Book Cover Battle: ‘The Grisha Trilogy’ by Leigh Bardugo – Original Covers VS. Cover Redesign

Following the success of her Six of Crows duology, Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha Trilogy is getting a redesign and a re-brand.

Now called The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, you can purchase the cover redesigns this summer.

Which trilogy would you purchase? The original hardcovers (top) or the paperback redesign (bottom)?

Vote for your favorites below the cut!

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Book Cover Battle: ‘And I Darken’ by Kiersten White – US Cover VS. UK Cover

And I Darken Book Cover Battle US UK

Tomorrow marks the release of Kiersten White’s And I Darken, which is being marketed as Game of Thrones set in the Ottoman Empire!

To celebrate, we figured we’d hold another book cover battle and find out which cover you hold dear.

Which version would you fork over money for, the US cover (left) or the UK cover (right)? We’re leaning toward the US version ourselves.

Keep reading for the official synopsis and vote for the cover you think is superior below the jump!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘And I Darken’ by Kiersten White

And I Darken Book CoverWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick, we chose a young adult novel that allegedly reads like Game of Thrones — if Games of Thrones were set in the Ottoman Empire — Kiersten White’s And I Darken.

Starring take no prisoners princess Lada Dragwlya, the first book in the brand new trilogy follows Lada as she plots her revenge against the Ottoman court after being taken from her home in Wallachia — because when you play the Ottoman game of thrones, you win or you die.

You can snag the bad ass sounding novel (which we hope is full of as many beheadings as promised) when it gets released on June 28, 2016.

Continue reading for the bloody synopsis!

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The ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer is a Super Dark Look at All Your Faves

X-Men Apocalypse Magazine Cover

X-Men: Apocalypse, the next chapter in the X-Men series finally has a real trailer (read: not one recorded off a screen at Comic-Con).

In addition to the Age of Apocalypse plot line you were expecting, the trailer also offers a brief look at some brand new characters never before seen on the big screen as well as baby versions of all your faves. And Cyclops.

‘Sup bald James McAvoy!

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Not My Fandom: Cassie-la Attempts to Figure Out “The Maze Runner” Despite Having Never Read It

Maze Runner PosterWelcome back to another Not My Fandom, in which I attempt to take what is sure to be the newest upcoming pop-culture trend and try to figure out just what it’s all about. Without having ever read the source material.

It’s like the worst kind of experiment where all my facts are gleaned solely from Tumblr.

My very first attempt worked out super well for Divergent (except probably not, I actually have no idea) so I thought I’d take another stab with The Maze Runner.

AKA yet another book on my very very large “to eventually read” list. Hashtag bibliophile problems.

So without further ado — and with my sincere apologies to the entire fandom — let’s see what this Maze Runner fuss is all about. Via someone who knows next to nothing about it. Dammit internet.

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New Comic Book Day Roundup: March 5, 2014

In this post, from Marvel Comics: Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 and from Vertigo: Fairest #24 and Trillium #7. Man am I having some serious flashbacks to February 5th.

Marvel Comics

Loki Agent of Asgard #2Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 by Al Ewing, illustrated by Lee Garbett, cover by Jenny Frison
Genre: Fiction, action, adventure, humor
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Loki is back again in his brand new series in which he desires to stay as the good Loki version of himself he became when he was reborn in Young Avengers. In order to achieve his goals of being a more loving trickster god, Loki is working for the triumvirate the All-Mother, and in return for following orders his past misdeeds are wiped from Asgardian history. In this issue, he’s been tasked with locating an old fling of his and Thor’s named Lorelei, because the All-Mother wants all Asgardians on Midgard to be returned. This is made even more difficult because Lorelei is currently in the midst of committing a huge heist Oceans 11 and 12 style and there are all these rules of illusions that I couldn’t be bothered to follow.

As with the premiere issue and the Kieron Gillen created Loki from YA, the humor and sass are still 100% there. For instance, in this entire issue Loki is regaling a girl who cannot lie with the story of his hunt for Lorelei while on a speed date! That’s right, Loki is speed dating. He also spends part of the issue preparing for an apartment warming party of adorable because at his first apartment he mistakenly convinced his neighbors he was Harry Styles. Oh humans, so gullible. The humor thankfully runs from the very first page all the way to the letters page which has been hilariously titled: “Here’s Loki-ing At You.” More terrible puns forever please!

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