Stocktake Saturday 14 – 2014

April 12, 2014 Stocktake Saturday 8

Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This feature is where I share some bookish news with you and then show you all the bookish goodies I got over the week.


The cover reveals from the last week – (links to Goodreads pages)

In Bookish News, as you can probably see above, Quercus Books released their Autumn 2014 catalogue, and they have such pretty covers for everything!!

Hodder & Stoughton has bought 11 titles from Jennifer L Armentrout, including six titles in the Lux series. The other brooks are the paranormal stand-alone Unchained and four adult romance titles in the Gamble Brother series. Hodder already publishes the Covenant series, which has been optioned for television, Cursed, a stand-alone paranormal book and Don’t Look Back, a YA thriller (out this month!) The first five books in the Lux series, the first two books in the Gamble Brother series and the standalone Unchained are slated for UK publication in the first half of 2015.

Katie McGarry has announced that she will be continuing the story of Noah and Echo, the couple who started it all in Pushing the Limits, with a new full length novel called Breaking the Rules. It will be published in December 2014. There will be a brief teaser of Breaking the Rules in the back of Take Me On (release date: May 27, 2014).

I went to the Aurealis Awards over the weekend! Sean from Bookonaut storified the event brilliantly, so I’ll just direct you to this link!

Sean Williams has written a short story based in the same world as his Twinmaker series. It’s called The Cuckoo.

Gollancz has acquired the rights to a novella set in the Kingkiller Chronicles universe by Patrick Rothfuss. It will be called The Slow Regard of Silent Things, and “focuses on one of the most popular and intriguing characters from this world”. It will be published in November 2014 and will be available in both hardback and ebook.

Are you excited for Son of the Morning by Mark Alder? I’m excited about Son of the Morning by Mark Alder. I just wanted to bring it up. There’s really no news here. Available later this month from Orion.

The synopsis for City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare has been revealed. The book comes out late May from Walker Books AU.

In the long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Dark Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris β€” but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee β€” even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned …

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!


This week’s reviews:

My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury AU, and HarperCollins AU (links to Goodreads):

And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:

I also bought:

I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit πŸ™‚

Happy Reading!

8 Responses to “Stocktake Saturday 14 – 2014”

    • Shaheen

      I know right!! I still have to read Scarlet Tides as well. And review Mage’s Blood. I should re-read it, it’s been so long πŸ™ But that cover. Sexy sexy sexy cover. Sorry if I’m being creepy, it’s just that the series has covers TO DIE FOR. πŸ˜€ Thanks for hopping by Nathan πŸ™‚

  1. Rochelle Sharpe

    The Young Elites sounds promising, just added it to my Goodreads.
    I’m so excited that Katie McGarry is continuing the story of Noah and Echo. I love her books.
    Being at the Aurealis awards must have been awesome, hoping I’ll be able to get there one year (as a nominee preferably ;))
    I think City Of Heavenly Fire just may kill me!
    And I’m so jealous you got the winner’s curse but even more so that you got North Star Guide Me Home! After everything that happened in Black Sun Light My Way I think this one isn’t going to go the way I want. I’m readying myself to be devastated.
    Thanks for another great Spotlight Saturday πŸ™‚
    Rochelle Sharpe recently posted…Writing Tip Wednesday: Write By Hand.

    • Shaheen

      The Young Elites looks great πŸ˜€ I’m excited! Hahah, I’m so very happy The Winner’s Curse came, I’ve only heard good things. And yeah, North Star is AMAZING, I promise you πŸ˜€

  2. Kelly

    Nice haul this week Sha, my goodness I lobe The Winners Curse cover, it’s absolutely beautiful. Must admit, I haven’t heard of a few of the books you scored this week, so I’ll have to check them out. I was wrapped with Katie McGarry’s announcement, I’m a huge fan of her Pushing the Limits series. I just read her free Harlequin hovella Red at Night that celebrates women in the community who make a difference, if you haven’t downloaded it yet, definitely check it out.
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    • Shaheen

      I haven’t read Red at Night, I’ll be checking it out πŸ™‚ Thanks!

      And yeah The Winner’s Curse πŸ˜€ So exciting.

      I CANNOT WAIT for Take Me On, and then Breaking the Rules πŸ˜€

      P.S. Can we just call me Shaheen? I dislike nicknames πŸ™

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