Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Rick Riordan Presents Sequels By Authors Tehlor Kay Mejia And Graci Kim, With Comic Adaptation Of Kwame Mbalia's Book

The next line-up on the personally eagerly-awaited Rick Riordan Presents imprint has finally come to light. We will be getting two sequels and one comic-book adaptation. This means that the year 2022 will not be a bore for me.

Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Synopsis

Paola Santiago has recently returned from Oregon, where she defeated the Hitchhiker ghost and saved her father from the vengeful spirit that was possessing him. The poor girl deserves a rest! But first she has to rescue Dante from the void, where he’s been imprisoned by some unknown force. Even though Dante has turned against Pao, she can’t just leave him there–they’ve been friends for too long. Paola’s prophetic dreams seem to have dried up, so she has to find other ways to locate a new rift where she can enter the void. Signs point to Texas–but how is she going to get there from Arizona? It just so happens that Emma’s new group of politically active friends, the Rainbow Rogues, are planning a field trip to San Antonio. It’s the perfect ruse for Paola, if she can stand being with the judgmental girls for that many days. . . . Relying on her wits, training from the Ninos de la Luz, and the emotional support of her best friend Emma, Pao makes it into the void. Once there she must face down not just one but two enemies: El Cucuy, the bogeyman . . . and someone even scarier who looks a lot like Pao herself. This third exciting journey into Mexican folklore has our lovable, intrepid protagonist making discoveries both wonderous and fearsome.

Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia will be released on August 2, 2022.

The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim

The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim

Synopsis

For Riley Oh, life as the Godrealm’s last fallen star is not all it’s cracked up to be. Her new divine heritage doesn’t even come with cool magical powers; half of her friends and family (including her parents) can’t remember her; and to top it all off, the entire Gom clan is mad at her for killing the Cave Bear Goddess and stripping away their healing abilities. But when their anger boils over and a group of witches curses Riley’s home, she knows it’s up to her to restore magic back to her clan – even if it means sneaking into the Spiritrealm. Luckily, Riley has some backup. Along with her sister, Hattie, Riley meets Dahl, a heaven-born boy with shockingly white hair and a fondness for toilets who might not be telling the whole truth about who he is. Together they’ll fight vicious monsters, discover dark underwater worlds, and race to save the land of the dead from a fate that no one could have foreseen. And this time, Riley won’t let anything get in her way. Because she can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming their way – and the gifted community is going to need all the powers they can get.

The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim will be released on June 7, 2022.

Tristan Strong Puches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Tristan Strong Puches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

This comic book was adapted by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Olivia Stephens.

Tristan Strong Puches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia will be released on August 8, 2022.
 

Rick Riordan Presents

Head over to Rick Riordan's official website for a preview of the comic book!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Crescent City #2: 'House Of Sky And Breath' By Sarah J. Maas Gets Official Cover

The official cover of Sarah J. Maas's House of Sky and Breath (the second book of the Crescent City series) has been revealed courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. You can read the full article including an itnerview here.

Update: Here is the version of the official cover of House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas sans the watermark.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Check out the official cover of House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis

Sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller!

Sarah J. Maas's sexy, groundbreaking CRESCENT CITY series continues with the second installment.

Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal―they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds.

The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri’s power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels’ plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what’s right. And they’ve never been very good at staying silent.

In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode―and the people who will do anything to save it.


House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas will be released on February 15, 2022.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cover Reveal: The Redwinter Chronicles Book One 'Daughter Of Redwinter' By Ed McDonald

In terms of SFF official covers, UK publishers rarely disappoint me. They produce consistently on-point covers that would make you wanna enjoy a book even more. People say to not judge a book by its cover, but if I have to take it literally a great book with a beautiful cover is a huge bonus.

With that said, Ed McDonald's latest and upcoming opener to a new series, titled Daughter of Redwinter, just got its official cover revealed by a few online book sellers. And I should tell that it is no exemption of the above stattement. Unfortunately I was not able to get a better resolution so it is little grainy. I will update this page as soon as I get a version with higher resolution.

Check out the official cover of Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald.

Update: Finally, I was able to find an image with higher resolution.

Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald

Update: Here is a glimpse of the cover of the US edition.

Daughter of Redwinter (US Edition) by Ed McDonald

Daughter of Redwinter (US Edition) by Ed McDonald

Synopsis

Raine is seventeen-years-old and still on the run. She can see the dead, a secret that could get her killed. Seeking refuge with a deluded cult is her latest bad decision but rescuing an injured woman in the snow is soon revealed to be a horrific mistake. Hazia endangers not just Raine, but the whole world: she's escaped from Redwinter, fortress-monastery of the Draoihn, the warrior magicians who answer to no king or queen of the land, but to their own Grand Master. They will stop at nothing to retrieve what she's stolen.

Raine must survive by her wits, and her skill with a bow in a world turned upside down. A battle, a betrayal and a horrific revelation finds her herself inside Redwinter, where anyone caught communing with ghosts is put to death. As conspirators plot to release an ancient enemy, Raine's ability to see the dead might be their only hope, but to use her power would see her condemned.


Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald will be released on June 30, 2022.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Maggie Stiefvater To Release 'Bravely', A Story Set In Disney Pixar's 'Brave' World

If you are both a fan of Maggie Stiefvater's magical stories and poetic writing, and of Disney Pixar's wild Scottish-inspired adventure (Brave) then the upcoming novel called Bavely by Maggie Stiefvater is the best fit for you. Set in the same world of DunBroch, the novel is a standalone story, which does not require you to watch the said movie.

The official cover of Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater has been revealed, which features Merida, the same red-haired main character we love. The only thing I'd miss in this novel is her accent (thanks to Kelly Macdonald's iconic voice), which is one of the things I loved about the movie!

Check out the official cover of Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater.

Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater


Synopsis

What if you had one year to save everything you loved?

One princess. Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her family―jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets― and her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday, love.

Two gods. But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest by way of Feradach, an uncanny supernatural being tasked with rooting out rot and stagnation, who appears in DunBroch on Christmas Eve with the intent to demolish the realm – and everyone within. Only the intervention of the Cailleach, an ancient entity of creation, gives Merida a shred of hope: convince her family to change within the year – or suffer the eternal consequences.

Three voyages. Under the watchful eyes of the gods, Merida leads a series of epic journeys to kingdoms near and far in an attempt to inspire revolution within her family. But in her efforts to save those she loves from ruin, has Merida lost sight of the Clan member grown most stagnant of all – herself?

Four seasons to save Dunbroch – or see it destroyed, forrver.


Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater will be released on May 3, 2022.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Being Vaccinated In Times Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine
I am now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In this time of uncertainties at least one of the items that keeps on bugging my thoughts is ticked off from my list. Mental health is such a serious matter in this day and age, and we must grab any little hope we see on the horizon. 

Yes the virus does not only bring physical health issues, but mental health issues as well. Being on lock down for more than a year now most of us are desperate to be outside and be with nature again. So the only immediate action we can do, since I believe this pandemic is not gonna end as soon as we would like it, is to be vaccinated.

I know some anti-vaxxers would raise their eye-brows on this but this is the only way we can protect our selves and the ones we love in this trying times. The vaccines may be approved for emergency use only but the benefits out-weigh the risks...

Monday, July 12, 2021

New Books And Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Sebastien de Castell, Jennifer A. Nielsen, RJ Barker, Victoria Schwab, And Erin Young (Pseudonym Of Robyn Young)

Here are some of the recently announced books or recent cover reveals, including a new books from RJ Barker, Sebastien de Castell, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Victoria Schwab, and Erin Young.

The Bone Ship's Wake by RJ Barker

The Bone Ship's Wake by RJ Barker

Synopsis

The sea dragons are returning, and Joron Twiner's dreams of freedom lie shattered. His Shipwife is gone and all he has left is revenge.

Leading the black fleet from the deck of Tide Child Joron takes every opportunity to strike at his enemies, but he knows his time is limited. His fleet is shrinking and the Keyshan's Rot is running through his body. He runs from a prophecy that says he and the avian sorcerer, the Windseer, will end the entire world.

But the sea dragons have begun to return, and if you can have one miracle, who is to say that there cannot be another?


The Bone Ship's Wake by RJ Barker will be released on September 30, 2021.

Gallant by Victoria Schwab

Gallant by Victoria Schwab

Synopsis

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

#1 New York Times–bestselling author Victoria Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.


Gallant by Victoria Schwab will be released on March 1, 2022.

Lines of Courage by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Lines of Courage by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Synopsis

Jennifer A. Nielsen, award-winning author of A Night Divided and Rescue, artfully weaves together the stories of five kids living through World War I, each of whom holds the key to the others' futures... if they are lucky -- and brave -- enough to find each other.

World War I stretches its cruel fingers across Europe, where five young people, each from different backgrounds and nations, face the terror of battle, the deprivations of hunger, and all the awful challenges of war.

Felix, from Austria-Hungary, longs for the bravery to resist Jewish deportations before his own family can be taken.

Kara, from Britain, dreams of someday earning her Red Cross pin and working as a nurse -- or even a doctor.

Juliette, of France, hopes her family can remain knitted together, despite her father's imprisonment, as the war's longest battle stretches on and on.

Elsa, from Germany, hopes her homing pigeon might one day bring her a friend from out of the chaos.

And Dimitri, of Russia, wants only to survive the front, where he's been sent with no weapon.

None of them will find exactly what they want. But the winds of fate may cross their paths to give each of them just what they need. And in this remarkable exploration of World War I by critically acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen, they will discover that friendship and courage can light the way through the most frightening of nights.


Lines of Courage by Jennifer A. Nielsen will be released on March 1, 2022.

The Fields by Erin Young

The Fields by Erin Young

Synopsis

It starts with a body-a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture.

For Sergeant Riley Fisher, newly promoted to head of investigations at the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, an already horrific crime takes on a personal edge when she discovers the victim is an old friend, from a dark past she thought she'd left behind.

Rumour travels fast in small towns, while sweltering heat and state-wide elections only add to the pressure-cooker atmosphere. When another body is found, Riley is in danger of being engulfed by the fear and the frenzy. Something deeply disturbing is out there - and it reaches far beyond Black Hawk County.

Beautifully written and masterfully crafted, The Fields is a stunning crime debut.


The Fields by Erin Young will be released on April 28, 2022.

Fall of the Argosi by Sebastien de Castell

Fall of the Argosi by Sebastien de Castell

Synopsis

A brilliant story of adventure, wit and philosophy from the origins of the SPELLSLINGER series to enrapture devotees as well as newcomers alike.

New to the ways of the Argosi, the tribe of wandering philosophers who seek to defeat evil by wit and guile, Ferius Parfax encounters a hideous plague - the Red Scream. Highly contagious, caught by the hearing of a deadly verse, it turns its victims into mindless monsters that destroy all human life they come into contact with. With the help of a deaf boy whom she has saved from two horrifying victims of the plague, she sets out to find the source of the Red Scream and overcome it's terrifying power. Along the way she is joined by another Argosi, Rosie, who purports to be so much wiser and more adept than Ferius, but who turns out to have her own dark secrets.

Peopled with extraordinary characters and gut-wrenching drama, Ferius's story teaches her hard lessons about the limits of the Argosi's ways. Readers will delight not just in this amazing masterclass in plot pacing and narrative drive, but in the seemingly bottomless well of wit, thought and wisdom that the story brings up and that has changed lives down the ages. It takes the reader on a journey like no other.


