Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (81)

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent MG/YA/NA book related news. I'll post about articles from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. If you would like to follow along with cover reveals during the week, see my Pinterest. (If you're interested in how I make these posts, here's your guide.)

Yet another month has passed since I did one of these posts… whoops.

Rights Reports 1, 2, 3, 4:
  • Outward Blonde - Trish Cook (YA pitched as an outdoor Orange Is the New Black for the Gossip Girl set. When NYC socialite Lizzie Finklestein has an epic night on the town resulting in a writeup in Page Six, her billionaire parents send her to Camp Smiley, an Outward Bound-style rehab camp that forces Lizzie to come to terms with herself and nature. Publication is slated for 2016. Adaptive Books).
  • A List of Cages - Robin Roe (a debut novel in the tradition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, told from the alternating perspectives of Adam, a charismatic 17-year-old with ADHD, and his foster brother, a sensitive boy in a dangerous living situation that Adam must save him from. Disney-Hyperion).
  • Untitled - Kim Zarin (debut YA novel; modern retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Publication is planned for fall 2016; Simon Pulse).
  • New YA series - Adrianne Strickland and Michael Miller (pitched in the vein of Joss Whedon's Firefly with elements of Marie Lu's Legend. The first, Shadow Run, follows the orphaned Qole, a young but savvy captain of a ragtag crew on a “fishing” starship, who have just become the focus of a corporate arms race; and Nev, the prince whose mission to exploit them turns into one to save them. The first book is planned for fall 2016; Delacorte Press).
  • Birds and Other Transdimensional Things - Leah Thomas (featuring a teen girl coping with her mother's suicide attempt amid the emergence of parallel dimensions; Birds will be published in winter 2018; Bloomsbury).
  • An untitled sequel to Because You'll Never Meet Me - Leah Thomas (which continues the story of Ollie and Moritz's friendship. The sequel is scheduled for winter 2017. Bloomsbury)
  • The Problem with Paris - Denise Grover Swank (in which a young pianist heads to Paris to see her father who abruptly abandoned the family months before, and spends the summer repairing their relationship while falling for the son of a local music teacher. Publication is slated for spring 2016; Blink).
  • Key to Heaven - Darcey Rosenblatt (debut set in Iraq and Iran in 1982, which follows a music-loving boy as he joins the Iranian army at the age of 12. It is set to publish in winter 2017; Henry Holt).
  • Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge - Kristin L. Gray (a debut middle-grade novel in which fourth-grader Vilonia must prove that she is responsible enough to get a dog, in order to help her mom get over her grief. Publication is planned for spring 2017; S&S/Paula Wiseman Books).
  • Prisoner of Ice and Stone - Ruth Lauren Steven (In the MG fantasy debut, 13-year-old Valor is accused of attempting to murder the prince and is sent to prison, where she attempts to break out her twin sister. But in the process, they discover that a much thicker plot may lie behind their crimes. The first book is scheduled for global release in winter 2017; Bloomsbury).
  • Seven Ways We Lie - Riley Redgate (debut told from the perspectives of seven teenagers – each seduced by one of the seven deadly sins – whose paths converge when they accidentally expose a life-altering secret. It's scheduled for publication in spring 2016; Abrams/Amulet).
  • American Kestral - Trudi Truiet (in which a U.S. teen battles evil twin sisters and overcomes her own worst fear to prevent the foreclosure of her grandmother's ski lodge. It's slated for spring 2017 publication under the MIX! imprint; S&S/Aladdin).
  • Graffiti Girl - Laurie Boyle Crompton (about a girl who is obsessed with painting graffiti lions in out-of-the-way spots, until her secret is discovered by the wrong person, with unexpected consequences. Publication is planned for winter 2017; Sourcebooks Fire).
  • Virgo - Alexandra Blogier (it centers on a girl who is the last human left on Earth after an alien race annihilated humanity. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Delacorte).
  • Pashmina - Nidhi Chanani (YA graphic novel tells the story of an Indian-American girl who struggles to fit in at high school, then discovers more about her family's history with the help of her mother's magical pashmina. Publication is slated for 2017; First Second).
  • Good Girls Don't Lie - Alexandra Diaz (Pitched as a Mexican-American Juno, a realistic coming-of-age story starring good girl Josie Figueroa. Publication is set for spring 2016; Leap Books).
  • Smoot, A Rebellious Shadow - Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Sydney Smith (The book tells the story of Smoot, a shadow gone rogue who abandons his boy and inadvertently inspires a shadow revolution. Publication is scheduled for fall 2017; Dial).
  • Jack and the Beanstalk - Josh Funk (about a young Jack who is not keen on climbing any beanstalks and would much prefer to tell his own story. The book is slated for fall 2017; Amazon/Two Lions).
  • All American Boys - Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (a YA novel that follows two teenage boys – one white, one black – who offer dueling perspectives, told in alternating chapters, on an act of police brutality. The book has been fast-tracked by S&S for release in fall 2015 because of its timely subject matter. S&S's Caitlin Dlouhy Books).
