Bookish News | January 2018


Happy New Year and I hope 2018 will be a wonderful year for all of you! 

Welcome back to Bookish News! Here’s the news that I have gathered over the month of January.

Please let me know of any news that I missed in January and I am 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.

*Note: The purple color in the headings down below is the Pantone Color of the Year 2018 in UltraViolet.

Book News

Zenith Book Trailer!
Zenith book trailer has been released. It is being co-written by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. (Source).

The Hazel Wood News!
There will be two books in The Hazel Wood arc. The Hazel Wood has and has been optioned for film. The sequel will be released in Fall 2019 and Tales from the Hinterland will be released in Fall 2020. (Source).

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Sequel!
F.C. Yee has announced on Twitter saying the sequel to The Epic Crush of Genie Lo will be called The Iron Will of Genie Lo. (Source).

Samira Ahmed’s New Book!
The Author of Love, Hate & Other Filters; has a new book – Internment, “about a near future in the United States where Muslim Americans are forced into an internment camp, and a seventeen-year-old must fight against Islamophobia, oppression, and complicit silence,” out in Spring 2019. (Source).

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Will Be A Graphic Novel!
Speak were published back in 1999 and was one of the books that were rare for its time. It speaks of  “groundbreaking depiction of sexual violence and its aftermath.” Now with the #MeToo Movement, it will become a graphic novel. The publisher, Macmillan is partnering with RAINN — Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network — to raise funds for the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence program. Macmillan will match the donations $5,000. You can see the cover for Speak: The Graphic Novel down below. (Source).

Cover Reveals

Black Wings Beating Smoke in the Sun A Blade So BlackCity Of Ghosts Bruja Born LIFEL1K3 A Thousand Perfect Notes Bright We Burn The Winter of the Witch Escaping from Houdini Blanca & Roja When the Moon Was Ours_PB Trail of Lightning Norse Mythology_PB If They Come for Us Antar_The Black Knight Legendary_UK Speak_The Graphic Novel

*Black Wings Beating by Alex London – out on October 9th.
*Smoke in the Sun by Renee A – out on June 5th. (Source).
*A Black So Black by L.L. McKinney – out on September 15th. (Source with an Excerpt).
*City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – out on August 28th.
*Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova- out on June 5th. (Source with the First Chapter).
*LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff – out on May 29th.
*A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews – out on June 7th.
*Bright We Burn by Kiersten White – out on July 10th.
*The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – out on August 14th.
*Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco – out on September 18th.
*Blanca & Roja by Anna-Maria McLemore – out on October 9th. (Source).
*When The Moon Was Ours (Paperback) by Anna-Maria McLemore – February 13th.
*Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – out on June 16th. (Source). 
*Norse Mythology (Paperback) by Neil Gaiman – out on March 6th.
*If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar – out on June 16th.
*Antar: The Black Knight by Nnedi Okorafor and Eric Battle (Illustrations) – out on April 25th. (Source).
*Legendary (UK version) by Stephaine Garber – out on May 31st.
*Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (Illustrations) – out on February 6th. 

TV News


Film News

Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You News!
LD Entertainment optioned the rights to Celeste Ng’s novel, Everything I Never Told You. They will team with Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca (The Social NetworkCaptain PhillipsMoneyball) on a film adaptation. Julia Cox (Amazon’s The Last Tycoon) is attached to pen the screenplay. (Source).




7 thoughts on “Bookish News | January 2018

  1. LairOfBooks says:

    Thank you for sharing Nicole! the sequel to The Hazel Wood sounds promising, the actual tales from the Hinterland were to me the BEST parts of Hazel Wood. SUPER stoked for Lifel1K3, Blanca Y Roja, BrujaBorn, Blade So Black & last but def not least THE WINTER WITCH! *eeeeeKKKK* so many exciting titles, That cover reveal for City of Ghosts is so eerie, Love it! 🙂

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  2. malanielovesfiction says:

    how cool that Speak is becoming a graphic novel!!!
    I remember reading half of the book in high school, and stopped because I lost my physical copy and I just FORGOT to find a new one.
    but this is a great motivation to reread!!!!!
    I love graphic novels here lately, such a gorgeous art form
    ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      I found out about it last night when I was updating the post and thought it needed to be in here and is very important. I’m glad you found out about it. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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