Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This feature is where I share some news with you and then show you all the bookish goodies I got over the week.
As usual we will begin with covers!
- Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
- Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader by Cassandra Clare
- Portrait of a Marshal: An Unhidden Story by Lissa Price
- The Legacy of Lord Regret by Sam Bowring (Strange Threads #1)
- The Lord of Lies by Sam Bowring (Strange Threads #2)
- Out for Blood by Kristen Painter (House of Comarre #4)
NOTE: Most of these coves are new to me, but haven’t specifically been released this week. It’s been a relatively slow week for Speculative Fiction cover reveals.
In other book news, Kristen Simmons, author of the ARTICLE 5 trilogy has announced that she has signed on for another three books with Tor Teen after the current trilogy. This week also saw the unveiling of the epic trailer to C.J. Redwine‘s novel Defiance. The YA-Fantasy is set to release in August., and you can see the trailer here.
And of course, no weekly wrap up of Bookish News is complete without an update on Cassandra Clare and The Mortal Instruments movie. Firstly, some news concerning the City of Bones Graphic Novel. The first of eight issues The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones graphic novel will be available on May 7th, 2013. And secondly, the cast of the City of Bones movie is fleshing out – with casting news released this week announcing Jocelyn Fray, Hodge and Magnus.
Jocelyn Fray will be played by “the gorgeous and talented” Lena Headey, who you probably recognise as Queen Cersei from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Jared Harris, who played Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows has been cast as Hodge, and Cassie is very happy with this choice, saying that “he’s fantastic at moral ambiguity“. Finally, the sexy warlock with a penchant for glitter, Magnus Bane, will be played by Godfrey Gao. He is an actor and a super model (and super hot!). You can see the original announcements Cassandra Clare made, including lots of photos, at the following links: Jocelyn Fray, Hodge, Magnus Bane.
So the cast so far looks like this:
- Clary Fray (Lily Collins)
- Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell-Bower)
- Isabelle Lightwood (Jemima West)
- Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan)
- Jocelyn Fray (Lena Headey)
- Magnus Bane (Godfrey Gao)
- Hodge (Jared Harris)
- Blackwell (Robert Maillet)
- Pangborn (Kevin Durand)
Essentially we’re waiting on Alec, Valentine and Luke, as Cassie mentions in this tweet that Robert, Maryse, Max, Kaelie, and Kirk are all not in the movie.
Time to tell you about my week! This was a huge week for me because I was mentioned by the VoyagerOnline blog!! They highlighted two reviews I had written, including the one of The Dark Griffin for K. J. Taylor. Then, Ms. Taylor mentioned me on her blog, answering a question about the history of human-griffin partnerships I had glanced upon in my review!!
Also, don’t forget that my Harry Potter re-read starts soon (31st July) – you can find details on the Harry Potter re-read page.
If you missed any reviews this week, here are some links:
- The Griffin’s Flight by K. J. Taylor
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- If I Die by Rachel Vincent
- The Griffin’s War by K. J. Taylor
- Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
It’s time for books! This week I received a large number of books to review, and I have been very excited for many of them so I want to give a huge thank you to all the publishers who made it happen! As usual the links go to the relevant Goodreads pages.
- Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell
- Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – The US publisher granted me access through NetGalley!
- Two and Twenty Dark Tales – an anthology by 20 authors exploring the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings.
- Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson
- Insignia by S. J. Kincaid
I suspended my book buying ban this week for personal reasons, and went slightly mad!
- The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun by N. K. Jemison
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake — Girl of Nightmares will be available in August according to the Hachette AU site.
- Fury by Elizabeth Miles – gearing up for the release of Envy!
- Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt — I had pre ordered this, along with a bunch of other pre-orders, back in April, and only now are they trickling in!
That’s the end of my book haul for the week. I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit 🙂