Hey y’all: It’s YA book news o’clock!
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A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She’s trapped in a dark depression and flunking eleventh grade, befuddling her patrician mother while going unnoticed by her father, a workaholic federal judge. The only thing Maggie cares about is her cat, Tommi . . . who then disappears somewhere in the walls of her cavernous house. So her search begins — but Maggie’s not even really sure what she’s lost, and she has no idea what she’ll find. Lost Soul, Be at Peace is the continuation of Maggie’s story from her critically acclaimed memoir Honor Girl, one that brings her devastating honesty and humor to the before and after of depression.
Before diving into this week’s YA news links, time to brag! Although the release date for The Hate U Give was bumped up to October 2, it’s still a limited release. But, since I was in New York City this week, I managed to sneak time in to see it. It is even better than you’re anticipating it to be. I highly recommend seeing it when it’s available near you.
That out, here’s what else to know this week!
- Speaking of The Hate U Give, a piece about Amandla Stenberg and how they’re still finding their voice in acting.
- Here’s the director of THUG talking about the production, on firing a star, and more. Great reading.
- This year’s National Book Award in Young People’s Literature finalists have been announced.
- More names are attached to the adaptation of All The Bright Places.
- The Amazon pilot for Panic by Lauren Oliver has more names attached, too.
- A new trailer for The Mortal Engines is out.
- The title for this YA novel that might see itself being adapted is just outstanding (& yes, I’m making you click).
- The headline is a little bit of one you’d never expect: Jay-Z’s production company is going to produce a YA novel.
- Ally Condie will have a new YA book out next year.
- David Yoon’s upcoming YA novel — not even out yet! — has been scooped for a potential adaptation. Yoon is the husband of beloved YA author Nicola Yoon.
- Two new books by Veronica Roth are coming to YA (this is in addition to her adult novel coming, too). Note the line in here about how one of the short stories in one of the upcoming books has already been tapped for potential adaptation.
- Renée Ahdieh has a new book series coming, too, and it’ll be a vampire series. As I was reading this piece it hit me how much I think 2019 is going to be similar to 2009-2012 in terms of trends. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially because they’ll be inclusive.
- Bright Burning Stars looks fantastic.
- Gabrielle Union has snagged rights to adapt a YA book.
Recent Book Mail
Another big book mail week! We’ll go left to right, then top to bottom.
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert (Goodreads link)
Izzy and Tristan by Shannon Dunlap
Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart (Goodreads link)
Rise by Ellen Goodlett (Goodreads link)
You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno
Positively Teen by Nicola Morgan
Internment by Samira Ahmed
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard by Alex Bertie
Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough
She Did It: 21 Women Who Changed The Way We Think by Emily Arnold McCully
The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone
Words We Don’t Say by KJ Reilly
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston
The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig by Don Zolidis
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
Grab these great YA books while they’re discounted. Prices current as of Wednesday, October 10.
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon came out almost ten years ago. Grab it for $2.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone is worth far more than the $2 price tag.
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is the first in a high fantasy series and can be yours for $3.
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach, one of my favorite YA reads, is $3.
Heather Kaczynski’s Dare Mighty Things is available for $2.
Pick up Laini Taylor’s award-winning Strange The Dreamer for $3.
Bryan Bliss’s No Parking At The End Times is $4.
Itching for a fun werewolf book? Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock is $2.
Thanks for hanging out, and we’ll see you again next week!