Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This feature is where I share some news with you and then show you all the bookish goodies I got over the week.
This week’s cover reveals (links to Goodreads pages):
- Antigoddess (Antigoddess, #1) by Kendare Blake
- School Spirits (Hex Hall Spin-off, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
- The Girl with the Iron Touch (The Steampunk Chronicles, #3) by Kady Cross
- The Daylight War (Demon Cycle #3) by Peter V. Brett – UK cover
- Fuse (Pure #2) by Julianna Baggott – UK/AU cover – I know it looks … interesting … as a JPEG, but the UK covers of Pure were really awesome, so I’m confident Fuse won’t disappoint.
- The Shadowed Throne (The Risen Sun, #2) by K. J. Taylor
- Valley of Shields (Empire of Bones #2) by Duncan Lay
In Bookish News this week, Hush Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick, will be adapted into a movie! LD Entertainment has optioned the film rights to the YA series spanning four books, and following 16-year-old Nora Grey, who finds out her biology partner is a fallen angel. The last instalment of the series, Finale, was released in October 2012.
There’s going to be a new Harry Potter movie! That got your attention right? According to The Telegraph in the UK, the cast of the 8-movie franchise is secretly filming a mini-movie, to be shown at some of the franchise theme-parks, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction in Florida, and two other parks in California and Japan that are under construction.
Sarah Rees Brennan has announced that in 2014, she will be publishing a modern retelling of A Tale of Two Cities, with magic. The working title for this book is Tell the Wind and Fire. Sarah’s actually going to be very busy, because she and Maureen Jonson will be writing alongside Cassandra Clare to produce a series of short stories centred on Magnus Bane! They will be writing about all the fun times the fashionable warlock has had in his long life, and explore a few of his romances as well. Starting in February, one story in the cycle will be released every month in e-book format leading up to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie (out Aug. 23). This will be followed by a single print edition in 2014, called The Bane Chronicles.
You all know how much I love Strange Chemistry, which has to date published some of the best YA Speculative Fiction I have had the pleasure of reading. They recently blogged about their upcoming 2013 releases, and it’s so exciting to see them all in the same place! I’m particularly excited for The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke, The Holders by Julianna Scott, and When the World was Flat (And we Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach.
Jennifer L. Armentrout has posted up a small Origin teaser, but she warns that it will confuse readers who haven’t read Opal. I am linking it here, read at your own risk. My copy of Opal is winging its way over to me right now, so I hope to add it to my Holiday Reading List.
Your piece of weekend frivolity comes courtesy of the brilliant people at Brotherhood Workshop, who have created a series of LEGO Lord of the Rings parody videos. In this one, Legolas offers to get Gimli a box, so he can see above the walls at Helm’s Deep, and loses track of his main mission to kill orcs.
I didn’t do a Stocktake Saturday post last week, so I have lots to share! I’ve been Waiting On … The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett and Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer. I also shared an interview with Melina Marchetta where we talked about her fantasy series, The Lumatere Chronicles. With the end of the year fast approaching, I have also shared my favourite reads of 2012: YA and Adult.
I received the following books for review: (links to Goodreads pages)
- Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen
- The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3) by Aimee Carter
- ‘Til The World Ends (Anthology) by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, and Karen Duvall
- The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3) by Peter V. Brett
- Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader by Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, and Kate Milford
- The Panem Companion by V. Arrow
- Echo (Soul Seekers, #2) by Alyson Noel
- Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne
- Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans
- Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
- Fractured Soul (Fractured Light #2) by Rachel McClellan
- Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow
And I bought:
- The Red Knight (The Traitor Son Cycle, #1) by Miles Cameron
- Debris (The Veiled Worlds, #1) by Jo Anderton
Last time I was six books ahead in my Read Three, Buy One scheme, with two unlocked purchases that I have already used. In the last two weeks, I have reviewed the following:
- Rebellion by Ian Irvine
- And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst
- The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
- Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
- Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres
- The Enchanted by K.B. Hoyle
- This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
This leaves me 7 books ahead with the book buying quota, and with two book purchases unlocked. YAY!
I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit