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A New Show from GRRM On the Way and More News

Hello from under the snowdrifts in Maine! That was quite the storm we had on the East Coast. I hope wherever you were this past week, you had something wonderful to read. Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

Sponsored by Alfred A. Knopf, publisher of GNOMON by Nick Harkaway.

Acclaimed author Nick Harkaway presents a near-future, high-tech novel that is equal parts dark comedy, detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle.

The System has created the safest society in history by monitoring all citizens’ thoughts and memories. So when a woman dies in government custody—the first person killed during an interrogation—Inspector Mielikki Neith is assigned to find out what went wrong. What she uncovers in the woman’s tangled memories will have staggering consequences that will reverberate throughout the world. A dazzling achievement, Gnomon is profound, captivating, and irreverent—a story of matchless wit infused with a deep humanity.

OH! And if you’d like to win several of our favorite books of 2017 (20, to be exact), you can click here to enter our Best of 2017 book giveaway for a chance to receive a big beautiful book bounty.

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

captain marvelDeWanda Wise lands role opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel.

Octavia Spencer to star in series from Reese Witherspoon about true crime podcasts.

Lindy West has two more books on the way!

George R.R. Martin’s space-drama Nightflyers gets series order.

And speaking of George, Game of Thrones will return in 2019.

Cover Reveals

Check out the cover of the first book in Sarah McClean’s new Bareknuckle Bastards series. (Avon, June 19, 2018)

EW has the first peek at Smoke in the Sun, Renée Ahdieh’s Flame in the Mist sequel. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, June 5, 2018)

All I know is that this book is called Snazzy Cat Capers and I need it. (September 18, 2018)

And here’s a new one from Jeff Noon: The Body Library. (Angry Robot, April 3, 2018)

Sneak Peeks!

a series of unfortunate eventsHere’s the first trailer for the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events!

And here’s a new look at Fifty Shades Freed. (Spoiler: If you haven’t read the books, there’s a big reveal.)



Book Riot Recommends 

At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

a princess in theoryA Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals by Alyssa Cole (Avon, February 27, 2018)

WHOOP! WHOOP! WHOOP! A new series from Alyssa Cole is on the way, and it’s the cat’s pajamas. Naledi is a doesn’t have time for nonsense, especially emails claiming she’s bethrothed to an African prince. But when said prince shows up, he decides to win her over without revealing his royalty. This is a delightful Cinderella/Prince and the Pauper tale from one of the most wonderful writers in the biz.

blood water paintBlood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

(TW for sexual assault.) This is a gorgeous, heartbreaking novel in verse about the real-life painter Artemisia Gentileschi, considered to be one of the most talented painters of her time, and the true story of how her father sued for ‘property damage’ after she was raped by her instructor. Make no mistake, her story is brutal, as is her quest for justice, but it is also filled with hope and an important message that women’s voices cannot be silenced.

And this is funny.

Hari Kunzru has his 2018 priorities straight.