Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lifel1k3 Book 2 by Jay Kristoff Gets An Official Title, Cover, Synopsis, And Release Date

It has been out for quite some time but I really have to share to you the title and synopsis of the second Lifel1k3 book by Jay Kristoff. Ladies and gentlemen prepare your self to meet: DEV1AT3. It will be available next year to satisfy your all-things Eve cravings.

You can read the exciting synopsis of the book below. But before that hold your breath for the official cover, which I am quite sure most of you haven't seen yet. Personally I am torn because the OCD in me is not satisfied with the non-conforming new cover: the layout is all too disturbing for me as compared to the first one. But what can I do as the Kraken has already been released?

Check out the cover of Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff.

Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff

Synopsis

From bestselling author Jay Kristoff comes the second installment in the LIFEL1K3 trilogy--hailed by Marie Lu as "a breathless, action-packed exploration of what humanity really means."

In the wake of a climactic battle in the ruined city of Babel, two former best friends suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the same quest. Eve is torn between the memories of the girl she was, and the synthetic she's discovered herself to be. Together with her lifelike "siblings," Eve sets out to find the real Ana Monrova, whose DNA is the key to building an army of lifelikes. Meanwhile, Eve's best friend, Lemon, is coming to terms with a power that she has long denied--and that others want to harness as a weapon. When she meets a strange boy named Grimm, he offers to lead her out of the horror-ridden landscape and to an enclave of other abnorms like herself. There, Lemon quickly finds a sense of belonging--and perhaps even love--among the other genetic deviates. But all is not what it seems, and with enemies and friends, heroes and villains wearing interchangeable faces, Lemon, too, will join the race to locate Ana Monrova before her former best friend can get to her.

Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff will be released on May 28, 2019.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Disney Studio's Movie Adaptation Of 'Artemis Fowl' Drops Teaser Trailer And A Familiar-Looking Poster

Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series was one of my all-time favorites. I loved it so much that I had to share it with friends and family and the mass market edition copies I had disentegrated to pieces that I had to buy hard-to-find hardcover editions.

Many years ago, it was announced that a movie adaptation's under way and the casting was already made. I was ecstatic, of course! Who wouldn't wan't to see in wide screen their most beloved series (some of you purist probably wouldn't, but shame on you)? But as time went by it got delayed and delayed until the original cast got older that they couldn't fit in their roles anymore.

Fast forward to now, it is a good thing Disney picked up from where the movie previously left off and made a lot of improvements. News about the movie may be hush hush, but I am glad to share with you that the official teaser trailer and poster have already been released by said studio.

Watch the teaser trailer of Artemis Fowl the movie.


Check out the poster of Artemis Fowl the movie.

Artemis Fowl

Synopsis

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson.

Disney Studio's Artemis Fowl hits theaters on August 9, 2019.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Raven's Mark: 'Crowfall' By Ed McDonald Gets A Gritty, Cerulean Official Cover (UK Edition)

If you love Blackwing and Ravencry by Ed McDonald, then you'll be excited to know that he's coming back next year to give us more of The Raven's Mark series. The third book in the series is titled Crowfall, following the title's theme of a "cawing" portmanteau.

The cover has been unveiled recently courtesy of Dan Smith. On the flip side, it is sad to know that this will be the last book in said series. Hopefully it will be the best conclusion the story deserves. Are you ready for its coming?

Check out the cover of the UK edition of Crowfall by Ed McDonald.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald

Synopsis

Crowfall is a gritty epic fantasy for fans of Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch and Daniel Polansky.

A sorceress cataclysm has hit the Range, the final defensive line between the Republic and the immortal Deep Kings.

Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the Republic, lies broken. The Blackwing captains who serve them are being picked off one by one, and even immortals have learned what it means to die. Meanwhile the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war.

Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all.

He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. It has grown within him - changed him - but all power comes with a price, and now the ghosts of his past, formerly confined to the Misery, walk with him everywhere.

