Bookish News | May 2018


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

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

Book News

Anna-Marie McLemore and Taylor Kay Mejia!
They are teaming up to write a new novel, Meteor; “which two friends, one made of stardust and one fighting to save her family’s diner, take on their small town’s 50th annual pageant and talent competition in the hopes that they can change their town’s destiny, and their own.” It is expected to be published in 2020. (Source).

Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone Sequel Title!
On Twitter, Tomi has announced the title to the next book in the Legacy of Orïsha series. It is going to be called Children of Virtue and Vengeance. It is set to be published on March 5, 2019. (Twitter). (Preorder Links).

Leigh Bardugo’s News and Hints!
We found out at Y’allWest fest that Nina from Six of Crows is getting a POV in King of Scars! (Instagram). We also got some hints from her in Twitter about Grishaverse. Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows will be mentioned but will not appear in King of Scars. Genya will return in King of Scars. Zoya Nazyalensky is one of major POV characters in King of Scars. She gave a hint that there is a long-term plan that does involve the third book in Six of Crows world, but it will be many years down the road. 

Riverdale News!
There is cover reveals in the link that I provided. “Scholastic has acquired world and all language rights to publish original fiction and companion books based on the CW series Riverdale.” “…this fall with Aug. 28 release of the Riverdale Student Handbook, an in-world guide which promises to deliver “everything you really need to know about surviving Riverdale High!” “Scholastic will release an original work of Riverdale young adult fiction. Titled Riverdale: The Day Before – The Prequel Novel, the book “tells the story of life in Riverdale before audiences joined the story at the start of season 1 of the show.” It’s written by author Micol Ostow and will be told from multiple points of view, with the whole ensemble of main characters telling their own stories. The book also contains bonus content including Hiram Lodge’s arrest report, pages from Jughead’s novel, passed notes between Betty and Veronica, and lyrics from Josie’s songbook.”(Source).

Sarah J. Maas’ New Book Announced!
It will be titled Crescent City and this is her first Adult fantasy novel. It is set to be published in late 2019. “Set in a universe where humans struggle with survival and hierarchies of the magical creatures they live among, Crescent City will follow half-human, half-Sidhe Bryce Quinlan as she seeks to avenge the death of her best friend, who was brutally murdered.” (Source).

George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon!
George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon to become an animated film. George wrote few books from his release of The Game of Thrones series. The Ice Dragon is a children book. The film will be via Warner Animation Group. There is no release date as of yet. (Source).

Christina Lauren’s Roomies to be adapted!
“Andy Fickman will direct and produce the music-driven romantic comedy Roomies with Jenna Dewan via her company, Everheart Productions. Christina Lauren, the combined pen name of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, will adapt their own novel.” (Source).

Shea Ernshaw’s New Book announced!
The author of The Wicked Deep is writing her new book that is set to be released in Fall 2019. It is going to be called Winterwood, about “an eerie forest deep in the snowy mountains, haunted by mystery and magic, where a boy thought dead suddenly returns.” (Twitter).

S.K. Ali’s New Book Announced! 
The Author of Saints and Misfits is set to write two new novels. “Marvels and Oddities follow two Muslim teens during a trip to Doha, who learn to speak truth to power and open themselves up to the complexities of first love. Publication is set for summer 2019.” (Source).

Janella Angeles’ New Debut Novel!
Where Dreams Descends is set to be published via Wednesday Books by 2020. It is a Fantasy duology. It is being pitched as The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge/Night Circus! (Twitter).

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee News!
Greg Berlanti, Berlanti Productions has optioned the novel. “Berlanti is searching for a showrunner to oversee the project before shopping it around to networks.” (Source).

Cover Reveals

*Every cover has a link to its Goodreads page.

The Gilded Wolves In an Absent Dream Shadow of the Fox  LIFEl1K3_UK Little & Lion_Paperback Famous in a Small Town The Darkest Legacy_UK Wildcard Upon a Burning Throne The Love And Lies Of Rukhsana Ali To All the Boys I've Loved Before_movie Undying The Winter of the Witch_UK Becoming Tell Me Everything A Crystal of Time Dealing in Dreams The Last Life of Prince Alastor Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak A Blade So Black_UK The Priory of the Orange Tree Warrior of the Wild

*The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – January 29, 2019. (Source).
*In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire – January 8, 2019.
*Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa – October 2nd.
*LIFEl1K3 (UK) by Jay Kristoff – July 26th. 
*Little & Lion (Paperback) by Brady Colbert – July 3rd. (Source).
*Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills – January 15th. (Source).
*The Darkest Legacy (UK) by Alexandra Bracken. August 2nd. 
*Wildcard by Marie Lu – September 18th. (Source).
*Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker – May 19th. (Source).
*The Love And Lies Of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan – January 29th. (Source).
*To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Movie-Tie in paperback) by Jenny Han – July 10th.
*Undying by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner – January 8th. (Source).
*The Winter of the Witch (UK Edition) by Katernine Arden – January 10th. (Twitter).
*Becoming by Michelle Obama – November 13th. (Michelle’s Instagram).
*Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni – out 2019.
*A Crystal of Time by Soman Chainani – March 5th (Source).
*Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera – March 5th. (Source).
*The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken – January 8th. (Twitter).
*Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid – April 30th. (Source).
*A Blade So Black (UK) by L.L. McKinney – September 25th. (Source).
*The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – February 26th. (Source).
*Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – February 26th. (Source).

Movie News

The Hate U Give Movie Date!!!
October 19, 2018. (Angie’s Instagram).

Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also A Star News!
We all know that The Sun Is Also A Star will be adapted into a movie. We already have a director, Ry Russo-Young, and Natasha (Yara Shahidi). Charles Melton (Reggie Mantle, Riverdale) is joining the cast as Daniel, one of the Main Characters in the book. The movie is set to be released on May 17, 2019. (Nicola’s Instagram). (Source).

TV News

John Green’s Looking for Alaska!
Hulu is working to finalize the eight-episode limited series based on John Green’s Looking for Alaska. (Source).


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