  • The Lost Property Office - James R. Hannibal (In the MG thriller, 13-year-old Jack is trying to find his kidnapped father while attempting to stop a villain from recreating the Great Fire of London. Publication is planned for fall 2016; Simon & Schuster).
  • Finding Marvin Gardens - A.S. King / Amy Sarig King (debut MG about a boy who encounters an entirely new creature in the woods behind his house – an animal that eats plastic – and the consequences that ensue. Publication is set for spring 2017; Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books).
  • You’re Welcome, Universe - Whitney Gardner (an illustrated YA debut novel about a Deaf teen artist who must decide between being painted into obscurity or getting caught after she finds herself locked in a graffiti war with an opponent who takes it a step too far. Publication is slated for spring 2017; Knopf).
  • Orphan Island - Laurel Snyder (pitched as Lord of the Flies meets The Giver. It tells the story of a girl named Jinny, one of nine kids who live on an idyllic island without adults where, every year, a new young child is mysteriously delivered by boat and the oldest is taken away. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; HarperCollins's Walden Pond Press).
  • Words on Bathroom Walls - Julia Walton (debut. It's a teen boy's journal to his therapist as he starts an experimental drug trial to treat his schizophrenia. Publication is planned for spring 2017; Random House).
  • My Kind of Crazy - Robin Reul (pitched as Freaks and Geeks meets The Spectacular Now. After his promposal goes up in flames (literally), down-on-his-luck Hank strikes up an unusual friendship with a budding pyromaniac, who is struggling with her own darkness and thinks he may be a kindred spirit. Publication is slated for April 2016; Sourcebooks Fire).
  • Lucy and Linh - Alice Pung (a literary Mean Girls meets Fresh Off the Boat that follows Lucy as she tries to balance her life at home surrounded by her Chinese immigrant family, with her life at a pretentious private school. Publication is set for fall 2016; Knopf).
  • The Lotterys Plus One - Emma Donoghue (debut MG when Sumac Lottery's racist, homophobic grandfather nearly burns his house down, he has to move in with her family, a volatile situation about which no one is happy, least of all Sumac, who has to give up her room. Publication is scheduled for February 2017; Arthur A. Levine).
  • Summerlost - Ally Condie (MG debut follows 12-year-old Cedar, who is struggling to accept the sudden deaths of her father and younger brother. At the titular summer camp, organized by a Shakespearean theater troupe, the young heroine, in Condie's words, “finds herself surprised by the wonderful, magical feeling of falling into an unexpected friendship” as she “explores long-held mysteries within her community and concerning those she loves.” Publication is slated for April 2016; Dutton).
  • The Black Witch - Laurie Forest (debut first in a fantasy series set in the magical, diverse realm of Earthea. There a fiercely determined heroine must embrace a power she never knew she had in order to protect everyone she loves from the darkness sweeping across their world. Publication is set for spring 2017; Harlequin Teen).
  • Pablo and Birday - Alison McGhee (MG which follows a boy who, as a baby, crossed the ocean in an inflatable pool. Accompanied on his journey by a parrot, he is eventually raised by a small fishing community. Publication is projected for summer 2017; S&S/Atheneum's Caitlyn Dlouhy Books).
  • Dragons vs. Drones - Wesley King (New MG series Pitched as part Eragon, part Transformers, the books follow a young computer genius who is chased by sleek, high-tech drones into a land populated by Godzilla-size dragons, setting off a war that only he can stop. Publication for the first book is slated for spring 2016; Razorbill).
  • Joaquin's Rebellion - Guadalupe Garcia McCall (It's a YA Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1915 Texas during the height of the Mexican revolution, about a Mexican-American teen trying to protect his family's ranch and his sweetheart's safety while caught between the Texas Rangers and Mexican revolutionaries. Publication is set for fall 2016, with a sequel,The Long Journey Home, scheduled for 2017. Lee & Low's Tu Books).
  • The Art of Losing - Alexandra Ballard (YA debut narrated by a girl in a residential treatment center for an eating disorder. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
  • The Memory Thief - Bryce Moore (in which 11-year-old Benji meets people who can show and manipulate memories; soon, a lot of people in town are acting like someone has stolen their minds, including Benji's twin sister Kelly. Publication is slated for spring 2016; Adaptive Books).
  • Vanguard - Ann Aguirre (set in the same world as her Razorland saga, which chronicles the adventures of Tegan and the warrior-poet who loves her. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017; Feiwel and Friends).
  • Find Me in Dobbs Ferry - Sheela Chari (a middle-grade mystery in which 12-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for clues surrounding the link between a coveted necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother. Along the graffiti-covered train lines north of New York City, the unlikely pair encounter parkour-performing thugs, cryptic street art, and missing diamonds before uncovering the family secret that started it all. Publication is set for spring 2017; Abrams).
Kami Garcia's THE LOVELY RECKLESS, pitched as "The Fast and the Furious" meets Romeo & Juliet in a YA contemporary romance about the daughter of an undercover cop who falls for the car thief her father is pursuing, to Imprint, for publication in Fall 2016.

