Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cover Reveal: 'Infinity Son' By Adam Silvera (The Author's First Foray Into Fantasy)

Adam Silvera is jumping ship to fantasy with his next novel called Infinity Son? Of course not! He is expanding his horizon by adding to his list of triumphant bestselling young adult contemporary novels a new fantasy series. As a reader, it's a fresh breath of air if one of your favorite authors shuffles through genres, showing us they have many more tricks hidden away.

The cover of this new novel has been revealed and it is bright and shiny. It is designed by Erin Fitzsimmons with the art crafted by Kevin Tong. It features a phoenix forming the infinity symbol, which I would say reminds me of the original cover of Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst where the Dragon symbol formed an ampersand. For the merit of this particular cover I find it both complex and simple in many ways... if that makes sense.

Check out the cover of Infinity Son by Adam Silvera.

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

Synopsis

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.

Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera will be released on January 14, 2020.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Official Cover Of 'Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, And The Making Of A Family' By Mitch Albom

As Mark Twain would say, "Truth [or reality] is stranger than fiction...," but in this case reality could be more inspirational than fiction. That is maybe one of the reasons why Mitch Albom's stories based on real events are a hit among fans and new readers alike. His stories are like a sweet and sorrowful ballad that masterfully strums the strings of our hearts.

Thus in his next book author Mitch Albom returns to true-to-life story, featuring a little girl, her family, and a tragedy that could either break or make their bond. His latest book is called Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family and an official cover has surfaced online.

Check out the cover of Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom.

Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom

Synopsis

Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.

With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.”

Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed—a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom will be released on November 5, 2019.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Cover Reveal Roundup Of Few Upcoming Novels For This Year & The Next

Here are a few cover revelations for this and next year's upcoming books.

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardian by John Grisham

Synopsis

The suspense never rests in John Grisham’s pulse-pounding new legal thriller. The latest novel from the New York Times #1 bestselling author moves at breakneck speed, delivering some of his most inventive twists and turns yet.

In the small north Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues behind. There were no witnesses, no real suspects, no one with a motive. The police soon settled on Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s.

Quincy was framed, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison with no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. Then he wrote a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer/minister named Cullen Post.

Guardian handles only a few innocence cases at a time, and Post is its only investigator. He travels the South fighting wrongful convictions and taking cases no one else will touch. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy exonerated.

They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another one without a second thought.

The Guardian by John Grisham will be released on October 15, 2019.

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson delivers the witty and pulse-pounding conclusion to the Truly Devious series as Stevie Bell solves the mystery that has haunted Ellingham Academy for over 75 years.

Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. One, a victim of either a prank gone wrong or a murder. Another, dead by misadventure. And now, an accident in Burlington has claimed another life. All three in the wrong place at the wrong time. All at the exact moment of Stevie’s greatest triumph . . .

She knows who Truly Devious is. She’s solved it. The greatest case of the century.

At least, she thinks she has. With this latest tragedy, it’s hard to concentrate on the past. Not only has someone died in town, but David disappeared of his own free will and is up to something. Stevie is sure that somehow—somehow—all these things connect. The three deaths in the present. The deaths in the past. The missing Alice Ellingham and the missing David Eastman. Somewhere in this place of riddles and puzzles there must be answers.

Then another accident occurs as a massive storm heads toward Vermont. This is too much for the parents and administrators. Ellingham Academy is evacuated. Obviously, it’s time for Stevie to do something stupid. It’s time to stay on the mountain and face the storm—and a murderer.

In the tantalizing finale to the Truly Devious trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson expertly tangles her dual narrative threads and ignites an explosive end for all who’ve walked through Ellingham Academy.

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson will be released on January 21, 2020.

The True Bastards by Jonathan French

The True Bastards by Jonathan French

Synopsis

The sequel to The Grey Bastards--another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasy.

Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she took power, the True Bastards have struggled to survive. Tested to the breaking point by the burdens of leadership, Fetching battles desperately to stave off famine, desertion, and the scorn of the other half-orc chieftains, even as orcs and humans alike threaten the Lots' very existence. Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at her from beyond the grave--and suddenly only one, faint hope for salvation remains.

The True Bastards by Jonathan French will be released on October 8, 2019.