Stocktake Saturday 8

March 1, 2014 Stocktake Saturday 4

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, Cassandra Clare has sold a new Shadowhunter trilogy to Walker Books (UK, Australian, New Zealand and export rights)! The new trilogy, called The Last Hours (remember all that TLH secrecy?), is set in Edwardian London and fin de siècle Paris, will be published by Walker in 2017. The books will be called Chain of Thorns, Chain of Gold, and Chain of Iron. The titles of the books, as well as the series, are references to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, of which this series is a retelling. Cassandra blogged about this development, and also said “The books will interconnect with The Dark Artifices trilogy as two separate trilogies that are also the stories of the Blackthorns, Herondales and Carstairs, much like TMI and The Infernal Devices interconnected despite taking place in different time periods and locations. The exact order of publication isn’t decided yet. Lady Midnight, the first of the Dark Artifices, will certainly be the next Shadowhunter book coming out, and I’ll keep you up to date on the publication order when it’s nailed down.” The final book in the Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire, will hit the shelves on 27th May.

Here is the official synopsis for The Mime Order, the sequel to Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season, coming October 21 2014.

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.


This week’s reviews:

My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Hachette Australia and HarperCollins Australia (links to Goodreads):

  • Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie – I’m showing the US  cover, the UK Voyager cover hasn’t been released yet
  • Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray

And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:

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

Happy Reading!

4 Responses to “Stocktake Saturday 8”

  1. Rochelle Sharpe

    I am really excited for The Last Hours. I am a Shadowhunter fan and can’t wait for all the books to come, I will be reading them all.

    You got Panic! I’m excited to hear what you think. I am yet to read it and feel a little trepidation about reading it after reading some mixed reviews. I really like Oliver’s writing but Requiem was disappointing for me. I’m hoping I’ll love this one.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kelly

    Nice haul Shaheen, I had no idea the cover was released for The Forever Song. I absolutely love the Blood of Eden series, and looking forward to the finales release. I haven’t heard much about Casandra Clare’s new series beyond the announcement from Walker Books. I love T.M.I series, but just couldn’t get into T.I.D. I think the two are just too similar, and I really can’t get into historical YA.

    Can’t wait to see what you think of Panic, that one was a DNF for me.

  3. Anya

    Oo, and even more sequels that I want to read! I like the Demon Child cover and am now more excited to read the first book since I won’t have to wait too long for the second 😀

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