Monday, December 26, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By R. F. Kuang, Roseanne A. Brown, And James Islington

James Islington returns with a new series, Roseanne A. Brown continues on with her exciting Rick Riordan Presents sequel, and R. F Kuang offers a new side of her writing chops in a new novel.

Yellowface by R. F. Kuang

Yellowface by R. F. Kuang


What’s the harm in a pseudonym? Bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American—in this chilling and hilariously cutting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author R. F. Kuang in the vein of White Ivy and The Other Black Girl.

Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars: same year at Yale, same debut year in publishing. But Athena’s a cross-genre literary darling, and June didn’t even get a paperback release. Nobody wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers to the British and French war efforts during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface takes on questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation not only in the publishing industry but the persistent erasure of Asian-American voices and history by Western white society. R. F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.

Yellowface by R. F. Kuang will be released on May 16, 2023.

Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem by Roseanne A. Brown

Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem by Roseanne A. Brown


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the highly anticipated sequel to Rosanne A. Brown's explosive novel about a preteen vampire slayer, inspired by Ghanaian folklore.

After a lifetime of fighting creatures of black magic, twelve-year-old Serwa Boateng has just learned a devastating secret: she herself is half vampire! Now not only is she dealing with vampire puberty, she’s on the run from the organization of Slayers she trained her whole life to join.

Serwa's only ally is her aunt Boahinmaa, an obayifo who urges Serwa to embrace her vampire side. Boahinmaa and her underlings are on the hunt for the Midnight Drum, from which they hope to free Serwa's grandmother. When they learn that the Abomofuo have hidden the Midnight Drum deep within the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., what do they do? Stage a heist to steal it, of course!

For their plan to succeed, Serwa will have to get close to her rival, a Slayer named Declan Amankwah, without revealing her real nature. Declan gets under her skin like no one else... and might just force Serwa to confront some truths she's tried hard to deny.

With both sympathy and laugh-out-loud humor, Rosanne A. Brown captures all the discomfort of a girl stuck between two worlds in this second book in the unputdownable Serwa Boating saga.

Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem by Roseanne A. Brown will be released on September 12, 2023.

The Will of the Many by James Islington

The Will of the Many by James Islington


At the elite Catenan Academy, a young fugitive uncovers layered mysteries and world-changing secrets in this new fantasy series by internationally bestselling author of The Licanius Trilogy, James Islington.


The Catenan Republic - the Hierarchy - may rule the world now, but they do not know everything.

I tell them my name is Vis Telimus. I tell them I was orphaned after a tragic accident three years ago, and that good fortune alone has led to my acceptance into their most prestigious school. I tell them that once I graduate, I will gladly join the rest of civilised society in allowing my strength, my drive and my focus - what they call Will - to be leeched away and added to the power of those above me, as millions already do. As all must eventually do.

I tell them that I belong, and they believe me.

But the truth is that I have been sent to the Academy to find answers. To solve a murder. To search for an ancient weapon. To uncover secrets that may tear the Republic apart.

And that I will never, ever cede my Will to the empire that executed my family.

To survive, though, I will still have to rise through the Academy's ranks. I will have to smile, and make friends, and pretend to be one of them and win. Because if I cannot, then those who want to control me, who know my real name, will no longer have any use for me.

And if the Hierarchy finds out who I truly am, they will kill me.

The Will of the Many by James Islington will be released on May 23, 2023.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Official Cover of The Covenant Of Steel Book 3: 'The Traitor' By Anthony Ryan Revealed

I am a little jaded that the US edition for the The Covenant Of Steel series by Anthony Ryan does not have hardcovers, but I am just so thankful that the UK edition does have some gorgeous ones. This means I have to import from Europe to get copies, but it is worth the expense and the long wait.

Anthony Ryan has been always on my radar since Blood Song. The ride, at first, may have been a roller-coaster of inconsitent ups and downs, but his succeeding trilogies have cemented his place in the genre. That is why it is a no-brainer that I am so looking forward for the The Traitor, the final book in the aforementioned series. Its cover has been released and it greatly reminds of Jamie Lannister from the Game of Thrones.

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

The Traitor by Anthony Ryan


The Traitor is the final novel in The Covenant of Steel trilogy, an epic fantasy series of action, intrigue, and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.

The Traitor by Anthony Ryan will be released on July 13, 2023.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Rick Riordan And Mark Oshiro, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, And Christopher Paolini

Rick Riordan and the Rick Riordan Presents imprint are on a roll with sequels and a new spin-off series... while Christopher Paolini is back on the world of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars with a new book.

From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro

From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro


Demigods Nico di Angelo and Will Solace must endure the terrors of Tartarus to rescue an old friend in this thrilling adventure co-written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan and award-winning author Mark Oshiro.

Percy Jackson fans, rejoice! Nico and Will have a book of their own!