They will even follow him, and the few surviving Blackwing captains, on one final mission into the darkness.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald will be released on June 13, 2019 in UK.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Fall Of Shannara: 'The Stiehl Assassin' By Terry Brooks Finally Gets A Lovely Official Cover

A few weeks ago, due to my excitement for The Fall of Shannara series, I almost created a fan-made cover of its third and upcoming book, The Stiehl Assassin. What I ended up doing is a placeholder cover, because I realized I cannot do justice to the beauty of the covers of the previous books.

Now, I am glad to say that you and I don't have to wait long to finally see the official cover of the said book, because it is finally here.

Check out the cover of The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks.

The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks

Synopsis

After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the lovely princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march--and woe betide any who stands in its way.

But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as they all assume. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Drisker's student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful Wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha's brother and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if...as Tarsha's brother now carries the Stiehl--one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands, and is determined to take his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.

The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks will be released on June 4, 2019.

Legends Of The First Empire: 'Age Of Legend' By Michael J. Sullivan Gets Official Cover

The fourth book in the Legends of the First Empire series by Michael J. Sullivan is coming our way... fast, but not as fast as I would personally like it. If you are one of the fans that is eagerly awaiting for this sequel, worry no more as we have something here to whet your appetite: the delicious cover of Age of Legend.

This series is originally said to have five books, but the author find it appropriate to add one more book after seeing the necessity when expanding the story. That means we will be more than halfway through it once we get a copy of the said book and the finale is surely uncomfortably drawing nearer.

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

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan

Synopsis

Each culture has its own myths and legends, but only one is shared, and it is feared by all.

With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted readers with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone’s plan to use the stalemate to seek peace is destroyed by an unexpected betrayal that threatens to hand victory to the Fhrey and leaves a dear friend in peril. Humanity’s only hope lies in the legend of a witch, a forgotten song, and a simple garden door.

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan will be released on July 9, 2019.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Millennium Series By Stieg Larsson Continues With 'The Girl Who Lived Twice' By David Lagercrantz

The story Stieg Larsson's punk hacker character Lisbeth Salander continues with the sixth novel in the Millennium Series. Taken over by author David Lagercrantz the series moves on to greater and deeper thrilling twists and turns that would bring the titular character to territories more dangerous than ever before.

With the title The Girl Who Lived Twice this upcoming sequel is already on the rise as a new cover has been unveiled just in time for the movie The Girl in the Spider's Web hits theaters soon, giving more traction to this hit franchise.

Check out the cover of The Girl Who Lived Twice By David Lagercrantz.

The Girl Who Lived Twice By David Lagercrantz

Synopsis

The sixth in Stieg Larsson's DRAGON TATTOO series - more than 90 million copies sold worldwide - the crime fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander.

Book four in the series, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, is a major film from Sony Pictures starring Claire Foy - out in Autumn 2018.

"Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans - our punk hacker is in good hands" Patrick Ryan, U.S.A. Today

"Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever" Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Not only do the matter-of-fact style and intricate plotting and sexy, chilling atmosphere feel very true to the original novels, but Lagercrantz transcends the source material" Benjamin Percy, Esquire

"Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling" Alison Flood, Observer

The Girl Who Lived Twice By David Lagercrantz will be released on August 22, 2019.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The 'Finale' To The Caraval Trilogy By Stephanie Garber Gets An Official Cover And Release Date

Here it is finally --  the much awaited conclusion to Stephanie Garber's Caraval trilogy. To be released next year, this novel is shrewdly titled Finale, where we will learn the entertwined fate of Tella, Legend, and all the other strange collection of characters that make this series worthwhile.

The cover has been revealed for some time, but I cannot wrap my self around it, seeing how beautiful it is. All this thanks to Erin Fitzsimmons, who designed the covers in this series (initially together with her husband Ray Shappell). The "OCD" in me is satisfied.

Check out the cover of Finale by Stephanie Garber.

