Bookish News – February 2018

Hi readers ! It’s time to check out the latest bookish news. Including, some exciting new books, gorgeous cover reveals and amazing new synopsis. Ok ? Go !

🚨 A new project and a stunning cover for V.E. Schwab

As you probably know, next fall we will finally get to read Vengeful. This is a highly anticipated novel, as it as the sequel to Vicious, which came out in 2013. A little while ago, we discovered the new cover for Vicious (gorgeous). And now, we finally get to see the cover for Vengeful as well as a synopsis :

« Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done. »

And the good news don’t stop there for Schwab’s fans. Indeed, the best-selling author announced that she was working on a prequel to her Shades of Magic series, in the form of a graphic novel. This spin-off will focus on the youth of Rhy and Kell’s father the King Maxim Maresh. The first volume entitled Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, will come out next October. Here’s a brief synopsis:

« When Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city far away to cut his military teeth on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and a newly returned pirate queen. »

🚨 Discover Angie Thomas’ next book

Angie Thomas, best-selling author of The Hate U Give is currently finishing her second novel. Intitled On The Come Up, this novel will come out next June. So far, we knew very little about this book. But now, we have a cover, a synospis and even a glimpse at the opening sentence of the novel.

« Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of her life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it. »

I adore this cover, which is both minimalist and powerful. I especially like that it kinda matches the cover for The Hate U Give. As for the first sentence of the book (above), it definetely makes me want to read On The Come Up. Moreover, I recently read The Hate U Give (review to come) and I loved it. So I cannot wait to read this new book.

🚨 Rick Riordan goes back to Asgard

Fans of Norse myths and sarcasm, rejoice ! Rick Riordan dives back into the Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard series with a brand new collection of nine short stories. This book, intitled 9 From The Nine Worlds, is told by some of our favorite characters from the trilogy, including Jack the Sword. It will come out next October, in the meantimen here’s the synopsis:

« The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven’t heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan’s unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back? »

🚨 … waiting for ACOFAS

We only have a few weeks left of waiting for A Court of Frost and Starlight to come out. Indeed, next May we can finally go back to the Night Court with this novella that takes place after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruins.

Here’s a look at the cover and the back of the book. I love all the fantastic details that have been put into this and I can’t wait to have this baby on my bookshelf. (Warning : don’t read the synopsis on the back cover if you’re not caught up on the series)

🚨 Cover reveal for “The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy”

In 2017, you must have heard about The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue written by Mackenzie Lee. This best-selling book made a lot of noise, and everyone seemed to love it. Well in 2018, Lee comes back with the second book in the series: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. It will come out in October and focus on Felicity, Monty’s sister (he was the main character in the first book). Now, let’s take a look at the cover and the synopsis.

« A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.

Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic. »

🚨 A cover and a synopsis for Frankestein’s fiancée

A couple of months ago, Kiersten White – author of the best-selling And I Darken series – announced that she was working on a novel inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Indeed, to celebrate the 200th anniversaty of the litterature classic, White will publish The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein next September.

« Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. »


So this is it for the Bookish News of February. Are you excited about all these reveals ? Let me know !

Bonnes Lectures,

Gaëlle

Bookish News – November & December 2017

Hello readers, today I am back with all the exciting reading news from the past few weeks! Seeing as I’m kind of behind schedule here, we will be covering both November and December in this bookish news. Alright ? Let’s go!


📌 Cover reveal for Queen of Air and Darkness

news livresquesAs you may -or may not- know, a little while ago Cassandra Clare announced some changes in her publishing schedule. Indeed, in 2018 we won’t be reading the first book in the Last Hours series. Instead, we will get Queen of Air and Darkness, book three of The Dark Artifices.

Now we finally have a cover for this highly anticipated release. The cover uses the same visual codes used in the previous one, but this time with Annabelle.

With this cover reveal, we also got a synopsis (careful, it’s full of spoilers for Lord of Shadows).

“What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.”

Sadly, we will have to be patient because this book won’t come out until December 2018.

📌 Vicous gets a new look

news livresquesIn 2018, Victoria Schwab will publish Vengeful, the sequel to her bestseller Vicious. And to celebrate, Vicious is getting a new cover, which I adore.

Ever since I’ve started reading Schwab’s books, I’ve been dying to read this one. And this cover change is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Not that I think the previous cover wasn’t pretty, I actually loved it. But now I know Vengeful and Vicous will match with this gorgeous edition.

Wil Staehle is the genius behind this do-over, and he was also the guy who designed the Shades of Magic series.

This new cover comes out on paperbacks and hardbacks on May 29th, 2018. As for Vengeful, it will be coming out in September 2018.