From last time:
  • Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts - Esta Spalding, to be illustrated by Sydney Smith (MG series features a band of loosely related self-reliant siblings who live alone in their car on a tropical island, populated with terrible grown-ups. The book will be published simultaneously in Canada by Tara Walker at Tundra/Penguin Random House in spring 2016. Little, Brown).
  • The Dark Lord's Daughter - Patricia Wrede (MG series follows a girl who discovers she has inherited a dysfunctional, depressed magical kingdom. Publication is slated for 2017; Random House).
  • Untitled - Candace Fleming (New chapter-book series in which historical figures make their way into a contemporary setting. Publication is slated for spring 2017; Random House's Schwartz & Wade Books).
  • Dead (But Cautiously Optimistic) - James Preller (pitched as The Walking Dead meets The Mysterious Benedict Society. In the “not-too-distant future,” a seventh-grade undead boy has to adjust to middle-school life as a zombie, and with three unlikely friends, he navigates a mystery involving global warming, disappearing bees, and billionaire developers... and more zombies. It's slated for fall 2016; Feiwel and Friends).
  • Mighty Jack - Ben Hatke (MG graphic novel sold to First Second (due in fall 2016 and 2017)) 
  • Miracle Molly - Ben Hatke (an illustrated middle-grade novel (due in spring 2017), sold to Roaring Brook)
  • The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming - J. Anderson Coats (MG novel; It tells the story of a headstrong girl with big dreams who boards a steamship bound for Washington Territory, as part of the Mercer Expedition of 1866. Publication is set for spring 2017; Atheneum).
  • Untitled - Candace Fleming (an untitled chapter book about Strongheart, the early canine film star. It's scheduled for fall 2016; Random House's Schwartz & Wade).
  • Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here - Anna Breslaw (debut; 16-year-old New Jerseyan Scarlett Epstein finds herself without an outlet for her online writing after her beloved TV show gets canceled, leading her to write fanfiction about the kids in her own high school. Publication is set for spring 2016; Razorbill).
  • Ryan Quinn: Freedom Run - Ron McGee (MG series follows the titular 14-year-old who, after his parents disappear, finds out his family is part of a secret organization dating back to WWII that performs dangerous rescue missions. It's planned for fall 2016; HarperCollins).
  • Matylda of the Bright and Tender Skin - Holly McGhee (MG debut tells the story of two friends, loss, and a leopard gecko named Matylda. Publication is set for spring 2017; Candlewick Press).
  • The World from Up Here - Cecilia Galante (a middle-grade novel following a 12-year-old girl who, in the wake of a family event, must confront her fears while moving to an aunt's house with her autistic brother and their dog. Publication is set for summer 2016; Scholastic).
  • Deleting Tenley Tylwyth - Jennifer Gooch Hummer (In the MG Debut, a 13-year-old girl who can create weather patterns must protect humans from an evil and vindictive Mother Nature. Publication is slated for 2017; Month9Books).
Interviews: Emmy & Oliver - Robin Benway, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids - Sarah Ockler, Proof of Forever - Lexa Hillyer, Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon, Freaks of Nature - Wendy Brotherlin, Crow’s Nest - Angelica Jackson, Between the Notes - Sharon Huss Roat, Secrets of the Dragon Tomb - Patrick Samphire, 5 to 1 - Holly Bodger, Made You Up - Francesca Zappia, Scarlett Undercover - Jennifer Latham, Burning Glass - Kathryn Purdie, The Edge of Forever - Melissa Hurst, Conviction - Kelly Loy Gilbert, Tiny Pretty Things - Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Skyscraping - Cordelia Jensen, South of Sunshine - Dana Elmendorf, Extraordinary - Miriam Spitzer Franklin, The Witch Hunter - Virginia Boecker, The Girl from Everywhere - Heidi Heilig, The Sound of Life and Everything - Krista Van Dolzer, The Cost of All Things - Maggie Lehrman, Nearly Found - Elle Cosimano, Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews, The Winner’s Crime - Marie Rutkoski, Daughter of Deep Silence - Carrie Ryan, Brutal Youth - Anthony Breznican, Tiny Pretty Things - Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Fallout - Gwenda Bond, An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir, Brenda Bowen, Nowhere But Here - Katie McGarry, Emmy and Oliver - Robin Benway, Anita Silvey, Cassie Beasley

