I am a huge HUUUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. I was (teenage) raised on Buffy, watched every single season (own them still), plus Angel (even though I am TEAM SPIKE), and am currently reading the ongoing comic book series (up next is season 12! First issue to be release June 20th according to my research–Wut wut!).
Anywhooo, I just want to make sure that everybody understand that when I say that I am excited about Slayer by Kiersten White you know I am LEGIT excited.
When I first heard the news Kiersten White was writing Buffy I was a bit iffy. Will she do it justice, is it canon, will it intersect in any way with the comic?
I do not quite know yet all the answers to these questions, BUT I did get a chance to read the Entertainment Weekly excerpt (which I almost never do because excerpts are such a tease) and it has made me feel 100% better about this whole endeavor as a die hard Buffy fan.
From the excerpt I got:
It is set around season 9 of Buffy. Because that is when we deal with the “end of magic” and the main character kept referring to Buffy’s fuck up, and “how are watcher’s supposed to deal without magic?”
Kiersten White likes to write about twins.
The main character is totally adorable, and I already love her a little.
Wanda WYNDHAM-PRICE… am I to believe this is WESLEY’s Mother?! We shall see…
I need the book right NAO. Only an apocalypse can keep me away!
If you can’t beat Marvel at their movie game (I mean, they just can’t) then let’s try to go another route! With popular authors like Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Lauren Myracle (Internet Girls), Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Bloods), Mariko Tamaki (She Hulk! Lumberjanes)…
Well, DC is seriously going for the kill, and trying to entice a new generation of readers into the fold.
*To be clear, these will be illustrated novels, and not book books.
**Also, I love ALL THE COVERS.
I am so excited, I can’t even. Although I am not a fan of Harley Quinn (she seems like such a bad role model for little girls) I am hoping that Mariko Tamaki will take this character in a different direction. Maybe it won’t be true to the character’s roots, but if Harley Quinn is being promoted for little girls she might as well get a character makeover.
I am MOST excited about Black Canary and Raven ❤ ❤ ❤
Book Expo America, one of the biggest book industry events around happened just this last weekend…
And I totally missed it, for the 3rd time?
But I did obsess over the Twitter feed (#BookExpo2018). For days. Which is how now I have a handy list of book titles coming out within the year that look INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC and that I must pre-order straight away!
My attention shifts to a police barricade at the end of the street. They’re directing us to detour down a different block. Ambulance lights flash against the walls, illuminating a covered gurney being lifted into the vehicle. I only need to catch a glimpse of officers pointing up at the roof of a nearby building before I figure out what occurred here. Another criminal must have jumped to their death. Suicides like this have been peppering the news.
And I helped make all of this happen.
Marie Lu, Penguin’s powerhouse, is coming out with the sequel to Warcross on September 18th, 2018.
I personally gave Warcross two out of five stars, I was unimpressed, but I want to give Wildcard a chance to blow it out of the park. Make me regret ever saying bad things about Warcross, make me believe again…
That the powers that be are coming out with a 10th anniversary edition to City of Bones that looks like a book about magic and spells and pretty much awesomeness? Also according to EW.com the book will have “a cloth-over-board jacket with text and art stamped in foil”.
“I invite you to join me on a reading adventure based entirely on a video-game quest. In this challenge, you’ll be embarking on a journey to conquer your TBR pile through a series of stages. You’ll read new stories, gain experience, and level up a character of your choosing.”
Video-game quest? Gain experience? LEVEL UP? Oh my, sign me up! It is definitely one of the most involved challenges I have ever come across. Not to mention the graphics for this challenge are so beautiful, huge props go to CW of Read, Think, Ponder for her terrific work.
You get to choose between 4 different characters archetypes: Knight, Bard, Mage, and Rogue.
Both Lexie and me are joining this particular challenge, and so we agreed that each of us should choose different characters in order to have more variety and cover more ground. I choose…