Fall of the Argosi by Sebastien de Castell will be released on October 14, 2021.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

John Grisham To Release "The Judge's List" Last Quarter Of 2021

The next blockbuster hit from master court-room drama scribe John Grisham is almost upon us, and I can already feel its weight in my two eager hands. A year is not complete without these much-awaited thrilling stories. Grisham have released a new book just quite recently, but it was about another kind of court battle.

John Grisham's next book is titled The Judge's List and an official cover has just been unveiled recently. Since I am subscribed to the author's newsletter it is nice to get a reminder that he will be releaseing a new book from time to time...

Check out the official cover of The Judge's List by John Grisham.

The Judge's List by John Grisham


Synopsis

Nonstop suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author: Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect–a sitting judge.

As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In THE WHISTLER, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, in THE JUDGE’S LIST, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes—but he may be taking lives.

The Judge's List—you don’t want to be on it.


The Judge's List by John Grisham will be released on October 19, 2021.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Official Cover Of A Chorus of Dragons #5: 'The Discord Of Gods' By Jenn Lyons Revealed

I haven't even received my copy of The House of Always by Jenn Lyons yet and we already have great news for the fifth and final installment of A Chorus of Dragons series. Titled The Discord of Gods, it will be released on the second quarter of the year 2022. As early as now we already have a view of the book's official cover.

The cover is backdropped by a purple and veiny rock-like surface, but unlike the previous 5 covers it will not highlight a sigil of one of the houses featured in the series...

Check out the official cover of The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons.

The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons


Synopsis

The Discord of Gods marks the epic conclusion to Jenn Lyons's Chorus of Dragon series, closing out the saga that began with The Ruin of Kings, for fans of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss.

The end times have come.

Relos Var's final plans to enslave the universe are on the cusp of fruition. He believes there's only one being in existence that might be able to stop him: the demon Xaltorath.

As these two masterminds circle each other, neither is paying attention to the third player on the board, Kihrin. Unfortunately, keeping himself classified in the "pawn" category means Kihrin must pretend to be everything the prophecies threatened he'd become: the destroyer of all, the sun eater, a mindless, remorseless plague upon the land. It also means finding an excuse to not destroy the people he loves (or any of the remaining Immortals) without arousing suspicion.

Kihrin's goals are complicated by the fact that not all of his "act" is one. His intentions may be sincere, but he's still being forced to grapple with the aftereffects of the corrupted magic ritual that twisted both him and the dragons. Worse, he's now tied to a body that is the literal avatar of a star - a form that is becoming increasingly, catastrophically unstable. All of which means he's running out of time.

After all, some stars fade - but others explode.


The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons will be released on April 26, 2022.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Brandon Sanderson, Mitch Albom, Tad Williams, Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera And Megan E. O'Keefe

New month means new set of upcoming title and cover reveals, including a new books from Mitch Albom, novella by Tad Williams, and sequels by Brandon Sanderson, Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera and Megan E. O'Keefe.

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the third book in an epic series about a girl who will travel beyond the stars to save the world she loves from destruction.

Spensa’s life as a Defiant Defense Force pilot has been far from ordinary. She proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell—the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. What's more, she traveled light-years from home as an undercover spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home.

Now, the Superiority—the governing galactic alliance bent on dominating all human life—has started a galaxy-wide war. And Spensa's seen the weapons they plan to use to end it: the Delvers. Ancient, mysterious alien forces that can wipe out entire planetary systems in an instant. Spensa knows that no matter how many pilots the DDF has, there is no defeating this predator.

Except that Spensa is Cytonic. She faced down a Delver and saw something eerily familiar about it. And maybe, if she's able to figure out what she is, she could be more than just another pilot in this unfolding war. She could save the galaxy.

The only way she can discover what she really is, though, is to leave behind all she knows and enter the Nowhere. A place from which few ever return.

To have courage means facing fear. And this mission is terrifying.


Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 23, 2021.

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

Synopsis

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom's profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be “the Lord.” And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.

Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in.

“Thank the Lord we found you,” a passenger says.

“I am the Lord,” the man whispers.

So begins Mitch Albom’s most beguiling and inspiring novel yet.

Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like?

In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell?

The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered—a year later—when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat.

It falls to the island’s chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened.

A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The Stranger in the Lifeboat suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them.


The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom will be released on November 2, 2021.

Brothers of the Wind by Tad Williams

Brothers of the Wind by Tad Williams

Synopsis

Set in the New York Times bestselling world of Osten Ard, this short novel continues the saga that inspired a generation of fantasists

Pride often goes before a fall, but sometimes that prideful fall is so catastrophic that it changes history itself.

Among the immortal Sithi of Osten Ard, none are more beloved and admired than the two sons of the ruling family, steady Hakatri and his proud and fiery younger brother Ineluki -- Ineluki, who will one day become the undead Storm King. The younger brother makes a bold, terrible oath that he will destroy deadly Hidohebhi, a terrifying monster, but instead drags his brother with him into a disaster that threatens not just their family but all the Sithi -- and perhaps all of humankind as well.

Set a thousand years before the events of Williams's The Dragonbone Chair, the tale of Ineluki's tragic boast and what it brings is told by Pamon Kes, Hakatri's faithful servant. Kes is not one of the Sithi but a member of the enslaved Changeling race, and his loyalty has never before been tested. Now he must face the terrible black dragon at his master's side, then see his own life changed forever in a mere instant by Ineluki's rash, selfish promise.


Brothers of the Wind by Tad Williams will be released on November 2, 2021.

Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Synopsis

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera reunite to continue the story of Arthur and Ben, the boys readers first fell for in the New York Times bestselling rom-com What If It’s Us.

