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Read Elena Ferrante’s 2019 Novel…For $200

Elena Ferrante’s 2019 novel isn’t available on galley sites like Edelweiss, but it is available to readers willing to shell out $200. Bookselling Without Borders has listed the advanced readers copy as a pledge reward for their Kickstarter. Ferrante is the author of the widely beloved Neapolitan Novels, and her publisher is a sponsor of Bookselling Without Borders. The project strives “to help American booksellers be better advocates for international writing, and to help them enrich their communities of readers with a diverse array of voices from beyond our borders.” If you’re interested in checking out the Kickstarter (the rewards are super legit), and maybe even pledging for that Ferrante ARC, it’s open until October 29.

Showtime To Develop Kingkiller Chronicle Series

Not only is Showtime developing the adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle series, the show will be executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Hamilton creator will also compose the music, so prepare for earworms.The television series adaption will be an origin story set a generation before the first novel, The Name of the Wind, an autobiography of the notorious wizard and adventurer Kvothe.

Hulu Drops Full-Length Trailer For Marvel’s Runaways

Hulu has been developing a series adaption of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Runaways comic, and they just dropped the first full-length trailer. The series follows the adventures of a group of kids who discover their parents are basically villains. The kids have to become a superhero team to defeat “the Pride.” What a buncha cool kids; also, parents, beware next Halloween.

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Thank you to Penguin, publisher of Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of Glass.

Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. Mariko is promised to the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.