Awards: Boston Globe-Horn winners. I know I missed some here. Sorry.

Excerpts: the Epic Reads Impulse sampler, Hello, I Love You - Katie Stout, Brutal Youth - Anthony Breznican, The Boy Most Likely to - Huntley Fitzpatrick, Unforgiven - Lauren Kate, The Accident Season - Moira Fowley-Doyle, Nightfall - Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski, A Book of Spirits and Thieves - Morgan Rhodes, Morrighan - Mary E. Pearson, Lair of Dreams - Libba Bray, Bone Deep - Kim O’Brien, Hollywood Witch Hunter - Valerie Tejeda, I Am Princess X - Cherie Priest, Mary Unleashed - Hilary Monahan, The Porcupine of Truth - Bill Konigsberg, Another Day - David Levithan, Siren’s Fury - Mary Weber, Trigger - Courtney Alameda, A Whole New World - Liz Braswell, All the Devils Here - Astor Penn, Black Widow Forever - Margaret Stohl, Far From You - Tess Sharpe, Illuminae - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Passenger - Alexandra Bracken, Nothing But Shadows - Cassandra Clare, read by Nico Miralegro, The Witch Hunter - Virginia Boecker, The Artisans - Julie Reece, A Girl Undone - Catherine Linka, This Raging Light - Estelle Laure

Book Trailers: Extraordinary Means - Robyn Schneider, The Cemetery Boys - Heather Brewer, Burn - Sarah Fine and Walter Jury, The Last Ever After - Soman Chainani, The Witch Hunter - Virginia Boecker

BookCon Panels: Abigail Breslin: This May Sound Crazy, Lauren Oliver & Gayle Forman, (not sure if this still works but) Live Book View Now

I mentioned this briefly in my BEA recap, but here’s the actual article: Early Favorites for Young Readers.

BEA & BookCon 2015: Love is in the Air at YA Editors’ Buzz Panel, Editors Buzz about Middle Grade Books, YA Authors Talk Friendship, Growing Up, WNDB Advocates for Diverse Books, Chronicling Middle Grade Characters and Adventures, Talking Truth, Love, Diversity and Writing at ‘Reality Bites’ Panel, Children’s and YA Publishing in China, Writing about Tough Topics for Teens, Telling the Truth for Every Age, Wild at Heart: Animal Fantasy in Children’s Books, YA Panel Celebrates WNDB, Talks Diversity, CHildren’s breakfast speakers say Life is a Story, Judy Blume

A photo recap of BEA & BookCon.

