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)
- Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Rain (Paper Gods #2) by Amanda Sun
- Demon Child (Celestial Battle #2) by Kylie Chan
- The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa
- Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1) by Ann Aguirre
- The Autumn Republic (The Powder Mage #3) by Brian McClellan
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:
- [25 Feb] Eleven by James Phelan ★★½
- [26 Feb] The Pretenders by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden ★★★½
- [27 Feb] The Seers by Julianna Scott ★★★
- [28 Feb] Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay ★★★★★
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:
- The Three by Sarah Lotz
I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit 🙂