Finale by Stephanie Garber

Synopsis

Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series! All games must come to an end...

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates were freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella saw Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win...and those who will lose everything.

Finale by Stephanie Garber will be released on May 7, 2019.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Book Of The Ancestor 3: 'Holy Sister' And Impossible Times: 'One Word Kill' By Mark Lawrence Get Official Covers

In a rare occasion the cover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister UK edition has been unveiled miles ahead than that of the US edition. Most of the time it is the other way around since the US publishers would kick off a rigorous marketing 8 to 6 months prior a book's publication, while UK publishers would usually do it 5 to 3 months prior of a release.

It is a surprise to me then that the cover of the UK cover of said book was unveiled to the world months ahead... But that does not diminish the excitement I got when the US edition finally got its cover as well.

Check out the cover of Holy Sister (US Edition) by Mark Lawrence crafted by Bastien Lecouff Deharme.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Here is the cover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister UK edition crafted by Tomasz Jedruszek.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence (UK Edition)

Synopsis

The third installment in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns.

As a young girl, Nona Grey was saved from the noose by the Abbess of Sweet Mercy. But behind the convent’s walls she learned not a life of prayer and isolation, but one of the blade and the fist. Now she will serve as the convent’s fiercest protector as the emperor moves to destroy the last bastion that stands against him.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence will be released on April 9, 2019.

One Work Kill

Similarly the official cover of One Work Kill by Mark Lawrence has been unveiled. Lawrence shifts to Science Fiction and brings another side of his writing and story-telling skills.

Check out the cover of One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence.

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence will be released on May 1, 2019. You should note that this is a trilogy and each book will be released one month apart from each other.

Update: The second book is called Limited Wish. You can check out its cover below.

Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

One choice. Two possible timelines. And a world hanging in the balance.

It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.

When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.

Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes.

Game on.

Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence will be released on June 6, 2019.

'Max Tilt: Enter The Core' By Peter Lerangis Gets Official Cover, Synopsis, And Release Date

I am always fascinated of the stories written by Peter Lerangis. Lately his young adult adventure novels combining contemporary setting with ancient histories are a personal favorite. Think of the seven wonders of the ancient world plus the quest to save the world from evil forces. Or think about Jules Verne-esque high-stake stories.

Max Tilt certainly delivers on the latter and it is quite a sad affair that this series is finally coming to an end with Max Tilt: Enter the Core. This closing chapter to an epic adventure, which will be released early next year, gets an official cover that you'll certainly love -- that is if you are into dinosaurs.

Check out the cover of Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis.

Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and of books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the final installment of the thrilling Max Tilt trilogy.

Max Tilt thinks his luck is finally changing, thanks to his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures. Using the clues Verne left behind, Max and his cousin Alex were able to bottle the magical healing elements needed to cure his mother’s illness just in the nick of time.

But then Max and Alex discover that the vials were stolen by their former friend, Bitsy. She has plans to use them to save the world—but her plans might be much more deadly than they seem. And so now it’s up to Max and Alex to stop her before it’s too late.

Working against the odds, the two kids glean clues from one of Verne’s best-loved books, Journey to the Center of the Earth. In it, they discover a map to their most dangerous destination yet—the very core of the world. And so now the two cousins are off on their most unlikely, most important quest yet—literally to save the world!

It’s the final installment of the riveting adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis will be released on February 19, 2019.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Warm Bodies Book 3: 'The Living' By Isaac Marion Gets Official Cover, Synopsis And Release Date

The unveiling of the details on The Living by Isaac Marion is this moment's most surprising news, as far as I am concerned! After losing his publisher Atria Books, a long hiatus, and so many months toiling looking for a new home for his final Warm Bodies novel, I almost thought we will never be able to read it.

But luckily after deciding to publish the book independently, the author's much awaited book will finally be ready for the taking this year... in just about a month! The physical book will be a signed hardcover edition and will only be available on the author's website. Other electronic editions are available from online book sellers as well.

