Cassandra Clare & Holly Black To Visit Australia!

Stuck in Australia where authors never come? It seems the Fates have taken pity on us and led bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black towards the land down under. The authors will be visiting both Brisbane and Sydney around the August-September time period, as they promote their Magisterium series.

Brisbane

Clare and Black will both be guests at the Brisbane Writers Festival on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of September 2015, in a fun informative writing panel. Afterwards, there will be book signing opportunities, where people are allowed to meet the authors and get their books signed! The tickets for this event are quickly selling out, so if you live in the area and are interested make sure to grab your tickets over on the BWF website – http://bwf.org.au

Sydney

Recently, the authors also confirmed that they will be visiting Sydney, specifically the Kinokuniya Bookstore on the 15th of August 2015. The bestselling international authors will be discussing the next book in their Magisterium series (The Copper Gauntlet). Unfortunately, tickets for this event are sold out, however Kinokuniya is hosting a special giveaway in which 2 lucky winners could win tickets to the event. To find out more about the event, head over to http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2f59ed5da3b76af8285b113f3&id=7746a82935

Awesome April YA Releases!

I haven’t done this since December, and I’m really sorry guys! But here I have listed some awesome Young Adult books releasing this month 🙂

Miss Mayhem – rachel hawkins

> Sequel to “Rebel Belle”

> Releases 7th April

simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda – becky albertalli

> Stand alone novel

> Releases 7th April

The queen of bright and shiny things – ann AGUIRRE

> Stand alone novel

> Releases 7th April

THE PRETTY APP – KATIE SISE

> Book #2 of the App series

> Releases 14th April

THE TRUTH COMMISSION – SUSAN JUBY

> Stand alone contemporary

> Releases 14th April

THE REVELATION OF LOUISA MAY – MICHAELA MACCOLL

> Stand alone  thriller/mystery

> Releases 14th April

Oz Comic Con Dates (AUS)

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Perth: April 11-12 | Convention & Exhibition Centre
Adelaide: April 18-19 | Showgrounds
Melbourne: June 27-28 | Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane: September 19-20 | Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sydney: September 26-27 | Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island

Supanova Dates 2015 (AUS)

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MELBOURNE 2015
April 10-12
Melbourne Showgrounds

GOLD COAST 2015
April 17-19
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

SYDNEY 2015

June 19-21
Sydney Showground,
Olympic Park

PERTH 2015

June 26-28
Perth Convention &
Exhibition Centre

ADELAIDE 2015

December Releases!

There are not too many Young Adult releases this month, and I am completely unfamiliar with all of the books listed below, but there may be one for you in there so make sure to check them out! 🙂

Suspicion ~ Alexandra Monir

Release date: 23rd December

After Us ~ Amber Hart

Series: Before and After #2
Release Date: 30 December 2014

Firefight ~ Brandon Sanderson

Series: Reckoners #2
Release Date: 23 December 2014

Love and Other Theories ~ Alexis Bass

Release Date: 30 December 2014

Transcendent ~ Lesley Livingston

Series: Starling #3
Release Date: 23 December 2014

Awesome November Releases!

The Sorcerer Heir ~ Cinda Williams Chima

Series: The Heir Chronicles #5
Release Date: 4 November 2014

A Thousand Pieces of You ~ Claudia Gray

Series: A Thousand Pieces of You #1
Release Date: 4 November 2014

The Retribution of Mara Dyer ~ Michelle Hodkin

Series: Mara Dyer #3
Release Date: 4 November 2014

The Last Changeling ~ Chelsea Pitcher

Release Date: 8 November 2014

This Shattered World ~ Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman

Series: Starbound #2
Release Date: 11 November 2014

The Bane Chronicles ~ Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan

Release Date: 11 November 2014

Renegade ~ Antony John

Series: Elemental #3
Release Date: 13 November 2014

Stolen ~ Michael Johnston, Melissa de la Cruz

Series: Heart of Dread #2
Release Date: 18 November 2014

Epic New October YA Releases!

