Bookish News | October 2017


Welcome back to Bookish News! Here’s the news that I have gathered over the month of October. Bare with me when I am trying to figure out the best way for me to share the news with you without overwhelming you with a lot of information. If you have an idea, please let me know. 

Please let me know of any news that I missed in October and I’m more than happy to update this post. Also, 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. If you see an image, most likely, it will have a link to its Goodreads page or its source.

Book News

Kiersten White’s New Novel!
Kiersten White, the author of And I Darken and Now I Rise is writing a new novel, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. The novel will be in the point of view of Elizabeth, whose family took in to be a companion for their son, Victor. It is set to be released during Fall 2018. The perfect timing for the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which was published in 1818. (Twitter). (Goodreads).

Nnedi Okorafor’s New Novel!
There will be the third book in the Akata series, following Akata Witch and Akata Warrior! Unknown release date at this point and I will update the information once I find out. (Source). (Nnedi’s Tweet).

Adam and Becky Working Together!
Yes, that’s right. Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli are working together on a brand new novel, What If It’s Us, coming out in Fall 2018! According to the Goodreads page, it says October 2, 2018. I will keep an eye out on the release date. It is going to be published by two imprints, HarperTeen and Balzer + Bray, which both are under HarperCollins. According to the source, it is about: “Arthur and Ben meet at the post office as Ben is shipping his ex-boyfriend’s things back to him. They subsequently endure the frustration of knowing there was a missed connection before the universe pushes them back together again in a series of failed “first” dates.” Becky is going to write from Arthur’s perspective and Adam is going to write from Ben’s perspective. I am so excited and cannot wait to see the cover! (Adam’s Tweet). (Source).

Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach Acquired!
Scott Rudin Productions got the rights to Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach, a best selling thriller novel. There are interests in both TV and Movie rights. (Goodreads). (Source).

*Note: There have been tons of new book news for 2018 and beyond.

Mindy McGinnis – Heroine, coming out Winter 2019.
Renée Ahdieh – Smoke in the Sun, sequel to Flame in the Mist, coming out June 2018.
Caroline Tung Richmond – Untitled, coming out Fall 2019.
CG Drews – A Thousand Perfect Notes; debut novel, coming out June 2018.
Samira Ahmed – Mad Bad & Dangerous to Know, coming out Fall 2019.
Rebecca Roanhorse – Trail of Lightning; debut novel, coming out Summer 2018 and one book.
Audrey Coulthurst – the Unitlted sequel to Of Fire and Stars, coming out unknown.
Jeff Giles – The Brink of Darkness, the sequel to The Edge of Everything, coming out July 2018.
Hafsah Faizal – We Hunt the Flame, debut novel; coming out unknown.
Sona Charaipotra – Prognosis: Love & Death, coming out Spring 2019.
Katherine Locke & Laura Silverman – It’s a Whole Spiel, a YA anthology; coming out Fall 2019.

Cover Reveals

*Note: I am missing a lot of covers reveals. There has been a lot of reveals over the month of October and I couldn’t keep up. So, if you see any cover missing, please let me know and I’m more than happy to update this post. 

Puddin' Like Nobody's Watching Hullmetal Girls Restore Me The Phoenix Empress A Flicker in the Clarity Finding Yvonne These Rebel Waves All Out Monday's Not Coming Picture Us In The Light Contagion From Twinkle, With Love Untitled-4 My Plain Jane The Looking Glass The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary Heretics Anonymous HeroAtTheFall_JK.indd Sky in the Deep Allied How We Learned to Lie Scream All Night The Cheerleaders The Art of Escaping 9 Days and 9 Nights Listen to Your Heart Always Forever Maybe The Loneliest Girl in the Universe Notes from My Captivity Not If I Save You First The Last Best Story Where the Watermelons Grow Amal Unbound I'm Not Missing Wild Blue Wonder Let Me List the Ways Heart of Thorns A Thousand Beginnings and Endings  Eden Conquered The Land of Yesterday

*Puddin’ by Julie Murphy – set to be released on May 1, 2018. (Source).
*Like Nobody’s Watching by Tara Frejas – set to be released on October 24, 2017. (Source). 
*Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie – set to be released at some point during Summer 2018, maybe July. (Source).
*Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi – set to be released on March 6, 2018. (Source).
*Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert – set to be released on August 7, 2018. (Source).
*These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch – set to be released on July 3, 2018. (Source).
*Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson – set to be released on June 5, 2018. (Source).
*Contagion by Erin Bowman – set to be released on July 24, 2018. (Vilmariris – Interview on Cover). (Source).
*From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon – set to be released on June 5, 2018. (Source with an excerpt of the first chapter).
*Love & War: An Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz – set to be released on April 17, 2018. (Source).
*My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows – set to be released on June 26, 2018. (Source).

TV News

The School for Psychics TV Show!
CW is to develop the first book in a series by K.C. Archer. The book is called The School for Psychics, set to be released on April 3, 2018, by Simon & Shuster. Paul Sciarrotta, a co-executive producer on the CW/CBS Studios dramedy Jane the Virgin, will write the adaptation and will also be an executive producer along with Dan Jinks and Jason Egenberg. (Amazon). (Source).

John Grisham’s The Partner as a Drama Series!
It is heading to FOX by Jon Cowan, Davis Entertainment, and Sony Pictures TV Studios. (Goodreads). (Source).

Dave Gutierrez’s Patriots from the Barrio News!
Wilmer Valderrama and his WV Entertainment have acquired film and TV rights to Dave Gutierrez’s Patriots from the Barrio. (Goodreads). (Source).

Bird Box by Josh Malerman New Cast News!
Danielle Macdonald has joined the cast that already has Sandra Bullock. The show will be, hopefully, debut next year on Netflix. Danielle is playing the character, Olympia. Macdonald has recently wrapped up Dumplin’ with Jennifer Aniston. (Goodreads). (Source).

Netflix Acquired Dorothy & Alice!
Yes, you read it correctly. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. The story is based on their friendship growing up. It would be a fun show to watch! Netflix got the rights after competitive bidding. The story was written by Justin Merz. (Source).

A Contemporary Adaptation of Hamlet?
Netflix is on a roll! Riz Ahmed, who won an Emmy for HBO’s The Night Of has drawn up a deal with Netflix to develop Hamlet in a contemporary adaptation. Riz has developed the adaptation along with Mike Lesslie. (Source).

Film News

love, simonSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie Gets an Offical Title!
It will be called Love, Simon and will be released on March 16, 2018. According to Becky’s agent, the first trailer for the movie will be out at the end of the year. Check out the first look of Love, Simon on E! (First Look). (IMDB). (Becky’s Tweet). (Brooks’ Tweet). (Love, Simon Poster Reveal).

Snowblind by Dan Roff Cast News!
Karl Urban, Ashley Greene, and Forrest Goodluck have been set to star in Snowblind by Dan Roff, a psychological thriller, along with the feature directorial debut of Marcus Alqueres, whose visual effects credits include 300, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Adventures of Tintin. (Goodreads). (Source).

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart News!
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner will work with Lionsgate to bring Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart. (Goodreads). (Source).

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend News!
Drew Goddard is set to write and produce Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. 20th Century Fox is attached to the project. (Goodreads). (Source).


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