Ben survived freshman year of college, but he’s feeling more stuck than ever. His classes are a slog, his part-time job working with his father is even worse, and his best friend Dylan’s been acting weird for weeks. Ben’s only real bright spot is his writing partner Mario, who’s been giving him a lot of Spanish lessons and even more kisses. Mario’s big Hollywood dreams make Ben start to dream bigger—and the choices he makes now could be the key to reshaping his future. So why can’t he stop thinking about a certain boy from his past?

Arthur is back in New York City for the first time in two years, ready to take the theater world by a storm as the world’s best . . . intern to the assistant of an off-off-Broadway director. Of course, it sucks to be spending the summer apart from his sweet, reliable boyfriend, Mikey, but he knows their relationship is strong enough to weather the distance. Which is why it’s no big deal when his ex-boyfriend Ben stumbles back into the picture. And it’s definitely fine that Ben’s blissfully happy with some mystery boy. First loves are special, but it’s way too late for what-ifs. Right?

Even as the boys try to shake off the past, they keep running into each other in the present. Is this the universe trying to tell them there’s a do-over in their future?


Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera will be released on December 28, 2021.

Catalyst Gate by Megan E. O'Keefe

Catalyst Gate by Megan E. O'Keefe

Synopsis

In the final book of this explosive Philip K. Dick Award-nominated space opera, the universe is under threat and an ancient alien intelligence threatens to bring humanity down - unless Major Sanda Greeve and her crew can stop it . . .

The code has been cracked. The secrets of the Casimir gates have been revealed. But humanity still isn't safe. The alien intelligence known as Rainier and her clones are still out there, hell-bent on its destruction. And only Sanda can stop them.

With the universe's most powerful ship under her command and some of the most skilled hackers, fighters and spies on her team, it will still take everything she has to find the key to taking down an immortal enemy with seemingly limitless bodies, resources and power.


Catalyst Gate by Megan E. O'Keefe will be released on June 24, 2021.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Series: 'The Outlaws Scarlett And Browne' By Jonathan Stroud Gets Official Cover (US Edition)

Jonathan Stroud has always been on my radar. Everytime he publishes a new book I am always eager to read it. He is on the level of some of my favorite authors for young adult readers--a list that includes Rick Riordan, Eoin Colfer, and etc.

It's been quite a while since I read something new from author Jonathan Stroud and I am so glad that he will be releasing a new series, starting with The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne. Its official US edition cover has been unveiled (the UK edition was unveield ages ago) and it made me even more excited to read it.

Check out the official cover of The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud.

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud

Synopsis

Action! Humor! Fantasy! This new series opener is a tour de force from international bestseller Jonathan Stroud.

Scarlett McCain is a shoot-first ask-questions-later kind of outlaw. She scrapes by on bank heists, her wits—and never looking back.

She’s on the run from her latest crime when she comes across Albert Browne. He is the sole survivor of a horrific accident, and against her better judgement, Scarlett agrees to guide him to safety.

This is a mistake. Soon there are men with dogs and guns and explosives hot on their heels. Scarlett’s used to being chased by the law, but this is extreme. It was only a little bank she’d robbed . . .

As they flee together across the wilds, fighting off monstrous beasts, and dodging their pursuers, Scarlett comes to realize that Albert Browne is hiding a terrible secret. And that he may be the most dangerous threat of all.

In this fast-paced, quick-witted whirlwind of a story, Jonathan Stroud introduces two unlikely allies—the outlaws Scarlett and Browne—who are about to become the most notorious renegades in all that’s left of Britain.


The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud will be released on October 5, 2021.

Friday, April 23, 2021

'The Wisdom Of Crowds' By Joe Abercrombie Gets Official Cover

The Wisdom of Crowds, the gut-wrenching finale to Joe Abercrombie's The Age of Madness trilogy, finally gets an official cover. I'm especially looking forward to the revelation of this cover since this is among the few books that I buy their UK edition of.

I admit I love the covers Gollancz have had for this particular author and that I am very partial about. Gollancz has been consistently delivering eye-catching covers and I was never disappointed. Even my OCD has never complained thus far...
Check out the official cover of The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie.

The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie


Synopsis

Concluding the AGE OF MADNESS trilogy, THE WISDOM OF CROWDS brings the series which is revolutionising fantasy to its stunning conclusion. . .

Chaos. Fury. Destruction.
The Great Change is upon us...

Some say that to change the world you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be tested in the crucible of revolution: the Breakers and Burners have seized the levers of power, the smoke of riots has replaced the smog of industry, and all must submit to the wisdom of crowds.

With nothing left to lose, Citizen Brock is determined to become a new hero for the new age, while Citizeness Savine must turn her talents from profit to survival before she can claw her way to redemption. Orso will find that when the world is turned upside down, no one is lower than a monarch. And in the bloody North, Rikke and her fragile Protectorate are running out of allies . . . while Black Calder gathers his forces and plots his vengeance.

The banks have fallen, the sun of the Union has been torn down, and in the darkness behind the scenes, the threads of the Weaver's ruthless plan are slowly being drawn together...


The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie will be released on September 16, 2021.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

New Books And Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By J. K. Rowling, Stephanie Garber, Lori M. Lee, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Brooks, Brandon Mull, Amie Kaufman, And Jay Kristoff

Here are some of the recently announced books or recent cover reveals, including a new books from J. K. Rowling, Terry Brooks, sequels from Diana Gabaldon, Brandon Mull, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and a new Rick Riordan Presents anthology and an entry from Lori M. Lee.

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon

Synopsis

The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.

The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1743, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.

Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.

Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.

Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.


Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon will be released on November 23, 2021.

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes (Rick Riordan Presents)

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes (Rick Riordan Presents)

Synopsis

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents ten new stories--including one of his own--about beloved heroes that sprang from the imaginations of some of the best middle grade authors working today.

"I hope you guys enjoy your trip through the multiverse mansion as much as I did. The real danger is that once you start exploring all the wonders herein, you may want to stay forever."--Rick Riordan

A cave monster . . . an abandoned demon . . . a ghost who wants to erase history . . . a killer commandant . . . These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology.

