Tomi Adeyemi’s #1 New York Times-bestselling novel Children of Blood and Bone took the world by storm. The phenomenon continues in Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the stunning sequel that everyone is talking about. With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart. Praise for Children of Blood and Bone: “A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero’s journey.” —NPR; “Storms the boundaries of imagination.” —The New York Times; “Propulsive pacing and richly imagined world.” —Vox; “Bursting with action, adventure, and magic.” —BuzzFeed; “Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
It’s Monday! We have to treasure the time we have together today, because I will not be paying your inbox a visit this Thursday, because of Thanksgiving. So today I have several fun book-related things for you, and, of course, a cat picture.
Here’s Monday’s trivia question: How much did Tom Clancy get from the Naval Institute Press in 1984 for his debut novel, The Hunt for Red October? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)
Deals, Reels, and Squeals!
Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue is being made into a film for HBO Max.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia talks about her upcoming book. No, the other one. (Yep, she has two out next year!)
Here’s the first look at The Down Days by Ilze Hugo, which is already leading the race for my favorite cover of 2020.
Showtime is making a series from Jacob Tobia’s memoir Sissy.
C.L. Polk announced her third novel, coming in the fall of 2020.
Here’s the first teaser of Michael B. Jordan in the adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows, and forthcoming People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd, have been picked up for series development.
Scholastic will develop three movies for the Hallmark channel.
Here’s the latest cast updates for HBO’s adaptation of I Know This Much Is True.
David Tennant will play serial killer Dennis Nilsen in a three-part series, based on Brian Master’s book, Killing for Company.
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 learn about a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week so you can add them to your TBR!
Excited to read:
Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford (Grove Press, July 14, 2020)
One of my goals for next year is to read more Native voices, because they are woefully underrepresented in the arts. So I am excited to pick up this book to help me with that goal. It’s about four generations of Cherokee women in the 1970s and 1980s in Oklahoma and Texas.
What I’m reading this week:
Deacon King Kong: A Novel by James McBride
Stay and Fight: A Novel by Madeline ffitch
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
Pun of the week:
Two antennas got married last Saturday. The reception was fantastic.
kitten cat kitten picture:
Here’s a flashback to Zevon and Farrokh when they were four months old.
And this is funny.
I cannot get enough of Baby Yoda.
Trivia answer: $5000.
You made it to the bottom! Thanks for reading! – xo, L