Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: 10th Anniversary Editions

I'm switching over from Waiting on Wednesday's to Can't Wait Wednesday, a meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The idea is basically the same, but it looks like the official hosts of Breaking the Spine have shut down the meme so it's time to move on. Description and cover image taken from Goodreads.

This week's CWW is a little different since I'm combining two books into one. Both are books I've already read but are getting Tenth Anniversary Editions this year (and of course I have to collect those because they're gorgeous).
This deluxe, illustrated edition celebrates the New York Times-bestselling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle, a masterful epic fantasy saga that has inspired readers worldwide.
This anniversary hardcover includes more than 50 pages of extra content!
• Beautiful, iconic cover by artist Sam Weber and designer Paul Buckley
• Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos
• Detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor
• Brand-new author’s note
• Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies
• Pronunciation guide of names and places
The Name of the Wind Anniversary Edition releases October 3, 2017

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones with this gorgeous new edition, complete with special content and exclusive color illustrations.
The tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal City of Bones demands a luxe new edition. The pride of any fan’s collection, City of Bones now has new cover art, gilded edges, over thirty interior illustrations, and six new full-page color portraits of everyone’s favorite characters! This beautifully crafted collector’s item also includes four bonus stories that have previously only appeared in limited distribution, and—best of all—a new piece written by Cassandra Clare. A perfect gift for the Shadowhunter fan in your life.
This is the book where Clary Fray first discovered the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. The book where she first met Jace Wayland, the best Shadowhunter of his generation. The book that started it all.
City of Bones Anniversary Edition releases November 7, 2017

18 comments:

  1. Oh wow this edition of the Name of the Wind is gorgeous !
    I have mixed feelings about City of Bones though. I don't necessarily like it because it's too simplistic but I think it's the kind of cover that is beautiful when you look at the book and not just the cover (I don't if I make sense.)

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    1. Isn't it stunning? I was blown away when I saw it and if I hadn't already loved the book to death I would have bought it anyways.

      You totally make sense; sometimes covers don't do justice on their own. I don't think it's a good representation of the book itself but I think it's going to look stunning on my shelf.

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  2. Wow. I don't own The Name of the Wind but I almost HAVE to buy that cover. I've heard great things about the book as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's gorgeous! It really does live up to the hype so I think you would enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I can't believe Name of the Wind has been out 10 years! My husband loved it when he read it and told me I would too-- that can't have been ten years ago! But it was. And I still haven't read it. :-(

    I have read City of Bones, a least. Although I haven't gone on in the series yet.

    Thank you for sharing, Sam!

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    1. Right? It's crazy how fast time flies. Haha you should definitely pick it up and this edition is as good as any.

      I love the Shadowhunters books and I'm so happy with this new edition.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oooh! Such a creepy cover! Awesome pick! Thanks for checking out my WoW!

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    1. It's definitely creepy but so evocative. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That cover for Name of the Wind is epic. Wow! I still can't believe we have been in the Shadowhunters' world for 10 years. Tempus fugit!

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    1. I adore how it looks. I had no idea what direction they were going to go with the 10th anniversary when they announced it, but I love it. IK Tempus fugit indeed! I feel like it only just came out.

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  6. Okay, the cover for Name of the Wind makes me want to read it more than the other cover! I do love the Shadowhunters book as well! Thanks for sharing these, and also for stopping by my CWW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier.

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    1. It's definitely more captivating than the other covers. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love the covers and both books sounds great. Enjoy!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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  8. Oh wow. Usually I don't love the idea of repackaged covers because it means more for me to buy (the collector in me looooooves to have all of the editions of books that I love). But in the case of these books, the new covers are amazing! I hope you get these books when you have the chance!

    Have a fabulous week, Sam. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I'm a huge collector also (it's getting to be a problem). Thank you! You too; thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Huh! I may have to check out that Clare anniversary edition! Thanks for sharing!

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