All but one of the heroes previously starred in a popular book from Rick Riordan Presents. You'll be reunited with Aru Shah, Zane Obispo, Min the fox spirit, Sal and Gabi, Gum Baby, Nizhoni Begay, Paola Santiago, Sikander Aziz, and Riley Oh. Who is the new hero? Read Rick Riordan's short story to find out!

Ten bestselling and award-winning middle grade authors contributed to this collection: Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan, who also served as the editor.

The cultures represented by these own-voices stories are: Indian, Mesoamerican, Korean, Cuban, Black American, African, Navajo, Mexican, Mesopotamian, and Celtic.

There's something for everyone in this collection of fast-paced and funny adventure stories that show what it takes to be a hero in any time, setting, and universe.


The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes will be released on September 28, 2021.

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

Synopsis

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Lori M. Lee's middle grade debut about a lonely Hmong girl who discovers she's a powerful shaman warrior in this fantasy inspired by Southeast Asian mythology.

"I love the adventures Pahua has in this book. I also love the sense of humor, the clever plotting, and the fantastic cast of characters. But most of all I love Pahua: her courage, her kindness, and her love for family."--Rick Riordan

Pahua Moua has a bit of a reputation for being a weirdo. A lonely eleven-year-old Hmong girl with the unique ability to see spirits, she spends her summer days babysitting her little brother and playing with her best friend, a cat spirit no one else can see.

One day Pahua accidentally untethers an angry spirit from the haunted bridge in her neighborhood--whoops. When her brother suddenly falls sick and can't be awoken, Pahua fears that the bridge spirit has stolen his soul. She returns to the scene of the crime with her aunt's old shaman tools, hoping to confront the spirit and demand her brother's return. Instead, she summons a demon.

Thankfully, a warrior shaman with a bit of an attitude problem shows up at the last minute and saves her butt. With the help of this guide, Pahua will have to find her way through the spirit worlds and rescue her brother's soul before it's too late. Little does she know she'll have her own discoveries to make along the way. . . .

With its unforgettable characters, unique nature-based magic system, breathtaking twists and reveals, and climactic boss battle, this story based on Hmong oral tradition offers everything a fantasy lover could want.


Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee will be released on September 7, 2021.

The Christmas Pig by J. K. Rowling

The Christmas Pig by J. K. Rowling

Synopsis

A heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

One boy and his toy are about to change everything...

Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens – DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life… even toys. And Jack’s newest toy – the Christmas Pig (DP’s annoying replacement) – has a daring plan: Together they’ll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known…


The Christmas Pig by J. K. Rowling will be released on October 12, 2021.

Aurora's End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Aurora's End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Synopsis

The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival.

Is this the end?

What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and misfits to save the galaxy from an ancient evil? The ancient evil wins, of course.

Wait.... Not. So. Fast.

When we last saw Squad 312, they working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalactic battle raged and an ancient superweapon threatened to obliterate Earth. Everything went horribly wrong, naturally.

But as it turns out, not all endings are endings, and the team has one last chance to rewrite theirs. Maybe two. It's complicated.

Cue Zila, Fin, and Scarlett (and MAGELLAN!): making friends, making enemies, and making history? Sure, no problem

Cue Tyler, Kal, and Auri: uniting with two of the galaxy’s most hated villains? Um, okay. That, too.

Actually saving the galaxy, though?

Now that will take a miracle.


Aurora's End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff will be released on November 9, 2021.

Child of Light by Terry Brooks

Child of Light by Terry Brooks

Synopsis

The electrifying first novel of an all-new fantasy series from the legendary author behind the Shannara saga, about a human girl struggling to find her place in a magical world she’s never known

At nineteen, Auris Afton Grieg has led an... unusual life. Since the age of fifteen, she has been trapped in a sinister prison. Why? She does not know. She has no memories of her past beyond the vaguest of impressions. All she knows is that she is about to age out of the children’s prison, and rumors say that the adult version is far, far worse. So she and some friends stage a desperate escape into the surrounding wastelands. And it is here that Auris’s journey of discovery begins, for she is rescued by an unusual stranger who claims to be Fae—a member of a magical race that Auris had thought to be no more than legend. Odder still, he seems to think that she is one as well, although the two look nothing alike. But strangest of all, when he brings her to his wondrous homeland, she begins to suspect that he is right. Yet how could a woman who looks entirely human be a magical being herself?

Told with a fresh, energetic voice, this fantasy puzzle box is perfect for fans of Terry Brooks and new readers alike, as one young woman slowly unlocks truths about herself and her world—and, in doing so, begins to heal both.


Child of Light by Terry Brooks will be released on October 12, 2021.

Return of the Dragon Slayers by Brandon Mull

Return of the Dragon Slayers by Brandon Mull

Synopsis

The magical world teeters on the brink of collapse. The Dragon King, Celebrant, has united the dragons into a vengeful army, and only a final artifact stands in the way of them unleashing their fury against humankind. With established allegiances shifting under the strain, Seth and Kendra find themselves in desperate need of new allies.

Seth must face his most dangerous quest--the fulfillment of his pledge to the Singing Sisters. With only Calvin the Tiny Hero at his side, Seth needs to collect the pieces of the Ethergem, including the stones from the crowns of the Dragon King, the Giant Queen, and the Demon King.

Halfway across the world, Kendra finds herself torn between her duty to Dragonwatch and her desire to rescue Bracken. Can she challenge Ronodin's control of the fairy realm without leaving the five legendary dragon slayers to be hunted by Celebrant and his sons?

Left behind at Titan Valley, Knox and Tess must survive the aftermath of the Giant Queen's fall. Will the secret crown in Knox's possession prove too much for him to handle?

