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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cover Reveal: New World Rising Series Continues With 'Court Of Wolves' By Robyn Young

Ever since the release of Brethren, a fantastic novel about the Templars, I have been in love with author Robyn Young. The fact that it is hard for me to get a copy of her hardcover books, since I prefer the UK editions, and still be able to get one is a testament of how I love her and her books.

Her latest and third series is called New World Rising and it's a historical fiction at the center of Wars of the Roses. Court of Wolves will be the next book in the line up and it is a direct sequel to Sons of the Blood. It is expected to be released this year, with the official cover and synopsis unveiled just recently.

Check out the cover of Court of Wolves by Robyn Young.

Court of Wolves by Robyn Young

Synopsis

It is the dawn of a new world.

Henry Tudor has vanquished Richard III and claimed the throne of England, taking possession of a secret map. At the glittering court of the Medici in Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the republic and head of the mysterious Academy, is engaged in a dangerous game of power with the Vatican. In Spain, the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, have declared a crusade against Islam, forcing the Moors from Granada. Europe stands upon the brink of war, at the edge of a discovery that will change everything.

Jack Wynter is clinging to the wreckage of the life he dreamed of living, his father's execution by Richard III destroying his hope of overcoming his status as an illegitimate son. The map entrusted to him by his father is gone, stolen by his hated half-brother, Harry Vaughan. Outlawed by Tudor, all Jack can do is follow his father's last words - and seek out the man who has answers to his past that will determine his future, Lorenzo de' Medici. But in the serpentine politics and renaissance splendour of Florence, he finds only danger. Lorenzo may have trusted Jack's father, but he is now surrounded by threats and conspiracies on all sides - not least from the rising power in the city known as the Court of Wolves.

Harry, meanwhile, heads to the Spanish court on a covert mission for Tudor, who intends to deflect Queen Isabella's interest in developing a trade route west with a sailor named Columbus.

Once again, Jack must risk all to prove himself, while his sworn enemy, Harry, finds himself fighting through Spain, seeking all the time to ingratiate himself with Tudor, and bring his brother down.

Court of Wolves by Robyn Young will be released on August 9, 2018.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Brandon Sanderson To Release 'Skyward' And 'Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds' In 2018

There is really no stopping Brandon Sanderson -- the ever prolific author of Elantris, Mistborn series, Reckoners trilogy, Evil Librarians series,  The Stormlight Archive and a lot more. With these numerous titles under his name many more are still coming our way (unlike those other slow poke authors, which by the way I still like). In fact he will be releasing at least two titles this year: (1) Skyward and (2) Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds.

Here are the details of the said upcoming books from Brandon Sanderson.

Skyward

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war with aliens.

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending Flight School at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa's world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 6, 2018.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a new novella collection, including a brand new, never-been-published story.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people―Stephen calls them aspects―to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.

His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property―a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past―Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions―and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds will include the novellas Legion and Legion: Skin Deep, published together for the first time, as well as a brand new Stephen Leeds novella, Lies of the Beholder.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson will be released on September 18, 2018.

Monday, May 7, 2018

'The Gilded Wolves' By Roshani Chokshi Gets An Official Cover

Author Roshani Chokshi kickstarted Rick Riordan Reads, which is an imprint that caters on mythologies to be accessible for young readers, with Aru Shah and the End of Time. The book went of with a bang, placing the author on the top tier of some best-seller list. But Chokshi has ever been making her own name even before the said imprint...

And so now she's  back to her roots with another serving of adventure intended for young adult readers. The author's next novel is called The Gilded Wolves and the official cover has just been unveiled. You can also read a preview at Entertainment Weekly.

Check out the cover of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Synopsis

Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:

An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi will be released on January 15, 2019.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cover Reveal: Dark Age (Book 5 Of The Red Rising Saga) By Pierce Brown

Iron Gold's publication may have been quite delayed than originally projected, but author Pierce Brown is making up for it. We will be getting Dark Age, which is the next book of the Red Rising Saga, in less than a year and that means we will be getting two Pierce Brown books this year. And ain't that a nice treat?!

