Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: May 26, 2015

26 May

New Book Releases 052615

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Book Cover Battle: ‘The Gracekeepers’ by Kirsty Logan – US Cover VS. UK Cover

18 May

The Gracekeepers US UK

Since Kirsty Logan’s first full-length novel The Gracekeepers will be out in the United States tomorrow (May 19) and is already out in the United Kingdom, we thought we’d celebrate with a little book cover battle.

Which cover speaks to you? The US version (left) or the UK version (right)?

You can get a more in-depth look at the UK version — AKA the most beautiful thing ever — over in Cassie-la’s April 2015 book haul.

Read on for the synopsis and vote for which cover should win below.

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Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: May 12, 2015

12 May

New Book Releases May 12 2015

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s April 2015 Book Haul

7 May

New Book Releases

April 2015 Book Haul

  1. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey [READ FULL REVIEW]
  2. The Gracekeepers (UK Edition) by Kirsty Logan

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s April 2015 Reading List

6 May

April 2015 Reading List

The Woods Vol. 3 by James Tynion IV
When an entire high school is beamed to another planet, things get complicated. In the latest volume of The Woods, some mysteries finally start to get answered. Kind of. Sort of.

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
This 1924 short story would go on to inspire movies, television shows and even a serial-killer in this tale that has a man hunting the most dangerous game of all. Spoilers: it’s people.

My Heart and Other Black Holes (UK Edition) by Jasmine Warga
Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. Girl and boy make a pact to commit suicide together after talking in an online chat room. Romance and sadness ensues.

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Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians’ Adaptation to Wizard All Over Syfy

4 May

The Magicians Lev Grossman

A 12-episode adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians has been ordered by Syfy — and here’s hoping it fares better than that other wizard series turned Syfy adaptation The Dresden Files.

The news was announced by Grossman on Twitter, who would go on to squeal in a statement, “Ever since The Magicians was published I’ve wanted to see this story on screen.”

“The people, the school, the other worlds, the magic. I’m so thrilled that it’s finally happening, and I’m beyond thrilled that we found the right people to do it.”

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The Firebird is Mightier Than the Sword: Cassie-la Flies Through ‘The Girl at Midnight’ by Melissa Grey

1 May

The Girl at Midnight Melissa GreyThe Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (Galley)
Release Date
: April 28, 2015
: Fiction, fantasy, young adult, magic, birds are sexy but dragons are sexier
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Summary: For centuries a war has been fought between two fantastical races: the bird-like Avicen and the dragon-esque Drakharin. According to legend, only the mythical firebird can end the war, and street-wise human thief Echo may be the only one who can find it. Full of magic, fantasy, romance and sass, The Girl at Midnight is the next young adult trilogy to add to your to-read pile!

The Girl at Midnight (which coincidentally kicked off our first Book Cover Battle) tells the story of Echo, a runaway orphan turned thief who left her family behind only to be taken in by the Ala, a centuries old Seer and member of a race of bird-human creatures who live under New York City known as the Avicen.

In addition to hiding from humanity, the Avicen are also protecting themselves from the nefarious Drakharin, a race of dragon-human creatures who they have been at war with for centuries. The only thing that can stop the never-ending battle? The legendary, mythical creature known as the firebird.

Finally, a young adult novel where the weapon isn’t love or friendship. Unless it is. There’s still two more books to go.

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