As I am a Publishing graduate, I have wanted to write a post that places a focus on publishing houses; I have decided to write a post every-few-months on the publications and soon-to-be published books from a particular publisher. I will list the books that I have read and liked, future publications I like the sound of and future publications I have been looking forward to.
Before I decided to pursue a career in publishing, I hadn’t really thought too much about the publisher behind the book. I would always see the name of the author but not seek out the name of the publisher. How things have changed… I also get to learn about so many books by perusing publisher websites. Let the lists begin…
I’m beginning with Bloomsbury this month who are an independent publishing house. I had the pleasure of interning at Bloomsbury for four weeks last year. They have published some of my favourite books and are probably best known for publishing the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
(Click on the titles at the beginning of each bullet point to go through to the books’ Bloomsbury page.)
- ‘Throne of Glass‘: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I love this series, with its interesting world and kick-ass main character, Celaena Sardothien. There is also The Assassin’s Blade: a collection of five short stories, which are just incredible!
- ‘The Lovegrove Legacy‘: A Breath of Frost and Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey. I am a huge Harvey fan and was so excited when this new series was released (I was kindly given a copy of the first book during my placement at Bloomsbury when I mentioned that I was a fan. Who doesn’t love a free book, right?). This series is based on witches in Victorian London, so is my kind of book! A series containing witty, strong female characters who have magic, what more could you ask for?
- All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: Its been a while since I read this book but I do remember liking it. This book is interesting because a) it includes time travel and b) it is written from two POVs, but there is actually only one person. You’ll just have to read it to find out what I mean, if you haven’t already. This book definitely gets points for originality, in my opinion.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: I have been looking forward to this A LOT. Magic. Faeries. You can count me in. How does Maas find the time to start a new series when she hasn’t finished the ‘Throne of Glass’ series? She’s obviously a writing machine – that…or she’s Super Woman. I am actually currently reading this. I preordered it from Waterstones and to my surprise it arrived early – so, thank you Waterstones! And, people…you will not be disappointed – well, I hope you’re not when you read it – because it is so amazing! I’m now obsessed with this new series!
Publication date: 5/5/15.
- Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas: This is my first time hearing of this book and I am very much intrigued. A tale of two boys on opposite sides of the world who strike up a friendship but can never meet due to illnesses, which would cause devastating consequences if they were to come face-to-face. Are you intrigued? I know I am.
Publication date: 2/7/15.