📌 Cover reveal for Red Queen number four

A few weeks ago we discovered the cover for War Storm, the fourth and final book of the Red Queen saga by Victoria Aveyard.

I am completely in love with this cover, and hopefully, I’ll find the time to get caught up on the series before the last book comes out in May 2018 ;).

📌 Cassandra Clare has a new project

Great news for all of us Cassie Clare fans! Indeed, the best selling author is currently working on a new and exciting project. This new project won’t see the light of day for a little while (at least a couple of years), but we already know a bit about it. The first book will be called Sword Catcher, and here’s a quick synopsis :

Sword Catcher is the first book in a high fantasy series. It’s the tale of a young man raised to be the body double for an unworthy prince, a young woman destined to change the world, and a host of other characters: criminals, princes, magicians, and warriors.”

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely pumped about this new series by Cassandra Clare.

📌 A new novel for Amy Harmon

In February 2018, the Making Faces author, Amy Harmon, is back with a new book. The Smallest Part is a spin-off from one of her previous books, The Book of David and it will follow Dr Noah Andelin.

Here are the cover and the synopsis…

“It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie. “Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?” If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too. So Mercedes lied. And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down. This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.”

 

📌 ACOTAR 3.5 gets a title

Sarah J. Maas is not done with the ACOTAR universe (bless her!). On May 1st, 2018 the Throne of Glass author will publish a novella that is set between the original trilogy and the future books. So, a little while back we got a title and a release date for this 256 pages long novella.

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this story bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming spinoff novels.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.


 That’s it for the last reading news of the year! What did you think? Let me know in the comment section below!

Bookish News – September 2017

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.


The News

📌 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 😏).

news livresque - Cassandra Clare

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.

GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET: An Anthology of Tales. Full cover and synopsis coming soon . . .

Une publication partagée par Cassie Clare (@cassieclare1) le

📌 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 :

news livresques«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)

 

Les Reveals

📌 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

bookish news

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.

 


Alright, so those were the bookish news of the past month. As per usual, I’ll be back in a few days with my wrap-up of the month, to tell you all about the books I’ve read in September.

Meanwhile, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram.

Reading News – August 2017

So, once again I am running behind on my monthly article… But you know how it is, with work and school and everything starting again. I’ve been busy, but I’m doing my best to catch up 😉 Anyway, I am back today to talk about the Reading News for August.

So let’s talk about all the news, reveals and amazing information that came from the bookish world this past month!


The announcements

A spin-off series and a stand alone for V. E. Schwab

Back when I read A Conjuring of Light, I felt as though something was missing. It was epic, don’t get me wrong, but many questions were left unanswered and I didn’t fully get the conclusion I wanted to. But I might just get that after all. Indeed, a couple of weeks ago, V.E. Schwab announced that she will be releasing a spin-off trilogy to her Shades of Magic series.

This new series, entitled The Threads of Power will follow a new cast of characters as well as the ones from Shades. Each novel in the spin off will focus on one main character but all three of the books will be intertwined. We don’t have a publication date nor a title for the first book yet, but we should know more about that real soon.

As if that wasn’t good enough, Schwab also announced that she’s working on a new stand alone novel called Black Tabs. The story of a young female assassin living in a futuristic New York. I am already hooked!


reading news - ACOTAR - ACOMAF - ACOWARA novella in the ACOTAR universe

A few weeks ago, Sarah J. Maas revealed a release date and a synopsis for the next book coming up in the ACOTAR universe. It won’t be a full novel, but a novella. If you remember, it was previously announced that we will get three more novels as well as two novels in this universe.

This first novella, coming out next May, will make the connection between the original series and the next books. Set up after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin it will be told from Feyre AND Rhysand’s points of views (happy dance) !!! Plus, this is a 200 pages long novella. Perfect to wait until we get a full on novel.

“Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond.

But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming.

As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated – scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.”


The reveals

A new cover and a title for Ember 3

This past month, we finally got the cover and the title for the next book in the An Ember in the Ashes series. Called A Reaper at the Gates, this third book in the series will come out on April 10th. Here’s the cover and the synopsis :

a reaper at the gate - reading news“Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. 

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight. 

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.”

As you will have noticed, the third book went through a big cover change. This was something the author has been asking for, as she wanted covers with a better representation of people of colour. This decision makes perfect sense, and I really respect Sabaa Tahir’s choice.

That being said, I still wished the series had matching covers. Both An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night will be getting new, matching covers but only in paperback, while Reaper will be coming out in hardback… too bad!reading news


The Darkest Minds gets a new look

To celebrate the upcoming release of the movie adaptation, the Darkest Minds series is getting a do over. The series and the novella bind-up will be coming out with a new paperback edition next January. And, I don’t know about you, but I find the new covers absolutely stunning!


