Saturday, May 18, 2019

Arc Of A Scythe #3: 'The Toll' By Neal Shusterman Gets A Simplistic Yet Thought-Provoking Official Cover

The final book in the Arc of the Scythe trilogy is about to land in our hands by the end of this year, and any faithful fan is excited to read the closing chapter of this series. The story in itself is a thought-provoking analysis of the contemporary times and the cover of this book affirms just that.

Just recently the cover of The Toll by Neal Shusterman has been unveiled and, true to form, it features three personages in the cover, following the pattern of the previous covers having one and two personages respectively. And as the series closes the parallelism in the real world is getting bolder and bolder and you will not be surprised why the central figure in the cover is clerical in nature.

Check out the cover of The Toll by Neal Shusterman.

The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor–winning series Arc of a Scythe.

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

The Toll by Neal Shusterman will be released on November 5, 2019.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Some Cover Reveals Of Titles I Am Looking Forward To This Year And The Next

Here are a few recent cover revelations of books ot titles I am looking forward to this year and the next.

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

Synopsis

One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins–scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature–are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth’s crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him.

The boys and their new troll best friend escape and go on the run. Along the way they get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily), and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer will be released on November 5, 2019.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

Synopsis

In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer--or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World's Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.

Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they've heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him--and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device--is another.

Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end---together and in love---or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco will be released on September 10, 2019.

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee and Stephanie Hans

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee and Stephanie Hans

Synopsis

This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential and duality of heroism of popular characters in the Marvel Universe.

Before the days of going toe-to-toe with the Avengers, a younger Loki is desperate to prove himself heroic and capable, while it seems everyone around him suspects him of inevitable villainy and depravity... except for Amora. Asgard's resident sorceress-in-training feels like a kindred spirit-someone who values magic and knowledge, who might even see the best in him.

But when Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard's most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth, where her powers will slowly and excruciatingly fade to nothing. Without the only person who ever looked at his magic as a gift instead of a threat, Loki slips further into anguish and the shadow of his universally adored brother, Thor.

When Asgardian magic is detected in relation to a string of mysterious murders on Earth, Odin sends Loki to investigate. As he descends upon nineteenth-century London, Loki embarks on a journey that leads him to more than just a murder suspect, putting him on a path to discover the source of his power-and who he's meant to be.

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee and Stephanie Hans will be released on September 3, 2019.

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Skyward!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true--he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.

Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars--and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself--and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 26, 2019.

The Warrior's Curse by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Warrior's Curse by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Synopsis

Simon and Kestra are hurtling down paths ever farther from each other as the battle for control of Antora rages.

Simon, newly king of the Halderians, is pressed on all sides by royal duties. Harlyn Mindell is his betrothed and intended queen, but Simon can't give up hope for a life with Kestra.

Kestra, exiled, feels her magic growing -- and despite everyone's warnings, she knows she must embrace it. That power is the key to the kingdom's future.

Both still strive to defeat the evil Lord Endrick, but danger awaits them on the murky road forward. And is a common enemy enough to help them survive -- or to carry them back to each other?

Jennifer A. Nielsen delivers breathtaking twists and shocking revelations in an epic and action-packed third installment of The Traitor's Game.

The Warrior's Curse by Jennifer A. Nielsen will be released on March 3, 2020.