As the son of Hades, Nico di Angelo has been through so much, from the premature deaths of his mother and sister, to being outed against his will, to losing his friend Jason during the trials of Apollo. But there is a ray of sunshine in his life—literally: his boyfriend, Will Solace, the son of Apollo. Together the two demigods can overcome any obstacle or foe. At least, that's been the case so far...

Now Nico is being plagued by a voice calling out to him from Tartarus, the lowest part of the Underworld. He thinks he knows who it is: a reformed Titan named Bob whom Percy and Annabeth had to leave behind when they escaped Hades's realm. Nico's dreams and Rachel Dare's latest prophecy leave little doubt in Nico's mind that Bob is in some kind of trouble. Nico has to go on this quest, whether Mr. D and Chiron like it or not. And of course Will insists on coming with. But can a being made of light survive in the darkest part of the world? and what does the prophecy mean that Nico will have to "leave something of equal value behind?"

Nico will have to face demons both internal and external as his relationship with Will is tested to the core in this standalone adventure featuring two of the most popular characters in the Percy Jackson saga.

From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan and Mark Oshiro will be released on May 2, 2023.

Fury of the Dragon Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

Fury of the Dragon Goddess by Sarwat Chadda


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents a second earth-shattering adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology by Sarwat Chadda, author of City of the Plague God.

While on vacation in London, Sikander Aziz gets his hands on the mythic tablet of destinies. Naturally Sik uses it to get his brother Mo back among the living. His wish is granted, but at a terrible cost. Sik’s troubles multiply a billionfold when the tablet is stolen by the elder god of insanity, Lugal, who brings back Tiamat, the great chaos dragon and mother of all monsters.

Nothing less than the fate of the world is at stake when a Muslim boy takes on the ancient gods of Mesopotamia in this action thriller by a master storyteller.

Fury of the Dragon Goddess by Sarwat Chadda will be released on August 1, 2023.

The Last Fallen Realm by Graci Kim

The Last Fallen Realm by Graci Kim


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the thrilling conclusion to Graci Kim's best-selling Gifted Clans trilogy.

Riley Oh wasn’t born into her family. Instead, as she recently discovered, she tumbled down to the earth many years ago as the last fallen star. Riley Oh also wasn’t born to be a witch. Like, at all―even her status as a divine celestial being comes with zilch in the magical powers department. And Riley Oh definitely wasn’t born to be a leader. But now the entire magical community thinks she and her soul-twin, Dahl, are meant to lead the world into the Age of the Final Eclipse (or whatever it is that the Haetae keeps saying they're "destined" to do). Greeeat.

But ever since Riley killed the Cave Bear Goddess, she’s been a bit pre-occupied with one thing: waiting for the goddess’s sisters to get their revenge. And it looks like her wait is finally over―because as witches from around the world prepare for war, it seems as though the goddesses are preparing for something much worse. Something that will lure Riley and her friends deep into the realm of the gods. Into a world of humongous, talking moon bunnies; life-or-death mini-golf competitions; and…magical gummy candies?

And in order to save the world, Riley must do the one thing she was born to do: believe in herself.

The Last Fallen Realm by Graci Kim will be released on June 6, 2023.

Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini

Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini


A new blockbuster science fiction adventure from world-wide phenomenon and #1 New York Times bestseller Christopher Paolini, set in the world of New York Times and USA Today bestseller To Sleep in a Sea of Stars.

July 25th, 2234: The crew of the Adamura discovers the Anomaly.

On the seemingly uninhabited planet Talos VII:a circular pit, 50 kilometers wide.

Its curve not of nature, but design.

Now, a small team must land and journey on foot across the surface to learn who built the hole and why.

But they all carry the burdens of lives carved out on disparate colonies in the cruel cold of space.

For some the mission is the dream of the lifetime, for others a risk not worth taking, and for one it is a desperate attempt to find meaning in an uncaring universe.

Each step they take toward the mysterious abyss is more punishing than the last.

And the ghosts of their past follow.

Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini will be released on May 16, 2023.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Official Cover Of 'Light Bringer' By Pierce Brown Revealed

One of my most anticipated books is the penultimate (or is it?) Red Rising novel by Pierce Brown called Light Bringer. Sohme time ago the author announced that he will be publishing two more books to follow Dark Age. This is one of those two books,which I have long since pre-ordered, and the other is called Red God, which I keep on searching for so I can pre-order. The former will be released four yers after its predecessor.

Long has been the wait, but the official cover of Light Bringer by Pierce Brown has been revealed to excite fans even more. The covers for books four and five (called Iron Gold and Dark Age) had diverged from the black motif backdrop but this one has come back to this theme and its old roots, featuring a silluette of a golden Pegasus, the symbol of the Seventh Legion.

Check out the official cover of Light Bringer by Pierce Brown.

Light Bringer by Pierce Brown


Darrow returns as Pierce Brown’s New York Times bestselling Red Rising series continues in the thrilling sequel to Dark Age.

