Bookish News | June 2018


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

Please let me know of any news that I missed in June 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: I moved Cover Reveals to the bottom of the post, I don’t know if it’s a good idea to do so. Please let me know if you like it at the bottom or back where it was last month. Thanks!

Book News

The Belles #2 Title Reveal!
At the BookCon this past weekend (on June 3rd), @CakeLiterary has tweeted a picture that announced the title for the sequel to The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. It is going to be called The Everlasting Rose! (Twitter w/ a picture).

Black Leopard, Red WolfMarlon James’ Epic New Fantasy Series, Dark Star!
The series is “describes as an “African Game of Thrones.” “The first book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf has a release date, Feb. 5, 2019, as well as a tantalizing storyline. “James is drawing from African history and mythology…”

Check the link for the official synopsis. (Source).

Sarah Jessica Parker and Her New Book Imprint, SJP for Hogarth!
Sarah Jessica Parker has created her own book imprint, SJP for Hogarth and already published a debut book by Fatima Farheen Mirza called A Place For Us. SJP for Hogarth was created in a partnership with Molly Stern, Publisher of Crown and Hogarth. (Source).

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s New Series!
Amie has announced that in 2020, Meagan Spooner (co-author of the Starbound trilogy and Unearthed duology) will have their first book in a trilogy, maybe. It will be called The Other Side of the Sky. “…genre-bending romance where The 100 meets a Miyazaki-inspired fantasy world, in which the prince of a hi-tech city in the sky falls into a goddess’s ancient land ruled by magicians and prophecy.” (Amie’s Tweet).

Title Reveal & Date!
Megan Whalen Turner announced on her Tumblr of her next book title and release date. It will be called Return of the Thief and it’ll be released on March 19, 2019. (Source).

Zenith #2 Now Has A Title!
Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg have announced their next book in the duology. It is going to be called Nexus and it will be released at some point in 2019. (Source).

American Like MeAmerica Ferrera and Anthology!
America Ferrera (Ugly Betty & The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will edit American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Culture, an anthology of cultural essays coming this fall from Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Uzo Aduba, Auli’i Cravalho, Roxane Gay, Michelle Kwan, Padma Lakshmi, Issa Rae, and Jenny Zhang, to name a few, will write for the anthology. “…Ferrera will “donat[e] a portion of her proceeds” from sales of American Like Me “to the nonprofit Immigrants[:] We Get the Job Done Coalition, which provides legal support for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.” Please check out the link for the 12organizations that the nonprofit is working with. (Source).

Movie News

The Star Is Also a Star Cast News!
I followed Nicola Yoon’s Instagram and she was showing whose is in the movie. I believe that her husband, David, and Nicola will have a combo role in the movie as well!

Here’s the list:
Yara Shahidi as Natasha Kingsley
Charles Melton as Daniel Bae
Gbenga Akinnagbe as Samuel Kingsley
Jake Choi as Charlie Bae
Cathy Shim as Min Soo Bae
Camrus Johnson as Omar
Keong Sim as Dae Hyun Bae
Miriam A. Hyman as Patricia Kingsley

Space Opera Musical?!
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente, was released earlier this year, has been optioned as a movie, as a musical movie! Universal Pictures has optioned the movie rights, with La La Land’s Marc Platt producing alongside Colin Trevorrow. According to Catherynne’s tweet, the people working on this has worked on “Jurassic World, La La Land, Drive, and Wicked.” (Source).

Ewan McGregor to star in Doctor Sleep!
Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining. McGregor will be cast as the grown-up Danny Torrance. The movie will be directed by filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, and Gerald’s Game). The film release date is unknown at this point. (Source).

TV News



Netflix Released the Teaser Trailer for the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie!

Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds!

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give!

Germany Book Trailer of Children of Blood and Bone!
Tomi shared on her IG of an awesome trailer of the Children of Blood and Bone for Germany. Check it out! 

Cover Reveals

Four Dead Queens Game of Stars Heartstopper- Volume One The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried The Crimes of Grindelwald Teen Titans- Raven A Question of Holmes We Set the Dark on Fire The Red Scrolls of Magic Unbroken- 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Of Ice and Shadows The Cerulean Summer of a Thousand Pies City of Ghosts(UK) Black Enough The Queen_s Resistance Circle of Shadows The Blood Spell An Anatomy Of Beasts Evermore The Steel Prince A Very Large Expanse of Sea Song of the Dead King of Fools

*Four Dead Queen by Astrid Scholte – February 26th. (Source).
*Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book #2 by Sayantani DasGupta – February 26th. (Twitter).
*Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman – October 2018. (Twitter).
*The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson – February 19th. (Source).
*The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling – November 16th. 
*Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator) – July 2019. (Twitter).
*A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro – March 5th. (Twitter).
*We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia – February 26th. (Twitter).
*The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – April 2nd. (Source).
*Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens – edited by Marieke Nijakamp – September 18th. (Source).
*Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst – March 5th. (Source).
*The Cerulean by Amy Ewing – February 5th. (Goodreads).
*Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway – February 26th. (Source).
*City of Ghosts (UK) by Victoria Schwab – September 6th. (Twitter).
*Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America – Edited by Ibi Zoboi – January 9th. (Source).
*The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross – March 5th. (Source).
*Circle of Shadows by Evenlyn Skye – January 22nd. (Source).
*The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine – February 12th. (Source).
*An Anatomy Of Beasts by Olivia A. Cole – April 16th. (Source).
*Evermore by Sara Holland – December 31, 2018. (Source).
*The Steel Prince (Exclusive SDCC Cover) by V.E. Schwab – October 8th. (Source).
*A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – October 16th. (Source).
*Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh – January 29th. (Source).
*King of Fools by Amanda Foody – April 30th. (Source).


2 thoughts on “Bookish News | June 2018

  1. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books says:

    I didn’t know that Space Opera was going to be a movie musical!! I have heard amazing things about that book and now it just became a priority! I was so happy with the To All the Boys and The Hate U Give trailers. They both look fantastic and I can not wait to see them.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      I didn’t know either till I went looking for news for the post. I was like, “Ohh! *typing*” I cannot wait for these movies as well. They look like they’re gonna be amazing.

      Liked by 1 person

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