I missed most of these, but here was a brief summary of author and industry events for May 21 and for last week.

Morgan Matson announced the title and synopsis of her new book.

Fan of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy? There’s a campaign right now to unlock extra material, including something between Brimstone & Karou.

Your monthly #WeNeedDiverseBooks articles: The Sweet Sixteens (authors debuting in 2016) discussed diversity on their blogs, #weneeddiversebooks has left its mark on bookcon (I would hope so! and why diverse books are more powerful than ever), 9 YA authors remind us why we need diverse books, a diverse summer reading list for kids, #WeNeedDiverseBooks has announced its internship project recipients, (and not from WNDB: why I teach diverse literature).

Curious about the new Princess Diaries books? Here’s everything you need to know.

A list of books that have gotten starred reviews so far.

Mark Haddon asks that people don’t use Curious Incident as a textbook to autism. To what extent can books serve as supplemental reading?

Lol, every month, there is at least one article on things that J.K. Rowling says on twitter (#twitterqueen). This month it is the marriage of Gandalf and Dumbledore.

Chris Riddell is named the U.K. Children’s Laureate and Jacqueline Woodson is named the Young People’s Poet Laureate.

Candlewick is the first publisher to partner with Zazzle.

James Patterson is starting his own imprint at Little, Brown: jimmy patterson

Sarah Dessen is a lot of things. Now also The George Clooney of YA. (didn’t realize they started using George Clooney as an example like that?). (Video of Sarah Dessen talking about female friendships here).

The #BooksArentDangerous campaign set out to help put books in the hands of kids in need.

What is Kindness? Thoughts from R.J. Palacio.

The one word John Green regrets using in Paper Towns.

Cover Reveals:

Pax - Sara Pennypacker, illus by Jon Klassen
Ascending the Boneyard - C. G. Watson
Jupiter Rising (The Icarus Corps) - Zachary Brown (saga press)
My Name Is Not Friday - Jon Walter
*forgot to include
Asp of Ascension - B.R. Myers
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs - Crystal Allen
**forgot to include as well…

Discussion/Other Blogger Posts:

Booktrust, reports the Guardian, says that fathers are not reading enough to their children.

Have you read any of these popular June releasing books? And are you anticipating these YA books releasing in June?

Even BookBub is getting on the YA trend and listing out which YA books it’s excited for in June. Pop Crush’s best YA books of June.

Books to read if you, like me, loved Brown Girl Dreaming.

Bibliotherapy: reading has a positive effect on mental health.

Less specific to June (but ugh to “adult” comments): 30 YA Books Every Actual Adult Should Read.

Check out this future library and think of the environment.

One reader on how Fangirl restored her faith in humanity.

Awesome YA books by adult authors: seems like this is going to be a list that expands with recent book deals & focus on YA.

An ode to school librarians.

9 Books you may have missed last year but perhaps you want to get into them now as paperbacks?

Have you ever had a hard time meeting an author at an event? I generally don’t know what to say and/or feel like what I have to say is not worth it. #booknerdproblems

As is usual with bookish rounds posts after a very long period, I have loads of recommendation articles for y’all: 6 YA Princesses Who Can Save Themselves (Even though I agree with the spirit of this list and am intrigued by the characters I don’t know, I dislike the implication that the other princesses can’t save themselves.), 7 New Badass YA Heroines for You to Love (Can’t wait to read Court of Fives…), 7 Classic Feminist YA Books Everyone Should Read (YASSS JANE EYRE YASS), 6 Reads to Keep You Geeking out All Summer Long (i had no idea that’s what Soulprint was about… *adds to TBR*), 12 of the Best Books to Read by the Pool (and Elsewhere) This Summer (interesting that We Were Liars still made the list though that was last year), 5 Things I Learned When I Met Judy Blume, 6 YAs that Made Us LOLFR (Denton Little! Still need to read that one…), 5 Near Future YAs Set in Awesomely Altered Worlds (one day, I will read a book by John Corey Whaley…), Relive Your Summer Camp Glory with These 5 YAs (I was that kid who wanted to go to summer camp but never did; therefore I fail at this already lol), 6 YA Stories about Life-Changing Summers (Sisterhood!), 7 of the Best Road Trips in YA, 6 YAs to Read after You’ve Binge-Watched Orange Is the New Black (aaah, I need to catch up / binge watch soon o.OO), 8 Must-Read Summer YA Thrillers. 10 YA Novels That Take You Inside Video Game Worlds, 5 YAs for Mad Max Fans (eep, I still have to watch that movie), 7 YA Superhero books for the comic book lover, 7 of YA’s best ballerina books, Go back to the future with these time travel YAs, 5 YA moments that made us lose our innocence, 7 YAs for the pop-culture obsessed

