9.22.2016

Cover Revealed: Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larsen


Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology, Book #1
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Find it on Goodreads
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“With its intricate, dazzling system of magic and a vibrant cast of characters, this passionate, war-torn retelling of Swan Lake is not one to be missed! You’ll be spellbound from the very first lines.” —Sarah J. Maas, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the THRONE OF GLASS series

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

Pitched as Graceling meets Swan Lake, this fantasy adventure duology follows a young queen, Evelayn, as she comes into her powers in controlling Light, fights to overcome a rival leader who controls Dark, and attempts to bring together two warring kingdoms. 

Cover Revealed: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre

Vanguard 
Razorland Series Companion
Coming 07/25/17
ISBN-13: 978-1250089823 // Publisher:  Feiwel and Friends // Pages: 320
Find it on Amazon KindleGoodreads
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A companion fourth book in the New York Times—bestselling Razorland YA series reunites Deuce, Fade and Tegan as they fight a new war with the evolving and more intelligent Freaks.

After the war of Horde, the huntress Deuce and her partner Fade have settled down to a more domestic life together. Tegan, always showing a talent for healing, has apprenticed with a doctor, but when the doctor dies, there are many unanswered questions about illness and health. Tegan seeks out Deuce and Fade to help her find the mysterious "Catalina" that the doctor talked about. Tegan is accompanied by Millie, a village girl ready for adventure, and meets Szarok, the leader of the Uroch, who are the more intelligent of the Freaks. The shaky peace between human and Freak is at risk, and though Szarok is a friend, he serves his kind and longs to see them treated with dignity. But one leader cannot hold off a horde.

Fans of Enclave will be thrilled to return to this fascinating, frightening world.
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I've made no secret of my DEEP and abiding love for Ann Aguirre's Enclave series. It is in my top 3 all time YA series. EVER. Deuce is still one of the most bad ass bitches I have ever read. I'd put her in a pitch fight against the (novellas version of) Celaena Sardothien and actually wonder who would come out alive. No magic, just hard won skill and guts- THAT is Deuce. The world created for the post-apocalyptic monster-filled Razorland universe is so perilous, mysterious, and at times vast and at times claustrophobic that there is soooo much story left to tell. But I NEED Deuce and Fade to not have to fight anymore. They earned their hard fought peace through blood and sacrifice and death. Can I say that the death of Stalker still kills me after all this time. It really bothers me that he didn't make it to the finish.

9.15.2016

Cover Revealed: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire



Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Book #1
Wayward Children, Book #2
by Seanan McGuire
Coming 06/13/17
ISBN-13: 978-0765392039
Publisher: Tor.com
Pages: 176
Find it on AmazonGoodreads
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Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

9.14.2016

UK & AUS Cover Revealed: Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton


Traitor to the Throne 
Rebel of the Sands, Book #2
Coming March 07, 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0451477859 // Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers  // Pages: 320
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The sizzling, un-put-downable sequel to the bestselling Rebel of the Sands!

Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she's fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne. 
Rebel Sands Book #1

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan's palace—she's determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan's secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she's a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she's been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about djinni and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

9.06.2016

Cover Revealed: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling
Coming 11/19/16
ISBN-13: 978-1338109061
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 224
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J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.

The Wait Is Over! Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas is out today!!



Empire of Storms
Throne of Glass, Book Five
Available Now!
ISBN-13: 978-1619636071 // Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens // Pages: 384
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The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?



Below: Prequel Novellas Assassin's Blade, Book #1 Throne of Glass, Book #2 Crown of Midnight, Book #3 Heir of Fire, Book #4 Queen of Shadows, & the Throne of Glass Coloring Book.


 

Also out today....


Throne of Glass Coloring Book
Series: Throne of Glass
Available Now!
ISBN-13: 978-1681193519 // Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens // Paperback: 96 
Find it on: Amazon, Goodreads
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The New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series comes alive in this exquisite new coloring book, featuring 45 pieces of original art.


For the first time, fans of Sarah J. Maas’s sweeping New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass saga can experience the vivid imagery of her expansive world. Celaena battling the ridderak in the catacombs, Chaol in the gardens of the glass castle, Manon riding her wyvern through the Crossing, and many other favorite moments, characters, and objects come to life as readers explore the vibrantly detailed realm of Throne of Glass. Stunning original black-and-white drawings will bring fans deeper into the series than ever before—making this a must-have companion to Sarah J. Maas’s beloved books.



8.26.2016

Cover Revealed: The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine


The Wish Granter 
Ravenspire, Book #2
Coming 02/14/17
ISBN-13: 978-0062360274 // Publisher: Balzer + Bray // Pages: 432
Find it on: AmazonGoodreads
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An epic fantasy inspired by the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence that he can’t stop.
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Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague, who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother...and her soul.

8.10.2016

Cover Revealed: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer


Wires and Nerve 
The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4.1
by Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author), Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
Coming 01/31/17
ISBN-13: 978-1250078261 // Publisher: Feiwel & Friends // Pages: 208
Find it on: AmazonGoodreads
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The first of two graphic novels in the world of the Lunar Chronicles.

Set after the events of the “Lunar Chronicles,” (but before the Stars Above epilogue) it will feature many of the same characters with Iko as the main protagonist… along with a brand-new villain, and maybe a certain Lunar guard as well.


In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.





7.22.2016

Cover Revealed: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston


The Valiant
by Lesley Livingston 
Coming Valentine's Day 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0448493787 // Publisher: Razorbill // Pages: 288
Find it on: AmazonGoodreads
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The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha's legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.



On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon's worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.



Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant. 



7.14.2016

Cover Revealed! Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen
 Mercy Thompson, Book #10
Coming 03/07/17
ISBN-13: 978-0425281277 // Publisher: Ace // Pges: 352
Find it on AmazonGoodreads

Read an excerpt from Chapter One!

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In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy's bond with the pack and her mate is broken, she'll learn what it truly means to be alone...

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...





Sarah J. Maas new book news!




 


 


If, like me, you are a Sarah J. Maas fanatic the news that came out yesterday via EW.com sent you into paroxysms of delight. According to the entertainment news site, the blockbuster favorite Court of Thorns and Roses series will not end in a trilogy as originally stated. It will instead be as epic a saga as her juggernaut smash hit Throne of Glass series! Comprising of a total 9 volumes, "...the first new work in A Court of Thorns and Roses will be a coloring book, also due out in 2017. The other five works will publish beginning in 2018..."

As if that weren't enough, Maas will also publish two and two new works in Thrones of Glass. 

"...Two new books will join the previously announced sixth and final book in Throne of Glass, about a beautiful assassin fighting for her survival. The new works will be a novella about the character Chaol Westfall and a compendium titled, The World of Throne of Glass, which, according to Bloomsbury, will be “the ultimate guide to the Throne of Glass series and the world of Erilea, including an illustrated compendium of characters, settings, magic, gods, politics, creatures, and vocabulary, plus a timeline of events.” --ew.com

This is just genius on the part of both author and publisher, you have a rabid fanbase and a deep well of original mythology, why stop when you can make more money and fans deliriously happy and the same time? 

Maas is slated to appear at San Diego Comic-Con, where she will sign books and speak at panels. Those lucky ticket holders should be prepared for a long line to see this prolific author. She is like a princess, magical, beautiful, and above all else her brain is a national treasure. I highly recommend you meet her. See the schedule below.