Friday, 25 April 2014

What to Read in Fall 2014: Two Big Cover Reveals for YA Readers

After what feels like an incredibly long wait, YA author Maggie Stiefvater has just released the cover and title to the third book in her bestselling series, The Raven Cycle. 

Blue Lily, Lily Blue will be published by Scholastic on November 1, 2014. The cover is beautiful, haunting, and mysterious. In typical Maggie Stiefvater-style, the book is sure to be a knock-out. Maggie is a powerful writer. Her stories are thoughtful, intricate, and she has a way with language that is practically unrivalled in today's YA book world. 

The Dream Thieves (book two of The Raven Cycle) was published in September, 2013, and will be coming in paperback this fall. The series is aimed at readers ages 14 & up, and falls into the genres of fantasy, romance, and suspense. 

Click here to visit Maggie's official website.

Another recent cover reveal from Scholastic is a middle grade new series from bestselling (and wildly popular) authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. The Iron Trials: Book One of the Magisterium is to be published on September 9, 2014.

I love this cover for so many reasons. It just LOOKS exciting. Also, it looks like a Death Eater, and as a #Potterhead, the book gets automatic points for the similarity. This might be the first book after Harry Potter that an author — or in this case, authors — can successfully pull off a story about magic and wizardry.

Sure to please fans of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, this is a middle grade, fantasy adventure series that will consist of five books. I am incredibly excited to read it, and I have heard through the grapevine that although it is a middle grade read, it will do well with young adult readers, too. And coming from two seasoned, talented authors, we know it will be a mesmerizing and exciting story.

Click here to learn more & to read an excerpt!

Scholastic has outdone themselves this fall with two powerhouse books coming out. Are either of these two upcoming books on your to-read shelf?

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