The Reaper is a legend, more myth than man: the savior of worlds, the leader of the Rising, the breaker of chains.

But the Reaper is also Darrow, born of the red soil of Mars: a husband, a father, a friend.

The worlds once needed the Reaper. But now they need Darrow. Because after the dark age will come a new age: of light, of victory, of hope.

Light Bringer by Pierce Brown will be released on July 25, 2023.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

US Edition Cover Reveal: 'The Notorious Scarlett And Browne' By Jonathan Stroud

It's unfortunate that the US edition of the books in Jonathan Stroud's The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne series are published a couple of months later than their UK counterparts. Take The Notorious Scarlett And Browne, the second book in the series, for example. It will be published nine months after it's initial UK release. It offers a lot of spoilers if you are not careful enough to block any UK reviews and discussions...

The only consolation US readers get from time to time is the fantastic covers of the US editions, which vary significantly from its UK counterpart... So it is something to look forward to aside from the book itself. I am glad to share that the cover of The Notorious Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud has been unveiled to temporarily fill in the gap of its long-awaited US release.

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

The Notorious Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud


The now notorious outlaws Scarlett and Browne are back in their second death-defying adventure—and this time it’s not just their own lives on the line....

Albert and Scarlett are a formidable pair. With his ability to read minds and her way with a weapon, no bank can keep them out and no jail can keep them in.

But their notoriety may have spread a bit too far. Now old enemies from Scarlett’s past and a sinister new threat from Albert’s world are boxing them in—and holding their friends hostage.

To win their freedom, the outlaws Scarlett and Browne are charged with pulling off an impossible mission.

And the clock is ticking...

Fans of Jonathan Stroud's "bleedin' brilliant" The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne won't want to miss this new wild ride.

The Notorious Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud will be released on April 25, 2023.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Kylar Chronicles Book 1: 'Night Angel Nemesis' By Brent Weeks Gets Official Cover

A few years after publishing The Burning White, the finale of the Lightbringer series, author Brent Weeks returns to the Night Angel universe with a sequel series called The Kylar Chronicles. This new series will commence with Night Angel Nemesis, which I am hope will kickstart another trilogy at least.

The official cover of Night Angel Nemesis has been unveiled, bringing with it a new visual flavor, which also prompted a fresh set of the cover redesign of the original trilogy--only for paperbacks, sadly, and not for hardcovers. These redesigned paperbacks will be released early next year--a great marketing opportunity for Night Angel Nemesis's April of 2023 release.

Check out the official cover of Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks.

Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks


Brent Weeks returns to the New York Times bestselling world of the Night Angel in Night Angel Nemesis, following master assassin Kylar on a new adventure as the High King Logan Gyre calls on him to save his kingdom and the hope of peace.

After the war that cost him so much, Kylar Stern is broken and alone. He's determined not to kill again, but an impending amnesty will pardon the one murderer he can't let walk free. He promises himself this is the last time. One last hit to tie up the loose ends of his old, lost life.

But Kylar's best--and maybe only--friend, the High King Logan Gyre, needs him. To protect a fragile peace, Logan’s new kingdom, and the king’s twin sons, he needs Kylar to secure a powerful magical artifact that was unearthed during the war.

With rumors that a ka'kari may be found, adversaries both old and new are on the hunt. And if Kylar has learned anything, it’s that ancient magics are better left in the hands of those he can trust.

If he does the job right, he won’t need to kill at all. This isn’t an assassination—it’s a heist. But some jobs are too hard for an easy conscience, and some enemies are so powerful the only answer lies in the shadows.

Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks will be released on April 25, 2023.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Official Cover Of The Kithamar Book 2: 'Blade Of Dream' By Daniel Abraham Revealed

Orbit has been known to release covers of books that aren't even substantially written yet (or at least I presumed). Take The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch, for example. The cover was enthusiatically revealed way back in 2015 -- not to mention a publication date was set a year after -- but nearly a decade after the book hasn't come to light... which is understandable because the issues encountered by the author Lynch are understandable. Please take your time, Mr. Scott Lynch.

Even the duo James S. A. Corey (in which author Daniel Abraham is half a part of) shared some anecdotal tale to this same effect. I am not sure however if this was accurate or not. It was shared (maybe jokingly) that the covers of the Expanse books had been created ahead of the writing so the marketing and promotion of the book can kickstart, and the authors would have to find a way to incorporate the likely event illustrated in the cover art to the final written story. Is this true, though?

I hope we have don't have the same scenario for Daniel Abraham's Kithamar books. But it seems not the case as the second book of the said trilogy has been surprisingly announced with a title and beautiful book cover sans the synopsis and the day-specific release date.

Check out the official cover of Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham.

Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham

On this new Blade of Dream book cover, we can thank Lauren Panepinto for the cover design and Daniel Dociu for the cover art or illustration.

Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham will be released in July 2023.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cover Reveal: 'The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest' By Brandon Mull

I always thought and hoped that Brandon Mull's The Candy Shop War series will be a trilogy. As time went by this hope seemed to fade and after nearly a decade I almost totally let go of the idea. That was until he finished and published the last book in his most recent series called Dragonwatch, which in turn a follow-up series to Fablehaven.

What a joyful day was that for me when he announced that he's returning to the The Candy Shop War world with a third and final book (hopefully not) which eventually will then be called Carnival Quest. And so a couple of months later the official synopsis and cover have been revealed for your pleasure.

Check out the official cover of The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest by Brandon Mull.

The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest by Brandon Mull


The long-awaited finale to Brandon Mull’s best-selling series where magical candies give kids superpowers to fight evil magicians.

The Blue Falcons is a secret kid’s club that fights against a family of villainous magicians. Using an impressive arsenal of magical candy—including Moon Rocks, which allows someone to jump super high, and Ironhides that make someone nearly invulnerable—Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon defeated Belinda White, a sinister candy shop owner who almost seized control of their town, and her brother, Jonas White, a maniacal arcade operator who tried to turn the planet into his personal puppet.

Now, the Blue Falcons must battle the third sibling—Camilla, who has brought the Dreams and Screams International Carnival to their town of Colson, California.

Rumors are spreading about the new carnival. Those who visit feel compelled to return. Some who enter the labyrinthine Funhouse disappear for days. And the Big Top is said to bewitch audience members.

The Blue Falcons think they know who is responsible and are ready to fight, but the carnival forbids outside magic. Without their favorite enchanted treats, how can they salvage their sixth-grade year, rescue their families, and save their town?

When nightmares and weird dreams start to plague everyone who has visited the carnival, the worlds of magic and reality are both endangered. With the help of a new magical enforcer, the Blue Falcons will need to learn to use the magic of the carnival against itself, including a host of new magical carnival candies, and tap into the power of their own dreams to battle their greatest adversary yet.

The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest by Brandon Mull will be released on March 14, 2023.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Moon Fall Book 2: 'The Cradle Of Ice' By James Rollins Finally Gets Official Cover

James Rollins' foray into the post-apocalyptic fantasy genre is a hit among his already considerable established fan-base, and gaining him new ones to boot. Sigma Force is entertaining and are a good read as they can get, but I was in great need of something fresh and new from the author--which I am glad he delievered with The Starless Crown.

Rejoice! Because this is not a standalone novel, and we will be getting more. This sage will push and continue on with The Cradle of Ice. To excite you much further, here is the official cover of The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins as revealed by the author on his social media pages.

Check out the official cover of The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins.

The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins


The second book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Fall series from thriller-master James Rollins, The Cradle of Ice is a page-turning tale of action, adventure, betrayal, ambition, and the struggle for survival in a harsh world that hangs by a thread.

To stop the coming apocalypse, a fellowship was formed.

A soldier, a thief, a lost prince, and a young girl bonded by fate and looming disaster.

Each step along this path has changed the party, forging deep alliances and greater enmities. All the while, hostile forces have hunted them, fearing what they might unleash. Armies wage war around them.

For each step has come with a cost―in blood, in loss, in heartbreak.

Now, they must split, traveling into a vast region of ice and to a sprawling capital of the world they’ve only known in stories. Time is running out and only the truth will save us all.

The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins will be released on February 7, 2023.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Official Cover of 'A Day Of Fallen Night' By Samantha Shannon Revealed

The surprising yet the equally wanted (or needed) prequel to The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is almost upon us! Presenting A Day of Fallen Night, which will tackle half-a-century of more magical yet dangerous tales prior to the events of it predecessor. Samantha Shannon is definitely giving us another heavy-weight -- and I mean that literally -- but who is complaining, really? No me, for sure.

Samantha Shannon is lucky to have wonderful artists work on the covers of her books: from David Mann doing the covers designs of The Bone Season series, and who continued the tradition with The Priory of the Orange Tree, working together with cover artist Ivan Belikov! This duo is back to impress us once again!

Check out the official cover of A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon.

A Day of Fallen Night By Samantha Shannon

And here are some juicy art pieces, faeturing the cover!

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon


Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms - but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose.

To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow - exactly where she wants to be.

The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother's past is coming to upend her fate.

When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.

Intricate and epic, A Day of Fallen Night sweeps readers back to the world of A Priory of the Orange Tree, showing us a course of events that shaped it for generations to come.

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon will be released on February 28, 2023.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Sylvain Neuvel, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Sayantani DasGupta, Stacey Lee, Veronica Roth, John Grisham, Holly Black, And Stephen R. Donaldson

There are quite a lot of recent cover reveals, including a sequel by Sylvain Neuvel, Stephen R. Donaldson and Sayantani DasGupta, new books by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Stacey Lee, John Grisham, Holly Black, and two from Veronica Roth.