A round-up from SLJ of recent funny YA novels.

A round-up from YALSA of LGBTQ+ tweens in youth literature. And here are some more transgender titles for young readers & 30 LGBTQIA-Positive Children’s Books. (Transgender children’s books fill a void and break a taboo). Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the teacher who read the gay-themed fairy tale aloud resigned.

Top 10 fantastical pets in children’s literature.

Lol, 7 signs you’re living with a YA Parent. I guess I never experienced those, because conservative immigrant parents are a rare thing indeed in YA.

Oh, snap. Big claim: Legacy of Kings will fill the void left by Game of Thrones. Ah, well, I need to catch up on Game of Thrones. I’m essentially afraid to read any GoT article for fear of spoilers. Anyone read Legacy of Kings yet?

Do not look at this post if you are hungry: 21 Tastiest YA Book Covers of all time.

Have you ever gotten a book recommendation based off the donut you wanted to eat? Well now you can.

Haha, don’t even need to fill out this quiz (Which High School Stereotype Were You?) to say that I was the Good Girl.

#MentalHealthMatters: Neal Schusterman on Surviving the Depths.

#BookNerdProblems: Advance Copy Envy. If I have a physical copy of any book that you want to read and we’re friends, just let me know & I’ll send it to you.

Lol, listening while reading. Not possible. The easiest way to tell whether someone’s paying attention: how often have they just said ‘mmm’ or ‘yeah’ or something in agreement? And for running out of batteries… keep it on the charger while you read and you’ll never have to worry :P

Favorite Chase Scenes & 11 Songs That You Didn’t Realize Were Dirty.

Summer Reading recommendations! + Bustle’s Summer Reading Challenge. + 31 Perfect Books to Get Excited about this summer + what’s on your reading list (authors & illustrators share their summer reading list) + 30 YA novels to add to your summer reading list + 40 YA Books You Need on Your Summer Reading List + 32 enthralling summer reads. Clearly summer is the best season. Look at all these articles pumping out YA recs!

But watch out, too many good books and you might have the symptoms of a book hangover.

Top 10 reimagined fairy tales.

No book blogger discussions this time either! I know, it’s been over two months since I’ve linked to people. I promise that next time, I will. It’s just so very time-consuming to do a month’s worth of EVERYTHING typically in this post.

Movies/TV Shows:

Jason Reitman will write and direct the adaptation of Beekle.

Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the adaptation of RED QUEEN.

Fox has optioned NIMONA for adaptation & a director was named.

Kaitlyn Leeb is playing Camille Belcourt, David Castro is playing Raphael Santiago, Jade Hassoun is playing Meliorn, and Lisa Marcos is playing Captain Vargas on Shadowhunters. The first teasers were also revealed.

The second Paper Towns trailer was released.

Kirsten Smith’s YA novel, Trinkets, is being adapted by MTV.

The first trailer for Mockingjay Part II plus the first poster were released.

Eddie Redmayne has officially been cast as Newt in the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts. So far they are considering many girls to play his opposites (“Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Lili Simmons and Alison Sudol are up for the role of Queenie, while Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Debicki are being eyed to play Queenie’s older sister, Tina...”). Katherine Waterston was cast for Tina.

The official trailer for Pan was released.

The international trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was released.

They’ve started filming Allegiant Part I.

Fox & Temple Hill have optioned Andrea Portes’s new novel, Liberty.

There will be a new Anne of the Green Gables movie, and Martin Sheen is starring in it.


