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)
- Reunion (Rift Runners #3) by Jennifer Fallon – I love it, I love the green!
- Wings (Black City #3) by Elizabeth Richards
- Student Bodies (Poltergeeks #2) by Sean Cummings
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) by Aimee Carter
- Monsters (The Ashes Trilogy #3) by Ilsa J. Bick – AU cover – this is gorgeous!!! <3
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling – US paperback cover. Check out all the new US paperback covers here.
In Bookish News, Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle has been optioned to be developed into a drama series for TV by New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Read the announcement here
In case you were waiting for Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan to be published in Australia, PenguinTeen AU has announced it will be available in all good Aussie bookstores on 24 July, along with their reprinted 50 green crime classics (more information on them here).
Veronica Roth has announced at Comic Con that Allegiant will be written in dual point-of-view (Tris and Four), with chapters alternating between them.
Joe Abercrombie has sold a new fantasy series to HarperVoyager. The new series will be set in an alternative-Europe (so not the First Law world), with each volume loosely connected to the others rather than forming a single story. The new books will also be aimed at a wider audience than his previous works – the intended audience is both adults and younger readers. The first book, to be released in 2014, will be called Half a King.
Strange Chemistry has signed début author Lisa O’Kane in a two-book deal. They have acquired the world rights to her first novel, Essence, with a release date of Spring 2014 (Australian Autumn 2014) and an as-yet-unamed sequel, with a 2015 release date. About Essence:
Essence combines The Beach‘s illusion of paradise with Divergent‘s adrenaline-fueled adventures.
Neutrality is the key to longevity. This motto has governed 17-year-old Autumn’s life in the mid-21st-century Centrist cult, which believes that expressing emotions leads to Essence drain and premature death.
But Autumn’s younger brother’s death casts her faith into question. While sprinting through a park in violation of Centrist teachings, she encounters Ryder Stone, an Outsider who claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic. She agrees to join his Community, a utopia of adrenaline junkies living in the abandoned remains of Yosemite National Park.
Autumn learns about sex, drugs, and living life to the fullest. But as she discovers dark secrets beneath the Community’s perfect exterior, she realises that this illusion of paradise could be shattered …
My book haul this week, thanks to Hachette AU (links to Goodreads):
- The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan
- Lexicon by Max Barry
- Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee – this is my second copy, so look out for an AU giveaway!
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Last time I was 6 books ahead in my Read Three, Buy One scheme, with two purchases unlocked! It won’t surprise you to know I’ve already used them up:
- Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks
- Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks
- Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow #1) by Anthony Ryan
I reviewed the following books this week:
Which leaves me 1 book behind!
I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit 🙂