For the First Time, Again by Sylvain Neuvel

For the First Time, Again by Sylvain Neuvel


For the First Time, Again is the closing chapter in Sylvian Neuvel’s acclaimed Take Them to the Stars trilogy.

When you don’t know The Rules it’s hard to stay safe.

After a traumatic incident, Aster finds that her blood work comes back with some unusual readings. Unsurprising, as she’s the last of an alien race called the Kibsu, though she doesn’t know it.

She finds herself the focus of a hunt, with her mortal enemies, the Trackers, on one side, and the American government on the other. But help has come from a most unexpected quarter.

Whoever finds her first, it won’t be good news for Aster, or for the world!

For the First Time, Again by Sylvain Neuvel will be released on April 18, 2023.

Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen


The thrilling story of a young girl who stows away onboard the Titanic and as she explores, attempting to find answers to her many questions about the ship, suddenly finds herself caught up in the desperate struggle to survive after it strikes an iceberg.

Hazel Rothbury is traveling all alone from her home in England aboard the celebrated ship Titanic. Following the untimely death of her father, Hazel’s mother is sending her to the US to work in a factory, so that she might send money back home to help her family make ends meet.

But Hazel harbors a secret dream: She wants to be a journalist, and she just knows that if she can write and sell a story about the Titanic's maiden voyage, she could earn enough money to support her family and not have to go to a sweatshop. When Hazel discovers that mother didn’t send her with enough money for a ticket, she decides she must stow away onboard the storied ship.

With the help of a porter named Charlie and a sweet first-class passenger named Sylvia, Hazel explores the opulent ship in secret, but a haunting mystery quickly finds her. The danger only intensifies when calamity strikes, and readers will be caught up in the terror and suspense alongside Hazel as she fights to save her friends and herself.

Bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen weaves an extraordinary tapestry of survival and disaster in this magnificent thriller.

Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen will be released on March 7, 2023.

Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies by Stacey Lee

Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies by Stacey Lee


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling author Stacey Lee's modern reimagining of a classic Chinese folktale―replete with magic, boba, and lots of trash talking.

Twelve-year-old Winston Chu is supposed to learn impulse control at the cooking academy his mom enrolled him in. But learning to think before he acts won’t happen overnight.

While skateboarding home with a pie in hand, Winston inadvertently stops a robbery at Mr. Pang’s Whimsies, an oddities shop in Chinatown. As a reward, Mr. Pang invites Winston to choose any item in the store. But the strange old man warns Winston to browse carefully, for the first thing Winston touches will be the thing he gets. Before Winston can decide, a magpie flies under a shelf, and he impulsively grabs an old broom to sweep it out.

Mr. Pang hands him the broom, along with a dustpan. “Two for one. Congratulations.”

Deflated, Winston returns home, determined to put the broom incident behind him. Or at least in the closet. But when some of his most beloved possessions go missing, all Winston can think about are the broom and dustpan. Did they somehow take his stuff? And what―or who―will they dispose of next?

It’s time to break into Mr. Pang’s Whimsies, where clearly there’s more going on than meets the far-seeing eyeball. It’s time to fight magic with magic. And this time, Winston better have a plan.

Winston Chu vs. the Whimsies by Stacey Lee will be released on February 7, 2023.

The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham


#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping legal thriller yet, the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.

Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.

The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham will be released on October 18, 2022.

Crown of Flames by Sayantani DasGupta

Crown of Flames by Sayantani DasGupta


From New York Times bestselling author Sayantani DasGupta comes the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Force of Fire.

Pinki never expected to be the leader of the resistance -- in fact, she’s gone on record spitting at the idea. But as domination and persecution of rakkosh continues, she summons her courage for a triumphant return to reluctant leadership in this thrilling sequel.

Readers will be brought back into the fantastical world of the Kingdom Beyond, where there are always serpents to fight, riddles to solves, and a corrupt government to overthrow.

Crown of Flames by Sayantani DasGupta will be released on October 4, 2022.

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black


#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black returns to the opulent world of Elfhame in the first book in a thrilling new duology, following Jude's brother Oak, and the changeling queen, Suren.

A reluctant prince. A runaway queen. And a quest that may destroy them both.

The Stolen Heir by Holly Black will be released on January 3, 2023.

The Killing God by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Killing God by Stephen R. Donaldson


Two kingdoms, ancient enemies, must stand alone against an implacable invader in the masterful conclusion of the Great God’s War epic from the New York Times bestselling author of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

They are coming.

The kingdoms of Belleger and Amika had been fighting for generations. But then they learned of a terrible threat moving through them to destroy the Last Repository, an immense hidden library. To face this greater enemy, King Bifalt of Belleger and Queen Estie of Amika allied their lands and prepared for war.

They are at the door.

Now the time of preparation is over. Black ships and sorcery test the cannon that defend the Bay of Lights. Treachery and betrayal threaten the kingdoms. The priests of the Great God Rile sow dissent. And Estie rides for the Last Repository, desperate to enlist the help of their Magisters—and to understand the nature of her own magical gift.