In this fifth and final volume of Dragonwatch, our heroes make their last stand at the hidden Kingdom of Selona. For the defenders of light to stand a chance, the legendary dragon slayers must arise, lost secrets must be uncovered, and ancient powers must awaken. Get ready for the gripping, revelatory, and unforeseen conclusion to the epic ten-volume New York Times best-selling Fablehaven and Dragonwatch series.


Return of the Dragon Slayers by Brandon Mull will be released on October 26, 2021.

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Synopsis

Once Upon a Broken Heart marks the launch of a new series about love, curses, and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after from Stephanie Garber, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

Evangeline Fox was raised in her beloved father’s curiosity shop, where she grew up on legends about immortals, like the tragic Prince of Hearts. She knows his powers are mythic, his kiss is worth dying for, and that bargains with him rarely end well.

But when Evangeline learns that the love of her life is about to marry another, she becomes desperate enough to offer the Prince of Hearts whatever he wants in exchange for his help to stop the wedding. The prince only asks for three kisses. But after Evangeline’s first promised kiss, she learns that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she’s pledged. And he has plans for Evangeline that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy…


Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber will be released on September 28, 2021.

Monday, April 12, 2021

New Series Or Standalone Novel? 'Daughter Of The Deep' By Rick Riordan Announced

Now that Rick Riordan is about to close the curtains on his Greek and Roman mythology series, what is he up to next? He is one of the most popular writers for middle school and young adults, and even now that I am on my 30s I am still reading his stories...

I may be a little late on sharing this news, but he will be kinda stepping off the mythology genre and focus with Sci-Fi ala Jules Verne-like stories intended for his usual readership... And he will do it first with Daughter of the Deep. I am not quite sure though if this is a series or a standalone series... Do any of you got an idea?

Check out the placeholder cover of Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan.

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Synopsis

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana's parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family's she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.

But wait, there's more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

Rick Riordan's trademark humor, fast-paced action, and wide cast of characters are on full display in this undersea adventure.


Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan will be released on October 5, 2021.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

'The Anthropocene Reviewed' By John Green Finally Gets An Official Cover

The first non-fiction and 6th book by John Green is almost upon our grasp. In his next book John Green gets personal and reveals his inner thoughts and observations about things. This in turn reveals his hidden and inner workings, something that we can't always get from fiction novels. This is a real-world point of view of things that gives us a facet of the author.

The book is called The Anthropocene Reviewed, which is adapted from John Green's podcast of the same title. The book has been around for pre-order for some time but it is only just recently that we get to see the official cover. And what's more, we will be getting the first edition with the author's signature, so expect some surprise doodle in your copy if you are lucky.

Check out the official cover of The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green.

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green


You may also want to watch the author John Green dicuss about the book cover in the VlogBrothers Youtube channel.


Synopsis

A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green.

The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet—from the QWERTY keyboard and Halley’s Comet to Penguins of Madagascar—on a five-star scale.

Complex and rich with detail, the Anthropocene’s reviews have been praised as “observations that double as exercises in memoiristic empathy.” John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this artfully curated collection that includes both beloved essays and several all-new pieces exclusive to the book.


The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green will be released on May 18, 2021.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Peter V. Brett, Eoin Colfer, Kerri Maniscalco, and Jonathan French

Here are some of the recent cover reveals, including a new series from Peter V. Brett, sequels from Eoin Colfer, Kerri Maniscalco, and Jonathan French.

The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

Synopsis

A brand-new epic fantasy adventure set in the beloved world of the Demon Cycle, following a new generation of heroes, from New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett

Fifteen years have passed since the end of the war with demons, creatures of darkness who have hunted the night and plagued humanity since time out of mind. The heroes of humanity’s hour of need have become legend, and those who remain struggle to escape their shadows.

Olive Paper and Darin Bales have grown up in this new peaceful world. Demons have been all but destroyed, but dangers still lurk for the children of heroes.

Olive, Princess of Hollow, has her entire life planned out by her mother, Duchess Leesha Paper: a steady march on a checklist to prepare her for succession. The more her mother writes the script, the more Olive rails against playing the parts she is assigned.

Darin faces challenges of a different kind. Though free to choose his own path, the weight of legacy hangs heavy around his shoulders. It isn’t easy being the son of the man people say saved the world. Everyone expects greatness from Darin, but the only thing he’s ever been great at is hiding.

But when Olive and Darin step across the wards one night, they learn the demons are not all gone, and those that remain hunger for revenge. Events are set in motion that only prophecy can foresee as Olive and Darin seek to find their own places in the world in time to save it again.


The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett will be released on August 3, 2021.

The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer

The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer

Synopsis

Irish Twins Myles and Beckett, Artemis Fowl's younger brothers, return in their third and most bizarre adventure yet.

For almost two years, Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, the Duke of Scilly, has been plotting revenge against the Fowl Twins, who humiliated him in Book One. Teddy plans to give them exactly what they deserve: permanent death.

He threatens Myles with his weaponized jet and Beckett and Specialist Lazuli succeed in disarming the aircraft and causing an accident that kills the duke. But does it really?

Ghosts, clones, and fairy magic come to play in this ultimate and ridiculous showdown between the twins and their worst enemy.


The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve by Eoin Colfer will be released on October 19, 2021.

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling author of Stalking Jack the Ripper Kerri Maniscalco comes the sizzling, sweepingly romantic sequel to Kingdom of the Wicked!

One sister.
Two sinful princes.
Infinite deception with a side of revenge... Welcome to Hell.

After selling her soul to become Queen of the Wicked, Emilia travels to the Seven Circles with the enigmatic Prince of Wrath, where she's introduced to a seductive world of vice.

She vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her beloved sister, Vittoria... even if that means accepting the hand of the Prince of Pride, the king of demons.