Check out the cover of The Living by Isaac Marion.

The Living by Isaac Marion

Synopsis

A monster's search for humanity
A woman's fight for a world worth living in
A hope that refuses to die

The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty-five languages, inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something "poetic" (Library Journal) "highly original" (Seattle Times) and "ultimately moving" (Time Out London). Now the story of a dead man's search for life reaches its conclusion on a scale both epic and intimate.

Before he was a flesh-eating corpse, R was something worse. He remembers it all now, a life of greed and apathy more destructive than any virus, and he sees only one path to redemption: he must fight the forces he helped create. But what can R, Julie, and their tiny gang of fugitives do against the creeping might of the Axiom Group, the bizarre undead corporation that's devouring what's left of America?

It's time for a road trip.

No more flyover country. This time they'll face the madness on the ground, racing their RV across the wastelands as tensions rise and bonds unravel—because R isn't the only one hiding painful secrets. Everyone is on their own desperate search: for a kidnapped daughter, a suicidal mother, and an abused little boy with a gift that could save humanity... if humanity can convince him it's worth saving.

All roads lead home, to a final confrontation with the plague and its shareholders. But this is a monster that guns can't kill. A battle only one weapon can win...

The Living by Isaac Marion will be released on November 13, 2018. You can get a copy of the book through the author's website.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

'The Stiehl Assassin' Continues The Fall of Shannara Series By Terry Brooks, And More On What's Next From The Author

The Fall of Shannara series closes the curtains on the Shannara world created by Terry Brooks. And that is both sad and scary to think that we are almost at its end now that its penultimate book called The Stiehl Assassin is about to come our way.

You would wonder that after this what would we look forward to now... Well, for one thing, he turns to writing Science Fiction with Street Freaks and you may expect some sequels. He will also be writing another book from the Magic Kingdom series. Plus, he already has a concept for a new fantasy series that his agent and editor really liked. So there are pretty plenty of great reads to fill in the void Shannara will leave us.

For what it's worth I am gonna savor the last two Shannara books and I hope The Stiehl Assassin would come any sooner and not disappoint. So far no official cover has been released so I will leave it up to your imagination, but read on for some other details.

The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks


Synopsis

After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the lovely princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march--and woe betide any who stands in its way.

But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as they all assume. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Drisker's student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful Wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha's brother and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if...as Tarsha's brother now carries the Stiehl--one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands, and is determined to take his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.

The Stiehl Assassin by Terry Brooks will be released on June 4, 2019.

If you are interested of Terry Brooks' Science Fiction novel called Street Freaks, read on for some details.

Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

Synopsis

It begins with a dire call-right before his father disappears and his skyscraper home's doors explode inward. Street Freaks is the kind of thrilling futuristic story only New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks can tell.

"Go into the Red Zone. Go to Street Freaks." his father directs Ashton Collins before the vid feed goes suddenly silent. The Red Zone is the dangerous heart of mega-city Los Angeles; it is a world Ash is forbidden from and one he knows little about. But if he can find Street Freaks, the strangest of aid awaits―human and barely human alike. As Ash is hunted, he must unravel the mystery left behind by his father and discover his role in this new world.

Brooks has long been the grandmaster of fantasy. Now he turns his hand to science fiction filled with what his readers love best: complex characters, extraordinary settings, exciting action, and a page-turning story. Through it, Brooks reimagines his bestselling career yet again.

Street Freaks by Terry Brooks is already available in book stores near you.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tad Williams Unveils 'Empire Of Grass' (Book 2 Of The Last King Of Osten Ard) Official Cover

The second book of The Last King of Osten Ard won't be available until mid next year, but I am already clamoring to get my hands on a copy. Are you excited for the Empire of Grass by Tad Williams as well?