They are here.

Bifalt hates sorcery as much as he loves Estie, and the discovery that she could become a Magister shatters him. But he must rally and fight. Belleger and Amika are all that stand between the Great God’s forces and his ultimate goal: the destruction of the Last Repository and its treasure of knowledge.

The Killing God by Stephen R. Donaldson will be released on November 15, 2022.

Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth

Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth


From dystopian visionary and bestselling phenomenon Veronica Roth comes a razor-sharp reimagining of Antigone. In Arch-Conspirator, Roth reaches back to the root of legend and delivers a world of tomorrow both timeless and unexpected.

Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end.

Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but Antigone’s parents were murdered, leaving her father’s throne vacant. As her militant uncle Kreon rises to claim it, all Antigone feels is rage. When he welcomes her and her siblings into his mansion, Antigone sees it for what it really is: a gilded cage, where she is a captive as well as a guest.

But her uncle will soon learn that no cage is unbreakable. And neither is he.

Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth will be released on February 21, 2023.

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth


For fans of Anthony Marra and Lauren Beukes, #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth tells the story of a woman's desperate search for a missing girl after the collapse of the oppressive dystopian regime—and the dark secrets about her family and community she uncovers along the way.

What's right is right.

Sonya Kantor knows this slogan—she lived by it for most of her life. For decades, everyone in the Seattle-Portland megalopolis lived under it, as well as constant surveillance in the form of the Insight, an ocular implant that tracked every word and every action, rewarding or punishing by a rigid moral code set forth by the Delegation.

Then there was a revolution. The Delegation fell. Its most valuable members were locked in the Aperture, a prison on the outskirts of the city. And everyone else, now free from the Insight’s monitoring, went on with their lives.

Sonya, former poster girl for the Delegation, has been imprisoned for ten years when an old enemy comes to her with a deal: find a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old regime, and earn her freedom. The path Sonya takes to find the child will lead her through an unfamiliar, crooked post-Delegation world where she finds herself digging deeper into the past—and her family’s dark secrets—than she ever wanted to.

With razor sharp prose, Poster Girl is a haunting dystopian mystery that explores the expanding role of surveillance on society—an inescapable reality that we welcome all too easily.

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth will be released on October 18, 2022.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Brandon Sanderson And Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym Of J. K. Rowling)

Here are a few of the recent cover reveals, including a new books by Brandon Sanderson, and a sequel by Robert Galbraith.

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith


The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.

When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The cocreator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie’s true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can’t help with this—and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits – and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways...

A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force.

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith will be released on August 30, 2022.

Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: Secret History sheds light on events hidden in the shadows of the original Mistborn trilogy.

Kelsier, sentenced to die mining the Pits of Hathsin after attempting to rob the Lord Ruler’s palace, arose as a powerful Mistborn and inspired the revolution that shook the foundations of the Final Empire. His name and deeds passed into legend.

But was that truly the end of his tale? Whispered hints to those he called friends suggested there was a lot more going on. If you think you know the story of the Mistborn trilogy, think again―but to say anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowing of this tale’s existence could be heresy.

There’s always another secret.

Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson will be released on September 20, 2022.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By J. R. R. Tolkien And Malka Older

Here are a few of the recent cover reveals, including new books by J. R. R. Tolkien and Malka Older.

The Fall of Numenor: And Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-Earth by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Brian Sibley

The Fall of Numenor by J. R. R. Tolkien


J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, collected for the first time in one volume.

J.R.R. Tolkien famously described the Second Age of Middle-earth as a "dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told." And for many years readers would need to be content with the tantalizing glimpses of it found within the pages of The Lord of the Rings and its appendices, including the forging of the Rings of Power, the building of the Barad-dûr and the rise of Sauron.

It was not until Christopher Tolkien published The Silmarillion after his father’s death that a fuller story could be told. Although much of the book’s content concerned the First Age of Middle-earth, there were at its close two key works that revealed the tumultuous events concerning the rise and fall of the island of Númenor. Raised out of the Great Sea and gifted to the Men of Middle-earth as a reward for aiding the angelic Valar and the Elves in the defeat and capture of the Dark Lord Morgoth, the kingdom became a seat of influence and wealth; but as the Númenóreans’ power increased, the seed of their downfall would inevitably be sown, culminating in the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.

Even greater insight into the Second Age would be revealed in subsequent publications, first in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth, then expanded upon in Christopher Tolkien’s magisterial twelve-volume The History of Middle-earth, in which he presented and discussed a wealth of further tales written by his father, many in draft form.

Now, adhering to the timeline of "The Tale of Years" in the appendices to The Lord of the Rings, editor Brian Sibley has assembled into one comprehensive volume a new chronicle of the Second Age of Middle-earth, told substantially in the words of J.R.R. Tolkien from the various published texts, with new illustrations in watercolor and pencil by the doyen of Tolkien art, Alan Lee.

