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.