The internationally bestselling Illuminae Files trilogy is in development for film with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Co-authors Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff build on their stunning space adventure told through myriad documents and archived information, including instant messages, email, interview transcripts, memos, and security footage by not only making the conflict more epic, but also adding a visual diary. Best-selling author Marie Lu contributes Hanna’s illustrated journal entries in Gemina.
Amie, who co-authored the bestselling Starbound Trilogy with Meagan Spooner will team up with Meagan again for the new space archaeology adventure series Unearthed, coming in 2017. She is also working on solo project Elementals – a shapeshifter fantasy coming in 2018. Jay is also the award-winning author of the Lotus War trilogy and the Nevernight Chronicles.
Marie concludes her Young Elites series with The Midnight Star, as the complicated and fierce Adelina Amouteru and the forces of the Dagger Society and the Rose Society must determine the costs of shaping a future they can live in.
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Midnight Star, available now, or Gemina, on-sale on Tuesday, October 18, from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets will be available for pick-up on the respective on-sale dates, starting at 10 AM!
Hanna is the station captain s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the "Hypatia" are headed right toward "Heimdall," carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the "Hypatia" and possibly the known universe is in their hands.
But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.
"There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen."
Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained.
When a new danger appears, Adelina s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra who are barely even talking to each other are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she"swore"she d never speak to again.
"Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all."
Adelina Amouteru s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?"
Publishers Weekly: "Launching the Nevernight fantasy series, Kristoff (the Lotus War trilogy) creates a splendid world of corruption and violence. Mia Corvere is the last survivor of her family’s fall from grace in the capital city of Godsgrave. After witnessing her father’s execution as a traitor and her mother and infant brother’s imprisonment by the consul of the Itreyan Empire, she dedicates her life to bloody revenge. She escapes her own murder and has nothing left but shadows and the help of a pitiless tutor. Making the most of these meager treasures, she sets out to become a weapon fit to shatter an empire, though she may destroy her own world with it. Kristoff portrays a world as rife with villains and treachery as the ancient Italian civilizations it echoes. Absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness, this beginning promises (and delivers) equal shares of beauty and decay. With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling, and satisfying. "