The first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. With back-stabbing princes, luxurious palaces, mysterious party invitations, and conflicting clues about who really killed her twin, Emilia finds herself more alone than ever before. Can she even trust Wrath, her one-time ally in the mortal world... or is he keeping dangerous secrets about his true nature?

Emilia will be tested in every way as she seeks a series of magical objects that will unlock the clues of her past and the answers she craves...


Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco will be released on October 5, 2021.

The Free Bastards by Jonathan French

The Free Bastards by Jonathan French

Synopsis

The long-awaited war has come in the sweeping conclusion to the Lot Lands trilogy--another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasy.

The long-awaited war has come in the sweeping conclusion to the Lot Lands trilogy--another irresistibly swashbuckling, swaggering, foul-mouthed fantasy.


The Free Bastards by Jonathan French will be released on September 21, 2021.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Volume 1 Of 'Dark One' By Brandon Sanderson Gets Official Cover

Brandon Sanderson is no doubt a prolific author. He has written a lot of books in a span of time when other author can only manage one or two. He has published at least 3 comic books in the White Sand combic book series, which ignited me to look for his other works in this same media. And lo, comes Dark One--a new comic book series centering on the perspecptive of the archnemesis, the villain, or a dark lord...

Like with most comic books, Dark One is a collaborative work. It will be published by Vault Comics based on the story by Brandon Sanderson. It will be writtern for comics by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, edited by Adrian F. Wassel, and with the art and colors by Nathan C. Gooden and Kurt Michael Russell.

Check out the official cover of Dark One by Brandon Sanderson.

Dark One by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

From #1 New York Times Bestselling, Hugo Award-winning author, Brandon Sanderson (The Mistborn Trilogy, The Stormlight Archive series), along with Nathan Gooden, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly, comes Dark One, the first book in a series of original graphic novels, from Vault Comics.

Some worlds are made to be broken.

Paul Tanasin is a young man haunted by visions of a dark and fantastic world?visions he initially believes are hallucinations. But when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus, a world in which he’s destined to become a fearsome destroyer, he’ll have to embrace the fear, rise up as the Dark One, and shatter everything. Dark One examines the dual roles we often take on in life―the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer.


Dark One by Brandon Sanderson will be released on May 18, 2021.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Anthony Ryan To Publish 'The Pariah', First Book In The Covenant Of Steel Trilogy

In a surprising turn of events, author Anthony Ryan has announced a new trilogy called The Covenant Of Steel with the first book titled The Pariah. It will be published by Orbit (he is usually published by Ace in the US), which turned out to be a heartbreaking tragedy (as usual for Orbit) becasue there is no US hardcover edition so I will have to import from UK to get a hardcover. I wonder if Anderida Books will have a run of the signed special edition hardcover for this one...

A mysterious cover has been unveiled at the same time the book was announced. This beautiful cover is courtesy of artist Jaime Jones, who is not new to painting cover art for the author as he also did the cover for the UK edition of The Waking Fire, and cover designer Lauren Panepinto.

Check out the official cover of The Pariah by Anthony Ryan.

Sidewinders by Robert V.S. Redick

Synopsis

From the international best-selling author of the Raven's Shadow and Draconis Memoria series comes the spectacular first novel in an all-new epic fantasy trilogy.

Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path - one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier's life in the king's army.

Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine's rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?


The Pariah by Anthony Ryan will be released on August 24, 2021.

Official Cover Of The Fire Sacraments Book 2: 'Sidewinders' By Robert V.S. Redick Unveiled

After nearly three years since the publication of the first book, the second entry in The Fire Sacraments series by Robert V.S. Redick is finally at hand. Titled Sidewinders, this exciting sequel continues on the story of two dynamic and complicated brothers. The first book was recommend by author Mark Lawrence and his glowing review urged me to buy it, and it didn't disappoint.

It's been so long a wait, but I would assume it would be worth it. The official cover of Sidewinders by Robert V.S. Redick has been unveiled to give way to its official publication a few months from now. You can also see the reveal at the author's official website.

Check out the official cover of Sidewinders by Robert V.S. Redick.

Sidewinders by Robert V.S. Redick

Synopsis

Two brothers flee an army of fanatics across a vast and magical desert in this white-knuckle sequel to Master Assassins from Robert V.S. Redick, author of The Red Wolf Conspiracy.

The worst of rivals, the closest of friends, the two most wanted men in a war-torn world: Kandri and Mektu Hinjuman have cheated death so often it’s begun to feel like a way of life. But nothing has prepared them for the danger and enchantment of the Ravenous Lands. This sprawling, lethal desert is the brothers’ last hope, for they have killed the favorite son of Her Radiance the Prophet, and her death-priests and magical servants are hunting them day and night.

But there are dangers even within their caravan. Some of their fellow travelers worship the Prophet in secret. Others, including Mektu, have become obsessed with a bejeweled dagger that seems to afflict its owners with madness or death.

At stake is far more than the lives of two runaway soldiers. Kandri is carrying an encoded cure for the World Plague, a disease that has raged for centuries—while far from the desert, certain criminals have learned just how lucrative a plague can be. Are they using the Prophet, or being used by her? Who, in this game of shadows, can Kandri trust?

He knows one thing, however: they must reach Kasralys, great and beautiful fortress-city of the east. Only there can the precious cure be deciphered. Only there can Kandri seek word of the lover who vanished one night without a trace.

But Kasralys, never conquered in 3,000 years, is about to face its greatest siege in history.


Sidewinders by Robert V.S. Redick will be released on July 6, 2021.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

John Grisham To Release "Sooley", A Novel Set On A Different Kind Of Court

By now, if you are one of his avid readers, you already would have known that John Grisham does not only write stories about the legal court and the key roles and characters that revolve around it. He has also written stories about a different kind of court. He has written a story about football when Bleachers came out first in 2003 and Playing for Pizza in 2007, and about baseball with Calico Joe in 2012.

