This past week had several important and noteworthy book-related events for me, namely 1) finishing Mockingjay
at last, and then 2) finally seeing some exciting news about the plots and release dates of the final book in the Georgina Kincaid
series (one of my all-time faves) AND about the forthcoming VA spinoff series (which I've been dying to know about since finishing The Last Sacrifice
First, let's talk about the Richelle Mead-related stuff, beginning with the VA spinoff news...(which I took the liberty of finally getting myself an Adrian/Rose icon for, since I now have the space and a D/R icon just isn't appropriate for this post! ;)):( Spoilers for new series and VA #6: The Last Sacrifice )
And then, after squeeing about having that summer blockbuster book to look forward to, I suddenly notice that the final Georgina Kincaid
novel, apparently called Succubus Revealed
, is coming out exactly one week later
on August 30!!! (Or who knows, maybe it will come out earlier than that, with this series they often do show up early in bookstores). \o/ <333 I can't even...it's going to sure be a summer (or rather, month?) of Richelle Mead! :p I kind of wish that these two big summer releases were spaced out a little further apart in the summer, but on the other hand I'm going to have more free time in August than earlier to read them, so maybe it's just as well...I'll have to read the first one pretty fast to make sure I'm done in time for the GK novel! ;)
The book description for the GK book is also now on the website and quite interesting...( Cover and Description for GK#6, spoilers for #5 )
Also I must as always take a moment to pimp both of these series, but especially the Georgina Kincaid
series, starting with Succubus Blues
, (since fewer people I know read it, lol), to anyone who loves supernatural/urban paranormal stuff...they are SO entertaining and funny/witty (the best of Secret Diary of a Call Girl
or Buffy, what have you in terms of biting wit), but also have a fascinating supernatural verse and memorable cast of characters (which for instance an OCD Martha Stewart-wannabe vampire and an Archdemon boss who is a secret John Cusack fan and drinking buddies with the area's Archangel that he used to know before he fell from grace and became a demon and all--such a cute bromance, lol), and some really compelling drama and well-written romance all at the same time. I don't know if I've ever enjoyed a book series as much as I've enjoyed reading many of the books in this one.
And then there's Mockingjay
...O_o Big Spoilers Ahoy!( You love me. Real or not real? )
I remember reading a F!S a while back (when I still read them, lol) that claimed THG was just like Animorphs
--which is a ridiculous claim, but I admit that with this comparison on the mind as I finished this book, I did see several parallels between both series in terms of events, themes, moral quandaries, gritty realism, etc--all of which just show why both series are memorable and a cut above the average YA series:( Brief meta about The Hunger Games and Animorphs, MAJOR spoilers for Mockingjay and The Beginning (#54)! )
Speaking of The Hunger Games
, while I was going to reserve judgment on the movie even with the questionable actors cast in the male roles (I only know JH from playing the evil douchey Steve in the Cirque du Freak
movie, hard to imagine Peeta from that role, lol), the new spoilers about the script and what has been changed are making me begin to actually think this movie will be terrible, the script sounds in parts like a badly written fanfic...:/ Anyone else see them?
And lol, since beginning this post I now see that the next Sookie Stackhouse
novel is also coming out soon at the beginning of May and has a description out? O_o Just book news galore this week...