In retrospect, Williams is one of my favorite authors ever since I read one of his novels called Shadowmarch. Since then I tried to get a hardcover copy of each and every of his novels if I could ever manage. That is mainly why I am excited for this next book, and this cover reveal just multiplied it ten-fold.

Check out the cover of Empire of Grass by Tad Williams.

Empire of Grass by Tad Williams

At this point I am not yet sure if this is the official cover for the US or the UK edition. The only thing I could say is that it is beautiful indeed. On the otherhand, my demonic OCD is telling me that it does not match the format and layout of the covers of both the UK and US edition of The Witchwood Crown (Book 1 of The Last King of Osten Ard).

Synospsis

Set in Williams' New York Times bestselling fantasy world, the second book of The Last King of Osten Ard returns to the trials of King Simon and Queen Miriamele as threats to their kingdom loom...

The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions.

Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. But as the countries and peoples of the High Ward bicker among themselves, battle, bloodshed, and dark magics threaten to pull civilizations to pieces. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive.

But as the kingdoms of Osten Ard are torn apart by fear and greed, a few individuals will fight for their own lives and destinies—not yet aware that the survival of everything depends on them.

Empire of Grass by Tad Williams will be released on May 7, 2019.

Monday, September 24, 2018

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' Unleases 10 Revealing Character Posters And Final Trailer

Ten beautiful character posters have been unleashed to promote the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie. They are so fantastic indeed that I can't calm my horses. Aren't you excited to watch the movie in less than two months during its worldwide release? Update: The final trailer has been released as well!

These character posters feature so many not-so-subtle clues on the overall story and on the character detail of each one. Some revealing texts have been added to emphasize each character and the stylized icons on the corners of the posters say a lot as well. Just take the wedding ring on Queenie Goldstein's poster, for example, or it is something else? You decide...

Before jumping in to the character posters, watch the final trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.



Check out the character posters for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Albus Dumbledore

Credence Barebone

Gellert Grindelwald

Jacob Kowalski

Leta Lestrange

Newt Scamander

Queenie Goldstein

Theseus Scamander

Tina Goldstein

And the most revealing and shocking of all... Nagini the Maledictus.

Nagini the Maledictus

Synopsis

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will hit cinemas on November 16, 2018.

Monday, September 10, 2018

'The Hammer Of Witches' By James Rollins Retitled To 'Crucible' -- Plus Take A Peek On The Official Cover

The next Sigma Force novel by James Rollins had a working title of The Hammer of Witches. Now it was revealed that this same 14th book in this series is officially called Crucible, a much shorter yet still catchy title.

Since I preordered the book over Amazon a couple of months ago the thumbnail was always that of a headshot of the author. Now I am glad to share with you that the official cover has been revealed and you can see it below.

Check out the coiver of Crucible by James Rollins.

Crucible by James Rollins

Synopsis

In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.

Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semi-comatose state and cannot speak—until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to "unlock" her mind long enough to ask a few questions.

What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history—a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches. What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question: What does it mean to have a soul?

Crucible by James Rollins will be release on January 8, 2019.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Updated: The Queens of Renthia #4: 'The Deepest Blue' And 'Fire And Heist' By Sarah Beth Durst Get Official Covers

The forest canopies enthralled us when we first laid our eyes on The Queen of Blood, The Reluctant Queen, and The Queen of Sorrow. Although I felt like the tales of these three books are likely complete Sarah Beth Durst brings us back into this majestic yet dangerous universe, but this time turning our gazes away from the greens of the forest and zooming our sight to the blues of the seas.

Shifting its focus, The Queens of Renthia series places new (and old) characters into yet another epic adventure amidst the furies and dangers of nature. Called The Deepest Blue, Sarah Beth Durst's new book will be in our hands early next year. A cover has been unveiled that shifts the layout and with an art that changes the mood as well.

Check out the cover of The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst.

The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

Synopsis

The natural magic of the classic The Island of the Blue Dolphins meets the danger and courage of The Hunger Games in this dazzling, intricate stand-alone fantasy novel set in award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst’s beloved world of Renthia.

Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island’s fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force.

To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits. When the storm ends, she is taken into custody by the queen’s soldiers and imprisoned with other women like her.

They vary in age and social status, but to many they are heroes who will aide the country or witches that will sacrifice themselves trying. No matter who they are, the women are sent to a terrifying place—an island filled with bloodthirsty nature spirits, and left without food, water, shelter, or any tools except their own instincts and magic. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.

The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst will be released on March 19, 2019.

Update: The official cover of Fire and Heist, a book inteded for much younger demographics, by the same author has gone through a drastic change. The following are the initial and the overhauled cover of the said book (in exact order).

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (Initial)

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (Final)

What can you say about this overhaul?

Synopsis

Fans of Cassandra Clare and Julie Kagawa will devour this contemporary fantasy about a teen were-dragon who must steal her first treasure. But a dark discovery during her heist could put her family in incredible danger.

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon.

Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their community.

With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society--a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst will be released on December 4, 2018..

Friday, August 31, 2018

UK Edition Books That I Am Looking Forward To In The Year 2019

I am usually fond of US edition books, but the following are high exceptions that I preferred having copies of UK editions instead. Some of the reasons, of course, are due to having better dust covers, or the books are not printed in hardcover format for US editions. Whatever the reasons may be, here are some of the UK edition books that I am looking forward to in the year 2019.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree is a supposed standalone novel.

Synopsis

From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

A world divided.

A queendom without an heir.

An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon will be released on February 26, 2019.

The Ruthless by Peter Newman

The Ruthless is the second book in the The Deathless Trilogy. It will be released on June 13, 2019.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald

Crowfall is the third and final book in the Raven's Mark Trilogy.  It will be released on June 13, 2019 as well.

The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

The House of Sacrifice is the third and final book in the Empires of Dust Trilogy. It will be released on July 29, 2019.

Bloodchild by Anna Stephens

Bloodchild is the third and final book in the Godblind Trilogy.

Synopsis

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.

There are still other titles that I am looking forward to, but these are initially enough to bloat my already numerous TBR pile. Are you looking forward for this title as well?

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lightbringer Book 5: 'The Burning White' By Brent Weeks Gets Official Cover

If you have been into the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks then you'll notice that the titles of each book follows the author's B.W. initials. There is no surprise then that the fifth book in the series is now officially called The Burning White.

I almost thought that this series would only have four books (hey, who am I to complain -- the more the the merrier), but I was gladly surprised when Weeks announced many months ago that there's still at least one more book coming! And come it will very soon. An official cover of The Burning White has been unveiled recently and it, as usual, features our now favorite hooded figure. The image art or illustration was created by Gene Mollica and the cover was designed by Lauren Panepinto.

Check out the cover of The Burning White by Brent Weeks.

The Burning White by Brent Weeks

Synopsis

Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former Emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen... and only he can save it.

As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: Who is the Lightbringer?

The Burning White by Brent Weeks will be released sometime in late summer or early fall of 2019.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Warner Bros. Pictures Unleashes Some Exciting New Trailers At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 (Fantastic Beasts, Godzilla, Shazam!, Aquaman)

Not able to attend the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con in person and watch the trailers of your most-awaited Warner Bros. Pictures movies? Don't worry as we have rounded up some of the trailers revealed during the event so you can watch them in the comfort of your homes or wherever you might be right now.
San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


Synopsis

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters


Synopsis

Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

SHAZAM!


Synopsis

David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers.

Sandberg’s creative team includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.

A New Line Cinema production, “Shazam!” is set for release on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Aquaman


Synopsis

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.

Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Safran Company Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cormoran Strike #4: 'Lethal White' By Robert Galbraith Official Cover, Synopsis, & Release Date Revealed

In an unexpected twist of fate, the next Cormoran Strike novel will be on our hands sooner than we think. Yes, Robert Galbraith (author J.K. Rowling's alter ego or pseudonym) has finally announced the release date, and unleashed into the wild the cover and synopsis of the fourth Cormoran Strike novel titled Lethal White.

