Laravel 5 is on the way, and with it, much excitement. As there very well should be! Taylor has worked his butt off bringing us some exciting new features that we'll all be playing with over the next year or more.
Since version 3 of Laravel, the framework has always had a "Code" book by myself. The documentation for the framework provides a great source of reference for those working day to day with the framework, but my books have always had a different goal. They exist to inspire people to enjoy the code that they write, and to build great things.