Adventures in Children's Publishing giveaways: New Releases 6/15/15! Win FOUR great new YA novels that release this week, plus interviews and a round-up of all this week's new YA novels. Giveaway ends 6/22/15; Win TREASURED CLAIM by Jami Gold, ends 6/20/15; Win 1 of 2 ARCs of THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES by Nina Berry, ends 6/22/15; Win and ARC of THE WHITE ROSE (The Jewel #2) by Amy Ewing, ends 6/22/15; PICK ANY YA Novel, plus signed Compulsion, Tote Bag, Necklace, T-Shirts and more; Win Compulsion, Stolen, Like Water on Stone, Now that You're Here, and Dangerous Deception plus a prize back of "I Have a Compulsion for Reading" incentives, ends 6/30/15

Giveaways listed at Saturday Situation by Lori of Pure Imagination and Candace of Candace's Book Blog.

Don't forget to enter YABC's giveaways for the month.

Sci-fi and Fantasy Friday {SF/F Reviews and Giveaways}.

If you have a giveaway, you should let me know. NGL, this is the least important section to me.


New Releases:

May 24 - 30: P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys #2) by Jenny Han, Kissing in America by Margo Rabb, Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan, Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas, Out of Aces by Stephanie Guerra, Outage by Ellisa Barr, The Death Code (Murder Complex #2) by Lindsay Cummings, The Cage by Megan Shepherd, Anything Could Happen by Will Walton, Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider, Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler, Edge of Shadows (Whidbey Island #3) by Elizabeth George, Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, Conspiracy of Princes by Justin Somper, Charmed (Hexed #2) by Michelle Krys, The Eternal City by Paula Morris, Dime by E. R. Frank, Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Emancipated by M. G. Reyes, I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest, The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg, Rusty Summer by Mary McKinley, Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs.

May 31 - June 6: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker, The Devil You Know by Trish Doller, Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel, Where You End by Anna Pellicioli, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler, Children of the Earth (End Times #2) by Anna Schumacher, Deadly Design by Debra Dockter, Sweet by Emmy Laybourne, Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrian, Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs, Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer, The Hunted (Enemy #6) by Charlie Higson, Nearly Found (Nearly Lost #2) by Elle Cosimano, The Good Girls (The Perfectionists #2) by Sara Shepard, Joyride by Anna Banks, Modern Monsters by Kelley York, More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, Skyscraping by Cordalia Jensen, Endgame (Night School #5) by C. J. Daughtery, Spelled by Betsy Schow, The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg, The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst, Dancing with Molly by Lena Horowitz, Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist, Drawn by Chris Ledbetter, Descent (Kissed by Death #2) by Tara Fuller, '89 Walls by Katie Pierson.

June 7 - 13: Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout, Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca, To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix, Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn, Alive by Chandler Baker, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly - Stephanie Oakes, Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, Those Girls by Lauren Saft, Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott, Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea, The Truth About My Success by Dyan Sheldon, The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca Lim, Mindwalker by A. J. Steiger, The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent, Crash (Game #3) by Eve Silver, I am the Traitor (Unknown Assassin #3) by Allen Madoff, The Consequences of Revenge (Consequences #2) by Rachel van Dyken.

June 14 - 20: The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi, Blood Will Tell by April Henry, Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, Glittering Shadows (Metropolis #2) by Jaclyn Dolamore, Deadfall (Blackbird #2) by Anna Carey, Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat, Hungry by H. A. Swain, The Lure by Lynne Ewing, After Hours by Claire Kennedy, Get Dirty (Don't Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil, In Search of Sam by Kristin Butcher, Shattered Memories by Susan Harris, Always Remembered by Kelly Risser.

Recent Recommended Reads: Ooh, it’s been a long time. If you want to know what I’ve been up to, I wrote a recap of May & June for the blog & booktube channel. In there I discussed books I’ve recently read. You can also read my review of A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston and my review of Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. I also I talked about my experiences at BEA for Day 1 (VIDEO), Day 2 (VIDEO), and Day 3 (VIDEO).

Which articles did you like best? Did I miss any news? Did you host a cover reveal or discussion that I should have posted about? A giveaway? Leave the links, and I'll either edit this post or post about 'em next week.

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