Coming Soon


Coming Soon…

An invisible force pushed me back to the solid forest ground. The portal sealed off with
one last burst of light, and then I was left alone with the eerily tall trees.
I lay on the forest fl oor for a moment, shuddering from the encounter with
the woman. I pushed myself off the ground and crossed the dirty forest path to the
twins’ house, still jittering. It didn’t take long for me to register the familiarity of the
woman: her black hair, charcoal eyes, venomous tone.
The headmistress was back.

AFTER AN UNTHINKABLE BATTLE, Arica Miller is bursting with questions.
The last thing she expected was to go to the source of all magic—the Sorcerers
Underworld. She soon realizes the magical world is facing an immense threat:
Th e king’s crown, also known as the Jewel, has been stolen by an unknown thief.
And what’s worse, the gemstones have been taken by a magical flood that has a
suspicious link to the headmistress.
Now Arica and her cousins are summoned to go on a dangerous search
that leads them to the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. If Arica wishes to return
home, she must find the gemstones and unlock the mystery of the Jewel’s thief;
but what she doesn’t realize is that the culprit could be closer to her than she’d
ever imagined….

Their biography:

Sarena and Sasha Nanua are teenage twins living
in Mississauga, Ontario. They love reading books
in their spare time and enjoy science fiction and
fantasy novels. They have been writing books since
they were nine years old. You can visit them online

In the second book of the Arcana Chronicles Evie has now fully come into her powers as the tarot Empress. And Jackson was there to see it all. In the aftermath of killing Arthur, the tarot Alchemist, Evie realizes that a war is brewing between the other teens that, following the apocalypse, have been given powers and its kill or be killed. 

Things get even more complicated when Evie meets Death, the mysterious, sexy Endless Knight. Somehow the Empress and Death share a romantic history – one that Evie can’t remember, but Death can’t forget. She is drawn to the Endless Knight, but is in love with Jack. Determined to discover why she’s been granted these powers, Evie struggles to accept her place in a prophecy that will either save the world, or completely destroy it.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Expected: 1st of October

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.
– Goodreads Synopsis

Well, what can I say? This is very different from White’s Paranormalcy series. Evie was light-hearted and funny, even through all the crazy faery bonanza, death, death and no release stuff. And I’m really looking forward to it 🙂 I love how eerie the cover is, with the smoke and all the small images that seem to be superimposed on the girl’s face. I’m interested in how the sister bond will come across. A lot the heroines I’ve been reading about lately seem to be quite solo, and perhaps for good reason. This book is certainly going to be heart wrenching. 

Coming Out, Not So Soon:
March 12th 2013
Pitched as a “Bourne Identity”-type sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl who discovers that she is a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government, and her scientist mother, who kidnapped her when she was found to have human emotions.
– Goodreads Synopsis
Well, whilst this book is not yet out, there seems to be quite a few raving reviews of this book so far of Goodreads. I’m being promised a kick-ass hero a little like Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) and Tris (Divergent), but with more compassion and evident weaknesses. Is this enough to convince me? Well, no. I’m going to have to read it for myself of course! 
So, onto the book cover. For once, the idea of a perfect looking girl on the cover works well. She’s a robot or something, so perfection is to be expected. I love the way her face becomes fragmented, like pixels travelling through the web or something.  

He makes good girls…bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Coming Out: March 2013

This book sounds very interesting. The cover is simple, yet intriguing. I very much like the concept. Whilst the whole bad-boy thing has been over done in the past, particularly in  YA, I have a feeling that Victoria Scott will be injecting some originality to it, judging from her new official book website, www.dantewalker.com I can’t wait that long for this book to come out. Why do these authors torture me so?

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
-Goodreads Synopsis

Coming Out:
September 18th 2012

Okay, this book sounds creepy…
Which is why I’m sure I’d be very interested in it. It’s different. It’s intriguing.
I’ve read certain books where for some reason, two characters end up sharing a body. For instance, in Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles, the Egyptian gods could merge with a magician, who would become their host. But WLOF is completely different as the characters were always in the same body. Weird.

As for the cover, I really like it. I love how there seems to be two people there if you look hard enough. Sure, the girl up-front is very obvious, but can you see the other one? There her eye is, there is a nose pointing out. You just have to look at the outline. The colours are simple but effective, and for once, I’m not annoyed at seeing the character’s profile picture.

