Amazon Picks Up Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ Adaptation

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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens is being adapted by the BBC and Amazon!

The six-episode series — which will air in 2018  — will be penned by Gaiman who will also serve as showrunner.

Despite promising to only work on Good Omens projects together, Gaiman received Pratchett’s blessing to proceed without him before he passed away in 2015.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s March 2015 Wrap Up

March 2015 Reading List

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Victoria Schwab’s brand new series about four Londons, a cross-dressing wannabe pirate thief and a magician with a multi-sided coat is everything I wanted but never knew I needed in my fantasy series. [READ FULL REVIEW]

The Walking Dead Vol. 23: Whispers into Screams by Robert Kirkman

Unlike that lackluster television adaptation, Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic is still going strong — despite a sudden time jump, but thanks to a terrifyingly creepy (and gross) new group of survivors.

Less Than Hero by S.G. Browne

In the latest novel from S.G. Browne, a group of professional guinea pigs (those who test drugs for pharmaceutical companies) gain otherworldly super powers in this story that is part satire and part cautionary tale. [READ FULL REVIEW]

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“The Mortal Instruments” Will Become an ABC Family Television Series

The Mortal Instruments ABC Family

Remember how we told you the colossal box office flop The Mortal Instruments may eventually be turned into a television series?

Well get ready, because “My Secret Life as a Pretty Little Shadowhunter Who Was Switched at Birth” is coming to ABC Family.

Or maybe it’s just called “Shadowhunters.” Whatever. Anything has to be better than that movie that we don’t like talking about.

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Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: April 8, 2014

The Eye of Zoltar Jasper FfordeThe Eye of Zoltar: A Last Dragonslayer Novel by Jasper Fforde

Orphaned sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, a Mystical Arts Management company that rents out wizards for cash. The Mighty Shandar tells Jennifer that if she finds a mysterious jewel named The Eye of Zoltar, he will spare the dragons he didn’t manage to kill in Book One.

It is said the Eye was last seen around the neck of the really very legendary and not at all likely Sky Captain Morgan, who reputedly plunders jetliners from the back of the equally legendary and probably not real Leviathan, a kind of flying manta ray the size of a coach.

Meanwhile, the King and Queen of Snodd thinks that Jennifer, ‘a young lady of considerable daring, moral worth and resourcefulness’ should take over the tutelage of the hideous spoiled teenage Princess Shazzine, in order that she learns to rule with distinction once the King and Queen are gone.

Jennifer agrees with some reluctance, and together, she, trainee magician Perkins and the princess – cunningly and without any originality disguised as a handmaiden – cross into the neighbouring Cambrian Empire, a dangerous country strewn with peril and a focus for bored daredevils seeking perilous adventures as a form of Jeopardy Tourism.

After procuring a tour guide aged ten named Addie, they venture deep into the heart of the most dangerous place in the most dangerous place in the whole Ununited Kingdoms: The Empty Quarter, within which lies their goal: The legendary Leviathan’s Graveyard, inconveniently perched at the very top of the mountain known as Cadir Idris, its lofty summit permanently shrouded in cloud.

Many people have visited the mountain, but none have returned. Perhaps the legend of Sky Pirate Morgan and the Leviathans are true – or perhaps the clouds that obscure the summit hide a far deeper secret. Pretty soon the Princess, Addie, Jennifer and Perkins are fighting the powers of darkness not just for their lives, but for everything they know and love…

WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Okay, so to be technical, this book doesn’t come out in the UK until the 10th and until October in the US, but we’re sharing it now because YAY NEW JASPER FFORDE book! Although really, when will be getting that Shades of Grey sequel we’ve been waiting for since 2009?

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Around the Interwebs: Volume XLV

Shit Rough Drafts the Book Gets a Hilarious Trailer (via Shit Rough Drafts)

So there’s a book coming out called Shit Rough Drafts, or to be less indelicate: Sh*t Rough Drafts, which re-imagines what original drafts for books and movies might have looked like with a satirical twist. In the trailer, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his agent talk about his novel The Cool Gatsby. We personally were all for The Great Glartsby. The actual book (complete with more drafts) will be available for purchase on April 15.

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New York Comic-Con 2013: Upcoming Book Releases

First and foremost, New York Comic Con is a comic book centered convention, but that doesn’t mean we don’t find a good mix of upcoming comics, graphic novels and even a YA tome or six when we go to panels and patrol the con floors. In fact, if you can’t get into BEA, NYCC is a great place to meet authors, snag copies of their books (some of which are even ARCs) and add some autographs to your collection.

So without further extrapolation, onto the books and comics you’re going to want to get your hands on! Or paws, no judgement here.

Miss Peregrine Graphic NovelMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs
Release Date
: October 29, 2013

Just in case your imagination is so terrible that even the photographic visuals in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children weren’t enough, a graphic novel adaptation is coming out right in time for Halloween and the annual All Hallow’s Read. Also to promote the books sequel Hollow City due out in January 2014. How very very convenient.

Geeks Guide to Dating Eric SmithThe Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith
Release Date
: December 3, 2013

The fabulous social media manager over at Quirk Books, Eric Smith (who you may know as the guy who sold his fiance’s engagement ring after she broke up with him and bought some Master Chief armor with the cash) wrote a how-to guide for geeks and dating and since we’ve already seen the book in its draft and ARC stages we can tell you that it is witty, adorable and a must buy, even if you’re already in a relationship. Keep it around for the references alone!

Outcast Robert KirkmanOutcast by Robert Kirkman
Release Date
: 2014

Walking Dead author Robert Kirkman is taking on yet another facet of the horror genre, this time by tackling demons, possessions and exorcisms. The monthly serial will follow protagonist Kyle Barnes who has been dealing with possession since he was a young child. Now in adulthood, Kyle is seeking answers that may have apocalyptic connotations that have nothing to do with Paranormal Activity.

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