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.


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


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.