Stocktake Saturday 9 – 2014

March 8, 2014 Stocktake Saturday 9

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)

  • Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake – paperback cover
  • Mortal Gods (Goddess War #2) by Kendare Blake
  • Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy #2) by Pierce Brown
  • Clariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix – US cover
  • Oceanborn (The Aquarathi #2) by Amalie Howard
  • Delete (Shift #3) by Kim Curran
  • Reborn (Altered #3) by Jennifer Rush – this will be told from two different, alternating perspectives – a change from both Altered and Erased
  • The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa – UK cover

In Bookish News, the release dates for Shimmer (The Rephaim #3) by Paula Weston have been announced. June 25th for Australia and New Zealand (text Publishing) and July 3rd for the United Kingdom (Indigo).

Laini Taylor announced her book tour for Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3), and she’s pretty sure she’s coming to Australia and New Zealand in August/ September.

Are you excited about the launch of Jessica Shirvington’s Disruption?? I am!! The official book launch is being held by HarperCollins Publishers AU in the George Street Dymocks at Sydney on Wednesday March 26th, from 5pm onwards.

Isla and the Happily Ever After has a release date. The third book in Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss series will be available on August 14th 2014. In case you’re thinking, oh but they’ve announced other dates before and it hasn’t come out, well those were all place-holder dates, a necessary evil when publishers make their book catalogues between 3 and 9 months in advance. August 14th 2014 is the official release date!


This week’s reviews:

I also posted up two cover reveals – one for the Australian cover of Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera, and the other for Delete (Shift #3) by Kim Curran.

Don’t forget to enter my Aussie giveaway for one of three copies of The Last Shot (The Last Trilogy #2) by Michael Adams.

My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Bloomsbury Australia, Simon & Schuster AU, Murdoch Books Australia and Scholastic AU (links to Goodreads):

And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:

I also bought:

  • Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins – I’d borrowed this from the library, but I wanted my own copies and the new covers are so pretty! I already have the re-issue of Lola.
  • Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush – another book I’d borrowed from the library. I saw it at the bookstore and had to have my own copy!

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

Happy Reading!

9 Responses to “Stocktake Saturday 9 – 2014”

  1. Rochelle Sharpe

    Laini Taylor is coming to Australia? *Jumps up and down squealing* I must, must, must go and see her if she comes. It would be so amazing to me her!

    I am dying to read Shimmer, June 25th is forever away.

    I’d love to go see Jessica at the Disruption book launch. I live a couple hours out of Sydney so maybe.

    Take Back The Skies, Dangerous and Feather Bound are all on my TBR list, can’t wait to see what you think of them.

    • Shaheen

      Yeah, I’m hoping I’ll also be able to see her. I’ll post up details as I find them!

      Shimmer!! I wish to read it ASAP too!

      I won’t be able to make it to the launch (everything’s always on weekdays, and I can’t leave work to go to Sydney hahahah)

      Take Back The Skies looks great, I’ve heard that Dangerous is more MG than YA, so I’m a bit wary. I love Strange Chemistry books!!

      Thanks for hopping by!!

  2. Kelly

    Awesome haul this week. I’m in two minds about The Forever Song cover, I really prefer the US version, with the Harlequin Australian cover a close second. I was totally stoked when Take Back The Skies arrived on my doorstep too, I can’t believe the author is only 19! Incredible!

    • Shaheen

      I hate the US covers. After the debacle with the non-Asian cover model, they totally (in my opinion) took the coward’s way out and made illustrated covers that have nothing to do with the storyline. I love the Australian covers, but the pose of the model in Book 2 is exactly the same as Book 1. I love that Mira Ink went with an Asian model in a *different* pose, I thought it was perfect! So this new cover, which is such a departure from the other UK covers, kind of disappoints me. Overall, I like the AU covers the most!

  3. Lina G

    Okay, that Julie Kagawa UK cover is awesome!

    And I must be hiding under a rock or crushed under a pile of books, or something, because I didn’t know Cassandra Rose Clarke had written a new book! I skimmed NetGalley and saw this cover, but I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t linger enough to read who the author was. Thank you!!!

    • Shaheen

      Hello! So this new Cassandra Rose Clarke book is set in the same universe as the Assassin’s Curse novels!! I’m so0o0o excited 😀

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