Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Samantha Shannon Unveils Official Cover Of 'The Priory Of The Orange Tree' Featuring An Epic Dragon

As a reader you'd think that author Samantha Shannon would only write novels in her The Bone Season universe since she'd only release the third of the seven projected novels. But writers has a lot of ideas that came into their minds and they have to write it all away when inspiration strikes. That is why even if the fans are clamoring to get their hands on the fourth book of The Bone Season series, Shannon went ahead and wrote a novel that has nothing to do with Paige Mahoney and her gang.

The book in question is titled The Priory of the Orange Tree and it is a behemoth of a book with almost 900 pages. The said book has once again been acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing and its epic and gorgeous cover has been recently revealed. You can thank Ivan Belikov for the illustration and David Mann for the design.

Check out the cover of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

And here are pictures showing how the book would actually look like.


From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons--and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon will be released on February 26, 2019.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Plethora Of Cover Revelations From 'The Reckoning' By John Grisham To 'Tales of Beedle the Bard' By J.K. Rowling

When it rains it really does pour -- that is true at least for the following books that got their covers revealed just recently. Check out these upcoming releases that I, for one, am really looking forward to.

The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning by John Grisham


John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton—was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.

The Reckoning by John Grisham will be released on October 23, 2018.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling


At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling will be released on November 16, 2018.

Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation by Stephen King


Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Elevation by Stephen King will be released on October 30, 2018.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer


The Renegades Trilogy continues, in this fiercely awaited second installment after the New York Times-bestselling Renegades by Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles.

Time is running out.
Together, they can save the world.
But they each other’s worst nightmare.

In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory.

The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City – and the world – as they know it.

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer will be released on November 6, 2018.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo


Face your demons...or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war―and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried―and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

Enter the Grishaverse with this new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo will be released on January 29, 2019.

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner


Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger humanity's greed has unleashed. From the mountains of Spain to the streets of Prague, the sequel to Unearthed is a white-knuckle ride that will send readers hurtling back to earth, and leave them breathless until the last page.

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner will be released on January 8, 2019.

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Wildcard by Marie Lu


Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone's put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Wildcard by Marie Lu will be released on September 18, 2018.

Tales of Beedle the Bard (US and UK Editions) by J.K. Rowling

US Edition

Tales of Beedle the Bard (US Edition) by J.K. Rowling


The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families.

This lush new illustrated edition has been translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger and is presented here with extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. And now Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger interprets these classic tales with beauty and tenderness (and wit), illuminating them for modern readers. With an introduction and notes by J.K. Rowling, this collection will thrill and delight Muggles and wizards alike.

For every sale of this book, Scholastic will donate 15% of the suggested retail price to Lumos, an international nonprofit organization founded by J.K. Rowling that works globally to end the institutionalization of

Tales of Beedle the Bard (US Edition) by J.K. Rowling will be released on October 9, 2018.

UK Edition

Tales of Beedle the Bard (UK Edition) by J.K. Rowling


The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance.

Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic.

Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.

Tales of Beedle the Bard (UK Edition) by J.K. Rowling will be released on October 2, 2018.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cover Reveal: New World Rising Series Continues With 'Court Of Wolves' By Robyn Young

Ever since the release of Brethren, a fantastic novel about the Templars, I have been in love with author Robyn Young. The fact that it is hard for me to get a copy of her hardcover books, since I prefer the UK editions, and still be able to get one is a testament of how I love her and her books.

Her latest and third series is called New World Rising and it's a historical fiction at the center of Wars of the Roses. Court of Wolves will be the next book in the line up and it is a direct sequel to Sons of the Blood. It is expected to be released this year, with the official cover and synopsis unveiled just recently.

Check out the cover of Court of Wolves by Robyn Young.

Court of Wolves by Robyn Young


It is the dawn of a new world.

Henry Tudor has vanquished Richard III and claimed the throne of England, taking possession of a secret map. At the glittering court of the Medici in Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the republic and head of the mysterious Academy, is engaged in a dangerous game of power with the Vatican. In Spain, the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, have declared a crusade against Islam, forcing the Moors from Granada. Europe stands upon the brink of war, at the edge of a discovery that will change everything.

Jack Wynter is clinging to the wreckage of the life he dreamed of living, his father's execution by Richard III destroying his hope of overcoming his status as an illegitimate son. The map entrusted to him by his father is gone, stolen by his hated half-brother, Harry Vaughan. Outlawed by Tudor, all Jack can do is follow his father's last words - and seek out the man who has answers to his past that will determine his future, Lorenzo de' Medici. But in the serpentine politics and renaissance splendour of Florence, he finds only danger. Lorenzo may have trusted Jack's father, but he is now surrounded by threats and conspiracies on all sides - not least from the rising power in the city known as the Court of Wolves.

