Friday, January 30, 2015

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Has Just Landed On The Realm

New comers and old-timer, avid fans -- come one, come all. The most waited of the most awaited season of the internationally hit Game of Thrones has just landed. The realm should rejoices and send out ravens to spread this glorious news.

Game of Thrones Season 5

What happens now to Sansa and her interaction with Littlefinger? How the Lannister affairs, especially the bubbling incest between Jaime and Cersei? What will ever happen to this impish brother, Tyrion Lannister? What fate awaits the Nightwatch and the band of black brother. So many questions...

Watch the new trailer of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Enough said. The scenes are enough to satisfy any hungered fans, who are usually waiting one year for every season hiatus. This season will be composed of the usual ten episodes, where were shot between July 2014 and December 12, 2014. But months before its release and a few days from now, we will get to see a special preview titled A Day in the Life, which will air February 8, 2015. How exciting would that be?

Game of Thrones Season 5 will premiere on April 12, 2015.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Universal Pictures Spurts Out 'Ted 2' Official Trailer And Suggestive Teaser Poster

Ted is coming, again. A second appearance of this furry -- yet not so cutie -- bear brings about twice the fun and the swearing. Ted wants to tie-the-knot already, giving a whole new and hilarious meaning to the phrase "when two become one." Are you up for some funny slob moments, field with sex, drugs and rock and roll? Then you shouldn't miss Ted 2.

Ted 2

After A Million Ways To Die In The West flopped, Seth MacFarlane, director, voice actor and co-writer, is in to bring back the old formula that made the first movie in the series a success. Along with his old pal Mark Wahlberg, they will be joined by Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, and John Slattery.

Watch the new trailer of Ted 2.


Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

Ted 2 will dirty your minds when you watch in theaters on June 26, 2015.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

James Frey A.K.A The Loric Pittacus Lore Reveals Title Of Sixth Lorien Legacies Novel

After James Frey and HarperCollins finally acknowledged that the former is indeed the pseudonymous Pittacus Lore, fans around the world got excited to the point that we are already rooting for the next book in the series. Many rumored titles have been circulating around, such as The Chosen One, The Return of Eight, The Salvation of Ten and many more -- and it seemed none got it right.

Lorien Legacies

Confirming months of our speculations, James Frey or Pittacus Lore has returned to announced the official title of the sixth Lorien Legacies novel. And not to tease you any further the title of the sixth Lorien Legacies novel is: The Fate of Ten.  But you know what's even more exciting than the title is the book cover itself. What do you think will be the theme and color scheme of the book?

This will not be the last book as previously thought, because there will be a seventh book in the series to be released in the fall of 2016. What do you think will be the outcome of the war between the Loric Garde and the Mogadorians?

James Frey a.k.a Pittacus Lore
At this early stage some online stores have already revealed that the release date of The Fate of Ten is set on September 1, 2015. Pre-order you copy now.

What do you think of the title? Do you like it? Share your thought.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Movie Trailer: The Future Of Mankind Rests On The Shoulders Of Fantastic Four

If you were not satisfied with the original attempts of adapting Fantastic Four into movies, then this 2015 reboot may as well be just for you. With the hopes of crossing the Marvel cinematic universe into one big picture, this reboot almost adjusts to the theme and continuity that is concurrent with all Marvel movies now a days.

Fantastic Four

This Josh Trank-directed movie reboot stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell. Attempting to stray away from the original movie, this reboot gives new faces (and younger at age for that matter) and tone to the entire story and it even simulates the cinematography of the Star Trek remake, which if you ask me is a great move.

Watch the new trailer of Fantastic Four.


Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Fantastic Four will start saving the world, in cinemas on August 7, 2015.

Jennifer A. Nielsen Reveals Official Cover And Synopsis For 'A Night Divided' Historical Novel

Ever since Scholastic Press released The False Prince, I was immediately intrigued by the book's author, Jennifer A. Nielsen. I searched around for her and discovered it was among her first novels (along with Elliot's Underworld Chronicles). From then on I started to have a great love for JAN, as I now try to abbreviate her name, and so I promoted her to my friends and on this blog many times.

My first though of her first novel is that it is fairly like game of Thrones, especially written for children. And if you have seen the US covers of the GOT series, then you might also notice the similarities with that of JAN's US book covers. Come The Runaway King and The Shadow Throne and I was sold, my fate has been sealed. Jennifer A. Nielsen has just solidified her place among great children's story writers and more.

Hungry for more I looked into her blog regularly, commenting every time I found something new interesting and implying I'd like to join her contests, but I can't since I am from the Philippines. I was just happy enough when she announced she's coming back with a new series, Praetor War, with the first book titled Mark of the Thief and slated for Feb 24, 2015.

