a life, you [insert profanity here].

Just as I was remorsefully staring on his previous works, perching upon my lengthy book shelves, this glorious light of redeeming news has come. John Green will be releasing his next book this year and it's far nearer than I originally expected. This much awaited novel is called Turtles All the Way Down.

The official cover for Turtles All the Way Down by John Green has not be unveiled but you may use your imagination to fill in the placeholder cover.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Synopsis

The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back.

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green will hit bookstores on October 10, 2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Winter Is Here! HBO Unleashes 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Second Trailer And Character Posters

In less than a month, the most awaited follow-up to HBO's Game of Thrones will finally be released. Season 7 may have the least number of episodes, but based on the released air-time when can expected some of the longest (and the shortest) episodes were have ever seen.

A new trailer has been release and it's nothing less than explosive. It instills in our minds that winter is definitely here #WinterIsHere #WinterIsComing. You can watch it below, along with some of the hair-raising character posters for this season.

Check out the second trailer of Game of Thrones Season 7.


And don't miss out with these hair-raising character posters, suggesting no one is safe and could easily turn to White Walkers.

Arya

Game of Throne Season 7

Bran

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Brienne


Game of Throne Season 7

Cersei

Game of Throne Season 7

Daenerys


Game of Throne Season 7

Jamie

Game of Throne Season 7

Jon

Game of Throne Season 7

Petyr

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Sansa

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Theon

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Tormund

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Tyrion

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Synopsis

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lust and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.'

Game of Thrones Season 7 will premiere at HBO on July 16, 2017.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' Claws In With An Explosive Teaser Trailer And Poster

The next star to Marvel Studios' cinematic universe is on the move, and he is doing it with a roar. Recently the said studio has released a regal teaser poster, featuring the titular super hero sitting on his grand throne.  What more can you expect from a HERO. LEGEND. KING...? And soon after, the explosive teaser trailer made its way in, which you can watch below.

Black Panther

This Ryan Coogler-directed movie stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular Black Panther, known to most unknowing people as T'Challa. He will be joined by Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Check out the teaser trailer of Marvel Studios' Black Panther.


Synopsis

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa (Boseman) who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther will hit cinemas on February 16, 2018.

Friday, May 26, 2017

'The Empty Grave' By Jonathan Stroud Gets Official Cover (US And UK Editions) #CoverReveal

If you are interested to know the fates of Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and Quill Kipps, then come in, come in! We are into the fifth book in the hair-raising Lockwood and Company series and I am just clamoring to uncover the mysteries and find answers to many hanging questions.

I have already preordered my copy over Amazon and I am excited to read it already. It will be out a few days before my birthday, but in the meantime, here are the gorgeous cover art of the fifth book, The Empty Grave.

Checkout the cover of The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud.

The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud

And see the cover of the UK version if you are interested.

The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud (UK Edition)

Synopsis

Five months after the events in THE CREEPING SHADOW, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?

This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies.

Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again.

The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud will be released on September 12, 2017.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#GoTS7 Game Of Thrones Season 7 Official Trailer Storms In With A Great War And Destruction

Since the TV series has overtaken the original source material written by George R. R. Martin, almost every one is in a guessing game on what will happen next for the much-beloved (and hated) Game of Thrones. It's a very good business for the TV series, but a very bad one for the unreleased A Song of Ice and Fire novels of the said author.

Game Of Thrones Season 7

The TV Show has released some promotional materials already and the latest is a heart-stopping official trailer that you can watch below. Dive in to the penultimate season of the series and and fuel your anticipation with the longest wait for a Game of Thrones season that we have so far.

Watch the official trailer of Game of Thrones Season 7 below.


And here are some other videos and features that you might be interest with.



And here are some pictures from the season.








Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on July 16, 2017 (7.16.17) only on HBO.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cover Reveal: Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard: The Ship Of The Dead by Rick Riordan

The finale of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series is looming in the horizon and it's not coming any faster than I should have anticipated. This series is by far my most favorite Rick Riordan Tales, even better than Percy Jackson's and Jason Grace's yarns.

This book, which is the third in the series, is called The Ship of the Dead and I am really hoping that this will not be the last that will see Magnus Chase and the usual gang. And for your satisfaction the official cover of the said book has been revealed along with some Rick Riordan Presents news over at Publisher's Weekly.

Check out this fantastic cover of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead. Once again the art was crafted by the ever-surprising John Rocco.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

And speaking of the ship of the dead, which may refer to Naglfar or Naglfari, here is what Wikipedia has to say about it.

Naglfar or Naglfari is a boat made entirely from the fingernails and toenails of the dead. During the events of Ragnarök, Naglfar is foretold to sail to Vígríðr, ferrying hordes that will do battle with the gods.

Synopsis

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan will hit bookstores on October 3, 2017.

Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book 12 Gets Official Title, Cover And Release Date

Wow! It seems only yesterday that we had in our hands the very first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. It became an instant favorite of yours truly and it left me wanting for more. I thought, by then, that I could not grow bored of this kind of book no matter how many.... and after a dozen releases I was still right and the feeling remain.

The twelfth book of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid is on its way this year and following the release schedule of the previous books it will become available by November. The official title has been revealed to be simply as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway and author Jeff Kinney has finally unveiled the blue-greenish cover!

Check out the cover of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Synopsis

To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney will fly into book store on November 7, 2017