The author is back in this type of court and arena, but in an entirely different ball game: basketball! The new story John Grisham will be sharing with us is titled Sooley. Its official cover has been revealed to give way for its release in the second quarter of this year!

Check out the official cover of Sooley by John Grisham.

Sooley by John Grisham

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams…and even bigger challenges off the court.

In the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true.

Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quickness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed.

During the tournament, Samuel receives devastating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp.

Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed.

But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins.

But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family?

Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.


Sooley by John Grisham will be released on April 27, 2021.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

'Empire Of The Vampire' By Jay Kristoff Gets Official Cover

After so long a wait, author Jay Kristoff will be releasing the opener to his new bloody series. Writing solo again this time (although I liked his collaborative works as well), the first book on said series (with the same name) is titled Empire of the Vampire. It will be released in fall of this year, just in time for my birthday! What a nice early birthday present to have.

But what is even earlier than this present is the unveiling of the book's official cover, which you can see below. With such gorgeous cover, aren't you even hyped to pre-order your copy now? By the way if your are interested for a signed special edition, I am sorry to say that they were all sold out a few minutes after being listed in participating store(s)...

Check out the official cover of Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff.

US Editon

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff (US Edition)


UK Editon

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff (UK Edition)

Synopsis

“From holy cup comes holy light.
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the seven martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.”

Twenty-seven years have passed since the last sunrise, and for almost three decades, the creatures of the night have walked the day without fear. Once, humanity fought bravely against the coldblood legions, but now, we exist only in a few scattered settlements—tiny sparks of light in a growing sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is the last of the Silversaints, a holy order dedicated to defending realm and church, now utterly destroyed. Imprisoned for the murder of the vampiric king, Gabriel is charged with telling the story of his life.

His tale spans years, from his youth in the monastery of San Michon, to the forbidden love that spelled his undoing, and the betrayal that saw his order annihilated. Most importantly, Gabriel will tell the story of the Grail—the legendary cup prophesied to bring an end to the eternal night, whose location is known to a single person: A smart-mouthed teenage urchin named Dior.

Their journey with a band of unlikely allies would see Dior and Gabriel forge an unbreakable bond, and set the broken paragon on a road to redemption.

But now, the Grail is shattered. And with the cup of the Redeemer destroyed and the last Silversaint awaiting execution, what can bring an end to this undying empire?

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Nevernight Chronicle, Jay Kristoff, comes the first illustrated volume of an astonishing new dark fantasy saga.


Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff will be released on September 7, 2021 in the UK and on September 14, 2021 in the US.

Banner: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Monday, January 11, 2021

New And Upcoming Book Releases, Including By Nnedi Okorafor, Paula Hawkins, Ryan Graudin, Amie Kaufman, Kristin Cashore, And Melissa Albert

Here are some of the recent amd upcoming releases, including a thrilling sci-fi from award-winning Nnedi Okorafor, a new collaborative story from Ryan Graudin and Amie Kaufman, a new thriller from Paula Hawkins, a new Graceling Realm novel by Kristin Cashore, and a collection of stories from the world of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

Synopsis

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa­­―a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.

Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks―alone, except for her fox companion―searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.

But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?


Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor will be released on January 19, 2021.

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Synopsis

Look what you started.

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women in particular. Laura is the troubled one-night stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is the grief-stricken aunt, already mourning another family member who died only weeks earlier. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor who found the bloodied body but is keeping secrets from the police. Three women, mostly unknown to one another, with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are—for different reasons—simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them. When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smolder before they explode into flame?


A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins will be released on August 31, 2021.

The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

Synopsis

Bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin invite readers into a wondrous world where lost things are found, and where two cousins must come face-to-face with the impossible…

Whenever Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were legendary.

With the whole family reuniting for one last summer vacation at Nana’s home, the cousins are prepared for an extraordinary trip of their own. Following a map Nana left behind, Jake and Marisol sneak out to a nearby lighthouse—then accidentally slip into another world!

The World Between Blinks is a magical place, where all sorts of lost things and people wind up. Everywhere they turn, the cousins find real mysteries from history and a few they thought were just myths, from pilot Amelia Earhart to the fabled city of Atlantis.

But the man who holds the key to Jake and Marisol’s journey home doesn’t want to be found . . . and if the cousins don’t catch him fast, they could end up lost in this world forever.

This first book in an exciting, fast-paced fantasy adventure series—featuring fun, interesting facts about history––is perfect for fans of Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s The Missing series!


The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin will be released on January 5, 2021.

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Synopsis

The highly anticipated next book in the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Graceling Realm series, which has sold 1.3 million copies.

For the past five years, Bitterblue has reigned as Queen of Monsea, heroically rebuilding her nation after her father's horrific rule. After learning about the land of Torla in the east, she sends envoys to the closest nation there: Winterkeep--a place where telepathic foxes bond with humans, and people fly across the sky in wondrous airships. But when the envoys never return, having drowned under suspicious circumstances, Bitterblue sets off for Winterkeep herself, along with her spy Hava and her trusted colleague Giddon. On the way, tragedy strikes again--a tragedy with devastating political and personal ramifications.

Meanwhile, in Winterkeep, Lovisa Cavenda waits and watches, a fire inside her that is always hungry. The teenage daughter of two powerful politicians, she is the key to unlocking everything--but only if she's willing to transcend the person she's been all her life.


Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore will be released will be released on January 19, 2021.

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Synopsis

A gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve “lush and deliciously sinister fairy tales” (Kelly Link) by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood and The Night Country!

Before The Hazel Wood, there was Althea Proserpine’s Tales from the Hinterland...

Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice―and still lives.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike, Melissa Albert's Tales from the Hinterland features full-page illustrations by Jim Tierney, foil stamping, two-color interior printing, and printed endpapers.


Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert will be released on January 12, 2021.