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Ann Leckie Announces a New Fantasy Series and More Book Radar

Hello, you glorious word hoarders! There is a ton of exciting stuff for me to share with you today, so I’m going to get right to it! I hope everything in your world is marvelous and you have something wonderful to read. Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

P.S. Don’t forget that Book Riot is giving away 15 of the year’s best mysteries so far! Enter to win here.

Here’s this week’s trivia question: What novel ends with the line, “It is a far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known”? (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

cover image: a very dark black and white image of a house with shrubs in frontHBO Docs bought the rights to Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

Jenny Han announced the premiere date of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

‘New’ JRR Tolkien book to be published in 2018.

The female-led, sci-fi thriller The Hidden Girl, a short story by Ken Liu, is being adapted for the screen

AMC orders ten episodes of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2.

David Yoon’s Frankly in Love acquired by Penguin Young Readers.

Apple to develop series based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy.

Nafiza Azad’s first book is on the way!

Wesley The Owl book is getting a screen adaptation by The Jim Henson Company.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani ChokshiParamount Pictures is adapting Aru Shah And The End Of Time. ( I *loved* this book!)

John Krasinski is adapting Cecil Castellucci’s short story We Have Always Lived on Mars.

Mariah Carey is writing a memoir.

Clare Beams has a new novel coming! (I loooooove We Show What We Have Learned.) 

Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin At The End Of The World is headed to the screen.

Kyle Chandler replaces George Clooney in the Catch-22 lead role.

Megan Abbott’s Dare Me is coming to television!

Cover Reveals

Book Riot has the first look at Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri. (Orbit, November 13)

Here’s the look at the new Nic Stone: Odd One Out. (October 9, Crown Books for Young Readers)

First look! Ann Leckie has a new fantasy trilogy on the way. The first, The Raven Tower, is headed our way in early 2019.

Sneak Peeks

you by caroline kepnesLifetime rolled out the first trailer for You, based on the thriller by Caroline Kepnes.

It’s Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary, and there are a ton of Frank-related things headed our way, including a Mary Shelley film starring Elle Fanning.

Here’s our first look at Jason Statham as chum: The trailer for THE MEG has arrived.

Here’s a listen of the audio of Not That Bad, the forthcoming anthology edited by Roxane Gay.

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!

the descent of monstersThe Descent of Monsters (The Tensorate Series) by JY Yang (July 31,

The third book in the Tensorate series is coming and rejoice! For it is as wonderful as the first two books. This time there’s an escaped experiment, a lot of carnage, and an investigator who must figure out what really happened. I love these wildly imaginative stories so much!

Give Me Your Hand cover image: black background with yellow rose on fireGive Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott (July 17, Little, Brown and Company)

I adore Megan Abbott and devoured this new one in one sitting! It’s about two high school friends, a horrible secret, and a newly formed rivalry a decade later. Kit thought she had out the truth about Diane behind her, but when Diane turns out to be Kit’s competition for a new position at the lab, all Kit’s hidden feelings about their past are about to boil over.

What I’m reading this week.

a blade so blackA Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Helig

Non-book-related recommendation.

Did you know Ben & Jerry’s have a line of non-dairy ice cream and it’s DELICIOUS? I eat vegan, so this is exciting for me, but my bf is a total carnivore and he also agrees they’re amazing. My favorites are Cinnamon Buns and Chunky Monkey. (Cuz you know I’ve tried them all.)

And this is funny.

Favorite Sean Penn novel joke.

Trivia answer: A Tale of Two Cities.