Stocktake Saturday 77

December 7, 2013 Stocktake Saturday 3

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, the US cover of Empower, the final book in Jessica Shirvington’s Embrace series, has been revealed, as well as the first chapter of the book! Read it here.

We’re one step closer to seeing Karou and Akiva on screen! Michael Gracey, a former animator turned commercials director, is going to direct Universal’s adaptation of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

You can read a snippet of The Forever Song, the third book in Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series, here. Julie warns that “It’s kinda dark”.

Bloomsbury will be releasing illustrated copies of the Harry Potter series, and they have announced that the illustrator will be Kim Jay, and Harry will look a little like this:


This week I’ve been Waiting on … Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan. And I reviewed the following books:

My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Penguin AU and Simon and Schuster AU (links to Goodreads):

  • Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
  • Eternity (The Fury Trilogy #3) by Elizabeth Miles

And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:

  • The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones – Edelweiss (Greenwillow Books)
  • The Eighth Day by Dianne K Salerni — Edelweiss (HarperCollins)
  • After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum — Edelweiss (HarperTeen)
  • The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell — Edelweiss (Katherine Tegen Books)
  • (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn — Edelwiess (HarperTeen)
  • Empress of the Sun (Everness #3) by Ian McDonald – NetGalley (Quercus Books)
  • Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer – NetGalley (Kensington-Teen)
  • The Seers (Holders #2) by Julianna Scott – NetGalley (Strange Chemistry)
  • Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier – NetGalley (Strange Chemistry)
  • Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott – NetGalley (Grand Central Publishing)

I also bought:

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

Happy Reading!

3 Responses to “Stocktake Saturday 77”

  1. Kelly @ Diva Booknerd

    I’ve seen After The End on a few STS this week, i can’t wait until someone reviews it so I can read their thoughts. I love the cover of The Eight Day, it’s really striking. That’s a massive haul this week, plenty of awesome reading.

    • Shaheen

      Hi Kelly!

      It is certainly massive! I went a little overboard on EW. I love the cover of The Eighth Day as well 😀

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Tien

    I NEED to get my hands on Champion!

    I was consider Black Dog on NG as well… sounds really good but I really need to clear out my approved galleys first so am behaving myself til I’ve read at least half of them, lol -let’s see how long my self-control last!

    Fire & Thorns looks really good, will have to check that out.

    Happy Reading 🙂

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