Blood of Olympus – Rick Riordan

~ The fifth book in the “Heroes of Olympus” series

~ Releases October 7th

 

The Young Elites – Marie Lu

~ The first book in “The Young Elites” series

~ Releases October 7th

 

Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

~ The 3rd book in “The Raven Cycle” series

~ Releases October 21st

 

In The Afterlight – Alexandra Bracken

~ The third book in “The Darkest Minds” series

~ Releases October 28th

 

Atlantia – Ally Condie

~ Stand-alone novel

~ Releases October 28th

 

Snow Like Ashes – Sarah Raasch

~ The 1st book in the “Snow Like Ashes” series

~ Releases October 14th

 

Black Ice – Becca Fitzpatrick

~ Stand-alone novel

~ Releases October 7th

 

Whatever Life Throws At You – Julie Cross

~ Stand-alone

~ Releases October 7th

 

Stone Cold Touch – Jennifer L. Armentrout

~ The second book in “The Dark Elements” series

~ Releases October 21st

 

Trust Me, I’m Lying – Mary Elizabeth Summer

~ Stand-alone novel

~ Releases October 14th

 

Talon – Julie Kagawa

~ The first book in the “Talon” series

~ Releases October 28th

 

 

 

Cool New September Releases!

A lot of cool books coming out this month, so make sure to check out this list I made of the popular new YA releases for this month! 🙂

 

Heir of Fire

~ The third book in the “Throne of Glass” series

~ Releases 2nd September

 

The Infinite Sea – Rick Yancey

~ The 2nd book in “The 5th Wave” series

~ Releases 16th September

 

In the Afterlight – Alexandra Bracken

~ The 3rd book in “The Darkest Minds” series

~ Releases 16th September

 

Blackbird – Anna Carey

~ Stand-alone novel

~ Releases 16th September

 

Complete Nothing – Kieran Scott

~ The second book in the “True Love” series

~ Releases 30th September

 

The Iron Trial – Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

~ The first book in the “Magisterium” series

~ Releases 9th September

 

I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson

~ Stand-alone book

~ Releases 16th September

 

Day 21 – Kass Morgan

~ The second book in “The 100” series

~ Releases 16th September

 

Evidence of Things Not Seen – Lindsey Lane

~ Stand-alone book

~ Releases 16th September

 

Afterworlds – Scott Westerfeld

~ Stand-alone book

~ Releases 23rd September

 

 

New Simon Lewis Short-Story Series!

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While on her City of Heavenly Fire UK tour, Cassie recently announced that with her fellow authors, she will be composing a few short stories about Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments! Asdfghjkl

She announced the 10 titles of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: 

“I’m holding off also on saying too much about Academy until we nail down dates — it will be ten stories, like the Bane Chronicles, and like the Bane Chronicles will end up as a print book eventually. The stories cover Simon’s arrival at the Academy through to his Ascension Ceremony, but a lot of them also time-hop: back to 1830, 1893, 1900, to the time of the Circle and some switch perspectives. I’ll say more when we make the actual announcement but for now have the list of titles to play with!”

Possible Titles Announced:

1) Welcome to the Shadowhunter Academy.

2) The Lost Herondale.

3) The Whitechapel Fiend.

4) Nothing But Shadows

5) The Evil We Love

6) Pale Kings and Princes

7) Bitter of Tongue

8) The Fiery Trial

9) Born to Endless Night

10) Angels Twice Descending

Blogger’s Note:

While I love that Cassie is doing yet another Shadowhunter-based series (even if they are only short-stories), I feel like maybe she is just over-doing the Shadowhunter theme just a bit, with the numerous Shadowhunter Chronicle book series she has released and that are to-be-released in the future. But don’t get me wrong, I’m still super-hyped for this upcoming short-stories series. Did you see the title “The Lost Herondale”? Obviously I’m excited.

The Lunar Chronicles – 5th Book Announced!

The science fiction/fairy-tale series The Lunar Chronicles was only supposed to be a four book series (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress & Winter), but now Marissa Meyer has announced that the series will see a fifth book.

The newest addition in the series  will be entitled “Fairest” and will be a prequel story centered around Queen Levana, who Marissa Meyer reveals to be inspired by the Evil Queen from Snow White.

The author states that the story will follow Queen Levana from around the age 15-25, finishing around a decade before the beginning of Cinder, and will explain Levana’s story and how she ended up the way she is now.

Blogger’s Note:

I’ve only just finished reading “Scarlet“, the second book in the series, so no spoilers please! But I am very excited to read the next THREE books in this series! I’m glad that there is another series I can stay with for the next little bit, especially as it feels like so many of my favourite series seem to be ending…:(