Welcome back to Bookish News! Here’s the news that I have gathered over the month of October.
Please let me know of any news that I missed in October 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.
Ally Condie Is Coming Back to YA!
Ally Condie who wrote Matched is coming back to YA! She is coming out with The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe, coming out March 26, 2019. If you want, you can read an exclusive excerpt on the link. (Source).
Tara Sim’s New Duology!
Tara Sim wrote the Timekeeper Series (Timekeeper, Chainbreaker, & Firestarter). Now she’s working with Disney-Hyperion for her new duology. Her first book, Scavenge the Stars (out around Summer 2020) is a gender-bent reimaging of the Count of Monte Cristo! Link on the title above to the Goodreads page for more information! (Source).
Mara Fitzgerald’s New Books!
Mara Fitzgerald is working with Disney-Hyperion for her new duology. The Walls in the Ruby Sky (out around Summer 2020), is about “a queer, self-absorbed socialite, who lives in a world where water must be created through blood magic, and who must travel to another world with her best friend in order to save her city from dying of thirst.” (Source).
Renée Ahdieh’s New Book!
Renée has announced that she is working on a new book called The Beautiful. The trailer is down in the trailer section. It is about “a romantic murder-mystery set in 19th century New Orleans.” It will feature vampires! It is set to be released on October 8, 2019. Check the source link for the official synopsis. (Source).
Sandhya Menon’s New Adult Novel Debut!
Sandhya has announced on her twitter that she is writing a new adult rom-com (her first adult novel – she has since written two and the 3rd novel is set to release on May 14, 2019). It will be called Make Up Break Up. The publication for the novel is sometimes in June 2021. (Source).
Finalists for the 2018 National Book Award!
Please check the link for the list of the finalists. (Source).
Anne Frank’s Novel Is Also Now A Graphic Memoir!
Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl got a graphic adaption. It is written by Ari Folman and illustrated by David Polonsky. It will be called Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. It has since being released. (Source).
Veronica Roth’s Two New Novels!
One of the books is going to be called “The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future, which take place in future worlds that feature advanced technology. Among the stories is Inertia, which has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 in a preempt.” It is set to be released in Fall 2019. Her YA untitled novel will be released in 2021. (Source).
Gabrielle Union and 500 Words or Less!
“Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union has teamed with Rebel Maverick and Amyale to secure the rights to Juleah Del Rosario’s debut novel, 500 Words Or Less, a young adult fiction which will be adapted into a feature.” (Source).
Marie Lu’s Two New Novels!
There will be a new fourth Legend novel! It is set to be released in Fall 2019. It seems like this will be the only new book in the trilogy arc, just like Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Legacy. According to Marie, it “will be set in the gameified society of Antarctica, and will be told from the alternating points of view of Day and his little brother, Eden, 10 years after the events of Champion.” The second novel, Skyhunter will be a YA Sci-fi/Fantasy novel and will be released in Fall 2020. No further information on Skyhunter. (Source).
Emily Skrutskie’s New Novel!
Emily (Hullmetal Girls) has struck a three-book deal with Del Rey Books. It will be called Bonds of Brass, “about a young pilot who abandons his post and goes on the run to save his best friends, only to have his loyalties tested when he discovers his friend’s true identity; the heir to a brutal galactic empire.” According to Emily on Twitter, it is “Star Wars meets The Road to El Dorado.” It is set to be published Spring 2020. (Source).
David Yoon’s Book!
“Alloy Entertainment and Paramount Players are set to produce David Yoon’s upcoming YA novel Frankly in Love.” (Source).
Maggie Gyllenhall’s Directorial Debut!
“The Oscar nominee will make her directorial debut on a movie adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel The Lost Daughter, which she (and her Pilot Productions banner) will also develop the script for and produce alongside Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren.” (Source).
The Prom Goer’s Interstellar Excursion Film Rights!
Fox Family got the rights to Chris McCoy’s The Prom Goer’s Interstellar Excursion. The project is one of Fox’s projects before Disney officially take over. (Source).
Internment by Samira Ahmed Picked Up!
Gotham Group and Chariot Entertainment have teamed up to option the YA novel by Samira Ahmed, which will be released on March 19th. According to the article, the production companies are thinking to set the film as “as a feature, although a limited series is possible.” (Source).
Dumplin’ Release Date!
Netflix has set a release date for Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. The case contains Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald. The release date is December 7th. (Source).
C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia Series Picked up by Netflix!
Yes, you heard it right. Netflix has acquired the film rights to C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series. (Source).
Circe by Madeline Miller Has Been Picked Up!
Circe has been picked up for a TV show! No more information has been out just yet. I’m going to keep an eye out for it! (Source).
Netflix Is Feeling The Love!
Netflix has picked up two romantic novels and they will get 10 episodes each. The novels are Robyn Carr’s Virgin River and Sherryl Woods’ Sweet Magnolias. I believe production is “slated to begin later this year.” No further information has been released as of yet. (Source).
Jay-Z and Malorie Blackman!
“Jay-Z’s Roc Nation will produce an anticipated TV production of Malorie Blackman’s acclaimed novel Noughts & Crosses.” Roc Nation will also be doing the soundtrack for the anticipated adaptation. As I read the article, I found out the amazing news! “Malorie Blackman will become Doctor Who’s first black screenwriter, penning episodes for the 11th season which starts this Sunday.” (Source).
All the Bright Places Netflix Adaptation!
The case for the movie is Kelli O’Hara in a cast including Alexandra Shipp, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Wilson, Virginia Gardner, Lamar Johnson, Sofia Hasmik, Felix Mallard, Elle Fanning, and Justice Smith. The production is taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. (Source).
*Every cover has a link to its Goodreads page.
*Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi – June 11, 2019. (Source).
*The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – May 14, 2019. (Source).
*The Trouble with Shooting Stars by Meg Cannistra – August 20, 2019. (Source).
*The Girl of Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson – July 23, 2019. (Source).
*Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food Love by Elsie Chapman & Caroline Tung Richmond – June 18, 2019. (Source).
*The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos – May 28, 2019.
*City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – June 4, 2019. (Source).
*Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small – May 21, 2019. (Source).
*Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez & Jaime Kim (Source).
*The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion – June 18, 2019. (Source).
*Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian – June 4, 2019. (Source).
*Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson – May 21, 2019. (Source).
*Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga – May 7, 2019. (Source).
*Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafi – March 5, 2019. (Source).
*Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – April 2, 2019. (Source).
*The Near Witch V.E. Schwab – March 12, 2019. (Source).
*There’s Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – May 14, 2019. (Source).
*All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman – May 28, 2019. (Source).
*Forever Neverland by Susan Adrian – June 25, 2019. (Source).
*Birthday by Meredith Russo – May 21, 2019. (Source).
*Nexus by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings – May 7, 2019. (Source).
*Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay – June 18, 2019. (Source).
*Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan – April 30, 2019. (Source).
*The Beholder by Anna Bright – June 4, 2019. (Source).
*Scorch Dragons by Amie Kaufman – March 26, 2019.