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.
I didn’t see any awesome cover reveals this week, so this section is blank (this has never happened before!)
In Bookish News, These Broken Stars by Amie Kauffman and Meagan Spooner has gone into its third printing since its release at the end of November. Yup, that’s right, it’s basically sold at the rate of just over one print run a week. Typical print runs are counted in the tens of thousands, so I’m sticking with my prediction that this book will be huge! It launched this week in the US, and I’ll be keeping an eye on its progress there as well 🙂
Check out the book trailer for Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder, the third book in the Avry of Kazan series which will go on sale in January. I’ve already read it (lucky me!) and it’s awesome!
Maybe you already knew this, but the title of the third book in Kat Zhang’s The Hybrid Chronicles is going to be called Echoes of Us. I love the title, so fitting.
Terry Brooks’, genre-defining Shannara series is coming to a TV near you!! MTV have announced that they are developing a pilot out of the second book in the series (it’s widely believed the first book would contain too many stereotypes for an interesting adaptation, which I agree with). Jon Favreau will direct the pilot – he was an executive producer on Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers and Iron Man 3, and Terry Brooks is being kept on as an executive producer. Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) will be writing the dialogue. I’m going to be cautiously optimistic, and hope to all the great Gods and Goddesses that this series goes the way of Game of Thrones, and not Legend of the Seeker (which I enjoyed, but gosh, it was bad).
This week I’ve been Waiting on … Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy. And I reviewed the following books:
- [9 Dec] Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★★
- [10 Dec] The Best of all Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Simon & Schuster AU, Random House AU, Harlequin AU, Bloomsbury AU and HarperCollins AU (links to Goodreads):
- Deadly Thorns (Deadly Hemlock #2) by Kathleen Peacock
- Hades by Candice Fox – I won this on a Twitter giveaway, very exciting!
- Taste of Darkness (Avry of Kazan #3) by Maria V. Snyder – I’ve already read and reviewed this, but it’s so generous of Harlequin AU to send a finished copy.
- After Eden (After Eden #1) by Helen Douglas – again, I have an ARC of this, but Bloomsbury kindly sent along a finished copy as well 🙂
- The Shadow’s Heart (The Risen Sun #3) by K.J. Taylor
And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:
- The Reaver (The Sundering #4) by Richard Lee Byers
I also bought:
- The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
- Poison (Tales From the Kingdoms #1) by Sarah Pinborough and Les Edwards (Illustrator)
- Charm (Tales From the Kingdoms #2) by Sarah Pinborough and Les Edwards (Illustrator)
- Beauty (Tales From the Kingdoms #3) by Sarah Pinborough and Les Edwards (Illustrator)
I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit 🙂