The Fall of Numenor: And Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-Earth by J. R. R. Tolkien will be released on October 4, 2022.

The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older

The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older


The Mimicking of Known Successes presents a cozy Holmesian murder mystery and sapphic romance, set on Jupiter, by Malka Older, author of the critically-acclaimed Centenal Cycle.

On a remote, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony on Jupiter, a man goes missing. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail to Valdegeld, home to the colony’s erudite university―and Mossa’s former girlfriend, a scholar of Earth’s pre-collapse ecosystems.

Pleiti has dedicated her research and her career to aiding the larger effort towards a possible return to Earth. When Mossa unexpectedly arrives and requests Pleiti’s assistance in her latest investigation, the two of them embark on a twisting path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake―and, perhaps, their futures, together.

The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older will be released on March 7, 2023.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Maggie Stiefvater And Jeff Kinney

Here are a few of the recent cover reveals, including sequels by Maggie Stiefvater and Jeff Kinney.

Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater

Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater


The majestic conclusion to Maggie Stiefvater’s Dreamer Trilogy.

This is the story of the Lynch family.

Niall and Mór escaped their homeland for a new start, and lost themselves in what they found.

Declan has grown up as the responsible son, the responsible brother--only to find there is no way for him to keep his family safe.

Ronan has always lived on the edge between dreams and waking... but now that edge is gone, and he is falling.

Matthew has been the happy child, the brightest beam. But rebellion beckons, because it all feels like an illusion now.

This world was not made for such a family--a family with the power to make a world and break it. If they cannot save each other or themselves, we are all doomed.

Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater will be released on October 18, 2022.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde by Jeff Kinney


In Diper Överlöde, book 17 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks.

When he decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick’s band, Löded Diper, Greg doesn’t realize what he’s getting into. But he soon learns that late nights, unpaid gigs, fighting between band members, and money troubles are all part of the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle.

Can Greg help Löded Diper become the legends they think they are? Or will too much time with Rodrick’s band be a diper överlöde?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde by Jeff Kinney will be released on October 25, 2022.

Friday, May 27, 2022

'The Lost Metal' By Brandon Sanderson Finally Gets Official Cover

For quite some time now, I've been jokingly fooling myself and some of dear Brandon Sanderson's fans that I already have a copy of The Lost Metal by the same author (after travelling into the future and procuring my self a copy). Way back when I was fond of making almost realistic fan covers for upcoming books I created a mock-up of what I thought the cover of his next book will be after studying and investigating the logic in the previous ones just to appease my self and my OCD-riddled brain.

I can't even recall now why I chose the maroon-burgundyish motif, which turned out to be the same color preferred by the designer when the placeholder book cover was released. I just have a vague idea that there was indeed a reason behind that and that there were certain assumed rules to follow... One of those rules is that Wax would always be on the right side of the cover.

The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson Placeholder Cover

When I created the fan made cover (which I don't have a copy anymore, because my old machine broke down), I chose a consistent art by artist Chris McGrath (intended for another author's book cover), but one where the model for Wax is featured on the left side along with another character. This is to give signal to true Brandon Sanderson fans (at least those who adore the covers) that this cover is not authentic... and no one caught that signal. But oh boy I was shaken through my bones again because in the offical cover McGrath featured Wax on the left side of the cover rather than the usual right, breaking what I assumed to be as an unbreakable rule (thank you very much OCD). How odd...

I was dumb struck again. It's so wonderful like how often this happens to almost similar minded people. I know I am just a frustated fan cover artist, but it feels like magic in this mundane existence.

But anyhow now that the official one is released, all we have to do is to thank artist Chris McGrath and the designer (which I don't always see credited in the back dust jacket flap, asumming this one has the same). Check out the official cover of The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson.

The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson


Return to #1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn world of Scadrial as its second era, which began with The Alloy of Law, comes to its earth-shattering conclusion in The Lost Metal.

For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set―with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders―since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate―whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose―and Bilming is even more entangled.

After Wax discovers a new type of explosive that can unleash unprecedented destruction and realizes that the Set must already have it, an immortal kandra serving Scadrial’s god, Harmony, reveals that Bilming has fallen under the influence of another god: Trell, worshipped by the Set. And Trell isn’t the only factor at play from the larger Cosmere―Marasi is recruited by offworlders with strange abilities who claim their goal is to protect any cost.

Wax must choose whether to set aside his rocky relationship with God and once again become the Sword that Harmony has groomed him to be. If no one steps forward to be the hero Scadrial needs, the planet and its millions of people will come to a sudden and calamitous ruin.

'The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 15, 2022.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Seanan McGuire, Cassandra Clare, Terry Brooks, James Dashner, TJ Klune, And Adam Silvera

Here are a few of the recent cover reveals, including sequels by Seanan McGuire, Cassandra Clare, and Terry Brooks; prequels by James Dashner, and Adam Silvera; and a standalone of a modern retelling by TJ Klune.

