Cover Reveal: “Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak” by Adi Alsaid

Adi Alsaid is one of my go-to YA contemporary writers. (I really loved both Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost. You guys should totally read it too if you like YA contemporary 😉) So, I’m pretty excited to hear that he has a new book coming out next year, and lookie here, it already has a cover.

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And here’s the summary from Goodreads:

The summer after senior year is not going as eighteen-year-old Lu Charles expected: after her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, she finds herself unable to write her relationships column for Misnomer, the popular e-zine that feels so central to her identity. Then, she meets Cal, a handsome, charming and decidedly un-single stranger. Or is he?

Cal’s ever-practical girlfriend Iris is looking ahead to her first year of college, and her plans do not include a long-distance boyfriend. When Lu learns that Cal and Iris have planned to end their relationship at the end of the summer, she becomes fascinated and decides to chronicle the last months the couple will spend together. But the closer she gets to both of them, the harder it becomes to untangle her own feelings toward Cal from the story she’s writing. When Lu’s ex-boyfriend Leo unexpectedly comes back into the picture, Lu will have to decide what she wants—and from whom—or risk losing it all.

Sounds like a complicated triangle (or maybe a square?) there. I’m excited! Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak releases April 30, 2019. Ugh, so long the wait 🙃But if you want to get your hands on some of the author’s already published books, the good peeope at Pub(lishing) Crawl is giving away 3 packs of Adi Alsaid’s books. Here’s the linky for you.

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Bookish News: “Leverage in Death” (J.D. Robb) Excerpt

Two years ago when I was in a reading rut, a friend of mine recommended the In Death series to me. Needless to say I got hooked. Since then I’ve read all 46 books (It’s been around since 1995. I’m just less than a decade older than it.) in the series, and I’m pretty much hyped to get my hands on the next one.

37638161For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter―but what was the motive of the masked men?

Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

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It’s still three months until Leverage in Death is released, but an excerpt of the first chapter is up on Nora Roberts’ (J.D. Robb is just her pseudonym) blog Fall Into The Story.  It opens up with a supposed suicide bombing at a meeting full of airline executives. Sounds like another tough case for my fave fictional police detective Lt. Eve Dallas.

Leverage in Death will be out September 4. Add it to your TBR!

Cover Reveal: Lindsay Cummings’ “The Murder Complex”

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.

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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.

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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.

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Also, get to know the author more from these links.

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November 2013 Releases

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.

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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.

Reached

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.

Cover Reveal: Ransom Riggs’ “Hollow City” (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2)

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The cover of Ransom Riggs‘ follow up to his eerie fantasy novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out. Hollow City, which will not be out until next year January 14, will continue protagonist Jacob Portman and his new-found group of friends to London. You can read an excerpt of the book from here.

October 2013 Releases

Well, I am aware that it’s already October 5 and that this post comes a bit late (but not too late, right?) but I haven’t really gotten around to do my shopping because life has a been a bit busier than usual. There’s just so many great books that are coming out this month and I can only manage to read a handful of them. Anyway, here’s a list of the books I want to get my hands on this month. Hopefully they’ll be available at my fave bookshop (attention Fully Booked =) ! )

P.S. Some have already been released. Pardon my lateness. =)

October 1

David and Goliath (Malcolm Gladwell)

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Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty. 

From the conflicts in Northern Ireland, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood work in someone’s favour? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? 

David and Goliath draws on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and on Malcolm Gladwell’s unparalleled ability to make the connections other miss. It’s a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.

Cartwheel (Jennifer Dubois)

 

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When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn’t come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans.
 
Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who’s asking. As the case takes shape—revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA—Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see—and to believe—in one another and ourselves.
 

 

October 8

The House of Hades (Rick Riordan)

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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Eye of Minds (James Dashner)

 

 

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Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

 

October 22

Allegiant (Veronica Roth)

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One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

 

Disclaimer: Descriptions from Goodreads.

Book News: Debra Driza’s “Renegade” (Mila 2.0)

I’ve loved the cover of Debra Driza‘s Mila 2.0. It’s actually the reason why I picked it up in the first place. It also turned out to be a good action-y read so I’ve been looking forward to getting the second installment. And though there’s no release date yet, we at least now have a cover. HarperTeen revealed the cover via Addicted 2 Novels.

Mila Renegade

Must I say this is even more beautiful than the first one. Oh! goodness! I’m excited all over again.

“Allegiant” first look

The October release date for Allegiant, the final installment of Veronica Roth‘s international best-selling series Divergent, is looming closer and the anticipation amongst fans are running high with all the movie news and other stuff. Almost two weeks ago, Entertainment Weekly released the first Allegiant quote from. It’s from the book’s seventh chapter which is written in Tris‘ perspective. Now, we get the first quote from Tobias‘ perspective. I’m thinking this is from a different chapter though it wasn’t stated.

Tris Allegiant

Tobias Allegiant

I am totally fangirling over these. Just a few more days initiates. Hold on. Just 40 more days!

Book News: Libba Bray’s The Diviners #2 “Lair of Dreams” Cover Reveal

The cover is here and it looks intriguing!!!

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The cover of Lair of Dreams, the second book in Libba Bray‘s creepy series The Diviners, is out and everything is feeling jake. The cover features shadowy characters on a New York subway. We also get a synopsis,

“The second book in the New York Times bestselling series showcases a new evil descending on New York City. After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities…

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?”

In the first book, we left protagonist Evie O’Neill absorbing the after-effects of her paranormal battle with Naughty John. With a babble of other characters who possible also are Diviners just like Evie, what’d you think will happen?  Anyway, we have to wait until April next year to find out.

Divergent Movie: First Look

The first look into the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s YA debut “Divergent” premiered earlier this week at the MTV Video Music Awards, and from what I saw, it looks promising. There were obviously some changes since you can’t turn the whole book into a movie word-for-word, scene-by-scene; that’ll be more like a TV series with 16++ hours worth of reel and even then, there’ll be some tweeking because of the new medium.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the video plus another one with cast interviews and *jazz hands* Veronica Roth. The movie is set for a March 21, 2014 release, until then we’ll all have to wait fellow initiates. Here are some more dates you’ll need to mark on your calendars:

September 3: The Transfer

September 24: The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant

October 22: Allegiant

December 17: The Initiate

January 21: The Son

February 11: The Traitor

February 11: Four: A Divergent Story Collection