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.