Bookish News | March 2018


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

Please let me know of any news that I missed in March 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.

EDIT: I’m so sorry this post is two weeks late. I’ll try my best to get April News on the 1st day of May. 

Book News

Marissa Meyer’s Sequel Title!
The title to Renegades is Archenemies! It is set to be released on November 6th. (Source).

Angie Thomas’ On The Come Up!
Angie has announced that her sophomore novel, On The Come Up, will be pushed back until February 2019 to spend a bit more time on the novel. (Source).

Alexandra Bracken’s First Look!
On the 26th, we got our first look into The Darkest Mind movie. The release date for the movie is on August 3rd. The Trailer has arrived! Check out the Trailers section for the link. (Source).

Marie Lu’s Warcross Sequel Title!
Warcross #2 now has a name… it is going to be called Wildcard! It is set to be released on Sept. 18th. (Source). (Penguin Teen).

Sandhya Menon’s From Twinkle, With Love Exclusive Excerpt!
If you click on the link, it’ll lead you to an exclusive excerpt of the new book that is due to be released on May 22nd. (Source).

Sabaa Tahir’s A Reaper at the Gates Excerpt!
If you click on the link, it’ll lead you to an exclusive excerpt of the new book that is due to be released on June 12th. (Source).

Tahereh Mafi’s New Book, A Very Large Expanse of Sea!
Tahereh Mafi is going to release her next book, A Very Large Expanse of Sea – releasing on October 2nd. It is “set in post-9/11 America” and “follows the story of hijab-wearing Muslim teen Shirin and is based on Mafi’s own experiences.” “The novel tackles bigotry and Islamophobia; it’s also an interracial love story.” (Source).

Publisher’s Weekly News

I have tried to add screenshots but it ended up not flowing well. So, I have copied and pasted the info. The links will be posted as usual. I’ll add some screenshots from a certain week in here if I saw one that would interest you. If you’d like me to keep out an eye for certain authors or certain genres, I’m happy to do more. 

Week of March 12th (Source).

His Hideous Heart, a collection of Edgar Allan Poe short stories reimagined by various authors, was acquired by Sarah Barley at Flatiron Books. The collection, which is being edited by Dahlia Adler, was sold in a world rights deal by Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency. The fall 2019–slated collection will feature new stories by, among others, Kendare Blake, Rin Chupeco, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Tiffany Jackson, Stephanie Kuehn, and Amanda Lovelace. (The book will also feature the Poe stories being riffed upon.)”

Week of March 26th (Source).

Tor Teen Nabs Trilogy
Ali Fisher at Tor Teen bought North American rights, at auction, to a teen trilogy by TJ KluneDeidre Knight at the Knight Agency represented Klune in the three-book deal and described the series as an “LGBT #ownvoices” one (the hashtag refers to a work in which an author shares the same marginalized identity as his or her central character). The series is about a group of teen superheroes and the everyday boy who follows them. The first title is set for a winter 2020 release.”

“Journalist Anissa Gray’s debut novel, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, was bought by Amanda Bergeron at Berkley in a North American rights deal. The book, set for early 2019, follows an African-American family in Michigan who, the publisher said, are dealing with the fallout from their eldest sister and her husband being sent to prison. Michelle Brower at Aevitas Creative Management did the deal.”

Cover Reveals

Vengeful Forest of a Thousand Lanterns_pb Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix Darkdawn The Darkest Legacy Unbroken- 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens The Spy with the Red Balloon What If It's Us Seafire Here to Stay

*Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – out on September 25th. (Source).
*Forest of A Thousand Lanterns (paperback) by Julie C. Dao – out on September 11th.
*Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao- out on October 23rd. (Source).
*Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – out on (Source).
*The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken – out on July 31st. (Source).
*Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by various authors – out on September 18th.
*The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke – out on October 2nd. 
*What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli – out on October 9th. (Source).
*Seafire by Natalie C. Parker – out on August 28th. (Source). 
*Here to Stay by Sara Farizan – out on September 18th. (Source).

TV News


Movie News

The Hazel Wood News!
“Ashleigh Powell has signed on to adapt the YA fantasy novel “The Hazel Wood” for Columbia Pictures, TheWrap has exclusively learned.” (Source).

Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses Film!
“Sarah J. Maas’s bestselling fantasy novel A Court of Thorns and Roses is headed to the big screen after German producer Constantin Film picked up the rights.” (Source).


If you see any posters, most likely to have a link to the trailer. 



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