Hey there! Happy Monday! I feel a little dead inside. I recently started watching Glee again, and now I’m struggling to decide which to do – read or watch Glee. Seriously, how do you people choose?! Someone help me!
The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato / Goodreads
ICYMI here are a few things that happened last week:
Jennifer Aniston joins Dumplin’ cast
Last week Thursday EpicReads shared Jennifer Aniston joining the cast for the movie based on Julie Murphy’s latest novel Dumplin’. Dumplin’ was published in 2015 and was well received among her fans and new readers alike. No definitive details about the movie’s release has been revealed yet.
Jenny Han announced her Spring Tour
The tour for Jenny Han’s new novel was released last Wednesday. Always and Forever Lara Jean, the third installment of the series, is set to be released May 2nd this year. Stops begin with her release party in New York City at Powerhouse Bookstore (RSVP for that here). A few stops will include guest author Jennifer E. Smith (Windfall) and will end with a farewell party in The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.
There was so much I wanted to share with you but I had to keep this short! Let me know if you’re going to either of the events in Chicago! I’ll be there 🙂
Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling / Goodreads
I’m sure there are more coming out, but alas I cannot remember or find them.
Here is some (book) news to satiate your curious mind:
SimonTeen is releasing a Buffy The Vampire Slayer book
This book will be released by SimonTeen October 3rd. It’s a watcher’s guide in celebration of the show’s 20 years. Here is the official description:
A special hardcover collector’s edition of the authorized Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides, now with updated content from the cast and crew!
As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers.
From the first vampire staking to the last glimpse of Sunnydale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a genre-busting hit, attracting millions of fans worldwide. Even now, two decades later, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still plays a role in shaping an entire generation of media.
Just in time for the show’s twentieth anniversary, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides have been compiled into one hardcover collector’s edition for the first time! Inside, you’ll find all the best content from Volumes 1–3 of the original Watcher’s Guides, as well as exclusive new content, including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew.
This past Friday, the cover for Marie Lu’s new novel Warcross was revealed. Bloggers and bookstagrammers helped Lu and PenguinTeen with this. It’s set to come out this October on the 3rd. The book takes a starling turn from the original series that Lu has written. Here is the official description:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. (Goodreads)
It’s almost Valentine’s day and what a better way to celebrate that than with a bunch of *new* books? Also, happy Galentine’s day – huge shoutout to all of my lovely ladies, I love you all so much! While it seems love is in the air, the only real love I’m feeling (other than my friends and family of course) is for my books. They’re my escape from this mush-fest this year and have been for several years. I don’t know, I’m a hopeless romantic at heart (right, Ana?). Anyway – make sure you eat a lot of chocolate for me!
This week’s releases:
A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White / Goodreads
I’m currently reading The Last of August and I love it so much! Hopefully I’ll be finishing it very soon 🙂
ICYMI here’s some highlights from last week:
Katherine McGee & EpicReads revealed the new title to her newest book
The sequel to The Thousandth Floor received a title this past Friday – The Dazzling Heights. EpicReads made this grand announcement on their blog along with an excerpt of the book. The Dazzling Heights is set to be released August 29th of this year. So far no cover or description has been given yet. McGee’s first book The Thousandth Floor debuted last August and was quite a thrilling read to many readers. Several made requests to know if there would be a second book, and it’s finally here. Here’s a link to the excerpt! You can add it to your Goodreads here.
Adam Silvera’s newest They Both Die at the End received a cover
Adam Silvera gave an interview to Mashable about his latest work They Both Die at the End and gave readers a look at its cover. The book is set to release on September 5th this year. This past January Silvera released his second book History is All You Left Me which was a big hit. His debut novel was More Happy Than Not which was received extremely well in the YA community.
Synopsis: Set in a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, the novel follows teens Mateo and Rufus, who meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.
Hi book lovers! I’m coming to you a day later than usual because I’ve been extremely busy with everything but no fear, I’m back. I’m so excited for this week’s releases guys!!
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos
Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley
Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
The Cruelty by Scott Bernstrom
The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene
To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
ICYMI here’s some things that went on in the bookish universe last week
Leigh Bardugo announced a new book
Last week Monday Bardugo announced the next book set in the Grishaverse world titled The Language of Thorns. It’s a collection of short stories that are set in this magnificent world. The book is set to release this September on the 26th so mark your calendars, fam. See the formal interview she gave to the L. A. Timesand the full list of stories to Bustle.
It’s Monday which means another week of fabulous titles coming your way! I can’t believe all of the great things that are coming out this month – it’s going to be a great year in books!
This week’s releases:
After the Fall by Kate Hart
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
ICYMI here’s a *few* bookish happenings:
Before I Fall released a trailer ahead of its Sundance debut
Entertainment Weekly helped the producers drop the new trailer for Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall. The movie is set to come out March 3 in theaters and hit Sundance yesterday. It stars Zoey Deutch as the leading lady, Samantha Kingston. See the trailer and full article here.
E. Lockhart gave us an excerpt of her new novel Genuine Fraud
You may remember Lockhart from her stunning We Were Liars, and she’s back at it again with a new thriller. This new book is set to release on September 5th this year from Delacorte Press. In an interview with Mashable E. Lockhart also gave an excerpt. Read the full piece here.
Synopsis: From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda movie now has a Leah
Becky Albertelli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was a huge hit when it debuted in 2015 and the movie is moving forward already having a Simon Spier in Nick Robinson. The newest addition to the cast is Katherine Langford as Leah, Simon’s best friend. Langford is the co-star of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why which is set to debut on Netflix. Here is a link to the full article on Deadline.
That’s all I’ve got for today folks, have a wonderful week!
I don’t know about you but I absolutely adore Kasie West and her writing. My first exposure to her was The Distance Between Us and I loved it so much that when I finished I read it again immediately. Her newest novel By Your Side is set to release January 31st and I cannot wait!
Kim Savage sold her third book with Fierce Reads. It’s titled In Her Skin and is another psychological thriller. The planned publication is February of 2018. The author’s debut is After the Woods and has been a hit ever since. Her second book Beautiful Broken Girls is going to be published February 21st this year.
ICYMI here’s what’s new with YA news (2 weeks worth)
Always and Forever Lara Jean now has a cover
I freaked when I saw this full cover! Jenny Han has been teasing readers on social media throughout the week prior to the full reveal. She posted many behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot for the cover. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Han discusses her writing process for Always and Forever Lara Jean as well as the cover. You can view that here. The expected publication of this is April 4, 2017 so we’ll have to wait a bit for this one still. Can we admire this gorgeousness?
Synopsis: Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.
Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.
But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.
When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
Book 4 of the Zodiac series has a title
Romina Russell (aka Romina Garber) released the title of her fourth book in the Zodiac series as Thirteen Rising. The book does not yet have a synopsis released, but the cover was revealed along with the title. Instagrammer and BookTuber Caden (@athousandbookstoread & A Thousand Books To Read) assisted Garber in her celebration of this event.
Because You Love to Hate Me cover reveal
One of the newer YA anthologies, Because You Love to Hate Me is a unique collaboration between BookTubers and authors. Authors include Marissa Meyer, Renee Ahdieh, April Genevive Tucholke, and many more. It follows the tales of many a villains, however no synopsis has been released. To read the full article and excerpt click here.