Hey YA Readers: Let’s catch up with the latest haps from the YA world.
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Get ready to learn about a lot of adaptations, updates on adaptations, and more!
- In honor of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, we’ll be getting new jackets for the series. Check ’em out here individually and in their full set glory.
- New covers and bonus content is coming in honor of the 10th anniversary of The Hunger Games.
- Scott Westerfeld is revisiting his 10+ year old series “Uglies” with a new spinoff series.
- Peep the first photo from the movie The Hate U Give and mark down on your calendars to see the film this fall (!!).
- Robert Muchamore’s “Cherub” series will become a television series and we should see more YA hitting screens with this deal in place.
- Epic Reads offers up YA books you should read based on your favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
- Some Canadian YA adaptation news: Cherie Dimaline’s book The Marrow Thieves has been optioned for television.
- A good number of YA authors are on this roundup of Latinx authors to be reading right now.
- It feels silly to preview movies coming in 2019, but, here are some adaptations coming in 2019, including YA.
- Dana L. Davis’s Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now is in development as a TV series, and this would be fabulous on-screen.
- Jennifer Wang’s delightful The Prince and the Dressmaker has been optioned. It’s weird to me it’s described as a graphic novel with “crossover YA appeal,” as if a graphic novel cannot be YA. This one is!
- Nicola Yoon’s husband David just scored one of the biggest YA deals this year.
- And finally, a fabulous piece about the growth of east Asian YA.
Grab ’em while they’re cheap!
For $4, you can get the Twin Peaks-esque thriller Take The Fall by Emily Hainsworth.
Calling My Name by Liara Tamani, a wonderful coming-of-age story about a black girl in Houston, is $2.
$2 will get you the witchy How To Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (that Mather, indeed).
Pick up Julie Murphy’s Ramona Blue for $2.
Finally, you can snag the first book in Heidi Heilig’s duology, The Girl From Everywhere, for $2.
Thanks for hanging out and we’ll see you again next week!