The Divergent movie trailer, ladies and gents, initiates!
Summit Entertainment will be premiering the full theatrical trailer of the Divergent movie tomorrow. They already have the countdown thing going on over at Summit’s YouTube page. But while we all wait for that, here are the movie posters and character portraits so far.
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) , Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) and Ayala Museum have cooked up something really good this month!
As part of the 4th Philippine International Literary Festival celebration, the NBDB, FHL and Ayala Museum presents POPtastik Pinoy. POPtasktik Pinoy is a whole day affair and will feature a series of talks covering pinoy komiks to novels to short stories and TV. Among the panel of discussants and moderators are comic artists Manix Abrera, Noel Pascua, AJ Bernardo,Karen Francisco and Budjette Tan; novelists Eros Atalia, Luna Sicat Cleto and Edgar Samar; scriptwriter Suzette Doctolero; fictionists Sarge Lacuesta and Yvette Tan; journalists Ruel de Vera and Kristine Fonacier; and Prof. Patrick Campos.
I am a day late but, hey, better late than never, right? (That’s what I told my professors then. It rarely works but it’s worth the shot, eh?)
Anyway, I have been stalking Lindsay Cummings’ blog for some time now. She has a book coming out next year and it sounds pretty darn awesome. I’ve always been into dark, haunting, blood-soaked dystopias and her debut novel, The Murder Complex, hits all the right spots.
Here’s a little tidbit from Goodreads:
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is-although he doesn’t know it-one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
And yesterday, Lindsay Cummings has put a face to this baby.
Isn’t it gorgeous? To add more to your excitement, the lovely author is giving away some cool stuff – signed ARCs, The Murder Complex bookmarks and #booknerdigans shirts. Want to join? (I know you want to.) Just click on the image below.
The Murder Complex will be released on June 10, 2014 but if you can’t wait for that check out the prequel The Fear Trials to be released May 27 under Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins.
You can pre-order both books already.
Also, get to know the author more from these links.
Well, I only have two on my list right for this month, and I already bought one while the other I’ve read a year ago but, because I’m OC with book covers, did not buy the physical copy. Anyway, here are the two books I’ve been waiting for this November.
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
Summary from Amazon.com
If you want to read the first chapter, Amazon has it. Check it out from this link. Champion has been released last November 5.
It’s not really new. The harcover has been out for nearly a year but for the sake of my OC tendencies when it comes to book covers, I am including Reached, the third and last book in Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy. The paperback version is set to be released November 19.
That’s about it. I think most of the books on my Most Anticipated Reads list for this year has been released.