Thursday, April 28, 2016

'Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard: The Hammer Of Thor' By Rick Riordan Gets Official Cover

John Rocco has done it again! Coming back to do the art of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor, Rocco has once again outdone himself. I like it very much as the color palette has been maintained. And to think the new cover has been released as few days before The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle hit shelves among English readership.

So can't wait for The Hammer of Thor... I can see that most readers are more excited with this one rather than The Hidden Oracle. Of course we already know how good the first Magnus Chase book was and we are still a little skeptical about The Trials of Apollo, even if we are going to see more of the original Percy Jackson cast.

Check out the new cover of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan.

And by the way, did you notice that the covers are like tryptich puzzle, albeit vertical and may need color adjustments....

So in the next book cover we can expect the foot of a mountainous range?


Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan will hit bookstores on October 4, 2016.

Monday, April 18, 2016

'A Torch Against The Night' By Sabaa Tahir Gets A New Cover Art And Official Synopsis

The smash hit An Ember in the Ashes is getting a sequel and it's going to be release this year!  And more than four months prior the release we get to see the new design for the cover. The cover now follows the layout of the paperback edition, which is a slightly modified version of the hardcover art. It features the characters in the center bottom of the cover.

The synopsis has also been released, but what is even better is a juicy excerpt for you to devour. The excerpt has also been released over Entertainment Weekly. This certainly bring the sequel into a new perspective!

Check out the cover of A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir.

A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir

This is the original cover of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

And this is the cover of the paperback edition, which the sequel used as inspiration for its cover.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (paperback)


A Torch Against The Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir on August 30, 2016.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

John Grisham To Publish 'The Whistler' In October 2016, Cover And Plot Synopsis Revealed

I was craving for more John Grisham legal thrillers when I finished reading his book Rogue Lawyer, featuring Sebastian Rudd. It was an intense read, especially knowing that the author had fantasies on working as a lawyer the way the main character did. But the one thing I didn't like immediately is the new cover design. It does not match with the last few books' design and it makes me grumpy.

For his next book, I am crossing my fingers that the design "continuity" will be respected. At least that is true for the UK edition of his upcoming book titled The Whistler. The US edition of the cover is not yet released so I am halfhearted at the moment.... I think the new design will stick seeing they maintained the typeset in the cover of the author's new e-story titled Partners.

Updated: I am happy to see that the US edition cover is back with the format and typeset that I used to love. Check out the cover!

The Whistler by John Grisham

Check out the cover of The Whistler by John Grisham (UK Edition).

The Whistler by John Grisham


On the heels of the runaway success of Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham delivers the high-octane suspense that readers have come to expect from the master of the legal thriller.

With his latest novel, John Grisham takes his irresistible blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level. Filled with an unforgettable cast of characters and Grisham's trademark twists and turns, readers will be kept guessing until the very last page.

The name John Grisham is synonymous with thrilling tales of legal tangles and moral quandries, of brilliant excitement and harrowing suspense. Ken Follett called him 'the greatest thriller writer alive,' and the public agrees - best-seller has followed upon best-seller since he published The Firm more than two decades ago.

And the newest John Grisham will blow everyone away.

America's greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense.

The Whistler by John Grisham will hit bookstores on October 25, 2016.