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Bookish News: 25 July 2016

Hi guys! I’m here on Tuesday again because of my book tour for How to Keep Rolling After a Fall yesterday. You can check that out here if you’d like. Here’s some things I found while roaming social media in the past week along with this week’s releases. (Yes that includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II Special Rehearsal Edition Script, which I’m sure a TON of people may already know.)

This week’s releases

ICYMI here’s a rundown of what happened last week

  • Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson are cast as Maddy and Olly in the Everything, Everything movie

I was so excited when this buzz hit Twitter! You’ll remember Amandla as Rue (our favorite tribute) from The Hunger Games. The Hollywood Reporter helped Yoon announce this awesome news and shared more details about the movie. You can read the full article here.

  • Becky Albertalli will be releasing 2 new books

Publisher’s Weekly made it official in their weekly report of book deals and Albertalli shared her news on Twitter. One of the books will bring us back to the world of Simon and his crew – I can’t be more excited for this! If you haven’t read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda you must stop whatever you’re doing and go read it now! I was interested and my friend Beth (The Books Are Everywhere) kept bugging me to read it. You can read all of my thoughts about that lovely book in my review here. The other book is The Upside of Unrequited whose cover was revealed a few weeks ago.

  • Emily France sold the rights to her second YA book

Her first YA novel Signs of You debuted last week, and already has many positive reviews. The second book is titled Zen and Gone which centers around the disappearance of a little girl in a zen garden in Colorado. It’s projected release is 2018. (Refer to the above link about Publisher’s Weekly for full details.)

  • Marie Lu shared a sneek peek of The Midnight Star

On Monday night at 7 EST Marie Lu read an excerpt on Facebook live for her fans. This is the highly anticipated sequel of The Young Elites series. Don’t worry if you didn’t tune in! Penguin Teen posted it on their wall and you can view it here. On July 11 Bustle also shared the first chapter of The Midnight Star. You can read that here.

  • V. E. Schwab’s This Savage Song was optioned for film

Sony bought the rights to this movie, and so many people were excited. This has blowing up all over social media, and I can’t wait to dive into this book. It debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list as number 1, and it seems as though people can’t get enough of Schwab’s writing. She also announced the title of the sequel to this book as Our Dark Duet. Sounds spooky doesn’t it? I’m sure it’ll be fabulous!

  • We Need Diverse Books is releasing 2 anthologies focusing on diversity

Random House Children will be helping this great organization publish 2 anthologies- one middle grade and one young adult. WNDB is a grassroots organization that helps spread awareness about social issues that include people of color, LGBTQIA+, ethnic and cultural diversity, and so much more. Some authors include Matt de la Peña, Nicola Yoon, Melissa de la Cruz, and Jacqueline Woodson. I stumbled on this article on Nicola Yoon’s Twitter after searching for the articles about EE. You can read it here.

What do you think about these awesome bookish things? I couldn’t include everything I saw (like San Diego Comic Con, I mean, hello!?), but I did squeeze in what I thought would be really fun a pertinent.

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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