Harry, meanwhile, heads to the Spanish court on a covert mission for Tudor, who intends to deflect Queen Isabella's interest in developing a trade route west with a sailor named Columbus.

Once again, Jack must risk all to prove himself, while his sworn enemy, Harry, finds himself fighting through Spain, seeking all the time to ingratiate himself with Tudor, and bring his brother down.

Court of Wolves by Robyn Young will be released on August 9, 2018.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Brandon Sanderson To Release 'Skyward' And 'Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds' In 2018

There is really no stopping Brandon Sanderson -- the ever prolific author of Elantris, Mistborn series, Reckoners trilogy, Evil Librarians series,  The Stormlight Archive and a lot more. With these numerous titles under his name many more are still coming our way (unlike those other slow poke authors, which by the way I still like). In fact he will be releasing at least two titles this year: (1) Skyward and (2) Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds.

Here are the details of the said upcoming books from Brandon Sanderson.


Skyward by Brandon Sanderson


From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war with aliens.

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending Flight School at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa's world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 6, 2018.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a new novella collection, including a brand new, never-been-published story.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people―Stephen calls them aspects―to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.

His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property―a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past―Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions―and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds will include the novellas Legion and Legion: Skin Deep, published together for the first time, as well as a brand new Stephen Leeds novella, Lies of the Beholder.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson will be released on September 18, 2018.

Monday, May 7, 2018

'The Gilded Wolves' By Roshani Chokshi Gets An Official Cover

Author Roshani Chokshi kickstarted Rick Riordan Reads, which is an imprint that caters on mythologies to be accessible for young readers, with Aru Shah and the End of Time. The book went of with a bang, placing the author on the top tier of some best-seller list. But Chokshi has ever been making her own name even before the said imprint...

And so now she's  back to her roots with another serving of adventure intended for young adult readers. The author's next novel is called The Gilded Wolves and the official cover has just been unveiled. You can also read a preview at Entertainment Weekly.

Check out the cover of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:

An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi will be released on January 15, 2019.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cover Reveal: Dark Age (Book 5 Of The Red Rising Saga) By Pierce Brown

Iron Gold's publication may have been quite delayed than originally projected, but author Pierce Brown is making up for it. We will be getting Dark Age, which is the next book of the Red Rising Saga, in less than a year and that means we will be getting two Pierce Brown books this year. And ain't that a nice treat?!

The cover of Dark Age has been released and I am just happy how Faceout Studio and Spencer Fuller, the design team in this series, makes every thing unpredictable. The cover has a golden motif as opposed to my presumed white (I like the color continuity of the first three books in the series), which makes my OCD itch. It also features two baby pitvipers, so if you are quite terrified of snakes, beware...

Check of the cover of Dark Age by Pierce Brown.

Dark Age by Pierce Brown


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to Iron Gold.

I know that synopsis is a vague as the day is bright, but here is something from Pierce Brown himself to fix that problem:

"I can honestly say that this has been my favorite of the series to write thus far. There is treason! Death! War! Romance! Destruction! Betrayal! Twists! Turns! Foxes! Space Knights! Duels! Whiskey! Crumbling empire! And a helllll of a jam-packed swervy turvy adrenaline shot of a plot that takes you to the wastes and jungles of Mercury to the tunnels of deep Mars. I can’t wait for you to get your paws on it as soon as possible. (NOW PREORDER IT)— And no, not a soul guessed the cover right. Guess that's because you haven't met the Gorgons yet."

Dark Age will be a little shorter in 480 pages compared to Iron Gold's whooping 601 pages.

Dark Age by Pierce Brown will be released on September 11, 2018.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Watch The Official Trailer Of 'Ant-Man and The Wasp', Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly

We have barely steadied our heart rates, consoled our shocked minds, and made peace with our troubled souls due to the mind boggling Avengers: Infinity War and we are yet again in for another roller-coaster treat from Marvel coming in less that two months. Yes, you heard that right! We are about to be graced by Ant-Man and The Wasp, the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Peyton Reed returns to take the directorial seat. Also returning are Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular characters. They will be joined by Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Check out the new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Check out the movie's fantastic poster.

Ant-Man and The Wasp


In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and The Wasp will hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

Greg Heffley Returns In 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown' By Jeff Kinney

The number thirteen is unlucky, so they say. But for Greg Heffley he has been relatively unlucky ever since his first appearance in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Will he get ever more unlucky now that the thirteenth installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about to hit bookstores?

In this new adventure, titled The Meltdown, author Jeff Kinney takes Greg to a familiar route: experiencing extreme weather conditions (recall his misfortunes in Cabin Fever). Will Greg survive yet again and live to tell the tale, well duh... obviously, as he was able to write it in this diary.

Check out the official cover of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney


When a wintry blast closes Greg Heffley’s middle school, it turns his neighborhood into a battleground, complete with snow forts, alliances, betrayals, and epic snowball fights.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney will be released on October 30, 2018.