Going away from the fantastical, but not from the historical, fans may be in for another satisfying treat with her upcoming new novel, A Night Divided. The author has shared with us the official cover and on her blog she is also running a contest for a chance to win one of a few Mark of the Thief ARCS.

Check out the haunting, new cover of A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen


From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.

But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen will be released on August 25, 2015.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Christina Perri Releases Another Heart-Wrenching Music Video With 'The Words'

There was once a time when songs affects me greatly and my emotions fly off the audio box or computer. That was such a long time ago and I could never say the same. The Words by Christina Perri was once a well of tears for me when I listen to it, but now it just serves as a reminders of my previous self, as if caressing the hard wall that I put around my self.

For the sake of its music video, I tried to topple down the wall... and yet I couldn't. The lyrics and tune still vibrate and attempt to topple the wall, but I think I guess the effort is worthless. So I leave all the emotional connection to you, dear readers, for it might have a great chance of affecting you one way or another.

Watch the new music video of The Words by Christina Perri.

This music video is produced by Vlad Cojocaru, under Antler Films. It is directed by Iouri Philippe Paille, and features Once Upon a Time's Colin O'Donoghue as Perri's love interest. The music video for The Words was released as a conjunction for the song's single, which was released on January 26, 2015. The Words was originally the eighth track for Christina Perri's second studio album, head or heart.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Five Futuristic Character Poster For 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Landed Online

The second chapter of the post-apocalyptic series hit cinemas this year. Veronica Roth's Insurgent catches up after the events of Divergent, which many movie-goers plague during its release. Officially tagged as The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the movie releases five new character posters, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The set includes Shailene Woodley as Tris, Theo James as Four, Kate Winslet as Jeanine, Naomi Watts as Evelyn, Octavia Spencer as Johanna. An animated poster is also available for you to enjoy. Aside from those featured in the posters, this Robert Schwentke-directed movie also stars Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Rosa Salazar, and Daniel Dae Kim.

Check out the five new character posters for The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Shailene Woodley as Tris

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Theo James as Four

Kate Winslet as Jeanine

Naomi Watts as Evelyn

Octavia Spencer as Johanna

Insurgent Banner

If you prefer the animated version, you can check it below.


Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015.

Red Rising #3: Morning Star By Superstar Author, Pierce Brown, Gets An OCD-Triggering Cover

I cannot really say if I liked the new cover of the final book in the Red Rising Trilogy, Morning Star by Pierce Brown. I was overly happy with the first two covers, because they were a perfect match and nothing could satisfy my OCD tendencies more. I disappointedly expected a matching cover for the third book, which as you may see below isn't... I don't really love the cover, after all -- after much thought. No offense... I also know why this has to be, because the title is to long and would not fit the format used on the first two books, which have shorter titles. * Eyes twitching.

I am not even finished with the second book yet, you know the one titled Golden Son, and I am already excited for the next book, albeit my bias on the cover. I just hope the story will make up for the cover -- I'm sure author Pierce Brown can manage that...

Check out this new cover of Morning Star by Pierce Brown.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

And here's how the books would look like if they are put together in one picture.

Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown


Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son totally changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the thrilling conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.

Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret revolutionary group and is remade into a Gold so that he can infiltrate the ruling class and bring them down from the inside. Now, after years of hiding amongst the Golds, Darrow is finally ready to declare open revolution and throw off the chains of oppression. Nothing in Darrow’s world has been easily won, and this final fight will be the most harrowing of all.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown will hit bookstores in Winter of 2016.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finders Keepers By Stephen King Got A Cool Cover For Its UK Edition, Update: US Cover Now Available

Stephen King, Master of the Macabre, has broken his pact for not writing sequels. After Doctor Sleep -- which is the sequel to his hit novel, The Shining -- he breaks away yet again from the standalone scene and delivers Finders Keepers, the second book in a projected trilogy focusing on Bill Hodges, a retired cop who became a private investigator.

The cover has been released from the said book, but it is for the UK edition only. I prefer the US edition, but so far no news of its cover has landed online. It would maybe take a few more weeks before we could finally see the US edition cover... and I can't already wait.

Check out the new cover of Finders Keepers by Stephen King, albeit for UK readers.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King UK edition

And if you like full jackets...

Update: And here is the cover of Finders Keepers by Stephen King US edition.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King US edition

Try to compare it with the cover of the first book, Mr. Mercedes, for both US and UK editions.


A sequel to Mr. Mercedes and second part of a proposed trilogy.