The best part about all this is it is to be published in two months' time, exactly on my birthday. So this means you won't find it hard to decide what to give me on such occasion. The worst part though is the cover that has become totally different compared to the design, branding and looks of the first three books -- talk about OCD! Taken on its own, on the otherhand, said cover is beautiful. I am simply wondering how it would look like in the shelf together with the rest of the series.

Check out the cover of Lethal White by Robert Galbraith.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Synopsis

Lethal White is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series from the international bestselling author Robert Galbraith.

“I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.”

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott—once his assistant, now a partner in the agency—set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been—Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.

The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith will be released on September 18, 2018.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

4th DC Icons 'Superman: Dawnbreaker' By Matt De La Peña Gets Official Cover & Synopsis

The 4th DC Icons book (but hopefully not the last) features one of the most iconic superheroes DC has to offer: Superman! If you are dying to complete the series and have grown nostalgic of Smallville, then this may be a perfect treat for you... we may only need to wait until next year.

Written by Matt de la Peña, this YA treatment of the famed superhero titled Superman: Dawnbreaker will add to the canon stories of his younger years. Before he became Superman he hides among us as a regular boy named Clark Kent...

Check out the cover of Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña.

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña

Synopsis

The blockbuster DC Icons series that began with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, Marie Lu's Batman, and Sarah J. Maas's Catwoman continues with the story of the world's first super hero--Superman--from award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña.

When the dawn breaks, a hero rises.

His power is beyond imagining.

Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But he wasn't raised to show off, and drawing attention to himself could be dangerous. Plus, it's not like he's earned his powers... yet.

But power comes with a price.

Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and discovers a dark secret lurking in Smallville. Turns out, Clark's not the only one hiding something. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, he throws himself into the pursuit of the truth. What evil lies below the surface of his small town? And what will it cost Clark to learn about his past as he steps into the light to become the future Man of Steel? Because before he can save the world, he must save Smallville.

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña will be released on February 5, 2019.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Charlotte Holmes Series Continues With 'A Question Of Holmes' By Brittany Cavallaro

I always thought that the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro will be a trilogy, and how wrong was I to think that. Not only does the series continue beyond the third book but it does get better and better with every release. Aren't you excited for the fourth book in the series: A Question of Holmes.

I always liked the idea of contemporary Sherlock Holmes stories (from TV series, books and what not) and that is why the book in the series immediately caught my attention the first time I saw them. I felt the same excitement when I finally get to see the official cover of the said upcoming book in the series.

Check out the cover of A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro.

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

Synopsis

The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series!

Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson think they’re finally in the clear. They’ve left Sherringford School—and the Moriartys—behind for a pre-college summer program at Oxford University. A chance to start from scratch and explore dating for the first time, while exploring a new city with all the freedom their program provides. But when they arrive, Charlotte is immediately drawn into a new case: a series of accidents have been befalling the members of the community theater troupe in Oxford, and now, on the eve of their production of Hamlet, they’re starting all over again. What once seemed like a comedy of errors is now a race to prevent the next tragedy—before Charlotte or Jamie is the next victim.

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro will be published on March 5, 2019.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' Unleashes New Teaser Trailer And Poster

Along side the Kung Fu Panda movie franchise, How to Train Your Dragon takes the top spot for my all time favorite Dreamworks animated movies. I guess it's not only me as the franchise is going very strong with a third one coming out next year. The movie is titled How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and this time the story will take us underground, but not totally away from all those soaring and flying adventures.

Dean DeBlois will once again take the directorial seat and scribe-master role of the movie. Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, and Kit Harington will be reprising their roles and they will be joined by F. Murray Abraham to voice a character named Grimmel. Djimon Hounsou was reportedly said to return as well.

Check out the new trailer of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.