The cover of Dark Age has been released and I am just happy how Faceout Studio and Spencer Fuller, the design team in this series, makes every thing unpredictable. The cover has a golden motif as opposed to my presumed white (I like the color continuity of the first three books in the series), which makes my OCD itch. It also features two baby pitvipers, so if you are quite terrified of snakes, beware...

Check of the cover of Dark Age by Pierce Brown.

Dark Age by Pierce Brown

Synopsis

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.

I know that synopsis is a vague as the day is bright, but here is something from Pierce Brown himself to fix that problem:

"I can honestly say that this has been my favorite of the series to write thus far. There is treason! Death! War! Romance! Destruction! Betrayal! Twists! Turns! Foxes! Space Knights! Duels! Whiskey! Crumbling empire! And a helllll of a jam-packed swervy turvy adrenaline shot of a plot that takes you to the wastes and jungles of Mercury to the tunnels of deep Mars. I can’t wait for you to get your paws on it as soon as possible. (NOW PREORDER IT)— And no, not a soul guessed the cover right. Guess that's because you haven't met the Gorgons yet."

Dark Age will be a little shorter in 480 pages compared to Iron Gold's whooping 601 pages.

Dark Age by Pierce Brown will be released on September 11, 2018.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Watch The Official Trailer Of 'Ant-Man and The Wasp', Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly

We have barely steadied our heart rates, consoled our shocked minds, and made peace with our troubled souls due to the mind boggling Avengers: Infinity War and we are yet again in for another roller-coaster treat from Marvel coming in less that two months. Yes, you heard that right! We are about to be graced by Ant-Man and The Wasp, the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Peyton Reed returns to take the directorial seat. Also returning are Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular characters. They will be joined by Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Check out the new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp.


Check out the movie's fantastic poster.

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Synopsis

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and The Wasp will hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

Greg Heffley Returns In 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown' By Jeff Kinney

The number thirteen is unlucky, so they say. But for Greg Heffley he has been relatively unlucky ever since his first appearance in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Will he get ever more unlucky now that the thirteenth installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about to hit bookstores?

In this new adventure, titled The Meltdown, author Jeff Kinney takes Greg to a familiar route: experiencing extreme weather conditions (recall his misfortunes in Cabin Fever). Will Greg survive yet again and live to tell the tale, well duh... obviously, as he was able to write it in this diary.

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

Synopsis

When a wintry blast closes Greg Heffley’s middle school, it turns his neighborhood into a battleground, complete with snow forts, alliances, betrayals, and epic snowball fights.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney will be released on October 30, 2018.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Cover Reveal: 'The Empire Of Ashes' (The Draconis Memoria) By Anthony Ryan Gets A Makeover

Three months from now we will finally have in our hands the final book in Anthony Ryan's sophomore series, The Draconis Memoria. Will this finale be satisfying or will it suffer the fate of The Queen of Fire, the finale book in the author's debut series, which didn't really meet my epic expectations but a good story all the same.

But before that comes we do have here the official cover of The Empire of Ashes and its nothing like you've expected. The art for the official cover was crafted by Leesha Hannigan. As you can see the final result is a drastic change from the covers of the first two book in the series that is because artist Larry Rostant used to do the art. To somehow maintain the continuity of the cover design we have Judith Lagerman and the Ace/Roc graphics team to thank for. that.

Check out the cover of The Empire of Ashes by Anthony Ryan.

The Empire of Ashes by Anthony Ryan

Here is the official cover for the UK edition, courtesy of artist Jeff Read, who took over from artist Jaime Jones since the second book, The Legion of Flame.

