Bookish News | August 2017


Welcome back to Bookish News! Here’s the news that I have gathered over the month of August. Please do let me know of any news that I missed in August and I am more than happy to update this blog. Also, please do let me know of any other sources that would let me know of Authors’ news such as a new book deal, cover reveals, etc. Thank you!

Every link that I have posted below is to the actual news, actual trailer, other author’s twitter, or different sources. 

Book News

Jen Wilde News!
We will get a brand new novel from Jen Wilde, whose debut novel, Queens of Geek has captured our hearts! It will be called The Brightsiders, a LGBT+YA contemporary novel about “a teen drummer navigates old family struggles, paparazzi, and coming out as bisexual after she’s branded Hollywood’s latest train wreck.” It is set to be released in Summer 2018 by Swoon Reads. (Source). (Goodreads).

Libby Bray Novella!
There will be a novella, Night of Cake & Puppets, part of Daughter of Smoke & Bone world. It will be illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo. It is set to be released on September 17th. Check out the first source for the synopsis and check out the second for sneak peeks of the illustrations. (Source). (Source). (Goodreads). Check out her IG video of the naked cover, hint: it’s both pink and blue as well as the end pages! So beautiful! (Instagram). There is a cover reveal of the UK edition. You can check them out below. It will be set to release on October 5th, 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton.

Maurene Goo‏ New Book!
I Believe in a Thing Called Love, written by Maurene Goo has announced on Twitter that her next book has a date and a title! The Way You Make Me Feel will be released on May 8, 2018! It is “about summer, friendship, love, family, & food in LA.” (Source).

More Mackenzi Lee News!
Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World is based on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads. It features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. It starts in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present. It has awesome illustrations by Petra Eriksson. It is set to release on March 13, 2018. (Source). (Goodreads).

Julia Ember’s Hints!

Elly Blake News!
Night Blood is set to be released on June 7, 2018, in the U.K. (Source). (Goodreads).

Sabaa Tahir’s 3rd Book!
It has been announced that Sabaa Tahir’s 3rd book would be called A Reaper at the Gates, which is due to hit bookstores on April 10, 2018. Her first two books, An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night will have new paperback covers to go along with the new cover. They will be out in bookstores on Aug. 29th. Check them out below! They are very beautiful. (Source).

Julie Murphy’s new companion novel! 
There is a new companion novel, Puddin’! It is a sequel to her novel, Dumplin’. It is set to be released in Spring 2018! (Source).

Tara Sim’ Timekeeper News!
Tara Sim had her cover reveal (you’ll see it down below) for Chainbreaker and I am in love. Timekeeper also got a cover change to match the feel of Chainbreaker. (Source).

Renee Ahdieh’s Title for the Sequel!
Smoke in the Sun, a sequel to Flame in the Mist. It will be released on May 1, 2018. Can’t wait for the cover reveal. (Goodreads). 

Victoria’s New Books Announced!
That’s right, Victoria Schwab is having four new books in addition to Vengeful (out in Sept. 2018), the sequel to Vicious, and The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue (it’s a standalone novel). It’s a $1M book deal that would last into 2024. With that deal, there will be a brand new trilogy that is set in the same world as the Shades of Magic series. The trilogy will be called Threads of Powers. The fourth book will be a standalone, I believe – tentatively titled Black Tabs; a female assassin in a future version of NYC. (Source). (Victoria’s Blog).

Cover Reveals 

Night of Cake & Puppets Night of Cake & Puppets_UK Obsidio Nightblood_UK Goodbye, Perfect The Book of Dust  Turtles All the Way Down An Ember In The Ashes A Torch Against The Night A Reaper at the Gates Witches Doesn_t Burn In This One Timekeeper_new Chainbreaker Sightwitch The Astonishing Color of After  Ash Princess Bygone Badass Broads

*Nightblood by Elly Blake – U.K. cover
*Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard – set to be released on February 8, 2018. (Source).
*The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman – set to be released on October 19th. (Goodreads).
*Witches Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace – set to be released on March 6, 2018. (Source).
*Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – set to be released on October 10th. (Goodreads).
*Sightwitch by Susan Dennard – set to be released on January 23, 2018. (Goodreads).
*The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan – set to be released on March 20, 2018. (Goodreads).
*Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian – set to be released on April 24, 2018. (Goodreads).

TV News


Film News

The Hate U Give Cast News!
Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give has new cast news! We have Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter, the main character in the novel with George Tillman Jr. directing. Now there are new casts joining – Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, and Lamar Johnson, playing as Starr’s father, Maverick, Starr’s mother, Lisa, and her older brother, Seven. Hornsby was in Fences with Denzel Washington, Hall was in Girls Trip that was released recently, and Johson was in the BAFTA Award-winning Canadian show, The Next Step and will be in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. EDIT: More casting news! Please welcome Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, and Common is to join the cast of an amazing group of people! They will be Ms. April Ofrah, Hailey, and Uncle Carlos! (Source). (Source). (Source). (Source). (Source).

Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ Movie News!
Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ has new casts! They joined Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Odeya Rush. Please welcome Dove Cameron, Luke Benward, Bex Taylor-Kalus, Maddie Baillio, Georgie Flores, and Ginger Minj! Can’t wait for the movie! (Source).


5 thoughts on “Bookish News | August 2017

    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      I cannot wait either! The cover for that book is beautiful.

      I agree with you on Obsidio. I was surprised that they went in the color direction. We’ll see how it looks like in person.


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