What’s up readers ! 😘 I hope you’re all doing great and had a lovely month of September.
In the book world, September has been intense. With all the new releases and great bookish news, it was an amazing month.
📌 A new schedule for Cassandra Clare
Earlier this month Cassandra Clare – author of the Shadowhunter Chronicles – announced a small change regarding her publishing schedule. Indeed, Queen of Air et Darkness – last book in the “The Dark Artifices” trilogy – will be coming out in the fall of 2018, and not in 2019 as was the initial plan. Instead Chain of Gold – the first book in the “The Last Hours” trilogy -, has been pushed back to 2019. Clare explained that she needed more time to do the research necessary to write Chain of Gold, which is set in 1903.
As for her series co-written with Wesley Chu and focused of Magnus Bane, the first book will also be released in 2019 and will be called The Red Scrolls of Magic.
To find out more about Cassie Clare’s next books, here’s her publishing schedule (you’re welcome 😏).
You might notice that this schedule mentions a secret fantasy projet (not gonna lie, I am pumped about this). And also mentions a new novella bind-up in the spirit of The Bane Chronicles.
Regarding that latest project, Cassie Clare teased us a little this week with a title: Ghosts of the Shadow Market. We should find out more about this project real soon, so I’ll keep you posted.
📌 The Grisha Verse keeps expending
A couple of days ago we found about a bookish news that has me super excited !
Leigh Bardugo announced that she’s currently working on a new duology set in the Grisha Verse. This new series will focus on a character from the Shadow and Bone trilogy, which started this universe.
Untitled King of Scars, the first book in the duology will come out during winter 2019 (which is sooo far away 😭). In the meantime, here the synopsis :
«Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.»
(Now one things for sure: I have to read Shadow and Bone)
📌 Cover reveal for Thunderhead
This month, the cover for Thunderhead was revealed and I am in love 😍.
For those of you who don’t know this is the second book in the duology and it will come out on January 2018. The first book, The Scythe, was all over bookstagram when it came. With such a pretty cover, no doubt this one will two.
Here’s the synopsis for book one 👇
«Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own»
This sounds so bad ass and this is, yet another book I have to read.
📌 Cover reveal for the new John Green
We already mentioned it back in June, this fall John Green is back !
The best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars will be publishing a new book in October called Turtles All the Way Down.
I’d love to know your thougths on the cover. I personnally love it. And I believed it was made by the same artist who designed the cover for TFIOS.