The Empire of Ashes (UK Edition) 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, March 27, 2018

#CoverReveal 'Dragonwatch: Wrath Of The Dragon King' By Brandon Mull, A Fablehaven Adventure

Now that author Brandon Mull has finished with the Five Kingdoms series, Dragonwatch series fans should rejoice. This fantastic continuation to the Fablehaven adventures pushes with a second installment in a projected five-book series.

Titled Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King, this second book graces us with an official cover. All I can say is it is one of the most beautiful covers in this tied-in series yet. That make me even more excited and wish its release date is any sooner.

Check out the cover of Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull.

Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

Synopsis

War has come to the dragon sanctuaries of the world, and nowhere is the danger more intense than at Wyrmroost. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kendra and Seth, Celebrant, King of Dragons, prepares to unleash his fury and take control of his native preserve. Armed with information from a new ally Ronodin, the dark unicorn Celebrant seeks a legendary talisman the dominion stone.

However, the powerful stone is protected by a cursed castle. Upon entering the castle fortress, an unyielding power strips all magical beings of their power and forces Celebrant to take his human avatar form. Kendra and Seth must enter the cursed castle as well. The race is on. Will the two young caretakers rally enough support from the creatures of Wyrmroost against the greatest threat the magical community has faced in ages? Can they foil Celebrant's plan and beat him to the mighty dominion stone? Or will all hope be shattered by the wrath of the Dragon King?

Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull will be released on October 1, 2018.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gorgeous Cover Of 'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing' By Hank Green Is Finally Out

The one-half of the VlogBrothers channel, specifically Hank Green, is releasing his debut YA novel! We all love the books written by John Green (the other half) of the said Vlog channel, but it is about time that we celebrate Hank Green's writing as well.

It was months ago that we heard of Hank writing his Young Adult novel. Since then I have preordered it and have been eagerly awaiting for the official art cover. I get excited about book covers -- and that is despite the adage "Do not judge a book by its cover." They need appreciation as well, AFAIC.

Check out the cover of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

And you can see the video announcement from the author himself here.


Synopsis

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green will be released on September 25, 2018.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

TOR Books And V. E. Swchab Unveil Official Cover Of 'Vengeful' (Second Book In Villains Trilogy)

Among the many books that I am really looking forward to V. E Swchab's second book in the Villains trilogy is on the top of the list. The second book is titled Vengeful and is a direct follow-up to Vicious. I am regularly checking up for updates especially about the official cover, and finally it has come.

The art for the official cover of the book was crafted by artist Will Staehle, who also did the covers of Shade of Magic books, and was art directed by Irene Gallo. The cover looks very different from the original cover of Vicious (art by Victo Ngai), which is by the way equally beautiful, but for those who have OCD like me -- no need to worry becasue a redesign is also underway to satiate your quest for uniformity.

Check out the cover of Vengeful by V. E. Schwab.

Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

For comparison, here is the redesigned cover of Vicious by V. E. Schwab.

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Synopsis

From the author of A Darker Shade of Magic comes Vengeful, the highly-anticipated sequel to V. E. Schwab's debut adult novel Vicious, a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, and superpowers.

A super-powered battle of genius, cruelty, and the lengths one will go for vengeance―V. E. Schwab returns with the end to the Villains duology.

Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever.

Sydney Clarke once had Serena―beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she's alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol. And then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days―being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains.

And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

Vicious by V. E. Schwab will be released on September 25, 2018.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

#CoverReveal: 'Someday' by David Levithan (Sequel To 'Every Day' And 'Another Day')

Now that the movie adaptation of Every Day by David Levithan is underway, I think now is the right time to elevate the hype even more. The finale to the Every Day book trilogy has come! Or at least its official cover for that matter.

The third and final book in the series called Someday gets an official cover, synopsis, and release just now and you'll wish it is October already. I have to admit the cover is beautiful, but (yes there is a BUT) it is slightly different from the covers of the first two books. This is making my OCD a little too cringy and feel itchy all over!

Check out the cover of Someday by David Levithan.