"Wake up, genius." So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King will hit book stores on June 2, 2015.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Erika Johansen's 'The Invasion of the Tearling' Gets Official Cover, Synopsis And Release Date

So here is the deal: I haven't read The Queen of the Tearling yet, but I have already purchased it online after hearing my love, Emma Watson, will be playing the lead role on the book's movie adaptation. I know this sounds flimsy, but I rest my case.

So for everyone of you who have read the book by Erika Johansen, you may be happy to hear that the second book in this projected trilogy is on the way. In fact we already know that it is called The Invasion of the Tearling. And here are some more: The official cover, synopsis and release date have been unveiled.

Additionally, the book will be around 80 pages longer than it's predecessor, which will abate the need of the voracious fans. Despite having not read the first book yet, I will surely look out for this one, and once my order arrives, I will read it with relish, already picturing Emma in my head.

Here is the official cover of The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Only if you are quite OCD, you might be disappointed with some minor changes in the layout and the now prominent character in the cover. See it for your self.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

And because I have OCD (and an aspiring Photoshop tinker), I have created my own version. I am not claiming that what I have done is more beautiful, but I have to do this or my head will explode.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (own version)

For reference, here is the cover of The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

On the other hand, the UK edition is slaying it. They are gaining high marks of the OCD department. Just look at the books' covers in these editions.

The Queen of the Tearling UK Edition

The Invasion of the Tearling UK Edition


With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion. But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling - and that of Kelsea's own soul - may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out. In this dazzling sequel to her bestselling debut, The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen brings back favourite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery and a fierce young heroine.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen will hit bookstores on June 9, 2015.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sia Enlists Shia LaBeouf And Maddie Ziegler For 'Elastic Heart' Music Video

Do you remember Maddie Ziegler, the girl who did a fantastic and uncut dance revolution in Sia's Chandelier music video? You do? Well that is not really surprising, because she showed a real talent and you'll be happy to hear that she is yet again featured in Sia next music video: Elastic Heart.

Maddie is joined by Hollywood actor, Shia LaBeouf. The two is doing an artistic battle inside a giant birdcage. this interpretative dance of an unhealthy relationship filled with fights and violence, emphasizes the real essence of the song...

Watch the new music video of Elastic Heart by Sia, featuring Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler.

The video was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, with choreography by Ryan Heffington. There is no denying that this fluid showcase of talents equals, if not surpasses, that of the Chandilier music video. LaBeouf is proving that he is not new to acting or making music video, since he also did a fantastic job in the music video of Fjögur Píanó by Sigur Rós.

As far as the song is concerned, Elastic Heart is the latest and third single to be lifted from Sia's 1000 Forms of Fear studio album. An alternate version of this song was previously released as a single for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie, featuring a collaboration with The Weeknd.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Have Your First Full Look At The New Marvel's Ant-Man Teaser Trailer

Now is the time to have a microscopic look on one of the tiniest superheroes in the Marvel Universe. But don't be deceived, Ant-Man might be small at times but he possesses some of the strongest power and allies... technology and the trillion of insects around us.

Marvel's Ant-Man

Marvel's Ant-Man is part of the third phase of Marvel's cinematic experience and is directed by Peyton Reed. The movie features some larger than life casts, including Paul Rudd as the titular character (Scott Lang / Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà and Michael Douglas.

Watch the new trailer of Marvel's Ant-Man.


Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Giant leaps and bounds will happen in cinemas with Marvel's Ant-Man, to be released on July 17, 2015.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Robin Hobb Unveils 'Fool's Quest' Official Cover, Courtesy Of Alejandro Colucci

It is already known that the second book in The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy is called Fool's Quest. Now we don't only have the title but also the official cover art and synopsis. The cover art was once again made by Alejandro Colucci, who also made the matching cover arts for the redesigned The Farseer Trilogy books and the first book in the The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy, Fool's Assassin.

The high fantasy genre is having a rage of upcoming books that are surely a hit among fans and new comers. There are a lot to expect this year: Brandon Sanderson, Mark Lawrence, Joe Abercrombie, and many more. And of course this one from one of the powerful female writer of this generation. This makes our reading list this year a fantastic one, indeed.

Check out the new cover of Fool's Quest, courtesy of Alejandro Colucci.

Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb


Ranking alongside George R. R. Martin as a groundbreaking master of fantasy, New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb delivers the second book in her long-awaited Fitz and the Fool trilogy. After a devastating confrontation, FitzChivalry Farseer is out for blood—and who better to wreak havoc than a highly trained former royal assassin?

Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb will be released on August 11, 2015.