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, a new YA epic fantasy series by Susan Dennard will be published by Tor UK in 2015. The first book is called Truthwitch, and the series has been pitched as “Garth Nix meets Avatar: The Last Airbender”. From Publisher’s Weekly – The series is set in a world where three empires rule and every member of the population is born with a magical skill set, known as a “witchery.” Tor elaborated: “Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries-long war is about to end, the balance of power will fall on the shoulders of two young women, who must accept their fate, and themselves, to survive.”
Tor has also signed a three book deal with Robert Brockway for The Unnoticeables, and two currently untitled sequels. From Publisher’s Weekly – Tor said the books are “hilarious urban fantasy novels” set in a world that pulls from New York’s punk scene in the 1970s as well as the modern-day Los Angeles entertainment industry. The Unnoticeables is tentatively scheduled for July 2015.
Sarah Alderson (Hunting Lila, Fated, The Sound) will be publishing her first New Adult novel under the pen name Mila Gay in June! It will be called Come Back to Me and is about “a summer romance that quickly develops into a passionate love affair.”
Two exciting book titles have come to my attention this week, but you may already know about them 🙂 The first book of Jamie McGuire’s The Maddox Brothers series will be called Beautiful Oblivion. It’ll be about Trenton Maddox, and be available in July. The fourth book in Maria V. Snyder’s Study series will be called Shadow Study, expected publication in 2015.
This week’s reviews:
- [11 Mar] The Sky so Heavy by Claire Zorn ★★★★½
- [12 Mar] Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell ★★★★½
- [13 Mar] Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi ½
- [14 Mar] Broken by Marianne Curley ★★★★
As you can see, I’ve introduced ratings!! All the 2014 reviews have ratings out of 5 now, I can’t go back and do four year’s worth, but hopefully going forward there will always be a rating on my reviews. The ratings are cute owl graphics on the actual review posts, here they all are so you can see them.
My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Harlequin AU, Penguin AU, Allen & Unwin and Bloomsbury Sydney (links to Goodreads):
- Enmity (Enmity #1) by E.J. Andrews
- Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy #1) by Sally Green
- While We Run (When We Wake #2) by Karen Healey
- Cured (Stung #2) by Bethany Wiggins
And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:
- The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross
- Adaptation (Adaptation #1) by Malinda Lo
- The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
- The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa
- The Adjacent by Christopher Priest
I also bought:
- The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
- Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
- The Finisher by David Baldacci
- A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 3 (A Song of Ice and Fire Graphic Novels Vol. 3) adapted by Daniel Abraham, illustrated by Tommy Patterson
I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit 🙂