And here is the official teaser poster of the movie released a week earlier.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Synopsis

From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan).

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will fly in to theaters on March 1, 2019.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Watch The Exciting New Trailer Of 'Mortal Engines' Produced By Visionary Director Peter Jackson

Visionary director Peter Jackson, as of the recent years, has devoted his directorial career to movie adaptations especially of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The former was a great success, gaining numerous accolades and awards, while the latter gained mixed reviews among critics. It's a hit or miss!

Therein lies the anxiety, but luckily for us Peter Jackson passes on the directorial seat to Christian Rivers yet stays behind the scene as producer on his next movie adaptation: Mortal EnginesMortal Engines is the first book in the 4-book The Hungry City Chronicles series by Philip Reeve.

Mortal Engines

This Universal Pictures feature-length presentation stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson was joined by Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens for the screenplay, and produced the movie together with Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, and Fran Walsh.

Check out the official trailer of Mortal Engines.


Synopsis

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

Mortal Engines will hit cinemas on December 14, 2018.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Samantha Shannon Unveils Official Cover Of 'The Priory Of The Orange Tree' Featuring An Epic Dragon

As a reader you'd think that author Samantha Shannon would only write novels in her The Bone Season universe since she'd only release the third of the seven projected novels. But writers has a lot of ideas that came into their minds and they have to write it all away when inspiration strikes. That is why even if the fans are clamoring to get their hands on the fourth book of The Bone Season series, Shannon went ahead and wrote a novel that has nothing to do with Paige Mahoney and her gang.

The book in question is titled The Priory of the Orange Tree and it is a behemoth of a book with almost 900 pages. The said book has once again been acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing and its epic and gorgeous cover has been recently revealed. You can thank Ivan Belikov for the illustration and David Mann for the design.

Check out the cover of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

And here are pictures showing how the book would actually look like.



Synopsis

From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons--and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon will be released on February 26, 2019.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Plethora Of Cover Revelations From 'The Reckoning' By John Grisham To 'Tales of Beedle the Bard' By J.K. Rowling

When it rains it really does pour -- that is true at least for the following books that got their covers revealed just recently. Check out these upcoming releases that I, for one, am really looking forward to.

The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning by John Grisham

Synopsis

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton—was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.

The Reckoning by John Grisham will be released on October 23, 2018.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

Synopsis

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling will be released on November 16, 2018.

Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation by Stephen King

Synopsis

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Elevation by Stephen King will be released on October 30, 2018.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Synopsis

The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer will be released on November 6, 2018.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis

Face your demons...or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war―and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried―and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

Enter the Grishaverse with this new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo will be released on January 29, 2019.

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Synopsis

Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity's greed has unleashed. From the mountains of Spain to the streets of Prague, the sequel to Unearthed is a white-knuckle ride that will send readers hurtling back to earth, and leave them breathless until the last page.

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner will be released on January 8, 2019.

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Synopsis

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone's put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Wildcard by Marie Lu will be released on September 18, 2018.

Tales of Beedle the Bard (US and UK Editions) by J.K. Rowling

US Edition

Tales of Beedle the Bard (US Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Synopsis

The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families.

This lush new illustrated edition has been translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger and is presented here with extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. And now Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger interprets these classic tales with beauty and tenderness (and wit), illuminating them for modern readers. With an introduction and notes by J.K. Rowling, this collection will thrill and delight Muggles and wizards alike.

For every sale of this book, Scholastic will donate 15% of the suggested retail price to Lumos, an international nonprofit organization founded by J.K. Rowling that works globally to end the institutionalization of children.wearelumos.org

Tales of Beedle the Bard (US Edition) by J.K. Rowling will be released on October 9, 2018.

UK Edition

Tales of Beedle the Bard (UK Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Synopsis

The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance.

Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic.

Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.

Tales of Beedle the Bard (UK Edition) by J.K. Rowling will be released on October 2, 2018.