Friday, August 23, 2013

"It comes in pints? I'm getting one!"

 Wherein Jack forgets to breathe

 I am going to try and keep this post civilized, to limit the amount of squealing and doing jigs. I don't promise this plan will carry though, but know I am planning on it, which counts for something.

 I've been reading since I was...okay, I don't know my exact age, but I was young. I love books, but I don't think I've ever looked forward to books coming out, and if I ever did it wasn't like it is at this moment.
 Yesterday, this hit a whole new level so I decided it would be fun to post about the books I am going to rush out and buy the moment they are out, tripping over myself as a go - and I also will be sneaking in recommendations. Basically it will be like, "GO! READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS!" There, I recommended them all, now this post has purpose on my writing blog and isn't just a geeky rant while I try and breathe normally.

 (None of these books are in order because I want them at the same level.)

 Captive of Raven Castle by Jessica Greyson. 
 You know how you read a great book and grow to love the author as much as the characters and story and decide that you will buy every single book by said author? Well, that is me with Jessica. Only she doesn't have any more books out but Annabeth's War, so I have to wait impatiently for her new one. (I've given up on trying to be patient. It's a lost cause.) You can find out about Annabeth's War HERE
 There is no release date yet. (This is both good and bad news. Bad that I can't count down to a day, good because it will be a surprise when it comes out. I like surprises.)

 Shadowscale by Rachel Hartman.
 This is the squeal to Seraphina. I loved the first book, it was one of those rare occurrences where I loved the girl character as much as the boy. I'm missing Phina and Kiggs so much I am going to check out book one at the library and re-read it. Book Two can not come out fast enough!
 Release Date: Feburary 25th 2014. (MORE THAN A YEAR!!!)

 The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielson
 The last book in The False Prince trilogy. I know it only takes me a day to get through these books. I know I will set it down and want more, but I don't care. I want this book, and I don't really want to wait for it. I'll take it now, read it now, and regret not savoring it later. (Then I will re-read all three of them until I have them memorized.) The second book ending on a bit of a cliff hanger, but I don't want the third to end the cliff hanger, I want the third because I. Miss. Sage!!
 Release Date: March 1st 2014. (These release dates are depressing.)

 The third and final, as of yet, untitled WondLa book by Tony DiTerilzzi
 Yes, I want it. A lot. I want it for Rovee, I want to know what happens, I want Eva to win the last battle. I just want it.
 No release date yet, not even a title or hint at it. This does not bode well.

 The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann
 The squeal to The Peculiar. This is the only book I've read which has a good mix of fantasy and Steampunk and characters who befriended me and then left me without more. I want to spend more time with them, I must! 
 Release Date September 24th 2013 (This is such a nice release date. This is why I like the author.)

 The House of Hades by Rick Rordian
 I have mixed feelings about this book. I want it because Percy is in it and I love Percy. But I don't want it because as an author, I saw things in Mark of Athena which got me very worried for a certain someone I like. 
 Release Date: October 8th 2013

 Second Son by Jenelle Schmidt
 Book Two to King's Warrior, only this time it is about my favourite character from King's Warrior. Also, it is a king story, set in one of the coolest fantasy worlds I've ever read, and did I mention it is about my favourite character from the first book?
 No Release Date yet. (It is like Captive, I don't know if I should be happy or sad.)

 The Sandman and the War of Dreams by William Joyce
 Book 4 in the Guardian series. (A delightful series about familiar myths with new twists added. If you haven't read them, do so. Now.) I REALLY want this one because Jack Frost is in it! Need I say more?
 Release Date: Possible December 31st 2013. (Possible? Possible?! 8-( )

 And the one which inspired this post...

 The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
 This book made me choke on my cereal, forget how to breathe, and almost caused my eyes to pop out of my head. Let me explain.
 I loved the Ranger's Apprentice books, I still do. When I finished The Lost Stories I said good bye to Will and sulked over it because I knew I'd miss him. That was it, the end of the series. I didn't expect anymore.
 Then I was reading a friend's blog and discovered there is to be a 12th book, the one which will wrap the series up. And I almost fell over.
 ONE MORE BOOK!!! One last adventure with Will!!!! A chance to see Halt again - PLEASE!!! - and return to the forest and the cabin and fight bad guys and watch Will be his cool self. 
 I've been in a state of disbelief and delight since discovering the news. And I wants this book! "I wants it! Give it to me!" Sure, from the summery, something sad happens. But I still want it. 
 Release Date: October 3rd 2013. (That is for everyone living in Australia. Us poor Americans have to wait till November.)

 And now I have to end this and go because I am supposed to be doing other things, not talking about all my friends who are taking their time visiting me. 

 Quote from The Lord of the Rings movie




  1. those lucky Australians...

    I'm DEFINITELY psyched for the Royal Ranger. I liked the wrap up he had in the Emperor of Nihon-Ja pretty well, but I will never say no to getting another book full of Will and Halt. :)

    1. Yes. We are insanely lucky... GO AUSTRALIA!!!!!! !!! !!!!

  2. That's why it's frustrating to get hooked on a series that isn't complete yet!

  3. Yup, I too love books and started reading from my childhood.

  4. Yes! The sequel to Seraphina! Cannot wait. Now I want to re-read it. That's one of the best fantasy books I've read.

  5. Oh, I'm excited about the next Ranger's Apprentice book too! That is so cool!
    So may book! *Grabs piece of paper and writes down all the titles*
    Man...I wish these books were already out. I hate waiting.
    I should just go and check out all the Percy Jackson books. I read the first ones and then sort of forgot about them for a while. Now all my sisters are reading the later stories and love them very much. And I feel left out. lol.


  6. Having books to look forward to is the best (and worst) thing ever!


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