Someday by David Levithan

Synopsis

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Every Day, soon to be a major motion picture starring Angourie Rice.

Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice.

For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who had a life like this.

But A was wrong. There are others.

A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to -- and what it's like to discover that you are not alone in the world.

In Someday, David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day and Another Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human?

Someday by David Levithan will be released on October 2, 2018.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

#CoverReveal: 'A Court Of Frost And Starlight' By Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses Novella)

The wait for the October release of the next and final book in the Throne of Glass series is agonizing, but that is nothing compared to the waiting time for the fourth A Court of Thorns and Roses novel. So if you wanted something to console and satiate your fix, be thankful that the novella A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas is almost upon us.

The official cover has been released and I was delighted of its unexpected outcome, because I was able to predict the covers (or they were used as basis, I really don't know) of the second and third books: color scheme, character positioning, and etc. And it is just refreshing to know that publishing artists can still surprise you from time to time. The only thing I do notice about the cover of the book is that it somehow resembles Elsa's look in Disney's Frozen.

Check out the covers of A Court of Frost and Starlight novella by Sarah J. Maas for both US and UK editions.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated--scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas will be released on May 1, 2018.

New Teaser Trailer And Poster For Marvel Studios' Ant-Man And The Wasp Released

For this superhero, size really does matter... but in an opposite way. The smaller he gets the better, faster and stronger he becomes. Yes, that is definitely Ant-Man. He is back and he is not coming to the fight alone. He will be joined by Wasp that could kill you with a single sting alone. And you can see (or not see) its teaser trailer below, follow by its official teaser trailer.

Ant-Man And The Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by returning director Peyton Reed, and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Check out the trailer of Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp.


Real heroes. Not actual size.

Synopsis

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp will crawl in to theaters on July 6, 2018.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Centenal Cycle: 'State Tectonics' By Malka Older Gets An Official Royal Cover

The official cover for Malka Older's conclusion to The Centenal Cycle goes purple. You read that right: State Tectonics, the sequel to Infomocracy and Null States takes up the Royal color in contrast to the blue and red of its predecessor.

This series is a favorite of mine becuase it touches on to the field of my profession: technology. Add up to effects of technology to a futuristic cultural and demographic level and you get a gripping and dramatic story on an epic scale.

Check out the cover of The Centenal Cycle: State Tectonics by Malka Older.

State Tectonics by Malka Older

Synopsis

State Tectonics concludes the trilogy that began with Infomocracy:
  • The book The Huffington Post called "one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history"
  • Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Verge, Flavorwire, Kirkus Reviews, and Book Riot
  • A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel
The Centenal Cycle

The future of democracy must evolve or die.

The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it's time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever.

Unknown enemies are attacking Information's network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information's best agents question whether the data monopoly they've served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it's time to burn the world down and start anew.

State Tectonics by Malka Older will be released on September 11, 2018.


Your siblings eagerly awaits your arrival!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Official Cover Of 'The Outsider' By Stephen King Unveiled, Reminisces Art Of 'A Monster Calls' By Patrick Ness

Is it just me or does the cover of Strephen King's The Outsider looks strangely familiar. Oh right, it's because it looks almost like the cover of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and it is not such a bad thing, either. I loved it! And oh, is this also reminding you of The Upside Down from Stranger Things?

If you've seen most of the covers's of King's previous book, then you would say this cover is different in almost all planes. The prior ones are always bold and vivid in colors, almost like a slap in the face. But this one is suggestively grainy and dreamy that it does not even give a Stephen King book vibe. And as I said, it is not a bad thing.

Check out the cover of The Outsider by Stephen King.

The Outsider by Stephen King

Synopsis

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

The Outsider by Stephen King will be released on May 22, 2018.

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

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

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

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

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Synopsis

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

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

Love, Simon

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

Check out the second trailer of Love, Simon.


Synopsis

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

Love, Simon hits cinemas on March 16, 2018.