Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#39)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and it's a weekly meme all about the books that are coming out soon that we really can't wait to read.

Ooh, it's been ages since I've done a WOW.  I have sooo many books I'm waiting for...  The main one is currently coverless, so I'll wait 'til it's been given a cover to include it.  In case you're wondering, the book is Origin from the brilliant Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  Man, I love that series...  
But anyways.  This is what I'm waiting for this week...

The Shadow Hunters' Codex
By: Cassandra Clarea and Joshua Lewis
Published: 29th October 2013
Published By: Walker Books
Found: On Goodreads' YA Novels of 2013 Listopia

Synopsis From Goodreads:
The Clave is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Nephilim’s oldest and most famous training manual: the Shadowhunter’s Codex. Since the thirteenth century, the Codex has been the young Shadowhunter’s best friend. When you’re being swarmed by demons it can be easy to forget the finer points of obscure demon languages or the fastest way to stop an attack of Raum demons. With the Codex by your side, you never have to worry. 
Now in its twenty-seventh edition, the Codex covers it all: the history and the laws of our world; how to identify, interact with, and if necessary, kill that world’s many colorful denizens; which end of the stele is the end you write with. No more will your attempt to fight off rogue vampires and warlocks be slowed by the need to answer endless questions from your new recruits: What is a Pyxis? Why don’t we use guns? If I can’t see a warlock’s mark, is there a polite way to ask him where it is? Where do we get all our holy water? Geography, History, Magic, and Zoology textbook all rolled into one, the Codex is here to help new Shadowhunters navigate the beautiful, often brutal world that we inhabit. 
Do not let it be said that the Clave is outdated or, as the younger Shadowhunters say, “uncool”: this new edition of the Codex will be available not only in the usual magically-sealed demonskin binding, but also in a smart, modern edition using all of today’s most exciting printing techniques, including such new features as a sturdy clothbound cover, a protective dust jacket, and information about title, author, publisher, and so on conveniently available right on the cover. You’ll be pleased to know that it fits neatly into most satchels, and unlike previous editions, it rarely sets off alarm wards. 
The old woodcuts and engravings have been replaced as well: instead, you’ll find lavish modern illustrations by some of the brightest luminaries of the fantastic. Creatures, weapons, people, and places have been carefully and accurately rendered by the likes of Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, Elisabeth Alba, and Cassandra Jean. Chapters are beautifully introduced by the drawings of Michael Kaluta, and along with our condensation of the classic 2,450-page tome, A History of the Nephilim, you will find a selection of the best of the lovely illustrations of that volume by John Dollar. 
This edition of the Codex will be available in Institute libraries and what mundanes sometimes call “book stores” in [OCTOBER], 2013.
Whoa, that's a long synopsis.  But yay!  I can never get enough of this world and am super excited to read this!  *sigh*  If only I were a Shadowhunter rather than a Mundane... ;)

Well, that's what I'm waiting for this week!  What book are you obsessively waiting for? :D


Lucy said...

I cannot wait for this either! I am HUGE fan of Cassie Clare's books so I'll buy anything to do with Shadowhunters! Brilliant choice. :)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Thanks! Cassie Clare = book goddess! :D

Hollie said...

I'm looking forward to getting a copy of this one too. I think books like these are so fun! Great pick!

My WoW

Olena P said...

Wow this looks like it will be a great read! Great selection.

Here's my WOW:

Jade said...

Without wanting to sound horrible, I honestly feel like Cassie Clare is milking the cow now. Three book series was enough, then theres the bane books and these... I'd love to see her do anything different!

My WoW

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Hollie: Me too! I can't wait for it!
Olena: Thanks! It does look awesome... :D

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Jade: She's done three book series?! How did I miss this?! ... Wait, that wasn't what I was meant to focus on, was it...? Sorry... I will admit that she's doing a lot in the world of the Shadowhunters but I love that world so I'll take whatever she can give for as long as it's there. I always did hate saying goodbye. :D

Aneeqah said...

Bahaha, this is SO cute! I love that last line of the synopsis. While I do think the lovely Cassie is going overboard a bit with all the Shadowhunter stuff she's been doing/planning to do (how many series is it up to now? Five? I know they announced a new one a few weeks ago...), but this really does seem like a fun addition to the Shadowhunter world. I'll have to pick this one up! <3

Thanks so much for sharing, Megan! <3

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Aneeqah: Yeah, that last line kills me! Five??!! Whoa! I thought it was three... I lose count! :D But I agree: this is an awesome Shadowhunter book and I can't wait! :D Happy reading!!

Krystianna said...

I really need to get caught up on this series. I've heard so many amazing things!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Krystianna: Awesome series - definitely recommended! :D