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire


A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in this standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series from Seanan McGuire, Lost in the Moment and Found.

Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go.

If you ever lost a sock, you’ll find it here.
If you ever wondered about favorite toy from childhood... it’s probably sitting on a shelf in the back.
And the headphones that you swore that this time you’d keep safe? You guessed it....

Antoinette has lost her father. Metaphorically. He’s not in the shop, and she’ll never see him again. But when Antsy finds herself lost (literally, this time), she finds that however many doors open for her, leaving the Shop for good might not be as simple as it sounds.

And stepping through those doors exacts a price.

Lost in the Moment and Found tells us that childhood and innocence, once lost, can never be found.

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire will be released on January 10, 2023.

Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare

Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare


James and Cordelia must save London—and their marriage—in this thrilling and highly anticipated conclusion to the Last Hours series from the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Thorns is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.

After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.

Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.

For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.

Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare will be released on January 31, 2023.

Daughter of Darkness by Terry Brooks

Daughter of Darkness by Terry Brooks


The thrilling second novel of an all-new fantasy series from the legendary author behind the Shannara saga, about a human girl adapting to her place in a magical world she's only recently discovered.

It’s been two years since Auris escaped from the sinister Goblin prison and learned of her heritage as one of the Fae. She is now happily partnered with her Fae lover Harrow and deeply bonded with her new family. All seems to be going perfectly--until, surprisingly, the Goblin attacks begin again. Someone, it seems, has not forgotten that Auris exists and seems determined to retrieve her...but who? And why?

As Auris begins to dig deeper into the mystery, old friends and new enemies appear, and Auris begins to realize that her still-shrouded past must contain the answers she needs. But even she does not suspect how far down the rabbit hole she is about to go until Harrow is taken and an impossible ransom demand is issued. Then, with two new companions at her side, Auris must attempt to unlock the remaining secrets of her past. For if she cannot, she will never see Harrow alive again.

Daughter of Darkness by Terry Brooks will be released on October 11, 2022.

The Maze Cutter by James Dashner

The Maze Cutter by James Dashner


Seventy-three years after the events of THE DEATH CURE, when Thomas and other immunes were sent to an island to survive the Flare-triggered apocalypse, their descendants have thrived. Sadina, Isaac, and Jackie all learned about the unkind history of the Gladers from The Book of Newt and tall tales from Old Man Frypan, but when a rusty old boat shows up one day with a woman bearing dark news of the mainland--everything changes. The group and their islander friends are forced to embark back to civilization where they find Cranks have evolved into a more violent, intelligent version of themselves. The islanders are hunted by the Godhead, the Remnant Nation, and scientists with secret agendas. When they cross paths with an orphan named Minho from the Remnant Nation, the dangers become real and they don't know who they can trust. The islanders will have to survive long enough to figure out why they are being targeted, who is friend or foe, and what the Godhead has planned for the future of humanity.

The Maze Cutter by James Dashner will be released on October 1, 2022.

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune


New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.

In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots―fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.

The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio–a past spent hunting humans.

When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.

Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?

Inspired by Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, and like Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-E, In the Lives of Puppets is a masterful stand-alone fantasy adventure from the beloved author who brought you The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door.

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune will be released on March 28, 2023.

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera


In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls.

It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax?

Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming.

Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident.

Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking.

Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest.

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera will be released on October 4, 2022.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Neal Shusterman And Maureen Johnson

Here are a few of the recent cover reveals, including a short story collection by Neal Shusterman; and a sequel by Maureen Johnson.

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman


The New York Times bestselling Arc of the Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge!

There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control.

Neal Shusterman—along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofía Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman—returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between.

Gleanings shows just how expansive, terrifying, and thrilling the world that began with the Printz Honor–winning Scythe truly is.

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman will be released on November 8, 2022.

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson


Stevie Bell solved the case of Truly Devious, and now she’s taking her detecting skills abroad when she becomes embroiled in a mystery from 1990s England. Another pulse-pounding and laugh-out-loud stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.

Senior year at Ellingham Academy for Stevie Bell isn’t going well. Her boyfriend, David, is studying in London. Her friends are obsessed with college applications. With the cold case of the century solved, Stevie is adrift. There is nothing to distract her from the questions pinging around her brain—questions about college, love, and life in general.

Relief comes when David invites Stevie and her friends to join him for study abroad, and his new friend Izzy introduces her to a double-murder cold case. In 1995, nine friends from Cambridge University went to a country house and played a drunken game of hide-and-seek. Two were found in the woodshed the next day, murdered with an ax.

The case was assumed to be a burglary gone wrong, but one of the remaining seven saw something she can’t explain. This was no break-in. Someone’s lying about what happened in the woodshed.

Seven suspects. Two murders. One killer still playing a deadly game.

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson will be released on December 27, 2022.