Hollow City, the sequel to Quirk Books’ young adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is finally on the way! Or at least it will be on January 14, 2014. Can we haz January now?
In order to keep the excitement level at eleven, Quirk has released the official Hollow City trailer.
If you happened to watch the “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Special past the actual airing of the 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor” (we sure as hell didn’t) you might have caught the official trailer for the third series of “Sherlock.” HUZZAH!
However if you didn’t, that’s okay too because that’s what the internet is for.
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson
Magnus Bane watches the once-glamorous Hotel Dumort become something else altogether in 1970s New York City.
Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumort, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumort has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t mind…
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: We don’t know how many times we have to tell you we’re Team Magnus Bane before you get why we’re digging these short stories. Mostly though we can’t wait to read about what Magnus is wearing in the 70′s.
The Red Queen Dies: A Mystery by Frankie Y. Bailey
Frankie Bailey introduces readers to a fabulous new protagonist and an Alice in Wonderland-infused crime in this stunning mystery, which kicks off an exciting new series set in the near future.
The year is 2019, and a drug used to treat soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, nicknamed “Lullaby,” has hit the streets. Swallowing a little pill erases traumatic memories, but what happens to a criminal trial when the star witness takes a pill and can’t remember the crime? When two women are murdered in quick succession, biracial police detective Hannah McCabe is charged with solving the case. In spite of the advanced technology, including a city-wide surveillance program, a third woman is soon killed, and the police begin to suspect that a serial killer is on the loose. But the third victim, a Broadway actress known as “The Red Queen,” doesn’t fit the pattern set by the first two murders.
With the late September heat sizzling, Detective Hannah McCabe and her colleagues on the police force have to race to find the killer in a tangled web of clues that involve Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Fast-paced and original, this is a one-of-a-kind mystery from an extremely talented crime writer.
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Okay, so technically this came out on the 10th but we missed it so we’re adding it into today’s roundup. Kindly ignore this snafu. Regardless, this futuristic novel jumped out because we, Cassie-la in particular, loves all things Alice.
Black Milk Clothing Has a Harry Potter Themed Line Out Now (via Black Milk)
Black Milk Clothing the purveyor of all clothing nylon and nerdy has added another franchise to their growing roster (which includes Star Wars and Lord of the Rings) but this time around it’s our favorite franchise of all: Harry Potter. The one downside to this is that means that it’s officially licensed Warner Bros. merchandise and therefore everything Ravenclaw is silver and blue and covered in ravens, not blue and bronze and covered in eagles. Sorry Ravenclaws! You can check out the full line of awesome available for sale now through Black Milk. May we suggest the awesome Deathly Hallows leggings?
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm of Love in the Time of Global Warming is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Mainly because of the amazing title inspired by Love in the Time of Cholera, but also because we love the idea of a young girl going on an Odysseus-type quest to rescue her loved ones from all manner of fantastical baddies.
The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen by Lindsay Ashford
“Where would I begin to explain it all…?”
Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen’s hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane’s close friend, has decided at last to tell her story—a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder…
Upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford’s fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen’s mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen’s early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford’s vivid novel delves deep into Austen’s world and puts forth a shocking suggestion—was someone out to silence her?
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Here on Bibliomantics we’ll pretty much read anything Jane Austen. Assuming of course that it’s not just a sequel with an excuse to write some Mr. Darcy porn. Let’s not ruin the public domain completely people.
We Don’t Know How You Celebrated Harry Potter’s Birthday, But We Hope It Was With Drunk Ron Weasley (via YouTube)
It was Harry Potter’s 33rd birthday last week and to celebrate Jimmy Fallon brought out comedian Simon Pegg dressed as Ronald Weasley to sing him a drunken birthday song. Be warned, it is very drunken. Twenty points to Gryffindor (or another house of your choosing) if you can figure out why he’s a grown man and still wearing his school wizard robes. Another ten points if you can figure out how fake Latin can make magic work.
Chuck Palahniuk Announced a Graphic Novel Sequel to Fight Club and Now We Won’t Be Able to Wait Patiently (via GoodReads)
Author Chuck Palahniuk is planning a sequel to his hit novel turned movie Fight Club but rather than a prose sequel, he plans to continue the story in graphic novel form. Palahniuk plans to create a series of books (not sure if this means comic books or trades) set ten years after the events of the original. Specifically, Jack and Marla are married, and things are going well enough until their son is kidnapped by Tyler Durden and Jack is once again dragged back into the dark and messy world of Project Mayhem. Sounds amazing!