Today it was a fairy tale…

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

– Goodreads Synopsis

Coming Out:
January 2013

Having thoroughly enjoyed Tim Burton’s take on Alice in Wonderland when it hit cinemas a few years ago, I knew that this book would appeal to me instantly. It promises a dark world with new adventures and mysteries galore. I certainly hope that it delivers.

This cover intrigues me. I’m not too sure what to think about having a profile picture of the main character like that. I often think that this can take out the fun of discovering the character yourself, as you can gain misconceptions about their personality. having said that, I think that it is a rather flattering picture. I love the photo manipulation here.What it really brings across to me is the wildness of Wondeerland. The bugs are creepy, but it’s the vines that set me on edge. It suggests that she might be strangled. 

The curly typography really suits it, giving it a vine-like appearance. The scarlet is eye-catching, whilst also being complementary, due to the model having a similar coloured lip stick. Finally, I am also very curious about the key that she is wearing. I hope it actually features in the book. 

Well, that’s my thought on it. What’s yours?

Well, it’s what I’ve been waiting for! The sequel to Ashton’s ‘Everneath’ is coming out soon.

Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki’s boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it’s too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen – and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.
Goodreads Synopsis

Coming Out:
January 22nd 2013

It’s a gorgeous cover, isn’t it?! I’m pleased that it keeps to the theme, what with the shadows swirling around, enigmatically. For me, it’s not as stunning as the first cover, purely because the first dress was better, but I’ glad to see that she has a full face this time around! Her hair is very glamorous, and I can’t get over the way that even the top half of the dress billows away like that, becoming one with the shadows. I like that the shadows seems to be encircling her, as the title suggests. As an improvement, I would have like to see it do this more, like a tentacle ready to grapple onto her or something. Just a suggestion. Either way, I’m very happy to have this on my bookshelf when it comes out.

In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love.”Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels for the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.

The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate–or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.
– Goodreads Synopsis

Coming Soon: 
September 11th 2012

This is a stunning cover. The colours are appropriate, what with it being set in a dessert, and I love the way her cape flaps around in the wind. I’m not too sure what to think of the moon. Somehow it seems a bit out of place, and it just makes the cover look too busy. I’m glad that the model is not in a close-up shot. I’m sick of close-up shots. I love her tattoos, hinting at her tribe upbringing.

Now for my thought on the actual story. Personally, I think it sounds very intriguing. In a year where we have seen the rise of the Dystopian Genre, I’m glad to see something more original. I’m a sucker for books based on mythology, and I’m even more interested as this mythology seems original. The whole idea of a ‘vessel’ isn’t completely original though, not that I think that it’s a bad thing that Durst has used it. The original idea is called an Avatar. And I don’t mean the movie by James Cameron, although once again, it’s a similar idea. An Avatar is a human that hosts a god, much like a Vessel. Although, it Durst’s version it seems that the human dies in order to allow the god to take their body. One novel where this idea is used is in Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles series. In this series, the Egyptian gods can take possession of a magician and they can become the ‘eye of the god’.

The one thing I’m looking forward to the most is this trickster god as I am an avid Loki fan ever since Thor and The Avengers.

“I am loudmouth, the blogger, and I am burdened with glorious purpose”

Oh my gosh, Oh my GOSH! I’m so excited! But it’s such a looong wait. After that astonishing cliffhanger in Lost in Time, I was gobsmacked. So many questions were left unanswered and man do I need them to be answered. I’ve truly gotten to love all of these characters, even Mimi, and that’s saying something considering how much I loathed her in the first few books. And they’re coming to my city! London city! Just brilliant considering they’ve been to pretty much everywhere else.

The Final Blue Bloods novel is coming. Are you ready?

Coming Soon:
January 15th 2013

Watch out for the explosive finale in the Blue Bloods series.
The seventh and final novel in the epic saga.

All your questions answered. . . All the mysteries explained. . . Friends reunited. . . Hearts broken. . . Will Bliss return with the Hellhounds? Will Schuyler save the Blue Bloods? Who will live? Who will die?
– Goodreads Synopsis

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