 Cover reveal for Obsidio

Saving the best for last… in early August we FINALLY discovered the cover and the synopsis for Obsidio, the third and final installment in The Illuminae Files. And I am completely in love with it! Obsidio comes out next March, after being pushed back a couple of months. Here’s the synopsis :

obsidio - reading news“Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion? 

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. 

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.”

I don’t know about you, but I am beyond excited about this book and I look forward to reading it and reviewing it over here 🙂


Well that’s a wrap on the August reading news. Don’t hesitate to let me know how you feel about all of this new bookish information down below, in the comments!

Reading News – July 2017

It’s that time of the month again… the time to talk about all the exciting reading news we learned in July. Let’s go !


The Announcements

Reading News - To All the boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han - movie adaptationLara Jean on the big screen

Author Jenny Han announced it this month, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is going to be a movie. The rights to the books had been sold a while ago, but now it’s really happening, and it’s happening sooner than you might think.

Although there is no release date yet, the project is moving along pretty quickly : the casting is complete and the shooting has started.

Lana Condor will play our main character, Lara Jean (on the left) and Janel Parrish, best known for her part in Pretty Little Liars, will play Margot the big sister.


Fantastic Beast - JK Rowling

Fantastic Beast gets an illustrated edition

This fall, Bloomsbury will publish a brand new, illustrated edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beast and where to find them. This new edition will include new content and introduce use to new creatures in the wizarding world.

 

 


The Reveals

A cover for Batman: Nightwalker

Reading News - Batman - Marie LuAs you probably already know, four Young Adult authors are currently working of the DC Icons project. This is a serie of four books, each written by a different author and focusing on four different DC character. First up, we will discover Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman this august.

Next January, Marie Lu will introduce us to her Batman with Batman: Nightwalker, for which we now have a cover and a synopsis.

Here’s the synopsis : “Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.”


 Well that’s pretty much it for the reading news this month. Let me know if there’s anything else I might have missed !

Reading News – May 2017

Hello! Welcome back to another article, this one all about the reading news of this past month.

In May we’ve only got a few news, but we did get a lot of cover reveals.

With all these reveals we also got a bunch of synopsis and title reveals. And sometimes the cover reveal is also a chance to discover some future releases I hadn’t heard of yet.

As per usual, I’ll be mentioning here the reading news that caught my attention, but there are probably many more I missed! So let me know in the comment section below what news caught your attention.


The Reveals

A cover reveal for the next two Marissa Meyer books

A little while ago, we discovered that Marissa Meyer was releasing a new novel this fall, the first in a series centered around heroes and villains, and super powers. Well, this month we got a cover, and it is gorgeous. Needless to say I am super excited about it. Especially since The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series ever.

Speaking of which, Meyer also revealed the cover for the second installment of Wires and Nerve, the graphic novel sequel to the Lunar Chronicles. I have yet to read this duology, but I’m sure it’s a can’t miss for any fan of the series.

Tahereh Mafi’s next book gets a title and a cover

Tahereh Mafi is coming back this fall with a companion novel to her first middle-grade book Furthermore. This novel, entitled Whichwood will focus on a young main character who washes dead bodies all day long. This rather dark setting for a middle grade is really interesting, and I’m looking forward to discovering this book.

I have yet to read Furthermore, but the synopsis has me intrigued and both novels are blessed with gorgeous covers, which is a plus!

Here’s the synopsis: “Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.”

New books to come

Alexandra Bracken does middle-grade fantasy

This past month EW revealed the synopsis and the cover of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken, which will come out on September 5th. This reveal made me discover this future release I hadn’t heard of yet. This will be a middle grade urban fantasy novel, all about demons et curses. I must say the synopsis is intriguing and the cover truly beautiful.

Synopsis: Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.
The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.
Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.

The author of Mara Dyer comes back

So apparently this is kind of all news: Michelle Hodkin has announced she is working on a new series. The Shaw Confessions is a spin-off of Mara Dyer, her best-seller trilogy. According to the synopsis reveal this month, the first book in this new series, The Becoming of Noah Shaw, takes place after the events of The Retribution of Mara Dyer. It will come out next November.

I haven’t read Mara Dyer, even though it’s been on my wishlist for a while… What about you, have you read it?

Here’s the short synopsis: Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string. They’re wrong.
Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future. He shouldn’t.
And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart. They’re right.


So that’s it for this month’s reading news. I’ll be back next month for all the can’t miss book related news!

Happy readings,

Gaëlle